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Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine Bass Tab

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D# G# C# F# A# D#
Band: The Killers
Song: Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
Album: Hot Fuss (2004)
Bassist: Mark Stoermer
Tuning: Half Step Down

Please read this before You rate. Tuning for this tab is necessary to play
4 natural harmonics. You can't play them on standard tuned bass!

Intro and verse:

Gb|12-1212\-|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|
                              
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-| x4

[0:56] She said she loved me...

Gb|------------------------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7--7-9-10\--5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-|

                              
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5--------------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-|

Chorus:

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|----------------|5-555-555-555-5-|7-777-777-777-7-|----------------|
Eb|8-888-888-888-8-|----------------|----------------|7-777-777-777-7-|

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|----------------|----------------|5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|----------------|
Ab|----------------|5-555-555-555-5-|----------------|7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|8-888-888-888-8-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Gb|----------------|--------------------|
Db|----------------|--------/12-12-12\7-|
Ab|----------------|5-5-5-5-------------|
Eb|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|--------------------|

Bridge and Verse: 
                          
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-| x4

[2:08] I just can't take this...

Gb|------------------------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7--7-9-10\--5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-|

                        
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5--------------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-|

Chorus:

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|----------------|5-555-555-555-5-|7-777-777-777-7-|----------------|
Eb|8-888-888-888-8-|----------------|----------------|7-777-777-777-7-|

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|----------------|----------------|5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|----------------|
Ab|----------------|5-555-555-555-5-|----------------|7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|8-888-888-888-8-|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab|----------------|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|5-555-555-555-5-|
Eb|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|----------------|8-888-888-888-8-|----------------|

Gb|----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------|
Db|5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|--------/12-12-12\-|
Ab|----------------|7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|----------------|5-5-5-5------------|
Eb|----------------|----------------|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-------------------|

Middle-eight:         use natural harmonics
                              here
Gb|--------|--------|--------|555-----|--------|--------|--------|--12-12\|
Db|--------|--------|--------|----5~--|--------|--------|--------|--------|
Ab|7~------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
Eb|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

Outro:  
                            
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-| x2
    
[3:32]
                       
Gb|------------------------5-4------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5----------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7--7-9-10\--5-55-5--------------------------------10-9----|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-88-10------10-|
                           
Gb|-------9-11-12\---------5-4----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------5--------------------------------------|
Ab|7-77-7-----------5-55-5--------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------8-88-7-8\(5)/(7)-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-|

Finish song with 12th fret on Eb string.

/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
~  let ring
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Rule Britannia wrote on March 6 2013, 08:34 pm

Don't see any reason why this is tuned half a step. Good tab though.

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4useless wrote on March 7 2013, 03:04 pm

It's because there are 4 natural harmonics in middle-eight part. You can't get them on standard tuned bass because they will sound different.

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garethfire wrote on April 21 2013, 12:32 pm

You can play this in standard tuning, just play harmonics like
this:
Gb|--------|
Db|999-----|
Ab|----9~--|
Eb|--------|

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