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Chicken Bass Tab

version 2
version 2

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Author
Song: The Chicken
Artist: Jaco Pastorius
Album: Live

Basically this tab is just the entire song in order, fully written out. This is the
easiest Jaco song and he has a lot of fun playing it, (improvising a lot) and you
should too! Please rate this tab.

Tuning: G D A E
Time Signature: 4/4

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-1---3---0-------------|--------0-0-0-1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------0-------0---|1-----1-------------------------|
E|----------------------1---1-----|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|------------------------3-2-1---|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-3-3---3-4-4---4---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------0-1---3-----------------|--------0-0---1---1-3---5---8---|
D|------1---------------------0---|1-----1-------------------------|
A|------------------1---1---1-----|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

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G|--------------------0---2---5---|3-1-----------------------------|
D|--------2-2-2-3---3---2---------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-----3-------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|--------0-1---3---3-------------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------0-------0---|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------1---1-----|

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G|------------------------0---3---|----------------------------0-3-|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|------------------------3-0-----|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-3-3---3-4-4---4---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------4---3-5-|3-----------------------3-3---1-|
D|--------0-1---3---1-3-0---------|--------0-0-0-1---1-3-0-----3---|
A|1-----1-------------------------|------1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--3-0---------------------------|--------------------3-----------|
D|--------0-----0-1-1-2-2---3-----|--------0-0---0-3-3-----2---1---|
A|------1---------------------0-0-|1-----1---------------4---------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------0-1---3-----------------|--8---5-3-0-----0-0-1-3---9-1011|
D|------1---------------------0-1-|--------------1-----------------|
A|------------------1---1---1-----|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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

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G|------------------------0-0---0-|3-1-----------------------------|
D|--------2-2---2-3-3---3---------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-----3-------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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G|--------------------------------|----3---------------------------|
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A|1-----1-------------------------|1-------------1-----------------|
E|------------------1---1---1-3-4-|--------------------------------|

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G|----------------0---------------|--------------------------------|
D|--1---1---1-3-4---1-----1-------|--1---1-------------------------|
A|--------------------3-1---------|--------4-4---4-3-3---3-1-1-3-4-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|----------------------2---------|----------------------0---------|
D|0-----0-----0-----3-4---4-------|----------------0-0-------------|
A|--------------------------3-2-0-|--------0-0---0-----------0-1-2-|
E|--------------------------------|3-3---3-------------------------|

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G|------------0---3-4---3---0-----|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------0-1-|--2-3---------------------------|
A|--0-2---3-----------------------|--------3-3-------------0-0-1-2-|
E|--------------------------------|------------0-0-1-1-3-3---------|

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G|------------0---2---3---3-3-1-1-|1210--6---5---1---0-------------|
D|----2---3-4---------------------|--------------------3-----------|
A|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|1313--13--13--1315151515--------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------0-----------------------|
A|----------------------------0---|1---3-4-----------------4---3---|
E|--------------------------1-----|--------------1-------1---------|

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

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
D|--------0-0-0-1---1-3-0---------|--------0-1-0-3-----------------|
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E|--------------------------------|------------------1---1---1-----|

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
D|--------0-0-0-1---1-3-----------|------------------------0---1---|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-3-3---3-4-4---4---1-----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------0-1---3-----------------|--8---5-3-0-----0-0-1-2-3-------|
D|------1---------------------0-1-|--------------1-----------------|
A|------------------1---1---1-----|----------------------------1-1-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|----------------0-0-------------|
D|0-----0-----------------0-0-----|--------0-0---0-----------------|
A|--------3-3---3-2-0---2---------|----------------------------0---|
E|----------------------------2-2-|3-----3-------------------3---3-|

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

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G|------------------------0---5---|3-1-----------------------------|
D|--------2-2---3---3-4-4---------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-----3-------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|------------------------0---3---|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------3-3-|--------0-0-1-3-----------------|
A|1-----1---1---------------------|1-----1-----------1---------0---|
E|------------1-3---3-1---0-------|----------------------1---1-----|

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G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------0---0-1-2-3-3-----|------------------------0---1---|
A|1-----1---1-1-------------------|1-1---1-3-3---3-4-4---4---1-----|
E|----------------------------1-1-|--------------------------------|

