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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

TRUCKIN' (Bassline)
As recorded by The Grateful Dead
(From the 1971 Album AMERICAN BEAUTY)

Transcribed by WagimawR@yahoo.com
	

Words and Music by Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
Arranged by Dale Turner

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'bass'

 Intro (0:00)
  Moderate Shuffle Q.=126
  N.C.
 12/8
  Gtr I
  E E E E E E a E E E E E E   a E E E E E E a Q  E E E E
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-8h9-9-9-9-9-9-|-8h9-9-9-9------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------8h9-8h9--8s7-5-5-|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|


  E
  Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E   Q.   Q.   Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7--7-7------------4-|-7--------------4----|
|-----------4--0-7----|------4----7--0----7-|


  Q.   Q.   Q  E Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q  E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|-7--------------4----|-7-------------------||
|------4----7--0------|------4--0-7--0-0----||


 1st Chorus (0:12)
  E                                           A
  Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------4----|
|-7----7----7----7----|-7----7--------------|------4----7-------7-|
|---------7---------0-|-----------0----4----|-5-------------------|


                        B
  Q  E Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7-------------------|----------------6----|-9----6--------------|
|------4----7----4----|------6----9---------|-----------9---------|
|-------------------6s|=7-------------------|----------------7--0-|


  A                                           E
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q.   Q  E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------7----|
|----------------4----|-7-------------------|------6----9--0------|
|------4----7---------|-----------4--0-6----|-7--x----------------|
|-5--5----------------|----x-5--------------|---------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------||
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-||
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||


   1st Verse (0:35)
    E
    q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
||-----------7-(7)----------|
||o------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
||o-7--7--------------------|
||--------------------------|


 1.,2.,3.                    4.
  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e  4x q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|----------7-(7)-----------||----------------------||
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-o||----------------------||
|-7--7--------------------o||-7--7-----------------||
|--------------------------||------9----7--0-4--0--||


 Choruses 2+4 (0:51, 2:38)
  $
  E                                           A
  Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------4----|
|-7----7----7----7----|-7----7--------------|------4----7-------7-|
|---------7---------0-|-----------0----4----|-5-------------------|


                        B
  Q  E Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7-------------------|----------------6----|-9----6--------------|
|------4----7----4----|------6----9---------|-----------9---------|
|-------------------6s|=7-------------------|----------------7--0-|


                                     To Coda
  A                                           E
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q.   Q  E Q.
|---------------------|---------------------|----------------7----|
|----------------4----|-7-------------------|------6----9--0------|
|------4----7---------|-----------4--0-6----|-7--x----------------|
|-5--5----------------|----x-5--------------|---------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E Q.   Q.   Q.
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|-----------7---------||
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------9---------9----||
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|-7--7----------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------||


   2nd Verse (1:14)
    E7
    q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
||-----------7-(7)----------|
||o------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
||o-7--7--------------------|
||--------------------------|


 1.,2.,3.                    4.
  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e  4x q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|----------7-(7)-----------||----------------------||
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-o||----------------------||
|-7--7--------------------o||-7--7-----------------||
|--------------------------||------9----7--0-4--0--||


 3rd Chorus (1:29)
  E
  Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7----7----7----|-7----7--------------|
|---------7---------0-|-----------0----4----|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|------------------------|
|----------------4----|-7----------------------|
|------4----7-------7-|------4----7----4-------|
|-5-------------------|-------------------6s===|


  B
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------6----|-9----6--------------|
|------6----9---------|-----------9---------|
|-7-------------------|----------------7--0-|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------4----|-7---------------------|
|------4----7---------|-----------4--0-6------|
|-5--5----------------|----x-5----------------|


  E
  Q  E Q.   Q  E Q.     Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
|---------------------|----------------6----|----------------6----||
|---------------------|------6----9---------|------6----9---------||
|-7---------4---------|-7-----------------0-|-7-------------------||
|----x-7-------x-7----|---------------------|---------------------||


                        Bridge (1:52, 3:53)
                      $$
                         A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E    Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------||---------------------|
|---------------------||---------------------|
|-7----5----4---------||---------------------|
|----------------7----||-5----5--0-5----5--0-|


 6/8         12/8
  Q.   Q  E   Q.   +E  E E Q.   +Q   E
|-----------|---------------------------|
|-----------|-7----(7)-----5----(5)-----|
|---------7-|------------x-----------7--|
|-5---------|---------------------------|


  (F#m)      A                              D           A
                                           6/8         12/8
  H.      Q  E Q  E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   +Q   E
|-------------------|---------------------|-----------|------------------------|
|-4-----------------|------7--------------|-----------|---------7-5----(5)-----|
|--------------7----|---------------------|-5----5----|------7-----------------|
|---------5---------|-5---------5----5----|-----------|-5----------------------|


  (F#m)      A        D                     Bm
                                           6/8
  H.      Q  E Q  E   Q.   q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E
|-------------------|---------------------|------------|
|-4-----------------|---------------------|------------|
|--------------7----|-5----5----5----5----|------------|
|---------5---------|---------5---------x-|-7----7--x--|


  F#                    Bm        F#
 12/8
  Q.   q  E Q.   q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|------4---------4--x-|-4----4--x-4----4----|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-2---------2---------|-------------------x-|


