The Beatles - Help

HELP (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album HELP) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Pre-Verse Q=185 4/4 Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-9--9--9--9--|-9--9--7--7--|-5--5--5--5--|-5--5--4--4--| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q W W |-------------|-------------|----------|------|| |-2--2--2--2--|-2--2--2--2--|----------|------|| |-------------|-------------|----------|------|| |-------------|-------------|----------|------|| 1st & 2nd Verses Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H ||--------------|-------------|-------------|-----------| ||o-7----7------|-7----7------|-------------|-----------| ||o--------7----|--------7----|-4----4------|-4----4----| ||--------------|-------------|--------4----|--------4--| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-4----4------|-4----4------|--------5----|-7----7----5-| |--------4----|--------4----|-5----5------|--------7----| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-7----7------|-7----7------|-------------|------------| |--------7----|--------7----|-4----4------|-4----4-----| |-------------|-------------|--------4----|--------4---| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H E E E E E E E E |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|| |-4----4------|-4----4------|--------5----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|| |--------4----|--------4----|-5----5------|------------------|| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-2--2--------|-2--2--------|-2--2--------|-2--2-------| |-------2--2--|-------2--2--|-------2--2--|-------5--5-| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------5--5--|-------5--5--|-------5--5--|------------| |-3--3--------|-3--3--------|-3--3--------|-3--3--2--2-| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-2--2-----2--|-------------|-2--2-----2-| |-0--0--4--4--|-------4-----|-0--0--4--4--|-------4----| W +W H H Q. E Q Q |----------|------------|-----------|--------------|| |----------|------------|-7---------|-7----7----5-o|| |----------|------------|------7----|--------7----o|| |-5--------|-(5)--------|-----------|--------------|| 3rd Verse W +W W +W |----------|------------|----------|--------| |----------|------------|----------|--------| |----------|------------|-4--------|-(4)----| |-5--------|-(5)--------|----------|--------| W +W H H H H |----------|------------|-----------|----------| |-4--------|-(4)--------|-7---------|----------| |----------|------------|-5----5----|-7--------| |----------|------------|------3----|-5--------| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-7----7------|-7----7------|-------------|------------| |--------7----|--------7----|-4----4------|-4----4-----| |-------------|-------------|--------4----|--------4---| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| |-4----4------|-4----4------|--------5----|-7----7----5-|| |--------4----|--------4----|-5----5------|--------7----|| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| Out-Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-2--2--------|-2--2--------|-2--2--------|-2--2-------| |-------2--2--|-------2--2--|-------2--2--|-------5--5-| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------5--5--|-------5--5--|-------5--5--|------------| |-3--3--------|-3--3--------|-3--3--------|-3--3--2--2-| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|------------| |-------------|-2--2-----2--|-------------|-2--2-----2-| |-0--0--4--4--|-------4-----|-0--0--4--4--|-------4----| Outro W +W Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------|------------||-------------|------------| |----------|------------||-------------|-4--4-----4-| |----------|------------||-------4--4--|-------4----| |-5--------|-(5)--------||-2--2--------|------------| W +W |----------|--------*| |----------|--------*| |----------|--------*| |-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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