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Waitin For The Bus Bass Tab

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WAITIN' FOR THE BUS (Bassline)
As recorded by ZZ Top
(From the 1973 Album TRES HOMBRES)

Transcribed by unregistered
	

Words by Billy Gibbons Music by ZZ Top

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Q=100
 1/4  4/4
  Gtr I
  Q    Wx2          H    Q  E E   Q.   E Q  E E
|----|------------|-------------|----------------|
|----|------------|-------------|----------------|
|----|------------|-------------|----------------|
|----|------------|-----------0-|-0----0-3--4-5--|


   Verses
    q  q  E E E E   +E  E q  E E E E   +q   q  E E E E   +E  E q  E E E E
||----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
||o---------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
||o---------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
||--5--5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)--5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-3-5--|


  +E  E 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
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|--------------3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-3---|
|-(5)---5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-----|------------------|----------------5-|


                                       Chorus
                                                        1.
                                                                To Coda
  +E  E q  E E E E   +E  E q  E E E E    E  E q  q  q    q  q  S S E E  E
|------------------|------------------|----------------|--------------------||
|------------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------o||
|------------------|----------------7-|-(7)---7--7--7--|-9--9--5-3-0-------o||
|-(5)---5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5--5-0-3---|--0--x----------|-------------0-/5---||


  2.
  q  q  S S E E  E   +E  E E S S +H
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|-9--9--5-3-0------|-----0-3-0-5-(5)----|
|-------------0-/5-|-(5)----------------|


 Harmonica Solo
  E E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------3---|-------------------3---|
|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|


    +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
||------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o-------------------3---|-------------------3---|
||--(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------o||
|-------------------3---|-------------------3---o||
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5--||


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------3---|-------------------3---|
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---5-|


  +E  S S S S S S S S S S S S E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------3-------3-------3------|
|-(5)-3-5---5-3-5---5-3-5---5-3--|


 Guitar Solo
  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------1---|-------------------1---|
|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------1---|-------------------1----|
|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3--|


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------1---|-------------------1---|
|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E  E
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------1---|-------------------1-/7--|
|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1---3-|-(3)-1-3-1-3-1-3-1-------|


  +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E   +E  E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-7-5---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-7-5---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-7-5---7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|


                                          Outro
                             Q=70 Q=100
                             D.C. al Coda  &
  +E  E E E S S E E E   +Q   +Q   +H       E E q  E E E E   +E  E q  S S E Q
|---------------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------*|
|---------------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------*|
|-(7)-5-7-5-5-3-------|------------------|----------------|----------5-3------*|
|---------------5-0-5-|-(5)--(5)--(5)----|-5---5--5-0-3-5-|-(5)---5------5-0--*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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