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I Dont Want To Talk About It bass

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I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT (Bassline)

As recorded by Rod Stewart
(From the 1975 Album ATLANTIC CROSSING)

Words and Music by Danny Whitten

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'David Hood - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=67
 1/4  4/4
  Gtr I
  W    Q.     E  Q.   S  S    S  S E +Q    Q.   E    H    Q.   S  S
|----|----------------9-10-|-11-----------11-------|-----------------|
|----|----------11---------|----11-----------------|------9----------|
|----|-4----/11------------|-------9-(9)--------9\-|-----------9s11--|
|----|---------------------|-----------------------|-7---------------|


               1st & 2nd Verses
  H    H        Q.    E  Q.   S  S    S  S E +Q    Q.   E   H    Q.   S  S
|-----------||----------------9-10-|-11-----------11------|------------------|
|------9----||o---------11---------|----11----------------|------9-----------|
|-----------||o------11------------|-------9-(9)--------9-|-----------9s11---|
|-7---------||--9------------------|----------------------|-7----------------|


  Q.   S  S Q.   E   Q.     E  Q.   S S   S S E +Q   H
|------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|----------11\---2-3-|-4----------4----|
|------9s11--------|------/11-----------|---4-------------|
|-7---------7----7-|-9------------------|-----2-(2)-------|


                                      Chorus
                                    $
  H    Q.   S S   Q.   S S Q.   S S    H    H
|------4--------|-------------------||-----------|
|-----------4s6-|------4s6----------||-----------|
|-2-------------|-2--------2----4-6-||-7----7----|
|---------------|-------------------||-----------|


  H    Q.   E   H    Q.   E   H    Q.   E   H    +Q.   S S
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|------6----6-|-----------------|
|-9----9----9-|-------------|-------------|-7----(7)---7-8--|
|-------------|-7----6----6-|-4-----------|-----------------|


             |-3--|
  H    +Q   +E  E E   H    +Q.   S S   W           H    Q.   E
|-------------------|----------------|-----------|------6------|
|-------------------|----------------|-----------|-------------|
|-9----(9)--(9)-9-8-|-7----(7)---7-8-|-9\--------|-4---------4-|
|-------------------|----------------|-----------|-------------|


                                       1.
                              To Coda
                              |-3--|
  H    +Q.   E   Q  +E. S Q  +E  E E    S E. +Q    Q.   S S
|--------------|----------4--(4)-6-7--|-8--------------------||
|-4----(4)---4-|--------4-------------|---9--(9)\-----------o||
|--------------|-2--(2)---------------|------------2----2-3-o||
|--------------|----------------------|----------------------||


                         Guitar Solo
  2.
  Q.   S S S S E +E  E    Q.    E  Q.   S  S    Q   +E   E  S  S E +E  E
|------6-7-8-----------||---------------9-10-|-11--(11)----11-------------|
|-9----------9---------||---------11---------|----------11----11----------|
|--------------9-(9)-9-||------11------------|-------------------9-(9)-9\-|
|----------------------||-9------------------|----------------------------|


  Q  +E. S Q.    S S   Q.    S S Q.   E   Q.    E  Q.   S S
|--------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------9---------|-9----------------|---------11\---2-3-|
|--------9------11-9-|------11s9--------|------11-----------|
|-7--(7)-------------|-----------7----8-|-9-----------------|


  Q  +E. S S S E +E   S  S    H.      Q
|--------------------/8--9-|-11-----------|
|-4--(4)---4---------/9-11-|-13-------1/--|
|--------4---4-------------|----------2/--|
|--------------2-(2)-------|--------------|


    D.S. al Coda &
   Q   Q   Q  Q     Q.   S S Q.   E
|----------------||----------4--------|
|-13--11---9--7--||------4-6------2---|
|-14--12--11--9--||-2-----------------|
|----------------||-------------------|


  Q.     E  Q.   S  S    Q  Q   H      H    H
|----------------9-10-|-11-----------|-----------|
|----------11---------|--------------|-----------|
|-4----/11------------|-----9\-------|-2----1----|
|---------------------|---------2----|-----------|


                      Outro
  Q.   S S Q.   S S    Q.   S S Q.   S S   Q  +E. S S S E +E  E
|-------------------||------7------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------||--------7------3-4-|-5--(5)---5------------|
|--------3-3----3-4-||-5--------5--------|--------5---5----------|
|-4----4------------||-------------------|--------------3-(3)-3--|


  Q  +E. S Q.   S S   S  S  E  +Q   S  S  E  +Q      Q  +E. S Q.   S S
|----------5----7-8-|-9----------------------------|----------7--------|
|--------5----------|---10---------------10-(10)\--|--------7------3-4-|
|-3--(3)------------|------10-(10)--7s10-----------|-5--(5)------------|
|-------------------|------------------------------|-------------------|


  Q  E. S S S E +E  S S   H     Q.   E     Q  Q  Q  Q    H    Q  E E
|-----------------------|-------9-------|--------------|-------------|
|-5--5----5-------------|------10-------|-10--8--7--5--|-------------|
|-------5---5-----------|-3----------3/-|--------------|-------------|
|-------------3-(3)-3-5-|---------------|--------------|-1----1--1-1-|


  H    Q  E E   W          W          +W
|-------------|----------|----------|--------*|
|-------------|----------|----------|--------*|
|-------------|----------|----------|--------*|
|-3----3--3-3-|-1--------|-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



I can tell by your eyes that you've probably been cryin' forever, 
And the stars in the sky don't mean nothin' to you, they're a mirror.
I don't want to talk about it, how you broke my heart.
If I stay here just a little bit longer, 
If I stay here, won't you listen to my heart, whoa, my heart?

If I stand all alone, will the shadow hide the color of my heart?
Blue for the tears, black for the night's fears.
The stars in the sky don't mean nothin' to you, they're a mirror.
I don't want to talk about it, how you broke my heart.
If I stay here just a little bit longer, 
If I stay here, won't you listen to my heart, whoa, my heart?
I don't want to talk about it, how you broke this ol' heart.

If I stay here just a little bit longer, 
If I stay here, won't you listen to my heart, whoa, my heart
My heart, whoa, my heart.

            
            
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