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                                  Mean Man

                                by W.A.S.P.
                   From the album: The Headless Children
                              Bass Tablature

          transcribed by Joe Vahabzadeh . . . king_v@mindless.com
                           Completed on: 3/24/97
              Please email me for any problems or corrections.

     I'm sure there's gotta be a flaw or two in there somewhere . . .

                 Lyrics are at the end after the tablature

h.= dotted half note
h = half note
q = quarter note
e.= dotted eigth note
e = eigth note
s = 16th note

R = Rest

\X = slide down (to wherever)

() = indicates note is not struck again, but is continued from previous note.

)|       |(
)|       |(
)|  and  |(   indicate the beginning and end of a set of measures to be
)|       |(   repeated, followed by how many times to be played.

Tuning:
 |F#------|
 |C#------|
 |G#------|
 |D#------|

Pre-intro measure:
 |--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|
 |R-------------------------------|
  w

Intro: 8 measures

  Rest 6 measures, then:

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |R-----------------------15\3----|15--15--15--15--15--15--15\3----|
  h.                      q        e   e   e   e   e   e   q

Rhy fig 1. (play twice before lyrics start)
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|( X2
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |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

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |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

Verse 1:  Play Rhy fig 1 twice.

Pre-chorus:
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------1-----------1---1---1---|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
 |R-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  q       q.          e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |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

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------1-----------1---1---1---|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
 |R-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  q       q.          e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

Chorus:  Play Rhy fig 1 twice.

(The following 4 measures are only played after the first chorus)
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |3-------------------------------(3)------------------------------|
  w                               (w)

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |3/1515--15--15--15--15--15--15\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

Verse 2:  Play Rhy fig 1 twice.

Repeat Pre-chorus

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|( X8
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e
  (bridge lyrics come in 5th time)

)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|( X8
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |3---R----------(R)--------------(R)------------------------------|
  e   q.         (h)              (w)
  *
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 (R)------------------------------(R)------------------------------|
 (w)                              (w)

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |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
  (starts very quietly and "fades in" to full volume)

 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 |3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3/15|15--15--15--15--15--15--15\3----|
 |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   q

Repeat Rhy fig 1 three times

)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|(
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|( repeat
)|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|( to
)|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|( fade
  e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e    e   e   e   e   e   e   e   e

          (occasionally slides up to 15th fret G, then back down)

            
            
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