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Deacon Blues bass

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                                    Deacon Blues
                                     Steely Dan

Bass                                                              Donald Fagen
                                                                 Walter Becker
As played by Walter Becker

Intro

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------2-------|-1-------0-------|-5-------4-------|-3-------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  H       H         H       H         H       H         H       H       

  3/4           6/4
|-------------|-------------------------|
|-1-----------|-2-----------------------|
|-------------|-------------------------|
|-------------|---------0---------------|
  H.            H       W      

Verse 1

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---5-------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|-------3---5-----|
|-----3---------0-|-1-------------4-|-5-----1---------|---3-5-------5-2-|
  E E H       E E   H.          E E   Q   E E H         E E E Q   E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-------|-5---------------|
|-3-------------2-|-1-------------4-|-5-----5---------|---------2---3---|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E H         H       Q   Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-------------1-|
|-1---------------|---------0-------|-5-------------5-|-----------------|
  H.          E E   H       H         H.          E E   H.          E E 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2-3-2---------|
|---------------1-|-2-------------1-|-2-----2---------|---------2-------|
|-0-----0-0-------|-----------------|---------0-----0-|-----------0-----|
  Q.    E Q.    E   H.          E E   Q.    E Q.    E   E S S E E H

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|---------3-5-----|
|-3-------------2-|-1-------------4-|-5-----1---------|-------3---------|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q   E E H         Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2-2-4---2-------|
|-5-------------4-|-3---------------|-----------------|---------2-----2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|---------------0-|-5-----0-5-------|-----------------0-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E H         E S S E E Q   E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------2-------|-----------------|---------5---4---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-------------1-|-0---------------|-5-------------5-|-3-----3---------|
  H.          E E   H       H         H.          E E   Q.    E Q   Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|---------5---5---|
|---------------3-|---------------0-|-5-------------5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3-------3-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E Q   E E

Chorus 1

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------6-|-7-----7-7-------|-5-----5-5-----2-|-3-----3-3-----0-|
|-5-----5-5-------|---------------5-|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-1-----1-1-------|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|---------------4-|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------/5---|
|-----------------|-7-----7-7-------|-5-----5-5-------|-3-----3---------|
|-5-----5-5-----5-|---------------5-|---------------3-|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    Q.    E E

|-3-----3-3-----3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-----------------|-0-----0---------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|-----------------|---------3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-7-----7-7-------|-5-----5-4-----4-|-3-----3-2-------|
|-5-----5-5-----5-|---------------75-|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0---1-2-|
  W                 E E E E Q   E E

Verse 2

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----3-----------|-------3---5-----|
|-3-------------0-|-1-------------4-|-5-----1---------|---3-5-------5-2-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q   E E H         E E E Q   E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-------|-5-----5---------|
|-3-------------2-|-1-------------4-|-5-----5---------|-----------2-3-0-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q   E E H         Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-------------1-|
|-1-------------1-|-0---------------|-5-------------5-|-----------------|
  H.          E E   W                 H.          E E   H.          E E
                                                                   _____
                                                                  |  3  |
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2h3p2-----------|
|---------------1-|-2-------------1-|-2-----2---------|---------2---------|
|-0---------------|-----------------|---------0-----0-|-----------0--2--1-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E Q.    E   E S S E E Q  Q  Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|------/5---3---3-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------3---|-----------------|-----------2-4-5-|
|-3-------------2-|-1---------------|-5-----5-0-------|-------4-5-------|
  H.          E E   Q.    Q   E E E   Q.    E H         Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---4/5-2-4-2-------|
|-5-------------4-|-3-------------2-|-----------------|-------------5-2---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----0-5-------|-----------------0-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E H         E S E.E E E S S E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------5---4---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-----------1-1-|-0-------------4-|-5-------------4-|-3-----3---------|
  H.          S S   H.          E E   H.          E E   Q.    E Q   Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------------5-|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------5-2---|-3-----3-3---3-4-|
  H.          E E   W                 H       E E Q     Q.    E E E E E

Chorus 2

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------2-5---2-|
|---------------6-|-7-----7-7-----6-|-5-----5-5-------|-3-----3---------|
|-5-----5-5-------|-----------------|---------------3-|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-1-----1-1-----1-|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|-----------------|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------5-2-----|
|-----------------|--------/7-------|-5-----5-5-------|-3-----3-------3-|
|-5-5---5-5-----5-|-0-----0-------5-|---------------3-|-----------------|
  E Q   E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E E Q   E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-1-----1-1-----1-|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|-----------------|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------3-5-|-2-----2-2-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------2-|-5-----5-4-----4-|-3-----3-2-----2-|
|-5-----5-5-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.  S S   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---------------|-2---------------|
|-----------------|---------------3-|
  W                 H.          S S

