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Wont Get Fooled Again bass

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WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
By The Who (Who's Next, 1971)
As played by John Entwistle

I found an isolated bass track on Youtube at http://www.youtube.comwatch?
v=GqrlM1oErcM for the studio recording, 
and used that to transcribe this tab. This tab is far from perfect, 
and feel free to correct anything. But please don't get too bogged 
down with getting the damn thing 100% accurate, as most of this 
bassline was improvised and the 'feel' is more important than 
anything else. The Real Ox lived on stage and never quite got 
captured fully in the studio - personally, I think the live version, 
which is already tabbed, is better still with the bass.

This is the original so enjoy!


Synth Intro*
  Wx16
|---------|
|---------|
|-r-------|
|---------|
The Bass enters at the same time as the guitar and drums

Intro
  W         Q   E  E  Q   Q    W
|-------|--------------------|-------|
|-------|--------------------|-------|
|-0-----|-/12--12-12-12\--r--|-0-----|
|-------|--------------------|-------|


    Q   Q   Q   Q    H  H     Wx3     H.    Q
|------------------|--------|-------|-----------|
|------------------|--------|-------|-----------|
|-/12--12--12\--r--|-0------|-r-----|------12\--|
|------------------|----5\--|-------|-----------|

Verse 1
  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E 
|--------2----2-|-----------------|----2--2--2--|-------0---------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-r---------|-------------|-0-1-2---2-1-0---|
|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|-0-----------|---------------3-|
|---------------|-------------3-4-|-------------|-----------------|


  Q  Q  Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E  Q   
|-------2----2-|-------0-r-0-----|--------------0S|=12----------------|
|--------------|-0-1-2-------0-1-|-2--------2-0---|-------------------|
|-0--0---------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5-5-10\--|
|--------------|-----------------|--------0-------|-------------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|----2--2--2--|-------0---------|--------2----2-|-------0-r-------|
|-------------|-0-1-2-----------|---------------|-0-1-2-----2-0---|
|-0-----------|---------3-0-----|-0----0--------|---------------3-|
|-------------|-------------3-4-|---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E E E
|--------2----2-|-------0-r-0-----|--------------0S|=12----------------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-------0-1-|-2--------2-0---|-------------------|
|-0----0--------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5-5-5-5--|
|---------------|-----------------|--------0-------|-------------------|

Chorus 1
   E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  Q   E E  E E    E E  E E  Q.   E
|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|-11-9--------------|
|------11-9-------0-|------11--11-9----0-|------11-9-------0-|
|-----------12------|---------------12---|-----------12------|
|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|


   E E  Q   E E  E E    E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  E E  E E E E
|-11-9---------------|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|
|------11--11-9----0-|------11-9-------0-|------11-9----------|
|---------------12---|-----------12------|-----------12-9-7-5-|
|--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----0---0---0---|-----------------|----0---0---0---|
|-5----0---0---0-|-----------------|-5----0---0---0-|
|----------------|-7-5-----7-5-----|----------------|
|----------------|-----7-0-----7-5-|----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q   Q     W
|-----------------|----------------|------|
|-----------------|-5--0-5-5--12\--|------|
|-7-5-------7-5---|----------------|-5----|
|-----5-7-0-----7-|----------------|------|

                         "We don't get fooled again!"
   Q.    E  E E E E   W                H.       Q
|-------------------|----------------|--------------|
|-12----12-10-9-7-5-|----------------|---------12\--|
|-------------------|-5--------------|-r------------|
|-------------------|----------------|--------------|

Post Chorus 1
  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E     Q.   E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E  
|--------2--2-2-|-------0-----------|--------2--2--|-------0---------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-------------|--------------|-0-1-2-----------|
|-0----0--------|---------3-0-------|-0----0-------|---------3-0-----|
|---------------|-------------3-4---|--------------|-------------3-4-|


  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E
|--------2--2-2-|-------0---------|-----2--2--2--|-4--5-4-2-----0-|
|---------------|-0-1-2-----------|--------------|----------5-2---|
|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|-0-0----------|----------------|
|---------------|-------------3-4-|--------------|----------------|

Verse 2
  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E 
|--------2----2-|-----------------|--------2----2-|-----------------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-0---------|---------------|-0-1-2-0---------|
|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|
|---------------|-------------3-4-|---------------|-------------3-4-|


  Q  E E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E Q   Q   
|--------2----2-|-------0-r-0-----|--------------0S|=12---------------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-------0-1-|-2--------2-0---|------------------|
|-0--r-0--------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5--10\--|
|---------------|-----------------|--------0-------|------------------|


