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Zz Top, Thunderbird Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Thunderbird Bass tabs (ver.1)

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                THUNDERBIRD (Bassline)
As recorded by ZZ Top
(From the 1975 Album FANDANGO)



 Words and Music by Walter Jacobs

 

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Standard'


 Intro
  Fast Blues Rock Shuffle Q=202(8=s8)
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---3-|-(3)--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E Q.   Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   E E Q  Q  Q
|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3----------|
|-3------------|----------------|-----0--1--2--|
|---0----1--3--|----------------|--------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E   E E E E Q  E E
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------------5-|-5-5-5-5-5----0-|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3--5---|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|----------------|---------------|-------------||
|-3--3-3-3-------|---------------|-------------||
|----------0-1-3-|-(3)-----------|----0--1--2--||
|----------------|------0--1--2--|-3-----------||


 Chorus
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-----------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|----0--1--2--|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-5-----5-(5)-------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------------|---3-3-------3-3-3-|


  E E E E +Q   E E   E Q.   Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|------------------|--------------|-------------||
|-------3-(3)------|--------------|-------------||
|--------------0-1-|-3------------|----0--1--2--||
|-1-1-1------------|---0----1--2--|-3-----------||


 Verse
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
|----------------|-----------------|-------------1--|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-----------|
|-------------|----------------|----0--1--2--|
|-0--1--2--3--|----------------|-------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  E E
|-----------------|---------------|--------------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|---------------|--------------||
|-------------0-1-|-3-3-----------|-3------------||
|-----------------|-----0-0-1--2--|----0--1--2-3-||


 Chorus
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----0-0-1-1-2-2-|
|-----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-------------|


  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-(5)-------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---3-3-------3-3-3-|


  E E E E +Q   E E   E Q.   Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|------------------|--------------|-------------||
|-------3-(3)------|--------------|-------------||
|--------------0-1-|-3------------|----0--1--2--||
|-1-1-1------------|---0----1--2--|-3-----------||


 Guitar Solo
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E Q.   Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E
|---------------|----------------|----------------|
|---------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|---x------------|
|-3-------------|----------------|-----0--1-1-2-2-|
|---0----1--2-3-|----------------|----------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +Q   Q  Q  E E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------5-|-(5)--5--5--4-0-|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5---|----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|--------------|---------------|-------------|
|-3--3--3------|---------------|-------------|
|----------0-3-|-(3)-----------|----0--1--3--|
|--------------|------0--1--2--|-3-----------|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----3--3--3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-1------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-3-----------|----------------|----0--1--2--|
|----0--1--3--|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-----------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   +Q   E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------|---------------5-|-(5)----------3---|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5---|----------------3-|
|----------------|-----------------|------3-3-3-3-----|


  Q  Q  Q  E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|--------------|-------------|-------------|
|-3--3--3------|-------------|-------------|
|----------0-1-|-3-----------|----0--1--2--|
|--------------|----0--1--2--|-3-----------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|---------------|-------------|
|---------0-0-1-2-|-3--3-3-3-3-3--|-------------|
|-3-3-3-3---------|---------------|-0--0--1--2--|
|-----------------|---------------|-------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E Q.   Q  Q    Q  H.
|-----------------|--------------|----------||
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|--------------|----------||
|-------------0-1-|-3------------|----0-----||
|-----------------|---0----1--2--|-3--------||


 Verse
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E Q.   Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|
|-----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|---0----1--2--|
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|


  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-(5)-------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|-------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---3-3-------3-3-3-|


  E E E E +Q   E E   E Q.   Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|------------------|--------------|-------------||
|-------3-(3)------|--------------|-------------||
|--------------0-1-|-3------------|----0--1--2--||
|-1-1-1------------|---0----1--2--|-3-----------||


 Chorus
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|
|-----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-----------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|----0--1--2--|
|-----------------|----------------|-------------|


  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------------|-5-----5-(5)-------|
|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------------|---3-3-------3-3-3-|


  E E E E +Q   E E   E Q.   Q  Q    Q  E E +E  E E E
|------------------|--------------|------------------||
|-------3-(3)------|--------------|------------------||
|--------------0-1-|-3------------|------0-(0)-1-1---||
|-1-1-1------------|---0----1--2--|-3--3-----------3-||


 Outro
  q  q  q  q    E E E E +H       q  q  q  q
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-3--3--3--2--|-3-----4-(4)----|-3--3--3--2--|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|


  |-3-| |-3-|
  Q Q Q Q Q Q   q  q  q  q    E E Q  E E E E
|-------------|-------------|----------------|
|-------------|-3--3--3--0--|-3-0------------|
|---3-4-5-6-7-|-------------|--------0-0-1-1-|
|-------------|-------------|-----1----------|


  E E q  q  q    E Q.   Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|--------------|--------------|-------------|
|--------------|--------2--1--|-0--2--3--4--|
|-3-3-3--3--3--|-3-0----------|-------------|
|--------------|--------------|-------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|----3--2-----|----1--0-----|
|-------------|----------1--|-0-----------|
|-0--0--1--2--|-3-----------|----------4--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|


  q  q  q  q    E E E E +H       q  q  q  q
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|
|-3--3--3--2--|-3-----4-(4)----|-3--3--3--2--|
|-------------|----------------|-------------|


  |-3-| |-3-|
  Q Q Q Q Q Q   E E Q  Q  Q    E E Q  Q  Q
|-------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|-----3--3--0--|---x----------|
|---3-4-5-6-7-|-3-0----------|--------0--1--|
|-------------|--------------|-----1--------|


  q  q  q  q    E Q  E Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|--------------|-------------|
|-------------|------0-2--1--|-0--2--3--4--|
|-3--3--2--3--|-0-0----------|-------------|
|-------------|--------------|-------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    W          Q  Q  H
|-------------|----------|------------:
|-------------|----------|------------:
|-0--0--2-----|----------|-x-----3----:
|-------------|----------|------------:


  +E  E E E Q  Q    +W           Q   Q  H
|-----------------:------------:-------------*|
|-----------------:------------:-------------*|
|-(3)-0-3-0-3--3--:-(3)--------:-x\----------*|
|-----------------:------------:-------------*|






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
<n> - 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 - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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