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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the   #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#
tabbed by Jean-Pierre TROLET
http://tabwyp.free.fr

STRANGE BREW   from the CREAM album 'Disraeli Gears' (1967)

          BASS TAB 

Issued by the famous CREAM trio made by Eric CLAPTON, Jack BRUCE ( bass player) 
and Ginger BAKER (drummer), this  surely is one of the pillars on which Eric CLAPTON 
built his fame.  And the engine starts at the first stroke ! 
 
There are six verses each of them consisting of the usual 12 bars. 

   1. Intro verse
   2. 1st sung verse
   3. 2nd sung verse
   4. solo verse
   5. 3 rd sung verse
   6. outro verse


The bass was another story to tab : the riffs vary constantly 
and you must listen very carefully to what Bruce is doing ! 
Only in the 2 last verses do we find a steady pattern. 

You can download the full AUDIO MP3 demo from the URL at the top of this
document in which I approximately played the voice at the end of the left 
channel for you to be able to check were you are when reading 
the tab (not sure it's a success) !

The bass plays a real solo all along.

 Legend:

    h      : hammer-on
    p	     : pull-off
    /      : slide up
    \      : slide down	


 1						   2  

BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--------------------3----------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5----0-3--0-3-------------------+--5----5----0-3--0-3--4--------------+



 3						   4	

BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+----------------------3--------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5----0-3---0--3-----------------+--5----5----0-3--0--3--4-------------+



 5						   6

BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------3-----------+-------------------------------------+
A+--5---5-----0-3----0-3---------------+-5-----5-----0-3--0--3---4-----------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


 7                                     8 

BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--------------------3----------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5----0-3--0-3-------------------+--5----5----0-3--0-3--4--------------+


 9                                     10
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------5----5-----------------------+--------3---3------------------------+
A+--7--7----7----7---------------------+-5--5-----5---5----------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



11                                     12
    you                                                she's a
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5---0-3--0-3-4------------------+--5--5-----0-3--0-3-4----------------+
                

 1						   2     
    witch  of   trouble    in    e_       _lectric blue     in her              
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+---------3---------------------------+---------5---0--3--5-----------------+
E+--5--5------4-3-0--------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+



 3						   4	
    own mad mind  she's in                 love with you      with
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--------------------3----------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5----0-3--0-3-------------------+--5----5----0-3--0-3--4--------------+



 5						   6
    you                                    now watch_a gonna do ?
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------3-----------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--5--5---0-3--0-3--------------------+--5--5--0-3--0-3--4------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



 7                                     8 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--------------3----------------------+---------4--5--6---------------------+
E+--5------0-3-------5-----------------+--5----------------------------------+


 9                                     10
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-----------5------5------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--7---7-------7-----7----------------+--5--5---3--0--3--5------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



11                                     12
   you                                            she's  some
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------5----5-----------------+-------------5-----5-----------------+
A+----------7-----7--------------------+-----------7----7--------------------+
E+--5---5------------------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+






 1						   2     
    kind of demon   messing               in the glue   if you
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------5-----7----------------+-------------------------------------+
A+----------7--------------------------+--5--5-----5---3-5-3-----------------+
E+---5--5------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



 3						   4	
     don't watch out it'll              stick to you     to
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------5--7-------------------+---------7--5------------------------+
A+----------7--------------------------+---------------7---------------------+
E+---5--5------------------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+



 5						   6
   you                                      What kind of fool are  
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-----------4-5-7---------------------+----------------5---7----------------+
A+---5--5------------------------------+---5--5-----7------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

 7                                     8 
  you
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-----------5----3--------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+---5---5-------------3---------------+--5--5----5--3--0--------------------+


 9                                     10
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------------5--7-------------+-------------------------------------+
A+---7--7---7--7---7-------------------+---5--5----5--5----0--3---5----------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



11                                     12
   you 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------5---7------------------+------------5---7--------------------+
A+----------7--------------------------+--------7----------------------------+
E+---5--5------------------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+






 1						   2     
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------5h7--5------------------------+
A+----------7/9----7-------------------+---------------7p5\4-----------------+
E+--5--5---------------9---------------+-5--5--------------------------------+



 3						   4	
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+---------------5---7-----------------+-----------------5---7---------------+
A+--0--0----7--------------------------+------------7------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+---5--5------------------------------+



 5						   6
BASS
G+---------------5--7------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-----------7-------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--5--5-------------------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+----------0--3--4--------------------+



 7                                     8 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+--------------5---7------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-----------7-------------------------+
E+--5--5-----0--3--4-------------------+---5---5-----------------------------+



 9                                     10
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------5----------------------+----------4/5-----5--5h7-------------+
A+-----7---7---------7--6--------------+---5--5--------7---------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



11                                     12
BASS								 on   a 
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------5----7------------------+---------------5---7-----------------+
A+----------7--------------------------+-----------7-------------------------+
E+---5--5------------------------------+----5--5-----------------------------+









 1						   2     
    boat in the middle of the 		raging sea she would
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+
E+--5--5---0--3-4----------------------+-----------0--3--4-------------------+



 3						   4	
    make a scene  for it                 all to be      ig_
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5--5---0---3--4--------------------+--5---5-----0--3--4------------------+



 5						   6
     _nored  					And wouldn't you be 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+----5---5------0--3--4---------------+---5--5----3---5---3-----------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

 7                                     8 
    bored
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+---------4--5--6---------------------+
E+---5--5---0--3--4--------------------+--5--5-------------------------------+


 9                                     10
   Strange Brew                         kill what's inside of 
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------5-----------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-7--7-----7--6-----------------------+-5--5--3--5--3-----------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

                                   

11                                     12
    you
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------(silence)---------+-------------------------------------+
A+--0-!--------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+--------------------0-0--3-3--4-4----+




 1						   2     
     Strange Brew                         
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+---5--5------------------------------+
E+---5---5-----0-3-4-------------------+------------0--3-4-------------------+



 3						   4	
    Strange Brew                           
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--5---5----0--3--4-------------------+---5---5-----0--3---4----------------+



 5						   6
      Strange Brew                         
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+----5--5----0--3--4------------------+---5---5-------3--5--3---------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


 7                                     8 
    Strange Brew                         
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--0--0-------------------------------+------------4---5---6----------------+
E+-----------0---3---4-----------------+---5---5-----------------------------+


 9                                     10
   Strange Brew                    		kill what's inside of    
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------5-----------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+---7---7--------7--6-----------------+--5---5-----3--5--3------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+



11                                     12
    you
BASS
G+--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+---0-------(silence)------------------+-------------------------------------+
E+--------------------------------------+---3/5~~-----------------------------+



            
            
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zzyzyx55 10 Feb 08, 2010 01:40 PM

nice,ty very much. This is like the first song I ever racked my brain to learn.Your comments are correct.Jack Bruce doesnt follow a pattern in this song.
Also I appreciate your taste.AND I apprciate the attempt at the real deal,NOT some phony fake tabs like we see out here.This is VERY good.
Watch for my version soon.Thanks.....GJ

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CN Hippy 41 May 06, 2010 03:41 PM

On the Money....need this for Tomorrow I was going to fake it but now I don't have too thanks...

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Bobby Base 10 Jun 07, 2014 02:48 PM

2. 1st sung verse
...
5 6
you now watch_a gonna do ?
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------3-----------------+-------------------------------------+
A+--5--5---0-3--0-3--------------------+--5--5--3-0--3-0---------------------+
E+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

7 8
BASS
G+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A+-------------------------------------+------------4-5-6--------------------+
E+--5--5---3-0--3-4--------------------+--5--5--3----------------------------+

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