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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (Bassline)

As recorded by Little River Band
(From the 1977 Album DIAMANTINA COCKTAIL)

Words and Music by Beeb Birtles & David Briggs

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'George McArdle - Slap Bass'
Gtr II (E A D G) - 'George McArdle - Electric Bass (finger)'


 Intro 1  (A cappella)
  Q=130
 4/4
  Gtr I (Slap Bass)
  W          W          W
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|


  W          W          W
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|


                           Intro 2
  W          H    Q  E E    E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------|-------------||---x-----7-------|---------6---7-------|
|----------|-------------||-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|----------|-----------6S||=7---------------|-------4---5-----6S==|
|----------|-------------||---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6---7-----|---x-----7-------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|
|-7---------------|-------4---5-----6S|=7---------------|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|


  +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---------6---7-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7---8-||
|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------||
|-------4---5-----6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---6---||
|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)---------------||


 1st Verse
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------6---7-----|---x-------x-----|-------6---7-------|
|-----------5-----|---x-------------|-----------------|---x---------------|
|-7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S==|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|---------------4S|=5-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x-------------|-------6---7-----|---x-------x-----|-------6---7-------|
|-----------5-----|---x-------------|-----------------|---x---------------|
|-7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S==|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|---------------4S|=5-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x-------------|-----------7-----|---x-------x-----|-------6---7-------|
|-----------5-----|---x-------------|-----------------|---x---------------|
|-7-----4S5-------|-------4S5-----6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S==|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|---------------4S|=5-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x-------------|-------6---7-----|---x-------x-----|-------6---7---8--||
|-----------5-----|---x-------------|-----------------|---x--------------||
|-7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5---6----||
|---------------4S|=5---------------|---------------4S|=5----------------||


 Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6---7-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7-------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---5-----6S|=7---------------|-------4---5-----6S==|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6---7-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7---6--||
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x--------------||
|-7---------------|-------4---5-----6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---4----||
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)----------------||


 Bridge
  Gtr II (fingerstyle)
  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E. S E E   Q.   E E. S E E   Q  +E  S S E S S Q
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------7-7-6----------|
|---------------|-5----5-5--5-5-7-|-----------------|-5--(5)-------7-7-7\---|
|-5----5-5----5-|-----------------|-5----5-5--5-5-7-|-----------------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|


  Q.   E Q  S S E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q   E E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|----/9-7-6----6-|
|-----------------|-5----5-5--5-7-|-----------7---|------------4---|
|-5----5-5----5-5-|---------------|-5----5-5------|-4--------------|
|-----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|


                                                                 Gtr I (Slap)
  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E E. S E E   E E E E E E E E   +H.      E E
|-4----4-4----4-|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||
|---------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-(7)-----------||
|---------------|-7----7-7--7-9-7-|-----------------|------------7--||
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||


 Guitar Solo
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-----x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|
|---------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|
|-(7)---------------|-------4---------6S|
|-----------------5-|-(5)---------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E S S E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x--------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x----------------|
|-7---------------|-------4-------x-x-6S=|
|---------------5-|-(5)------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E S S E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7----x-|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-7-----8-|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------|-------4------6---|-x---------------|-------4-------x-x---|
|---------------5-|-(5)--------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5-7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---------6S==|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E Q
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7-----||
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------||
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---6---||
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)---------------||


 Chorus  (A cappella)
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||


 2nd Verse
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E  E    E E E E E E E E
|-------6h7-------|-----------x-----|---x---6h7-----17S|=18---------x-------|
|-----------------|---x-------------|---------------16S|=17-----------------|
|-7---------------|-------4S5-----6S|=7----------------|--------4S5-----6S==|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|------------------|--------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E  E    E E E E E E E E
|---x-------x-----|-----------x-----|---x---6h7-----17S|=18-----6---7---8--|
|-----------------|---x-------------|---------------16S|=17----------------|
|-7-----4S5-------|-------4S5-----6S|=7----------------|------4---5---6----|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|------------------|-------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x---6h7-x-----|-------6---7-----|---x-------x-----|-------6---7-------|
|-----------------|---x-------------|-----------------|---x---------------|
|-7---------------|-----4---5-----6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5-----6S==|
|---------------4S|=5---------------|---------------4S|=5-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E S S E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---x-------x-----|-------6h7p6-------|---x-------x-----|-------6---7---8-||
|-----------------|---x---------------|-----------------|---x-------------||
|-7-----4S5-------|-----------------6S|=7-----4S5-------|-----4---5---6---||
|---------------4S|=5-----------------|---------------4S|=5---------------||


 Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7---8--|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x--------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---6----|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E  E  E E  E
|---x-----7-------|---------6----12---11--|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-----------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---10----9-----|
|---------------5-|-(5)-------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---------6S==|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7---8--||
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x--------------||
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---6----||
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)----------------||


 Outro
  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-------|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---------6S==|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E  E  E E  E
|---x-----7-------|---------6----12---11--|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-----------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---10----9-----|
|---------------5-|-(5)-------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6---7---8--|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x--------------|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---5---6----|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)----------------|


  E E E E E +E  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x---6h7-(7)-----|-------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-------|
|-------------------|---x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------|
|-7---------------4-|-----4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---------6S==|
|-------------------|-----------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-----|---x-----7-------|---------6S7-x-------*|
|-------9---5h7---|-----x-------------|-------9---5h7---|-----x---------------*|
|-7---------------|-------4---------6S|=7---------------|-------4---------6S==*|
|---------------5-|-(5)---------------|---------------5-|-(5)-----------------*|


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




Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
I'm so happy for you baby
Now that you've found somebody new
I see it in your eyes, Lord it's no surprise
What he can do for you

But when I look back baby
When I look back to what we had
And I know I'm countin' good times
But there were just as many bad

And so I wish you
Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind

There's a lesson here to learn when your baby ups and leaves you
Carry on, don't feel concerned even though you're so much in love
You need a little help from above, oh

(Instrumental break)

Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind

Oh ain't no foolin' with you baby
Only the words are hard to find
You got me tremblin' at the knees
Answer won't you please
Before I lose my mind

This is our fifth year baby
And I feel like I'm in jail, Lord
I'm holding on to this card
Can't seem to get it in the mail
And the card reads ...

Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
Happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind

Ooh yeah, happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind
Ah yeah happy anniversary baby
Got you on my mind

Oh, have a happy anniversary
'Cause I've got you on my mind
Always on my mind

Happy anniversary
Happy anniversary

(Repeat and fade)
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