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I Ran bass

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The Key signature is A major... The official video of this song proves the accuracy of this tab (hands position for ex)... Nice 1980's song worth playing and learning... Was this info helpful? Yes No
A flock of Seagulls
I ran (so far away)


Universal Music Publishing Group

Bass Tab 

Tuning: EADG
Tempo: 152 bpm
Key signature: A


Intro: 
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
D|------  Electronic Bass  / Drums  playing   |--------------|-
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-

Guitar Bass starts: 00:40
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A|-------5-7h5--|-------5-7h5--|-------3-5h3--|-------3-5h3--|- X2
E|-5-5-5--------|-5-5-5--------|-3-3-3--------|-3-3-3--------|-

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|-
A|-------2-3h2--|-------2-3h2--|-------5-7h5--|-------5-7h5--|- 
E|-1-1-1--------|-1-1-1--------|-5-5-5--------|-5-5-5--------|-

G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|- X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-

G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
                                                             )  Play whole riff X2
G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 

G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  

Verse 1: 01:32
G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
I walked along the avenue.
I never thought I'd meet a girl like you;

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  x2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
Meet a girl like you.


G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
With auburn hair and tawny eyes;
The kind of eyes that hypnotize me through;

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
Hypnotize me through.


Chorus 1: 01:57
G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
And I ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran so far away.,

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
I just ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10.            -----------|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran all night and day,         I couldn't get away.


Bridge 1: 02:14
G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|- 
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 


Verse 2: 02:28
G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A cloud appears above your head;
A beam of light comes shining down on you,

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  x2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
Shining down on you.


G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
The cloud is moving nearer still.
Aurora borealis comes in view;

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
Aurora comes in view.


Chorus 2: 02:53
G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
And I ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran so far away.,

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
I just ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10.            -----------|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran all night and day,         I couldn't get away.


Break: 03:07
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5g--|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 

G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
                                                             )  Play whole riff X2
G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-

G|-----------------10-12h10--|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10.            -----------|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 


Verse 3: 03:40
G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
Reached out a hand to touch your face;
You're slowly disappearing from my view;

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  x2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
Disappearing from my view.


G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
Reached out a hand to try again;
I'm floating in a beam of light with you;

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  X2
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
A beam of light with you.


Chorus 3: 04:06
G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
And I ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran so far away.,

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
I just ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran all night and day,                                                   


Chorus 4 (reprise): 04:18
G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
And I ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
I ran so far away.,

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-
I just ran, 

G|-----------------10-12h10--|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10.            -----------|-
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 
  I couldn't get away.


Outro: 04:32
G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-

G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|- 

G|------------0-8h0--|------------0-8h0--|-
D|-------------------|-------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|-8-8-8-8-8g--------|- 
E|-------------------|-------------------|-


G|-----------------12-14h12--|-----------------12-14h12--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-12-12-12-12-12g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
                                                             )  Play whole riff X2
G|-----------------10-12h10--|-----------------10-12h10--|-  )
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )
A|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-10-10-10-10-10g-----------|-  )
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|-  )

G|---------------------------|-  
D|---------------------------|- 
A|-12gr----------------------|-
E|---------------------------|--



End: 05:06

Tablature Legend ----------------  
| S  slap 
| .  full stop
| P  pop 
| x  mute note 
| /  slide up 
| \  slide down 
| h  hammer-on 
| p  pull-off 
| g  grace note 
| ~  vibrato 
| ^  brush up

            
            
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sheila scotty 16 Jul 25, 2015 05:46 AM

Great 80's song from A flock of Seagulls... Nicely written as usual... Thanks for that... Take care.

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ayreon77 21,833 Nov 25, 2015 03:55 AM

how can you hammer 14h12 or 12h10 ?

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