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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

LIFE'S BEEN GOOD (Bassline)
As recorded by Joe Walsh
(From the 1978 Album LOOK WHAT I DID)

Transcribed by Steve Gorenberg
        

Words and Music by Joe Walsh
Arranged by Joe Walsh

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

 Intro
  Moderately Slow Rock Q=100
               (A)                                   D5
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4          W          W          W          H    E S S S S S S
|------------|----------|----------|----------|----------------------|
|------------|----------|----------|----------|----------------------|
|------------|----------|----------|----------|--------5-5-5---5-5---|
|------------|----------|----------|----------|----------------------|


  (A)                                               D5
  W          +H     +E  E E E   +Q   H.        H    E S S E S S
|----------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|----------|------------------|--------------|------------------|
|----------|------------------|--------------|--------5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5--------|-(5)----(5)-5---5-|-(5)----------|------------------|


  (A)                                                      D5
  E E Q  E E Q    E Q  E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E Q  S S E S S
|---------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
|---------------|----------7---7-|-----------------|--------------------|
|---------------|------7---------|-----------------|-------5--5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5-5----5-5----|-5-5----5---5---|-5-5---3-5-5---3-|-5-3-5--------------|


  (A)                                                         D5
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E   Q  E E E S S E S S
|----------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------|------------------|--------------------|
|----------------|----------------|------------------|------3-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-5----x-5-5-3-4-|-5----3-5-5---5-|-(5)----3-5-5---3-|-5------------------|


  (A)                               F5
  Q  E E E E E E   Q  E Q  E E E    E E H    E E   E E H    E E
|----------------|---------------||--------------|--------------|
|----------------|---------------||--------------|--------------|
|----------------|---------------||--------------|--------------|
|-5----x-5-5---3-|-5----5--5-5-1-||-1----------1-|-1----------5-|


  Am                        F5
  W          +H..       E   E E H    E E   E E H    E E
|----------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|-5--------|-(5)--------1-|-1----------1-|-1----------5-|


                               1st Verse
  Am                            F         C/E      Dm        C
  W          +H     E e e e     e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q
|----------|----------------||-------------------|------------------|
|----------|--------------2-||o-3---3-3-3-2------|------------------|
|----------|----------3-5---||o------------------|-5---5-5-5-3------|
|-5--------|-(5)------------||-------------------|------------------|


                                                              Chorus
                    1.                   2.
  F         C/E      Dm      C            Dm      C   N.C.     G9
  e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q      e s s e e E e e e    E Q  E E E Q
|------------------|-------------------||-------------------||----------------|
|-3---3-3-3-2------|------------------o||-------------------||------5-3-------|
|------------------|-5---5-5-3-3------o||-5---5-5-3---3-2---||----------------|
|------------------|-------------------||-----------------5-||-3--------------|


                                         C    G              G9
  E E E E E E S E.   Q  E Q  S S E S S   Q  E Q  S S E S S   E Q  E E E Q
|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|
|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|-------------5-----|-------------5-----|------5-3------|
|------------------|-3-------5-7---7-5-|-3-------5-7---7-5-|---------------|
|------------------|------3------------|------3------------|-3-------------|


                     C     G/B     A5
  E E E E E E S E.   Q  Q  Q  Q    W          +H     E e e e
|------------------|-------------|----------|----------------||
|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|-------------|----------|--------------2-||
|------------------|-3--3--2--2--|-0--------|-(0)------3-5---||
|------------------|-------------|----------|----------------||


   2nd Verse
    F         C/E      Dm        C
    e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q
||-------------------|------------------|
||o-3---3-3-3-2------|------------------|
||o------------------|-5---5-5-5-3------|
||-------------------|------------------|


                    1.,2.,3.
  F         C/E      Dm      C
  e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q
|------------------|--------------------||
|-3---3-3-3-2------|-------------------o||
|------------------|-5---5-5-3-3-------o||
|------------------|--------------------||


                      Chorus II
  4.
  Dm      C   N.C.     G9                                 C    G
  e s s e e E e e e    E Q  E E E Q    E E E E E E S E.   Q  E Q  S S E S S
|-------------------||---------------|------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------||------5-3------|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|-------------5------|
|-5---5-5-3---3-2---||---------------|------------------|-3-------5-7---7-5--|
|-----------------5-||-3-------------|------------------|------3-------------|


  C    G                G9                                 C      G/B
  Q  E Q  S S S S S S   E Q  E E E Q    E E E E E E S E.   Q  E E Q.   E
|---------------------|---------------|------------------|----------------||
|---------------------|------5-3------|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|----------------||
|-3---------5-7-5-----|---------------|------------------|-3--3-3-2----2--||
|------3--7-------7-5-|-3-------------|------------------|----------------||


 Interlude
  A5
                           >
  W          +W           +W           +W           W          W
|----------|------------|------------|------------|----------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------------|----------|------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|----------|------|
|----------|------------|------------|------------|----------|------|


