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Take It Easy Bass Tab

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Tabber: Bruno Frenchy                          bassist : Randy Meisner 

Eagles
Take it easy      Tuning: EADG – Key signature: G  - Tempo: 138 bpm

Intro:  00:03
G|------12-12-12r--------------------------12rrr-\-----------|-    
D|-5r---------------0-5r--5-5-5r--5-5-5r-----------0-5r--5-5-|- 
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|-
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|-

Verse 1: 00:17
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|-
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|------------|- 
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r---------|-      
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3-|-           
          G
Well, I'm running down the road 

tryin' to loosen my load 
                     D     C
I've got seven women on my mind, 


G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|------------|-
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|------------|-
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0----------|-    
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r-x-x--|-
G
Four that wanna own me, 
D
Two that wanna stone me, 
C                          G
One says she's a friend of mine, 


Chorus 1:  00:30
G|----------|----------|----------|---------|-
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|---------|- 
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|---------|-    
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3-|-          
        Em  D         C  G
Take it easy, take it easy 


G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2--|-       
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|----------|-
              Am                C
Don't let the sound of your own wheels 
          Em
Drive you crazy 


G|-----------------|-----------------|- 
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h----|-
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r--------------|- 
E|-----------------|--------------3r-|- 
        C                  G
Lighten up while you still can 
           C           G
Don't even try to understand    
                                
G|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|----------|- 
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|-3r--3-3--|- 
            Am                 C
Just find a place to make your stand 
            G
and take it easy 


Bridge:  00:58
G|---------------|-
D|--5w-5w-5h5----|- G
A|------------5w-|-   D
E|---------------|-


Verse 2:  01:02
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|-
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|------------|- 
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r---------|-      
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3-|-            
            G
Well, I'm a standing on a corner 

in Winslow Arizona
            D        C
Such a fine sight to see 

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|------------|-
D|------------2r--|----4p--5------|----------|------------|-
A|-----2p--5------|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0----------|-    
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r--x-x-|- 
       G                   D
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
             C                      G
Ford slowin' down to take a look at me 


Chorus 2:  01:15
G|----------|----------|----------|---------|-
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|---------|- 
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|---------|-    
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3-|-          
         Em  D           C  G
Come on, baby, don't say maybe 

G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2--|-       
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|----------|-
        Am                 C
I gotta know if your sweet love is 

      Em
gonna save me 

G|-----------------|-----------------|- 
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h----|-
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r--------------|- 
E|-----------------|--------------3r-|- 
       C               G
We may lose and we may win though 
        C              G
we will never be here again 

G|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|----------|- 
A|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|----------|- 
E|----------|----------|-3r--3-3--|-       
        Am               C
so open up, I'm climbin' in,
        G 
So take it easy... 


Solo:  01:43 (play verse)
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|-
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|------------|- 
A|----------|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r---------|-      
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3-|-         
          
G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|------------|-
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|------------|-
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0----------|-    
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r--3-3-|- 

G|----------|----------|----------|---------|-
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|---------|- 
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|---------|-    
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3-|-          

G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2w--/-5r-|-       
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|----------|-

Verse 3:  02:11
G|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|-
D|-5r--5-5--|-5r--5-5--|-5r-------|----------|------------|- 
A|----------|----------|-----5-5--|-3r--3-3--|-0r---------|-      
E|----------|----------|----------|----------|----3r--3-3-|-        
         G
Well I'm running down the road trying to loosen 
                                D     C
my load, got a world of trouble on my mind 

G|----------------|-----------4r--|----------|-----------|-
D|------------2r--|----4p--5w-----|----------|-----------|-
A|-----2p--5w-----|-5r------------|-3r--3-3--|-0---------|-    
E|-3r-------------|---------------|----------|----3r-3-3-|- 
G                       D
lookin' for a lover who won't blow my 
             C          G
cover, she's so hard to find                                    

Chorus 3:  02:24
G|----------|----------|----------|---------|-
D|-2r--2-2--|----------|----------|---------|-
A|----------|-5r--5-5--|-3r--3-3--|---------|-       
E|----------|----------|----------|-3r--3-3-|-          
        Em  D         C  G
Take it easy, take it easy 

G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2--|-       
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|----------|-
              Am                C
Don't let the sound of your own wheels 
          Em
Make you crazy 

G|-----------------|-----------------|- 
D|----2p--3--5h----|----2p--3--5h----|-
A|-3r-----------5r-|-3r--------------|- 
E|-----------------|--------------3r-|- 
Em  D           C  G
Come on, baby, don't say maybe 

G|----------|----------|----------|----------|-
D|----------|----------|-2r--2-2--|-2r--2-2--|-       
A|----------|-3r--3-3--|----------|----------|-    
E|-5r--5-5--|----------|----------|----------|-
        Am                 C
I gotta know if your sweet love is 

      Em
gonna save me 
    

Outro:  02:53
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
D|-2-------2-------------------------------------------------------||
A|---3-------3----3-0----3-0----3-3----3-0----3-0-----3-0----3/7rr-||
E|----/3------/3-----/3-----/3-----/3-----/3-----/3------/3--------||
C       G       C       G       C       G       
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                           Em C G
Oh well you know we got it easy 
                  Am  C  Em
We oughta take it easy,  yeah



End: 03:33 ... on Em


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==                     GENERAL TABLATURE EXPLANATION                ==
======================================================================

----------                ----------                ----t---
----5h8--- Hammer on      ----g8---- Ghost          ----6--- Tap
----------                ---------- Note           --------
----5p8--- Pull off       ----------                --------

----------                ----------                -----p—
-----5/8-- Slide Up       -----x---- Dead           -----7-- Pop
----------                ---------- Note           --s---
----5\8--- Slide Down     ----------                --5----- Slap

----------                ||------|| Repeat         -------- 
----5~~~-- Vibrato        ||*----*||                ---5b--- Bend 
----------                ||*----*||                -------- up or 
----------                ||------||                -------- down

----------                ----------                --------
-4:------- Time           ----------                --------
-4:------- Signature      ----------                --4br--- Bend /
----------                ----------                -------- release
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dolson128 wrote on August 22 2014, 08:45 am

Notation question: What does "5/5" mean? How do you slide up on the same fret?

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dolson128 wrote on June 2 2015, 08:58 am

Thorough explanation. Much appreciated! Also, good website.

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kometes wrote on March 7 2015, 02:51 am

Randy Meisner: Bass guitar, backing vocals

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