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Space Cowboy Bass

(ver. 2) Click to play this song!
Jamiroquai
This is the tab that works really good for me

Info:
  - This is one of the best bass lines by Jamiroquai. This may not 
be obvious on the first
    or second listen, but if you really concentrate on the bass you 
realize it is a true
    masterpiece. This here is a long-requested 'Play as you see' 
tab for Space Cowboy, the
    album version. You will NOT find any "I leave the fills to you" 
or "Improvise yourself
    from here on". I precisely tabbed all the notes and all the fast 
runs towards the end.
    Of course, you can still improvise, but if you wanted to have 
it exactly as it was played,
    then I hope you will enjoy this.
 
  - As I always say for these longer tabs: They do have a lot of text 
that might seem complicated
    and useless. But I strongly advise you to read it. When you're 
done, you can just delete the 
    whole text and make the tab much shorter and eye-friendlier! 
It took me many hours to write 
    this tab and I don't want you to give it a quick look and say "Ah 
I already see a mistake", 
    "WTF is that" and so on. Because there are some moments where 
you could do exactly that, I tried 
    to explain what to pay attention to in these very lines. So let 
us get to the tab.

  - I need feedback on this one, so if anyone tries to play this, 
let me know what you think!
    
Playing Guide: 
  - Timing: Problem - There are so many notes played fast in some 
bars that sometimes I could not 
    graphically represent the timing as well as I wanted. Solution 
- I added some help for counting 
    (*1  2  3  4*). The notes written below each time unit are played 
exactly that moment and this
    should help you find yourself in rhythm again. Please delete 
the help when you don't need it
    anymore or if the tab looks too messy because of it!
  - Fast runs: They are actually very accurate, so if you're having 
problems with them, try to play 
    them very slow and listen to the specific parts of the record 
a few times you will get used to 
    it eventually.
    
  - Bridge: After a short pause, just before returning to Verse, 
play a slide on E string: E-|-11\-|
  - Chorus: You can omit the 4-5 in the 4-5-6 sequence often played 
in 2ND chorus. I think they're
    played, but it could also be some dead notes. You can definitely 
hear something that is not synth!
  - Fade-out: It is correct to the end, play it real loud to hear 
everything.


 VERSE
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------6-----|---------------------|---------------------|-----------3---------|
|-----------------6---|---------------------|---------------------|----------------6----|
|-4---------4---------|-3---------3---------|-2------2--2---------|---------6-----------|
|---------------------|---------------3-3---|-------2-2-------2---|-4-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------4-----|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------8-6---------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|--------6-6-----6----|---------------------|---------------------|------4----------6---|
|-4-------------------|-3---------3---3-3---|-2-------2-2---------|------------------6--|
|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------2---|-2---------4-4-----4-|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------4-----|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1     into chorus...*
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|-----------6---6-----|---------6-8----6----|
|-4------2--4---4-4---|-2------2--2----4----|---------6-------6---|--------8-8--------8-|
|-------4-4-----------|-------2-2-----------|-4-------------------|-4-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 CHORUS
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|--------6--8---6-----|---------------------|---------6-8----6----|
|-6------7--8---------|-----------------8---|-6------7--8---------|--------8-8--------8-|
|------------------4--|-6-------------------|-------------8-----4-|-6-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------6-----|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2 into break...*
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------6-8----6----|---------------------|
|-6-----6-7-8---------|--------8-8--------8-|-6-----6-7-8----6\---|
|------------------8-7|-6-------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 BRIDGE
<-------          play 3 times       -------> 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------------4--4--4-|-------------4--3----|---------456---------|
|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|-6--456--5-6-------45|6---678--------------|
|---------------------|-----------4---------|---------------------|-------------4-------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 VERSE
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 
|---------------6-----|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------6---|---------------------|---------------------|-----------6---6-----|
|-4---------4---------|-3---------3---------|-2---------2---------|------6----------6---|
|---------------------|---------------3-3---|---------2-------2---|-4-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------4-----|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|--------------/8-6---|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---4----4----6-6-----|
|-4-------4-4---------|-3-------3-3-----3---|-2---------2---2-----|-----------------6---|
|---------------------|---------------3-----|---------2-------2---|-2----2----4---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1     into chorus...*
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------6-----|-----------8----6----|
|-4------2--6---4-----|-2-------2-2---------|-----------------6---|--------8----------8-|
|-------4-4---------4-|----------------2----|-4---------4---------|-4-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 CHORUS
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|----------8---6------|
|-6-----6-7-8---------|---------------------|---------------------|----------------8----|
|------------------4-5|6--------4--6----6---|---------------------|-6-------------------|
|---------------------|--------6--6---6---6-|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------6--8-6--|
|-6-----6-7-8---------|---------------3-4---|---------------------|-----55667788--8---8-|
|------------------4-5|-6-------4--6------6-|-------------------4-|-6--6----------------|
|---------------------|--------6--6---------|-4----4----6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------6-8-6-------|
|-6------7--8---------|-----------4---------|---------------------|----4--8--8---8-7-6--|
|------------------4-5|-6-6-6-6--6---6--4---|------------------4-5|-6-----------------9-|
|---------------------|-------------------6-|-4------5--6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------6-8----6----|---------------------|------------------6--|
|---------------------|--------8-8--------8-|-6-----6-7-8---------|-------------6--8----|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|---------------8-----|--6-6-8-8--9---------|
|-4------5--6---------|---------------------|------------------6--|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------6-8--6------|-----8---------------|------10-9--8--------|
|---------------------|--------8-8-----8-7--|-6----6----8----8----|----8----------8-----|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|---------------8-----|-6--------------6----|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------6-|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2 into break...*
|---------------------|-------------33-5--6-|---------------------|
|---------------------|----------33---------|---------------------|
|---------------------|----33-4-------------|---------------------|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|---------------------|
|-4------5--6---------|---------------------|-4------5--6---------|

