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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

WAITIN' FOR THE BUS
As recorded by ZZ Top
(From the 1973 Album TRES HOMBRES)

Transcribed by unregistered
        

Words by Billy Gibbons Music by ZZ Top

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. I panned left - Gibbons'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. II panned right - Gibbons'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. III w/ slide - Gibbons'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Solo Gtr. IV w/ wah - Gibbons'

 Intro
  Q=100
    N.C.(A)
 1/4   4/4
  Gtr I
------------PM----|   PM--------------PM--|   PM-------
  E E   +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|
|---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5---5-7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5---5-7-|
|-----|-----0-0-0-0---0-------|-----0-0-0-0---0-------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|        E  e e E e   e   Q      E  e e E e   e   Q
|
| Gtr II
|   ~~~~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~~~
| E E   +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|
|---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5-----7-|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|


 -------PM--|        PM---------------PM--|        PM     ~
  +E  e e e  S   S   S  S e E   +E  e e e  S   S   S  S e E
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------5----5---|--------------------5----5-----|
|-(7)-5-7-5--7---5--------5-7-|-(7)-5-7-5--7---5--------5-7---|
|-----0-0-0--0-------0--------|-----0-0-0--0-------0----------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|  E  e e E  e       E    Q      E  e e E  e       E    Q
|
|~~~~~                      ~~~~~~~~                      ~
| +E  e e e  S   S   S  S e E   +E  e e e  S   S   S  S e E
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------5---|----------------------5-----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-----------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------7---|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


   Verses
    (A)
     ~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~~~
    +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
||------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||----------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
||--(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------|
|
|    ~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~~~
|   +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
||------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||--------------------5---|-------------------5---|
||--(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------|


 ~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~
  +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|
|~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~
| +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5-------7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


  (A)
   ~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~~~
  +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5-7-|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|
|  ~~~                ~~~~~~~~                ~~~
| +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------5---|---------------5---5-7-|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


  (D)
 ~~~~~          ~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~          ~~~~~~
  +E  e e e S S S +S  e E   +E  e e e S S S +S  e E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------6-(6)-6---|---------------6-(6)-6----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5---------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------7--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|
|~~~~~          ~~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~          ~~~~~~
| +E  e e e S S S +S  e E   +E  e e e S S S +S  e E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------6---|---------------------6----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-7-7-5-(5)---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-7-5-(5)------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------7--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


  (A)
   ~~~                ~~~~~~~~
  +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------0-|
|
|  ~~~                ~~~~~~~~
| +E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------0-|


 Chorus
                    1.
                                To Coda
  E7                 G         N.C.
          ~~~~~~~~~                ~~~~~~~
  E E E E Q.   +E     E  E E e S S E E  E
|------------------|------------------------||
|---------3----(3)-|---------0-------------o||
|------------------|-------0----------------||
|-----2------------|-----0-------------/7---||
|---2---2----------|-----------5p3---------o||
|-0----------------|-(3)-----------5-0------||
|
|         ~~                       ~~~~~~~
| E E E E H           E  E E e S S E E  E
|------------------|------------------------||
|---------3--------|-------0---------------o||
|------------------|-----0---0--------------||
|-----2------------|--0----------------/7---||
|---2---2----------|-----------5p3---------o||
|-0----------------|---------------5-0------||


  2.
  G         N.C.    A5        C5  D5
                ~~~~
   E  E E e S S E E E   +E  E e S S +H
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------0-----------|--------------------|
|-------0-------------|-------5---7-(7)----|
|-----0-------------2-|-(2)---5---7-(7)----|
|-----------5p3-----0-|-(0)-0-3-0-5-(5)----|
|-(3)-----------5-0---|--------------------|
|
|               ~~~~
|  E  E E e S S E E E   +E  E e S S +H
|---------------------|--------------------|
|-------0-------------|--------------------|
|-----0---0-----------|-------5---7-(7)----|
|--0----------------7-|-(7)-------7-(7)----|
|-----------5p3-------|-----0---0-5-(5)----|
|---------------5-0---|--------------------|


 Harmonica Solo
  (A)
  Gtrs I, II
   PM----------------|      ~~~~~~~~~PM----------|      ~~~~~
   E   E   E E S S S S  E   E    +E  E E E S S S S  E   E
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------3------|--------------------3-------|
|--5---3---5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5---|
|
| Gtr III
|          ~~                     ~~~
|  E  +E   H            E  +E     H.                E  +E
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-10-(10)s14-----------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s=|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|


