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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

FREEBIRD (Bassline)
As recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd
(From the 1973 Album LYNYRD SKYNYRD)


Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com, (buckethead_jr) NOT ME!

 Words and Music by Allen Collins and Ronny Van Zant
Arranged by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 

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


 Intro
  Slow Rock Q=60
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4          H    H      H    Q.   E    Q.   a S S Q.   a S S
|------------|-----------|--------------|------------------------|
|------------|-5----4----|--------------|-3----5s7s5------5s7-5--|
|------------|-----------|-7----7----7\-|------------3-----------|
|------------|-----------|--------------|------------------------|


                                     $
  E. S E S S  S  S  E  S     +S   E
|------7-7-5-12-14-16-16b17r(16)-14\-|
|------------------------------------|
|-5--5-------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


    E. E E S E. E E S   E. E. S S E. E S S S
||--------------------|----------------------|
||o-5------5-4------4-|--------------------5-|
||o----5----------5---|-7-------5-7--7-5-7---|
||-------3------5-----|----7-----------------|


                                                          Verses
  E. S E. S E. E S a S S   E. S E. S S E S S S S S         E. E E S E. a E E S
|------------------------|-----------7-----7--------||-||----------------------|
|-3--3-3-----------------|------7------7-----7-----o||-||o-5------5-4--5s7---4-|
|---------5-3--3-3-7s8-7-|-5--5----5-----5-----7-5-o||-||o----5------------5---|
|------------------------|--------------------------||-||-------3--------------|


                                                1.,2.,3.
  E. E. S S E. E S S S   S E S E S S S E E E S   E. S E. S S S S S S S a S S  4x
|----------------------|-----------------------|-----------7s9s7--------------||
|--------------------5-|-3-3-3-3-3-------5-----|------7----------7---7-------o||
|-7-------5-7--7-5-7---|-----------5S3-3---3-7-|-5--5----5---------5---5s7-5-o||
|----7-----------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||


  4.
                          To Coda
  E. S E S S  S  S  E  S     +S   E      E S S E a S S S S S E S a T T S
|------7-7-5-12-14-16-16b17r(16)-14\-||----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------||o-3---3-3-5s7-5-------------------|
|-5--5-------------------------------||o---------------3-3---3-3-5s7s5-3-|
|------------------------------------||----------------------------------|


                             D.S. al Coda
  E. S S S S T T  S  S  E  S     +S   E     3x
|------------7s9-14-14-16-16b17r(16)-14\----||
|----7-7-7-7-------------------------------o||
|-5----5-5-5-------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------------||


                                   1.,2.,3.
    &
    E S S E S S S S S E S a T T S   E S S E.  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  4x
||--------------------------------|----------------14-14-16-16-17-19-19----||
||o-3---3-3-7s5-------------------|-----7-7--10s12--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-o||
||o-------------3-3---3-3-5s7s5---|-5---5-5-------------------------------o||
||------------------------------8-|----------------------------------------||


                                        Bridge
  4.                                 Faster Q=130
   S S  S S  S S  S S S S S S S S E      E E E E E Q   E   E E E E E E E a E
|------------------------------------||------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------5-4------------||o---------5-------|--------------------|
|-/5-5-/5-5-/5-5-/5-5-----5-3-5s9-5\-||o-----------5\--1-|---1---1-1---1-3s5--|
|------------------------------------||--3-3---3---------|-----------5--------|


  1.
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-3-3---3-3-3---3-|-3---3---3-------o||
|-----------------|-----------0-1-2--||


 2.
  E S S E S S E S S E E   E E E E Q    Q
|-5-5-5-3-3-3-2-2-2-----|-------------------||
|-------------------5-5-|-3-2-0-------------||
|-----------------------|-------1-3--/10\---||
|-----------------------|-------------------||


   Guitar Solo
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E a E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x
||------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------5s3-1-|---1---1-1-0-1-3s5-|-3-3---3-3-3---3-|-3-3-------------o||
||--3-3-0-3-3-------|-------------------|-----------------|-----0-0-1-1-2-2--||


    Q  E. S E E E a E   Q  E. S E E E a E   Q  E. S E E E E   E Q  Q  E E E   4x
||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|---2--3--2------o||
||o---------------1h3-|-1--1--1-1-0-1-3s5-|-3--3--3-3-3---3-|-3---------3s5--o||
||--3--3--3-3-3-3-----|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------||


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E a E
||------------------|-------------------|
||o-----------------|-------------------|
||o-----------5-3-1-|---1---1-1-0-1-3s5-|
||--3-3-0-3-3-------|-------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E a E E E E   3x
|-----------------|---------------------||
|-----------------|--------------------o||
|-3-3---3-3-3-----|-----1---3s4-3------o||
|-------------0-0-|-1-3---3-------1-2---||


