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Dont Fear The Reaper Bass Tab

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DON'T FEAR THE REAPER (Bassline)
As recorded by Blue Oyster Cult
(From the 1976 Album AGENTS OF FORTUNE)

Transcribed by Sebastien "HOULI" Houle (houli_@hotmail.com)
	

Words and Music by Donald Roeser

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=144
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx3          H    Q   Q     Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------|--------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------|--------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------|--------------|----------------|-------------2-5--|
|------------|---------11\--|-5----5-3-3---x-|-1-1---1-3-3------|


                                       1st and 3rd Verses
                                     $
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------||----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------||------7---------|------------------|
|-----------------|-------------2-5/-||----7-------2-x-|-----2-3-----2-5/-|
|-5-5---5-3-3---3-|-1-1-1-1-3-3------||-5------3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3------|


  E E q  E E q    E E E E E E E E    E E q  E E q    E E E E E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-------3----------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----7------5--|-----3-------2-5/-|-----7------5--|-----3-x-----2-5-|
|-5-5----3-3----|-1-1-----3-3------|-5-5----3-3----|-1-1-----3-3-----|


                                      1st and 3rd Pre-Choruses
  E E q  E E q    E E E a E E E Q      Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|-------------------||----------------|------------------|
|---------------|-------3s5---------||----------------|-----------5-7----|
|-----7------5--|-----3---------5\--||------------2-5-|-------5-7--------|
|-5-5----3-3----|-1-1-------3-3-----||-1--1-1-3-3-----|-5-5--------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E e E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-x-|-----------------|-----------------|-------7-------x-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----0-3-----2s5-|-----7-------5---|
|-----------------|-5-5---x-3-3---0-|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E e E E E E    E E E E  E E E E    E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------7-------5\-|-------3/-------5/-|-------x-------x-|
|-----0-3-----2-5-|-----7-------5----|-----3--------5----|-----7-------5---|
|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3------|-1-1------3-3------|-5-5-----3-3-----|


                                                            1st Chorus
                               To Coda
  E E E E  E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E E E E     E E E e E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|
|-------3/-------5/-|---7-------------|-------3/-------5/-||-------7---------|
|-----3--------5----|-----7-------5---|-----3--------5----||-----7-----------|
|-1-1------3-3------|-5-------3-3---x-|-1-1------3-3------||-5-5-----3-3---x-|


  E E E E  E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-------3/----------|-----------------|-------3---------|------------------|
|-----3--------2-5/-|-----7-------5---|-----3-------2-5-|-----3-6\-----2-5-|
|-1-1------3-3------|-5-5-----3-3---x-|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5------3-3-----|


  E E E E  E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E a E E E E E    E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-------3/-------5/-|-----------------|-------3s5-------5/-|------------------|
|-----3--------5----|-----7-------5---|-----3---------5----|-----7-------5----|
|-1-1------3-3------|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-------3-3------|-5-5-----3-3---3--|


  E E E E  E E E E   W          +W           +H     H
|------------------|----------|------------|-------------|
|-------3/-------5-|----------|------------|-------------|
|-----3--------5---|----------|------------|-------------|
|-1-1------3-3-----|-5--------|-(5)--------|-(5)---------|


  Wx2          H    E S S E E   Q.   E E E E E
|------------|----------------|----------------|
|------------|----------------|----------------|
|------------|--------7-7-5-7-|----------------|
|------------|----------------|-5----5-3-3---3-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-------------2-5-|-----------------|-------------2s5-||
|-1-1---1-3-3-----|-5-5---5-3-3---3-|-1-1-1-1-3-3-----||


 2nd Verse
  Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E  E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------3/---------|
|----------------|-------------2-5-|-----7-----------|-----3--------2-5-|
|-5----5-3-3---3-|-1-1---1-3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-5---|-1-1------3-3-----|


  Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-------------2-5-|----------------|-------------2-5-||
|-5----5-3-3---3-|-1-1---1-3-3-----|-5----5-3-3---3-|-1-1-1-5-3-3-----||


 2nd Pre-Chorus
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------2-5/-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-1---1-3-3------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E Q  E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------7--------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------2-5-|-----7----------|-----3-------2-5-|-----5-7-----5\--|
|-1-1-1-x-3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3--x-|-1-1---1-3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|


