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WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (Bassline)

As recorded by Lou Reed
(From the 1972 Album TRANSFORMER)

Words and Music by Lou Reed

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Herbie Flowers - Fretless Bass'
Gtr II (E A D G) - 'Herbie Flowers - Double Bass'


   Intro
    Q=103
   4/4
    Gtr I (Fretless El. Bass)
    H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
||--9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|-9-------9S==|=14-------17----||
||o-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------o||
||o-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------o||
||--------------|---------------|-------------|----------------||
|
|   Gtr II (Upright Bass)
|   H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
||--------------|---------------|-------------|----------------||
||o-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------o||
||o-3-------3\--|---------------|-3-------3\--|---------------o||
||--------------|--1--------1/--|-------------|--1--------1/---||


 1st Verse
  Q   Q  H       W             W            W
|-9\-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|
| H.        Q    H.      Q     H.      Q    H.      Q
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|-3-------3\--|------------|-3-------3\--|
|-3---------3--|-------------|-3-------3--|-------------|
|--------------|-------------|------------|-------------|


  W           W           H.      Q      H.       Q
|-----------|-----------|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|
|-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|
| H    H      H    H      H.      Q      H.       Q
|-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|-----------|-3---------|-------------|---------------|
|-3----5----|------5----|-3-------3\--|---------------|
|-----------|-----------|-------------|--1--------1/--|


  H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-3-------3\--|---------------|-3-------3\--|---------------|
|-------------|--1--------1/--|-------------|--1--------1/--|


                                2nd Verse
  H.      Q      H.       Q      Q   Q  H          W
|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--||-9\-------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------||----------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------||----------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------||----------------|--------------|
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q      H      E E E E   +H     Q  Q
|-------------|---------------||--------0-------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------||----------2---3-|-(3)----------|
|-3-------3\--|---------------||-3--------------|--------0--2--|
|-------------|--1--------1/--||----------------|--------------|


  H.      Q      H.       Q     W               W
|-9-------9---|-14-------17---|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q     H    E E E E   +H     Q  Q
|-------------|---------------|------0-------|--------------|
|-------------|---------------|--------4---3-|-(3)----------|
|-3-------3\--|---------------|-3------------|--------0--2--|
|-------------|--1--------1/--|--------------|--------------|


  Gtr II
  H    Q.   +E    H    H      H    +E  E Q    H    +E  E E E
|---------------|-----------|----------0----|----------------|
|---------------|-----------|------------4--|-3----(3)-------|
|-3----5----(5)S|=8----5----|-3----(3)------|----------0-1-2-|
|---------------|-----------|---------------|----------------|


                                   Chorus
  Gtr I
  W                 W               H.      Q      H.       Q
|----------------|---------------||-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|
|----------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|
|----------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|
|----------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|
|
| Gtr II
| H    +E  E E E   +H     Q  E E    H.      Q      H.       Q
|----------0-----|---------------||-------------|---------------|
|------------4-3-|-(3)-----------||-------------|---------------|
|-3----(3)-------|--------3--1-2-||-3-------3\--|---------------|
|----------------|---------------||-------------|--1--------1/--|


  H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|
|-3-------3\--|---------------|-3-------3\--|---------------|
|-------------|--1--------1/--|-------------|--1--------1/--|


  H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-3-------3\--|---------------|-3-------3\--|---------------||
|-------------|--1--------1/--|-------------|--1--------1/--||


 3rd Verse
  Q   Q  H          W               W               W
|-9\-------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|
| H      E E E E   +H     Q   E E   H    E E E E   +H     Q  E E
|--------0-------|--------5\--2---|------0-------|---------------|
|----------4---3-|-(3)----------3-|--------4---3-|-(3)-----------|
|-3--------------|----------------|-3------------|--------0--1-2-|
|----------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|


  W           W               H.        Q      H.           Q
|-----------|---------------|-9---------9S==|=14-----------17\----|
|-----------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|
|-----------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|
|-----------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|
|
| H    H      H    Q  +E. S   H     E E E E    H     S E S +E  E
|-----------|---------------|-------0-------|--------5------------|
|-----------|-3-------------|---------4---3-|--3-------3----------|
|-3----5----|------5--(5)-x-|-3-------------|------------0-(0)-2--|
|-----------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|


  H.       Q      H.          Q
|-9--------9S==|=14----------17\---||
|--------------|-------------------||
|--------------|-------------------||
|--------------|-------------------||
|
| H     Q  E E   +H     E. S +E  E
|--------------|-------------------||
|--------------|-------------------||
|-3------------|--------0--1-(1)-2-||
|-------3--2-1-|-(1)---------------||


