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Back On The Chaingang bass

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Back on the Chain Gang
Written and original recording by The Pretenders in late 1982
Reached number 17 in Uk and number 5 in US charts
Original bassist was Tony Butler on load from Big Country.
Tab by bass50611. Any comments: bass254@btinternet.com
Good bass line. Just the twin hammer ons in bridge 2 thats
a bit tricky, apart from that sraight forward

Intro, Verse 1 & 2:             (PLAY THIS x2 INTRO & x4 VERSE)
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------4--7-----------------------------------|
A|---5--------------4--7---------2----2-----2---|
E|--------------5----------0---3----------3-----|

Chorus 1:                       (PLAY THIS x3)
G|------------------------|
D|------------------7-----|
A|-----9-7-5-----7-9--9---|
E|---0---------5----------|

Bridge 1:
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|-------7-4-7------------------7-4-7---------------|
A|---5--------------7-4-7---5---------------7-4-7---|
E|--------------5-----------------------5-----------|

Repeat Verse: (PLAY x4)

Repeat Chorus 1: (PLAY x4)

Solo: PLAY VERSE x 3

                Bridge 2:               (PLAY THIS x 10)
G|-------------||------------------------------------|
D|---0-0-0-0---||---12-12---10-h11-h12---------------|
A|-------------||----------------------12-12-12-12---|
E|-------------||------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------11--14--------------------------------------------------|
A|---12-----------------11--14-------6--9-------4--7-------6--9---|
E|-----------------12------------7----------5----------7----------|

Verse 4 (key Change):                           (PLAY THIS x4)
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------6-9---------------------------------|
A|---7-------------6-9-------4-7-------6-9---|
E|-------------7---------5---------7---------|

Chorus 2:
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------4--7-------6--9-------4--7-------6--9-------4--7-------6--9-|
E|---5----------7----------5----------7----------5----------7--------|

Outro:          (REPEAT THIS TO FADE/END)
G|---------------------------|
D|-------9-6-9---------------|
A|---7---------------9-6-9---|
E|---------------7-----------|

            
            
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tall_geek 48 Aug 07, 2013 08:18 PM

No...the second bridge is wrong. Great job on the rest.

Bridge 2: (PLAY THIS x 10)
G|-------------||------------------------------------|
D|---0-0-0-0---||---12-12---10-h11-h12---------------|
A|-------------||----------------------12-12-12-12---|
E|-------------||------------------------------------|

Correct..

Bridge 2: (PLAY THIS x 4.5X)
G|-------5h7~~---------------------5h7---------------|
D|---0-0------------5h7-5h7---0-0-----------5h7-5h7--|
A|--------------0-0---------------------0-0----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

End Last section of Bridge with

G|------------------------------------|
D|---12-12---10-h11-h12-------11h14---|
A|----------------------12-12---------|
E|------------------------------------|

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