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Bob Dylan, Knocking On Heavens Door Bass tabs (ver.2)

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Knocking On Heavens Door Bass tabs (ver.2)

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Bass Tab of Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
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Some General Facts:
Bob Dylan wrote this for the film Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, 1973.
Many people covered it (yet), as I know:

Guns'n'Roses, Bon Jovi, U2, Avril Lavinge, certainly a few more.
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Guitar Chords:

G, D, Am7
G, D, C      (repeat over the whole song)


Standard Tuning

4/8 or 2/4

Slow song, about 70.000


 /  slide up
 \  slide down
 h  hammer on
 p  pull off
 ~  vibrato



Intro

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5------------5-|-3--------------|---------3----5---|
E |-3------------3-|----------------|----------------|------------------|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|---------------5--|
E |-3--------------|----------------|-5------------5-|------------------|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3--------------|------------------|
E |-3--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|




      Mama, take   this badge of from me
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|------------------|
E |-3--------------|----------------|-5--------------|------------------|


      I can't        use it       anymore.
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3--------------|------------------|
E |-3--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|


      It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|-------10h12------|
E |-3--------------|----------------|-5--------------|-------------12\--|

      I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------5-|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3--------------|-----------3--35--|
E |-3--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|






Chorus

Lyric (repeat 4 times): Knock, knock Knockin' on heaven's door.

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5------------5-|----------------|----------------|--5h7------5------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|------7--5--------|
E |----------------|----------------|-5-----------5--|------------------|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5--------------|----------------|----------------|---------------5--|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3------------3-|-----3----3-3h5---|
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|---2--------------| 

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5------------5-|----------------|----------------|--7-5-------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|-------7-5--------|
E |----------------|----------------|-5------------5-|--------------7/--|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|--10p12--12-10----|
E |-3------------3-|----------------|-3--------------|--------------12\-|





      Mama, put       my guns in the ground
G |----------------|-5h7------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|-------------5-5--|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------5---|
E |-3--------------|----------------|-5--------------|-----5------------|

      I can't        shoot them   anymore.
G |----------------|-5h7------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|----------------|-3--------------|------------------|
E |-3--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

      That long       black cloud is comin' down
G |----------------|-5h7------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------5h7-|
E |-3--------------|----------------|-5--------------|------------------|

     I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door.
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------3-|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3--------------|---------3---3h5--|
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

 

Chorus

Lyric (repeat 4 times): Knock, knock Knockin' on heaven's door.


G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5-----5----5---|----------10h12-|---10-------------|
E |----------------|----------------|-5--------------|--------12----10--|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |--------------5-|----------------|----------------|----------------3-|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-3------------3-|-2-3----------5---|
E |-3--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------| 

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5------------5-|----------------|----------------|--7-5-------------|
A |----------------|-5------------5-|----------------|------5-----------|
E |----------------|----------------|-5---5---5---5--|------------7\----|


G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------3-|
A |----------------|-5------------5-|-3--------------|-3--3---------5---|
E |-3------------3-|----------------|--------------2-|------------------|


 Outro (Fade out)

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5--------------|----------------|----------------|--------7~--------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|----------------|------------------|
E |----------------|----------------|-5--------------|------------------|

G |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D |-5--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A |----------------|-5--------------|-(3)-Fade Out---|------------------|
E |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|


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This is 100% correct, it took me ages to listen out the small details!
Also he plays it kinda b**chy (but really not bad)
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