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Buffalo Soldier Bass Tab

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BUFFALO SOLDIER (Bassline)

As recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers
(From the 1983 Album CONFRONTATION)

Words and Music by Bob Marley & Noel Williams
Transcribed by Slowhand

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

 Intro
  Q=128(8=s8)
 4/4
  Gtr I
  W          E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||


   Chorus
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q
||------------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7--------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9----------|
||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7---------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9-----------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-----||


 1st & 2nd Verses
  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  Q  H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------|
|-5-5-5---4-4-----|-5-5-5---4-4-----|-4-4-4---2-2-2---|------------|
|-------5-----4---|-------5-----4---|-------4---------|-2--2-------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5---4-4-----|-5-5-5---4-4-----|
|-------5-----4---|-------5-----4---|


                   1.             2.
  E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  H        Q  Q  H
|-----------------|-------------||------------||
|-----------------|------------o||------------||
|-4-4-4---2-2-2---|------------o||------------||
|-------4---------|-2--2--------||-2--2-------||


 Chorus
  $
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----|


  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    Q  E E Q  Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----5-7--------|
|-5-5-5---5-5----|-5-5-5---5-5----|-------------5--|--------5------|


                                                          To Coda
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    Q  E E Q  Q
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------||
|----------------|----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----5-7--------||
|-5-5-5---5-5----|-5-5-5---5-5----|-------------5--|--------5------||


 Bridge
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------|
|----------------|----------------|-5-5-5---5---5-7-|-4-----4------|
|-2-2-2---2-2----|-2-2-2---2-2----|-----------5-----|--------------|


                                                     D.S. al Coda
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------||
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------||
|----------------|----------------|-5-5---5-----5-7-|-4-----7------||
|-2-2-2---2-2----|-2-2-2---2-2----|-----------5-----|--------------||


   Out-Chorus
    &
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E E E E E E  4x
||------------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------7---------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----9-----------o||
||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------5--|--------5-5-5----||


    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    Q  E E Q  Q
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------||
||o----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------o||
||o----------------|----------------|-9-9-7---5------|----5-7-------o||
||--5-5-5---5-5----|-5-5-5---5-5----|-------------5--|--------5------||


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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