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Three Pistols bass

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Song:'Three Pistols' 
Album: Road Apples
Artist: The Tragically Hip
Standard Tuning: E-A-D-G
Transcribed by: Dave Ross @ CanadianBass
                                                               Well...
                                                               Well he
            
  E E     E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E
|-----||----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-2---||o---------------|-----2-2-2---|---------------|-----2-2-2---|
|---0-||o-2-2-0-5-5-0-0-|-0-0-------0-|-2-2-0-5-5-0-0-|-0-0-------0-|
|-----||----------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|

  Tom Thompson...               I'm pretty...          And he...
  found his little...           His bride of...        but she..

  E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------0-0-----|-----2-2-2---|-------0-0-----|-----2-2-2---|
|-2-2-0-----0-0-|-0-0-------0-|-2-2-0-----0-0-|-0-0-------0-|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|

spoke so softly...accordance..                       He said...
took me to the Opera house....                       Then she.. 

  E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------0-0-----|-----2-2-0---|-------0-0-0---|-----2-2-0---|
|-2-2-0-----0-0-|-0-0-------0-|-2-2-0-------0-|-0-0-------0-|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|


 Bring on the brand..           cause I think.. 
 sighed and she fell..          Shakespeare's.. 

  E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------0-0-----|-----2-2-0---|---------------|-----2-2-0---|
|-2-2-0-----0-0-|-0-0-------0-|-2-2-0-5-5-0-0-|-0-0-------0-|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|

I've been shaking..            But my hands...
Never had anytime..            didn't protest..

  E E E Q E E Q   E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E E   E E E Q E E E
|---------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----2-2-0---|---------------|-------2-2-2---|
|-2-2-0-5-5-0-0-|-0-0-------0-|-2-2-0-5-5-0-0-|-0-0-0---------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------0-|

    3 pistols        came...     and 3 pistols went on their way
    

  Q  Q  E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------0-|-5--5---0--0---|-------------0-|-5--5---0--0---|
|-3--3--3-3-3---|------0------0-|-3--3--3-3-3---|------0------0-|

    3 pistols    strong...  and 3 people spent                Little girls come
    2 pistols    strong                                       Bring on the brand 
      
  Q  Q  E E E E   Q Q Q E E   Q Q. E E Q   E E Q E E E         E E E
|---------------|-----------|------------|--------------||-||----------|
|---------------|-----------|------------|-------------o||-||o---------|
|-------------0-|-5-5-5-5---|-0-0--0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-o||-||o-2-0-2-R-|
|-3--3--3-3-3---|---------0-|------------|--------------||-||----------|

remembrance... flowers on his grave
renaissance... Cause I think I'm ready

     Q  Q  Q    E Q  
|-------------|-------|
|-------------|-------|
|-R--0--0-----|-------|
|----------0--|-0-0-R-|

         She waits in..
         well I've been..

    Q  E E Q    E Q       Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------|-----------|
|-------------|-------|-----------|
|-R-0--0---2--|-0-2-R-|-R-0--0----|
|--------0----|-------|---------0-|

                 I say...                      3 pistols...

  E Q        Q  E  E  Q         Q  E E E     Q  Q  E E E E
|-------|-----------------||-------------||----------------|
|-------|----------------o||-------------||o---------------|
|-------|-R--0--0-----2--o||-R--0--0-0-0-||o-------------0-|
|-0-0-R-|----------0------||-------------||--3--3--3-3-3---|


      ...came... and 3 people went on their way  3 pistols..
                                                 1 pistol... 

  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E   Q  E E  Q  E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|---------------|---------------|----------------|---------------|
|-0--0----------|---------------|-0--0-----------|---------------|
|--------0--0---|-------------0-|---------0--0---|-------------0-|
|------0------0-|-3--3--3-3-3---|------0-------0-|-3--3--3-3-3---|

 strong..     and 3 people spent                   [Guitar solo]
 strong.. 

  Q  Q  Q  E  E   E Q E E Q   E  E  Q  E  E  E         E E Q
|---------------|-----------|-------------------||-||----------|
|-0--0--0--0----|-----------|------------------o||-||o---------|
|---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0--0--0--0-o||-||o-2-0-2-R-|
|-------------0-|-----------|-------------------||-||----------|

                                       [END]

    Q Q E   E E Q       Q E E E[6x] E  Q
|---------|---------|------------||------||
|---------|---------|-----------o||------||
|-R-0---0-|---------|-R-0---0-2-o||-0--2-||
|-----0---|-0-0-0-R-|-----0------||------||


Legend
---------------
Q - quarter; E - 8th; . - note dotted; R - rest; ||o - repeat;
o|| - end repeat  


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wallsbrock 10 Sep 04, 2016 02:42 AM

It's a pretty good tab. You can definitely get away with improvising on the rhythm a little bit using the same notes though.

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