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Just What I Needed Bass Tab

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A classic by The Cars (also sung by bass player Benjamin Orr)

Tabbed by: BASSteve

Tuning: EADG

Time signature: 4/4 (except where noted)

r = rest (listen for duration)
/ = slide (low to high)
\ = slide (high to low)
{}= note inside pointed parenthesis still ringing from previous measure
||= measure gets repeated (see number of times above measure, e.g. 4x)
x = muted note


*My tabs are meant to be read in conjunction with listening to the song.
In other words, there are no specific notations to account for note/rest duration. 
However, you will find that I've made an attempt to strategically space the notes 
and rests within their respective measures in order to represent the appropriate 
durations.



INTRO

   4x                                4x
G||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||
D||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||
A||------------------------7---r---||------------------------7---7---||
E||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||



VERSE 1

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------7-\-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-/-|


               
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-----|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|----------------------------4-/-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-/-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-|



SOLO (keyboard)

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------6-------|--------------------------------|
|7-------7-------r---7-------7---|------------------------9-------|
|--------------------------------|7-------7-------r---7-------7---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------6---|--------------------------------|
|4-------4-------r---4---4-------|------------------------4---6---|
|--------------------------------|4-------4-------r---4-----------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------------------6-------|--------------------------------|
|7-------7-------r---7-------7---|------------------------9-------|
|--------------------------------|7-------7-------r---7-------7---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-------4-------r---4---4---4---|----------------------------4-/-|
|--------------------------------|5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-5-r-----|



VERSE 2

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-/-|


               
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-\-|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-x-r-x-r-7-r-7-r-x-r-x-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-x-r-x-r-7-r-7-r-x-r-7---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|6-r-6-r-x-r-x-r-6-r-6-r-x-r-----|
|4-r-4-r-x-r-x-r-4-r-4-r-x-r-4-r-|----------------------------4-/-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|6---6---6---6---6---6---6---\---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|



CHORUS 1

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---4---r---2---2---r---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---4-------r-----------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---4---4---2---2---r---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---0-/-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 6/4 time signature
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-/-|
|------------------------------------------------|



SOLO (guitar)

  4/4 time signature

  2x
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------9-r---------------------|--------6-r---------------------|
||7-r-7-r-----------------6-r-7-r-|4-r-4-r-----------------4---6---|
||------------7-r-----7-r---------|------------4-r-----4-----------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------9-r---------------------|--------6-r---------------------||
|7-r-7-r-----------------6-r-7-r-|4-r-4-r-----------------4---6---||
|------------7-r-----7-r---------|------------5-r-----5-----------||



VERSE 3

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|9-r-9-r-9-r-9-r-9-r-9-r-9-r-9---|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-/-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|11-r-11-r-11-r-11-r-11-r-11-r-11-r-11-\-|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-/-|


               
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-7-r-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-6-r-----|
|4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|----------------------------4-/-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-r-7-r-x-r-x-r-7-r-7-r-x-r-----|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7-r-7-r-x-r-x-r-7-r-7-r-x-r-7---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-r-4-r-x-r-x-r-4-r-4-r-x-r-4-r-|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|4-r-4-r-x-r-x-r-4-r-4-r-x-r-4-/-|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|



[CHORUS 1]



CHORUS 2

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---4-------2---2---r---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------4---6-------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---4-------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|x---x---2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|------------2-------2---x---0---|0-------r---4-------2---2---r---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|0---4-------2-----------r---0---|0-------r---0-/-4-r-4-r-4-r-4-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 6/4 time signature
|----------------6-r-6-r-------------------------|
|--------6-r-6-r---------5-r-5-r-----------------|
|4-r-4-r-------------------------4-r-5-r-4-r-----|
|--------------------------------------------4-/-|



OUTRO 

  4/4 time signature

  3x
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------9-r---------------------|--------6-r---------------------|
||7-r-7-r-----------------6-r-7-r-|4-r-4-r-----------------4---6---|
||------------7-r-----7-r---------|------------4-r-----4-----------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------9-r---------------------|--------6-r---------------------||
|7-r-7-r-----------------6-r-7-r-|4-r-4-r-----------------4---6---||
|------------7-r-----7-r---------|------------5-r-----5-----------||



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------9-r---------------------|--------6-r---------------------|
|7---7-------------------6-r-7-r-|4---4---------------------------|
|------------7-------7-----------|------------4-------4---4---4---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|5---5---x---7-------7---x---9---|{9}-----------------------------|


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