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THE RUBBERBAND MAN

As recorded by The Spinners
(From the 1976 Album HAPPINESS IS BEING WITH THE SPINNERS)

Words and Music by Linda Creed & Thom Bell

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Bobby Eli - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Thom Bell - Clavinet'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'MFSB Horns'


 Intro
  Q=182
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr II (Clavinet arr. for Gtr.)
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-1--1--1--1--|-1--1--1--1--|-1--1--1--1--|-1--1--1--1--|


  Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
   S  S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S    S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13-13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|  Q        Q         Q         Q             Q         Q         Q         Q
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|--1--------1---------1---------1----------|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|
|
| Gtr III (Horns arr. for Gtr.)
|  W                                         +H.                            E     E
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|--8---------------------------------------|-(8)----------------------------8-----7----|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


   S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q         Q         Q         Q
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|
|
| +W
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-(7)---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


   S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q         Q         Q         Q
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|
|
| +H.                            E     E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-(7)----------------------------7-----5----|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


   S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S    S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q         Q         Q         Q             Q         Q         Q         Q
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|
|
| +W                                          +W
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-(5)---------------------------------------|-(5)---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


   S   S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13--13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q         Q         Q         Q
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--1---------1---------1---------1----------|
|
| +W
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-(5)---------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


   S  S  E  E  S  S  +S   S  E  S  S  S  S
|-13-13-13-13-13-13-(13)-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|------------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-(10)-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
|  Q        Q         Q         Q
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--1--------1---------1---------1----------|
|
|  W
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


  E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   H    Q   E  E   E  E  Q   Q  Q
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-3-----------|----------3--3-|----------3--3-|-----------3-----|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|----3--5---------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|
| E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   H    Q   E  E   E  E  Q   Q  Q
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------3-----|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|----3--5---------|
|-1-----------|----------1--1-|----------1--1-|-----------------|
|
| E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   H    Q   E  E   E  E  Q   Q  Q
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|---------10-10-|----------10-----|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|---------10-10-|---10-12---------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|


                                      1st & 2nd Verses
                                       N.C.
   Q   Q   Q   E  E   H    E E E E     +W
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|--3---3---3---3--3-|--------1-2-3-||--(3)----|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|
|  Q   Q   Q   E  E   W                 W
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|--1---1---1---1--1-|--------------||---------|
|
|  Q   Q   Q   E  E   W                 W
|-------------------|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|-10--10--10--10-10-|--------------||---------|
|-10--10--10--10-10-|--------------||---------|
|-------------------|--------------||o--------|
|-------------------|--------------||---------|


  +W           +W           H    E E E E
|------------|------------|--------------|
|------------|------------|--------------|
|------------|------------|--------------|
|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|--------1-2-3-|
|------------|------------|--------------|
|------------|------------|--------------|


  +W           +W           +W
|------------|------------|--------|
|------------|------------|--------|
|------------|------------|--------|
|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-(3)----|
|------------|------------|--------|
|------------|------------|--------|


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


  +W           H    E E E E   +W
|------------|--------------|--------|
|------------|--------------|--------|
|------------|--------------|--------|
|-(3)--------|--------1-2-3-|-(3)----|
|------------|--------------|--------|
|------------|--------------|--------|


                                 Ab
  +W           +W           H    H
|------------|------------|------4----||
|------------|------------|------4----||
|------------|------------|------5----||
|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-----------||
|------------|------------|-----------||
|------------|------------|-----------||


 Chorus
  Db         Ab         Eb                Cm
  W          W          W          +H     H
|-4--------|-4--------|-3--------|-(3)----3----|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4--------|-(4)----4----|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3--------|-(3)----5----|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|


  Db         Ab         Eb              Cm
  W          W          W          H    H
|-4--------|-4--------|-3--------|-3----3----|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4--------|-4----4----|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3--------|-3----5----|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|


  Db         Ab         Eb
  W          W          W
|-4--------|-4--------|-3----|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4----|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3----|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|------|


  EbF          N.C.
  E E E E +Q   E E   E E Q  H      +H        Q   E E
|-3-5---5-(5)------|-------------|-------------------|
|-4-6---6-(6)------|-------------|-------------------|
|-3-5---5-(5)------|-------------|-------------------|
|--------------1-1-|-1-3-3--3----|-(3)-----------1-1-|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| W                  W              Q   E E +H
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------|-11-----9-(9)------|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------|-------------------|


