BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1967 Album SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=110(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------| |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-----------------|-----------------| 1st - 3rd Verses $ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-------------||--------------|----------------|-0---0---0-------| |-------------||o-------------|------------3---|-----------0---0-| |-5-----------||o-3-----------|-1----3-5-------|-------------2---| |-------3-----||--------3-----|----------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |-------------0---|-----------0-2-|---------------| |---------0-------|--------1------|-----------3-5-| |---0-2-3---------|-3--5----------|-1--3---5------| |-3---------------|---------------|---------------| To Coda 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 E E E E |-2---2---2-------|---------------2-|-3--5-7-9--7-6-|-7--5---3---2-----| |-----------2---2-|-0---0---3---5---|---------------|------------------| |-------------4---|-----------------|---------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------| 1. Q E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q H H |----5-7-9--7-6-|-7---5-----------|-----7---------|-7----------|| |-8-------------|---------8---7---|-8-----8-7--7--|------5----o|| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------o|| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------|| Interlude 2. |3-| |3-| |3-| |3-| |3-| |--3--| Q E E Q E E H Q H Q H Q H Q H Q Q. E Q |----5-7-9--7-6-||---------0-|---------0-|-2----2-----2-| |-8-------------||-0--2-3----|----0-2----|----2-----2---| |---------------||-----------|-3---------|--------------| |---------------||-----------|-----------|--------------| |3-| |-3-| |3-| |-3-| |3-| |-3-| H Q Q Q Q H Q Q Q Q H Q Q Q Q |-2--2-------|--------0-2-|--------0-2-| |--------0-2-|-0--2-3-----|----0-2-----| |------4-----|------------|-3----------| |------------|------------|------------| |3-| |---3---| |3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| H Q Q. E E E H Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-4----4-----4---|------0-2-4-|-5-5-5-4-4---| |----4-----4---4-|-2--4-------|-----------1-| |----------------|------------|-------------| |----------------|------------|-------------| D.S. al Coda |3-| |-3-| |--3--| |3-| H Q Q Q Q Q. E Q H Q W W |------0-2-4-|-5---7-5-4----|----------|-------|| |-2--4-------|------------1-|-2--------|-------|| |------------|--------------|----------|-------|| |------------|--------------|----------|-------|| & Q E E Q E E Q E E E E E E E E E E Q Q |----5-7-9--7-6-|-7--5-----------|-----5-7-------|| |-8-------------|--------8---7---|-8-------7--7--|| |---------------|----------------|---------------|| |---------------|----------------|---------------|| Outro Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E E E E E |-----------0--|-----------0--|-2-------2-------| |------2-3-----|------0-2-----|-----2-----2---2-| |-5------------|-3------------|-------------4---| |--------------|--------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E |-------------2---|----------0--|----------0--|-4--4--4-------| |-------0-2-------|-0--2--3-----|----0--2-----|---------4---4-| |-0-2-4-----------|-------------|-3-----------|-----------6---| |-----------------|-------------|-------------|---------------| Q Q Q E E Q E E Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q |-------0--4-4-|-5--7-5-4--4---|-------0--4-4-|-5--5--4-----| |-2--4---------|---------------|----4---------|-------------| |--------------|-------------6-|-7------------|----------6--| |--------------|---------------|--------------|-------------| E E E E Q Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |------------4--|-5--5--4------|----------7--|----5-----4--| |-2-4---4-5-----|---------4----|-------------|-------------| |---------------|-----------6--|-7--7--5-----|-3-----2-----| |---------------|--------------|-------------|-------------| Q=80 W +W +W +W |----------|------------|------------|--------*| |-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----*| |----------|------------|------------|--------*| |----------|------------|------------|--------*| 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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