I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU (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=125 4/4 Gtr I Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E |------------------|------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------|------------------| |-4----4-(4)-2-----|--------------2---|-4----4-(4)-2-----| |--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)-4---4-|--------------4-0-| Pre-Verse Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E Q. E +Q E E E E E E E E E E |------------------||------------------|-----------------|------------------| |------------------||------------------|-----------------|---------------1--| |--------------2---||-4----4-(4)-2-----|-----------------|-0-0-0-2-2-2-4----| |-2----4-(4)-4---4-||--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)--4-4-|------------------| 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses $ E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q |-----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------| |-2-2-2-2-------1-||o-2-2-4-2-6--5--|-4-4-6-----------|-2-2-4-2-6--5---| |---------2-2-4---||o---------------|-------0-2-2-4-6-|----------------| |-----------------||----------------|-----------------|----------------| To Coda 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-4-4-6-----------|-----------------|-2-2-2-----------|------------------| |-------0-2-2-4-2-|-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-2-|-------2-4-4-4-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| 1. 2. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |------------------||-----------------|| |-2-2-----------1-o||-2-2-2-2-2-------|| |-----2-2-2-2-4---o||-----------2-4-2-|| |------------------||-----------------|| Bridge Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E |------------------|------------------|-------------------| |------------------|------------------|-------------------| |-4----4-(4)-2-----|--------------2---|-4--2-4-(4)-2------| |--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)-4---4-|--------------4-0--| Q. E +Q E E Q E E +E E E E Q. E +Q E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------1--| |-------------2---|-4--2-4-(4)-2-----|-----------------|-0-0-0-2-2-2-4----| |-2----4-(4)----4-|--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)--4-4-|------------------| 3rd Verse E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q |-----------------||---------------|-----------------|----------------| |-2-------------1-||-2-2-4-2-6--5--|-4-4-6-----------|-2-2-4-2-6--5---| |---2-2-2-2-2-4---||---------------|-------0-2-2-4-6-|----------------| |-----------------||---------------|-----------------|----------------| 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-4-4-6-----------|-----------------|-2-2-2-----------|------------------| |-------0-2-2-4-2-|-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-2-|-------2-4-4-4-2-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2--| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Bridge E E E E E E E E Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E |-----------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------| |-2-2-2-------2---||------------------|------------------|-------------------| |-------2-2-2---2-||-4----4-(4)-2-----|--------------2---|-4--2-4-(4)-2------| |-----------------||--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)-4---4-|--------------4-0--| Q. E +Q E E Q E E +E E E E Q. E +Q E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------1--| |-------------2---|-4--2-4-(4)-2-----|-----------------|-0-0-0-2-2-2-4----| |-2----4-(4)----4-|--------------4-0-|-2----4-(4)--4-4-|------------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & E E E E E E E E Q. E +E E E E |------------------||------------------| |-2-2-----------1--||------------------| |-----2-2-2-2-4----||-4----4-(4)-2-----| |------------------||--------------4-0-| Q. E +E E E E E E E E E E E E Q. E +E E E E |------------------|-----------------|------------------| |------------------|-----------------|------------------| |------------------|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|-4----4-(4)-2-----| |-2----4-(4)-4-2-4-|-----------------|--------------4-0-| Q=90 Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E W |------------------|------------------|------*| |------------------|------------------|-2----*| |------------------|-0----2-(2)-2-4---|------*| |-2----4-(4)-4-2-4-|------------------|------*| 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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