I'M A LOSER (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 Freely Q=15In Time Q=168(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I Wx5 W W |------------||----------|------|| |------------||----------|------|| |------------||----------|------|| |------------||----------|------|| 1st, 3rd & 5th Verses $ H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q ||-------------|------------|------------|-------------| ||o-5-------5--|------------|-3-------3--|-5-------4---| ||o------5-----|-5-------5--|------3-----|------5------| ||-------------|------5-----|------------|-------------| H Q Q H E E Q H Q E E Q. E Q Q |------------|----------7--|-------------|--------------|| |-5-------5--|------7s9----|-3-------3s5-|-5----5----4--|| |------5-----|-5-----------|------3------|--------5-----|| |------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|| 2nd, 4th & 6th Verses H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q |------------|------------|------------|------------| |-5-------5--|------------|-3-------3--|-5----------| |------5-----|-5-------5--|------3-----|------5--5--| |------------|------5-----|------------|------------| H Q Q H Q Q H Q Q H H |------------|------------|------------|-----------|| |-5-------5--|------------|-3-------3--|-5---------|| |------5-----|-5-------5--|------3-----|------5----|| |------------|------5-----|------------|-----------|| Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-0--2--3--4--|-5--3--2--0--|-0--2--3--4--|-5--3--2--0--| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q H |-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| |----4--2--0--|-2--0--------|-------------|-3--2--0----o|| |-------------|-------3--2--|-0--2--3--0--|------------o|| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|| Harmonica Solo Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q. E Q Q |-------------|-------------|--------------|--------------| |-5--5--------|-------------|-3--3-----3-5-|-5----5----4--| |-------5--5--|-5--5-----5--|-------3------|--------5-----| |-------------|-------5-----|--------------|--------------| Q. E Q Q H E E Q H Q E E H H |--------------|----------7--|-------------|-----------|| |-5----5----5--|------7s9----|-3-------3-5-|-5---------|| |--------5-----|-5-----------|------3------|------5----|| |--------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|| Guitar Solo & Outro Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-0--2--3--4--|-5--3--2--0--|-0--2--3--4--|-5--3--2--0--| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| D.S. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------*| |-5--4--2--0--|-2--0--------|-------------|-3--2--0--0--*| |-------------|-------3--2--|-0--2--3--0--|-------------*| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------*| 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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