CAN'T BUY ME LOVE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney (Bass)' Pre-Verse Fast shuffle Q=173(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I W Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------|-------------|-------------|--------------| |----------|-------------|-------------|--------------| |----------|-7--7--7--7--|-------------|-7--7--7--7---| |----------|-------------|-5--5--5--5--|--------------| 1st - 4th Verses $ $$ Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------| |-------------|-------------|-5--5--5--5--||o-------------| |-------------|-5--5--5--5--|-------------||o-3--3--------| |-5--5--5--5--|-------------|-------------||--------3--3--| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-3--3--------| |-3--3--------|-3--3--------|-3--3-----3--|-------3--3--| |-------3--3--|-------3--3--|-------3-----|-------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-3--3-----3--|-------------|-------------|-5--5-----5--| |-------3-----|-3--3--------|-3--3-----3--|-------5-----| |-------------|-------3--3--|-------3-----|-------------| 1. 2. To Coda To Coda Q Q H Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |------------|-------------|--------------||-------------|| |-3----------|-3--3--3--3--|-------------o||-------------|| |------------|-------------|-3--3--------o||-3--3--3--3--|| |------------|-------------|-------3--3---||-------------|| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-2--2--2--2--|-------------|-------------|-------------|-2--2--2--2--| |-------------|-0--0--0--0--|-3--3-----1--|-3--3-----3--|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------------| D.S. al Coda & Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------||-------------|-------------|| |-------------|-0--0--0--0--|-------------||-------------|-------------|| |-0--0--0--0--|-------------|-------------||-3--3--------|-3--------1--|| |-------------|-------------|-3--3--3--3--||-------3--3--|----3--3-----|| Guitar Solo Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-3--3-----1--|-3--3-----1--|-3--3--------|-3--5--6--7--| |-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3--3--|-------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-8--8--------|-8--8-----8--|----------1--|-3--3-----3--| |-------8--8--|-------8-----|-8--8--3-----|-------3-----| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| |-5--5-----5--|-3--3-----3--|-------------|-------------|| |-------5-----|-------3-----|-3--3--------|-3--3-----3--|| |-------------|-------------|-------3--3--|-------3-----|| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-7--7-----7--|-------7-----|-3--3--------|-3--3-----3--| |-------7-----|-5--5-----5--|-------3--3--|-------3-----| D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| |-7--7-----7--|-------7-----|-5--5--5--5--|-------------|| |-------7-----|-5--5-----5--|-------------|-3--3--3--3--|| Outro && Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-3--3-----3--||-7--7-----7--|-------7-----|-7--7-----7--|-------7-----| |-------3-----||-------7-----|-5--5-----5--|-------7-----|-5--5-----5--| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q W |-------------|-------------|-------------|------*| |-------------|-5--5--5--5--|-------------|------*| |-5--5--5--5--|-------------|-3--3--------|-3----*| |-------------|-------------|-------3--3--|------*| 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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