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                         SWEET CHILD O' MINE (Bassline)
                          As recorded by Guns N' Roses
                 (From the 1987 Album APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION)

Words and Music by Guns N' Roses
Transcribed by Jake Brown

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Untitled'

 
  Medium Rock Q=122
 4/4

 
[Intro]
                         Gtr I
    Wx7          H    Q  E  E    Q.    E  +Q    E  E    Q   E  E  E  E  E  E
Gb|------------|--------------|-------11-(11)--11-12-|-14--16-14-12-11----14-|
Db|------------|--------------|-12-------------------|-----------------12----|
Ab|------------|-----------12-|----------------------|-----------------------|
Eb|------------|--------------|----------------------|-----------------------|

    Q.    E  +Q.    E    E E  E  E  +E  E  E  E
Gb|-------12-(12)------|-10-9----10-(10)-9-------|
Db|-10--------------10-|------10-----------10----|
Ab|--------------------|-------------------------|
Eb|--------------------|----------------------10-|

    H..        a  E    H..        a  E
Gb|------------------|-12----------------|
Db|------------10S12-|------------10S12--|
Ab|-10---------------|-------------------|
Eb|------------------|-------------------|

     E  E  E  E  +E   E  Q     H    Q   Q     Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E
Gb|-12-11----12-(12)-11-----|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
Db|-------12------------12--|-12-------12\--|---------------|--------4-7-4----|
Ab|-------------------------|---------------|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5----------|
Eb|-------------------------|---------------|---------------|--------------5--|

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E
Gb|---------------|----------------|---------------|
Db|---------------|--------3-2-----|---------------|
Ab|-3----3-3----3-|-3----3-----3---|---------------|
Eb|---------------|--------------5-|-3----3-3----3-|

    E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E Q  Q
Gb|-----------------|---------------|---------------||
Db|-----3-4-5-------|---------------|-4-7-----5--4--||
Ab|-----------2-3-4-|-5----5-5----5-|-------5-------||
Eb|-3-0-------------|---------------|-----5---------||


[1st Verse]

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E Q.   E
Gb|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2-|-3----3-3----3-|
Eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|

    Q  E E E E E E    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E
Gb|----------------||---------------|----------------|
Db|----------------||---------------|----------5-----|
Ab|-3--3-3-3-3-2-0-||---------------|--------------0-|
Eb|----------------||-3----3-3----3-|-3----3-3-------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E Q  Q    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E
Gb|---------------|---7-----------|---------------|----------------|
Db|---------------|---------5--4--|---------------|----------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5---0-5-------|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2--|
Eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E
Gb|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
Db|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
Ab|-3----3-3----3-|-3---------------|---------------|
Eb|---------------|---0-0-1-1-1-2-2-|-3----3-3----3-|

    Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   S S   E E E E E E E E
Gb|----------------|-------------5-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-------||
Db|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
Ab|----------2-3-4-|-5----5-5--------|-----------------||
Eb|-3----3-3-------|-----------------|-----------0-2-3-||

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E
Gb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------||
Db|-----------------|----------------|---------------|--------7-5-4----||
Ab|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|-3----3-(3)---0-|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-------5--||
Eb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------||

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E Q
Gb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-7-7-7-7-7--------||
Db|-----------------|----------------|---------------|------------------||
Ab|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|-3----3-(3)---0-|-5----5-5----5-|------------------||
Eb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------0-3\---||

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E
Gb|---------------|----------7-----|---------------|----------5------|
Db|---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5-----0-|-3----3-3----3-|-3----3-3--------|
Eb|---------------|----------------|---------------|--------------0--|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E Q  Q
Gb|---------------|-----------------|---------------|---7------------||
Db|---------------|-----------------|---------------|---------5--4---||
Ab|-3----3-3----3-|-----2---3---4---|-5----5-5----5-|-5-----5--------||
Eb|---------------|-3-3---3---3---3-|---------------|----------------||


[2ND Verse]

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E Q.   E
Gb|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2-|-3----3-3----3-|
Eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|
    Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E
Gb|----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
Db|--------5-3-2---|---------------|---------------|----------------|
Ab|-3----3-------3-|---------------|-------------3-|-5----5-5----5--|
Eb|----------------|-3----3-3----3-|-3----3-3------|----------------|

    E Q.   E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E
Gb|---7------7---7-|---------------|---------------|
Db|----------------|---------------|---------------|
Ab|-5------5---5---|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2-|
Eb|----------------|---------------|---------------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E
Gb|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
Db|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
Ab|-3----3-3----3-|-3---------------|---------------|
Eb|---------------|---0-0-1-1-1-2-2-|-3----3-3----3-|

    E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   S S   E E E E E E E E
Gb|-----------------|-------------5-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-------||
Db|---2-3-4-5-------|-----------------|-----------------||
Ab|-----------2-3-4-|-5----5-5--------|-----------------||
Eb|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------0-2-3-||

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E E E
Gb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|----------7---7--|
Db|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
Ab|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|-3----3-(3)---0-|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5---5----|
Eb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|


[To Coda]

