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Birthday Bass Tab

version 3
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Song: Birthday
Artist: Beatles, The
Album: White Album, The (Disc 2); track 01
Tabbed By: Tsunoyukami

Tuning: Standard

I'm quite positive this tab is 100% correct. I asked a teacher at my school (who is in a 
cover band) how he plays the bridge, so I'm quite sure that is how Paul plays it too.

Intro
  A                A                A                A
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  D                D                A                A
G|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  E                E                A                A
G|--------7-6-----|--------7-6-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-9-------9-|----6-9-------9-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|7-7-------------|7-7-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

Verse
  A                A                A                A
                   You say it's ...                  It's my birth...
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  D                D                A                A
                   They say it's...                  We're gonna have...
G|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  E                E                A                A
                   I'm glad it's...                  Happy Birthday...
G|--------7-6-----|--------7-6-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-9-------9-|----6-9-------9-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|7-7-------------|7-7-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

Break
G|----------------| repeat this rest several times as
D|----------------| you hear one through eight counted
A|----------------|
E|----------------|
  E
G|----------------| repeat this bar while
D|----------------| 'Yes we're goin to a party
A|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| party' is sung
E|----------------|

  C   E   F   F#   G   F   E   D
G|----------------|------------------| play this through 
D|----2-2-3-3-4-4-|5-5-3-3-2-2-------| 'I would like you to dance (Birthday)
A|3-3-------------|------------5-5---| Take a cha-cha-cha chance (Birthday)
E|----------------|------------------| (x3)

  then
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----2-2-3-3-4-4-|5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-|9---9---9-------|
A|3-3-------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------777777|

Verse 2 (no lyrics)
  A                A                A                A
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  D                D                A                A
G|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  E                E                A                A
G|--------7-6-----|--------7-6-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-9-------9-|----6-9-------9-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|7-7-------------|7-7-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

Bridge
G|------------------------------------5-7/97-(7)-5--------|
D|7---5-7---5---------------7---5-7-----------------7-5---|
A|--7---------7-5-3-0---------7---------------------------|
E|--------------------3-----------------------------------|

I couldn't tab the timing out, so you have to listen to the song. Also, the 7 in the 
is an optional note, and you can bend instead of sliding if you want.

Then it repeats this:
  C   E   F   F#   G   F   E   D
G|----------------|------------------| play this through 
D|----2-2-3-3-4-4-|5-5-3-3-2-2-------| 'I would like you to dance (Birthday)
A|3-3-------------|------------5-5---| Take a cha-cha-cha chance (Birthday)
E|----------------|------------------| (x3)

  then
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----2-2-3-3-4-4-|5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-|9---9---9-------|
A|3-3-------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------777777|

Verse 3
  A                A                A                A
                   You say it's ...                  It's my birth...
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  D                D                A                A
                   They say it's...                  We're gonna have...
G|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

  E                E                A                A
                   I'm glad it's...                  Happy Birthday...
G|--------7-6-----|--------7-6-----|----------------|----------------|
D|----6-9-------9-|----6-9-------9-|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|
A|7-7-------------|7-7-------------|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|
E|----------------|----------------|5-5-------------|5-5-------------|

Outro
  A                A                A                A
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|--------5-4-----|----------------|
A|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----4-7-------7-|----------------|
E|5--5------------|5--5------------|5--5------------|5---------------|
                                                     let ring

I'm pretty sure about all that, except for the # of times you play the last bit of the 
I think this is a bit long...
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Ian_D'Sa wrote on July 15 2007, 04:14 pm

Good Job. I like it alot, and the bridge seems pretty good. But the finger positioning could be easier. I like the bridge on version 2 a bit better. Easier to play. It's better just to stay in 1 position if possible. And you can.

I guess 5 star is an appropriate rating. Good Job!

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