  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|--------2--2-2-|-------0-r-------|--------2----2-|-------0---------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-----2-1-0-|---------------|-0-1-2-----------|
|-0----0--------|-----------------|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------3-4-|


  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E E E
|--------2----2-|-------0-r-0-----|--------------0S|=12----------------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-------0-1-|-2--------2-0---|-------------------|
|-0----0--------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5-5-5-5--|
|---------------|-----------------|--------0-------|-------------------|

Chorus 2
   E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  Q   E E  E E    E E  E E  Q.   E
|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|-11-9--------------|
|------11-9-------0-|------11--11-9----0-|------11-9-------0-|
|-----------12------|---------------12---|-----------12------|
|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------|


   E E  Q   E E  E E    E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  Q   E E  E E
|-11-9---------------|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|
|------11--11-9----0-|------11-9-------0-|------11--11-9----0-|
|---------------12---|-----------12------|---------------12---|
|--------------------|-------------------|--------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----0---0---0---|-----------------|----0---0---0---|
|-5----0---0---0-|-----------------|-5----0---0---0-|
|----------------|-7-5-----7-5-----|----------------|
|----------------|-----7-0-----7-5-|----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q   Q     H     H
|-----------------|----------------|------------|
|-----------------|-5--0-5-5--12\--|------12----|
|-7-5-------7-5---|----------------|-5----------|
|-----5-7-0-----7-|----------------|------------|

                       "We don't get fooled again!"
    E  E  E  E E E E E   W          H.       Q
|----------------------|----------|--------------|
|-/12-12-10-10-9-9-7-5-|----------|---------12\--|
|----------------------|-5--------|-r------------|
|----------------------|----------|--------------|

Post Chorus 2
  Q.   E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E     Q.   E E E Q    E E E E E E E E 
|--------2--2-2-|-------0-r---------|--------2-2-2--|-------0-r-------|
|---------------|-0-1-2-----2-1-0---|---------------|-0-1-2-----2-1-0-|
|-0----0--------|-------------------|-0----0--------|-----------------|
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E
|--------2----2-|-------0-r-------|----2--2--2--|-4-4-5-5-4-2-0-2-|
|---------------|-0-1-2-----2-1-0-|-------------|-----------------|
|-0----0--------|-----------------|-0-----------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|

Interlude
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E Q  Q.   E   E E E E E E E E 
|----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-5-4-------------|-----7--7----7-|-----------------|
|-----4---7------|-----5-7-5-4-----|---------------|---5-6-7-5-3-----|
|-5-5---5---5-0--|-------------7-6-|-5-5-----------|-5-----------5-3-|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E Q  
|-------------|-----------------|--------------|----------------|
|----7-----7--|-7-------5-------|----7--7--5-7-|----------------|
|-------------|---5-6-7---7-5-3-|--------------|-5-6-7-6-5------|
|-5-----5-----|-----------------|-5------------|-----------5-3--|


  Q  Q  Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------|
|----7--7------|-7-------7-5-----|----7--7----5-|-7-------5-------|
|--------------|---5-6-7-----5-3-|--------------|---5-6-7---7-5-3-|
|-5----------5-|-----------------|-5------------|-----------------|

Bridge
  E Q  E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E 
|----------------|---------2-4-0---|----------------|-----------------|
|------4-4-----4-|---------------4-|-2--0-----2-0-2-|-------0-2-0-----|
|-2-r------2-r---|-2-2-r-2---------|------2---------|---0-2-------2-1-|
|----------------|-----------------|--------0-------|-0---------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E      Q  Q  E E E E   Q.   E E E Q   
|----------------|-2------------------|-----------2-4-|--------2-4-2--|
|--------2---4---|---4-2-4------------|----0--4-4-----|------4--------|
|-0--4-0---0---0-|---------4-3-2-0----|-2-------------|-2-------------|
|----------------|--------------------|---------------|---------------|

Guitar Riff
 H    E Q  E    E E Q  E E E E   H    E Q  E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|----------4-2---|-------------|---------4-2-----|
|------4-r----|--------4-------|------4-r----|-------4-----2-4-|
|-2---------0-|-2-2-r--------0-|-2---------0-|-2-2-r-----------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E E Q  E   E E E E E E E E   H    E Q  E   E E E E  E E E E 
|---------------|---------4-2-----|-------------|---------/7-4-2---|
|--------4-r----|-------4-----2-4-|------4-r----|----------------4-|
|-2----2------0-|-2-2-r-----------|-2---------0-|-2-2-2-r----------|
|---------------|-----------------|-------------|------------------|

