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                                BADGE (Bassline)
                              As recorded by Cream
                          (From the 1969 Album GOODBYE)

Words and Music by Eric Clapton/George Harrison
Transcribed by Jake (stephen) Brown

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'

 Intro
  Moderately Q=108
  Am7              D                  Am               D
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  E E E E E E   e e e e Q  E S S   Q  E E E E E E   e e e e e Q  S S
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|------3---7---3S|=5-5-5-5-5--------|------3---7---3S|=5-5-5-5-5---------|
|-5--------------|--------------3h4h|=5--------------|-----------2--3h4h=|


 Verse 1
  Am               D                  Esus2     Em
  Q  E E E E E E   e e e e Q  E S S   E E E E E E E S S   E E E Q  E E E
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------3---7---3S|=5-5-5-5-5----5h6h|=7-7-7-7-7-7---5h6h|=7-7-7-7--5-3-2---|
|-5--------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|


  Am               D                  Esus2     Em
  Q  E E E E E E   e e e e Q  E S S   E E E E E E E S S   E E E E E E S S S S
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|---9-7-5-4-----------|
|----------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------7-5-4-----|
|------3---7---3S|=5-5-5-5-5----5p3-|-7-7-7-7-7-7---5h6h|=7---------------7-5-|
|-5--------------|------------------|-------------------|---------------------|


  C                 Am               Bm7           Amadd9
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   +Q.   E H
|-----------------|----------------|-----4-----------|--------------|
|-----------------|----------------|---4-------------|--------------|
|-3-3-----3-------|----------------|-2-------2---2---|--------------|
|-------3---3---0-|-5-0-5-0-5----2-|-------2---2---5-|-(5)----------|


                 Verse 2
                  Am               D                  Esus2     Em
  H    E E E E    Q  E E E E E E   e e e e Q  E S S   E E E E E E E S S
|--------------||----------------|------------------|----------------------|
|--------------||----------------|------------------|----------------------|
|--------------||------3---7---3S|=5-5-5-5-5----5h6h|=7-7-7-7-7-7---5h6h===|
|--------0-3-4-||-5--------------|------------------|----------------------|


                      Am               D                 Esus2     Em
  E E E S S E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E S S   E E E E E E E S S
|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-7-7-7-5-6-7-5-3-2-|------3---7-----|-5--5-5-5----5h6h|=7-7-7-7-7-7---5h6h==|
|-------------------|-5------------5-|-----------------|---------------------|


                        C                Am               Bm7           Amadd9
  E E E E E E S S S S   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|---9-7-5-4-----------|----------------|---------2------|-----4-------------|
|-----------7-5-4-----|----------------|-------2--------|---4---------------|
|-7---------------7-5-|-3------3---3---|----------------|-2-------2---2-----|
|---------------------|------3---3-----|-5-0-5--------2-|-------2---2---5---|


                                      Bridge
                                       D         Cmaj7
  +Q.   E H              Wx4           H    Q  E E
|--------------|--------------------||--------------|
|--------------|--------------------||--------------|
|--------------|--------------------||-----------3--|
|-(5)----------|--------------------||--------------|


        G/B    G    D            Cmaj7     G/B    G    D            Cmaj7
  +Q.   E +Q   Q    H    +E  E E E   +Q.   E +Q   Q    H    +E  E E E
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-(3)---2-(2)-----|-5----(5)-5---3-|-(3)---2-(2)-----|-5----(5)-5---3-|
|--------------3--|----------------|--------------3--|----------------|


        G/B    G    D             Cmaj7     G/B    G    D             Cmaj7
  +Q.   E +Q   Q    E E E E E E E E   +Q.   E +Q   Q    E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-(3)---2-(2)-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|-(3)---2-(2)-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|
|--------------3--|-----------------|--------------3--|-----------------|


                      Guitar Solo
       G/B    G        D               C
  Q.   E +Q   E S S    E E E S S E E E E
|-------------------||---7-7-------------|
|-------------------||-------------------|
|-3----2-(2)----3-4-||-5-----3-4-5-5-5-3-|
|-------------3-----||-------------------|


        G/B    G       D           Cmaj7
  +Q.   E +Q   E S S   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-----7-7-7--------|
|--------------------|-----------7------|
|-(3)---2-(2)----3-4-|-5-5---------5-3--|
|--------------3-----|------------------|


          G/B     G           D                       Cmaj7
  +E  E E E +E  E E  S   S    E S S S S S S S S S S E E
|---------------------------|---7-7---7-7---7-7---------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-2-(2)-2---(3)-(4)-|-5-----------------5-5-5-3-|
|-----------------3---------|---------------------------|


        G/B    G    D              Cmaj7
  +Q.   E +Q   Q    Q   E  E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----/7-/7-5-4-----|
|-(3)---2-(2)-----|-5------------5-3-|
|--------------3--|------------------|


          G/B     G    D                        Cmaj7
  +E  E E E +E  E Q    Q  +S  S S S S S S S S S E
|--------------------|----------7-7-7-5-----------|
|--------------------|--------7---------7-5-3-----|
|-(3)-3-3-2-(2)------|-5--(5)-----------------5-3-|
|-----------------3--|----------------------------|


         G/B    G    D                          Cmaj7
  +Q   E E +Q   Q    Q  S  S   S  S S S S S S S E
|------------------|----------(5)-7-7-5-------------|
|------------------|------(7)-----------7-5-3-------|
|-(3)--3-2-(2)-----|-5------------------------5-3---|
|---------------3--|--------------------------------|


          G/B       G    D          Cmaj7       G/B    G    D
  +E  E E E +E  S S Q    H    E E E E   +E  E E E +Q   Q    E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|----------------------|--------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-(3)-3-3-2-(2)-2------|-5----5-5-5-3-|-(3)-3-3-2-(2)-----|-5-5-5-5-5-4-3-2-|
|-----------------5-3--|--------------|----------------3--|-----------------|


 Verse 3
  Am                     D
  Q.   S S S S S S E E   Q.   S S S S S S S S S S
|----------------------|------------5-7-----------|
|--------5---5-7-------|------5-7---------5-7-----|
|------7---------------|-5----------------------5-|
|-5----------------5---|--------------------------|


  Emadd9
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7---2S|=7-7-7-7-7-5------|
|-----------------|-------------8-7--|


  Am                D
  Q.   E S S E Q    Q.   S S S S S S S E S
|-----------------|------------5-7---------|
|--------5-6-7----|------5-7---------5-7---|
|------7----------|-5--------------------5-|
|-5------------5--|------------------------|


  Em
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E S S S S
|-----------------|-----9-7-5-4-----------|
|-----------------|-------------7-5-------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7---2S|=7-7-------------7-5---|
|-----------------|-----------------------|


  C          Am                     Bm
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   +W
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------*|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------*|
|-3------3-------|----------------|-2-2-2---2---2---|--------*|
|------3---3---0-|-5-0-5-0-5----2-|-------2---2---5-|-(5)----*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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mittens16 wrote on November 27 2003, 12:00 am

great tab.

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ginotech wrote on November 4 2006, 10:58 am

excellent!

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LovesLesPauls wrote on November 4 2008, 08:56 pm

oh mygosh.... this is the greatest written tab ive ever SEEN!!!! its almost too good to understand!!! FANTASTIC! ........man i wish i had a bass! im playing this on my fender knock-off

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