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Smoking Gun Bass

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SMOKING GUN
As recorded by Robert Cray
(From the 1986 Album STRONG PERSUADER)


Transcribed By Paul Bell

Words and Music by Robert Cray, Richard Cousins & D. Amy

 

Gtr I (E A D G)


   Intro
   4/4
    Gtr I
    Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
||-----------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------||
||o------------5---|------------------|------------5---|-------------------o||
||o-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5----o||
||-------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6---||


 Verse 1
  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------5---|------------------|------------5---|------------------|
|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|
|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|


  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------5---|------------------|------------5---|------------------|
|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5-7-|
|------7---7-----|--------7---7---7-|------7---7-----|--------7---7-----|


  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----------3-5-|-7-------------|---------------|
|-5----8-8--5-5-|------3-5------|------3-3--0-0-|------0-3--4-4-|


  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   a Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
|---------------|-------------5-7-|-7s8--7-5-7-5-----|--------------5---|
|------3-3------|-----------7-----|--------------7---|----------5-----7-|
|-5---------5-5-|---3---5---------|----------------0-|-(0)----7---7-----|


  +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|------------------|----------------|------------------||
|------------------|------------5---|------------------||
|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---||
|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---7-||


 Verse 2
  $
  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------5---|-----------------|------------5---|------------------|
|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5--5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|
|------7---7-----|--------7------7-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|


  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------5---|------------------|------------5---|------------------|
|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5-7-|
|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7-----|


  Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E E E Q    Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  Q
|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|----------3-5--|-7-------------|--------------|
|-5----8-8--5-5-|------3-5------|------3-3--0-0-|------3-3--4--|


  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   a Q  E E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---------------|-------------5-7-|-7s6--7-5-7-5-----|
|------3-3------|-----------7-----|--------------7---|
|-5---------5-5-|---3---5---------|----------------0-|


                                                                To Coda
  +Q.   E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|----------------|------------------||
|-------------5---|------------------|------------5---|------------------||
|---------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---||
|-(0)---7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-||


   Guitar Solo
    Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
||-----------------|------------------|----------------|
||o------------5---|------------------|------------5---|
||o-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|
||-------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|


  +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|------------------|----------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------5---|------------------|
|-(7)------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---|
|--------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6-|


  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E E E Q
|----------------|------------------|---------------|---------------|
|------------5---|------------------|---------------|---------------|
|-7------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5-7-|---------------|----------3-5--|
|------7---7-----|--------7---7-----|-5----8-8--5-5-|------3-5------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  Q    Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|--------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|--------------|---------------|-------------5-7-|
|-7-------------|--------------|------3-3------|-----------7-----|
|------3-3--0-0-|------0-3--4--|-5---------5-5-|---3---5---------|


  a Q  a E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|-7s8--8s7-5-7-5-----|--------------5---|-------------------|
|----------------7---|----------5-----7-|-(7)------5---5----|
|------------------0-|-(0)----7---7-----|--------7---7---6--|


                  1.                    2.
                                            D.S. al Coda
  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E       Q   E E E E Q
|----------------|-------------------||------------------||
|------------5---|------------------o||------------------||
|-7--7---5-----7-|-(7)------5---5---o||--(7)----7-----5--||
|------7---7-----|--------7---7---6--||-----------7-7----||


   Outro
    &
    Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   6x
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------||
||o------------5---|----------------|------------5---|-----------------o||
||o-7------5-----7-|-7------5---5---|-7------5-----7-|-7------5---5----o||
||-------7---7-----|------7---7---6-|------7---7-----|------7---7---6---||




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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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Anton Castle 10 Dec 20, 2004 07:00 PM

Nice job on the Robert Cray "Smoking Gun" tab. Don't see tabs this accurate very often.

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tabfr3ak 10 Aug 10, 2007 06:23 AM

Yeah...Nice job on this one. Thanks!

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