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Elvis Costello - Pump It Up Bass

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Pump It Up Bass

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Elvis Costello
PUMP IT UP (Bassline)

As recorded by Elvis Costello
(From the 1978 Album THIS YEAR'S MODEL)

Words and Music by Elvis Costello

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bruce Thomas - Bass'


 Intro 1
  Q=142
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----1---2-1-----|-----------------|-----1---2-1-----|------------------|
|------------0-1-|-----------------|-------------0-1-|------------------|
|-2--------------|-2-2-0-2---0-2-0-|-2---------------|-2-2-0-2---0-2-0--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------||
|-----1---2-1-----|-----------------|----1---2-1-----|-----------------||
|-------------0-1-|-----------------|------------0-1-|-----------------||
|-2---------------|-2-2-0-2---0-2-0-|-2--------------|-2-2-4-4-5-5-6-6-||


 Intro 2
  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--||


   1st & 3rd Verses
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o-----6---7-6-----|-----------------|-----6---7-6-----|-----------6-7----|
||o-------------5-6-|-----------------|-------------5-6-|------------------|
||--7---------------|-7-7-5-7---5-7-5-|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7-------5--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------||
|-------------5-6-|-----------------|-------------5-6-|-------------5-6-||
|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---5-7-5-|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---7-----||


 Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------9---9-|---9-7---7---7-9-|-----------9---9-|-------------7-9-||
|---------6---6---|-6-----9---9-----|---------6---6---|-6-6-7-7-9-9-----||
|-7-7-7-----------|-----------------|-7-7-7-----------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Interlude
  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--||


 2nd Verse
  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   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------|
|-------------5-6-|-----------------|-------------5-6-|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---5-7-5-|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---5-7-5-|


                                      Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------9---9-|---9-7---7---7-9-|
|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------||---------6---6---|-6-----9---9-----|
|-------------5-6-|-------------5-6-||-7-7-7-----------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---7-----||-----------------|-----------------|


                                      Interlude
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|-----------9---9-|---9-7---7---7-8-||---------------|----------------|
|---------6---6---|-6-----9---9-----||---------------|----------------|
|-7-7-7-----------|-----------------||---------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------||-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|


  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q     W          +W
|---------------|-----------------|----------|--------|
|---------------|-----------------|----------|--------|
|---------------|-------------7\--|----------|--------|
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-7-----|-0--------|-(0)----|


  +W           +W           Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|------------|------------|---------------|----------------|
|------------|------------|---------------|----------------|
|------------|------------|---------------|----------------|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|


                                       Bridge
                                    2.
  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q         E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------||-||-----6---7-6-----|------------------|
|---------------|----------------o||-||-------------5-6-|------------------|
|---------------|----------------o||-||-7---------------|-7-7-5-7-----5-6--|
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5---||-||-----------------|-----------7------|


                                     4th Verse
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----6---7-6-----|----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------5-6-|----------------||-----6---7-6-----|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7--------||-------------5-6-|-----------------|
|-----------------|------------5-6-||-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---5-7-5-|


                                       Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||------------9---9-|---9-7---7---7-9-|
|-----6---7-6-----|-----------------||o---------6---6---|-6-----9---9-----|
|-------------5-6-|---------5---5-6-||o-7-7-7-----------|-----------------|
|-7---------------|-7-7-5-7---7-----||------------------|-----------------|


                                     Interlude
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q      Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|-----------9---9-|---9-7---7--9\--||---------------|----------------|
|---------6---6---|-6-----9--------||---------------|----------------|
|-7-7-7-----------|----------------||---------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------||-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|


  1.                                 2.
  Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E E E     Q  Q  E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|---------------|------------------||---------------|-------------------||
|---------------|-----------------o||---------------|-------------------||
|---------------|---------5-5-5-6-o||---------------|-------4-4-5-5-6-6-||
|-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7-----------||-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)-7-------------||


 Chorus
  E E Q  E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|----------9---9-|-----7---7---7-9-|----------9---9-|-------7---7-9--||
|--------6---6---|-8-9---9---9-----|--------6---6---|-6-7-9---9------||
|-7-7-7----------|-----------------|-7-7-7----------|----------------||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------||


   Outro
    Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E
||----------------|----------------|----------------|
||o---------------|----------------|----------------|
||o---------------|----------------|----------------|
||--7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--|-7--7--7-6-5-7--|


  +Q   Q  E E Q   3x Q  Q  E E E E   +Q   Q  E E Q
|-----------------||---------------|----------------*|
|----------------o||---------------|----------------*|
|----------------o||---------------|----------------*|
|-(7)--7--7-6-5---||-7--7--7-6-5-7-|-(7)--7--7-6-5--*|

            
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