IT'S ONLY LOVE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album HELP!) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=117 4/4 Gtr I Wx2 W |------------|------| |------------|------| |------------|-3----| |------------|------| 1st & 2nd Verses H. Q Q. E Q. E Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |------------||----------------|--------------|--------------| |------------||o---------------|--------------|--------------| |-0-------0--||o-3----3-2----2-|-1----1-------|--------5--5--| |------------||----------------|--------1--1--|-3----3-------| Q. E Q Q Q. E Q. E Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------| |--------------|---------------|--------------|--------------| |--------5--5--|-3----3-2----2-|-1----1-------|--------5--5--| |-3----3-------|---------------|--------1--1--|-3----3-------| Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E E E +E E |--------------|--------------|--------------|------------------| |--------------|--------------|--------------|------------------| |--------5--5--|--------3--3--|--------5--5--|-3----3---3-(3)-2-| |-3----3-------|-1----1-------|-3----3-------|--------3---------| Chorus Q. E E E +E E Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q Q E E Q E E |------------------||-------------|--------------|---------------| |------------------||-------------|--------------|---------------| |------------------||-1--1--1--1--|-----------0--|-3--3---3--3-2-| |-5----5-0-5-(5)-5-||-------------|-3--3--3-3----|------3--------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-0--0-----0--|-1--1--1--1--|-------------|-------------| |-------0-----|-------------|-3--3--3--3--|-1--1--1--1--| 1. 2. Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |----------------||---------------|| |---------------o||---------------|| |-----------0-2-o||-----------0-3-|| |-3--3--3-3------||-3--3--3-3-----|| Outro Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E +Q Q |--------------|--------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|----------------| |--------------|-----------5--|-3----3-(3)-----| |-1----1-1--1--|-3----3-3-----|-------------3--| Q. E +Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q Q. E Q Q |----------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |----------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| |-0----0-(0)--2--|-3------3--2--|-0------0--0--|-3------3--2--| |----------------|------3-------|------3-------|------3-------| Q. E Q Q W +W |--------------|----------|--------*| |--------------|----------|--------*| |-0------0--0--|-3--------|-(3)----*| |------3-------|----------|--------*| 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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