   E  E Q  H        +H        Q  E E   E E Q  H      +H        Q   E E
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|--1--3-3--3------|-(3)----------1-1-|-1-3-3--3----|-(3)-----------1-1-|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|
| +H       Q  E E   +Q    H.           W              Q   E E +H
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-(9)-----------9-|-(9)--------------|-------------|-11-----9-(9)------|
|-----------------|------10----------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------------|


  1.                                     2.
   E  E Q  H        +H        E E E E      E  E Q  H        +H.         Q
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-------------------o||-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||
|--1--3-3--3------|-(3)---------1-2-3--||--1--3-3--3------|-(3)------------||
|-----------------|-------------------o||-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||
|
| +H       Q  E E   +Q    H.               H       Q  E E   +Q    H.
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||
|-(9)-----------9-|-(9)---------------o||-(9)-----------9-|-(9)------------||
|-----------------|------10------------||-----------------|------10--------||
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-------------------o||-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------------||


   Interlude
    $
    Eb5                   F5
    E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   W          W
||--------------|---------------|----------|------|
||o-------------|---------------|----------|------|
||--3-----------|----------5--5-|----------|------|
||--1-----------|----------3--3-|----------|------|
||o-------------|---------------|----------|------|
||--------------|---------------|----------|------|
|
|   Gtr III
|   E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   W          W
||--------------|---------------|----------|------|
||o-------------|---------------|----------|------|
||--8-----------|---------10-10-|----------|------|
||--8-----------|---------10-10-|----------|------|
||o-------------|---------------|----------|------|
||--------------|---------------|----------|------|


  Eb5                   F5
  E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   W          W
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-3-----------|----------5--5-|----------|------|
|-1-----------|----------3--3-|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|
| E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   W          W
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|----------|------|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|
|-------------|---------------|----------|------|


  Eb5                   F5
  E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   H    Q   E  E
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-3-----------|----------5--5-|----------5--5-|
|-1-----------|----------3--3-|----------3--3-|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|
| E E Q  H      H    Q   E  E   H    Q   E  E
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|---------10-10-|
|-8-----------|---------10-10-|---------10-10-|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|---------------|


          To Coda
  N.C.              F5                  N.C.
  E  E  Q   Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   E  E   W
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|-----------------|--5---5---5---5--5-|------||
|-----------3-----|--3---3---3---3--3-|------||
|----3--5---------|-------------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|
| E  E  Q   Q  Q     Q   Q   Q   E  E   W
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|----------10-----|-10--10--10--10-10-|------||
|---10-12---------|-10--10--10--10-10-|------||
|-----------------|-------------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------------|------||


 Chorus
  Db         Ab         Eb
  W          W          W          +H     H
|-4--------|-4--------|-3--------|-(3)----3----|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4--------|-(4)----4----|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3--------|-(3)----5----|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|
|----------|----------|----------|-------------|


  Db         Ab         Eb
  W          W          W          H    H
|-4--------|-4--------|-3--------|-3----3----|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4--------|-4----4----|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3--------|-3----5----|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|
|----------|----------|----------|-----------|


  Db         Ab         Eb            F          N.C.
  W          W          W           E E E E +Q   E E
|-4--------|-4--------|-3--------||-3-5---5-(5)------|
|-6--------|-4--------|-4--------||-4-6---6-(6)------|
|-6--------|-5--------|-3--------||-3-5---5-(5)------|
|----------|----------|----------||--------------1-1-|
|----------|----------|----------||------------------|
|----------|----------|----------||------------------|


  E E Q  H      +H          Q   E E     E  E Q  H        +H        Q  E E
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-1-3-3--3----|-(3)-------------1-1-|---1--3-3--3------|-(3)----------1-1-|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr III
| W              Q   E  E  +H          +H       Q  E E   +Q    H.
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|-11-----10-(10)------|-(10)-----------9-|-(9)--------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------10----------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------|


                                     1.
  E E Q  H      +H          Q   E E     E  E Q  H        +H        Q  E E
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------o||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-1-3-3--3----|-(3)-------------1-1-|---1--3-3--3------|-(3)----------1-1--||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------o||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|
| W              Q   E  E  +H          +H       Q  E E   +Q    H.
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-------------|-11-----10-(10)------|-(10)-----------9-|-(9)--------------o||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------10-----------||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|------------------o||
|-------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------------||


                                 Outro
  2.
                  D.S. al Coda &
                                  F5             N.C.
  E E Q  H      +H     Q  E E     Q  Q  Q  E E   W
|-------------|----------------||--------------|------*|
|-------------|----------------||--------------|------*|
|-------------|----------------||-5--5--5--5-5-|------*|
|-1-3-3--3----|-(3)-------1-1--||-3--3--3--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
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