  E E E E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------3/---------|-----------------|-------3---------|-------7---------|
|-----3--------2s5-|-----7-------5---|-------------2-5-|-----7-------2-5-|
|-1-1------3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-1---3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E e E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E Q   E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------7---------|-------3----------|---------------5-|
|-------------2-5-|-----7-------5---|-----3-------2-5/-|-----7\------5---|
|-1-1---x-3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3------|-5-5-----3-3-----|


                                                         2nd Chorus
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E e E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|
|-------3----------|-----------------|-------3---------||-------7---------|
|-----3-------2-5/-|-----7-x-----3---|-----3-------2-3-||-----7-------2-3-|
|-1-1-----3-3------|-5-5-----3-3---x-|-1-1-----3-3-----||-5-5-----3-3-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E e E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E e E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------7-------5-|-------3---------|-------7---------|
|-----0-3-----2-5-|-----7-------5---|-----3-------2-5-|-----7-------5---|
|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|


  E E E E  E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q     E E E E E E Q
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------3/----------|-----------------|-------3---------|-------7---------|
|-----2--------2-5/-|-----7-------5---|-----3-------5\--|-----7-------5\--|
|-1-1------3-3------|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|


                                             Interlude
                                                          5/4
  E E E E  E E E E   W          +W            Wx7          W
|------------------|----------|------------||------------|------|
|-------3/-------5-|----------|------------||------------|------|
|-----3--------5---|----------|------------||------------|------|
|-1-1------3-3-----|-5--------|-(5)--------||------------|------|


   Guitar Solo
                                     1.,2.,3.
   4/4
    Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   H      Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   H
||-----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------||
||o----------------|-----5----3----|----------------|-----6----5----o||
||o----------------|---------------|------2-(2)--5--|-(5)-----------o||
||--1----3-(3)--4--|-(4)-----------|-3--------------|----------------||


  4.
                  3/4           4/4
  Q.   E +Q   Q    +E  Q.   Q    W          +H     +E  E E E   W
|----------------|-------------|----------|------------------|------|
|----------------|-----6----5--|----------|------------------|------|
|------2-(2)--5--|-(5)---------|----------|------------------|------|
|-3--------------|-------------|-1--------|-(1)----(1)-1-1-1-|-3----|


  +H     H      W          +W           W          +W
|-------------|----------|------------|----------|--------||
|--------5----|----------|------------|----------|--------||
|-------------|----------|------------|----------|--------||
|-(3)---------|-1--------|-(1)--------|-3--------|-(3)----||


  +W           +W           W          H    Q   Q
|------------|------------|----------|---------------|
|------------|------------|----------|---------------|
|------------|------------|----------|---------------|
|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|----------|---------12\---|


                                                         D.S. al Coda
  Q.   E E Q  E   E E E E E E E E    E E E e E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-------3----------|-------7---------|-------3---------||
|---------------|-------------2-5/-|-----7-------5---|-----3-------2-5-||
|-5----5-3-3--0-|-1-1-----3-3------|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3-----||


    &
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||o-----0-3-----2-5-|-----5-7-----2-3-|-----0-x-----2-5-|-----7-------5----o||
||--1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5-----3-3---x---||


  E E E E E E E  E    E E E E E E Q     E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------3---------|----------------|
|-------------2-(5)-|-----7-------5\--|-----3-------2s5-|-----7------5---|
|-1-1-5---3-3-------|-5-5-----3-3-----|-1-1-----3-3-----|-5-5----3-3-----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------3---------|---------2-2-x---|-----------------|
|-----3-------2-3-|-x-0-2-3-------3-|-----0-2-----2-5-|
|-1-1-----3-3-----|-----------------|-1-1-----3-3-----|


    E E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E  9x
||-----------------|------------------||
||o---------2--0---|-----------------o||
||o-0-0-2-3------3-|-----0-3-----2-5-o||
||-----------------|-1-1-----3-3------||



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
 - 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 -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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Swordacool 10 wrote on January 6 2009, 05:53 pm

jesus, this is a long tab!!! this song is great!!
great tab. by the way, what is a segno?

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kingfootpie 10 wrote on August 23 2009, 02:09 pm

perfecto

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KILO6 10 wrote on August 2 2010, 04:40 pm

very nice man.

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