GET BACK (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 2) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=128 4/4 Gtr I 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-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 1st & 2nd Verses 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-||o-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------| |-----------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------||------------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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-|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Chorus 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-|------------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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-|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Interlude 1. 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-|------------------| |-----------------||-0---------------|-0---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E 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 |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-7-7-7-7-5-----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------| |------------5--|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Chorus 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-----||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-7-7-7-7-7---7---||---7-7-7---7-7-7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-|------------------| |---------------7-||-0-------0-------|-0-------0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E a 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 |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-7-7-7-5h7---7-7-7-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-----| |-----------0-------|-0---------------|-0---------------|-------------3-5-| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| El. Piano Solo +W +W 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--| |-(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 a E E E E a E E E E E |-----------------|---------------5-|-------------------|--------------------| |-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-5-7---|---7-7-7---7-7-5h7-|---7-7-5h7---7-7-7--| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-0-------0---------|-0---------0--------| |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------| Interlude 2. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E a E E E E E E E E E |------------------|------------------||-------------------|-----------------| |------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-o||---7-7-7---7-7-5h7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/-|-----------------o||-0-------0---------|-0-------0-------| |------------------|------------------||-------------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E a E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-5h7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------------|-----0-----------|-0-------0-------| |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| Chorus 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--| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|---------0-------||-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------------| 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--| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E +W +W +W |-----------------|------------|------------|--------| |-----------------|------------|------------|--------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-(5)--------|-(5)--------|-(5)----| |-----------------|------------|------------|--------| Outro +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 |------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |------------||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------| |-(5)--------||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |------------||-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E a E E E E a E E E E E E E E E E E E E |---------------5-|-------------------|-------------------|------------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-5-7---|---7-7-7---7-7-5h7-|---7-7-5h7---7-7-7-|------------------| |-----------------|-0-------0---------|-0---------0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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-|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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-|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E a 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---7-7-5h7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-|-----------------| |-----------------|-0-------0---------|-0-------0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------| S S 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 |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-|---7-7-7---7-7-7-|-----------------| |-------------------|-----0-----------|-0-------0-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 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-|------------------| |---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 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-|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| +W +W +W +W +W |------------|------------|------------|------------|--------*| |------------|------------|------------|------------|--------*| |-(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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