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E a E
||------------------|-------------------|
||o-----------------|-------------------|
||o-----------5-3-1-|---1---1-1-0-1-3s5-|
||--3-3-0-3-3-------|-------------------|


                         1.,2.,3.
  E S S E S S E S S E E   E Q  Q  Q  E   4x
|-5-5-5-3-3-3-2-2-2---2-|-5--------------||
|-------------------5---|---2--3--4--5--o||
|-----------------------|---------------o||
|-----------------------|----------------||


  4.
  E Q  Q  Q  E     Q  Q  H      Q  Q  H       Q   Q  H
|--------------||-------------|------------|--------------|
|--------------||o------------|------------|--------------|
|-0------------||o-5--5-------|-8--8-------|-10--10-------|
|---0--1--2--3-||--3--3-------|-6--6-------|--8---8-------|


  a  E S S a  E S S a  E S S Q    4x     E E E E E a E E E   E E E E E E E a E
|---------------------------------||-||--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------------------o||-||o-------------------|-------------------|
|-9s10-----9s10-----9s10---------o||-||o-----------3s5-3-1-|---1---1-1-0-1-3s5-|
|-7s=8-8-8-7s=8-8-8-7s=8-8-8-8\---||-||--3-3-0-3-3---------|-------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x     E S S E S S E S S E S S
|-----------------|------------------||-||--------------------------|
|-----------------|-------2-3-3-----o||-||o-------------------------|
|-3-3-------------|---1-3-------3-5-o||-||o-------------------------|
|-----0-0-1-1-2-2-|-3----------------||-||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


                           1.,2.,3.
  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E E E E  4x
|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------o||
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------o||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------0-1-2--||


  4.
  E S S E S S E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E S S E S S E S S E S S
|---------------------|-----------------||---------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------||o-------5-5-5-------5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|-----------------||o--------------------------|
|---------------0-1-1-|-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-0-||--3-3-3-------3-3-3--------|


                           1.
  E S S E S S E S S E S S    E S S  E S S  E S S  E S S
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------8-8-8-------8-8-8-|-10-----10-----10-----10-----|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-6-6-6-------6-6-6-------|----8-8----8-8----8-8----8-8-|


   E S S  E S S  E S S  E E
|------------------------------||
|-10-----10-----10-----10-----o||
|-----------------------------o||
|----8-8----8-8----8-8----8----||


  2.
   E S S  E S S  E  S  S  E  S  S    E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S  E  S  S
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-10-----10-----12-------12-------|-14-------14-------15-------15-------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----8-8----8-8----10-10----10-10-|----12-12----12-12----13-13----13-13-|


   E  S  S  S  S  E  E  S  S  S  S  E
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
|--------------------------------------|


   E  S  S  S  S  E  a  E  E  E  E
|----------------------------------|
|-------------------10s12-12-12-12-|
|-13-13-13-13-13-13----------------|
|----------------------------------|


   E  S  S  S  S  E  E  S  S  E  E    E  S  S  E  E  E  E  E  E
|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10s12-12-12-12-12-|-14-14-14-14-14-15-15-15-15-|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------|


   E  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-------------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


   E  S  S  S  S  E  a  E  E  E  E    E  E  S  S  E  E  E  Q
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-12s14-14-14-14-|-12-14-15p14p12-14-15-17--|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  Q    Q       E E E E E a E E E   E E E E E E E a E
|-15-14-12--------------||--------------------|--------------------|
|----------15-14\-------||o-------------------|---------0----------|
|-----------------------||o-----------3s5-3-1-|---1---1---0-1-3s5--|
|------------------10\--||--3-3-0-3-3---------|--------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E Q.    4x     Q  E. S E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||-||------------------|
|-----2-3-3-3-2---|-----2----------o||-||o-----------------|
|-3-3-----------3-|-3-5---5-3-1----o||-||o---------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------||-||--3--3--3-3-3-3---|


  Q  E. S E E E a E   Q  Q  a  E  E E E   E E  E E  E Q  E
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|-------8s10-10-8-7-|-8-7----7----------o||
|-1--1--1-1-0-1-3s5-|-3--3--------------|-----10---10-------o||
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------6--3---||




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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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Ozzy813 10 Jul 28, 2008 12:37 PM

The actualy bass line to freebird is a lot more notes than this.

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buckethead_jr 6,986 Mar 09, 2009 09:11 AM

Lol, just noticed this tab.

I didn't tab it out, the email is who tabbed it, you should take my name off of this.

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