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PEOPLE GET READY (Bassline)

As recorded by The Impressions
(From the 1965 Album PEOPLE GET READY)

Words and Music by Curtis Mayfield

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Lenny Brown - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=73
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q.   E +Q.   E   Q.   E +E  E E E   Q.   E +Q.   E   Q.   E +E  E E E
|----------------|----------------6-|----------------|----------------6--||
|----------------|------------3-6---|----------------|------------3-6----||
|-4--------------|------4-(4)-------|-4--------------|------4-(4)--------||
|------6-(6)---6-|-4----------------|------6-(6)---6-|-4-----------------||


 1st Verse
  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E
|------------------|----------------6-|------------------|------------------|
|------------8-----|------------3-6---|------------8-----|------------3-6-6-|
|-4------------8---|------4-(4)-------|-4------------8---|------4-(4)-------|
|------6-(6)-----6-|-4--4-------------|------6-(6)-----6-|-4--4-------------|


  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E   Q.   E +Q   Q    Q  E E +H
|------------------|------------6-----|----------------|---------------||
|--------------8---|--------------6-4-|-3--------------|---------------||
|-4----------8---8-|------4-(4)-------|------6-(6)-----|------4-(4)----||
|------6-(6)-------|-4--4-------------|-------------6--|-4--4----------||


 Interlude                   2nd Verse
  Q.   E +H       W           Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E
|---------------|----------||------------------|----------------6-|
|---------------|----------||------------8-----|------------3-6---|
|---------------|----------||-4------------8---|------4-(4)-------|
|------6-(6)----|----------||------6-(6)-----6-|-4--4-------------|


  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------6-----|
|------------8-----|------------3-6-6-|--------------8---|--------------6-4-|
|-4------------8---|------4-(4)-------|-4----------8---8-|------4-(4)-------|
|------6-(6)-----6-|-4--4-------------|------6-(6)-------|-4--4-------------|


                                   Interlude
  Q.   E +Q   Q    Q  E E +H        Q.   E +H       W
|----------------|---------------||-6-------------|------||
|----------------|---------------||------8-(8)----|------||
|-8----6-(6)-----|------4-(4)----||---------------|------||
|-------------6--|-4--4----------||---------------|------||


                                        3rd Verse
                  |3|
  Q.   E +H       Q E +E  E +E  E E E    Q.   E +Q.   E   Q.   E +E  E E E
|-7-------------|-7-7-(7)-7-(7)-----7-||----------------|----------------7-|
|------9-(9)----|---------------4-7---||----------------|------------4-7---|
|---------------|---------------------||-5--------------|------5-(5)-------|
|---------------|---------------------||------7-(7)---7-|-5----------------|


  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E   Q.   E +Q   E E   Q  E E +E  E Q
|------------------|------------7-----|-----------------|------------------|
|------------9-----|--------------7-4-|-----------------|------------4-7---|
|-5------------9---|------5-(5)-------|-5-----------9---|------5-(5)-------|
|------7-(7)-----7-|-5--5-------------|------7-(7)----7-|-5--5-------------|


                                   4th Verse
  Q  E E +Q.   E   Q  E E +H        Q.   E +Q.   E   Q  E E +E  E E E
|----------------|---------------||----------------|----------------7--|
|----4-----------|---------------||----------------|------------4-7----|
|-5----7-(7)---7-|------5-(5)----||-5--------------|------5-(5)--------|
|----------------|-5--5----------||------7-(7)---7-|-5--5--------------|


  Q.   E +E  E E E   Q  E E +E  E E E    Q.   E +E  E E E
|------------------|------------7-----|-------------------|
|------------9-----|--------------7---|-------------9-----|
|-5------------9---|------5-(5)-----9-|---------------9---|
|------7-(7)-----7-|-5--5-------------|-10----7-(7)-----7-|


                                       Outro
                                     Freely  Q=63
  Q  E E +E  E E E   Q.   E +E  E Q     W
|------------7-----|-----------------||------|
|--------------7-5-|-4---------------||------|
|------5-(5)-------|------7-(7)------||------|
|-5--5-------------|-----------------||------|


  In time Q=73     H.=H
  Q.   E +Q   Q     Q  E E +H       +W
|----------------|----------------|--------*|
|----------------|----------------|--------*|
|-5--------------|-------5-(5)----|-(5)----*|
|------7-(7)--7--|--5--5----------|--------*|


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


People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

So people get ready
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's hope for all
among the loved the most

There ain't no room
for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just
To save his own
Have pity on those
whose chances grow thinner
Cause there's no hiding place
Against the Kingdom's Throne

So people get ready
There's a train a-comin'
You don't need no baggage
you just get on board!
All you need is faith
to hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
you just thank the Lord


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