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LA BAMBA

As recorded by Ritchie Valens
(From the 1959 Album RITCHIE VALENS)

Words and Music by Ritchie Valens

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Ritchie Valens - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=152
  N.C.       C      F     G             F         C       F     G
 4/4
  Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
  W          Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------|----------------|-------------------|---------1-1-1----|
|----------|----1-1-1---1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0--|
|----------|----0-0-2---2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-0--|
|----------|----2---3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-0--|
|----------|-3--------------|-------2-----------|-3-3-3-3-------0--|
|----------|----------------|-----3-------------|------------------|


                1st, 3rd & 4th Verses
              $
              $$
                 C       F     G             F
  e E Q  H       E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-3-----------||-----------------|-------------------|
|-0-----------||-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|
|-0-----------||---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|
|-0-----------||---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|
|-2-----------||-3---------------|-------2-----------|
|-3-----------||-----------------|-----3-------------|


                                                                     To Coda
  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1---|
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0---|
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0---|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-------------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3---------------|


                                                                To Dbl. Coda
  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1---|
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0---|
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0---|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-------------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3---------------|


  C       F     G             F         C       F
  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|------||
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-----1-------1-0-|------||
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|------||
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---------3-3-3-0-|------||
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|------||
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|------||


 2nd Verse
  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-----------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3-------------|


                                        Chorus
  C       F     G             F          C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------||-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-||-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-||---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-||---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------||-3---------------|-------2-----------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------||-----------------|-----3-------------|


  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-----------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3-------------|


          D.S. al Coda       &
  C       F     G   N.C.        C       F     G             F
  E E E E E E E E   W           E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E S S
|-----------------|----------||-----------------|----------------------||
|-------------1-0-|----------||-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1------||
|-----0---2-2-2-0-|----------||-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0h2--||
|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|----------||---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2------||
|-3---------------|----------||-3---------------|-------2--------------||
|-----------------|----------||-----------------|-----3----------------||


 Guitar Solo
  N.C.
  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E H      +Q   E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------------|
|-(2)--x-2-2-0-----|-0-2-0-------0-2-|-0-------0----|-(0)--------------|
|--------------3-2-|-------3-2-3-----|---3-2-3------|--------0-3-3-2-0-|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------2-----------|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------------|


  E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


  E E E E S S S S S E S   S E S S S E S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-0---------------------|-0-2-0-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0---|
|-------0-3-3-2-0-0h2---|-------------------------------|
|-----2-----------------|-------------------------------|
|---3-------------------|-------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S E E E E   E E E E E Q  E   +W           Q  E E E E E E
|-------------------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
|-------------------------|----------------|------------|----------------|
|-2-0-0-2-0-0-2-0-0-------|-0-2-0--------0-|-(0)--------|------0-----2-0-|
|-------------------3-2-3-|-------3-2-3----|------------|----2---3-3-----|
|-------------------------|----------------|------------|-3--------------|
|-------------------------|----------------|------------|----------------|


  +E  E E E E E E S S   S S S S S S S S E S S S S S S   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-------------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------------|------------------|
|-(0)-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-2-0-|-2-0-------0-2-0--|
|---------------------|-------------------------------|-----3-2-3--------|
|---------------------|-------------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------------|------------------|


                           D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
  Q  E E +E  E Q    Q.   E E E E E   e E Q  H
|-----------------|----------------|-------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-------------||
|-2--0------------|-0----0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----------||
|------3-(3)-2-3--|----------------|-------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-------------||


  &&
  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-||
|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-||
|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-||
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-----------||
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3-------------||


 Outro
  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|
|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|
|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-----------|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3-------------|


  C       F     G             F         C       F     G             F
  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 E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------*|
|-----1-------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-|-------------1-0-|-(0)-------1-1-1-1-*|
|---0---0-2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-|-----0---2-2-2-0-|-(0)-------2-2-0-0-*|
|---------3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-|---2---2-3-3-3-0-|-(0)-----0-3-3-2-0-*|
|-3---------------|-------2-----------|-3---------------|-------2-----------*|
|-----------------|-----3-------------|-----------------|-----3-------------*|


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




Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti

Arriba y arriba
Y arriba y arriba, por ti sere
Por ti sere
Por ti sere

Yo no soy marinero
Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan
Soy capitan
Soy capitan

Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti
Arriba, arriba

R-r-r-r-r, haha!

Para bailar la bamba
Para bailar la bamba
Se necesita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia pa(ra) mi pa(ra) ti

Arriba y arriba
Y arriba y arriba, por ti sere
Por ti sere
Por ti sere

Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba
Ba-ba-bamba

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