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Radio Ga Ga bass

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Transcription of John Deacon's bass line on "Radio Ga ga" from the isolated bass recording. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Transcription of John Deacon's bass line on "Radio Ga ga"
From the isolated bass recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw4NTm6ijyY

                                                             Radio...
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------8/10\8----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------8---------------------1-------------|
E|-1-------------3--------15\----6---------------------3--------1-1--1--1-1|
                                                                                                               
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------3/5\3--------3--------------5----/10\------------------|
A|----------------3--------3----3-3---------------------------1-1---1--1-1-|
E|-1-1---1--1-1--------------1------3-3---3--3-3---------------------------|

                             Radio...
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-------------------1----------|
E|-3-3---3--3-3---------1-1/13--|

[Verse 1]
I'd sit alone...
G|-----------------------------------------3/5-3-3/5-3---------------------|
D|-----------3-------5/7\5----5-3--------3--------------5--------3---------|
A|----------3-3----5--------------5-1----------------------5----3-3--1-----|
E|1--1-1--------3--------------------------------------------3----------1-1|

You gave them all...
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------8/12---------5----------------------|
A|------------------------------------8------------------------1-----------|
E|1--1-1--1--1-1--3--3-3--3--3-3--3/6--------6--------------------1-1---1--|

So don't become...
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------3/6----------3-6----6-6------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------3-6-----------6--------------2--2-2--2-4-5-5-4-2--|
E|1--1-1--1--1-1---------4----------------6~~~~/10\6-------------------------|

[Pre-Chorus]
You had your time...
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|-------5/10~~~~10\------------------------------|
A|\3--3-------------3---3-3---3---3-3---1---------|
E|-----------------------------------------1-1--1-|

[Chorus]
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|/6----1--------------------------/6---------------------|
E|---------1-1--/6--1-1--/6--1-1---------6--1-1--/6--1-1--|

    Radio what's new...                            [Break] along with bass drum
G|-----------------------------------------------| G|--------------------|
D|-------8/10\8--10--12~~~/----------------------| D|--------------------|
A|-/6-----------------------3---3-3---3---3-3--\-| A|--------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------1| E|--------1-1----1-1--|

We watch the shows...
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5/7\5------------/12~~~~~--------------------------|
A|--------------------------5-------5---------8-------------------1--------------|
E|1-1--1-1--1--1-1--1-2-3------------3--3-6------------10\3--3-3-----1-1--1-1-1-1|

Let's hope you never...
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------3h5-3-3---3-6~~~~6-3----------------8/12---------9/12--|
A|--------3--------------------5-2--------------------------------|
E|1--1-1--------------------------4---4-6--6-6---------7----------|

[Pre-Chorus]
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|\3---3-3---3---3-3---3---3-3---3---3-3---1-------|
E|--------------------------------------------1-1--|

[Chorus] 
This time you start playing in the 2nd half of the chorus
G|--8/10-8--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------8--10--12--10--12--10--\3---------------|
A|-6--------6-------------------/6--------------------------------------------|
E|------------6--1-1--/6--1-1------------------------------------1-1--1--1-1--|

             Radio gaga...
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------1--------|
E|1-1--1--1-1----3-3--3--3-3----6-6--6--6-6----6\-3-3--3--3-3------1-1---|

[Guitar solo]
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------9-10-9---|
D|-----------------------------6-3----------------------------------9-10-12------12\|
A|--------------------------------5-2-----------------------------------------------|
E|1-1--1--1-1----3-3--3--3-3---------4-6-6--6--6-6----7-7--7--7-7-------------------|

You had your time...
G|-----------------------5------5----------------|
D|----------------------5-5----5---5-------------| The isolated bass ends here
A|3-----3-3--3--3-3--------3--------3-1----------| The album version fades 
E|---------------------------------------1-1----1|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-3-3--3--3-3-----------------------------------6-3---------3-6-3------------------|
A|--------------3-----------------------------------5-2---2-5-----5-----------------|
E|---------------1-1--1--1-1--1-2-3-3-3--3--3-3--------4-4---------4-6-6--6--6-6----|

G|-------------------------------------------------------5---5-----5---5--|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|--------------------------------3-4-5-5--5--5-2----3-3---3---3-3---3----|
E|6-6--6--6-6----5-6-7-7--7--7-7------------------------------------------|


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