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What makes Led Zeppelin tunes so attractive to the ear ? Most will immediately say it's Jimmy
Page's progressive blues riffs. But remove the bass lines from the songs and see just how
empty they become. John Paul Jones was the best all-around and technical musician in the band
and was probably the only band member to take his music seriously enough not to be completely
plastered during a concert. Lurking back in the shadows of the stage juggling instruments,
Jones kept the ship afloat at the price of being under-appreciated and ultimately abandoned
by the "devious duo."

Tabbed by: BASSteve

Tuning: EADG (fretless bass)

Time signature: 2/4

r = rest (listen for duration)
h = hammer on
p = pull off
/ = slide (low to high)
\ = slide (high to low)
^ = bend (listen for pitch and release charateristics)
()= note inside parenthesis not plucked or hammered on
{}= note inside pointed parenthesis still ringing from previous measure

* My tabs are meant to be read in conjunction with listening to the song. In other words,
there are no specific notations to account for note / rest duration. However, you will find
that I’ve made an attempt to strategically space the notes and rests within their respective
measures in order to represent the appropriate durations.
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.“And   if   I   say_____ to  you     tomorrow ...”
G|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|7-----------------------|
A|r-----------------------|------------12--7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|
E|------------------------|12^---------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|--------9---------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|
|4--r-----0--7-----r-----|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|--------9---------------|
|7-----------------------|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|
|----9---7---0---------0-|4--4--r---0--7-----r----|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|4-----4--5--7--------r--|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|--------9---------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------------------|
|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|4--3--2--1--0-r---0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9--0-r---0--0--0--------|------------0-r---0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|
|------------------10----|9-----7--r--------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|9--0-r---------0--------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------10----|9--7--5-----7-r---7--7--|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-----------7-----------|7-----------6-----------|6-----------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7-----|
|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---5-r------7--7--------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|6-----4--r--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------2-----------|{2}---------------------|------------5-----------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|{5}---------------7^----|-----3------0-----------|{0}---------------------|
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.“And  if  you   say_____ to  me      tomorrow ...”
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|7-----------------------|
|r-----------------------|------------12--7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|
|------------------------|12^---------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|--------9---------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|
|4--4--r--0--7-----r-----|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|--------9---------------|
|7-----------------------|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|
|----9---7---0---------0-|4--r------0--7-----r----|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|4--4--r--0--7-----r-----|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|--------9---------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------7-----------|
|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7------------5--|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|4--3--2--1--0-r---0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------0-----0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|
|------------------10----|0-----7-----------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------10----|9--7--5-----7-r---7--7--|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-----------7-----------|7-----------6-----------|6-----------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7-----|
|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---7--7--7-----7--7--7--|---5-r------7--7--------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|6-----4--r--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------2-----------|{2}---------------------|{2}---2/----5-----------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------7-|-9----------------------|------------------------|
|{5}------------7/-9-----|-----3^-----0-----------|{0}---------------------|
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.(Guitar Solo)
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|7-----------------------|
|r-----------------------|------------12--7-h-9---|----9---7---0--------0--|
|------------------------|12^---------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|9-----------------------|------------------------|
|---------------9-9-h-11-|-----11\(10)r-9---------|6--9-r---6--7-----------|
|4--5----6--7------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|9------11/--13----------|
|------------7-----------|---------------9-9-h-11-|------------------------|
|7/----(9)---------9--7--|4---5---6/-(7)----------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|11--9-------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------11--9--7---------|7---6-------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------9---7-------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|4/(5)-5--7--0-----0-----|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------7-----------|----------9/-11-r-9--7--|
|---------------7--------|---7-h-9^---------------|------------------------|
|4--7-----7--9-----------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9--7--------0--0--0-----|12--0--0--0-10--0--0--0-|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|
|------9--7--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------0-----0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|
|------------------10----|9-----7-----------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------10----|9--7--5-----7-r---7--7--|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-----------7-----------|7-----------6-----------|6-----------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7-----|