                               Guitar Solo
                                A
  H    Q  E E   E E E E H       E E E E H      E E E E H
|-------------|-------2------||--------------|--------------|
|-------------|---2-4--------||-----4-2------|--------------|
|---------2-3-|-4------------||-0------------|-------0------|
|-------------|--------------||--------------|-0-0-2--------|


  D/A  A                         D/A   A
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E H      E E E Q  E E E   E E E E H
|---------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|---------------|---2-4--------|-----4-2--4-----|--------------|
|------0----2-3-|-4-----0------|-0----------2-3-|-4-----0------|
|-0--2----------|--------------|----------------|---0-2--------|


  F/G  G                         D/A   A
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E H      E E E E Q  E E   E E E E H
|---------------|--------------|----------------|-------2------|
|---------------|--------------|----------------|---2-4--------|
|----7-5--------|--------------|-5-4-2-0----2-3-|-4------------|
|-3---------5-6-|-7---3-3------|----------------|--------------|


  D/A  A
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E H      E S S E E Q  E E   E E E E H
|---------------|--------------|------------------|--------------|
|---------------|--------------|-/s4p2h4p2----------|--------------|
|------0----2-3-|-4-----0------|---------0----2-3-|-4-----0------|
|-0--2----------|---0-2--------|------------------|---0-2--------|


  D/A  A                         D/A       A
  Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E H      S S S S E E Q  E E   E E E E H
|---------------|--------------|-2h4p2--------------|--------------|
|---------------|--------------|---------2----------|--------------|
|------0----2-3-|-4-----0------|-----------0----2-3-|-4-----0------|
|-0--2----------|---0-2--------|--------------------|---0-2--------|


  F/G   G                          D/A   A
  E E E Q  E Q    E E E E E Q.     E E E E Q  E E   E E E E H
|---------------|----------------|----------------|-------2------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|---2-4--------|
|-----7-5--7----|-3-2-0-----5----|-------0----2-3-|-4------------|
|-3-------------|-------3--------|-0-0-2----------|--------------|


  D/A  A                           D/A   A                       N.C.(A)
                                                                  >
  Q  E Q  E E E   E E E E Q  E E   E E E E +H       +W           +W
|---------------|----------------|----------------|------------|---------|
|-2s-4--2h-4----|----------------|----------------|------------|---------|
|-----------2-3-|-4-----0----2-3-|-4-----0-(0)----|-(0)--------|-(0)-----|
|---------------|---0-2----------|---0-2----------|------------|---------|


  +H     +H       +W           +W
|---------------|------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|------------|
|-(0)----(0)----|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|
|---------------|------------|------------|


                            Intro Recap
                             (A)
   <
  +W           +W            +E  E Q  H
|------------|------------||---------------|
|------------|------------||---------------|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------||-(0)-----------|
|------------|------------||---------------|


                             D5            (A)
  W          W          H    E S S E S S   W          +H     +E  E E E
|----------|----------|------------------|----------|-------------------|
|----------|----------|------------------|----------|-------------------|
|----------|----------|--------5-5-5-----|----------|-------------------|
|----------|----------|--------------5-5-|-5--------|-(5)----(5)-5---5--|


                       D5             (A)
  +E  E Q  H      Q  E Q  S S E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------5---7-|
|---------------|------5--5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-(5)-----------|-------------------|-5-5---x-5-5---x-|-5-5---x-5-------|


                          D5             (A)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E Q  S S E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------7---7-|
|-----------------|-------5--5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5---x-5-5---x-|-5-5----------------|-5-5---x-5-5---x-|-5-5---x-5-------|


                          D5             (A)
  E E E E E E E E   E E E Q  S S E S S   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  S S E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-------------------||
|-----------5-7-7-|--------------------|-----------5-7-7-|-------------------||
|-----------------|-------5--5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|--------5-5-5------||
|-5-5---x-5-------|-5-5----------------|-5-5---x-5-------|-5-5------------1--||


  F5                            A5
  E E H    E E   E E H    E E   W          +H..       E
|--------------|--------------|----------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|--------------|
|-1----------1-|-1----------5-|-5--------|-(5)--------1-|


  E E H    E E   E E H    E E   W          +H     E e e e
|--------------|--------------|----------|----------------||
|--------------|--------------|----------|--------------2-||
|--------------|--------------|----------|----------3-5---||
|-1----------1-|-1----------5-|-5--------|-(5)------------||


   3rd Verse
    F         C/E      Dm        C
    e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q
||-------------------|------------------|
||o-3---3-3-3-2------|------------------|
||o------------------|-5---5-5-5-3------|
||-------------------|------------------|


                    1.
  F         C/E      Dm      C
  e s s e e e E Q    e s s e e e E Q
|------------------|--------------------||
|-3---3-3-3-2------|-------------------o||
|------------------|-5---5-5-3-3-------o||
|------------------|--------------------||


                      Chorus III
  2.
  Dm      C   N.C.     G9                                 C    G
  e s s e e E e e e    E Q  E E E Q    E E E E E E S E.   Q  E Q  S S E S S
|-------------------||---------------|------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------||------5-3------|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|-------------5------|
|-5---5-5-3---3-2---||---------------|------------------|-3-------5-7---7-5--|
|-----------------5-||-3-------------|------------------|------3-------------|


