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Dont Fear The Reaper Bass Tab

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                  Dont Fear (The Reaper)- Blue Oyster Cult
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Tabbed By : Adam
e-mail: Iampinkfloyd@hotmail.com

Tuning:Stanadard

I think I'll just leave out the obvious cowbell/Will Ferrel jokes....

The previous tab of this song was a bit simplistic, so I have tried to give a more
in depth tab without getting bogged down in all the variations. If you listen
closely, you will realize that the bass varies the main riff almost every other bar,
yet if you follow this tab you will be able to figure it out for yourself.

NOTE: There are many variations to the main riff throughout the song! These are
just a few. Most of the others involve dead notes (X) and slides.


Cowbell rhythm for the whole song

G|----------------------|----------------------||
D|--x----x----x----x----|--x----x----x----x----||
A|----------------------|----------------------||
E|----------------------|----------------------||

Bass comes in on the 4th bar


[Intro]

G|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D|-------------------------|-------------------------||
A|-------------------------|-------------------2--5--||
E|--11/---5----5--3--3--x--|--1--1----1--3--3--------||(x1)


[Verse 1,3]

G|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D|----------7--------------|--------------------------||
A|-------7-----------5--x--|--------2--3--------2--5--||
E|--5----------3--3--------|--1--1--------3--3--------||

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


[Pre-Chorus 1,2]

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

G|--------------------------|------------------------||
D|--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--2--|------------------------||
A|--------------------------|------------------------||
E|--------------------------|--5--5--x----3--3--0----||

G|--------------------------||
D|--------------------------||
A|--------0--3--------2/-5--||
E|--1--1--------3--3--------||

G|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D|----------7--------------|--------------------------||
A|-------7-----------5--x--|--------0--3--------2--5--||
E|--5----------3--3--------|--1--1--------3--3--------||


G|--------------------------|--------------------------||
D|-----------7-----------5--|-----------3-----------5--||
A|--------7-----------5-----|--------3-----------5-----||
E|--5--5--------3--3--------|--1--1--------3--3--------||(x3)


[Chorus]

G|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D|----------7--------------|----------3---------------||
A|-------7-----------------|--------3-----------2--5--||
E|--5----------3--3---x----|--1--1--------3--3--------||

                                                   (x3) End on
G|------------------------|--------------------------||-------|
D|------------------------|-----------3-----------5--||-------|
A|--------7----------5----|--------3-----------5-----||-------|
E|--5--5-------3--3-------|--1--1--------3--3--------||---5---|


[Re Intro]

G|------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D|------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
A|------7757--|-------------------------|-------------------2--5--||
E|------------|--------5----5--3--3--x--|--1--1----1--3--3--------||


[Verse 2]
                                                   (x3)
G|------------------------|--------------------------||
D|------------------------|-----------3--------------||
A|--------7----------5----|--------3-----------2--5--||
E|--5--5-------3--3-------|--1--1--------3--3--------||


[Pre-Chorus 2/Chorus]

G|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D|-------------------------|--------------------------|
A|-------------------2--5--|--------------------------|
E|--1--1----1--3--3--------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--0--|


G|--------------------------|--------------------------||
D|--------------------------|--------------------------||
A|--------------------------|--------------------------||
E|--1--1--1--1--0--0--0--0--|--5--5--5--5--3--3--3--0--||

                                                  (x11) (With Variations)
G|------------------------|--------------------------||
D|------------------------|-----------3-----------5--||
A|--------7----------5----|--------3-----------5-----||
E|--5--5-------3--3-------|--1--1--------3--3--------||


[End With]

G|--------------------------|-----------||
D|-----------3-----------5--|-----------||
A|--------3-----------5-----|-----------||
E|--1--1--------3--3--------|--5--------||


[Intelude: Bass Tacet]

[Solo]
Accentuate all notes strongly
                                                                        (x3)
G|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
D|-------------------|--5--------3------|-----------------|--6--------5---|
A|-------------------|------------------|-------2----5----|---------------|
E|--1------3----4----|------------------|--3--------------|---------------|

G|-------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
E|--1----------------|------------1--1--1--|--3----------------|


                                            Hold the G for 4 bars
G|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
D|-----------5--------|-------------------|-------------------||
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------||
E|--3-----------------|--1----------------|--3----------------||


[Re-Intro]

[Verse 3] 

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]
(same as 1st)

[Outro]

G|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D|--------------2----0-----|--------------------------||
A|--0--0--2--3----------3--|--------0-----------2--5--||
E|-------------------------|--1--1-----3--3--3--------||


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| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up

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kluttz911 20 wrote on October 16 2007, 09:28 pm

i love it how you tabbed the cowbell!!!!!!!!

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Christato 631 wrote on April 5 2008, 07:04 pm

Its ok.....

But....

IT NEEDS MORE COWBELL! :D :D

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Craig-Bass1995 177 wrote on April 19 2010, 01:30 pm

COWBELLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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