                                To Dbl. Coda
  A                                           E7
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     q  E E E E +Q   e E E E
|---------------------|---------------------|----------7-(7)----------|
|---------------------|---------------------|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|---------------------|------4--4-5--x-6----|-7--7--------------------|
|-5----5----5----5--x-|-5-------------------|-------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


                            3rd Verse (2:23)
                             E7
  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e    q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------||----------7-(7)----------|
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-||------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--7--------------------||-7--7--------------------|
|-------------------------||-------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|


                                 D.S. al Coda
  q  E a Q  E  Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q  E Q  e
|-----------7-11----9----|-7----6--------------||
|------8h9---------------|-----------9--x-6--7-||
|-7--7-------------------|---------------------||
|------------------------|---------------------||


  &
  E7
  Q  E Q.   Q  E Q.     q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------------7----|----------7-(7)----------|
|------6----9--0------|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--x----------------|-7--7--------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)----------|
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   4th Verse (3:01)
    E7
    q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e  3x
||-----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)-----------||
||o------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-o||
||o-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------o||
||--------------------------|--------------------------||


  q  E E E E E E E E E E   Q.   Q.      Q  E Q  E
|----------7-----7-----7-|------------------------||
|------8h9---8h9---8h9---|-7----5b5.5-------------||
|-7--7-------------------|--------------7--x-4----||
|------------------------|----------------------0-||


 5th Chorus (3:16)
  E
  Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7----7----7----|-7----7--------------|
|---------7---------0-|-----------0----4----|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|------------------------|
|----------------4----|-7----------------------|
|------4----7-------7-|------4----7----4-------|
|-5-------------------|-------------------6s===|


  B
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------6----|-9----6--------------|
|------6----9---------|-----------9---------|
|-7-------------------|----------------7--0-|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------4----|-7---------------------|
|------4----7---------|-----------4--0-6------|
|-5--5----------------|----x-5----------------|


  E7
  Q  E Q.   Q  E Q.     q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|---------------------|----------7-(7)----------|
|---------------------|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|
|-7---------4---------|-7--7--------------------|
|----x-7-------x-7----|-------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e
|----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)------------||
|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9---||
|-7--7--------------------|-7--7----------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------||


   5th Verse (3:38)
    E7
    q  E E E E +Q   e E E e   q  E E E E +Q   e E E e  3x
||-----------7-(7)----------|----------7-(7)-----------||
||o------8h9--------9-5s6-9-|------8h9--------9-5s6-9-o||
||o-7--7--------------------|-7--7--------------------o||
||--------------------------|--------------------------||


                         D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
  q  E +Q.   a Q.   Q  E   Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------------7----|-------------------||
|------------8h9---------|-------------------||
|-7--7-(7)---------------|-9-----------------||
|------------------------|----0--1--2--3--4--||


  &&
  E
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7--7-7----7--7-|-7--------------4----|
|----7---------7------|----x-4----7--0------|


  Q.   Q.   Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------||
|---------------------|---------------------||
|-7----7----7----7----|-7------------x-4----||
|-------------------7-|------4----7---------||


 6th Chorus (4:24)
  E
  Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E   Q.   Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-7----7----7----7----|-7----7--------------|
|---------7---------0-|-----------0----4----|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|------------------------|
|----------------4----|-7----------------------|
|------4----7-------7-|------4----7----4-------|
|-5-------------------|-------------------6s===|


  B
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------6----|-9----6--------------|
|------6----9---------|-----------9---------|
|-7-------------------|----------------7--0-|


  A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q.     Q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------4----|-7---------------------|
|------4----7---------|-----------4--0-6------|
|-5--5----------------|----x-5----------------|


  E7
  Q.   Q.   Q  E q  E   Q  E Q.   q  e q  E
|----------------6----|----------------6-----|
|------6----9--x------|------6----9--9-------|
|-7-----------------6s|=7--7--------------6s=|
|---------------------|----------------------|


  Q  E Q.   q  e Q  E   q  E Q.   Q  E Q  E
|----------------6----|----------------7----||
|------6----9--x------|------6----9--x------||
|-7--7--------------6s|=7--7--------------6-||
|---------------------|---------------------||


 Outro (4:46)
  (E7)
  q  e Q.   q  E q  E   Q  E E E E Q.   q  E   q  E E E E +Q   e q  E
|----------------6----|----------6-9----6----|----------6-(6)---------|
|------6----9--x------|------8-9-----------9-|------6-9--------9-6--9-|
|-7--7--------------6-|-7--------------------|-7--7-------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|------------------------|


  q  E E E E +Q   e Q  E   Q  E E E E Q.   Q  E
|----------6-(6)---------|----------6-9----6----|
|------8h9--------9-6--9-|------8h9-----------9-|
|-7--7-------------------|-7--7-----------------|
|------------------------|----------------------|


  Q  E E E E Q  E Q  E   Q  E E E E Q  E Q  E   Q  E E E E Q  E Q  E
|----------6-9--9-6----|----------6-9--9-6----|----------6-9--9-6----*|
|------8h9-----------9-|------8h9-----------9-|------8h9-----------9-*|
|-7--7-----------------|-7--7-----------------|-7--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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