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I Fought The Law bass

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I Fought The Law Bass Tablature
Transcribed by Gilles Velay (velay@suisse.far.cea.fr)
I'm not quite sure of the "Bridge" part

Notation :
        R : rest        ||: repeat              +++ : tied notes
        q : quarter     \ : slide down          
        e : 8th         / : slide up
        s : 16th        ^ : triplet


[Intro]
  =====
              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  
G-+---+---+------++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-R-|-R-|-R----||-------5-------7-|-5-5-5-6-7-7-7-7-|-------7---------|
A-|---|---|---12\||-5-5-5---5-5-5---|-----------------|-5-5-5---5-5-5-5-|
E-+---+---+------++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
  drums

    q^q^q q q   [x2]
G-+-----------++
D-|-7-5-4---R-||
A-|-------5---||
E-+-----------++


  1st Verse
  =========
     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
G-++-----------------+-----------------++-----------------+-----------------+
D-||-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
A-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-------3-5-5-5-5-|
E-++-----------------+-3-3-3-----------++---------------3-+-5-5-5-----------+

  
[Bridge]
  ======                                            
    q   q   e e e e   q   q   e e q     q   q   q   e e+++e e e e e e e e
G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------|-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-7---5---4---5-7-|-7---4---7-7-5-4-|
A-|-----2---5\4/5\4-|-----2---5\4/5---|-----------------|---5---5---------|
E-+-3---------------+-3---------------+-----------------|-----------------+

    q   q   e e e e   q   q   e e q     
G-+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-----2---5\4/5\4-|-----2---5\4/5---|
E-+-3---------------+-3---------------+


[Chorus]
  ======
    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   q
G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-5-4------R----|
A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|--------5--------|
E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+-----------------+-----------------+


  Guitar Solo
  ===========
     e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e q     e e e q   e e e   e e e e e e e e[x3] 
G-++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------++
D-||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-R-----5-R-|-----5---R-5---R-||
A-||-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-----------5-----|-5-5---5-----5---||
E-++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------++

    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   
G-+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|
E-+-----------------+-----------------+


  Chorus (same as first time)
  ======
 
  
  2nd Verse  (same as first one, except that bass stops on
  =========   2nd bar  ["zip gun"])

  
  Bridge (same as first time)
  ======


  Chorus (same as first time)
  ======


  Instrumental break and final
  ============================
  
  Twice the Chorus bass line with no singing.
  Then, bass stops for 8 bars.
  bass re-enters and plays :

            e e e e
G-+-----------------+
D-|-R-------R-------|
A-|-----------0-2-4-|
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
G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5---|-------0-5-5-5-5-|
E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+---------------3-+-5-5-5-----------+

    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   q
G-+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-5-4------R----|
A-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-5-|-------0-5-5-5-0-|-5-5-5-0-5-5-5-0-|--------5--------|
E-+-----------------+-3-3-3-----------+-----------------+-----------------+



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| \  Slide down
| /  Slide up 

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mikeydee 60 Apr 26, 2004 08:00 PM

I think that the guitar solo part should be in G as follows:

Guitar Solo ? NOTE: G part corrected now needs checking
===========
e e e e e e e e e e e e e e q e e e q e e e e e e e e e e e[x3]
G-++-----------------+-----------------+-----------------+-----------------++
D-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
A-||-------5---------|-------5---------|-5-5-5-R-----5-R-|-----5---R-5---R-||
E-++-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-+-3-3-3---3-3-3---+-----------3-----+-3-3---3-----3---++

e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
G-+-----------------+-----------------+
D-|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-------5---------|-------5-------5-|
E-+-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-+-3-3-3---3-3-3---+

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