Sax Solo

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------4-|
|-3-----3-3-----2-|-----------------|---------------4-|-5-----5-5-------|
|-----------------|-0-----0-0-----0-|-5-----5-5-------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-----5---5-----|-----------------|-2-----2-2-------|-----------------|
|-------------5-3-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------0-3-|-5-----5-5-----0-|
  Q.    Q   E E E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q   E E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--------/2-------|-3-------2-5-----|-----------------|
|-1-------2-------|-3---------------|-----3-5-----3-2-|-0-----0-0-----0-|
  H       H         H       H         Q   E E E E E E   Q.    E Q.    E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--------/7-------|-5-----5---------|--------/4-------|
|--------/7-------|-5-----5-----5---|---------5---0-1-|-2-----2-----2---|
|-5-----5-----5---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q   Q     Q.    E Q   Q     Q.    E Q   E E   Q.    E Q   Q   

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-----2-2-----2-|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------5-7-|-----------------|--------/2-------|
|-----------------|-5-----5-5-------|---------2-------|-3---------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q   E E   H       H         H       H

Interlude

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------2-------|-1-------0-------|-5-------4-------|-3-------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  H       H         H       H         H       H         H       H    

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---------------|-2-----2---------|
|-----------------|---------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------0-----|
  W                 Q.    S S H

Verse 3

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------3-|-----------------|-----------5-7-4-|
|---5-------------|-------------0---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---3---------2-|-1---------------|-5-------1-------|(1)--------------|
  E E H       E E   H.          E E   H       H         H       E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|--------/6-------|-----------------|
|-5-------------4-|-3-------------3-|---1-2-3-----2---|-------5-4-2-4-2-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   E E E E Q   Q     Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-3-----3-|-2-----2-2-------|-----------------|---------5---4---|
|-----------------|---------------1-|-0-----0-0-------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------4-|-3-----3---------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q   Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-----3-3-----3-|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------2-----2---|-5-----5-5-----5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------0-----0-|-----------------|-3-----3-3---3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q   E E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E E E E E
  
Chorus 3

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-7-----7-7-------|-5-----5-5-------|-3-----3-3-------|
|-5-----5-5-----5-|---------------5-|---------------3-|---------------1-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-1-----1-1-------|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|---------------1-|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------6-|-7-----7-7-------|-5-----5-5-------|-3-----3-3-------|
|-5-----5-5-------|---------------5-|---------------3-|---------------1-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E

|-------3---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------3-------|-----------------|-------------3---|-2---------------|
|-1-----------1-1-|-----------------|-----------3-----|-----3-----------|
|-----------------|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2---1-----------|-------1-----3-4-|
  Q.    E Q   E E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   Q.    E Q     Q   E Q.    E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------1-|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------2---------|-5-----5-4-----4-|-3-----3-2-----2-|
|-5-----5-5-------|---------0-----5-|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E 

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1---------------|-2-------2-------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------0-1-2-|
  W                 H       E E E E

Outro

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---5-------------|---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----5-----------|-------3---------|-----------------|-------3---5-----|
|-3-----------3-2-|-1---------------|-5-------1-------|---3-5-------5-2-|
  E E H       E E   Q.    E H         H       H         E E E Q   E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-----3-3-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-----------------|---------5-------|-5-----5-5-------|
|-3-----3-3-------|-------------1-3-|-5-----5---------|-----------2-3-0-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q   E E   Q.    E H         Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------1-|-----------------|-1-------1-----1-|
|-1---------------|-----------------|-5-------------5-|-----------------|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   H.          E E   H       Q.    E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------4---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2h3p2-0-2-3-----|
|---------------1-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-2-----2---------|-------------------|
|-0-----0-0-------|-----------------|---------0-----0-|-------------------|
  Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q.    E Q.    E   E S S E E E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-------5---7-----|
|-5-------------4-|-3-----3-3-----2-|-----2-3---------|---5-7-------7-4-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  H.          E E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   E E H         E E E Q   E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-2-----2---------|-----------------|
|-5-------5-4-5---|-3-------------2-|---------0-------|-----------------|
|---------------3-|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----5-5-2-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------2-3-|
  H       E E E E   H.          E E   Q.    E H         Q.    E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-------------1-|-0-------------0-|-5-------------5-|-6-------------6-|
  H.          E E   H.          E E   H.          E E   H.          E E 

|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|---------------2-|-----------------|---2-3-2-0-2-3-5-2-|-3-2-0-----------|
|-----------------|-2---------------|-------------------|-------3-1-0-----|
|-0-----0-0-------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------3-1-|
  Q.    E Q.    E   W                 E S S E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-------------4-|-3-----3-3-----2-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------3---5-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5---5-1---------|---3-5-------5-2-|
  H.          E E   Q.    E Q.    E   Q   E E H         E E E Q   E E E

|-------------------|-----------------||
|-------------------|-----------------||
|-----------0-2-5---|-----------------||
|-3-------3-------3-|-1---------------||
  H       E S S E E   W



Key to rhythm notations:

W - Whole Note/Semi-Brieve
H - Half Note/Minim
Q - Quarter Note/Crotchet       Q. - Dotted Quarter Note
E - Eight Note/Quaver           E. - Dotted Eight Note
S - Sixteenth Note/Semi-Quaver  S. - Dotted Sixteenth Note

            
            
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