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TAXMAN (Bassline)

As recorded by The Beatles
(From the 1966 Album REVOLVER)

Words and Music by George Harrison

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=137
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---||
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------||
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||


 1st Verse
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)----|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7----------|
|-5--------------------|-5---------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--5--------------|-5--------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +Q
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)--|
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7--------|
|-5--5--------------|-5-------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----5--------3-(3)---|-----5--------3-(3)---|
|--------3-3h5---------|--------3-3h5---------|
|-3--------------------|-3--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|----------------------|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-----5--------3-(3)---|--------5-5h7---------|
|--------3-3h5---------|-5--------------------|
|-3--------------------|----------------------|


                         2nd Verse
  E E E. S S S E +E  E    E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---||-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------||--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------||-5--------------------|
|----------------------||----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   Q  Q  S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|-------5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--5--------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   Q  Q  S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|-------5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--5--------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


                        Chorus
  E E E. S S S E +Q      E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)--||-----5--------3-(3)---|
|--------5-5h7--------||--------3-3h5---------|
|-5-------------------||-3--------------------|
|---------------------||----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----5--------3-(3)---|----------------------|
|--------3-3h5---------|-----5--------3-(3)---|
|-3--------------------|--------3-3h5---------|
|----------------------|-3--------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---||
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------||
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||


 Bridge
  E S S S S S S E Q.     E S S S S S S E Q.     E S S S S S S E Q.
|-----7-------5h7p5\---|-----7-------5h7p5\---|-----7-------5h7p5\---|
|---7-----5-7----------|---7-----5-7----------|---7-----5-7----------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  E. S E E Q    E S S S S S S E Q.     E S S S S S S E Q.
|----------------|-----7-------5h7p5\---|-----7-------5h7p5\---|
|----------------|---7-----5-7----------|---7-----5-7----------|
|-3--3--3-3-3-3--|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------|----------------------|----------------------|


  E S S S S S S E Q.     Q  E. S X T. +E. X T. +E.
|-----7-------5h7p5\---|---------------------------|
|---7-----5-7----------|---------------------------|
|-5--------------------|-3--3--3-1s3--(3)-1s3--(3)-|
|----------------------|---------------------------|


  X T. +E. X T. +S  E E E E E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-1s3--(3)-1s3--(3)-3-3-3-3-3--|
|------------------------------|


                         Guitar Solo
  E E E. S S S E +E  E    E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---||-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------||--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------||-5--------------------|
|----------------------||----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--5--------------|-5--------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +Q
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)--||
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7--------||
|-5--5--------------|-5-------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||


 Chorus
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----5--------3-(3)---|-----5--------3-(3)---|
|--------3-3h5---------|--------3-3h5---------|
|-3--------------------|-3--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|----------------------|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-----5--------3-(3)---|--------5-5h7---------|
|--------3-3h5---------|-5--------------------|
|-3--------------------|----------------------|


                         3rd Verse
  E E E. S S S E +E  E    E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---||-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------||--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------||-5--------------------|
|----------------------||----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   Q  Q  S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|-------5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--5--------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   Q  Q  S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|-------5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--5--------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


                        Chorus
  E E E. S S S E +Q      E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)--||-----5--------3-(3)---|
|--------5-5h7--------||--------3-3h5---------|
|-5-------------------||-3--------------------|
|---------------------||----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----5--------3-(3)---|----------------------|
|--------3-3h5---------|-----5--------3-(3)---|
|-3--------------------|--------3-3h5---------|
|----------------------|-3--------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---||
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------||
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------||
|----------------------|----------------------||


 4th Verse
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--5--------------|-5--------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +Q
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)--||
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7--------||
|-5--5--------------|-5-------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------||


 Chorus
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----5--------3-(3)---|-----5--------3-(3)---|
|--------3-3h5---------|--------3-3h5---------|
|-3--------------------|-3--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +Q     Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|----------------------|-----7--------5-(5)--|-------------|-------------||
|-----5--------3-(3)---|--------5-5h7--------|-3--3--3--3--|-3--2--------||
|--------3-3h5---------|-5-------------------|-------------|-------5--3--||
|-3--------------------|---------------------|-------------|-------------||


 Outro
  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|


  Q  Q  S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E
|-----------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|
|-------5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|
|-5--5--------------|-5--------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  E E E. S S S E +E  E   E E E. S S S E +E  E   Q  Q  S S E +E  E
|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----7--------5-(5)---|-----------5-(5)---*|
|--------5-5h7---------|--------5-5h7---------|-------5h7---------*|
|-5--------------------|-5--------------------|-5--5--------------*|
|----------------------|----------------------|-------------------*|


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




Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five percent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all

Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet
Taxman

Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Don't ask me what I want it for
(taxman mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more
(Taxman mr. Heath)

Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes

Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me
Taxman.
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