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Bon Jovi, Always Bass tabs (ver.2)

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Always Bass tabs (ver.2)

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			     Always - Bon Jovi
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Tuning: Standard

This song took me a while to learn and I don't take much credit since I learned it from 
guitar pro tab on this site but this should be easier to follow with some tweaks of my 
added in.

This song is in the key of E major.

The exact number of notes may not be right but you'll get it by listening to the song.

Intro
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Wait for the big drum intro and then:

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------1-2-----1-2-7~---=--------------|
A|-------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-4-4-----2-2-------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4---------------------------------------------------------|

Chords: E | A | B | C#m | A

After this the bass doesn't come back in until after the first round of the chorus, the 
chorus is shown below:

Chorus
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Don't play this first time:

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------2---2-2----------0-2-4---4-3-2-----------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0-2---2-----4-2--2-2-------4-----------------------------------------|

Chords: E | B | F# | C# | B

Chorus Fill Between Rounds
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G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----2----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--4---4-2------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------(0)--------------------------------------------------------------|

It is important to note that the E shown above in brackets is the first E of the next 
of the chorus.

Almost identical to the first part:
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------2---2-2--0--0-0--0-2-4---2---------------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0-2---2--------------------4-----------------------------------------|

Chords: E | B | A | C# | B

Play the fill again.

So basically you have substituted the F# for an A. You only play the F# the first round 
each chorus and then it is A afterwards.

Last Part of Chorus
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G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------0--0-0-2--0--2--4~--0~--------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0--2--2-2--2-4-------------------------------------------------------|

Chords: E | F# | A | B | C# | A

Verse
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G|--4-/-6~--9-8-----------------------(4-/-6~)-------------------------------|
D|--------------9~---9-7~--9-7-6~--6-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------7---------------------------------------------------------| x 2
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords: C#m | B | A | G#m
Play this twice, the part in brackets shows the start of the next round.

At the end of the second round play the F# on the G, (4th fret)and play this:

G|--(4)----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------4---------------------7~--9~-----------|
A|------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This part is interesting because when I orginally learned the song, I was playing the 
notes to the guitar chords when infact the bass doesn't play these at all and it actually 
up the neck instead of climbing down.

I forget the actual chords that are played here but this is the correct bass part that 
with the guitar.

Chorus
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Play first two parts of chorus then:

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

Chords: D | G | A

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------7h9p7~------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5~----------------------------------------|

Chords: B | A | G | A

Solo
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Same as chorus without the middle part.
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------2--------------------------|
A|--------------2---2-2----------0-2-4----4-3-2---4---4-2----------------------|
E|-12\-0--0-0-2---2-----4-2--2-2-------4---------------------------------------|


G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------0--0-0-2--0~--2~-x------------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0--2--2-2--2-4-------------------------------------------------------|

Break
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".. we can pack up our old dreams..."
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-17\-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-x--5-x--7-7\-------------------------------------|

Chorus
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Play again

Outro
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Mix it up with the following:

G|----4-4-4-2-1-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------2---------------1-2-----1-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------|
A|----------------2-2-1-2-3-4-4-----2-2-------------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------------------6--6-7-9-7-6----------|
D|--------------------------1-2-----1-2-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------7--------|
A|----------2---2-1-2-3-4-4-----2-2-----------------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0-2---2-------------------------------------------------------------|

The A at the end of the above is played quite fast and the notes are an appregio of A.

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------1-2-----1-2-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19----------|
A|----------2---2-1-2-3-4-4-----2-2-----------------------------------------|
E|-0--0-0-2---2-------------------------------------------------------------|

The 19 is just A an octave (12 frets) up so you can fool around with notes high up 
the neck as well.

End on E.

So open E or 12th fret will do.

Any questions feel free, I hope this was useful for you.

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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