 BRIDGE
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------6-8----6-|
|---------------------|-------------4--4--4-|---------------------|---------/8--8--/8---|
|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|
|---------------------|-----------4---------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------------4--4--4-|---------------------|---------------------|
|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|
|---------------------|-----------4---------|---------------------|----------1//13\\1---|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------------6-|
|---------------------|-------------4--4--4-|---------------------|----------6--7--8----|
|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--6-9--6--6--6-----|
|---------------------|-----------4---------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1     into chorus...*
|-8--6----------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----8-6-------------|-------------4--4--4-|---------------------|---------------------|
|--------9--6-4-------|-6--456--------------|-6--456--5-6-9--8--7-|-6--456--------------|
|--------------6-4----|-----------4---------|---------------------|----------1//13\\1---|
|-----------------7---|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 CHORUS
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|------6-7-8--6-------|---------------------|---------------------|
|------6---------8----|-----8--------8--7---|-6---6-7-8------8----|---------------------|
|-----6---------8-----|-6-------------------|---------------8--8-7|-6--------6-8--9-8-6-|
|-4---------6---------|---------------------|---------------------|------6-9------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------4---------|---------------------|---------------------|
|------------------4-5|-6----4--6----6------|---------------------|-6--6--6--6----4-6---|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|----6------------6---|-4-----4-5-6---------|-----4--4--6-6-------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------6-7-8--8-6----|---------------------|---------7-8---------|
|------6----8---------|------8-----------8--|---------------------|----6778-----8776----|
|----6---------8------|-6-------------------|------------------4-5|-6---------------6---|
|-4--------------6----|---------------------|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------6-----6-8-|------------------6-7|-8--8----------------|
|---------------------|---------68----8-----|-6-----6-7-8---------|-----8--------8---8--|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|---------------------|--------9--8---7---6-|
|-4------5--6---------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------6-----6-8-|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------68----8-----|-6-----6-7-8---------|-----------4---------|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|------------------4-5|-6--64-5-6----6-4----|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------6--|
****   2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|----------6--86------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|--------68-8---8-6---|---------------------|------------------4-5|
|------------------4-5|-6----------------9--|------------------4-5|-6-----------4--6----|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|-4-----4-5-6---------|--4--5--6--6---------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|--------5------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----8-----8---------|---------------------|--------6---86-------|
|-6---6--6--8---8--8--|----8---------8------|---------------------|----6-8----8--86-----|
|-------6------8------|-6-------------6-----|------------------4-5|-6--------------9----|
|---------------------|------------------6--|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|-------------------3-|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|----3-6--3-6--3-6----|---------------------|--------6-86---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|-6----6--------------|------8--8--86---6---|
|---------------------|-6-------------------|-----6--6--4-----4--5|-6------------9-6-96-|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|--------------6------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|--------33-----------|---------------------|--------5------------|
|---------------------|----3-6-----3--------|---------------------|------------8--------|
|---------------------|------------------3--|-6-----6-7-8-------8-|-----8----------8----|
|------------------4-5|-6--------------6----|----------------8---8|-6-----------------6-|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------6-6-6-6-6p8
|---------------------|-----------6-86------|---------------------|---------8-----------|
|-6-----6-7-8---------|---------68-8--8-----|----------------8----|-------8-------------|
|-------------8----4--|-6--------------69---|--------------8------|---------------------|
|---------------6-----|---------------------|-4--5-6----6---------|-6-------------------|
* into break...  4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------6---------|
|---------------------|------67--8-86--8----|---------------------|-------68-----8--68--|
|---------------------|----8----------------|----6-6----8-88--88--|----8----------------|
|---------------------|-6-------------------|---------------------|-6-------------------|
|----------------6----|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|-----------6---------|---------------------|-----------6---------|
|---------------------|--------8-----8--68--|---------------------|-------68-----8--68--|
|-6------6--8-----68--|---------------------|-6------6--8-----68--|----8----------------|
|----6--9------8------|-6--6889-------------|----6--9------8------|-6-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 BREAK
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|-----------6---------|---------------------|-----------6---------|
|---------------------|-------68-----8--68--|---------------------|-------68-----8--68--|
|-6------6--8-----68--|----8----------------|-6------6--8-----68--|----88---------------|
|----6--9------8------|-6-------------------|----6--9------8------|-6-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|-----------9-86--86--|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|-------68----------8-|---------------------|-8-------------------|
|-6------6--8-----68--|----8----------------|-6------6--8---------|---------------------|
|----6--9------8------|-6-------------------|----6--9-------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
<-------          play 3 times       -------> 1    2    3    4    * 1    2  and back... *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------6--86---|
|-6---6-6---8---8-8---|---------------------|-6---6-6---8---8-8---|---------6-8------8--|
|---------------------|-6-------------------|---------------------|-6---8-9-------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

