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                         DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' (Bassline)
                             As recorded by Journey
                          (From the 1981 Album ESCAPE)

Words and Music by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain
Arranged by Journey
Transcribed by Derek Line

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Piano 2 (left-hand piano part arr. for gtr.)'
Gtr II (E A D G) - 'Bass'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. 4 (elec. w/dist.)'

 Intro
  Moderately Q=120
  E5           B5                 C#m7               A                  E5
 4/4
  Gtr I
  H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|--------------1---|------------1-2---|------------1-2----|
|--------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4---4-|-(4)----(4)-----0-|-(0)----(0)--------|
|-0----(0)-2-4---|------------------|------------------|----------------0--|
|
| Gtr II
| H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
|--------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-6-4-|-(4)----(4)-6-7-0-|-(0)----(0)-6-7----|
|-0----(0)-2-4---|------------------|------------------|----------------0--|


                 B5                 G#m                A
  +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +Q.     E   +H     E E Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------||
|------------------|--------------1---|------------------|----------1-2--||
|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-----|------------------|---------------||
|-(0)----(0)-2-4---|----------------4-|-(4)----(4)-----5-|-(5)-----------||
|
| +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     E E Q
|------------------|------------------|------------------|---------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------6-----|---------------||
|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-6---|----------------0-|-(0)------6-7--||
|-(0)----(0)-2-4---|----------------4-|-(4)----(4)---4---|---------------||


   1st Verse
    E5        B5                    C#m7         A
    H.      E E   +H     +E  E Q    H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E Q
||--------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||o-------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||--------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||--------------|--------------1--|----------1-2---|------------1-2---|
||o-----------2-|-(2)----(2)-4----|-4----(4)-----0-|-(0)----(0)-------|
||--0-------4---|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
|
|   H.      E E   +H      E  E Q    H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E Q
||--------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||o-------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
||o-----------2-|-(2)--------4-6--|-4----(4)-6-7-0-|-(0)----(0)-6-7---|
||--0-------4---|-----------------|----------------|------------------|


  E5        B5                    G#m          A
  H.      E E   +H     +E  E Q    H    +Q.     E   +H     E E Q
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|---------------o||
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|--------------1--|----------------|----------1-2---||
|-----------2-|-(2)----(2)-4----|----------------|---------------o||
|-0-------4---|-----------------|-4----(4)-----5-|-(5)------------||
|
| H.      E E    H      E  E Q    H    +E  E E E   +H     E E Q
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|-----------------|----------6-----|---------------o||
|-----------2-|--2---------4-6--|--------------0-|-(0)------6-7--o||
|-0-------4---|-----------------|-4----(4)---4---|----------------||


  E5           B5                 C#m7               A                  E5
  H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|--------------1---|------------1-2---|------------1-2---|
|--------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4---4-|-(4)----(4)-----0-|-(0)----(0)-------|
|-0----(0)-2-4---|------------------|------------------|----------------0-|
|
| H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|--------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-6-4-|-(4)----(4)-6-7-0-|-(0)----(0)-6-7---|
|-0----(0)-2-4---|------------------|------------------|----------------0-|


                 B5                 G#m                A
  +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +Q.     E   +H.        E E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||
|------------------|--------------1---|------------------|----------------||
|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-----|------------------|----------------||
|-(0)----(0)-2-4---|----------------4-|-(4)----(4)-----5-|-(5)--------0-0-||
|
| +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     +E  E E E   +H     Q   E E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|----------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------6-----|----------------||
|----------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4-6---|----------------0-|-(0)----0/------||
|-(0)----(0)-2-4---|----------------4-|-(4)----(4)---4---|------------0-0-||


 2nd Verse
             B5                    C#m7         A
  +H.      E E   +H     +E  E Q    H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E Q
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|--------------1--|----------1-2---|------------1-2--|
|------------2-|-(2)----(2)-4----|-4----(4)-----0-|-(0)----(0)------|
|-(0)------4---|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|
| +H.      E E   +H      E  E Q    H    +E  E E E   +H     +E  E Q
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|------------2-|-(2)--------4-6--|-4----(4)-6-7-0-|-(0)----(0)-6-7--|
|-(0)------4---|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|


