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Fire On The Mountain Bass Tab

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FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (Bassline)

As recorded by The Marshall Tucker Band
(From the 1975 Album SEARCHIN' FOR A RAINBOW)

Words and Music by George McCorkle

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Tommy Caldwell - Bass'


 Intro
  Slowly Q=78
 4/4                              2/4
  Gtr I
  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


       Faster Q=94
 4/4
  H    Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|-------------|--------------|---------------|
|---------5-4-|-2-----2----2-|-2-----2----2--|
|-------------|----2-----2---|----2-----2----|
|-------------|--------------|---------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|----5-----5-4-|----5-----5-4-|-2-----2----2-|-2-----2----2-|
|-3-----3------|-3-----3------|----2-----2---|----2-----2---|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


                                 1st - 3rd Verses
                              $
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E     Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------||---------------|--------------|
|----5-----5-4-|----5-----5-4-||o-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|
|-3-----3------|-3-----3------||o----2-----2---|-3-----3------|
|--------------|--------------||---------------|--------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|
|----2-----2---|-3-----3------|----2-----2---|-3-----3------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


                                 Chorus
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|---------------||-------------|--------------|
|-2-----2----2-|----5----2-4-5-||-5-----5-----|----7---------|
|----2-----2---|-3-----3-------||----5-----5--|-5-----5------|
|--------------|---------------||-------------|----------3-4-|


                       1.
              To Coda
               2/4     4/4
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|-------------|-------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|----5--|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|
|----7-----7--|-3-----|----2-----2---|-3-----3------|
|-5-----5-----|-------|--------------|--------------|


                                 2.
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E     Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|---------------||--------------|--------------|
|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-o||-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|
|----2-----2---|-3-----3------o||----2-----2---|-3-----3------|
|--------------|---------------||--------------|--------------|


                                Pedal Steel Solo
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|--------------||-------------|--------------|
|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-||-5-----5-----|----7---------|
|----2-----2---|-3-----3------||----5-----5--|-5-----5------|
|--------------|--------------||-------------|----------3-4-|


               2/4     4/4
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|----5--|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|
|----7-----7--|-3-----|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|-5-----5-----|-------|-------------|-------------|


                                        Flute Solo
                              2/4       4/4
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q      Q  Q  Q  E E
|--------------|-------------|-------||---------------|
|----7---------|-------------|----5--||o-2-----2----2-|
|-5-----5------|----7-----7--|-3-----||o----2-----2---|
|----------3-4-|-5-----5-----|-------||---------------|


  1.,2.,3.        4.
                    D.S. al Coda &
  Q  Q  Q  E E  4x Q  Q  Q  E E     Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E
|---------------||---------------||--------------|--------------|
|----5-----5-4-o||----5-----5-4--||-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-|
|-3-----3------o||-3-----3-------||----2-----2---|-3-----3------|
|---------------||---------------||--------------|--------------|


                                4th Verse
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  E E    W          W
|--------------|--------------||----------|------|
|-2-----2----2-|----5-----5-4-||-2--------|------|
|----2-----2---|-3-----3------||----------|-3----|
|--------------|--------------||----------|------|


  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|-2--------|----------|-2--------|------|
|----------|-3--------|----------|-3----|
|----------|----------|----------|------|


                        Chorus
  W          W           Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E
|----------|----------||-------------|--------------|
|-2--------|----------||-5-----5-----|----7---------|
|----------|-3--------||----5-----5--|-5-----5------|
|----------|----------||-------------|----------3-4-|


               2/4     4/4
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|----5--|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|
|----7-----7--|-3-----|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|-5-----5-----|-------|-------------|-------------|


                              2/4
  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q
|--------------|-------------|-------||
|----7---------|-------------|----5--||
|-5-----5------|----7-----7--|-3-----||
|----------3-4-|-5-----5-----|-------||


 Outro
  Slower Q=92           Freely Q=72
 4/4
  W          W          W          +W
|----------|----------|----------|--------*|
|-2--------|----------|-5--------|-(5)----*|
|----------|-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




Took my fam'ly away from my Carolina home
Had dreams about the West and started to roam
Six long months on a dust covered trail
They say heaven's at the end but so far it's been hell
And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there

We were diggin' and siftin' from five to five
Sellin' everything we found just to stay alive
Gold flowed free like the whiskey in the bars
Sinnin' was the big thing, lord and Satan was his star
And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there

Dance hall girls were the evenin' treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the noise of their forty-four guns
And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there

Now my widow she weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn't save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried fame
All for a useless and no good worthless claim

And there's fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there
Fire on the mountain, lightnin' in the air
Gold in them hills and it's waitin' for me there
Waitin' for me there

Publisher Spirit Music Company (Bmi)
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