GOLDEN SLUMBERS (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album ABBEY ROAD) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'George Harrison - Bass' Intro 1st & 2nd Verses Q=81 $ 4/4 Gtr I W a W a W +W a W |----------||------------|------------|------------|--------| |----------||-5h7--------|-5h7--------|-(7)--------|--------| |----------||------------|------------|------------|-3h5----| |----------||------------|------------|------------|--------| W a W H H H H |----------|------------|-----------|-2---------| |----------|-3h5--------|------2----|------0----| |----------|------------|-3---------|-----------| |----------|------------|-----------|-----------| To Coda 2/4 4/4 +H Q Q Q Q W |--------|-------4--5--|------|| |-(0)----|-5--7--------|------|| |--------|-------------|-3----|| |--------|-------------|------|| Chorus E E E E +Q S S e E E E E +Q S S e E E E E +Q S S e |--------------------|--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|-3-----3-(3)--------|--------------------| |-3-----3-(3)------3-|------------------3-|-3-----3-(3)------3-| |--------------3-5---|--------------3-5---|--------------3-5---| E E E E +Q S S e E E E E +Q S S e Q Q Q Q Q Q H |--------------------|--------------------|-------------|------------| |--------------------|-3-----3-(3)--------|-------------|-------0----| |-3-----3-(3)------3-|------------------3-|-3--3--2--2--|-0--0-------| |--------------3-5---|--------------3-5---|-------------|------------| D.S. al Coda 2/4 4/4 +H Q Q Q Q W |--------|-------4--5--|-------|| |-(0)----|-5--7--------|-------|| |--------|-------------|-3-----|| |--------|-------------|-------|| Segue to "Carry That Weight" & Q Q Q Q W |-------4--5--|------*| |-5--7--------|------*| |-------------|-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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