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Just What I Needed Bass

(ver. 2) Click to play this song!
Cars
A classic by The Cars (also sung by bass player Benjamin Orr)


Tuning: EADG

Time signature: 4/4 (except where noted)

r = rest (listen for duration)
/ = slide (low to high)
\ = slide (high to low)
()= note inside parenthesis not plucked or hammered on
{}= note inside pointed parenthesis still ringing from previous measure
||= measure gets repeated (see number of times above measure, e.g. 4x)


*My tabs are meant to be read in conjunction with listening to the song.
In other words, there are no specific notations to account for note/rest duration. 
However, you will find that I've made an attempt to strategically space the notes 
and rests within their respective measures in order to represent the appropriate 
durations.



INTRO

   4x                                4x
G||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||
D||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||
A||------------------------7---r---||------------------------7---7---||
E||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||



VERSE 1

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------7\--|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4/--|


  2x                
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4/--||



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---4---|



SOLO (keyboard)

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7\------|2---2---2---2---2---2---2/------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4/------|11--11--11--11--11--11--11\-----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7\------|2---2---2---2---2---2---2/------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4/------|12--12--12--12--12--12--12\-----|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



VERSE 2

  3x                
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4/--||


(strum these chords gently with your thumb using a downstroke only)

|--------------------------------|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---4---|



CHORUS 1

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4-------2---2-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4-------r-------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4-------2---2-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4---4---4---4---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 6/4
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4/--|
|------------------------------------------------|



SOLO (guitar)

  4/4

  2x
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||7-----------2---------------4---|4-------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|------------4------------(4)/---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|7-----------2---------------4---|4-------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|------------5------------(5)/---||



VERSE 3

  3x                
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4/--||


(strum these chords gently with your thumb using a downstroke only)

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---|--------------------------------|
|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---4---|



CHORUS 1



CHORUS 2

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4-------2---2-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|------------------------4/--6---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4---------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4-------2---2-r-|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7---0---4---2---------------0---|0---------------4---4---4---4---|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


 6/4
|----------------6---6---------------------------|
|--------6---6-----------6---6---4---4---6---6---|
|4---4-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|



OUTRO 

  4/4

  3x
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||7-----------2---------------4---|4-------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|------------4------------(4)/---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|7-----------2---------------4---|4-------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|------------5------------(5)/---||



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-----------2---------------4---|4-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------4------------(4)/---|



|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|7-----------2---------------4---|{4}-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


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