 Interlude
  E  S S Q  S S  E  E   S  S    +Q    +E.  S  E E  Q
|-9----8-9----9-10S12--13s14-|-(14)--(14)-12-14---17\---|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|
| H.                Q            H.                Q
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-3-----------------3\-------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|---1-----------------1/---|


  Q.   S S E  E E  E    +Q.   E  S  e  S S  S  E
|-9----8-9---10-9s14-|-(14)-----17-17-16---14-12\-||
|--------------------|----------------------------||
|--------------------|----------------------------||
|--------------------|----------------------------||
|
| H.            Q        H.              Q
|--------------------|----------------------------||
|--------------------|----------------------------||
|-3-------------3----|----------------------------||
|--------------------|---1---------------1--------||


 4th Verse
  H.       Q      W
|-9\-----------|-------------------|
|--------------|-------------------|
|--------------|-------------------|
|--------------|-------------------|
|
| H     Q  E E   +H     E. S S s E
|-------5------|--------2----------|
|----------4-3-|-(3)-------3-----0-|
|-3------------|---------------0---|
|--------------|-------------------|


  Gtr II
  H    E E +E  E   +H     Q  E E   H    Q  +E. S   H    H
|------0---------|---------------|---------------|-----------|
|--------4-(4)-3-|-(3)-----------|---------------|-3---------|
|-3--------------|--------0--1-2-|-3----5--(5)-x-|------5----|
|----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|


  Gtr I
  H.        Q      H.             Q
|-9---------9S==|=14-------------17\---|
|---------------|----------------------|
|---------------|----------------------|
|---------------|----------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| H     e e e E   +Q.   s s S E.  E  E
|-------0-5-----|-------5--------------|
|-----------4-3-|-(3)-----3------------|
|-3-------------|-------------0---1--2-|
|---------------|----------------------|


  H.         Q       H.             Q
|-9----------9S===|=14-------------17\---|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|
|
| H     E E +E  E   +Q.   s s S E.  E  E
|-------0---------|-------5--------------|
|---------4-(4)-3-|-(3)-----3------------|
|-3---------------|-------------0---1--2-|
|-----------------|----------------------|


  H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--|-9-------9S==|=14-------17\--||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|
| H.      Q      H.       Q     H.      Q      H.       Q
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------||
|-3-------3\--|---------------|-3-------3\--|---------------||
|-------------|--1--------1/--|-------------|--1--------1/--||


 5th Verse
  H.      Q    W             W            W
|-9\---------|-------------|------------|----------------|
|------------|-------------|------------|----------------|
|------------|-------------|------------|----------------|
|------------|-------------|------------|----------------|
|
| H.      Q    H    Q  E E   H.      Q    H    +E  E E E
|------------|------2----0-|---------0--|----------2-----|
|------------|-3-------3---|------------|-3----(3)---3-0-|
|-3-------3--|-------------|-3----------|----------------|
|------------|-------------|------------|----------------|


  W           W           H.           Q      H.                  Q
|-----------|-----------|-9------------9S==|=14------------------17\----|
|-----------|-----------|------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------|-----------|------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------|-----------|------------------|----------------------------|
|
| H    H      H    H      Q.   S S E E E E   +Q   +S  s s S +Q    E  E
|-----------|-----------|------0-5---0-----|----------5-----------------|
|-----------|-3---------|--------------4-3-|-(3)--(3)---3---------------|
|-3----5----|------5----|-3----------------|--------------0-(0)---1--2--|
|-----------|-----------|------------------|----------------------------|


  H.          Q        H.              Q
|-9-----------9S====|=14--------------17\---||
|-------------------|-----------------------||
|-------------------|-----------------------||
|-------------------|-----------------------||
|
| H     s e s S s E   +Q.   S S S S E  E  E
|-------0---0-------|---------------2-----0-||
|---------2---------|---------3---2----0----||
|-3-------------4-3-|-(3)---0---------------||
|-------------------|-----------------------||


 Chorus
  H.      E   S  S    H      E  S  S S   S  E
|-9-------9--10-12s|=14-----12-14-12----12-10---|
|------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------|
|
| H.      Q           H.             Q
|------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------|----------------------------|
|-3-------3\-------|----------------------------|
|------------------|--1--------------1/---------|


  H     E  Q     a  E    +Q.    S  S S S  E  Q     Q.    S  S  E E  E   S  S
|-9-----9-12----13s14-|-(14)---13-14-----16-17\--|----------------------------|
|---------------------|----------------x---------|-9----12-11-12-9-12--13h14--|
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|
| H.         Q            H.                 Q     H.               Q
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|-3----------3\-------|--------------------------|-3----------------3\--------|
|---------------------|---1------------------1/--|----------------------------|


