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Negative Girl Bass Tab

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                                   Negative Girl
                                     Steely Dan

Bass                                                              Donald Fagen
                                                                 Walter Becker

As played by Tom Barney

Intro

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-------7-------5-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|----5--------5---|-----------------|-------8-------6-|-----------------|
E|-3---------------|-3--3--3---------|----6--------6---|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-4---------------|-4--4--4---------|
   E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H         E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H       

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-------5-------3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|----3--------3---|-----------------|-------6-------4-|-----------------|
E|-1---------------|-1--1--1---------|----4--------4---|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-2--2--2---------|
   E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H         E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H       

G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------6-------4-|-----------------|
E|----4--------4---|-----------------|
B|-2---------------|-2--2--2---------|
   E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H       

Verse 1

G|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---------3-|-------3-3---3-----5/7-|(7)----7-7---7-----7-7-|-------7-7---7---7\|
E|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
B|-----1-----1-1---1---|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-------|
   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S E.

G|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---3-----3-3-|-------3-3---3-----3-|-------3---------3-3-|-----3-----3-3-----|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|-1-------1-1---1-----|-1-------1-----1---|
B|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----1---|---------------------|-------------------|
   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q   E.S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E Q

G|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-------------------|-1---------1---1-|-0---------0-----0-|
E|-------1-----1---|-1---------1-----1-|-------1-----1---|-------0-0---0-0---|
B|-----------------|-------1-1---1-1---|-----------------|-------------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E 

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-------1-----1---|-3-----3---------|-4---------------|-4---2---1---0---|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|-----------------|-----------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E E H         W                 E E Q   E E Q

Verse 2

G|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---------3-|-------3-3---3-----5/7-|(7)----7-7---7-----7-7-|-------7-7---7---7\|
E|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
B|-----1-----1-1---1---|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-------|
   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S E.

G|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---3-----3-3-|-------3-3---3-----3-|-------3---------3-3-|-----3-----3-3-----|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|-1-------1-1---1-----|-1-------1-----1---|
B|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----1---|---------------------|-------------------|
   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q   E.S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E Q

G|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-------------------|-1---------1---1-|-0---------0-----0-|
E|-------1-----1---|-1---------1-----1-|-------1-----1---|-------0-0---0-0---|
B|-----------------|-------1-1---1-1---|-----------------|-------------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E 

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-------1-----1---|-3-----3---------|-4---------------|-4---2---1---0---|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|-----------------|-----------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E E H         W                 E E Q   E E Q

G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|---------5-------|
B|-4-----------4---|
   H       E E Q

Chorus 1

G|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------5---5---|-2---2---------------|-----------------|
E|---------5-----5-|-----------------|-----------4---4-----|-------1-3-3-----|
B|-------------3---|---------------3-|---------------------|-1---------------|
   H       E S E.E   H       E S E.E   E S S Q   E S S Q     Q.    S S H

G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------3---3---3-|---------3-------|
E|---3-3---3---3---|-------------3-6-|
B|-1---------------|-1---4-----------|
   E.E.S E S E E E   Q   Q   Q S S E

Interlude

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------8-------6-|-----------------|-------8-------6-|-----------------|
E|----6--------6---|-----------------|----6--------6---|-----------------|
B|-4---------------|-4--4--4---------|-4---------------|-4--4--4---------|
   E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H         E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H     

Bridge

G|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-------2-------2-|--------------------|-----3-5-3-3-----|
E|-5-----0-0-5-0---|-0--------0--0---|-----6-3---3--------|-3-----------0-3-|
B|-----------------|-----------------|---4----------3-3-5-|-----------------|
   H     S S E Q     Q.  S E. E. S E   S S E Q.  E. S S S   Q.  S S E.S E E

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-5-----5-----0-4-|-5-----5---------|-2-----0-2-------|-3-----3-3-----3-|
B|---------1-------|---------3-------|-----------------|-------------3---|
   Q.    E Q S S E   Q.    E H         Q.    S S H       Q.  S S S S E Q

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-1-----------1---|-3-------6-4---3-|-1---------1---1-|
B|---------4-------|-------3-----3---|-------3-3---3---|
   H       Q   Q     Q   S E.E E.S E   Q   E.E S E.S E

Verse 3

G|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---------3-|-------3-3---3-----5/7-|(7)----7-7---7-----7-7-|-------7-7---7---7\|
E|---------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-------------------|
B|-----1-----1-1---1---|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----5-----5-----5-----|-----5-----5-------|
   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S E.

