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                                        BIG BOSS MAN
                                by Luther Dixon and Al Smith (1960)

                        Version by Jerry Garcia - Grateful Dead

This is the bass tab that goes along with my guitar tab on UG. There is also a 
mp3 tune in which I play the 3 instruments to illustrate the tab. 
   
LEGEND :
    
    h  : hammer-on
    p  : pull-off
    /  : slide-up
    \  : slide-down
    ^^ : let ring
    X! : don't let ring
    (n): optional
    >>>: strum quickly
    XbY   : bend at the X fret until it sounds like Y   ( X < Y )
    XrY   : release at the Y fret from the X sound ( X > Y : 
            you start from the bended position )
    Xb    : bend moderalety 
    n_    : linger on this note (rough way of noting rhythm !)
    XtY   : trill between X and Y  (with ^^^^^)
    Vo    : vibrato
    


INTRO



G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+---0_------------------------------------+
A+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
E+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
E+------------------------------------------+-------------------0_--------------------+



G+------------------------------------------+-------------1---------------------------+
D+--------------------1---------------------+--------0-1-----------2_-----------------+
A+----------------0-1----2_-----------------+----2-4----------------------------------+
E+---------0---4----------------------------+-----------------------------------------+





G+------------------------------------------+
D+-----------------1------------------------+
A+------------0-1-----2_--------------------+
E+-------0-4--------------------------------+


1st VERSE


G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+---2---------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+------3\-----0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
    Big boss man_                                        Can't you hear me




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
      when I call                                         





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------2--2--------2---4-2-----+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+------------0--0-4----4-0--0-4--4---------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
     Big boss man_                                      Can't you hear me  




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
      when I call                                         





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------7--7-6-----------+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+-----------------6-9--9-6-------9-6-------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+-------------7--7-------------------7-----+-----------------------------------------+
        You    ain't so big                             You're just tall that's just 




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+------------------------0--0--1--1--------+----2_-----0--1--2-----------------------+
E+-----------0--0--4--4---------------------+-----------------------------------------+
    about    all


2nd VERSE


G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
    You got me working      boss man               working around the clock




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
 I want a little whisky                       You  sure won't let me stop



G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------2--2--------2---4-2-----+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+------------0--0-4----4-0--0-4--4---------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
    Big boss man                                        Can't you hear me 




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
        when I call





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------7--7-6-----------+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+-----------------6-9--9-6-------9-6-------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+-------------7--7-------------------7-----+-----------------------------------------+
       you ain't so big                                  You're just tall that's just 




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+------------------------0--0--1--1--------+----2_-----0--1--2-----------------------+
E+-----------0--0--4--4---------------------+-----------------------------------------+
        about all




3rd VERSE  (SOLO)


G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
    




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
     



G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------2--2--------2---4-2-----+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+------------0--0-4----4-0--0-4--4---------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+






G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------7--7-6-----------+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+-----------------6-9--9-6-------9-6-------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+-------------7--7-------------------7-----+-----------------------------------------+





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+------------------------0--0--1--1--------+----2_-----0--1--2-----------------------+
E+-----------0--0--4--4---------------------+-----------------------------------------+


4th VERSE


G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
     I'm gonna find me    a boss man    one who's gonna treat me right           




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
            I work hard in the daytime            sure get stoned at night   



G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------2--2--------2---4-2-----+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+------------0--0-4----4-0--0-4--4---------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
    Big boss man                                        Can't you hear me 




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+-------------------2--2---------2---4-2---+------------2--2------------2---4-2------+
E+-------------0--0-4-----4-0--0-4--4-------+------0--0-4------4--0--0-4---4----------+
        when I call





G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+-------------------------7--7-6-----------+------------2-2----5--5-4-2--------------+
A+-----------------6-9--9-6-------9-6-------+------0--0-4----4-----------4-2----------+
E+-------------7--7-------------------7-----+-----------------------------------------+
       you ain't so big                            you're just tall , that's just




G+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
D+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
A+------------------------0--0--1--1--------+----2_-----0--1--2-----------------------+
E+-----------0--0--4--4---------------------+----------------------------0_-----------+
       about all

            
            
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