    (A)
     PM-------------|      ~~~~~~~~~PM----------|      ~~~~
    +E  E E E S S S S  E   E    +E  E E E S S S S  E   E
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o--------------------3------|--------------------3------|
||--(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|
|
|    ~~~                         ~~~
|    H.                E  +E     H.                E  +E
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|


 ~~~~~PM----------|      ~~~~~~~~~PM----------|      ~~~~~
  +E  E E E S S S S  E   E    +E  E E E S S S S  E   E
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|--------------------3------|--------------------3-------o||
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5----||
|
|  ~~~                         ~~~
|  H.                E  +E     H.                E  +E
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s=o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||


  (A)
   ~~~PM----------|      ~~~~~~~~~PM----------|      ~~~~
  +E  E E E S S S S  E   E    +E  E E E S S S S  E   E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------3------|--------------------3------|
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|
|
|  ~~~                         ~~~
|  H.                E  +E     H.                E  +E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


 ~~~~~PM--------------------| ~
  +E  S S S S S S S S S S S S E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------3-------3-------3------|
|-(5)-3-5---5-3-5---5-3-5---5-3--|
|
|                             Gtr IV
|  ~~~                        ~
|  H.                     E   E
|--------------------------------|
|-14-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------3--|


 Guitar Solo
  (G)
  Gtr IV
   ~~~~~~~~                 ~~                                        ~~~~~~~
  +E  Q.        S S  S S S  E    S    S   S E    E    E    S     S S  S  +Q
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----8b10-----10-8----8-----------|--------8b10-8b10-8b10-8pb10-8-------------|
|-------------------10---8---------|--8--10------------------------8-----------|
|--------------------------10---10-|---------------------------------10-(10)---|
|-(3)------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtrs I, II
|  ~~~PM---------------|      ~~~~~~~~~~~   PM-----------------------|       ~~~
| +E  E    E E  S S  S S E    E      +E     E    E    E    S     S S  S   E  E
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------1---------|--------------------------------------1----|
|-(3)-1----3-1--3-1--3-1------3----|-(3)----1----3----1----3-----1-3--1------3-|


                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    S  S  S S     +Q      S S  S S Q        +E      +E.      +E.      +E.        +E.      +E
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------8----8b10==(8)r------8----8-8b10---|-(8)pb10-(8)b10---(8)b10---(8)b10-----(8)b10---(8)b10--|
|-/10----10--------------10---10----------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~~   PM---------------------|      ~~~~~~~~~~~~ PM--------------------------|         ~~~~~~
|  +E     E        E   E  S S  S S E    E   +E       E     E        E  S     S S  S     E  E
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------1------|---------------------------------------------1---------|
|--(3)----1--------3---1--3-1--3-1------3-|-(3)------1-----3--------1--3-----1-3--1--------3------|


  (G)
   ~~~~~~~
  +E       E  Q       S     S  Q.            S  S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S  S  S S E
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|------------11b13---11b13-11-------------|-----8------------------------------------|
|-(8)pb10-10------------------10b12-------|-10----10-8-10-8---------8----------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------------10-8-10---10-10-10p8-8b9-|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|  PM-------------------------------|   ~~~~~~~~   PM--------------------|       ~~~~~
| +E       E  E    E  S     S  S    S E E   +E     E    E    E    S S  S  S  E   E
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------1---|----------------------------------1-------|
|-(3)------1--3----1--3-----1--3----1---3-|-(3)----1----3----1----3-1--3--1------3---|


                                          ~~~~~
  +E   S S  Q.       E     +Q       E  E  Q.          S S  S S  E
|--------------------------------|-------11b13-------11-8-------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------11-8-10b12==|
|--------------------------------|-----0------------------------------|
|-(8)----------------8b9---(8)---|------------------------------------|
|-----10-8-10--------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~ PM----------------|     ~~~~~~~~PM---------------|       ~~~~~~
| +E   E    E  E S S S   S  E  E   +E  E  E    E S S  S S  E    E
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------1----|-------------------------1---/7-----|
|-(3)--1----3--1-3-1-3---1-----3-|-(3)-1--3----1-3-1--3-1-------------|


  (E)
    E    S      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-(10)r-10b12==10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
|   ~~~~~PM----------------------------|         ~~~~~~
|  +E    E         E     E     S  S  S  S  E     E
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------5----------|
|--(7)---5---------7-----5-----7--5--7--5--------7----|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


                                                                                ~~~~~~
   S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S S S +S  S S S E
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10--10-10-10-10-10r10-10-8-------8---8------|
|--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------9-(9)---9---9\---|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~    PM------------------------|         ~~~~~~~~~~~    PM-----------------------|     ~~
| +E      E     E     E     S  S  S  S  E     E      +E      E     E     E    S S  S  S E   E
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------5----------|------------------------------------5--------|
|-(7)-----5-----7-----5-----7--5--7--5--------7----|-(7)-----5-----7-----5----7-5--7--5-----7----|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


                                              Q=7Q=100
                                          D.C. al Coda
  (E)               N.C.
                                                      G
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~             ~~~~~~
   Q       +E   S S Q       +e       E   +Q   Q  H
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|-10b12---(10)-10-8--------------------|--------------|
|-------------------7b9-----(7)pb9\----|--------------|
|-----------------------------------/7-|-(7)--5--4----|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|
|                                                     G
|       PM-----|          ~~~~~~~~~~             ~~~~~~
| +E    E   E   E   S   S E  E       E   +Q   Q  H
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|-----------------------------------/7-|-(7)--5--4----|
|-(7)---5---7---5---5---3--------------|--------------|
|-------------------------5--0---------|--------------|


 Outro
  &
  (A)                               N.C.  E5
 tr I
 ~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~          ~~~~
   E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S E Q
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|---------------5---5---|---------------------*|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------*|
|-----------------------|-----------5-3---2---*|
|-----------------------|---------------5-0---*|
|
|tr II
|~~~~~                ~~~~~~~~          ~~~~
|  E  e e e S S S S e E   +E  e e e S S E Q
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-------------------5---|---------------------*|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------*|
|-----------------------|-----------5-3---2---*|
|-----------------------|---------------5-0---*|



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
<n> - 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 - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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