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My Old School bass

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                                   My Old School
                                     Steely Dan

Bass                                                              Donald Fagen
                                                                 Walter Becker
As played by Walter Becker

Note: recorded version is 15 cents sharp - tune up to be in tune with
the record.


Intro

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

Verse 1

|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-------------|
|-------------------|------------/2-5-|------------/2-5-|-----------2-5-2-|
|-3-3-----3-3---3-3-|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3-----3-3-----|-------0-3-------|
  E E Q   E E S S E   E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-----2-2-----|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------/2-5-|-------------5-2-|
|-3-3-----3-3---3-|-3-3-----3-3---0-|-3-3-----3-3-----|-----------------|
  E E 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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------5-|-------5-3---------|
|-3-3-----3-3---3-|-5-5-----5-5---5-|-----------------|-----------5-3-----|
|-------------3---|-------------5---|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3-----------5-3-|
  E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E S S E E E E

Bridge 1

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------------3-|-3-3-3---------3-|-5-5-5---------5-|-5-5-5---------5-|
|-------5-3-3-5---|-------5-3-3-5---|-------7-5-5-7---|-------7-5-5-7---|
  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

Chorus 1

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

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

|-----------------|-----------4-----|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---7-----5-------|-------------------|-------------2---|
|-5---5---5-6-7---|-------7---------|-------------------|---------2-5---0-|
|-------5-------5-|-----------------|-3-3---3-3-3-3---3-|-3-3---3---------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E Q.      E E E S S E E E E   E E E E E E E E

Interlude 1

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         W


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

Verse 2

|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2-|
|-------------------|-----------------|------------/2-5-|-------------2---|
|-3-3-----3-3---3-3-|-3-3-----3-3---3-|-3-3-----3-3-----|-0-0-----0-3-----|
  E E Q   E E S S E   E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|
|-3-3-----3-3---3-|-5-5-----5-5---5-|-----------------|-----------5-7-5-----|
|-------------3---|-------5-----5---|-3-3-----3-3---0-|-3-3---3-3-------7-7-|
  E E Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E S S E E E S S

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

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

Bridge 2

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

Chorus 2

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

|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-7---------------|-------5-------------|-2-------2---2-1-|
|-5---5---5-6-7---|-------7-5-7-----|-7-7-----7-7-5-5-2---|-------2---2-----|
|-------5-------5-|-----------------|-------------------3-|---0-------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E Q.      E Q   E S S S S E E   E Q   E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---7---7---7-9---|-5-5-----5-5-----|-5-5-------------|
|-5---5---5-6-7---|---------7-------|-------5-----7-5-|-----7-5-7-5-----|
|-------5-------5-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5-3-|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E

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

Solo

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         W

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         W

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-------------4-|(4)--------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2-|
  H.          E E   H                 E E Q   H         H       Q.    E

Horn Break

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2---2-2---------|
|-----------------|-------------0-1-|-2---2-0-2-0---0-|-----------0-1-2---|
|-------------0-1-|-2-0-2---2-2-----|-------------2---|-----------------0-|
|-5---5-0-5-0-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  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 S S E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2---------------|
|-----------------|-------------0-1-|-2---2-0-2-0---0-|-------0-0-0-1-2---|
|-0---0---0---0-1-|-2-0-2---2-2-----|-------------2---|-----------------0-|
|-------0---0-----|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  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 S S E E E E

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

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|----/2-5-5-5-2-5-2-0-|
|-3-3-----------------|
  E E E E S S E E S S

Verse 3

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------7-5-4---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------5-------5-|-------5-7-------7-|
|-3-3---------3-4-|-5-5---------3-5-|-----------------|-------------------|
|---------3-3-----|---------5-5-----|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3---------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E S S E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------5-------5-|-5-5---5---5-----|-------5---------|-2-2---------2-0-|
|-----------------|-------------7-5-|------------/2-5-|-----------2-----|
|-3-3-----3-3-----|-----------------|-3-3-----3-3-----|-------0-3-------|
  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-|-------5-7-5-------|
|-3-3---------3-4-|-5-5-------------|-----------------|-------------7-5-2-|
|---------3-3-----|---------4-5-3-5-|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3---------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E S S E E E E

Bridge 3

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

Chorus 3

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

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------12-10----10--------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5---------12----12-9-7-|
|-5---5-0-5-6-7-0-|-------------5-7-|-----------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------|---5---0-5-7-----|-----------------|--------------------------|
  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 S  S  E  E  E  S S

|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5---5-5---------|-------5-------5-|-------5-------5-|
|-----------------|-----------5-5-2-0-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3-----3-3-----|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E S S E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----------------|-------------------|
|-------5-------5-|-------5-----------|
|-----------------|---------7-7-5-2-5-|
|-3-3-----3-3-----|-3-3---------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E S S E E E

Outro

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         W

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------------|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         W

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|------------12\--|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         H.         Q

|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-0-------0-1-2---|---------------0-1-|-2-0-2-----------|-----------5-7-5---|
|---------------0-|-----0-0-0-2-2-----|-----------------|-----5-5-7-------5-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q   E S S E E E E   E E E E H         Q.  S S E S S E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-0---------2-----|---------------0-|-2-0-2-----------|---------0-2-5-2-0-|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2-----|-----------------|---x-0-2-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         E S S E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|---7-9-----------|-----9-7-----------|
|-0---------2-----|-----------------|-----------------|---------9-7-5-7---|
|---------------0-|-------0-2-2---5-|-7---------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q.    E E E E E   E E E E H         Q   E E S S E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-0---------2-----|-------------0-1-|-2-0-2-----------|---------0-2-2-5-2-|
|---------------0-|-----0-1-2-2-----|-----------------|---2-2-2-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q     E E E E E   E E E E H         E S E S E E E E E

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