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Play For Today bass

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                         PLAY FOR TODAY - The Cure
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Tabbed by: Charles Savoie
E-mail: tabs@uglymofo.com

Tuning: Standard (E-A-D-G)

As recorded on the studio album "Seventeen Seconds" and compilation "Standing on a Beach."

Notations :
  e : 8th             q : quarter         w : whole           
  +++ : tied notes    / : slide up        R : rest            


Intro - Riff 1
-----
    q   e e q   e e   e e e q   e e e   q   e e q   e e   e e e q   e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|---------5---5-5-|-4-4-4-----------|---------5---5-5-|-4-4-4-----------|
A-|-7---7-7---------|-------5---5---5-|-7---7-7---------|-------5---5---5-|
E-|-----------------|-------------7---|-----------------|-------------7---|

    q   e e q   e e   e e e q   e e e   q   e e q   e e   e e e q   e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|---------5---5-5-|-4-4-4-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-7---7-7---------|-------5---5---5-|-7---7-7-5---5-5-|-7-7-7-5---5---5-|
E-|-----------------|-------------7---|-----------------|-------------7---|

(repeat above once, then:)
    q   e e q   e e   e e e q   e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-7---7-7-5---5-5-|-7-7-7-5---5---5-|
E-|-----------------|-------------7---|

(Riff 2)
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e  e  e  e  e  e  q       
G-|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
A-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-0-|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----/|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------------|

     e  e e   e e   e  e e   
G-|-------------------------|
D-|-------R-----R--------R--|
A-|-15-15----15----15-15----|
E-|-------------------------|

Verse - Riff3 -- "It's not a case..."
-------------
    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----R-----------|-----R-----------|-----R-----------|-----R-----------|
A-|-2-----2-2-------|-----------------|-2-----2-3-5-3-2-|-----------------|
E-|-----------3-0-3-|-5-----5-5-3-0-3-|-----------------|-5-----5-5-3-0-3-|

    q   e e e e e e   q   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-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-2-----2-2-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-----------3-0-3-|-5-----5-5-0-2-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
 play twice, except 2nd time replace last bar with (slide up):
    e  e  e  e  e  e  q         e  e e   e e   e  e e   
G-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|-------R-----R--------R--|
A-|--------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3-----/|-15-15----15----15-15----|

Bridge - Riff 4 - "You expect me to act..."
------
    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----R-----------|-----R-----------|
A-|-4-----4-4-------|-5-----5-5-7-5---|
E-|-----------2-4-4-|---------------7-|

(Play 3 times, then play Riff2)

(Verse repeats)

2nd Bridge - Riff 5
-------------------
    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----R-----------|-----R-----------|
A-|-7-----7-7-----4-|-5-----5-5-----5-|
E-|-----------5-7---|-----------5-7---|


(Play 3 times, then play Riff 2)

(Verse bass line repeats)

Outro - Riff 6
--------------
    q   e e q   e e   e e e e e e e e   q   e e q   e e   e e e e e e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----R-------R---|-R---R-----------|-----R-------R---|-R---R-----------|
A-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-2-----2-2-----2-|---2---2-0-3-5-2-|-0-----0-0-----0-|---0---0-0-2-3-5-|

 (repeat above once, then at the end when the drums stop:)

    w++++++++++++++++w                w++++++++++++++++w               
G-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A-|----------------|----------------|-7--------------|-7--------------|
E-|-2--------------|-2--------------|----------------|----------------|

    w++++++++++++++++w                w++++++++++++++++w               
G-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A-|-9--------------|-9--------------|-7--------------|-7--------------|
E-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


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| Tab generated with GnTabber (http://gvelay.free.fr/tools/gntabber) |
| on Sun Dec 23 17:54:15 2012                                        |
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