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Nimble Bastard bass

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A transcription of the bassline throughout Nimble Bastard. Great for practicing or play-alongs. Was this info helpful? Yes No
as part of the Mitchell Black & White competition-

[Verse 1]
Has it come to this?
G|---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

We're stuck in the weeds
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

I get it, I'm not perfect      I was never trying to be
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

But I'm not long for this earth
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|

If we really only ever get one chance to burn
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

I gotta trip before I can see the finish                       (Hah ahh...)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4---------4-4---------------4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

How else would I learn?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------2-2p1---|---------------------------------|
A|---4---------4-4---------------2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

I wanna know, how is it you do it?
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------2-|
A|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
E|---------------------------------|

[Chorus]
When you land on your feet                You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-2---|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------0-|

And you don't skip a beat                   Such a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-2---|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|---------------------------------|

Salt of the earth                         You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------4---4-4-4-4-4-5-0-|

Won't you show, lowly us           How do you see the stars from that far down?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-------4-|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|-------------------------5-5-4---|

                            (Hah aah...)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---4---------4-4---------------4-|---4---------4-4---------------4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Verse 2]
I swing and I miss
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

And then come the creeps                     It makes me want to faint
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                   I wanna know, how is it you do it?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                           (Hah aah...)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------1h2p1---|
A|---4---------4-4---------------4-|---4---------4-4---------------2-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

How do you spill the paint?        And then fit it into a frame?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Chorus]
When you land on your feet                You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-2---|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------0-|

And you don't skip a beat                   Such a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-2---|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|---------------------------------|

Salt of the earth                         You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------4---4-4-4-4-4-5-0-|

Won't you show, lowly us           How do you see the stars from that far down?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-------4-|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|-------------------------5-5-4---|

[Instrumental Break]
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0---|
A|-4-4-4-------4-4-4-------4-4-4---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-------2-2-2---|---------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0---|
A|-4-4-4-------4-4-4-------4-4-4---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-------2-2-2---|-------------------------------4-|  
                                                                
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|
A|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|---------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Bridge]
Has it come to this?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Has it come to this?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4---|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

[Chorus]
When you land on your feet               You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2---------------4-|---------------0-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

And you don't skip a beat                   Such a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2---------------4-|---------------0-----------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Salt of the earth
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----2---------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2-----2---------4-|-----4---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------4-----4-----------|

Won't you show, lowly us           How do you see the stars from that far down?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-----2---------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2-----2---------4-|-----4---------0-----0-----------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                                          You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-2---|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------0-|

Salt of the earth                          Such a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------2-|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------|---------------------------------|

Salt of the earth                         You're a nimble bastard
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------2---2-2-2-2-2-2-4-|---4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------4---4-4-4-4-4-5-0-|

Won't you show, lowly us           How do you see the -- stars?
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-----------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-4-|
E|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|---------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---4---------4-4---------4-4---4-|---4---------4-4---------4-4---4-|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

                            (Hah aah...)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---4---------4-4---------4-4---4-|---4---------4-4---------4-4-----|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


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| p  Pull-off
| h  Hammer-on

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