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My Mom Still Cleans My Room Bass Tab

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"My Mom Still Cleans My Room"
MxPx (Magnified Plaid)
-Life In General-
Copyright 1996 Tooth and Nail Records

Mike plays a lot of little riffs on his bass that
make MxPx bass lines pretty unique.  I'll tab each
riff as we come to it, which means you should read
the whole file through before trying to play it ;]
PLEASE NOTE!!! Considering how fast Mike's fingers fly,
I won't put every single time he plays a note, but if you
listen carefully you should be able to figure it out.
(Sorry if this gets long, I'm trying to keep it narrow for
low-res users.)

Riff 1a

G|----9-----9------9-----9-----9-------9----------------|
D|--7---7-----7------7------6-----6----------12-----12--|
A|-----------------------------------------9-------9----|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1b

G|-----9-----9------9-----9-----9-------9-------------|
D|--7----7-----7------7------6-----6-------7--6-------|
A|----------------------------------------------9--7--|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

INTRO
E B Riff 1a (twice)

(Most of the E's are second octave, ie play A string 7th fret or
D string 2nd fret.)

E                                   B
Not always nice not always mean, my room has never been seen clean
    A
The way I feel is not always, not always how I seem
    E                                        B
The thoughts that form inside my brain don't always seem to entertain,
    A
Cuz when I tell my company they think there's something wrong with me

E B Riff 1a
E B Riff 1b

Fill 1

G|--------------------------------------|
D|--9--9--9--7--7--7--6--6--6-----------|
A|-----------------------------9--9--9--|
E|--------------------------------------|

Fill 2

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------6--7----9-9-7-7-6-6-7-7--|
A|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


E                 B                  A   Fill 1
You don't know me like you think you do
E              B                 A       Fill 1
You don't understand me and it's true
    E                         B                        Fill 2
I'm gettin' older day by day, ain't got time to get to everything
E                              B                            Fill 2
Hold on tight, enjoy the ride, life is short so live it wisely
    E                            B
Not always sick but often tired, sometimes having fun or wired,
A
Don't have someone, someone to call my own
E                                  B
I'm not full of all the answers, I guess that I'm an okay dancer,
A
I just want to, to be left alone

E B Riff 1a
E B Riff 1b

E                 B                  A   Fill 1
You don't know me like you think you do
E              B                 A       Fill 1
You don't understand me and it's true
    E                         B                        Fill 2
I'm gettin' older day by day, ain't got time to get to everything
E                              B                            Fill 2
Hold on tight, enjoy the ride, life is short so live it wisely,
(last four notes of fill 2)
Live it wise-ly!

OUTRO
--Please note--> Riff a is different from the guitar part!

Outro Riff a
This is straight sixteenths (you should play each note eight times)
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|--7--9--10--|
E|------------|

Outro Riff b
This one is not sixteenths ;) but eight note triplets
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|-----3--2--0--3--5--|
E|--3-----------------|

Here's how the whole outro goes:

Riff a
Riff b, hit an E [7th fret on the A string] and fall
E E E E [open E string] -- play em short cause the guitar's palm muted
Riff b
Riff a
Riff b
Riff a
Riff b, hit an E [7th fret on the A string] and fall

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There ya go!  I'm proud to announce that this is also my first tab
correction ever!! So, it may still be a little confusing. Send me
feedback and corrections at caw96a@timon.acu.edu
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slarbiter wrote on January 7 2012, 01:07 am

for those who dont know bass notes. E note=2nd fret D string or 7th on the A string. B note=2nd fret A string or 7th fret low E string.A note= open A string or 5th fret low E string.

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