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Back In Black bass

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AC / DC
Back in black

Bass Tab

Tuning : EADG
Tempo  : 90 bpm

Intro   00:05   ++++    (Guitar / Drums / Bass)
G-|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4---------------||-----------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|

G-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----2----2----2-----2-----|
E-|-0---------------|---------4----5----6-----7---|


Verse 1 00:26
G-|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4---------------||-----------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
      Back in black I hit the sack
                                     I been too long I'm glad to be back
                                                                       Yes I am

G-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----2----2----2-----2-----|
E-|-0---------------|---------4----5----6-----7---|
      Let loose from the noose
                                       That's kept me hanging about
                                                                  I keep...

G-|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4---------------||-----------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
   ...looking at the sky cause it's gettin' me high
                                        Forget the hearse cause I'll never die
                                                                        I got...
G-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----2----2----2-----2-----|
E-|-0---------------|---------4----5----6-----7---|
   ...nine lives cat's eyes
                                       Using every one of them and runnin' wild
                                                                        Cause I'm...
Chorus  00:47
G-|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-----------------|------------------|
E-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7--|
  ...back
                     Yes I'm back
                                   well I'm...
G-|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-----------------|------------------|
E-|-0-5-5-5-5--3--5-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7--|
   ...back
                     Yes I'm back
                                  Well I'm...
G-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------------|
D-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------------|
A-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------3--4--|
E-|---5--0---7-5--7-|-7-7-7-7--7--5----7-|-3---3-3-3-3--3--3--3---------|
  ...back             back                         Well I'm back in black
                                                                        Yes I'm...
G-|-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------------|
A-|---5---5----5----|----------------4--4-4-|-5----------------------------|
E-|-----------------|-3---3-3-3-3--3----7---|------------------------------|
   ...back in black


Verse 2  01:07
G-|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4---------------||-----------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
Back in the back of a Cadillac
                                        Number one with a bullet I'm a power pack
                                                                          Yes I am...
G-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----2----2----2-----2-----|
E-|-0---------------|---------4----5----6-----7---|
    In a bang with the gang
                              They gotta catch me if they want me to hang
                                                                         Cause I'm...

G-|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4---------------||-----------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------|
   ...back on the track and I'm beatin' the flack
                                       Nobody's gonna get me on another rap
                                                                         So look...
G-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----2----2----2-----2-----|
E-|-0---------------|---------4----5----6-----7---|
   ...at me now I'm just makin' my play
                                        Don't try to push your luck just get out of my way
                                                                                Cause I'm
Chorus  01:28
G-|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-----------------|------------------|
E-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7--|
  ...back
                                        Yes I'm back
                                                             well I'm...
G-|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-----------------|------------------|
E-|-0-5-5-5-5--3--5-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7--|
   ...back
                              Yes I'm back
                                                             Well I'm...
G-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------------|
D-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------------|
A-|-----------------|--------------------|------------------------3--4--|
E-|---5--0---7-5--7-|-7-7-7-7--7--5----7-|-3---3-3-3-3--3--3--3---------|
  ...back              back                         Well I'm back in black
                                                                       Yes I'm...
G-|-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------------|
A-|---5---5----5----|----------------4--4-4-|-5----------------------------|
E-|-----------------|-3---3-3-3-3--3--------|------------------------------|
   ...back in black

Solo 01:48  Play x9
G-|-----------------|-------------------------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|-------------------------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-----------------------||-----------------|------------|  X9
E-|-0---------------|-----0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0--||-----------------|------------|


Chorus 02:29
G-|-----------------|---------------|-----------||-----------------|------------|
D-|-----------------|---------------|-----------||---  Guitar -----|------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-------------|------5--5-||-4---------------|------------|
E-|-0---------------|-----0-5-0--5--|-0--0------||-----0-5--0----5-|------------|
                                                                     Well I'm...

G-|-----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
D-|-----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
A-|-----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
E-|---5--0---7-5--7-|-7-7-7-7--7--5----7-|-0-5-5-5-5--3---5--|
   ...back              yes I'm   back            Well I'm   back   yes I'm...

G-|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
D-|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
A-|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|---5---0---7--5---7-|-7-7-7-7--7--5----7--|
   ...back              Well I'm     back...                          back...

G-|---------------------------|-----------6-7------|---------------------|
D-|---------------------------|------6-7-----------|---------------------|
A-|---------------------------|-4-5----------------|---------------------|
E-|--3---3-3-3-3--3--3--3---3-|--------------------|---------------------|
       back in  black                 Yes I'm     back    in     black


Interlude 02:49
G-|----------|--------------------||-------------------------||------------------------|
D-|----------|--------------------||-------------------------||------------------------|
A-|----------|----2----2-----2----||----4----2-----2----2----||----4----2----2-----2---|
E-|---0------|-0----5----6-----7--||-0----3----5----6-----7--||-0----3----5----6----7--|


G-|-------------------------||--------------------------|
A-|----4----2-----2----2----||----4----2-----2----2-----|
A-|-0----3----5----6-----7--||-0----3----5----6-----7---|
E-|-------------------------||--------------------------|

G-|--------------------------||-------------------------|
A-|--------------------------||-------------------------|
A-|-----4----2-----2----2----||----4----2-----2----2----|
E-|--0----3----5----6-----7--||-0----3----5----6-----7--|
                                                                                         
                                               Well I'm...

Chorus
G-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7-|-0-5-5-5-5--3--5--|
  ...back                               back...                back...

G-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
E-|-5-5-5-5-5--3--5-|---5--0---7-5--7-|-7-7-7-7-7--5--7---|
   ...back                               back...               back...

G-|----------------------|--------------------|-------|-----------------------|
D-|----------------------|--------------------|-------|-----------------------|
A-|----------------------|--5--5---5----------|-0-----|-----------------------|
E-|-3---3-3-3-3--3--3--3-|--------------------|-------|-----------------------|
     back in  black            Yes I'm back...in...black            I wanna say... it!


Outro 03:34
G-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
D-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
A-|----5-5-5----4-4-|-4-------------------|----5-5-5----4-4--|-4--------------------|
E-|-0---------------|---0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0----------------|-----0--5--0-------5--|

G-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
A-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
D-|----5-5-5---4-4--|-4-------7-7-7-------|----5-5-5----4-4--|-4--------------------|
E-|-0---------------|---0-0-0---------0-0-|-0----------------|------0--5--0-------5-|

G-|-----------------|-----------------7-8-|-9----------------|----------------------|
A-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
D-|---5-5-5----4-4--|-4-------5-6-7-------|----5-5-5----4-4--|-4-----------------0--|
E-|-0---------------|---0-0-0-------------|------------------|------0--5--0---------|

Fade out 
G-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
D-|-----------------|---------------------|------------------|----------------------|
A-|---5-5-5----4-4--|-4-------------------|----5-5-5-----4-4-|-4--------------------|
E-|-0---------------|---0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0----------------|------0--5--0-------5-|

End: 04:16

            
            
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P_Trik 5,929 Jul 05, 2015 07:28 PM

Awesome formatting as usual Bruno and including the lyrics REALLY makes this a perfect tab. Thanks!!

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xxxxChrisTxxxx [tm] 10,236 Feb 10, 2017 04:30 PM

Playing A-2 and then E-7 in the verse seems a little pointless, and equally in the interlude, especially the speed it's played.

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Bruno Frenchy 4,768 Feb 14, 2017 07:12 AM

Right mate... as you wish man... Make it your own...

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