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I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man bass

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                               I Could Never Take 
                              The Place Of Your Man
                                      Prince

Bass                                                              Prince 

As played by Prince

Intro

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|---------3-2-0-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1---1-|-1-1-1-1---------|
  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 E E E E E E E

Verse 1

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  E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E E E E E   E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E Q   E E

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|---------------5-|-3-----3---0-3-3-|-----1-----1-----|-1-----1---0-1-3-|
  Q   E Q   E E E   E Q   E E E E E   Q   E Q   E Q     E Q   E E E E E

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|-----------------|-3-----3---0-3-3-|-1-1-1-----1---0-|-----1---1-1-1-1-|
  Q   E Q   E Q     E Q   E E E E E   E E E Q   E E E   Q   E E E E E E

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|-3-3-3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-3-----3---0-3-3-|-----1-----1-----|-1-----1-1-1/13\-|
  E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E E E E E   Q   E Q   E Q     E Q   E E E Q

Pre-Chorus 1

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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  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

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|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-3---0-|
  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   E

Chorus 1

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|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|
|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-0-----|
|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|-------------3---|-------------3---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---5---5-5-5-5-|
|-1---1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-----0---0-0-0-|-----------------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E Q   E E E E E   Q   Q   E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3---3-----------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   E E E E H

Interlude 1

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

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

Verse 2

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|-----------------|-3---3-----3-3-0-|-1---1-----1---0-|-1-----1---1-1-1-|
  E E E Q   E Q     E E E Q   E E E   E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-1-1-1-----1---0-|-1---1-1---1-1---|
  E E E Q   E Q     E Q   E Q   E E   E E E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
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|-3---3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-----3-----3-3-|-1---1-----1---0-|-1-----1---1-1-1-|
  E E E Q   E Q     E Q   E Q   E E   E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E E E E E

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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-----3-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-3-----3-----3-3-|-1-1-1-----1---0/|-13\-1/--13\-1---|
  E E E Q   E E E   E Q   E Q   E E   E E E Q   E E E   Q   Q   Q   Q

Pre-Chorus 2

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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
  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 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-|
  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 

Chorus 2 (Same as Chorus 1)

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|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|
|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E

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|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-------|-3---2---0-------|-0---2---0-0-----|
|-------------3---|-------------3-0-|-------------3---|-------------3---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5---5---5-5-5-5-|
|-1---1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-----0---0-0-0-|-----------------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E Q   E E E E E   Q   Q   E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---5---5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3---3-----------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   E E E E H

Interlude 2

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|-3---3-----3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3--/3-3---3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1---1---1-|-1-1-1-1---------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   Q   E Q   E E E   E E E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------3-2-0\--|
|-3---3---3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|/3---3-3---3-3-0-|-1---1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1---------|
  E E Q   E E E E   Q   E Q   E E E   Q   Q   E E E E   E E E E E E Q

Solo 1

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|-3---3---3-3-3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|/3---3-3---3-3-0-|-1---1---1-1-1-1-|-1---1-----------|
  Q   Q   E E Q     Q   E Q   E E E   Q   Q   E E E E   Q   Q   E E E E

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|-3---3---3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|/3---3-3---3-3-0-|-1---1---1-1---1-|-1-1-1-----------|
  Q   Q   E E E E   Q   E Q   E E E   Q   Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E

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

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

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------3-2-0-2-|
|-3---3---3-3-3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------5-|-3---3---3-3-3---|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1---------|
  Q   Q   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

Interlude 3

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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---3---3---3-3-|-----------------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
|-----------------|-3---3---3---3-0-|-1-1-3-3-----1---|-1-1-3-3-----1---|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   E E E E Q   Q     E E E E Q   Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3---3-3-3---|-----------------|---------0-------|---------0-------|
|---------------5-|-3-3-3---3-3-3-0-|-1-1-3-3-----1---|-1-1-3-3-----1---|
  E E Q   E E E E   E E Q   E E E E   E E E E Q   Q     E E E E Q   Q

Solo 2

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|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|(3)--------------|-----------------|-----6-5-3---1-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  W                 W                 W                 Q   E E Q   E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-1-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E E H.            W                 W                 W

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5---------------|(5)--------------|-----------------|-----6-5-3---1-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  W                 W                 W                 Q   E E Q   E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-1-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  E S S H.          W                 W                 W

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||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----3-----3-----|-3---------------|-----3-----3-----|-3---------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
    Q   Q.    Q.      Q.    E H         Q   Q.    Q.      Q.    E H 

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----3-----3-----|-3---------------|-----3-----3---0-|-------------3-6-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---5-3-6-3-----|
  Q   Q.    Q.      Q.    E H         Q   Q.    Q   E   Q   E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---3-----3-----|-3---------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   H         W                 Q   Q.    Q.      Q.    E H

|-----------------|-----------------|-----7---5-5-----|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-----5-----7-5-|---5-4-5-3-3-5---|
|-----3-----3-----|-3---------------|-----------------|-3-------------3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q.    Q.      Q.    E H         Q   E E E E E E   E.S E E E E E E

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

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------/3-3/7\3-|
|-3---3---3---3---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3---3---3---3---|-1---1---1---1---|-1---1-----------|
  Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   S S E Q

Outro

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------3-------|---------3-2-----|
|-3---3---3---3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------5\--|
|-----------------|-3---3---3---3-0-|-1---1-------1-1-|-1---1-----------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   E E Q

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

|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3---------------|(3)--------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
  W                 W

Key to rhythm notations:

W - Whole Note/Semi-Brieve
H - Half Note/Minim
Q - Quarter Note/Crotchet       Q. - Dotted Quarter Note
E - Eight Note/Quaver           E. - Dotted Eight Note
S - Sixteenth Note/Semi-Quaver  S. - Dotted Sixteenth Note

            
            
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