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Finest Worksong bass

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by R.E.M.
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...the finest worksong...
unknown@bellatlantic.net
REM's finest worksong
bass tabbed by unknown@bellatlantic.net
corrections would be appreciated
each '-' represents  one beat
note- the end to this and the live version are different.  this was
      taken off document. enjoy
    -rythmns for the chorus might be a little off
    -e=11th fret, t=12th fret, v=14th fret (vierzehn)

intro

       				g|5-0-----|
				d|----0---|
(rest 12 counts, then)		a|------2-|
				e|--------|




verse (seperate the eighth notes a little)

   seven times
g|  ----r---  |----r---|
d|* ----e--- *|----e--0|
a|* 0202s22- *|0202s24-|
e|  ----t---  |----t---|

chorus1
g|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|---- ----|
d|2--4-4444|4--4-4444|4-442--4|-44444--4|4444/0---|
a|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|---- ----|
e|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|---- ----|


bridge
g|  rrrrrrrr|vt-e-tv-  |rrrrrrrr|rrre-tv-|
d|* eeeeeeee|-------- *|eeeeeeee|eee-----|	(rest 8 counts)
a|* ssssssss|-------- *|ssssssss|sss-----|
e|  tttttttt|--------  |tttttttt|ttt-----|


chorus2
g|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|- ------|-- ------|
d|2--4-4444|4--4-4444|4-442--4|-44444--4|44442--4|-44444-44|
a|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|- ------|-- ------|
e|------ --|------ --|--------|-- ------|- ------|-- ------|


g|-- ------|------ --|--------|
d|-44444-44|2--4-4444|4--44444| (12 counts rest, then)
a|-- ------|------ --|--------|
e|-- ------|------ --|--------|

end (this should always be played slapping, if not the entire song)
g|rrrrrr- - |--4-rr- - |--2-rr- - |-4rrrr- - |-42-rr- - |4/0-----|
d|eeeeee20 0|2---ee20-0|2---ee20-0|2-eeee20-0|2---ee20-0|--------|
a|ssssss- 3 |----ss- 3 |----ss- 3 |--ssss- 3 |----ss- 3 |--------|
e|tttttt- - |----tt- - |----tt- - |--tttt- - |----tt- - |--------|

it goes something like this:

intro, verse, chorus1, intro, verse, chorus1, intro, verse, chorus1,
bridge, verse,chorus2, end

            
            
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joeewatson 10 Apr 24, 2015 03:27 PM

Lack of formatting. Numbers (tabs) are too close together. The words "rest" are unnecessary. Much to improve. Does not indicate where slides are.

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miles.wiggins 11 Aug 10, 2015 01:09 PM

Lack of formatting. Very very very Very very very Very very very Very very very Very very very Very very very hard to read

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miles.wiggins 11 Aug 10, 2015 01:14 PM, edited at 05:16 pm

intro notes of bass aren't C-D-G-A.

g-7------
d---0--4---
a---------0 Then straight into verse.
e--------

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