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THE GHETTO (Bassline)

As recorded by Donny Hathaway
(From the 1970 Album EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING)

Words and Music by Donny Hathaway & Leroy Hutson

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Marshall Hawkins - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=112
 4/4
  Gtr I
  H    E E Q    +Q   Q  H        Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q
|-------------|--------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|----------6--|-(6)--8-------||o--------6-8-----|-----------3-----|
|--------8----|---------6----||o------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4---|
|-------------|--------------||--6----------6---|-----------------|


  Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q   9x W          W
|----------------|-----------------||----------|------||
|--------6-8-----|-----------3----o||----------|------||
|------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4--o||----------|------||
|-6----------6---|-----------------||----------|------||


   Chorus, Interludes & Solos
   4/4
    Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q    Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
||o--------6-8-----|-----------3----|--------6-8-----|-----------3----|
||o------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4--|------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4--|
||--6----------6---|----------------|-6----------6---|----------------|


  Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q    Q.   E E E E E   +Q.   E E E Q   24x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------||
|--------6-8-----|-----------3----|--------6-8-----|-----------3-----o||
|------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4--|------8-------6-|-(6)---4-6---4---o||
|-6----------6---|----------------|-6----------6---|------------------||


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




"The Ghetto"

Whoo, yeah
Mm-hmm
Yes
This is the Ghetto
Sure 'nough now
Mm-hmm
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm
Uh-huh
Ah yeah
Mmm
Don't you know that's all right?
Yeah
Ah, yeah (Hey!)

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

Wait a minute
No, you ain't doin' what you're supposed to
You doin' what you wanna do
But you know you

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto
The ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto, the ghetto

I'm talking about the ghetto
I'm talking about the ghetto
Can you all dig it out there?
Can you dig it? 

            
            
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