I'M ONLY SLEEPING (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1966 Album REVOLVER) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney -Bass' 1st - 3rd Verses Q=105(8=s8) $ 4/4 Gtr I E E Q E. S E. S E E Q E E E. S E E Q E. S E. S E E E. S Q Q ||-------------------|-1---1-----------|------------------|----------------| ||o-1---1----------1-|--------1---1--4-|-4---4------------|-4---4-------0--| ||o--------1--1-1----|-----------------|--------2--2-2--1-|--------2-1-----| ||-------------------|-----------------|------------------|----------------| Q Q E. S Q Q Q E. S Q E E E. S E E E. S E E E. S Q Q |---------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------| |-1-----1--4----|-------1--1----|-4---4-------------|-4---4----------| |----1-------1--|----2-------2--|--------1-2---2--1-|--------1-2--2--| |---------------|-4-------------|-------------------|----------------| Chorus |-3-| Q Q Q Q E E Q E. S Q E E Q E E E Q E E E E E. S Q |-------------||----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-------------||-4---4-------4--|-6---6--------6--|-8---8--------8---| |-2--1--------||--------4--6----|--------6p4-6----|---------8--8-----| |-------4-----||----------------|-----------------|------------------| 1. To Coda |-3-| |-3-| E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E E E. S E E E Q |---------------|---------------|----------------------|| |-6---6---------|---------------|----------8----------o|| |--------6---4--|---------------|-----6-9--------9----o|| |---------------|-7---7--7---6--|----------------------|| 2. |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| E E E E. S E E E Q W E E E E. S E E E Q |---------------------|----------|----------------8----|| |----------8----------|----------|----------8-----8----|| |-----6-9--------9----|-6--------|-----6-9-------------|| |---------------------|-6--------|---------------------|| Bridge |-3-| E E E E E E E E. S E E E E E. S E E E E Q Q E E E. S Q Q Q |--------------------|------------------|---------------|----4----4------| |--------------------|------------------|-6---6--4--4---|-2--------------| |-4---4-------2-4----|-6---6------4-6---|---------------|----------------| |---------2h4------4-|---------6--------|---------------|----------------| Q Q E. S Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q E. S Q E. S Q Q |---------------|-1---1-----1--|----------------|---------------|| |-1--1-------1--|--------1-----|-4---4----------|-4--4-------0--|| |-------1--1----|--------------|--------2--2--1-|-------2-1-----|| |---------------|--------------|----------------|---------------|| Guitar Solo Q Q E. S Q Q Q E. S Q Q E. S E E E. S Q E. S Q Q |---------------|---------------|------------------|---------------| |-1-----1--4----|-------1--1----|-4--4-------------|-4--4----------| |----1-------1--|----2-------2--|-------1-2---2--1-|-------1-2--2--| |---------------|-4-------------|------------------|---------------| Chorus |-3-| Q Q Q Q E E Q E. S Q E E Q E E E Q E E E E E. S Q |-------------||----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-------------||-4---4-------4--|-6---6--------6--|-8---8--------8---| |-2--1-----4--||--------4--4----|--------6p4-6----|---------8--8-----| |-------4-----||----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-3-| |-3-| E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E E E. S E E E Q W |---------------|---------------|---------------------|------| |-6---6---------|---------------|----------8----------|------| |--------6---4--|---------------|-----6-9--------9----|-6----| |---------------|-7---7--7---6--|---------------------|-6----| Bridge |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| E E E E. S E E E Q E E E E E E E E. S E E E E Q E E E E Q Q E E |----------------8----||--------------------|----------------|----------------| |----------8-----8----||--------------------|----------------|-6---6--4--4----| |-----6-9-------------||-4---4-------2-4----|-6---6------6---|----------------| |---------------------||---------2h4------4-|---------6------|----------------| D.S. al Coda & |-3-| |-3-| E. S E E E +Q Q E E E E E E E E Q Q Q E E E E |----4-----4-(4)-----||-----------------|---------------| |-2--2-----2-(2)-----||-----------------|-------8-------| |--------------------||-2---2---1---1---|---6-9-----9---| |--------------------||-----------------|---------------| W W W W |----------|----------|----------|------*| |----------|----------|----------|------*| |-6--------|----------|----------|------*| |-6--------|----------|----------|------*| 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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