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I Heard It Through The Grapevine Bass Tab

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Song Writers: N. Whitfield & B. Strong
Originally by Gladys Knight & The Pips
This Version By Marvin Gaye
Bassist: James Jamerson
Tabbed by bass50611.  Taken from J.J's bassline
on Youtube, this is a much 'easy' to play version.
Any comments please e-mail me on
bass254@btinternet.com.
Hope you enjoy playing along to
Motown's biggest seller of all time
Re-vamped my tab 26th march 2013 to make easier


[Intro]
(play this 4 times)

G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|-------------------|

Lead in to Verse:

G|-------------|
D|-------------|
A|-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|-------------|


[Verse 1]

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------4--------4----------------------------4-----|
A|----4-5-6---6---6---66---6----------------4-5-6---6---6---|
E|-66------------------------6---66-5-4---66----------------|

G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----4-6-8---8-6---6-----------6----------------------------5-6----|
A|-66--------8-----6-----------6----4-5-6---666--------4-5-6----6---|
E|--------------------6-7-8---8---66-----------5-4---66-------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------3-6-----------5-6--------------4-4-6----4-6----|
A|---4-6----3-4-6-6-----4-5-6-----6-----4-6---66-6-----66---6---|
E|-66---4-------------66--------------66---4--------------------|
                          Verse 2:
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-----4-3----4-------4-3------4------4-------------------------|
A|-6--6--66---6--6--6---66---6---6--6---66--6----------------4-5-6--|
E|--------------------------------------------6---66-5-4---66-------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-------4-6-8---8-6--------------1-------------------------|
A|-6--6---66--------8-8----1-2-3---33---------4-5-6---666-------|
E|-----------------------44-------------4---66------------5-4---|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------6-----------------3-6---------------6------------|
A|---4-5-6---6--6----4-6----3-4-6-6------4-5-6---6--6----4-6----|
E|-66--------------6-----4-------------66--------------66---4---|

                                            [Bridge]

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-4-6----4-6------4------4-3------4------4-3------4------4-3----|
A|-66-6-----66---6---6--6---66---6---6--6---66---6---6--6---66---6---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

          [Verse 3]

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4------5-6------4------4-6-8---8-6--------------4-------4----|
A|-6--6---66---6---6--6---66-------8-8-----4-5-6---6--6---66---6--|
E|--------------------------------------66----------------------6-|


G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------6--6-7-8-------------------------6--|
A|--------------------6---------6---666--------4-5-6---6--6-|
E|-66-5-4---6-7-8---8------------------5-4---66-------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------3-6-----------5-6-----------------3-6-----4-6------4--|
A|---4-6---3-4-6-6-----4-5-6-----6----4-6----3-4-6-6----66---6---6--6-|
E|-66---4------------66-------------66---4----------------------------|


[Outro]

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-3------4------------------4------4-3------4--------------|
A|-66---6---6--6-------4-5-6---6--6---66---6---6--6-------4-5-6-|
E|----------------6-5-6------------------------------6-5-6------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|----4---------------4------5-6------4------------------|
A|-6---6----4-5-6---6--6---66---6---6--6------4--4---6---|
E|--------66------------------------------5-66--6--------|
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Eddie RHCP 101 wrote on May 22 2011, 10:01 am

Top tab buddy

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KissThaRing 20 wrote on January 4 2013, 05:11 am

Damn, the bassline sounds easy, then you see the tab and its like "sob" lol.

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