 CHORUS
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|----6--86------------|-----------------5--6/10
|---------------------|---------6-8--6------|---8-8---8--------6-7|--------------8------|
|-6-----6-7-8---------|--------8-8-----8-7--|-6---------8---------|-----------8---------|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|---------------------|-6--68--9------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|--------6----6----6--|---------------------|-------10-9-8--------|
|---------------------|-----/8----8----8----|-6--6--6-7-8---------|----8----------------|
|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|--------------8---8--|-6------------88--6-6|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|----------------6----|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------3--|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------3-3--4-4--6----|
|---------------------|-6-6-----------4-4p6-|------------------4-5|-6-6-----------------|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|----4--5--6--6-------|-4-----4-5-6-66------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-------------5--6-7--|
|---------------------|-------6----86-------|---------------------|-----------8---------|
|---------------------|-----8-----8--86-----|---------------------|--------8------------|
|------------------4-5|-6--------------9----|---------------------|-6-8--9--------------|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|-4-----4-5-6---------|9--------------------|
****   2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|-8-------------------|----------------5--10|---------------------|---------------------|
|----8----------------|-------------88------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----6---678---------|----------88---------|-6-----6-7-8---------|---------------------|
|------------------8-7|-6--688-9------------|---------------------|-6--65-4-3-2-1--0----|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|-----------------2---|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|------------------8--|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---8----10---10------|---------------------|------6--88-----6----|
|---------------------|----------------6----|---------------------|----8---8----8-----8-|
|------------------4-5|-6----8----9---------|------------------4-5|-6-------------------|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * and fading out...   * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|------------------5--|-6---8-----p5--------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------8-----|-----------------10p9|p8-------------8-8---|
|---------------------|------------8--------|---------------------|--------8-8----------|
|------------------4-5|-6---8---9-----------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-4-----4-5-6---------|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
* 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    * 1    2    3    4    *
|---------------------|---------------------|-5-6-10----13-p14p15-|
|---------------------|-------------------8-|---------------------|
|-6---------8---------|-----------------8---|---------------------|
|---------------------|-----------6-8-9-----|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


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