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C F A# D# G C
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

A SONG FOR THE DEAD (Bassline)
As recorded by Queens of the Stone Age
(From the 2002 Album SONGS FOR THE DEAF)

Transcribed by GasPanic
	

Music by Queens of the Stone Age

Gtr I (C F Bb Eb) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Q=206
 4/4
                Gtr I
  Wx33          H.       Q
|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|---------12S==|


  Q=211
 4/4
  E E E E E E  Q    E E E Q  E  Q    E E  Q  E E E E   E E E Q  E E E
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-12S=|=0-0-0-0--0-12S=|=0-0-12S=0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--|


  E E  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-12S=0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E E  Q  E E E E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-0-0-12S=0-0-0-0-|-10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|


    E E  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E  Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||--0-0-12S=0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-12S=0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||


  H    H      H    H
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|
|-0----0----|-0----0----|


 Pre-Verse
  Q=106
   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q    E  Q.  a
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|------------10s12s==2-|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12\------------|


 Verse
       ~~      ~~                          ~~      ~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q    E E  Q     H      E E  Q  E E  Q    E E  Q  a H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-12b13-------|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-12s=0------|


                ~~                       ~~      ~~
   E  E Q  E E  Q    E E  Q  H      E E  Q  E E  Q    E E  Q  H
|------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
|------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
|------------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------|
|-12-12----0-0-15--|-0-0-12-------|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-12-------|


       ~~      ~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q     E  E  +Q   a H
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-12-12-(12)s=0------|


       ~~      ~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q    E E Q   S  S  S  S  S  E.
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------14-12---------|
|-----------------|--------12----------14------|
|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-------12----------15---|


       ~~      ~~                           ~~      ~~        ~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q     E  E  Q  a H      E E  Q  E E  Q    E E  E H    E
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-12-12-12s=0------|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-12---------|


   Chorus
                ~~~
    E Q.   E E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
||-----------------|---------------------------------------------------||
||o----------------|--------------------------------------------------o||
||o------------14S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13--o||
||--0-0----0-0-----|---------------------------------------------------||


  E E a  E  E  E  E Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----7s14-17-14-14-9--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


              ~~~
  E Q.   E E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------14S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0----0-0-----|-------------------------------------------------|


 Pre-Verse II
  Q=104
                ~~
   E  E Q  E E  Q     E  E  Q  E  E  E  E
|------------------|----------------19----|
|------------------|-------------18----18-|
|------------------|----------------------|
|-12-12----0-0-14--|-12-12-12s=0----------|


 Verse II
       ~~      ~~                         ~~      ~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q    E E  Q  a H      E E  Q  E E  Q     E  E  +Q   a H
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-0-0-12s=0------|-0-0-12--0-0-15--|-12-12-(12)s=0------|


                ~~
   E  E Q  E E  Q    E E  Q  a H
|------------------|----------------|
|------------------|----------------|
|------------------|----------------|
|-12-12----0-0-14--|-0-0-12s=0------|


                ~~
   E  E Q  E E  Q     E  E  Q  a  S S  S  S  S  E.
|------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------|------------------------19-17--|
|------------------|-------------------------------|
|-12-12----0-0-14--|-12-12-12s=0-19-0-17-19--------|


 Chorus II
               ~~~
  E E  Q  E E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------14S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0-12--0-0-----|-------------------------------------------------|


                ~~~
  E E Q   E  E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|--------------14S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0-0--12-12-----|-------------------------------------------------|


  E E a  E  E  E  E Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----7s14-17-14-14-9--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


                 ~~~~
  E E   Q  E E   Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----/14------/14S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0------0-0------|-------------------------------------------------|


 Guitar Solo
  Q=106
  E H..         E H..         E H..         E E Q.   E   S E.
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-0------0-/10-5--|


  Q=110
    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S   S S S E S S S S S S E S S S
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-7-5---------5-7---5-7-5---5-|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-----7-6-5-7-----7-------7---|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S   S S S E S S S S S S S S S E
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------5-7---5-7-9-7-5--|
|-----------------------------|-7-6-5---5-7-----7------------|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-------7----------------------|


    E  E  E. S   E  S  E  S  E   S S S E E S a S S S E E S
|------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------------|-7-6-5-----5-5s7-7-7-5---5-|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-13-|-------7-5-------------7---|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S     S  S  S  E  S  E  E  E  E  S. T
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----12-12----12-12-12---------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------14----------12-10-12p10---|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-/10---------------------------------|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S     E  S E  E.  S  S S S S S E
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------7-9-7-7-|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-/10-10-7-10--10s12-7---------|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S     S  S  S  E  E  E  E  S  E  E
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----12-12------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------14-12-10-12-10---------|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-/12----------------------12-10---|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S    S  S  S E  E.  S  S  S  E  S  E
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------12-10----10-12-|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-12-10-10-7-10--12-------12-------|


    E  E  E. S   E  E  S  E S    S  S  S E  E.  S  S  S  E  S  E
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------12-----|
|-----------------------------|-------------------12-10-------10--|
|-/12-12-10--0-/13-13-13-13-0-|-12-10-10-7-10--12-------12--------|


 Pre-Verse III
         ~~~          ~~
   E  E  E.  S  E  E  Q     E  E  Q  a H
|------------------------|------------------|
|-------14-----------15--|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|-12-12-----10-13-13-----|-12-12-12s=0------|


         ~~~          ~~
   E  E  E.  S  E  E  Q     E  E  Q  a H
|------------------------|------------------|
|-------14-----------15--|------------------|
|------------------------|------------------|
|-12-12-----10-13-13-----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|------------------||
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------||


 5/4
  W            W
|------------|------||
|------------|------||
|------------|------||
|------------|------||


 Verse III
 4/4
   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


                     ~~
   E  E E.  S  E  E  Q     E  E  Q  E  E  +Q   a
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------15--|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13-----|-12-12-12s=0s13-(13)s=0--|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   E  E E.  S  E  E Q     E  E  Q  a H
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-12-12----10-13-13----|-12-12-12s=0------|


   Chorus III
         ~~      ~~~
    E E  Q  E E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
||------------------|---------------------------------------------------||
||o-----------------|--------------------------------------------------o||
||o-----19------18S=|=10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13--o||
||--0-0-----0-0-----|---------------------------------------------------||


  E E a  E  E  E  E Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----7s14-17-14-14-9--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


  E E a  E  E  E  E  Q     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----7s14-17-14-17-20--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-13-13-13-13-|
|-0-0-------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


 Breakdown
   W          W         a
|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|
|-----------|-------------|
|-12s=======|=0s=======12-|


   Outro
    Q=216
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    6x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||


  Q  H.        W          W          W
|------------|----------|----------|------|
|------------|----------|----------|------|
|------------|----------|----------|------|
|-0----------|----------|----------|------|


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q   8x H    H
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------*|
|-----------------|----------------o||-----------*|
|-----------------|----------------o||-----------*|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||-0---------*|



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

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