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                             Mean - Taylor Swift
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Tabbed by: Country Bass
E-mail: aaron.white8@education.nsw.gov.au


Great happy feeling song, fun to play bass but there is a lot of stops and
starts so it's best to listen closely to the lyrics when playing this song

Listen to song for timing, the bass is hard to hear but once you hear it its
easy to follow

Tuning: Standard

The bass doesn't come in until the first chorus
During the first pre-chorus Taylor's bassist claps to the beat of the bass

Chorus

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-------|

G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-|

G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3b--5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|

Verse

G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1--0--0--------------1--1--0--0-------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3----|
the last 3 in the above tab is a stop, bass comes back in when Taylor finishes her line

G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1--0--0--------------1--1--0--0--------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3--3--|

Pre-Chorus

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5--5--------0--0--0--0-----------------------|
E|--------------------3--3--------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
don't let last note ring, all instrumental stops while Taylor finishes her line, then go 
straight to the chorus

Chorus 2

The only difference between the first and second chorus is the little bass fill in the middle

G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-5-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3---------|

G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-|

G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3b--5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|

Bridge

G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--|

"And I cans see you years from now in a bar..."

G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5--5--------| x2
E|--------------------3--3--|

G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5-----0--------|
E|--------------------------3--|

no bass until the chorus

Chorus 3

No bass until Taylor sings "Yeah-ah-ah"

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--/-5-3-5--5--5--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1--------------|
E|-----------------------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3--3--|

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-------|

G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5-----1-----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3-----|


Playing Order

(no bass in Verse 1 & Pre-Chorus 1)
Chorus
Verse
Pre-chorus
Chorus 2
Bridge
Chorus 3


Have Fun


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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