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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY (Bassline)
As recorded by Led Zeppelin
(From the 1973 Album HOUSES OF THE HOLY)

Transcribed by Andy Aledort 
	

Words and Music by Page and Plant
Arranged by Led Zeppelin

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

 Intro               1st Verse
  Moderate Rock Q=96
 1/4  4/4
  Gtr I
  Q    Wx19           Wx13          H    S E. S E.
|----|-------------||-------------|----------------||
|----|-------------||-------------|-----------7----||
|----|-------------||-------------|--------5-------||
|----|-------------||-------------|-------------5--||


 2nd Verse
  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S E. S E.
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|------------7----7----|
|--------------0---0---0-----|--------------5-------|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3---------5--|


  S S S S q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S S S S S S E
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|--------------------------|
|--------------0---0---0-----|--------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3----5---5---7---|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-5-x---5-5s7------------------|
|-----7-----------5---5---7----|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S E
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-5-x---5---------------------|
|-----7---5s7-----5---5---7---|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S E   E S S S a S E S E. S E.
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------7----7----|
|-5-x---5-5s7-----------------|-5-x---5---------5-------|
|-----7-----------5---5---7---|-----7---5s7----------5--|


  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S
|----------------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|
|--------------0---0---0-----|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|


  S S S S q  S E. S E.   S S S S q  S S S S S S S S
|----------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------7----7----|------------------------4-2--|
|--------------5-------|--------------0---0---0------|
|-3-3-3-3-3---------5--|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|


  S S S S q  S S S S S S E   E S S S a S E S S S S S S E
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------|-5-x---5-5s7-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3----5---5---7---|-----7-----------5---5---7---|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-5-x---5-------------------5---|
|-----7---5s7-----5---5---7---7-|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-5-x---5-5s7---------------5---|
|-----7-----------5---5---7---7-|


                            3rd Verse
  E S S S a S E S E. S E.    S S S S q  S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------||------------------------------|
|---------------7----7----||------------------------4-2---|
|-5-x---5---------5-------||--------------0---0---0-------|
|-----7---5s7----------5--||-3-3-3-3-3--------------------|


  S S S S q  S E. S E.   S S S S q  S S S S S S S S
|----------------------|----------------------------|
|------------7----7----|------------------------4-2-|
|--------------5-------|--------------0---0---0-----|
|-3-3-3-3-3---------5--|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|


  S S S S q  S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------||
|-----------------------------||
|------------------------5----||
|-3-3-3-3-3----5---5---7---7--||


 Interlude
                                         |-3-|
  E. S e S S E. S e s s   E E E E E S S  E E E   E. S e S S E. S e S S
|-----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
|-5--5-5-7-x------------|--------------------2-|-5--5-5-4---------------|
|------------5--5-5-7-7-|-5---5------------2---|----------7-5--5-5---5--|
|-----------------------|---5---0-0-0-0-/4-----|------------------------|


  E S S S S E +E  S S S S E   E. S S E S E. S S E S   E E S S E +H
|---------------------------|-----------------------|------------------||
|---------------------------|-5--5-5h7--------------|------------------||
|-5-4---------------------7-|------------5--5-5h7---|------------------||
|-----7-5-4-0-(0)-4-4---7---|-----------------------|-5-5-7-4-0-(0)----||


 Guitar Solo
  E S S S S E E S S S S S S   E S S S S E H
|---------------------------|------------------|
|---------x-4---2-----------|---------x-4------|
|---x-4-----------4---------|---x-4------------|
|-2-------------------2---0-|-2----------------|


  E S S S S E E S S S S E   E S S S S E H
|-------------------------|------------------|
|---------x-4---2---------|---------x-4------|
|---x-4-----------4-------|---x-4------------|
|-2-------------------2---|-2----------------|


    E S S S S E E S S S S E   E S S S S E H     3x
||--------------------------|-------------------||
||o---------x-4---2---------|---------x-4------o||
||o---x-4-----------4-------|---x-4------------o||
||--2-------------------2---|-2-----------------||


                           3/4
  E S S S S E E S S S S E   E S S S S E Q
|-------------------------|------------------|
|---------x-4---2---------|---------x-4------|
|---x-4-----------4-------|---x-4------------|
|-2-------------------2---|-2----------------|


                                                    2/4
  E. E S E. E.   S S S E. E. E.   a  E S E.  E. E.    e E Q
|--------------|-------3--6--9--|-9s11----------9--|-11------||
|-----------2--|-4-4-4----------|--------8--11-----|---------||
|----1-1-4-----|----------------|------------------|---------||
|-2------------|----------------|------------------|---------||


 4/4
  E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S   E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-5-x---5-5s7---------------5---|-5-x---5-------------------5---|
|-----7-----------5---5---7---7-|-----7---5s7-----5---5---7---7-|


  E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S   E S S S a S E S E. S E.
|-------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------|---------------7----7-------||
|-5-x---5-5s7-------------5-----|-5-x---5---------5----------||
|-----7-----------5---7-------7-|-----7---5s7----------5-----||


 4th Verse
  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S E. S E.
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|------------7----7----|
|--------------0---0---0-----|--------------5-------|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3---------5--|


  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S S S S S S E
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|--------------------------|
|--------------0---0---0-----|--------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3----5---5---7---|


  E. S S a S E S S S S S S S S   E S S S a S E S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-5----5-5s7---------------5---|-5-x---5-------------------5---|
|----7-----------5---5---7---7-|-----7---5s7-----5---5---7---7-|


  E S S S a S E S S S a S S S S S   E. S S a S E S E. S E.
|---------------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------7----7-----|
|-5-x---5-5s7---------------5-----|-5----5---------5--------|
|-----7-----------5---5s7-------7-|----7---5s7----------5---|


  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S E. S E.
|----------------------------|----------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|------------7---------|
|--------------0---0---0-----|--------------5--5----|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3---------5--|


  S S S S Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S q  S S S E S S S
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------------4-2-|--------------------------|
|--------------0---0---0-----|------------------------5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3------------------|-3-3-3-3-3----3---3-5-7---|


    S S S S Q  S S S E S S S   S S S S Q  S S S E S S S  6x
||---------------------------|---------------------------||
||o--------------------------|--------------------------o||
||o-7-5-----5--------------5-|-7-5--------------------5-o||
||------7-5------3---3-5-7---|-----7-5-3----3---3-5-7----||


 Keyboard Outro
  Wx8          Wx3          W
|------------|------------|------*|
|------------|------------|------*|
|------------|------------|------*|
|------------|------------|------*|



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

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SoftParade1967 512 Aug 04, 2008 02:36 PM

perfect

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GhettoSaltine 52 Oct 31, 2011 10:45 AM

Excellent tab! However I play the second half of the verse a little different:

E S S S E S E. E S E
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-5-x---5s7--------------|
|-----7-------5---5-5h7--|

E S S S E S E. E S E
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-5-x---5----------------|
|-----7---5---5---5-5h7--|

E S S S E S E. E S E E S S S S E S E. S E.
|------------------------|-----------------------|
|------------------------|-------------7----7----|
|-5-x---5s7--------------|-5-x---5-------5-------|
|-----7-------5---5-5h7--|-----7---5----------5--|

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