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I Cant Tell You Why Bass Tab

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THE EAGLES - "I Can't Tell You Why" - Bass Tab

Common Time(4/4)
Standard Tuning(EADG)

INTRO:
|---------|-----------|---------|-------------|
|---------|-----------|---------|-------4-4---|
|-2-------|-----------|-2-------|-------------|
|---------|---------2-|---------|-----------2-|
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 &   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 & 4 &

|-------------|-------4-4---|-------------|-----------|
|-----.-.-----|-----------4-|-----.-.-----|-----------|
|-2---2-2---2-|-------------|-2---2-2-----|-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-----------2-|-------2-5-|
  1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &

VERSES 1 & 2/SOLO:
|-----------|-------------|-----------|---------------|
|-----------|---------7-6-|-5---5-5---|---------------|
|-5---5-5---|-5---5-5-----|-----------|-----------7-6-|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-3---3-3-7-----|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 & 4 &

|-----------|-------------|-----------|------------|
|-----------|---------7---|-5---5-5-7-|-4----------|
|-5---5-5---|-5---5-5---5-|-----------|------.-----|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|----2-2-2-5-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

1ST CHORUS:
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----4-------|
|-2---2-2---|-2---2-2-----|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3---|-2-------2-5-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-----------|---------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|---------|-------5-4-|-----------|
|-2---2-2---|-2-r-r-r-|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|---------|-3---------|-------2-5-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 &   1 2 3 4 &

2ND CHORUS:
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----4-------|
|-2---2-2---|-2---2-2-----|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3---|-2-------2-5-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----4-------|
|-2---2-2---|-2---2-2-----|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3---|-2---------2-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-----------|---------|
|-----------|---------|
|-------.---|---------|
|-3---3-3-5-|-2-------|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 3 4

PRE-SOLO:
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
|-----.-.-----|-------4-4---|-----.-.-----|-----------|
|-2---2-2---2-|-------------|-2---2-2-----|-----------|
|-------------|-----------2-|-----------2-|-------2-5-|
  1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &

END CHORUS:
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----4-------|
|-2---2-2---|-2---2-2-----|-------.---|-------------|
|-----------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3-5-|-2-------2-5-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-----4-------|
|-2---2-2---|-2---2-2-----|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3---|-2---------2-|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &

|-----------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------2-5-|-4---4-4---|
|-------.---|-------------|---------2-----|-----------|
|-3---3-3-5-|-2---2-2-5-2-|-3---3-3-------|-----------|
  1 2 & 3 4   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4

|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-----------2-5-|-4---4-4-----|-----------2-5-|-4---4-4-----|
|---------2-----|-------------|---------2-----|-------------|
|-3---3-3-------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3-------|---------5-2-|
  1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

|---------------|-------------|---------------|-----------|
|-----------2-5-|-4---4-4-7-6-|-5---------2-5-|-4---4-4---|
|---------2-----|-------------|---5-----2-----|-----------|
|-3---3-3-------|-------------|-----3-3-------|-----------|
  1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 & 2 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4

                                        (repeat till fade-out)
|----------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|*-----------2-5-|-4---4-4-----|-----------2-5-|-4---4-4-----*|
|*---------2-----|-------------|---------2-----|-------------*|
|--3---3-3-------|---------5-2-|-3---3-3-------|---------5-2--|
   1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &   1 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 & 3 4 &

By: Johari Taylor
E-mail: viking@powerup.com.au
More Bass Tabs: http://www.powerup.com.au/~viking/basstab.htm
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tezcatlipoca wrote on June 18 2010, 05:02 am

a damn good tab!!
thanks..

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Led Zep fan wrote on March 27 2013, 02:28 am

cool, thanks

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danielkennedyjr wrote on June 24 2014, 10:52 am, edited on July 18 2014, 10:04 am

The bass during the first solo @ 2:10 is missing. Also, some other fills are wrong (one should slide from the G to B on the 4th string, for example) but I'm only going to post the solo. I hope the formatting works. You can see me playing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYR1zlUiEVQ

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