HOLD ME TIGHT (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album WITH THE BEATLES) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses Q=132 $ 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 |-----------------|-----------------||------------------| |-----------------|-----------------||o-----------------| |---------3-3-----|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||o---------3-3-0---| |-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-----------------||--1-1-4-5-------1-| E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|-----------0-0-----|------------------| |---------3-3-----|-----------0-0-----|-------1-2-----2---|------------------| |-1-1-4-5-----5---|-------1-2-------2-|-2-3-3-----------3-|---------3-3-0----| |---------------1-|-2-3-3---------3---|-------------------|-1-1-4-5-------1--| E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|-----------0-0-----|------------------| |---------3-3-----|-----------0-0-----|-------1-2-----2---|------------------| |-1-1-4-5-----5---|-------1-2-------2-|-2-3-3-----------3-|---------3-3------| |---------------1-|-2-3-3---------3---|-------------------|-1-1-4-5-----4-5--| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |---------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|---------3-3------| |-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-----------------|-----------------|-1-1-4-5-----4-5--| 1. To Coda E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------o|| |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-o|| |-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| Bridge 2. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------||-------------------| |---------1-1-----||-------------------| |-----2-3-----2-3-||---------3-3-------| |-4-4-------------||-1-1-4-5-----5-1---| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|---------3-3-----|------------------| |-----2-3-6-6-2-3-|---------3-3-----|-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|---------5-5---5--| |-4-4-------------|-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-----------------|-3-3-6-6-----6----| 3rd Verse 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 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|---------5-5-2---||-----------------|---------3-3------| |-----1-2-5-5-2---|-3-3-6-7-------3-||---------3-3-0---|-1-1-4-5-----5----| |-3-3-----------3-|-----------------||-1-1-4-5-------1-|---------------1--| S S E E E E E E E 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 |-------------------|-----------0-0-----|-----------------|------------------| |-----------0-0-----|-------1-2-----2---|-----------------|---------3-3------| |-------1-2-------2-|-2-3-3-----------3-|---------3-3-0---|-1-1-4-5-----5----| |-2-3-3---------3---|-------------------|-1-1-4-5-------1-|---------------1--| S S E E E E E E E 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 |-------------------|-----------0-0-----|-----------------|------------------| |-----------0-0-----|-------1-2-----2---|-----------------|------------------| |-------1-2-------2-|-2-3-3-----------3-|---------3-3-----|---------3-3------| |-2-3-3---------3---|-------------------|-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-1-1-4-5-----4-5--| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|---------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--| |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|------------------| Bridge 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 |-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------------| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|---------1-1-----||-----------------|---------1-1------| |-----------------|-----2-3-----2-3-||---------3-3-----|-----2-3-----2-3--| |-----------------|-4-4-------------||-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-4-4--------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|---------3-3-----|-----------------| |---------3-3-0---|-1-1-4-5-----5---|---------5-5---5-| |-1-1-4-5-------1-|---------------6-|-3-3-6-6-----6---| D.S. al Coda E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|| |-----------------|---------5-5-2-----|| |---------5-5-2---|-3-3-6-7-------3---|| |-3-3-6-7-------3-|-------------------|| Outro H.=H & E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W +W |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----2-3-6-6-3---|---------3-3-----|-----2-3-6-6-3---|----------|--------*| |-4-4-----------4-|-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-4-4-----------4-|-1--------|-(1)----*| 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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