  E5        B5                    G#m              A
                                                           <
  H.      E E   +H     +E  E Q    Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------------|--------------1--|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------2-|-(2)----(2)-4----|----------------|-----------------|
|-0-------4---|-----------------|-4----4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|
|                                                          <
| H.      E E   +H      E  E Q    Q.   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------2-|-(2)--------4-6--|----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-------4---|-----------------|-4----4-4-4-4-4-|-----------------|


   Pre-chorus
    B/A   A           B/A    E/A         B/E   E           B/E   E
    Gtr II
    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
||------------------|--------2-1-------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----/4-----4-2---|-----------------|---2p1---2---1-2--o||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0------------4-|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-------||


                                        1.
    B/E   A           B/A   E/A         B/E   E           B/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 E E
||------------------|---2p1---2---1-2-|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2p1---2---1-2--o||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-----|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-------||


  2.
  B    Esus2      B  Esus2
  Q.   E +H       Q  E E +H
|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------||
|-2-------------|-2----0-(0)----||
|------0-(0)----|----0----------||


  E5           B5               C#5              A5
  Q  E E E E E E   +H     E E E E   +H     E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|--------------2-|-(2)----2-4-6-4-|-(4)----4-6-7-0-|-(0)--0--0-6-7---||
|-0--0-0-0-2-4---|----------------|----------------|---------------0-||


   3rd Verse
    E5            B5                G#5               A5
    +Q   Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
||o---------------2-|-(2)--2--2-4-6-4-|-(4)--4--4-6-7-0-|-0--0--0-6-7----|
||--(0)--0--0-2-4---|-----------------|-----------------|-------------0--|


                                                        1.
  E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-----------------|---------------|-------------6-----|-----------------o||
|---------------2-|-2--2--2-4-6---|-----------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-6-7---o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-2-4---|-------------4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4---4---|---------------0--||


  2.
  E E E E E E E E
|--------------------||
|--------------------||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----||
|--------------------||


   Pre-chorus
    B/A   A           B/A    E/A         B/E   E           B/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 E E
||------------------|--------2-1-------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----/4-----4-2---|-----------------|---2p1---2---1-2--o||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0------------4-|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-------||


                                        1.
    B/A   A           B/A   E/A         B/E   E           B/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 E E
||------------------|---2p1---2---1-2-|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---2p1---2---1-2--o||
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-----|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-----0---0-------||


  2.
  B    Esus2      B  Esus2
  Q.   E +H       Q  E E +H
|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------||
|-2-------------|-2----0-(0)----||
|------0-(0)----|----0----------||


 Guitar Solo
  E5          B5                C#5               A5
  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-------------2-|-(2)--2--2-4-6-4-|-(4)--4--4-6-7-0-|-0--0--0-6-7---|
|-0--0--0-2-4---|-----------------|-----------------|-------------0-|


  E5            B5              G#5
  E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|---------------2-|-2--2--2-4-6---|
|-0-0-0-0-0-2-4---|-------------4-|
|
| Gtr III
| W                 W
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|---------------|


                           A5
  +E  E E E      E     E E E    E      E E E   E   E E E
|----------------------------|---------------------------||
|----------------------6-----|---------------------------||
|--------------------------0-|--0------0-0-0---0---6-7---||
|-(4)-4-4-4------4-------4---|-------------------------0-||
|
|                               ~~~~~~~
|  H        a a  H              H             +H
|---------------21b23========|=21pb24========(21)\-------||
|-------------x--------------|---------------------------||
|-----------x----------------|---------------------------||
|----------------------------|---------------------------||
|----------------------------|---------------------------||
|----------------------------|---------------------------||


    E5          B5                C#5               A5
    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E
||----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
||o---------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
||o-------------2-|-(2)--2--2-4-6-4-|-(4)--4--4-6-7-0-|-0--0--0-6-7----|
||--0--0--0-2-4---|-----------------|-----------------|-------------0--|


  E5            B5              G#5                 A5
  E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  6x
|-----------------|---------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-----------------|---------------|-------------6-----|-----------------o||
|---------------2-|-2--2--2-4-6---|-----------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-6-7---o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-2-4---|-------------4-|-(4)-4-4-4-4---4---|---------------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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BCarey2293 131 Dec 23, 2008 06:29 PM

Very good tab. Nice piano and guitar.

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eow 41 May 23, 2013 05:46 AM

Complicated due to the layout but very accurate 5*****

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