I'LL BE BACK (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 1st - 4th Verses Q=120 $ 4/4 Gtr I H Q E E +Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |-------------|----------------|---------------||----------------| |-------------|----------------|---------------||o---------------| |-------------|---------7----7-|--------7----7-||o--------7------| |-----------5-|-(5)---5--------|-5----5--------||--5----5------5-| To Coda Q. E H Q. E H Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |-------------|-------------|---------------|----------------|| |-------------|-------------|---------------|----------------|| |-------------|-------------|---------------|--------7----7--|| |-3----3-3----|-1----1-1----|-0----0-0----0-|-5----5---------|| Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E H |-2----2--------|---------------|---------------|-------------| |--------2----2-|---------------|---------------|-------------| |---------------|-0----0-0----0-|---------------|-------------| |---------------|---------------|-3----3-3----3-|-1----1-1----| 1. Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q E E |---------------|---------------||---------------||----------------| |---------------|---------------||-7----7------7-||-4----4------2--| |---------------|--------7----7-||--------7------||--------4--4----| |-0----0-0----0-|-5----5--------||---------------||----------------| Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q H Q. E |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |-4----4----4--|--------4--4--|--------4-----|-2----0----2--| |--------4-----|-2----2-------|-2----2----2--|--------------| |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| 2. 2/4 4/4 +H Q. E +Q Q Q. E Q Q |---------------|----------||--------------|| |-(2)----0----2-|-(2)-----o||--------------|| |---------------|---------o||--------7-----|| |---------------|------0---||-5----5----5--|| Bridge Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |---------------|---------------|----------------| |---------------|---------------|----------------| |---------------|---------------|-4----4-4----4--| |-7----7-7----7-|-7----7-7----7-|----------------| Q. E Q Q Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q Q |--------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |--------------|---------------|---------------|-0----0-0--0---| |-4----4-4-----|---------------|-2----2-2----2-|---------------| |-----------4--|-2----2-2----2-|---------------|---------------| D.S. al Coda & 2/4 Q. E Q. E +Q Q Q. E +Q Q |---------------|----------------|---------|| |-2----2-0----2-|-(2)--2--0----2-|-(2)-----|| |---------------|----------------|---------|| |---------------|----------------|------0--|| Outro 4/4 Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |---------------|---------------|----------------| |---------------|---------------|----------------| |-------------7-|-------------7-|-------------7--| |-5----5-5------|-5----5-5------|-5----5-5-------| Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------*| |---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------*| |-------------7-|-------------7-|-------------7-|-------------7--*| |-5----5-5------|-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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