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Talking Heads, Girlfriend Is Better Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Girlfriend Is Better Bass tabs (ver.1)

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                Intro bass riff.

Repeats several times before changing slightly.
All notes are played staccato apart from the first note of D in the first 3 bars, and 
the last not of D in the first 2 bars.

G-------5--7------7-|-----5--7-------7--|------5--7----|----------------7--|
D-------------------|-------------------|--------------|--7---5------------|
A--5----------------|-5-----------------|-5------------|---------8--7------|
E-------------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------------|


Wobble wobble time on the bass.
Verse modulation.

This is going to use fairly quick alternate picking in parts before moving into a kind 
of galloping rhythm at the end. It's easy to pick out on the record though.

G-------55--77------7-|-----55--77--------7-|------55--77----|----------------|
D---------------------|---------------------|----------------|--7-77--5-55----|
A--5------------------|-5-------------------|-5--------------|----------------|
E---------------------|---------------------|----------------|----------------|

G----------------------|
D----------------------|
A--8-88---7--77--------|
E----------------------|



Chorus bass line.

G-----5---5------7-|-----5---------7-|----5---5-------|--------------------|
D-----------7------|---------7-5-----|----------7-----|---------55--77-----|
A-5----------------|-5---------------|-5--------------|-556677-------------|
E------------------|-----------------|----------------|--------------------|



Repeat all sections accordingly.

At the end of the second Chorus the last bar changes from what is written above to the below bar…
G----------------------|
D--7---5-----55---77---|
A----------------------|
E----------------------|



Worked this out by ear. Should be pretty much on the money. Let me know your thoughts.
            

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