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Suite Madame Blue bass

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Suite Madame Blue
Performed by Styx
Words and Music by Dennis DeYoung
>From the album "Equinox"  (A&M Records, 1975, CD3217)
Transcribed and submitted by Brian Angell  (llegna@cw-f1.umd.umich.edu)

This is my first bass transcription.  I've probably written it in double 
time, but I'm sure that this transcription will be accurate enough.

Intro and Verse I:

Bass is absent until Dennis sings "For you, Madame Blue."

G+-------11-12-11------+------11-12-11------+------11-12-11------+
D|4:-9-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A|4:-------------------|-12-----------------|-11-----------------|
E+---------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
     1 & 2  &  3 & 4 &   1  & 2  &  3 & 4 &   1  & 2  &  3 & 4 &

G+----------------+
D|---------------:|
A|-10----9-------:|   (Play twice.)
E+----------------+
   1  2  3  4 

Verse II:

G+--------11-----11---+--------11-----11---+--------11-----11---+
D|:-9-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A|:-------------------|-12-----------------|-11-----------------|
E+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
    1 & 2 &  3 & 4  &   1  & 2 &  3 & 4  &   1  & 2 &  3 & 4  &

G+----------------+
D|---------------:|
A|-10----9-------:|   (Play four times.)
E+----------------+
   1  2  3  4 

Play Verse I pattern once.

End of Verse II:  (cresc.)

G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E+-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-+-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-+-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-+-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Chorus:

G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----9-7-9-------|-----7-5-7-------|-----5-3-5-------|-----7-5-7-------|
A|-------------9---|-------------7---|-------------5---|-------------7---|
E+-7---------------+-5---------------+-3---------------+-5---------------+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----9-7-9-------|-----7-5-7-------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------------9---|-------------7---|-----------------|-----------------|
E+-7---------------+-5---------------+-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-+-3-3-3-3-3-5-----+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----9-7-9-------|-----7-5-7-------|-----5-3-5-------|-----7-5-7-------|
A|-------------9---|-------------7---|-------------5---|-------------7---|
E+-7---------------+-5---------------+-3---------------+-5---------------+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

G+--7-------7-7-7---7---+------------------+
D|:---------------------|-7-----7-7---7---:|
A|:---------------------|-----------------:|  (Play three times.)

E+----------------------+------------------+
    1 & 2 e & a 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 

G+-----------------+
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|  (Hold and fade out.)
E+-3---------------+
   1  2  3  4  

Instrumental:  (Picks up after Dennis sings "Heaven's Door.")

G+------11-12-11--------+------11-12-11--------+------11-12-11--------+
D|:-9------------12-9---|---------------12-9---|---------------12-9---|
A|:---------------------|-12-------------------|-11-------------------|
E+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
    1 & 2  &  3  &  4 &   1  & 2  &  3  &  4 &   1  & 2  &  3  &  4 &  

G+----------------+
D|---------------:|
A|-10----9-------:|   (Play four times, rit.)
E+----------------+
   1  2  3  4 

G+---------+---------+-11-----11-9-------+-9-----9----------+
D|-9-------|-9-------|-------------------|---------12-------|
A|---------|---------|-------------------|------------------|
E+---------+---------+-------------------+------------------+
   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1  & 2 &  3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3  & 4 &

G+--------------+------------+-9-----9----------+-9-----9----------+
D|-9-----9--9---|-9-----9----|---------12-------|---------12-------|
A|--------------|------------|------------------|------------------|
E+--------------+------------+------------------+------------------+
   1  2  3  4     1  2  3  4   1 & 2 & 3  & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3  & 4 & 

G+--------+
D|-9------|
A|--------|  (Hold;
E+--------+  fade away.)
  1 2 3 4 

Guitar solo and "America" harmony:
Bass is absent for first eight bars.  Enters after drum roll.

G+------------+-------------+------------+---------------+
D|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
A|------------|-5--5--7--7--|------------|-5-------------|
E+-7--7-------+-------------+-7--7-------+----3--5-------+
   1  2  3  4   1  2  3  4    1  2  3  4   1  2  3  4 

(Play twelve times.)

Bridge:

G+------------+------------+------------+------------+
D|------------|------------|------------|------------|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E+-7--7--7--7-+-7--7--7--7-+-9--9--9--9-+-9--9--9--9-+
   1  2  3  4   1  2  3  4   1  2  3  4   1  2  3  4 

G+-----------------+-----------------+---------+---------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-|
E+-10--10--10--10--+-10--10--10--10--+---------+---------+
   1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4     1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 

G+----------+--------------+
D|----------|------7-------|
A|-9-9-9-9--|-10-----------|
E+----------+--------------+
   1 2 3 4    1  2 3 4 

Chorus II:

G+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
D|-9-------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
E+---------+-5-------+-3-------+-5-------+-7-------+-5-------+
   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 

G+-----------------+-----------------+---------+---------+---------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|---------|---------|---------|
E+-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-+-3-3-3-3-3-5-----+-7-------+-5-------+-3-------+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   

G+---------+
D|---------|
A|---------|
E+-5-------+
   1 2 3 4 

G+--7-------7-7-7---7---+------------------+
D|:---------------------|-7-----7-7---7---:|
A|:---------------------|-----------------:|  (Play three times.)
E+----------------------+------------------+
    1 & 2 e & a 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 

G+----------+--------+---------+---------+
D|----------|--------|---------|---------|
A|----------|--------|---------|---------|
E+-7-7-----+-5-5-----+-3---3---+-5-5-----+
   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 

Outro:
           (triplet)         (triplet)         (triplet)
G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-7-------7-9-10--|-9-------9-7-----|-7-------7-------|
E+-7-------7-9-10--+-----------------+-------------10--+-----------------+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

           (triplet)         (triplet)         (triplet)       
(triplet)
G+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-7-------7-9-10--|-9-------9-7-----|-7-------7-------|
E+-7-------7-9-10--+-----------------+-------------10--+-----------10-9--+
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
                             (rit.)

G+---+
D|---|
A|---|  (Keep hammering that B-note, or improvise your own fianle.
E+-7-+   Cymbal crash:  End.)

And that's it!  Comments are welcome.  Ciao!

            
            
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drum_fan 10 Apr 15, 2007 12:19 PM

pretty good job

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