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Birdland Bass Tab

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Bass Tablature for "Birdland"
Jaco Pastorius with Weather Report
Off the album, Heavy Weather

/ = slide up
\ = slide down

Note: When numbers are really close to each other, play the notes fast

G-----------------------------------------0------------------------------
D----------------0--------------------0-2--------0-1---------------------
A------0-1---1-3-----------3---0-1-2----------3-----------0--1--2--3-----
E--3-----------------3--5------------------------------3--------------3--

G----4------5------7----9\5------------------------------------0-15/16--
D------------------------------5----5----------5-2-----3---------13/14--
A--2------3------5------7\3------------2-2------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------0-1---1-2-3----------

G--15/16\15/16\15/16\15/16---0---15/16\15/16\15/16\15/16-------------------
D--14/15\14/15\14/15\14/15-------14/15\14/15\14/15\14/15----5---2----------
A-------------------------------------------------------------2-----2-3-4--
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------

G------------------------------------------------5-5-----------------5--------
D------------2-2-------------------2-----------5------7-5--------------7------
A----2-2---2-----------2-3-4-5---2-----3-4-5--------------7-5------------7-5--
E--2---------------345--------3-------------------------------7-5-0-----------

G-----------------------------------------------4----------------5-5-----5-5--
D------2---------------------2-2-------------------2-----------5-------5------
A----2-----2-3-4-----2-2---2-------0-2-3-4-5---2-2-----3-4-5------------------
E--3---------------2------------------------3---------------------------------

G----5---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--5---7-----------2---------------------2-2----------------2---------------------2-2--
A--------7-5----02-----5-4-3-----2-2---2-------0-2-3-4----2-----5-4-3-----2-2---2------
E-------------3----------------2------------------------3---------------2--------------
               repeat  19 times       repeat 6 times
G-------------|----------------|--------------------------|-------
D-------------|----5------5----|--5--4--3--2--1--0--------|----5--
A--0-2-3-4----|----------------|--------------------4--3--|-------
E----------3--|--3---3--3---3--|--------------------------|--3----

G-----------------------------------------0------------------------------
D----------------0--------------------0-2--------0-1---------------------
A------0-1---1-3-----------3---0-1-2----------3-----------0--1--2--3-----
E--3-----------------3--5------------------------------3--------------3--

G---------------------------------------4-5--------------------------------------
D----------------------------5---2----------------------2-2-------------------2--
A--3-5-----2-----3----3-5-0----2-----2------2-3---2---2-----------2-3-4-5---2----
E------5-3----------------------------------------------------345--------3-------

G------------5-5-----5-5-----5-----------------------------------------
D----------5-------5-------5---7--------5---2---------------------2-2--
A--3-4-5-------------------------7--5-----2-----2-3-4-----2-2---2------
E-------------------------------------------------------2--------------

G--------------------------------5-------------------5------------------------
D------------------2-----------5---7-5-----------------7-------5---2----------
A------2-3-4-5---2-----3-4-5-----------7-5---------------7-5-----2-----5-4-3--
E--345--------3----------------------------7-5-3-0----------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------2---------------------2-2-------------5----2--
A----2-2---2-------0-2-3-4----2-----5-4-3-----2-2---2-----------2-3-4----2----
E--2---------0-0-----------3----------------2---------------345---------------

G-------------------------------------------4-------------------------------------------
D--------------------2-2----------------------2----------------------2-2-------------5--
A--5-4-3-----2-2---2-----------2-3-4-5---2----------5-4-3-----2-2--2-----------2-3-4----
E----------2---------------345--------3---------0-----------2--------------345----------

G--------------5----------------------------------4-------------------------------------
D----2----------------------2-2-------------5-------2------------------------------2-2--
A--2-----5-4-3------2-2---2-----------2-3-4----2----------5--5-4-4-3-3-----2-2---2------
E-----------------2---------------345-----------------0------------------2--------------

G---------------------------------------------------------------------4--------------
D------------------2----------------------------2-2-------------5-------2------------
A------2-3-4-5---2-----5--5-4-4-3-3-----2-2---2-----------2-3-4----2----------5-4-3--
E--345--------3-----------------------2---------------345-----------------0----------

G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------2-2-------------------2---------------------2-2-------------------2------------
A--2---2-----------2-3-4-5---2-----5-4-3-----2-2---2-----------2-3-4-5---2-----5-4-3-3--
E--------------345--------3----------------2---------------345--------3-----------------

G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------2-2----------------------------2-----------------------2-2-----------------
A----2-2---2--------------222233334444----2-----5--54-3-----2-2---2-----------2-3-4-5---
E--2---------------345555--------------3------------------2---------------345--------3--
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I_likepie_67 wrote on July 30 2004, 12:00 am

great tab, but at the start the really high bit is played on a bass, using harmonics, I'll submit a version with that on fairly soon though

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slash6464 wrote on December 22 2005, 03:15 am

looks like mr i like pie still aint put on the tab. oh well great tab man, i looked at the tab and said straight away HELL NO! i cant play this, let alone find the notes of it.

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callingknopfler wrote on May 21 2006, 03:18 pm

brilliant! although very hard

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