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Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite bass

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"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"  (Lennon/McCartney)
from the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles
Transcribed by Jaret Holmes

*The song's meter begins in 4/4 with swung 8th notes.

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|8---8---8-------8---8---8---5---|7---7---7---7---7-------7\------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

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

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------3-------|5-------5-------5---------------|
A|1-----------3---5---------------|--------------------5-------5---|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------7-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-------|------------------------5---5---|
A|----0---2---3---5---------------|3-------5-------6---------------|
E|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------0-------3---3---|7-------7-------7---------------|
A|1-------3-----------------------|--------------------7-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------9-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|
D|------------------------5---7---|8-------------------------------|
A|5-------7-------8---------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|
D|----------------8-------7-------|8-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------7-----------------------|
D|----------------8-------7-------|8-----------8---7-------7\------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

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

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------3-------|5---------------5---------------|
A|1-----------3---5---------------|------------5-------5-------5---|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------7-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------5-------|------------------------5---5---|
A|----0---2---3---5---------------|3-------5-------6---------------|
E|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------0-------3---3---|7-------7-------7---------------|
A|1-------3-----------------------|--------------------7-------7---|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------9-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|--------------------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|
D|------------------------5---7---|8-------------------------------|
A|5-------7-------8---------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|
D|----------------8-------7-------|8-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^         

*The meter changes to 6/8 here
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|0-------2---3-------5---|--------------------5---|
A|------------------------|3-------5---7-----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^

G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7-----------7-------7---|----------------0---2---|
A|--------7---------7---7-|0-------0-2-4-----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^ 

G|----------------0---2---|------------------------|
D|0-------2---3-----------|----------------5---7---|
A|------------------------|3-------5---7-----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^ 

G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|9-----------9-------9---|----------------7---9---|
A|--------9---------9---9-|7-------9---10----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^ 

G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|10--10--10--9---9\------|----------------7---9---|
A|--------------------5---|7-------9---10----------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^ 

G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|10----1210--9---9\--0---|2-----------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^ 

*The meter changes back to 4/4 with swung 8th notes.
G|--------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------||*The beginning section of the 
A|--------------------------------||song (at double bar) is repeated 
E|--------------------------------||with a little variation.
  ^(drum and piano fill)  ^               




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Ian_D'Sa 71 Jul 15, 2007 12:05 PM

Wow you know your bass man! The Time signatures and counts helped out alot. Thanks man! Some one who knows music Finally!

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telecastrmastr 165 Aug 10, 2009 12:30 PM

Great bass tab bt i wish it was split up into sections so I dont get lost as easy! 5 stars (:

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bassistbrown 31 Jun 04, 2010 12:09 PM

nice job man

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