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Takin It To The Streets Bass Tab

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TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS (Bassline)

As recorded by The Doobie Brothers
(From the 1976 Album TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS)

Words and Music by Michael McDonald

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Tiran Porter - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=134
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  H.        +H     H      W          W
|------------|-------------|----------|------|
|------------|-------------|----------|------|
|------------|-------------|----------|------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|------|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E E E E
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------||
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5-----||
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------||
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|----------3---||


 1st Verse
  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    Q  Q
|------------|-------------|----------|------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|---------5--|
|------------|-------------|----------|------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|------------|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E E E E
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5-----|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|----------3---|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E E E E
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5-----|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|----------3---|


  Q  Q  +H       W          W          Q  E E Q  E E
|--------------|----------|----------|---------------||
|--------------|----------|----------|------5--------||
|--------------|----------|----------|---------------||
|----3--(3)----|----------|----------|--------3--3-5-||


 Pre-Chorus
  q  Q  E E E E   +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|------------|----------------|
|---------------|------------------|------------|------------5---|
|-3---------3-1-|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|----------5-----|
|---------3-----|------------------|------------|---5-5--3-----3-|


  q  Q  E E E E   +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E E E E E Q
|---------------|------------------|------------|-----------------||
|---------------|------------------|------------|-------------5\--||
|-3---------3-1-|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|-----------5-----||
|---------3-----|------------------|------------|---5-5-3-3-------||


 Chorus
  E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E E Q     E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  Q
|------------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|--------5s7\--|------------------|---------5\--|
|------------------|--------------|------------------|-------------|
|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|--------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|


  E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E E Q    E E E E +E  Q  E   W
|------------------|-------------|------------------|------||
|------------------|--------5-7--|------------------|------||
|------------------|-------------|------------------|------||
|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|------||


 2nd Verse
  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E Q.
|------------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5\---|
|------------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|-------------|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E E E E
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5-----|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|----------3---|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          H    E E Q
|------------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|------------|-------------|----------|--------5----|
|------------|-------------|----------|-------------|
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|-------------|


  Q  H.        +H     H      W          E E E E E E E E
|------------|-------------|----------|-----------------||
|------------|-------------|----------|---5-------------||
|------------|-------------|----------|-------------1-2-||
|----3-------|-(3)---------|----------|-----3-3-3-3-----||


 Pre-Chorus
  q  Q  E E E E   +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E Q  E E E E
|---------------|------------------|------------|----------------|
|---------------|------------------|------------|------------5---|
|-3---------3-1-|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|----------5-----|
|---------3-----|------------------|------------|---5-5--3-----3-|


  q  Q  E E E E   +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E E E E E Q
|---------------|------------------|------------|-----------------||
|---------------|------------------|------------|-------------5\--||
|-3---------3-1-|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|-----------5-----||
|---------3-----|------------------|------------|---5-5-3-3-------||


 Chorus
  E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  Q
|------------------|-------------|------------------|-------------|
|------------------|---------5h7-|------------------|---------5\--|
|------------------|-------------|------------------|-------------|
|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|


                                                      Sax Solo
  E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  E E   E E E E +E  Q  E    Q  H.
|------------------|-------------|------------------||----------|
|------------------|---------5h7-|------------------||----------|
|------------------|-------------|------------------||----------|
|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-||----3-----|


  +H     H      W          H    E E Q    Q  H.
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|--------5----|----------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-(3)---------|----------|----------3--|----3-----|


  +H     H      W          H    E E Q    Q  H.
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|--------5----|----------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-(3)---------|----------|----------3--|----3-----|


  +H     H      W          H    E E Q    Q  H.
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-------------|----------|--------5----|----------|
|-------------|----------|-------------|----------|
|-(3)---------|----------|----------3--|----3-----|


                                             Pre-Chorus
  +H     H      W          E E E E E E E E    q  Q  E E E E
|-------------|----------|-----------------||---------------|
|-------------|----------|---5-------------||---------------|
|-------------|----------|-------------1-2-||-3---------3-1-|
|-(3)---------|----------|-----3-3-3-3-----||---------3-----|


  +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|------------------|------------|----------------|---------------|
|------------------|------------|------------5---|---------------|
|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|----------5-----|-3---------3-1-|
|------------------|------------|---5-5--3-----3-|---------3-----|


                                                    Chorus
  +H     +E  E E E   q  Q  H      E E E E E E Q      E E E E +E  Q  E
|------------------|------------|-----------------||------------------|
|------------------|------------|-------------5\--||------------------|
|-(1)----(1)-3-1-3-|-0----------|-----------5-----||------------------|
|------------------|------------|---5-5-3-3-------||-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  H    E E Q     E E E E +E  Q  E   Q  E S S E S S E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|--------------|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|--------5s7\--|------------------|------5-5-5-5-5-5s7-|------------------|
|--------------|------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|--------------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  H    Q  q    E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E E Q     E E E E +E  Q  E
|------------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|---------5--|------------------|--------5s7\--|------------------|
|------------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|--------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  E E E E Q  Q     E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|---------5------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|---5s7-5----7\--|------------------|--------5s7---|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|----------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|--------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


                                                 Out-Chorus
  W          E E E E +E  Q  E   E E E E Q  Q      E E E E +E  Q  E
|----------|------------------|---------5------||------------------|
|----------|------------------|---5s7-5----7\--||------------------|
|----------|------------------|----------------||------------------|
|----------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|----------------||-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  H    Q  Q     E E E E +E  Q  E   Q  E S S Q  Q    E E E E +E  Q  E
|-------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|---------7\--|------------------|------5-5-5--5--|-------------------|
|-------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|----------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3--|


  H    Q  E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E S S Q     E E E E +E  Q  E
|-------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|---------5h7-|------------------|--------5-5-5\--|-------------------|
|-------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------|
|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|----------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3--|


  W          E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|----------|------------------|-------------|------------------|
|----------|------------------|---------5h7-|------------------|
|----------|------------------|-------------|------------------|
|----------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  E E E E Q  Q     E E E E +E  Q  E   H    E E Q    E E E E +E  Q  E
|---------5------|------------------|-------------|------------------|
|---5s7-5----7\--|------------------|--------5-5--|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|-------------|------------------|
|----------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|


  H    E S S Q    E E E E +E  Q  E   H    Q  Q
|---------------|------------------|-------------*|
|--------5-5-5--|------------------|---------5---*|
|---------------|------------------|-------------*|
|---------------|-0-0-0-1-(1)-2--3-|-------------*|


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



You don't know me but I'm your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don't know my kind in your world
Fairly soon the time will tell
You... Telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (Oh, oh-oh, nah, nah)

Take this message to my brother
You will find him... Everywhere
Wherever people live together's
Tied in poverty's despair
Are you... Telling me the things you're gonna do for me
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (takin it to the streets)
Takin' it to the (Break)

Are you... Telling me the things you're gonna do for me (yeah, hah)
I ain't blind and I don't like what I think I see

Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (Ah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it to the streets)
Takin it to the streets (we'll discuss it further)
Takin' it to the streets (Ah, nah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)
Takin' it to the streets (hey, yeah, now)
Takin' it to the streets (Takin'... It to the streets)
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for runnin')
Takin' it to the streets (no more need for hidin')
Takin' it to the streets (ah, yeah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (no... More)
Takin' it to the streets (yeah, yeah)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)
Takin' it to the streets (aaaaahhh)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin')
Takin' it to the streets (no more need)
Takin' it to the streets (takin' it, takin' it)
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