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CATCH YOUR TRAIN (Bassline)

As recorded by Scorpions
(From the 1976 Album VIRGIN KILLER)

Words by Klaus Meine
Music by Rudolf Schenker

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Francis Buchholz - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=162
 4/4
  Gtr I (1/2 step down: Eb Ab Db Gb)
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||


 1st Verse
  W          +H.      Q    W          +W
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-5--------|-(5)---------|-1--------|-(1)----|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  W          +H.      Q    W          +W
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-5--------|-(5)---------|-1--------|-(1)----|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--||


   Chorus
    +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
||--------------------|-------------------|
||o-------------------|-------------------|
||o-------------------|-------------------|
||--(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------8-|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5---|


  +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
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------8--|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5----|


                                                        Interlude
                     1.
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E Q  H       E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------||------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------||------------------|
|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-----------||------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||


 2nd Verse
  W          +H.      Q    W          +W
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-5--------|-(5)---------|-1--------|-(1)----|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  W          +H.      Q    W          +W
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|----------|-------------|----------|--------|
|-5--------|-(5)---------|-1--------|-(1)----|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3---||


                    Guitar Break
  2.
  E E E E  E Q.      E E E E E E Q    H     E Q.     E E E E E E Q
|-----------------||----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-10-8----||-7-7-7-7-7------|------10-8----|-7-7-7-7-7-------|
|-----------------||----------------|--------------|-----------------|


  H     E Q.     E E E E E E Q    H    E Q.     E E E E E E Q
|--------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|--------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------|
|------10-8----|-7-7-7-7-7------|------7-5----|-8-8-8-8-8-------|
|--------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------|


                   Guitar Solo
  E E E E E E Q     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  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
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|


  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
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|---------3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|


  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
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-------------------|-----------------|--------|
|---------1-1-1-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-0-|-(0)----|


                  Out-Chorus
  +H..       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
|--------------||--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|--------------||o-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|--------------||o-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-(0)--------3-||--(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5--|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------8-|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-|
|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5---|-------------------|


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


  E E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------8-|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5---|


                     1.
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-(8)-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
|-------------------|-----------------5--|


                                         2.
  +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E Q.     E E E E E E Q
|-------------------|------------------||----------------|-----------------*|
|-------------------|-----------------o||----------------|-----------------*|
|-------------------|-----------------o||-7-7-8-8--------|-----------------*|
|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3--||---------8-7----|-5-5-5-5-5-------*|


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







Wake up man it's late but not too late,
It's six o'clock like everyday!
Get your things run and forget the rain,
Take powerpills don't miss your train!
And you'd like to be another
A different guy and a better lover
For your love, for your life check your way.
And you like the Rock'n'Roller
A different life and Whisky Cola
But don't be low keep your own style
And catch your train!
Don't be lazy man and work off your ass,
He's the boss you've gotta do what he says!
Catch your train, run and forget those ways,
Keep it cool it's not too late!
And you'd like to be another
A different guy and a better lover
For your love, for your life check your way.
And you like the Rock'n'Roller
A different life and Whisky Cola
But don't be low keep your own style
And catch your train!

            
            
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