BIRTHDAY (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=140 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 |----------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |----------||o---------5-4-(4)---|---------5-4-(4)---|---------7-4-(4)---| |----------||o-----4-7---------7-|-----4-7---------7-|-----4-5---------7-| |----------||--5-5---------------|-5-5---------------|-5-5---------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------|---------5-4-(4)----| |---------5-4-(4)---|-----4-7---------7\-| |-----4-7---------7-|-5-5----------------| |-5-5---------------|--------------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |---------5-4-(4)----|-------------------| |-----4-7---------7\-|---------5-4-(4)---| |-5-5----------------|-----4-7---------7-| |--------------------|-5-5---------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------|---------7-6-(6)----| |---------5-4-(4)---|-----6-9---------9\-| |-----4-7---------7-|-7-7----------------| |-5-5---------------|--------------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |---------7-6-(6)----|-------------------| |-----6-9---------9\-|---------5-4-(4)---| |-7-7----------------|-----4-7---------7-| |--------------------|-5-5---------------| Verses 1. $$ E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------||-------------------| |---------5-4-(4)---||---------5-4-(4)---| |-----4-7---------7-||-----4-7---------7-| |-5-5---------------||-5-5---------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------|-------------------| |---------5-4-(4)---|---------7-4-(4)---| |-----4-7---------7-|-----4-5---------7-| |-5-5---------------|-5-5---------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------|---------5-4-(4)----| |---------5-4-(4)---|-----4-7---------7\-| |-----4-7---------7-|-5-5----------------| |-5-5---------------|--------------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |---------5-4-(4)----|-------------------| |-----4-7---------7\-|---------5-4-(4)---| |-5-5----------------|-----4-7---------7-| |--------------------|-5-5---------------| E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |-------------------|---------7-6-(6)----| |---------5-4-(4)---|-----6-9---------9\-| |-----4-7---------7-|-7-7----------------| |-5-5---------------|--------------------| To Dbl. Coda E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E |---------7-6-(6)-----|-------------------| |-----6-9---------9\--|---------5-4-(4)---| |-7-7-----------------|-----4-7---------7-| |---------------------|-5-5---------------| Interlude E E E E E E +E E E E Q H Wx7 |-------------------||-------------|--------|| |---------5-4-(4)---||-------------|--------|| |-----4-7---------7-||-------------|--------|| |-5-5---------------||-5-----------|--------|| 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-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 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-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 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 |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------||-----2-2-3-3-4-4-|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----2-2-3-3-4-4--| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-||-3-3-------------|-------------5-5-|-3-3--------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-| |-------------5-5-|-3-3-------------|-------------5-5-|-3-3-------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| To Coda E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |------------------|-----------------| |-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8--|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| |------------------|-----------------| |------------------|-----------------| 2. E E a E E E E a E E E E E E E E E E |----------------------||-------------------| |---------------------o||-------5---7---5---| |-7-7-5s7-7-7-7-5s7-7-o||---7---------------| |----------------------||-5-----------------| D.S. al Coda & E E E E H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |--------------|---------------5-|-/9-7-5------------||------------------| |--------------|-------5---7-----|--------7-5-5-5-5--||-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--| |-7-5-3--------|---7-------------|-------------------||------------------| |-------5-3----|-5---------------|-------------------||------------------| Outro D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda && E E a E E E E a E E E E E E E E E E |----------------------||-----------------| |----------------------||---------5-4-----| |-7-7-5s7-7-7-7-5s7-7--||-----4-7-----7---| |----------------------||-5-5-----------5-| H.=H +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +W +W |-------------------|-------------------|------------|--------*| |-----------5-4-----|-----------5-4-----|------------|--------*| |-------4-7-----7---|-------4-7-----7---|------------|--------*| |-(5)-5-----------5-|-(5)-5-----------5-|-(5)--------|-(5)----*| 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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