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Anchor Bass Tab

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First full bass tab, includes all sections. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Artist: Lifehouse
Song:   Anchor
Tuning: E standard
Tabbed by: jjhand

This is played live on a 5 string bass higher on the neck in concerts 
but the bass line can be played on a 4 string easily. Please rate or comment.

[Intro] 
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|

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

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6---|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|


[Verse Riff] - Beats are shown

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

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------4-6-4-3-----|------------------4-6-4-3-----|
A|-4-4----4-----------------6-0-|-4-4----4-----------------6-0-|
E|------------------------------|------------------------------|


   Lyrics begin (Verse Riff plays 3x during lyrics):

   "I stand with a blank expression now, and I can't believe myself
    Will someone tell me how...   did I get here
    I am walking
    Changing slowly
    I am chasing
    Climbing closer"


[Chorus] 

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "I know      that I'll never be alone.            You will never" 

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|
   "let me go            You are my anchor"

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "Hold my hand  while I'm sinking in the sand,  no one else could" 

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|
   "understand           You are my anchor"



[Verse 2] - Play Verse riff from above

    Lyrics:
    "It seems that I lost track of time, and I can't believe my mind
     Would you save me if...   I reached out to you
     I'm waiting, 
     watching, standing
     I am reaching
     Climbing closer"



[Chorus 2] - 

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "I know      that I'll never be alone.            You will never" 

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|
   "let me go            You are my anchor"

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "Hold my hand  while I'm sinking in the sand,  no one else could" 

G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6-6-6---6---6-8--8-8-----8-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|------------------------------|
   "understand           You are my anchor,             yeah"

G|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-9-9-9---9---9-11---11-11-11---11-11-|-6---6-6-6---6-6----8-8-8---8-8-|
E|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
     "anchor,              yeah           anchor                   yeah"

G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------11----|
A|-9-9-9---9---9-11---11-11-11-11-13----13-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|-6---6-6-6---6-6----8-8-8---8-8-|-9-9-9---9---9-11---11-11-11---11-11-|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|-6---6-6-6---6-6----8-8-8---8-8-|-9-9-9---9---9-11---11-11-11---11\---|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


[Final Verse] - 

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------4-6-4-3-----|------------------4-6-4-3-----|
A|-4-4----4-----------------6-0-|-4-4----4-----------------6---|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------4-|
     "I            am              walking"

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------4-6-4-3-----|------------------4-6-4-3-----|
A|-4-4----4-----------------6-0-|-4-4----4-----------------6---|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------4-|
     "Changing                     slowly"

G|------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|------------------4-6-4-3-----|------------------4-6-4-3-----|
A|-4-4----4-----------------6-0-|-4-4----4-----------------6---|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------4-|
     "I            am              chasing"

G|------------------------------|----------------------------|
D|------------------4-6-4-3-----|----------------------------|
A|-4-4----4-----------------6---|-4-4----4-------------------|
E|----------------------------4-|----------------------------|
     "Climbing                     closer"




[Final Chorus]
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "I know      that I'll never be alone.            You will never" 

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6---9-9-9-9-8-6-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|---------------------------------|
   "let me go            You are my anchor"

G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4--------|-1---1-1-1---1-1---1-1-1---1-1-|
E|----------------------------1-4-|-------------------------------|
   "Hold my hand  while I'm sinking in the sand,  no one else could" 

G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-6---6-6-6---6-6--8-8-8---8-8-|
E|-4---4-4-4---4-4---4-4-4----4-4-|------------------------------|
   "understand           You are my anchor,             yeah"

G|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-9-9-9---9---9-9/11---11-11-11---11-11\|-6-6-6---6---6-6-8---8-8-8---8-8-|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
     "anchor,              yeah             anchor                     yeah"

G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------11----|
A|-9-9-9---9---9-9/11---11-11-11-11-13----13-|
E|-------------------------------------------|
                                   "Can you"                                  

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|-6---6-6-6---6-6-8---8-8-8---8-8-|-9-9-9---9---9-9/11---11-11-11---11-11\|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    "hear me                    hear me                              can you"                            
 
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
A|-6---6-6-6---6-6-8---8-8-8---8-8-|-9---9-9-9---9-9/11---11-11-11---11-11-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    "hear me"




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| Key:
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| x  Mute note

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