  C    G                G9                                 C       G/B
  Q  E Q  S S S S S S   E Q  E E E Q    E E E E E E S E.   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|---------------|------------------|-------5-4-2------||
|---------5-----------|------5-3------|---2-3-2-3-2-3-5--|---2-5-------5----||
|-3---------7-5-7-5---|---------------|------------------|-3-------------2--||
|------3------------7-|-3-------------|------------------|------------------||


  (A)                                                  D5
  Q.   Q  Q  E   Q.   Q  Q  E   Q.   E +Q.   E   E E E Q  S S E S S
|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------|
|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------|
|-0----0--0--0-|-0----0--0--0-|-0----0-(0)---0-|-0-0-0-5--5-5-5-5-5-|
|--------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------|


 Out-Solo
  A                                                             D5
  Q  E E E E   E  E   E E E Q  Q  E   E E e E E E E  E    E E E Q  S S E S S
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|-0----0-0-0-/10\-0-|-0-0---0--0--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-12\-|-0-0---5--5-5-5-5-5-|
|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|--------------------|


  A                                                             D5
  Q  E  E  E E E E   E E E Q  E E E   E E E  E  E E E E   E E E Q  S S E S S
|------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|----------7-7---|-----------------7-|--------------------|
|-0----12\-0-0---7-|-0-0---0------0-|-0-0---12\-0-0-----|-0-0---5--5-5-5-5-5-|
|------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------------|


  A
  Q  E  E  E E E E   E E E S S E E E E
|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------7-|-------------------|
|-0----12\-0-0-----|-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-|
|------------------|-------------------|


                           D5
  Q  E  E  E E E E   E E E Q  S S E S S
|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|
|-0----12\-0-0---0-|-0-0---5--5-5-5-5-5--|
|------------------|---------------------|


  A
  Q  E  E  E E E  E    E E E E E  Q   E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-----7------------|
|-0----12\-0-0-0-----|-0-0---0-0------0-|
|----------------10\-|-----------12\----|


                                    D5
  E E E S S S S E S S S S   E E S S Q  S S E S S
|-----2-----2-4s6-2---2---|-2-0--------------------|
|-------2-4---------4---4-|-----2h4----------------|
|-0-0---------------------|------------5-5-5-0-0---|
|-------------------------|------------------------|


  A
  Q  E E E E a E a E   E E E S S E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|------4-5-7-5h7-5h7-|-------7-7-7-------|
|-0--0---------------|-0-0---------0---0-|
|--------------------|-------------------|


                           D5
  E E E  E  E E Q    E E E Q  S S E S S
|------------------|---------------------|
|------------------|---------------------|
|-0-0-0-12\-0-0----|-0-3-0-5--5-5-5-5-5--|
|------------------|---------------------|


  A
  E E E E E E E E   E E E Q    E  E E
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|-------0--/12\---0-|
|-5-5-3-4-5-5-3-4-|-5-5---------------|


                            D5
  E E E E E E E E   E S S E Q  S S E S S
|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------------|
|-0-0-------------|---3-3---5--5-5-5-5-5--|
|-----3-4-5-5-3-4-|-5-----5---------------|


  A                                                           D5
  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 S S E. E. S S E E
|-----2---2-2-2-0-|-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-|-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-|-5-2-0-2--------------|
|-------4---------|-----------------|-----------------|----------0-----------|
|-0-0-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5-5-5-5--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|


  A
  E E E  E  E E E S S   E E E Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|----------2---2-|-2-2---------2----|
|-----------------2h4-|-----2----------|---------2-4---4--|
|-0-0---12\-0-0-------|-0-0---0--------|-----2-4----------|
|---------------------|----------------|------------------|


            D5             A
  S S S S E Q  S S E S S   E E E  E  E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-4s0-2p0-2--------------|-------------------|-----------2---2-|
|-----------0------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|--------------5-5-5-5-5-|-0-0---12\-0-0---x-|-0-0---0-0-------|
|------------------------|-------------------|-----------------|


                           D5
  Q  E  E  E E E E   E E a Q  S S S S E E
|------------------|--------------2---2---|
|------------------|----------2h4---4-----|
|-0----12\-0-0---x-|-0---3h5------------0-|
|------------------|----------------------|


  A
  E E  E  E E E E  E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|-0---12\-0-0---7\-0-|-0-0---0-0-0---0--|
|--------------------|------------------|


                           D5
  Q  E  E  E E E E   E E a Q  S S S S E E
|------------------|--------------2---2---|
|------------------|----------2h4---4-----|
|-0----12\-0-0---x-|-0---3h5------------0-|
|------------------|----------------------|


  A
  E E  E  E E E E  E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------*|
|--------------------|------------------*|
|-0---12\-0-0---7\-0-|-0-0---0-0-0---0--*|
|--------------------|------------------*|



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


            
            
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