LADY MADONNA (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 2) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=115 4/4 Gtr I Wx4 |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| $$ E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E ||-----------------2-|-----------------2-| ||---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-3s4---| ||-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4-----------| ||-------------------|-------------------| To Dbl. Coda E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|| |---------0-0-2-2-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-7-7\--|| |-0-0-3-4---------|-------------------|| |-----------------|-------------------|| E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------2-|-----------------2-|-----------------|-----------------|| |---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-2-2-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-7-7-|| |-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4---------|-----------------|| |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|| 1st & 2nd Verses 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-------------5-5-|-3-3-2-2---------|-----2-2-3-3-7-7-| |-------------5-5-|-----------------|---------5-5-3-3-|-5-5-------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E H H H H |-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----------|| |-----------------|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----------|-2---------|| |-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-------------5-5-|-3----2----|-----------|| |-------------5-5-|-----------------|-----------|------0----|| Chorus $ E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E ||------------------2-|-----------------2-| ||o---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-3s4---| ||o-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4-----------| ||--------------------|-------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|| |---------0-0-2-2-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-7-7\--|| |-0-0-3-4---------|-------------------|| |-----------------|-------------------|| 1. To Coda E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------2-|-----------------2-|-----------------|-----------------|| |---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-3s4---|---------0-0-2-2-|-3-3-5-5-7-7-7-7-|| |-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4-----------|-0-0-3-4---------|-----------------|| |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|| Interlude 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------| |-----------------|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----------------|---------------------| |-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-------------5-5-|-3-3-2-2-0-0-----|---2-3-5-(5)-7-(7)-3-| |-------------5-5-|-----------------|-------------3-3-|-5-------------------| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E H H H Q Q |-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-------------|| |-----------------|-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-----------|-2----2--2--o|| |-5-5-3-3-2-2-----|-------------5-5-|-3----2----|------------o|| |-------------5-5-|-----------------|-----------|-------------|| 2. D.S. al CodD.S.S. al Dbl. Coda && 2/4 4/4 E E E E E E E E H E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E |------------------||--------------||---------|-------------------| |-3-3-5-5-7-7-7-7\-||-2----2-2--2--||-3-3-5-5-|-------------------| |------------------||--------------||---------|-12-0-0-0-2-2-2-2--| |------------------||--------------||---------|-------------------| Q E E +H W E E E E +H |---------------|----------|----------------*| |---------------|----------|----------------*| |-3--2-0-(0)----|----------|-3-3-2-0-(0)----*| |---------------|----------|----------------*| 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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