IN MY LIFE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album RUBBER SOUL) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=103 4/4 Gtr I Q Q E E E E +H E E E E +Q Q E E E E |---------------|----------------|-----------------| |-7--7--7-------|----------6-7-7-|-(7)--7--7-------| |---------5-5-7-|-(7)----7-------|-----------5-5-7-| |---------------|----------------|-----------------| 1st & 2nd Verses +Q. E H H H Q. E +Q E E Q. E Q. E |--------------||------------|-----------------|----------------| |--------------||o-7---------|-4----5-(5)--7---|-------------7--| |-(7)---7-7----||o------7----|---------------5-|-5----5-5-------| |--------------||------------|-----------------|----------------| Q. E Q. E Q. E H Q. E +Q E E Q. E Q. E |---------------|-------------|-----------------|----------------| |-7----7-7----7-|-7----7------|-4----5-(5)--7---|-------------7--| |---------------|--------7----|---------------5-|-5----5-5-------| |---------------|-------------|-----------------|----------------| Pre-Chorus $ Q. E Q Q W Q. E Q. E E E E E E E E E |---------------||----------|---------------|------------------| |-7----7-7--7\--||-4--------|-------------4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |---------------||----------|-5----5-5------|------------------| |---------------||----------|---------------|------------------| Chorus To Coda E E E E E E E E W Q. E H Q. E E E E E |-----------------|----------|-------------||-----------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-4--------|-------------||------------7-7--| |---------------7-|----------|-------------||-5----5-5-5------| |-----------------|----------|-7----7-7----||-----------------| 1. Q. E Q. E Q Q E E E E +Q. E E E +E E |---------------|---------------|--------------------|| |-7----7-7------|-7--7--7-------|-----------6-(6)-6-o|| |-------------7-|---------5-5-7-|-(7)---7-7---------o|| |---------------|---------------|--------------------|| Piano Solo 2. E E E E E E E E Q. E Q. E |-----------------||--------------| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||-7---7--------| |---------------7-||--------7---7-| |-----------------||--------------| Q. E +Q E E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E H |-----------------|---------------|---------------|------------| |-4----5-(5)--7---|-------------7-|-7----7-7----7-|-7----7-----| |---------------5-|-5----5-5------|---------------|--------7---| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|------------| D.S. al Coda & Q. E +Q E E Q. E Q. E Q. E +Q Q |-----------------|---------------|----------------|| |-4----5-(5)--7---|-------------7-|-7----7-(7)-----|| |---------------5-|-5----5-5------|----------------|| |-----------------|---------------|----------------|| Outro Q. E Q. E Q Q E E E E |---------------||-----------------| |-7----7-7------||-7--7--7---------| |-------------7-||---------5-5-7---| |---------------||-----------------| Q=90 Q=103 2/4 4/4 +Q. E Q. E W W H E E E E +H E E +Q |----------------|----------|------|--------------|-----------------| |----------------|----------|------|-7----7-------|-----------------| |-(7)---7-7----7-|-5--------|------|--------5-5-7-|-(7)----7-7-(7)--| |----------------|----------|------|--------------|-----------------| Q=70 W +W +H H |----------|------------|-------------*| |-7--------|-(7)--------|-(7)---------*| |----------|------------|-------------*| |----------|------------|-------------*| 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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