|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---5-r------7--7--------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|6-----4--r--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------2-----------|{2}---------------------|---------2--5-----------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------7----|---------10-------------|------------------------|
|{5}---------7-h-9-------|10-h-12--------0--------|{0}---------------------|
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.“So   if   you   wake____up   with the sunrise ...”
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|-------7----------------|
|r-----------------------|------------12----------|7-h-9-----9----4--4-----|
|------------------------|--12^-------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|--------9---------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|
|5--5--r--6--7-----r-----|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|--------9---------------|
|7-----------------------|------------------------|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|
|----9---7---0------0--0-|4--r------0--7-----r----|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------------------|------------------------|
|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7---0-----0--0--|4--4--r--0--7--r--------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|--------9---------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-h-11-----11\(10)r--9--|{9}---------7-----------|7-----------7-----------|
|------------------------|----------------7-h-9---|----9---7------------5--|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|4--3--2--1--0-r---0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|10--0-r---0--9--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------0-----0--0--|12--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|
|------------------10----|9-----7-----------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|10--0-r--0--10--0--0--0-|9--0-r------0--0--------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------10----|9--7--5-----7-r---7--7--|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|9-----------7-----------|7-----------6-----------|6-----------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7-----|
|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---7-r---7-----7--7--7--|---5-r------7--7--------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|6-----4--r--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------2-----------|{2}---------------------|------------5-----------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------7----|---------10-------------|------------------------|
|{5}---------7-h-9-------|10-h-12--------0--------|{0}---------------------|
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.(Guitar Interlude –7 Bars)
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|
|------------------------|7-----------5/-7--r-----|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|5\-4--r-----------------|------------------------|
|------------4/-5--r-----|------------7-r------7--|------------5/-7--r-----|
|------------------------|-----------------7-r----|0-----------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|7/-9-----r--------------|------------------------|5--4--------------------|
|------------------------|----------4-4/-5-r------|------------5h7--4/5--6h|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|------------------------|
|7-----------5/-7--r-----|------------------------|------------4/-5--r-----|
|---7-r------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|5\-4-----r--------------|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|
|---------------7--------|------------5/-7--r-----|------------------------|
|------------------7-----|0-----0-----------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|5\-4--r--------6--9--7--|9-----------------------|
|------------4/-5--r-----|----------5/7-----------|---7--7-r---5/-7--r-----|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|7/-9--r-----------------|------11\---------------|5\-4---r----------------|
|------------------------|------------4/-5---r----|----------5h7--5--------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7-----|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|7p6-r-------------------|
|------------5/-7---r----|---------------7-r---7--|------------4/-5--r-----|
|0-----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|5\-4--r-----------------|------------------------|7/-9-r----------------7r|
|----------5-r--9-r--9-7-|------------5/-7--r---7-|--------------------7r--|
|------------------------|0-----------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|7r----------------------|5\-4-r------------------|------------------------|
|------------4/-5--r---5-|----------5h7--5--------|------------5/-7--r-----|
|------------------------|------------------7--4--|5--5--0-----------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|7/-9--r-----------------|------------------------|5\-4-r------------------|
|------------------------|------------4/-5-r------|----------5h7--5--------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------7--4--|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|------------------------|
|------------5/-7--r---7-|------------------------|------------4/-5-r------|
|5--5--0--0--------------|------------------------|------------------------|
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|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|5\-4-r---------7-r------|------------------------|7/-9--r-----------------|
|-----------7-r-------7--|------------5/-7--r---7-|------------------------|
|------------------------|0-----------------------|------------------------|
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.                                                         [to fade]
|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|5\-4--r-----------------|------------------------|
|------------4/-5--r-----|----------5h7--5--------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------7--5--|0-----------------------|

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bassplayer496 347 Dec 08, 2006 01:45 PM

Not bad. And I like the introduction you have. Even if everything isn't totally accurate, what you have sounds great, and it sounds great on a fretless. John also did great string arrangements on "Automatic for the people" bye REM.
~Love, Dallas~

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bassjoe72 10 Sep 11, 2011 04:34 PM

Ramble On?

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bassjoe72 10 Sep 11, 2011 04:42 PM

That is the curse of the bassist. Only the band and people "in the know" really appreciate how much the talented bassist enhances the entire sound.
BTW F**K REM bassplayer496--go play a mandalin!!

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