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Mess Around bass

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			     Mess Around - Ray Charles
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Tabbed By :Dude
e-mail: jbskibud@wi.rr.com

Tuning:EADGBE

Intro:
G|--8--6--5------------------|
D|-----------8--4-5-4-5------| x4
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

G|-----5--8--10--11--10--8--5-----------5--8--5----------7--10--7----------|
D|--6-----------------------------5--8----------8--5--8------------8--6--5-|
A|-----------------------------6-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--------------5--8--5--------|
D|--------5--8-----------8--5--|
A|--8--6-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Verse/Refrain 
G|-----------5--8--5-----------------5--8--5-----------5--8--10--11--10--8-|
D|-----5--8-----------8--5-----5--8-----------8--5--6----------------------|
A|--6-----------------------6----------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--5-----------5--8--5-----------7--10--7-----------------------5--8--5---|
D|--------5--8-----------8--5--8------------8--6--5--------5--8------------|
A|-----6---------------------------------------------8--6------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--------|  This whole thing is repeated throughout the entire song and is 
D|--8--5--|  played as a walking bass line.  have fun, its a really fun song
A|--------|  to play.
E|--------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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christopherbing 10 Feb 02, 2015 05:48 AM

Awesome tab its definitely 100% correct, thanks the Dude! but thought id just mention that its easier to play the main riff starting on the 11th fret of the E string and continuing from there this allows you to keep the whole main riff within four frets :)

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