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +Q.   E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
Gb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|-7---7---7---7----||
Db|-----------------|----------------|---------------|------------------||
Ab|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|-3----3-(3)---0-|-5----5-5----5-|---5---5---5---5--||
Eb|-----------------|----------------|---------------|------------------||

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E Q.   E E E E
Gb|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|---2----3-3-4-4--|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2-|-3----3-3----3-|-3---------------|
Eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E Q  Q
Gb|---------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
Db|---------------|---2-3-4-5-------|---------------|-4-7-----5--4---|
Ab|---------------|-----------2-3-4-|-5----5-5----5-|-----5-5--------|
Eb|-3----3-3----3-|-3---------------|---------------|----------------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E E Q
Gb|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
Db|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5----5-5--0-2-|-3----3-3----3-|-3----3-3-2-0---|
Eb|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
Gb|---------------|-----------------|
Db|---------------|---2-3-4-5-------|
Ab|---------------|-----------2-3-4-|
Eb|-3----3-3----3-|-3---------------|


[D.S. al Coda]

    Q.   E Q.   E   E S S S S S S S S S S E E
Gb|---------------|----------------------------||
Db|---------------|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----||
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-------------------------5--||
Eb|---------------|-5--------------------------||

    Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E +Q   E E
Gb|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-5----5-5----5-|-5---------------|-----------------|
Eb|---------------|---0-2-0-3-0-4-0-|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
Gb|-----------------|---------------|---7-----7---7---|
Db|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
Ab|-3----3-(3)--3-0-|-5----5-5----5-|-5---5-5---5---5-|
Eb|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|

    Q  E E +Q   E E   Q  E E +Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
Gb|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-----------------|-3----3-(3)-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-0-6---|
Eb|-0----0-(0)--0-2-|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



[Guitar Solo]

      Q  E E +E  E E E   Q  E E +Q   Q    Q.   E +Q   Q
Gb||-------------------|------5-(5)-----|------4-(4)-----|
Db||o------2-(2)-------|----------------|----------------|
Ab||o------------------|-3--3--------3--|-2-----------2--|
Eb||--0--0-------0-2-3-|----------------|----------------|

    Q  E E +E  E E E         E E E E E E E S S
Gb|------2-(2)--------|    |-------------------|
Db|------------------o|    |---------------4-5-|
Ab|-0----------------o| x4 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
Eb|------------0-3-2--|    |-------------------|

    E E E E E E E E     Q.   E +Q   E E
Gb|-----------------||------------------|
Db|-7-7-7-7-7-5-4-4-||o------2-(2)------|
Ab|-----------------||o-----------------|
Eb|-----------------||--0-----------0-2-|

    Q.   E +Q   Q    Q.   E +Q   E E   E E E E Q  Q     4x
Gb|----------------|------2-(2)------|------------------||
Db|------5-(5)-----|-----------------|-----------------o||
Ab|----------------|-0-----------0-2-|-3-3-3-3-5-------o||
Eb|-3-----------3--|-----------------|------------3-----||

      Q  E E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E Q    Q  E E +E  E Q    E E E E Q  Q   
Gb||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
Db||o------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------o||
Ab||o------------------|-----------------|-0----0-(0)------|-3-3-3-3-5-----o|| x3
Eb||--0----0-(0)-----2-|-3----3-(3)------|-----------------|------------3---||

    E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
Gb|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
Db|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
Ab|-------------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-5-5------|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-------------3-3--|

      Q.   E +Q   E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    Q.   E +Q   E E   E E E E Q  Q
Gb||------------------|----------------|------2-(2)------|----------------||
Db||o------2-(2)------|------5-(5)-----|-----------------|---------------o||
Ab||o-----------------|----------------|-0-----------0-2-|-3-3-3-3-5-----o||
Eb||--0-----------0-2-|-3-----------3--|-----------------|------------3---||

                                                       |-3-| |-3-|
    Q.   E +Q   E E   Q.   E +Q   E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    Q Q Q Q Q Q
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
Db|------2-(2)------|------5-(5)------|------2-(2)-----|-------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-7-5---------|
Eb|-0-----------0-2-|-3-----------3-3-|-0--------------|-----7-6-5-3-|


    Q.   E +E  E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    W          H    H
Gb|------------------|----------------|----------|-----------|
Db|------2-(2)-------|------5-(5)-----|----------|-----------|
Ab|------------------|----------------|-0--------|-3----5----|
Eb|-0----------0-0-2-|-3-----------3--|----------|-----------|

    W          +W           +H     H      W
Gb|----------|------------|-------------|------*|
Db|----------|------------|-------------|------*|
Ab|----------|------------|-------------|------*|
Eb|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)---------|------*|


[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)
 
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

*****************************************************************************************
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+2 reply
bassplaya101 11 wrote on August 5 2004, 12:00 am

the intros a little off but the rest is all good

+5 reply
saturns_bassman 160 wrote on April 8 2005, 12:00 am

no way man the intros good, nice job man!!!!

+2 reply
nolchinator 16 wrote on June 10 2005, 12:00 am

look man ive got da book and your close apart from a few mistakes good job

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