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Black Dog Bass Tab

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                           Black Dog-Led Zeppelin
Tabbed by Adam
email:iampinkfloyd@hotmail.com

This tab is the real deal folks. Done by ear, checked with friends,
checked versus an actual Zep song book, simplified for your easy playing benefit. 


Verse riff:
G||--------------|--------5-----7--9--|--5--7--5--------5-----|
D||*-------5--6--|--7--------7--------|-----------7--7-----7--|
A||*----7--------|-----7--------------|-----------------------|
E||--------------|--------------------|-----------------------|


                                                                     
------------------------------|
--5--7--7--------------------*|
-----------5--7--3--5--------*|
-----------------------5--5---|

Long verse end riff:
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------5-----------|
|---------5--6--|--7--------7-----5--|
|--5---7--------|-----7--------7-----|

--------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
-----------5--------|--------------5-----|--------------------5--6--|
--6--7--------7-----|--5--6--7--------7--|-----5--6--7--5--7--------|
--------7--------7--|-----------7--------|--7-----------------------|

                                                                              
--------5-----7--9--|--5--7--5--------5-----|--------------------|-----------
--7--------7--------|-----------7--7-----7--|--5--7--7-----------|-----------
-----7--------------|-----------------------|-----------5--7--3--|--5--------
--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|-----5--5--

There are 3 verses, then the first Chorus

Chorus (Type 1)This a condensed form, notes are longer, so listen for the rhythm.
                                                          
|-----------------------|------------------||
|*----------------------|-----------------*||
|*----------------------|--3--------------*||
|---5----5----5----5----|-------5----5-----||



Verses 4 and 5

Bridge (let A ring  for duration)


Interlude (2nd type of chorus, as the book calls it)
-------------------------------|----------------------||
-------------------------------|----------------------||
--------------------x--3-------|--------------7----5--||
--5--3--5--3/-5--3----------3/-|--5--3--5--3/---------||

Verses 6,7 and 8

End with long verse riff
|---------------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------5-----------|
|---------5--6--|--7--------7-----5--|
|--5---7--------|-----7--------7-----|

--------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|
-----------5--------|--------------5-----|--------------------5--6--|
--6--7--------7-----|--5--6--7--------7--|-----5--6--7--5--7--------|
--------7--------7--|-----------7--------|--7-----------------------|

                                                                              
--------5-----7--9--|--5--7--5--------5-----|--------------------|-----------
--7--------7--------|-----------7--7-----7--|--5--7--7-----------|-----------
-----7--------------|-----------------------|-----------5--7--3--|--5--------
--------------------|-----------------------|--------------------|-----5--5--

Chorus (Type 1)(Alternate ending, Replaces the last bar after repeat)

--------------------
--------------------|
5----4----3---------|
---------------5----|

Verses 9 and 10

Bridge (let A ring  for duration)

Interlude or Chorus 3/Guitar Solo. (again, I don't know why they numbered it this way)

-------------------------------|----------------------||
-------------------------------|----------------------||
--------------------x--3-------|--------------7----5--||
--5--3--5--3\-5--3----------3\-|--5--3--5--3\---------||

Repeat until end with some variations on dead notes and slides etc.

Fade out.
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Wiegraf wrote on April 27 2005, 12:00 am

Excellent tab.

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Sören wrote on July 26 2005, 12:00 am

Dito.

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peavey-milenium wrote on January 23 2006, 02:00 pm

best tab for black dog there is

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