I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album BEATLES FOR SALE) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=189 4/4 Gtr I Wx6 H H H H |------------|-----------|-----------|| |------------|-5---------|-5---------|| |------------|------5----|------5----|| |------------|-----------|-----------|| 1st - 4th Verses $ $$ H H H H H H ||------------|-----------|-----------| ||o-5---------|-5---------|-5---------| ||o------5----|------5----|------5----| ||------------|-----------|-----------| H H H H H H H H |-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------| |-5---------|-5---------|-5---------|-----------| |------5----|------5----|------5----|-5---------| |-----------|-----------|-----------|------5----| Chorus H H H Q Q H H H H |-----------||------------|-----------|-----------| |-----------||------------|-9---------|-7---------| |-5---------||-7-------7--|------9----|------7----| |------5----||------7-----|-----------|-----------| To Coda To Coda H Q Q H H H Q Q H H |------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |------7-----|-5---------|-3-------3--|-5---------| |-5-------5--|------5----|------3-----|------5----| |------------|-----------|------------|-----------| Bridge 1. 2. H Q Q H Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------||------------||------------|------------|-----------| |-5-------5--o||-5-------4--||o-5---------|-5-------5--|-----------| |------5-----o||------5-----||o------5----|------5-----|-7---------| |-------------||------------||------------|------------|------7----| 1. 2. D.S. al Coda H H H H H Q Q H Q Q |-----------|-----------|-------------||------------|| |-----------|-----------|---------4--o||---------4--|| |------7----|-3----3----|-5----7-----o||-5----7-----|| |-5---------|-----------|-------------||------------|| Guitar Solo & Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------||-----------|------------|-----------| |-5--------4--||-5---------|-5-------4--|-5---------| |----5--7-----||------5----|------5-----|------5----| |-------------||-----------|------------|-----------| Q Q Q Q H H Q Q Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------| |-5--------4--|-5---------|-5--5--4-----|-----------| |----5--7-----|------5----|----------7--|-5---------| |-------------|-----------|-------------|------5----| H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q |------------|------------|------------|------------| |------------|------------|-9-------9--|-7-------7--| |-5-------5--|-7-------7--|------9-----|------7-----| |------5-----|------7-----|------------|------------| Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-------------|-5---------|-3-------3--|-5---------| |-5--3--2-----|------5----|------3-----|------5----| |----------5--|-----------|------------|-----------| Bridge Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------||------------|------------|-----------| |-5--------4--||o-5---------|-5-------5--|-----------| |----5--7-----||o------5----|------5-----|-7---------| |-------------||------------|------------|------7----| 1. 2. D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda H H H H H Q Q H Q Q |-----------|-----------|-------------||------------|| |-----------|-----------|---------4--o||---------4--|| |------7----|-3----3----|-5----7-----o||-5----7-----|| |-5---------|-----------|-------------||------------|| Outro && Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-5--------4--|-5---------|-5-------5--|-----------| |----5--7-----|------5----|------5-----|-5---------| |-------------|-----------|------------|------5----| H Q Q H H H Q Q W +W |------------|-----------|------------|----------|--------*| |------------|-----------|------------|-5--------|-(5)----*| |-5-------5--|-5---------|-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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