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G|----8-3-6-6-0---1---2-2-3-3-----|----0---1---2-2-3-3-5-3-7-3-9-10|
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A|----------------------------1-1-|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|11--------------------2---2-----|0-0---0---------5-5-3-4-0-------|
D|--0-----------0-----0-----------|--------3-3---3-----------3-0---|
A|------0---0-----------------0---|------------------------------4-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|----------------0---------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------2-2-3-4-----------------|
A|3---3---------------------------|3-----3---------------------0---|
E|------0-0-----0-1-1---1-3-3---3-|------------------3---3---3---3-|

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G|----5-2-3---------------0-3-5-2-|3-1-----------------------------|
D|----------1-2---3-3-4-4---------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-3-----------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
D|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|--------0-1---3-----------------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1---------------------0-0-|
E|--------------------------------|------------------1---1---1-----|

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

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G|7---7---3-1---0-----------------|--------------------0---1-1-3-3-|
D|------------------3-0-0-1-1-3-3-|--------0-0-1-3---3---3---------|
A|--------------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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

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G|----------8-5---0-0-1-1-3-------|--------0-0---1---1-2-2-3-------|
D|----1-1-------1-----------------|1-----1---------------------1-1-|
A|----------------------------4-4-|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|----7-7-6-6-----0---1-1-2-2-1-1-|0-----0-------------------------|
D|0-0---------4-------------------|--------3-3---3-2-2---2-0-0-----|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------0-|
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G|------------0---0-2---0---------|------------0---0-2---0---------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|1---2---3-------------------3-0-|1---2---3---------------------3-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------0---0-2---3---2-0---|3-1-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|------3---1---------------------|
A|1---2---3-----------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
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D|----------0---1---1-3-0-------0-|------0-----------------0-0---0-|
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D|1-----------------------1-1---3-|----------------0-1-0-0-2-2-0-2-|
A|----------------1-0-3-3---------|------1-3---4-------------------|
E|--3-----------3-----------------|--------------------------------|

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G|----------------2-2---7---7-3-2-|0-0---0-------------------------|
D|0-----0-4-4---4-----------------|--------3-3---3-2-2---2-0-0-----|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------0-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----2---3-3-4---------------0-0-|
A|1-1-2-2-3-3-----------------1-1-|3-3-----------------------------|
E|------------0-0-1-1-2-2-3-3-----|------------------1---1---1-----|

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G|----5---3---------------0-------|1917--15--12--10--8-7-----------|
D|----------1-2---3---4-4---------|--------------------------------|
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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|----3-----0---------1---0---3---|--3-0-----------------------9-10|
D|--------------0-------3---------|--------0-0-1-1-2-3-------------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|------1-------------1---1-------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------4---------|

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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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A|----------------------0---0---0-|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|3-----3-1-1---1-0-0---0---------|

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

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D|--------2-2-2-2-3-3---3---------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-----3-------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------4-----------|

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D|--------0-0---1---1-3-----------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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D|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|
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E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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D|--------0-0---1---1-3-0---------|--------0-0---0-1-1---1---------|
A|1-----1-------------------------|1-----1-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|------------------------0---3---|--------------------------------|
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A|1-----1-------------------------|--------1-1---1-3-3-4-3---4-----|
E|--------------------------------|------3-------------------------|

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G|--------0-1---3-----------------|----8-0---3-0---0-0-1-2-3-------|
D|------1---------------------0-0-|1-------------1-----------1-1-0-|
A|------------------1---1---1-----|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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G|--------------------------------|----------------0-0---7---0-----|
D|------0-------------------------|--------0-0---0-----------------|
A|--------3-3---2---2-------------|----------------------------4---|
E|--------------------0-0-1-1-2-2-|3-----3-------------------------|

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

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G|--------------------------------|3-1-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|------3---1---------------------|
A|3-------------------------------|--------------4---1-------------|
E|------0-1-0-0-1---0-1-1-3-3-----|--------------------4-----------|
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vonroden 403 wrote on May 9 2007, 10:46 am

Cool, fun song to jam around on! execlent

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str84ever 1,441 wrote on August 14 2007, 03:50 pm

I have the sheet music for this your version was pretty much spot on.

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UltimateBassTab 29 wrote on August 10 2011, 08:25 pm

Amazing tab.

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