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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:13:09 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: b/beach_boys/good_vibrations.crd
"Good Vibrations"
(Brian Wilson - Mike Love)

[Verse 1]
bass 1 w/organ [chords as indicated; quarter-notes]
Ebm
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|----15-------13----------|-------------------------|
D|-------13-------------13-|-15----16----------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 I                            I love the colorful

Db6
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|----13-------13----------|-------10----------------|
D|-------11-------------11-|-13----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 clothes she wears                         and the

Cb6
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|----11-------11----------|-------8-----------------|
D|-------9--------------9--|-11----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 way the sunlight plays upon her

 Bb
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|----10-------10----------|-------7-----------------|
D|-------8--------------8--|-10----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 hair

[bass 1 continues as above; bass 2 enters]
[bass 2]
Ebm
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-1-----------------------|-1-----------------X-----|  [drum accent]
A|-------------------1-----|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 I                            hear the sound of a

Db6
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------X-----|
A|-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------|
E|-------------------4-----|-------------------------|
 gentle word                                on the

Cb6
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------X-----|
A|-2-----------------------|-2-----------------------|
E|-------------------2-----|-------------------------|
 wind that lifts her perfume through the

[bass 1]
Bb                        Db
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|----10-------10----16----|-15----13----------------|
D|-------8-----------------|-------------16----15----|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

[bass 2]
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
G|-------------------4-----|-3-----1-----------------|
D|-------0-----3-----------|-------------4-----3-----|
A|-1-----------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
         air

[Chorus]
[R.H. keyboard voicings for chorus chords (from watching Brian Wilson
 play it on a portable keyboard on some TV special):
Gb:             Gb Bb Db Gb
Cb/Gb:         Gb Cb Eb Gb
Dbmadd11/Gb:    Ab Db Fb Gb
Ab:             Ab Bb Db Ab
Db/Ab:         Ab Db F  Ab
Ebmadd11/Ab:    Bb Eb Gb Ab
Bb:             Bb D  F  Bb
Eb/Bb:          Bb Eb G  Bb
Fmadd11/Bb:     C  F  Ab Bb

N.B.: I've omitted the "add11" notation below for legibility.]

[bass]
Gb     Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----4---2---1---|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------2---4---|
E|-2---------------|-2---4-----------|
   I'm pickin' up good vibrations

Gb      Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
She's givin' me the excitations
Gb    Cb/Gb      Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(mmm, bop-bop             good vibrations)
Gb       Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
   She's givin' me the excitations
       (bop-bop             excitations)

[bass]
Ab     Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab   Db/Ab
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----6---4---3---|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------4---6---|
E|-4---------------|-4---6-----------|
   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(good, good, good, good vibrations)
Ab      Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab Db/Ab
   She's givin' me the excitations
(bop-bop                  excitations)

[bass]
Bb     Eb/Bb     Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----8---6---5---|-----------------|
A|-----------------|---------6---8---|
E|-6---------------|-6---8-----------|
   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
(good, good, good, good vibrations)

Bb    Eb/Bb    Fm/Bb Eb/Bb
She's givin' me the excitations
(bop-bop                  exci...)

[Verse 2]
   Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now
(...tations)
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world

[repeat chorus]
[Bridge 1]
tack piano w/bass [half notes]:
Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb      Bb    Eb/Bb     [6X]
  /   /   /   /    /   /   /   /
     1: (...tations)
     3: [theremin enters]
     5: aaaaaahhhhhh
     6: My, my, my what elation

  Bbm/Eb     Ab/Eb          Eb      Ab/Eb
I don't know where but she sends me there
Bbm/Eb Ab/Eb  Eb  Ab/Eb
 (My,   my,   my, what a)

Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb
  Oh,  my,  my,  what
(sensation)
Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb
Elation
 (my,   my, my, what)

[Bridge 2]
organ (sustained chords) w/tambourine:
F                  Gm       C7
/ / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

[repeat 4X; bass enters 2nd time, harmonica 3rd, vocals fade 3rd]:

 F
Gotta keep those lovin' good
 Gm           C7
Vibrations a-happenin' with her

F                Cm7/F       [N.C.]
/ / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / . . .
                   aaaaahhhhh

[Coda][bass lines as per chorus]
 Bb    Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb    Bb
 Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb
Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

 Ab    Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab Db/Ab
 Ab     Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab  Db/Ab
Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

Gb    Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb
/   /   /   /     /   /   /   /
acapella w/fuzz bass [half notes] and tambourine:

Gb
La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
Ab
La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
Bb
La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
Ab
La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

theremin and cellos [quarter-note triplets]:

(Ab)
 / / / /  / / / /

[bass][as per chorus], keyboard, drums re-enter:

Ab    Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab
Db/Ab    [repeat to fade]
/   /   /   /     /   /   /   /

            
            
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ay_kant_spel 62 Jun 25, 2006 04:53 PM

i don't know what those other idiots are thinking but i gave this a 5. i couldn't find anything wrong.

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pollys 10 Nov 28, 2007 05:32 AM

Brilliant work.

These idiots don't know to play these chord and then give a bad rate. Morons

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StarChild69 10 Jul 15, 2008 07:47 AM

Trying to transcribe the bass part to guitar is probably what people don't get about it. It's a good representation of a true classic though.
KennyO

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