BACK IN THE U.S.S.R (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Double Album WHITE ALBUM) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=150 4/4 Gtr I W E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |----------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |----------||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--| |----------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 1st & 2nd Verses E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E X T. +S E S S E |-----------------||------------------|--------------------------| |-----------------||o-7-7-5-5---------|------------------7-------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||o---------7-7-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-| |-----------------||------------------|--------------------------| E E E S S X T. +S E S S E E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E E E E E E |----------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------| |--------------------5-------|------------------7-------|-7-7-5-5---------| |-3-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|---------7-7-4-4-| |----------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------| E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E S S X T. +S E S S E |--------------------------|----------------------------|| |------------------7-------|--------------------5-------|| |-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-|| |--------------------------|----------------------------|| Chorus E E E E X T. +S E S S E |---------------------------| |------------------7--------| |-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5--| |---------------------------| 1. E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E Q H |----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|----------------|----------------|-------------| |----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-5-----------| |----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------| 2. E E E E E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E Q H |-----------------|--------------------||-------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-9-9-------------o||-------------| |-----------------|-------7-(7)-7-7-7-o||-7-----------| |-----------------|--------------------||-------------| 2/4 4/4 W H E. S E. S E. S E. S |----------||------|---------------------| |----------||------|---------------------| |----------||------|---------------------| |----------||------|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-| Bridge E. S E. S E. S E. S E E E E E E E E |---------------------||------------------| |---------------------||------------------| |---------------------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-5--5-5--5-5--5-5--5-||------------------| E E E E E. S E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E Q |--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------| |--------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|----------------| |-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5--4-4-4---| |--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------| E E Q 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 E E |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-3-3-3--2-2-2--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Guitar Solo E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E X T. +S E S S E |-------------------||------------------|--------------------------| |-7-9-9-------------||-9-9-7-7----------|------------------7-------| |-------7-(7)-7-7-7-||---------7-7-4-4/-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-| |-------------------||------------------|--------------------------| E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E E E E E E |--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------| |------------------5-------|------------------7-------|-9-9-7-7----------| |-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|---------7-7-4-4/-| |--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------| E E E E X T. +S E S S E |--------------------------| |------------------7-------| |-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-| |--------------------------| E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E E X T. +S E S S E |--------------------------|--------------------------|| |------------------5-------|------------------7-------|| |-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|| |--------------------------|--------------------------|| Chorus E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q H |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------| |-------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-----------| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------| Bridge E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q |-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|---------------|---------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5--4-4-4--|-3-3-3--2-2-2--| |-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-9-9-------------|| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-------7-(7)-7-7-7-|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|| 3rd Verse E E E E E E E E E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E S S X T. +S E S S E |-----------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| |-7-7-5-5---------|------------------7-------|--------------------5-------| |---------7-7-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-| |-----------------|--------------------------|----------------------------| E E E E X T. +S E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E X T. +S E S S E |--------------------------|-----------------|--------------------------| |------------------7-------|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|------------------7-------| |-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-| |--------------------------|-----------------|--------------------------| E E E S S X T. +S E S S E |----------------------------| |--------------------5-------| |-3-3-3-3-3-5s7--(7)---7p5-3-| |----------------------------| Chorus E E E E X T. +S E S S E E. S E. S E. S E S S |--------------------------||-----------------------| |------------------7-------||-7--7-7--7-7--7-7-7-7--| |-5-5-5-5-7s9--(9)---9p7-5-||-----------------------| |--------------------------||-----------------------| E. S E. S E. S E S S E. S E. S E. S E S S E E Q H E E E E E E E E |----------------------|----------------------|-------------|-----------------| |----------------------|----------------------|-------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-3--3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3-|-5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5-|-5-----------|-----------------| |----------------------|----------------------|-------------|-----------------| Outro E E E E E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-7-7-5-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-----------------||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| > E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------*| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7----*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------*| 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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