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Rebel Rebel Bass Tab

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REBEL REBEL (Bassline)

As recorded by David Bowie
(From the 1974 Album DIAMOND DOGS)

Words and Music by David Bowie
Transcribed by Slowhand

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Herbie Flowers - Electric Bass'

 Intro
  Q=130
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx7          E E E E E E E E
|------------|---9-7-6---------|
|------------|---------9-7-6---|
|------------|---------------7-|
|------------|-----------------|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------||
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------||
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--||
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----||


 1st & 2nd Verses
  $
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5p4-5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|----------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


                                                                To Coda
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------||
|---------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------||
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5p4-5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--||
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|----------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----||


 Pre-Chorus
  H    Q  E E   E E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|----------------|---------------|---9-9-9-5--------||
|-------------|----------------|---------------|-----------9-5-4--||
|-----------4-|-5--------------|-2--4--2-2-4-5-|-7----------------||
|-5----5--5---|---0-2--2-2-4-5-|---------------|------------------||


 Chorus
  $$
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


                           To Dbl. Coda
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   W          W
|---------------|------------------|----------|------||
|---------------|------------------|----------|------||
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--------|-7----||
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|----------|------||


 Interlude
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


                                                     D.S. al Coda
  W          E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|----------|---9-7-6---------|----------------|-------------------||
|----------|---------9-7-6---|----------------|-------------------||
|----------|---------------7-|-5p4-5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--||
|----------|-----------------|----------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----||


 Pre-Chorus
  &
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|-------------|-5-5-5--5--5-4-|-2--2--2-0-----|---------------||
|-5--5--5--5--|---------------|-----------4-2-|-0--0--0--2-4--||


 Chorus
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   W          W
|---------------|------------------|----------|------||
|---------------|------------------|----------|------||
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--------|-7----||
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|----------|------||


 Interlude
  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----|


                                              D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
  W          E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|----------|---9-7-6---------|----------------|-------------------||
|----------|---------9-7-6---|----------------|-------------------||
|----------|---------------7-|-5p4-5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4--||
|----------|-----------------|----------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----||


                    Interlude
  &&
  E E E E E E E E    Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|-9-9-9-9-7-------||---------------|------------------|
|-----------9-7-6-||---------------|------------------|
|-----------------||-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|
|-----------------||---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---------------|-----9-7-------------||
|---------------|---------9-7-6-6-----||
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)-------------7---||
|---------------|---------------------||


   Outro
    Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E  9x
||----------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------||
||o---------------|------------------|---------------|------------------o||
||o-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-o||
||----------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7----||


  Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E   q  Q  H
|---------------|------------------|------------*|
|---------------|------------------|------------*|
|-5--5--5-4-5-7-|-(7)------------4-|-5----------*|
|---------------|-----0-4--4-5-7---|------------*|


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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