I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=139 4/4 Gtr I Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E |--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|| |-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-|-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-|| |-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---|-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---|| |--------------|---------------|--------------|---------------|| 1st & 3rd Verses Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E ||---------------|---------------|--------------|----------------| ||o-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-|-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4--| ||o-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---|-------5--5---|-------5-5-7----| ||---------------|---------------|--------------|----------------| Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |-5--5-------4-|-5--5---------|-------5------|-------7------| |-------5--5---|-------7--7-5-|-3--3-----3-4-|-5--5-----5-7-| |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| 2nd & 4th Verses 1. $ Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E |--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------| |-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-||-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-| |-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---||-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---| |--------------|---------------||--------------|---------------| Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E |--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------| |-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4-|-5--5-------4-|-5--5---------| |-------5--5---|-------5-5-7---|-------5--5---|-------7--7-5-| |--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------| Bridge Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E |--------------|-------------||-------------|--------------| |-------5------|-------------||-------------|-------5------| |-3--3-----3---|-------9-----||-7--7-----7--|-3--3-----3-5-| |------------5-|-7--7-----7--||-------7-----|--------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E |-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-5--5-----5--|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------5-----|-------9--8--|-7--7--------|-7--7-------7-| |-------------|-7--7--------|-------7--7--|-------7--7---| Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E |-------------|---------------|--------------|---------------| |-5--5--------|-5--5--5-3-2-0-|-------5------|-------7-------| |-------5--5--|---------------|-3--3-----3-4-|-5--5----5-7-9-| |-------------|---------------|--------------|---------------| Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |--------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |--------------------|-------9-9-----|-------5-5-----|-------7-----4-| |-10--10--------10-9-|-7--7------7-5-|-3--3------3-4-|-5--5----5-7---| |---------10-10------|---------------|---------------|---------------| 2. To Coda Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |---------------|----------------||---------------|| |-5--5----------|-5--5----------o||-5--5----------|| |-------5-5-7-5-|-------5-5-7-5-o||-------5-5-7-5-|| |---------------|----------------||---------------|| Guitar Solo Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |--------------|---------------|-------------|-------------| |-5--5-------4-|-5--5--5-------|-5--5--------|-5--5--------| |-------5--5---|---------7-5---|-------5--5--|-------5--5--| |--------------|-------------7-|-------------|-------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E |-------------|--------------|--------------| |-5--5--------|-5--5---------|-------5------| |-------5--5--|-------7--7-5-|-3--3-----3-4-| |-------------|--------------|--------------| D.S. al Coda Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E E |--------------|--------------|----------------|| |-------7------|-5--5-------4-|-5--5--------4--|| |-5--5-----5-7-|-------5--5---|-------5-5-7----|| |--------------|--------------|----------------|| Outro & Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E 4x |---------------||----------------|----------------|| |-5--5--------4-||o-5--5--------4-|-5--5--------4-o|| |-------5-5-7---||o-------5-5-7---|-------5-5-7---o|| |---------------||----------------|----------------|| 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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