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Cardiac Arrest bass

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TABBED BY: Danny Stevenson, contact at danny_stevenson22@hotmail.com
SONG: Cardiac Arrest
Artist: Madness
Date of Release: February 12, 1982
Record Date: 1981
Bass Player on Track: Mark Bedford
Songwriters: Lyrics: Chas Smash (Carl Smyth); Music: Chrissy Boy (Chris Foreman)

LEGEND:
/ \ = slide up/down	h = Hammer on    p =Pull off

STRUCTURE:
Heartbeat
Intro
Verse I
Bridge I
Verse II
Bridge II
Chorus I
Xylophone Break
Verse III
Bridge III
Chorus II
Chorus II Extended/Outro



Heartbeat (0:00 - 0:11)
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0----------------|

Intro (0:11 - 0:18)
G-----14------12-----10-------9-------7------9-----------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A-12-----10-------8-------7-------5------7---------------| This X2
E----------------------------------------------------5---|


Verse I (0:19 - 0:34)
G--------14-----12--------10-------7------9------|
D------------------------------------------------|  Once, Then:
A--12-------10--------7h8------5------7----------|
E----------------------------------------------5-|

G--------14------12--------10-------9------7------9------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|  Three times.
A--12-------10-------7h8-------7-------5------7----------|
E------------------------------------------------------5-|

Bridge I (0:34 - 0:42)
G------9---------8----------7------------------11-------10-----------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--7-------6---------55-----------------9----------8-----------7-----| X2
E-do this part-----^^---quick (its two 5s, not fifty five.)----------|

Verse II (0:42 - 0:57)
(Exactly the same as Verse I)

Bridge II (0:57 - 1:17)
Same as Bridge I for first part, then:
G-----------------------------------------|Play this part in|harmony with Suggs voice.
D----5-5----------8---10-10-----------7-8-| X2,
A--------------------------------1010-----|
E-3------3/5/6----------------------------|

For Final bar, just before there is a break, Play:
G--------------|
D---5-------5--|
A--------------|
E-3---3-3------|

Chorus I (1:17 - 1:33)
Play with a sort of walking beat.
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---3--5--3-----2--3--2-----3--5--3-----2--3--2-----3--5--3-----2--3--2-----3--5--3--|
E-5------------3------------5------------3------------5------------3--------------5--|
End of the chorus:

G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-----2---3-3-3-3-3-2---------|
E--3------------------------1-|

Xylophone Break (1:33 - 1:50)
G------14-------12-------10------7------9----|
D--------------------------------------------|  Once, Then:
A--12------10-------7h8------5-------7-------|
E------------------------------------------5-|

G------14-----12-----10----9-----7-----9---|
D------------------------------------------| Two times.
A--12-----10-----7h8-----7----5-----7------|
E----------------------------------------5-|

G-----14------12------10------9-----7-----9------|7-|
D----------------------------------------------|7---|
A-12------10-----7h8------7------5-----7-----5------|
E---------------------------------------------------|
If you want to harmonise the end, play the part behind the bars on the end. If 
not, just play the 5.

Verse III (1:50 - 2:05)
The exact same as Verses I & II

Bridge III (2:05 - 2:25)
Exactly the same as Bridge II

Chorus II (2:25 - 2:41)
Almost Exactly the same as Chorus I, except:
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-----2---3-3-3-3-3-2---------|
E--3---------------------  <--|Do not play the 1 at the end, just continue on to The next segment.

Chorus II Extended/Outro (2:41 - 2:59)
Play chorus until the music fades out.

-END OF SONG-

Xylophone Break - Tab on bass/Guitar.
I will attempt to transpose the tune from the Break onto guitar, the tab is below.

G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-6h7-7-6-7-6--7--6h7-7-6-7-7-----6h7-7-6-7-6--7--6h7-7-6---7---6h7-7-6-7-6--7--6h7-7-6-7-7------|
E----------------------------8p5--------------------------8---------------------------------8p5--|

G----------------------------------|
D--------------------------------7-|
A-6h7-7-6-7-6--7--6h7-7-6------7---|
E-------------------------8--5-----|

This is the best i could transcribe with only my ears. If you wish to make any edits, 
contact me and i will try them out and get back to you.

            
            
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