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WOULDN'T IT BE NICE (Bassline)

As recorded by The Beach Boys
(From the 1966 Album PET SOUNDS)

Words and Music by Brian Wilson, Tony Asher & Mike Love

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Carol Kaye - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=123
 4/4
  Gtr I
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||
|----------|----------|----------|------||


   1st & 2nd Verses
    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  E. S Q  Q
||--------------|-------------|-------------|----------------|
||o-3--3--3--5--|-3-----------|-------------|----5-----------|
||o-------------|----5--3--5--|-1--1--1--0--|-------5-3--5---|
||--------------|-------------|-------------|-3--------------|


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


 Chorus
  Q.   E E. S E. S   Q..   S E. S E. S   Q..   S E. S E. S   Q..   S E. S E. S
|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|------------0------|-------------------|
|-0----0-0--2-0----|-------------------|-0-----0-0----3--1-|-0-----0-0--3-1--0-|
|----------------3-|-1-----1-1--1-1--3-|-------------------|-------------------|


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


              Bridge
  W            Q..   S +E. S E. S   Q..   S +E. S E. S   Q..   S +E. S +E. S
|----------||---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|----------||o--------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
|----------||o-5-----5-(5)--------|-------------0-5--0-|-------------------4-|
|----------||--------------5-0--2-|-3-----3-(3)--------|-2-----0-(0)-2-(2)---|


  Q..   S Q..   S     Q..   S Q  Q    Q..   S Q..   S   Q..   S Q  Q
|------------------||---------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------o||---------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-2-----4-2-----4-o||---------------|-2-----4-2-----4-|----------------|
|------------------||-2-----2-2--2--|-----------------|-2-----2-2--2---|


                  Interlude
  Q..   S Q  Q     Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|---------------||-------------|-------------|--------------|
|---------------||-3--3--3--5--|-3-----------|-3--3--3--5---|
|-3-----3-3--3--||-------------|----5--3--5--|--------------|
|---------------||-------------|-------------|--------------|


              Slower Q=106
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-3-----------|-3--3--3--5--|-3-----------||
|----5--3--5--|-------------|----5--3--5--||
|-------------|-------------|-------------||


 Chorus
  Q  Q  E. S E. S   E. S E. S +E. S E. S
|-----------------|----------------------|
|-----------------|---------3-(3)--------|
|-0--0--0--2-0----|----0-3--------3-0----|
|---------------3-|-1------------------1-|


  Q  Q  E. S E. S   E. S E. S +E. S E. S
|-----------------|---------2-(2)--------|
|----------0------|------2--------2------|
|-0--0--0----3--0-|-0--3------------3--0-|
|-----------------|----------------------|


  E. S E. S +E. S E. S   E. S E. S +E. S E. S   E. S E. S +E. S E. S   W
|---------0-(0)--------|---------2-(2)--------|---------0-(0)--------|------||
|------0--------0------|------2--------2------|------0--------0------|------||
|----1------------1----|-0--3------------3--0-|----1------------1----|-3----||
|-3------------------3-|----------------------|-3------------------3-|------||


   Outro
    A tempo Q=123
    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    4x
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||
||o-3--3--3--5--|-3-----------|-3--3--3--5--|-3------------o||
||o-------------|----5--3--5--|-------------|----5--3--5---o||
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong?

You know it's gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new?
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through?

Happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was never-ending
Wouldn't it be nice?

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby, then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married and then we'd be happy
Wouldn't it be nice?

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But let's talk about it, wouldn't it be nice?

Good night, my baby
Sleep tight, my baby
Good night, my baby
Sleep tight, my baby

            
            
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