Guitar Solo
  Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q.   E E E E E   E Q  E E E Q  
|----------------|---------4-2-----|----------------|------7-4-2----|
|--------4-4-2-4-|-----4-4-----4-2-|--------4-4-0-4-|------------4--|
|-2----2---------|-2-2-------------|-2----2---------|-2-2-----------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------|


  Q.   E E Q  E   E  E E E E E E E   Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|---------------|---/7-4-----------|----------------|---4-2----------|
|--------4-r--4-|--------7-4-------|--------4-4-r-4-|-------4-3-2-0--|
|-2----2--------|-2----------7-5-4-|-2----2---------|-2--------------|
|---------------|------------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E      Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E Q  
|----------4-2---|--------------------|--------2-2-2---|---2------------|
|--------4-----4-|---4-3-2-0----------|--------------4-|-----4-2-0------|
|-2----2---------|-2---------2-0-0----|-2----2---------|-2---------2-0--|
|----------------|--------------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q.   E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E   Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------4-2---|----------------|--------4---2---|-----------------|
|--------4-----4-|-------4----0-2-|----------------|-4---3-2-0-------|
|-2----2---------|-2-2-r---2------|-2----2---2---2-|---2-------2-0-2-|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------|

Break
  W          E E E E H      W          E E E E H
|----------|--------------|----------|--------------|
|----------|-5-r----------|----------|-5-r----------|
|----------|-----5-r------|----------|-----5-r------|
|-5--------|--------------|-5--------|--------------|

 "YEAH!"
  W          E E E E H      W          E E E E Q   Q
|----------|--------------|----------|-------------------|
|----------|-5-r----------|----------|-5-r---------------|
|----------|-----5-r------|----------|-----5-r----12\----|
|-5--------|--------------|-5--------|-------------------|

Verse 3
  Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   E Q  E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E 
|--------2----2-|-----------------|--------2--2--|-------0-r-0-----|
|---------------|-0-1-2-0---------|--------------|-0-1-2-------0---|
|-0----0--------|---------3-0-----|-0-r--0-------|---------------3-|
|---------------|-------------3-4-|--------------|-----------------|


  E Q  E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E Q  Q  
|--------2--2--|-------0---------|--------------0S|=12-------------|
|--------------|-0-1-2---2-1-2-1-|-2--------2-0---|----------------|
|-0-r--0-------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5--r--|
|--------------|-----------------|--------0-------|----------------|

  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   Q.   E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E
|----2--2--2--|-------0---------|--------2----2-|-------0---------|
|-------------|-0-1-2-----------|---------------|-0-1-2---2-1-0---|
|-0-----------|---------3-0-----|-0----0--------|---------------3-|
|-------------|-------------3-4-|---------------|-----------------|


  Q.   E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E    Q   E E E E E E
|--------2--2--|-------0-r-0-----|--------------0S|=12----------------|
|--------------|-0-1-2-------0-1-|-2--------2-0---|-------------------|
|-0----0-------|-----------------|----0-2---------|-----10-5-5-5-5-5--|
|--------------|-----------------|--------0-------|-------------------|

Chorus 3
   E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  Q   E E  E E    E E  Q   E E  E E
|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|-11-9---------------|
|------11-9-------0-|------11--11-9----0-|------11--11-9----0-|
|-----------12------|---------------12---|---------------12---|
|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|


   E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  E E  Q.   E    E E  E E  E E E E
|-11-9--------------|-11-9--------------|-11-9---------------|
|------11-9-------0-|------11-9-------0-|------11-9----------|
|-----------12------|-----------12------|-----------12-9-7-5-|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|----0---0---0---|-----------------|----0---0---0---|
|-5----0---0---0-|-----------------|-5----0---0---0-|
|----------------|-7-5-----7-5-----|----------------|
|----------------|-----7-0-----7-5-|----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q   Q     H     Q.    E
|-----------------|----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-5--0-5-5--12\--|------12----12-|
|-7-5-----7-5-----|----------------|-5-------------|
|-----7-0-----7-5-|----------------|---------------|

                      "We don't get fooled again!"
   E  E  E  E E E E E   W          H.       Q   
|---------------------|----------|--------------|
|-12-12-10-10-9-9-7-5-|----------|--------------|
|---------------------|-5--------|-r-------12\--|
|---------------------|----------|--------------|

