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Birdland bass

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


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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/ = slide up
\ = slide down

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I_likepie_67 75 Jul 29, 2004 08:00 PM

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 82 Dec 21, 2005 10:15 PM

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 85 May 21, 2006 11:18 AM

brilliant! although very hard

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