OCTOPUS'S GARDEN (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album ABBEY ROAD) Words and Music by Ringo Starr Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=96 4/4 Gtr I H E E E E H S S E E E q q q q |--------------|----------------|-------------| |--------------|----------------|-------------| |----------7---|--------7---4-6-|-7-----4-----| |--------7-----|----------7-----|----7-----4--| 1st - 3rd Verses $ q q E E E E q q q q q q q q q q q E E |---------------||--------------|-------------|---------------| |---------------||o-------------|-------------|---------------| |----7----4-6---||o-7-----7--6--|-4-----4--2--|----7-----7----| |-5-----7-----7-||-----7--------|----4--------|-5-----5----5--| |---6---| E E E E E E E S S S S q q q q q q q q q q Q E E |-----------------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-----------------------|-------------|-------------|--------------| |-------------6-------6-|-7-----7--6--|-4-----4--2--|----7-----7---| |-7-7-7-7-7-9---7-7h9---|----7--------|----4--------|-5-----5----5-| Pre-Chorus E E E E E E S S E W +H Q Q W |-------------------||----------|--------------|------| |-------------------||----------|--------------|------| |-----------6-----6-||----------|--------------|------| |-7-7-7-7-9---7-9---||-9--------|-(9)----9--7--|-5----| Chorus To Coda E E E E +E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q E E |--------------------||----9--------|----6--------|----------------| |--------------------||-------------|-------------|----7-----------| |--------------------||-7-----7--6--|-4-----4--2--|-------------6--| |-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-9-11-||-------------|-------------|-5----5-7--9----| 1. 2. Q Q Q S S E Q Q E S S S S S S |----9--9--9--------||-------/9-9-9-9-7-6---|| |------------11-11-o||--------------------9-|| |-7----------------o||-7--------------------|| |-------------------||----7-----------------|| Guitar Solo E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E E E |---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-7-7----7-7----|-4-4----4-4----|-----------------| |-----7------7--|-----4------4--|-5-5----5-5---5--| |---------------|---------------|-----5------5----| E E Q S S S S Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E S S S S |-------------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------| |------------6------|-7-7----7-7----|-4-4----4-4----|---------------------| |-7-7----7-9-----7--|-----7------7--|-----4------4--|-5-5----7-7---5-4----| |-----7-------------|---------------|---------------|-----5------7-----7--| D.S. al Coda & E E E E E E E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q E E Q E E |------------------||--------------|-------------|---------------| |------------------||--------------|-------------|---------------| |---------------6--||----7-------6-|-7-----------|------7----6-9-| |-5-5-5-5-7-7-9----||-5-----7--9---|----7--9--7--|-5--9---7------| Outro E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q +H +E Q E |-----------------|-------------||--------------|------------------*| |-----------------|-------------||--------------|------------------*| |-----------------|----4-----6--||-7-------6-7--|-(7)----(7)-------*| |-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-|-5-----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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