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Earth Song Bass Tab

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Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Earth Song
Album: This is it (means a lot if You need timing for this tab)
Bassist: Guy Pratt
Tuning: Standard

Remember: You can always simplify this song and play it without all those
variations and it will still sound great. Song is 4/4 and "+" marks mean
beats to ease Your learning. Have fun!


[0:47] Verse (play it twice): 

  +     +     +     +           +     +     +     +   
G|------------------------|    |------------------------|  
D|6-----------------------|    |------------------------|  
A|------------4-----------|    |6~----------------------|  
D|------------------------| x3 |------------------------| 

[1:15] Pre-chorus:

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------4-----------|------------------------|  
A|7-----------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|7-----7--6--4-----------| 

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|4-----------------------|6-----------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------| 

[1:28] Chorus:

  +     +     +     +   
G|------------------------|
D|6-----------------------|
A|------------4-----------|
D|------------------------| x7

[1:55] Verse (twice again):

  +     +     +     +           +     +     +     + 
G|------------------------|    |------------------------|  
D|6-----------------------|    |------------------------|  
A|------------4-----------|    |6~----------------------|  
D|------------------------| x3 |------------------------| 

[2:23] Pre-chorus

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------4-----------|------------------------|  
A|4-----------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|7-----7--6--4-----------| 

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------11\---| 

[2:38] Chorus: 

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------------|  
A|------------4-----4-----|----------654-----------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------------|  
A|------------4-----4-----|----------654-----------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------7-----|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------------|  
A|------------4----(4)---5|----------654-----------|  
D|4-----7-----------b-----|---------------------4h7|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------4-----4-----|6-----------------------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------------|

[3:05] Pre-chorus

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------4-----|------------------------|  
A|4--------------------4--|--------------4h6/(11)\-|  
D|------------2-----------|7--------6--4-----------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|4---------x-4---------xx|6---------x-6-----6-----|  
D|------------------------|------------------------| 

[3:18] Chorus:

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------------|  
A|------------4-----4----5|----------654-----------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|---------------------4h7|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------------|  
A|------------4----------5|----------654---------46|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------------| 
                                             
G|------------------------|----------------876-----|  
D|------------------------|6-----4-----------v-----|  
A|------------4----54----5|----------654-----------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------------| 

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------4-----4-----|6-----------------------|  
D|4-----7-----------------|------------------------| 

[3:47] Key-change.

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876----------6|  
D|6-----9-----------------|----------------------9-|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876-------xx-6|  
D|6-----9-----------------|----------------------9-| 

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876--------6-6|  
D|6-----9-----------------|--------------------9-9-|  

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6-----|8-----------------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------9-\(6)/8----| 

And now starts very very long ending. I suggest to play it with Your own
variations based on what You just played. It goes something like this:

[4:15]

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|-------------108--------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6---------11811810|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876-----------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876-----4-----|  
D|6-----9-----------------|----------------------45|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------.-----|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876-----6--4/6|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6-----|8-----------------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------999---888\--|

[4:43]
  
  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|-------108---------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6---118118--8------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------------11-118---|  
D|6-----9-----------------|----------------------11\|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876------6--6-|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------9--9--|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876--------6--|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------9-----|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6---67|8-----------------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------9-9---8\----|


[5:10]
 
  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|----------------6-v-----|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-------8---8--6--|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876---------86|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------876---654-----|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|----------------6-6-5---|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876----------6|  
D|6-----9-----------------|----------------------4-|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6-----|8-----------------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|-----------x9-----8\----|


[5:38] 

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|-------108108---------br|  
D|------------------------|8-----6------118--118-8-|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------------11------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|--------------6---------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----8--8--6-----|  
A|------------6-----6----7|----------87----6---876-|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876-----4h6p4-|  
D|6-----9-----------------|-----------------------4|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6-----|8----8888---------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------999---888\--|

[6:06] Ending:

  +     +     +     +      +     +     +     +        
G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|8--6--------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------8--7--6-----6-----|----------876-----6--8--|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|---------------8108-----|  
D|------------------------|8-----6------------11109|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876-----------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|8-----6-----------------|  
A|------------6----76----7|----------876------6--6-|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------9--9--|

G|------------------------|------------------------|  
D|------------------------|------------------------|  
A|------------6-----6-----|8~----------------------|  
D|6-----9-----------------|------------------------|

x  dead note
v  vibrato
b  bend
br bend/release
() tied note
.  staccato
/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
~  let ring
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