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                               COCAINE (Bassline)
                           As recorded by Eric Clapton
                         (From the 1975 Album SLOWHAND)

Words and Music by JJ Cale
Transcribed by Jake Brown

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

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=108
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  Q  Q  E S S   H    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E S S   H    Q  Q
|----------------|------------|----------------|------------|
|----------------|------------|----------------|------------|
|------------5s7-|-5-------5--|-7--------7-5h7-|-5-------5--|
|-7--------------|------5-----|-------7--------|------5-----|


                                1st Verse
    Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q      Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q  Q
||--------------|-------------||--------------|------------|
||o-------------|------------o||--------------|------------|
||o-7--------7--|-5-------5--o||-7--------7---|-5-------5--|
||--------7-----|------5------||-------7----7-|------5-----|


  Q  E E Q  E S S   H    Q  Q    Q  E E Q  e S S   H    Q  Q
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|------------|-----------------|-------------|
|-7----7----7-5h7-|-5-------5--|-7----7----7-5h7-|-5-------5---|
|--------7--------|------5-----|--------7--------|------5------|


  Q.   E Q  E S S   H    Q  E E   +Q.   E +Q.   E   +H     E E Q
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-7---------7-x-x-|-5-------5-7-|-(7)---5-(5)-----|---------------|
|--------7--------|------5------|---------------8-|-(8)----7------|


  H    Q  E S S   Q  +E. S Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E S S   H    Q  Q
|---------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||
|---------------|----------------|----------------|-------------||
|-7---------5s7-|-5--(5)-5----5--|-7--------7-5s7-|-5-------5---||
|---------------|----------5-----|-------7--------|------5------||


 2nd Verse
   Q  Q  q  E E   H    Q  Q    Q  E Q  E E S S   H    Q  E E
|---------------|------------|-----------------|--------------|
|---------------|------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-/7--------7---|-5-------5--|-7---------7-5s7-|-5---------5S=|
|--------7----7-|------5-----|------7----------|------5-------|


  Q  Q  q  e e   H    Q  E E   H    Q  E S S   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|--------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|-7--------7---|-5---------5s|=7-------7-5s7-|-5----------7-|
|-------7----7-|------5------|------7--------|-------5------|


  +Q.   E +Q.   E   +H     E E Q    H    q  E S S   H    Q  Q
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|------------|
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|------------|
|-(7)---5-(5)-----|---------------|-7---------5s7-|-5-------5--|
|---------------8-|-(8)----7------|------7--------|------5-----|


                                Guitar Solo
  Q  Q  q  E S S   H    Q  Q     Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  Q
|----------------|------------||-------------|------------|
|----------------|------------||-------------|------------|
|-7----------5s7-|-5-------5--||-7-----------|-5-------5--|
|-------7--------|------5-----||-------7-----|------5-----|


  Q  E E Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q.   E Q  Q
|--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
|--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
|-7----7----7--|-5--------5--|-7--------7--|-5---------5---|
|--------7-----|-------5-----|-------7-----|--------5------|


  Q.   E Q  e E   Q.   E Q  S S E   Q.   E Q  e e   Q.   E Q  Q
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
|-7---------7---|-5-------------5-|-7---------7---|-5---------5--|
|--------7----7-|--------5--5h7---|--------7----7-|--------5-----|


  Q.   E Q  q    H    Q.   E   Q.   E Q  e e   H    Q  S S E
|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|--------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-7---------7--|-5---------5-|-7---------7---|-5-----------5-|
|--------7-----|------5------|--------7----7-|------5--5h7---|


  Q.   E Q  E S S   H    E E S S E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
|-7---------7---x-|-5------------5-|-7-------------|-5---------5---|
|--------7--------|------5---5h7---|--------7------|--------5------|


  Q.   E Q  q    H    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q.   E
|--------------|------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|------------|--------------|--------------|
|-7---------7--|-5-------5--|-7--------7---|-5---------5--|
|--------7-----|------5-----|-------7----x-|------5-------|


                                 3rd Verse
  Q  Q  Q  E E   H    Q  S S E    Q  Q  Q  e E   H    Q  Q
|--------------|---------------||--------------|------------|
|--------------|---------------||--------------|------------|
|-7--------7---|-5-----------5-||-7--------7---|-5-------5--|
|-------7----x-|------5--5h7---||-------7----7-|------5-----|


  Q  Q  Q  q    H    Q  Q    Q  Q  q  e e   H    Q.   E
|-------------|------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|------------|--------------|--------------|
|-7--------7--|-5-------5--|-7--------7---|-5---------5--|
|-------7-----|------5-----|-------7----7-|------5-------|


  Q.   E Q  E S S   H    e E E E   +Q.   E +Q.   E   +H     E E Q
|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-7---------x-5s7-|-5----------7-|-(7)---5-(5)-----|---------------|
|--------7--------|------5-------|---------------8-|-(8)----7------|


  Q.   E Q  q    Q.   E Q  Q    Q.   E Q  e S S   H    e E E E
|--------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-7---------7--|-5---------5--|-7---------7-5s7-|-5----------7-|
|--------7-----|--------5-----|--------7--------|------5-------|


  +Q.   E +Q.   E   +H     E E Q    Q  E E Q  E S S
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-(7)---5-(5)---3-|-(3)-----------|-7----7------5s7-|
|-----------------|--------7------|-----------------|


  H    Q  Q    Q.   E e E e S S   H    Q  Q
|------------|------------------|------------||
|------------|------------------|------------||
|-5-------5--|-7----------7-5s7-|-5-------5--||
|------5-----|--------7---------|------5-----||


   Outro
    Q.   E Q  Q    H    Q  Q   3x Q.   e Q  Q    H    Q  Q
||---------------|-------------||--------------|------------|
||o--------------|------------o||--------------|------------|
||o-7---------7--|-5-------5--o||-7----7----7--|-5-------5--|
||---------7-----|------5------||--------7-----|------5-----|


    Q.   E Q  Q    H    Q  Q      Q.   E Q  Q    H    Q  Q
||---------------|-------------||--------------|------------*|
||o--------------|------------o||--------------|------------*|
||o-7---------7--|-5-------5--o||-7---------7--|-5-------5--*|
||---------7-----|------5------||--------7-----|------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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Kearney209 10 Jan 21, 2005 07:00 PM

pretty good

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me_and_my_esp 30 May 21, 2005 08:00 PM

good, but not by cream. clapton, yes, but this is solo though.

good none the less though

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JeffBrower 386 Oct 23, 2008 03:54 PM

good job dude :) nice S.C.O.M. tab as well XD

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