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Godzilla Bass Tab

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BASS TAB for "GODZILLA" by Blue Oyster Cult

  Main Riff
        F#m                        A           
        h.           e   e   e     h.           e   e   e
 G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 D|4:---------------------------|---------------1---2-------|
 A|4:----------------2---4------|-----------------------2---|
 E|-----2--------------------4--|--5------------------------|
  
  Chorus
      E                         F#m
      e  e  e*e* e e e e 1  e  e  e*e* e e e e   e  e  e*e* e e e e
 G|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 D|o--2--2--0-0----------o|-4--4--2-2--1-1-0-3-|-4--4--2-2--1---2-3-|
 A|o-------------4-4-2-2-o|--------------------|--------------4-----|
 E|--(0)(0)---------------|(2)(2)--------------|--------------------|
  *These notes are often tied together and played as a single 
   quarter note.
   (alternate note)

  Bridge - "Monster Bass"
      F#m
     w     s s e  q   q  s s  s s+++++e  e   s   e. e  e    e  s  s++++
 G|-----|----9-11-11--R--9---------|--------------------------------|
 D|-----|--11--------------11-9-11++++11---------------10-H-11-10H11+++
 A|-----|--------------------------|-----12--11--9--R--8--H-9--8-H9++++
 E|--2--|--------------------------|--------------------------------|

  +++q    e.  s  q  e.  s    q   e.  s  q  e.  s    
 G|-----------------------|----------------------|------|
 D+++11-------------------|----------------------|-O-/--|
 A+++9--------------------|----------------------|--/-O-|
 E|-------R---2--2--R---2-|--2---R---2--2--R---2-|------|

     q   e.  s  e  e  e  s s++++q  e.  s  q  e.  s  
 G|----------------5-H6--5H6++++6------------------|
 D|----------------3-H4--3H4++++4------------------|
 A|--------------------------|---------------------|
 E|--2---R---2--2------------|-----R---2--2--R---2-|

     q   e.  s  q  e.  s                          q   e.  s  q 
 G|----------------------|------|------|------|-----------------|
 D|----------------------|-O-/--|-O-/--|-O-/--|3:---------------|
 A|----------------------|--/-O-|--/-O-|--/-O-|4:---------------|
 E|--2---R---2--2--R---2-|------|------|------|---2---R---2--2--|

Performance Notes:  Main Riff (during the intro and verse)
                    Chorus
                    Main Riff (guitar solo)
                    Chorus
                    Bridge
                    Chorus
                    Main Riff (coda)

     __      Notes (including rests):  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter
   +|oo|+                              e = 8th    s = 16th  t = Triplet
   +|oo|+     
     ||      Dotted notes (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
     ||      are indicated by a dot following the note
     ||           #
     ||      |-----|               |------|            |---|
     ||      |o---o| = Repeat      |-O-/--| = Repeat   |4:-| = Time
     ||      |o---o|   measures    |--/-O-|   previous |4:-|   Signature
  _  ||  _   |-----|   in-between  |------|   measure  |---|
  \\_||_//             # times
   | [] |    ++++ = TIE      R = REST        X = MUTED or "GHOST" NOTE
   | || |    H = HAMMER ON   > = BEND        / = SLIDE UP TO NEXT NOTE
  /  []  \   P = PULL OFF    ~ = VIBRATO     \ = SLIDE DOWN TO NEXT NOTE
  \______/   /X or \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE     S = SLAP OR POP

Alternate Versions:
(these versions add a bit more character to the bassline, and
may more closely approximate the way the song is played live)

  Intro/Verse riff - Alternate Fingering
        F#m                        A           
        h.           e   e   e     h.           e   e   e  
 G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 D|4:---------------------------|---------------------------|
 A|4:----------------2-H-4------|---------------6-H-7-------|
 E|-----2--------------------4/-|--5--------------------7\--|

  Bridge - "Monster Bass" - alternate variation
      F#m
    h. e e    s s  e  q  e e  s s  s s++++e  e   s  e. e  e   e  s s++++  
 G|---------|-9-11-11-11-R-11-9--------|-----------------------------|
 D|----R-11-|-------------------11-9-11+++11-9---7--------9-H-11-9H11+++
 A|---------|--------------------------|------------9--R--7-H-9--7H9++++
 E|-2-------|--------------------------|-----------------------------|

  +++h       q     e.  s    q   e.  s  q   e.  s  
 G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 D+++11------11\X---------|-----------------------|
 A+++9-------9\X----------|-----------------------|
 E|----------------R---S0-|-H2--R---S0-H2--R---S0-|

     q   e. s  e  e  s  e.  q  e. s  q   e.  s  3
 G|-----------------------|----------------------|
 D|o----------------------|---------------------o|
 A|o----------------------|---------------------o|
 E|--H2--R--S0-H2-2--R--4-|-2--R--S0-H2--R---S0--|

    q   e. s  q   e. s     s s s e. s s s s s s
 G|--------------------|---------2--------------|
 D|--------------------|3:-2-3-4----4-2---------|
 A|------------------4-|4:--------------4-3-2---|
 E|-H2--R--S0-H2--R----|----------------------2-|







JOHN SWARTZ - The MITRE Corp. Bedford, MA
      "My heart is black, and my lips are cold.  Cities on flame
       with rock and roll.  3,000 guitars, they seem to cry.   
       My ears will melt, and then my eyes."  -  Blue Oyster Cult




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echo72 40 wrote on May 6 2002, 12:00 am

yeah this is way to complicated. unecessary

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lounge act 89 wrote on April 29 2007, 01:30 am

^no it isnt too complicated its a very good tab

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Ice Cold J 30 wrote on November 6 2007, 04:03 pm

It's a good tab, but it gets a little confusing.
5* though!

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