DON'T BOTHER ME (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album WITH THE BEATLES) Words and Music by George Harrison Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=139 4/4 Gtr I H H H H E E E E E E E E |-----------|-----------|------------------| |-----------|-----------|------------------| |-5----9----|-7----5----|-7-5-----7-5------| |-----------|-----------|-------7-------7--| 1st & 2nd Verses H H Q. E E E E E Q. E Q Q Q. E E E E E |-----------||------------------|--------------|------7---7-----| |-----------||o-/9----------7-9-|-7----7----7--|-5----------5-4-| |-7----7----||o-------9---9-----|--------7-----|----------------| |-----------||------------------|--------------|----------------| Q. E E E Q Q. E E E E E Q. E +E E Q Q. E E E Q |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------| |-2----------2--|-/9----------7-9-|-7---------------|---------------| |------2---2----|-------9---9-----|------7-(7)-7-5--|------5---5-5--| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------------| Chorus $ Q Q H Q E E +H Q E E +H |------------||---------------|---------------| |------------||---------------|---------------| |------------||-7----7-(7)----|---------------| |-3----------||---------------|-5----5-(5)----| 1. Q E E +H Q. E +Q Q |---------------||-----------------|| |---------------||----------------o|| |-7----7-(7)----||-7----7-(7)--7--o|| |---------------||-----------------|| Bridge 2.,D.S. E E E E E E E E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E E E Q E E E E |-----------------||---------------|---------------|----------------| |-----------------||--------4----4-|---------------|----------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-5----5--------|-7----7-5----5-|-7-5----7-5---7-| |-----------------||---------------|---------------|-----7------7---| Q Q E E Q H H H Q. E Q Q E E Q |--------------|-----------|-------------|--------------| |--------------|-----------|-------------|--------------| |----7----7----|-5----9----|-7----5----5-|-7--7---------| |--------------|-----------|-------------|-------7-7----| H E E E E Q. E +Q Q Q. E E E Q Q. E E E Q |--------------|----------------|---------------|---------------| |--------------|-9-----------7--|-9----------9--|-7----------5--| |-7----7---7---|------9-(9)-----|------9---9----|------7---7----| |--------7-----|----------------|---------------|---------------| Q. E E E Q Q. E E E Q Q. E E E Q Q. E E E Q |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |-7----------7\--|------5---5----|------5---5----|---------------| |------7---7-----|-3----------3--|-3----------3--|-7----------5--| |----------------|---------------|---------------|------7---7----| 3rd Verse Q Q H Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E Q Q. E +E E E E |------------||------------------|-----------------|------------------| |------------||-9------------7-9-|-7------------7--|-5------------5-4-| |-7----------||------9-(9)-9-----|------7-(7)-7----|------5-(5)-5-----| |------------||------------------|-----------------|------------------| Q. E +E E Q Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E Q Q. E +E E Q |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-9------------7-9-|-7---------------|-5------------4--| |-7------------7--|------9-(9)-9-----|------7-(7)-7-5--|------5-(5)-5----| |------7-(7)-7----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| Chorus To Coda Q Q H Q E E +H Q E E +H Q E E +H |------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|| |-5----------||---------------|---------------|---------------|| |------------||-7----7-(7)----|---------------|-7----7-(7)----|| |------------||---------------|-5----5-(5)----|---------------|| Guitar Solo Q Q H Q Q E E E E Q Q E E Q Q. E +Q E E |------------||---------------|--------------|-----------------| |------------||-9--9------7-9-|-7--7------7--|-5-----------5-4-| |-7----------||-------9-9-----|-------7-7----|------5-(5)------| |------------||---------------|--------------|-----------------| Q. E +E E E E Q. E +Q E E Q. E +Q E E Q. E +Q Q |------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------| |-2------------0-2-|-/9-----------7-9-|-7-----------7---|-5-----------4--| |------2-(2)-2-----|-------9-(9)------|------7-(7)----5-|------5-(5)-----| |------------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & Q Q H Q. E +Q Q Q. E +E E E E |------------||----------------|------------------| |-5----------||----------------|------------------| |------------||----------------|-7----7-(7)-7-7---| |------------||-5----5-(5)--5--|----------------5-| +Q. E +H Q. E +E E E E |----------------|------------------| |----------------|------------------| |----------------|-7----7-(7)-7-7---| |-(5)---5-(5)----|----------------5-| +Q. E E E E E Q Q E E E E +Q. E E E E E Q. E +E E E E |-----------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------*| |---------7-5-----|-----------5-7-|-(7)---5-7-5-4---|------------------*| |-------------7-5-|-7--7--7-7-----|---------------7-|-7----7-(7)-7-7---*| |-(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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