G|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|
A|-------3-3---3-----3-3-|-------3-3---3-----3-|-------3---------3-3-|-------------3-----|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|-1-------1-1---1-----|-1-------1-----1---|
B|-----1-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----1---|---------------------|-------------------|
   Q S S S S E E S S S S   Q S S S S E E S S E   Q   E.S E E S S S S   Q.    S E.  E Q

G|-----------------|-------------------|-------------3/--|-------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-------------------|-1---------1-----|-----------0-----0-|
E|-------1-----1---|-1---------1-----1-|-------1---------|-------0-0---0-0---|
B|-----------------|-------1-1---1-1---|-----------------|-------------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E   Q   E.S E E Q     Q   E.E S E S S E 

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-------1-----1---|-3-----3---------|-4---------------|-4---2---1---0---|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|-----------------|-----------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E E H         W                 E E Q   E E Q

G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|---------5-------|
B|-4-----------4---|
   H       E E Q

Chorus 2

G|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------5---5---|-2---2---------------|-----------------|
E|---------5-----5-|-----------------|-----------4---4-----|-------1-3-3-----|
B|-------------3---|---------------3-|---------------------|-1---------------|
   H       E S E.E   H       E S E.E   E S S Q   E S S Q     Q.    S S H

G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------3---3---3-|---------3-------|
E|---3-3---3---3---|-----------------|
B|-1---------------|-1---4-----------|
   E.E.S E S E E E   Q   Q   H

Solo

G|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|-----3-3-5-------3-5-|-----3-3-5-------3-5-|-----2-2-4-------2-4-|-----2-2-4-------2-4-|
E|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
B|-3-----------3-3-----|-3-----------3-3-----|-2-----------2-2-----|-2-----------2-2-----|
   Q S S S S S S E S E.  Q S S S S S S E S E.  Q S S S S S S E S E.  Q S S S S S S E S E.

G|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|----/3-1-----------|-------------------|
A|-----3-3-5-------3-5-|-----3-3-5-------3-5-|---------3---------|-------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------|-1---------4-1-----|-1-----1---1-1---1-|
B|-3-----------3-3-----|-3-----------3-3-----|---------------4-1-|---------1-----1---|
   Q S S S S S S E S E.  Q S S S S S S E S E.  Q   S E S S S S E   Q   S S E E E E E

Verse 4

G|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-------------------|-1---------1---1-|-0---------0---0-|
E|-------1-----1---|-1---------1-----1-|-------1-----1---|-------0-0---0---|
B|-----------------|-------1-1---1-1---|-----------------|-----------------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E S S E   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E.E S E.S E 

                                                         2/4
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
A|-1---------1---1-|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
E|-------1-----1---|-3-----3---------|-4-----0---------|---------|
B|-----------------|---------1-------|---------4---3---|-2-------|
   Q   E.S E E E E   Q   E E H         Q.  S S Q   Q     H

   4/4
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-4---2---1---0---|---------5-------|
B|-----------------|-4-----------4---|
   E E Q   E E Q     H       E E Q

Chorus 3

G|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------5---5---|-2---2---------------|-----------------|
E|---------5-----5-|-----------------|-----------4---4-----|-------1-3-3-----|
B|-------------3---|---------------3-|---------------------|-1---------------|
   H       E S E.E   H       E S E.E   E S S Q   E S S Q     Q.    S S H

                                       2/4
G|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
A|-------3---3---3-|---------3-------|---------|
E|---3-3---3---3---|-----------------|---------|
B|-1---------------|-1---4-------4---|-1-------|
   E.E.S E S E E E   Q   Q   Q   Q     H

Outro
                                                             Repeat to fade
G||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
D||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
A||--------8-------6-|-----------------|-------8-------6-|-----------------||
E||o----6--------6---|-----------------|----6--------6---|----------------o||
B||--4---------------|-4--4--4---------|-4---------------|-4--4--4---------||
     E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H         E. E. Q.  S S E   E. E. E H     


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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