EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album BEATLES FOR SALE) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=138(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I < |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-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 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-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--| |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------| 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses $ |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||--7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4----| |-------------------------||o-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5-------------| |-------------------------||o-------------|-7-----------|---------------| |-------------------------||--------------|-------------|---------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-7--4--------|-7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4---| |-------7--4--|-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5------------| |-------------|-------------|-7-----------|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E |-7--4--------||-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--| |-------7--4--||----------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------| |-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------| Q E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------------|-7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4---| |----------------|-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5------------| |-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------|-7-----------|--------------| |----------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| Bridge To Coda Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-7--4---------||-------------|-------------|-4--4--4--4---| |-------7--4--o||-7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--|--------------| |-------------o||-------------|-------------|--------------| |--------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-4--4--4--4--|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-5--5--5--5---| |-------------|-7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| 3rd Verse Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------||-7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4---| |-7--7--7--7--||-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5------------| |-------------||-------------|-7-----------|--------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-7--4--------|-7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4---| |-------7--4--|-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5------------| |-------------|-------------|-7-----------|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E |-7--4--------||-4--4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|-4--4-4-4-4-4-4--| |-------7--4--||----------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------| |-------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------| Q E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------------|-7--4--------|-------4-----|----4--7--4---| |----------------|-------7--4--|----6-----6--|-5------------| |-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-------------|-7-----------|--------------| |----------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| Bridge Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-7--4--------||-------------|-------------|-4--4--4--4---| |-------7--4--||-7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--|--------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-4--4--4--4--|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-5--5--5--5---| |-------------|-7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--|--------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| D.S. al Coda & Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------||----4--7--4--|-7--4--------|----4--7--4---| |-7--7--7--7--||-5-----------|-------7--4--|-5------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------------||-------------|-------------|--------------| Outro |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| Q Q Q 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--4--------||-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--4--||-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------||-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------||-------------------------|-------------------------| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| E E E E E E E E E E E E W +W |-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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