ASK ME WHY (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album PLEASE PLEASE ME) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro 1st, 2nd & 3rd Verses Q=120 $ 4/4 Gtr I Q. E +Q Q E E Q Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |------4-(4)-----|--------------||--1----1----1--|-------------| |-2--------------|-2------2--4--||o--------1-----|-4----4------| |-------------2--|--------------||o--------------|--------4--2-| |----------------|--------------||---------------|-------------| Q. E Q Q E E Q Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |------4-4-----|--------------|-1----1----1--|-------------| |-2------------|-2------2--4--|--------1-----|-4----4------| |-----------2--|--------------|--------------|--------4--2-| |--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------| Q. E +E E E E Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |------4-(4)-----0-|-1----1-------|--------------|-------------| |-2----------2-4---|--------1--0--|------6-6-----|------6-6----| |------------------|--------------|-4------------|-4---------4-| |------------------|--------------|-----------4--|-------------| 1. To Coda Q. E Q Q Q. E +Q Q E E Q Q Q |-2----2----2--|----------------|---------------|| |--------2-----|-4----4-(4)--4--|--------2--4--o|| |--------------|----------------|-2------------o|| |--------------|----------------|---------------|| 2. $$ Q. E +Q Q Q. E Q Q |------4-(4)-----|--------5------|| |-2--------------|-2----2----2---|| |-------------2--|---------------|| |----------------|---------------|| Bridge Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q |-2-----------|-4--2--1-----|-------4--4---|-------5----| |----4--2-----|----------4--|-2--2-------2-|-2--2-----2-| |----------4--|-------------|--------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|--------------|------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E H Q Q Q Q |-2-----------|-4--2--1-----|--------------|------------|| |----4--2-----|----------4--|-2-2-2--------|-------2--4-|| |----------4--|-------------|--------------|----2-------|| |-------------|-------------|--------------|------------|| To Dbl. Coda Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |-1----1----1--|-2----2-------|-1----1----1--|-2----2------| |--------1-----|-----------2--|--------1-----|-----------1-| |--------------|--------4-----|--------------|--------4----| |--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------| D.S. al Coda & Q. E Q Q E E Q Q Q Q. E +Q Q E E Q Q Q Q. E Q Q |--------4-----|--------------||----------------|--------------|-1----1----1---| |-2----2-------|-2------2--4--||-4----4-(4)--4--|--------2--4--|--------1------| |-----------2--|--------------||----------------|-2------------|---------------| |--------------|--------------||----------------|--------------|---------------| Outro D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda && Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |-2----2-------|-1----1----1--|-2----2-------||--------9----| |-----------2--|--------1-----|-----------1--||------9----9-| |--------4-----|--------------|--------4-----||-7-----------| |--------------|--------------|--------------||-------------| Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q W |--------9-----|--------9-----|--------9-----|------*| |------9----9--|------9----9--|------9----9--|------*| |-7------------|-7------------|-7------------|------*| |--------------|--------------|--------------|-4----*| 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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