   +Q.    S  S S S  E  E   E    Q   +E. S  E  E  E   S  S
|--------13-14---x-15-16--17\-|-9---(9)-9-12-11-12--12s14-|
|-(14)------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|   H.                 Q        H.               Q
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-3----------------3\-------|
|---1------------------1/-----|---------------------------|


   +Q.    S  S S   s   E  E   E
|-(14)---10-12---(12)-13-14S=17\--|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|
|   H.                    Q
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---1---------------------1/------|


  E. S  E E  E  E  E   S  S
|-9--9-10---11-12\-9--12s14-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|
| H.               Q
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-3----------------3\-------|
|---------------------------|


   +E.  S  E s  S S S  E  E   E   Q.   S  S S S  E  E   E
|-(14)-13-14-0-15-----16-17S=12s|=9----9-12-----11-12--13--|
|-------------------x-----------|-------------x------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|
|   H.                    Q       H.                Q
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-3-----------------3\-----|
|---1---------------------1/----|--------------------------|


                             Outro Sax Solo
   Q.    S  S S S  E E   E     Q   Q  +E   E  E   E
|-14----13-14---x-15----16-||-17\--9--(9)-12-11--12s|
|--------------------------||-----------------------|
|--------------------------||-----------------------|
|--------------------------||-----------------------|
|
|  H.                Q         H.             Q
|--------------------------||-----------------------|
|--------------------------||-----------------------|
|--------------------------||--3--------------3\----|
|--1-----------------1/----||-----------------------|


   Q.    S  S S  s  E  Q     H     s s  E  E   E
|-14----13-14---14-16-17\--|-9-----9-9-12-11--12s==|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|
|  H.                  Q     H.            Q
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-3-------------3\------|
|--1-------------------1/--|-----------------------|


   Q.    S  S E  E  E   E    Q.    S  S  +Q     Q
|-14----13-14---17-20--18-|-17----17-17-(17)\--12\--|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|  H.               Q        H.                 Q
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--3------------------3\--|
|--1----------------1/----|-------------------------|


   S  E.  +Q   E  E  E  E   +H      E  E  E   a  E
|-12s10--(10)--9-10-12--9-|-(9)----14-12-14--16s17--|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|
|  H.                Q       H.           Q
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--3------------3\--------|
|--1-----------------1/---|-------------------------|


   +Q.    S  S  +S   S  E  E   E    Q.    a  E  +E   E  E   S  S
|-(17)---17---------17-----------|-------11s12-(12)----12--12h14-|
|-----------15-(15)----14-13--12s|=10---------------14-----------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|   H.                     Q        H.                  Q
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--3-------------------3\-------|
|---1----------------------1/----|-------------------------------|


   +Q    +E.  S  E  E  E   E    Q.    +E   E  Q     E
|-(14)--(14)-12-14-12-14--14s|=17----(17)\-9-12----10-|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|
|   H.                 Q        H.              Q
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------|--3---------------3\----|
|---1------------------1/----|------------------------|


   +Q    +E.  S  E  E  E  E   +Q.    S  S  E E  E   S  S
|-(10)--(10)-10-12-10-12--9-|-(9)---12-11-12-9-12--12-13s|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|   H.                 Q       H.               Q
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------------|--3----------------3\-------|
|---1------------------1/---|----------------------------|


   E.  S  E  S  S S  S  E  E   E   Q   +E. S  H
|-14--13-14-12-15---15-16-17--12s|=9---(9)-9-12------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------------*|
|
|  H.                      Q       H.            Q
|--------------------------------|-------------------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------------*|
|--------------------------------|-3-------------3\--*|
|--1-----------------------1/----|-------------------*|


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




Holly came from Miami, F. L. A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the usa
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
Hey honey
Take a walk on the wild side

Candy came from out on the Island
In the backroom she was everybody's darlin'
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
I Said, Hey baby
Take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls go
Doo do doo do doo do do doo..

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hustle here and a hustle there
New York City's the place where they say,
Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
I said, Hey Joe
Take a walk on the wild side

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Lookin' for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should've seen em go go go
They said, Hey shuga Take a walk on the wild side
I Said, Hey babe
Take a walk on the wild side
All right, huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
Said, Hey babe,
Take a walk on the wild side
I said, Hey honey,
Take a walk on the wild side
And the coloured girls say,
Doo do doo do doo do do doo
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