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Fairytale Of New York Bass Tab

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Fairytale of New York Bass TAB
By Conor Tobin

'Fairytale of New York'
Words and Music by Shane McGowan and Jem Finer
Performed by The Pogues

Bass enters after piano intro and two verses, at about 1:23, and plays 'til the end of the song.
Tab should be pretty much 100% correct.
I've also added the chords above to make it easier to read, and a few lines for reference..

Signiture: 12/8

1:23
  D                 A       D     G     A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------5-----|
|-------5-----------5-----|-------3-----5-----------|

Verse: 'They've got cars big as bars...'

  D     A     Bm    G       D                 A  
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------2-----------|-5-----------5-----------|
|-------5-----------3-----|-------5-----------5-----|

  D     Bm    D     G       D           A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----2-----5-----------|-5-----5-----------5-----|
|-------------------3-----|-------------5-----------|

  D                 A       D     G     A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------5-----|
|-------5-----------5-----|-------3-----5-----------|

  D                 A       D     G     A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------5-----|
|-------5-----------5-----|-------3-----5-----------|

Chorus: 'The boys of the N.Y.P.D. choir...'

  G           Bm   A        D           Bm            D     G     A
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2-----------|-5-----------2-----2--3--|-5-------------------2-3-|
|-3-----3--5-------5--3---|-------5--3--------------|-------3-----5-----5-----|

Instrumental:

   D     A     Bm    G       D                 A  
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------2-----------|-5-----------5-----------|
|-------5-----------3-----|-------5-----------5-----|

  D     Bm    D     G       D           A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----2-----5-----------|-5-----5-----------5-----|
|-------------------3-----|-------------5-----------|

Verse: 'You're a bum, you're a punk...'

  D                 A       D     G     A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------5-----|
|-------5-----------5-----|-------3-----5-----------|

  D                 A       D     G     A     D
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------5-----|
|-------5-----------5-----|-------3-----5-----------|

Chorus: 'The boys of the N.Y.P.D. choir...'

  G           Bm   A        D           Bm            D     G     A
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2-----------|-5-----------2-----2--3--|-5-------------------2-3-|
|-3-----3--5-------5--3---|-------5--3--------------|-------3-----5-----5-----|

Middle 8: 'I could have been someone...'

  D                         G                      
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2-----|-3-----------3-----3--5--|

  D                         A     D     A
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------5-------------2-3-|
|-------------------3-----|-5-----------5-----5-----|

  D                         G                      
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2-----|-3-----------3-----3--5--|

  D                         A            
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|---------------------2-3-|
|-------------------3-----|-5-----------5-----5-----|

  D                         G                      
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2-----|-3-----------3-----3--5--|

  D                 G     A       D
|-------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-------------------3-----5-----|-------------------------|
|.............15/8..............|..........12/8...........|

Chorus: 'The boys of the N.Y.P.D. choir...'

  G           Bm   A        D           Bm            D    
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2-----------|-5-----------2-----2--3--|-5-----------------------|
|-3-----3--5-------5--3---|-------5--3--------------|-------------------------|

Outro:
  D                         G                      
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|*------------------------|-------------------------|
|*5-----------5-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2-----|-3-----------3-----3--5--|

  D                         A            
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|---------------------2-3-|
|-------------------3-----|-5-----------5-----5-----|

  D                         G                      
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2-----|-3-----------3-----3--5--|

  D                         A     D     A
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------*|
|-5-----------5-----------|-------5-------------2-3*|
|-------------------3-----|-5-----------5-----5-----|

Repeat outro to fade...

Corrections/suggestions welcome.
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