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JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME) (Bassline)

As recorded by The Temptations
(From the 1971 Album SKY'S THE LIMIT)

Words and Music by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bob Babbitt - Bass'


 Intro
  Q=89
 4/4
  Gtr I
  W          Q.   E H      Q.   E H
|----------|-------------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|-------------|
|----------|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|
|----------|-------------|-------------|


  Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E Q  E E
|-------------|-------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|------7-5--7---|
|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-3-----------5-|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|


                                                       1st & 2nd Verses
  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E     Q.   E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------||----------------|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-||o------7-5--7---|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------||o-3-----------5-|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------||----------------|


  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|


  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|


  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|


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


  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|---------------|


                   1.
  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|------------------||
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-o||
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------o||
|-----------------|---------------|------------------||


  2.
  W          +W           W
|----------|------------|------||
|----------|------------|------||
|-3--------|-(3)--------|------||
|----------|------------|------||


 Bridge
  Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


  Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|


  Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H      Q.   E H
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


                              Out-Chorus
  Q.   E H      Q.   E H       Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E
|-------------|-------------||---------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------||------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|
|-3----3-3----|-3----3-3----||-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|
|-------------|-------------||---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|
|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|
|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|
|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|
|-3-----------5-|-(5)-------------|-3-----------5-|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|


  +Q.   E E E E E   Q.   E Q  E E   +Q.   E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------*|
|-------7-5-7-5-7-|------7-5--7---|-------7-5-7-5-7-*|
|-(5)-------------|-3-----------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



Ooo
Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by.
I say to myself, you're such a lucky guy.
To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true.
Out of all the fellas in the world, she belongs to me.

But it was just my 'magination, running away with me.
It was just my 'magination, running away with me.

(Soon) Soon we'll be married and raise a family. (Oh, yeah)
A cozy little home out in the country with two children, maybe three.
I tell you, I can visualize it all. This couldn't be a dream, for too real it all seems.

But it was just my 'magination, once again.
Running away with me.
Tell you it was just my 'magination,
Running away with me.

Paul: Every night on my knees I pray.

Dear Lord, hear my plea.
Don't ever let another take her love from me.
Or I will surely die. Hmm

(Her love is) heavenly.
When her arms enfold me.
I hear a tender rhapsody.
But in reality, she doesn't even know me.

Just my 'magination, once again.
Running away with me.
Oh, tell you it was just my 'magination,
Running away with me.

I never met her but I can't forget her.
Just my 'magination,
Ooo yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Running away with me.

Ooo, just my 'magination running away with me.
She's in my mind and hard to find.
Just my 'magination...

            
            
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