HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Pre-Verse Q=75 4/4 Gtr I W W W |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| 1st Verse 2/4 W H S S S S S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----------|------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-||-----------------|---------| |----------|--------------------||-----------------|---------| |----------|--------------------||-5-------5-------|-5-------| |----------|--------------------||-----5-------5---|-----5---| 4/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------| |-7-------7-------|-----------------|-7-------7---------|-----------------| |-----7-------7---|-5-------5-------|-----7-----------3-|-5-------5-------| |-----------------|-----5-------5---|-------------5-5---|-----5-------5---| 5/4 4/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S E S S |-----------------|---------------------|---------9-9-9-9-5-----|| |-7-------7-------|---------------------|-7-----------------7-5-|| |-----7-------7---|-5-------5-------5---|-----7-----------------|| |-----------------|-----5-------5-------|-----------------------|| Interlude 9/8 12/8 Q. E E E E E E Q. Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E Q. Q. |------------------|-----------------------|-5--------------------| |-7------5-6-7-----|------7------5-6-7-8-9-|------5-9-8-7---------| |------7-----------|-7---------7-----------|-----------------7----| |------------------|-----------------------|----------------------| 9/8 12/8 Q. E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E Q. E E E H. |-----------------|-----------------------|--------------------|| |-7------5-6-7----|------7------5-6-7-8-9-|-10-------9-8-7-----|| |------7----------|-7---------7-----------|-------10-----------|| |-----------------|-----------------------|--------------------|| 9/8 S S S E S E E E E E E |-----------------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-----5-7-5---| |-------------7-------7-| |-----------8-----------| 10/8 9/8 S S S S +S S E E E E E E E S S S E S E E E E E E |------------------------------|------------------------| |---------------------5--------|---------------5-7-5----| |-------------------5---8------|-------------7-------7--| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-3-7-------10-3-|-5-5-5-5-5-8------------| 10/8 9/8 S S S S +S S E E E E E E E S S S E S E E E E E E |-----------------------------|-----------------------| |---------------------5-3-----|-------------2-5-7-5-2-| |-----------------2-5-----5---|-----------3-----------| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-3-----------3-|-5-5-5-5-5-------------| 10/8 S S S S +S S E E E E E E E |------------------------------|| |---------------------5-3------|| |-----------------2-5-----5----|| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-3-----------3--|| Chorus 4/4 Q E E Q E E H Q E E Q E E Q E E H Q E E |---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|| |---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|| |-3----2-0------|---------0-2-|-3----2-0------|---------0-2--|| |-------------3-|-1----3------|-------------3-|-1----3-------|| 12/8 Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E Q E |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|| |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|| |-3----0--------------|-3----0--------------|-3----0--------------|| |-----------1----3----|-----------1----3----|-----------1----3----|| Outro 4/4 Q E E Q E E H Q E E Q E E Q E E H Q E E |---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------| |---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------| |-3----2-0------|---------0-2-|-3----2-0------|---------0-2--| |-------------3-|-1----3------|-------------3-|-1----3-------| H.=H a tempo Q=75 2/4 4/4 W W Q E E Q E E H Q E E Q E E Q E E |----------|------|---------------|-------------|----------------| |----------|------|---------------|-------------|----------------| |-3--------|------|-3----2-0------|---------0-2-|-3----2-0-------| |----------|------|-------------3-|-1----3------|-------------3--| H Q E E H. Q |-------------|------------*| |-------------|------------*| |---------0-2-|-3----------*| |-1----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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