I'M DOWN (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 1) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' 1st - 3rd Verses Q=160 $ 4/4 Gtr I E E Q H W E E Q H ||--------------|----------|-------------| ||o-5-----------|----------|-5-----------| ||o-------------|----------|-------------| ||--------------|----------|-------------| Chorus W E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |----------||-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |----------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------| |----------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q. E H |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|------5------| |-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5-----------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------| 1. To Coda W Q. E H W |----------|-------------|-------|| |----------|------5------|------o|| |----------|-5-----------|------o|| |----------|-------------|-------|| Guitar Solo 2. W E E Q H W E E Q H |----------||-------------|----------|-------------| |----------||-5-----------|----------|-5-----------| |----------||-------------|----------|-------------| |----------||-------------|----------|-------------| W Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----------|----------------|----------------|-----------------| |----------|----------------|----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |----------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------| |----------|----------------|----------------|-----------------| Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----------------|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------| |-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Organ Solo D.S. al Coda & E E E E E E E E W E E E E E E E E |------------------||----------||-----------------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||----------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |------------------||----------||-----------------| |------------------||----------||-----------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Outro 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||------------------| |-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------||o-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||------------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-o|| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------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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