Post Chorus 3
  H    E E E E   Q  Q.   E  Q       H    Q  E E   Q  Q.   E  E E 
|--------------|------------------|-------------|----------------|
|--------------|-5----------------|-------------|-5--------------|
|--------------|----5----0S12\----|-------------|----5----0S12S0-|
|-5----5-5-5-r-|------------------|-5----5--5-r-|----------------|


  Q  E E Q.   E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E
|--------2----2-|-0---------------|-------2--2--|-0---------------|
|---------------|---0-2-0---------|-------------|---2-1-0---------|
|-0--0-0--------|---------3-0-----|-0--r--------|---------3-0-----|
|---------------|-------------3-4-|-------------|-------------3-4-|

Outro
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E E E E 
|----2--2--2--|-2--2--0-------|----2--2--2--|-2--2--0-------|
|-------------|---------2-0---|-------------|---------2-1-0-|
|-0-----------|-------------3-|-0-----------|---------------|
|-------------|---------------|-------------|---------------|


  E E Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E  E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----2--2--2--|-2-0---------0S12-|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----2-1-0--------|-----7---5---7---|-----7---5-5-----|
|-0-0----------|-----------3------|-----------5-----|-------------5-7-|
|--------------|------------------|-5-5---5-------5-|-5-5---5---------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----7---5---7---|-----7---5-------|-----7---5---7-5-|-----7---5---7S5-|
|-----------5-----|-----------7-5-7-|-----------5-----|-----------5-----|
|-5-5---5-------5-|-5-5---5---------|-5-5---5---------|-5-5---5---------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----7---5-7-5---|-----7---5-7-5---|-----7---7---7---|-7---7---5-7-----|
|---------------7-|---------------7-|-----------------|-------------5-7-|
|-5-5---5---------|-5-5---5---------|-5-5---5---5---5-|---5---5---------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E 
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----7---7---7---|-7---7---5-7-5---|-----7---7---7---|-7---7---5-7-5---|
|-----------------|-------7-------7-|-----------------|-------7-------7-|
|-5-5---5---5---5-|---5-------------|-5-5---5---5---5-|---5-------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----7---7---7---|-5-----5---------|-----7---7---7---|-7-5-r-------5\--|
|-----------------|---7-----7-6-5-3-|-----------------|-------5-6-7-----|
|-5-5---5---5---5-|-----5-----------|-5-5---5---5---5-|-----------------|

Synth Solo
  W          Wx37
|----------|---------|
|----------|---------|
|-0--------|-r-------|
|----------|---------|

"YEEEEAAAAAAARRRGGHH!"
  W                  Q.   E +H       W          Q.   E +Q.    E
|------------------|---------------|----------|-----------------|
|------------------|-5-------------|----------|-5---------------|
|------------------|------5--------|----------|------5----------|
|-5----------------|---------------|-5--------|---------------5-|

Final Verse
  W          Q.   E +Q.   E   W          Q.   E H
|----------|----------------|----------|-------------|
|----------|-5--------------|----------|-5-----------|
|----------|------5---------|----------|------5-5----|
|-5--------|--------------5-|-5--------|-------------|


   Q.   E Q.   E   E Q  E Q.   E    Q.   E Q.   E   E Q  E Q.   E
|-14----9-9----9-|-9S7--7-7\---9-|-14----9-9----9-|-7S9--9-9\---7--|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|
|-12----7-7----7-|-7S5--5-5\---7-|-12----7-7----7-|-5S7--7-7\---5--|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|----------------|


   Q.   E Q.   E   E Q  E Q.   E    Q.   E Q.   E   E Q  E H
|-14----9-9----9-|-9S7--7-7\---9-|-14----9-9----9-|-7S9--9-9\----|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|--------------|
|-12----7-7----7-|-7S5--5-5\---7-|-12----7-7----7-|-5S7--7-7\----|
|----------------|---------------|----------------|--------------|


  Q  H.        W          Q  H.        W
|-2--r-------|----------|-2--r-------|------|
|------------|----------|------------|------|
|------------|----------|------------|------|
|------------|----------|------------|------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  H.        W          H    H
|-2--r--------|-2--r--2--r--|-2--r-------|----------|-----------*|
|-------------|-------------|------------|----------|-----------*|
|-------0--r--|-------------|------------|----------|------0----*|
|-------------|-------------|------------|----------|-----------*|


*Yes I know it's not a synth, but a Lowrey Organ being processed by a Synth. This is for clarity

            
            
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