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Aerosmith - S.O.S. (Too Bad)

(S. Tyler)

>From the album Get Your Wings, 1974

Bassist: Tom Hamilton

 

Tabbed by: Austin Lewis (Nitsua111@aol.com)

 

To play this correctly, you need to tune your bass down one half step

(Gb, Db, Ab, Eb).

 

 

Part 1

Intro:

Gb|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Db|-7-5----------|--------------|-7-5----------|--------------|

Ab|-----7---3-4--|-5------------|-----7---5-3--|--------------|

Eb|-------5------|--------------|-------5------|-5------------|

 

Gb|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Db|-7-5----------|--------------|-7-5----------|--------------|

Ab|-----7---3-4--|-5------------|-----7---5-3--|--------------|

Eb|-------5------|--------------|-------5------|-5-3----------|

 

Gb|--------------| You should be holding the note on the 3rd fret

Db|--------------| from the previous measure, and then all you do here

Ab|--------------| is a quick hammer on to the 4th fret, holding that

Eb|-h4-----------| until you play what's below.

 

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|

Db|-----------------|-----------------|

Ab|-----------------|-----------------|

Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

Gb|-----------------|-----------------|

Db|-----------------|-----------------|

Ab|-----------------|-----------------|

Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

 

Part 2

Verse:

Gb|-----------------------------------|

Db|-----------------------------------|

Ab|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-----|

Eb|-------------------------------3-1-|

"Stagecoach lady..."

"Salt Lake City..."

"Loose old lady..."

 

Gb|-----------------|-----------------| This rhythm is really weird

Db|-----------------|-----------------| so I just play eighth notes

Ab|-----------------|-----------------| all the way through.

Eb|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

 

Gb|-----------------------------------|

Db|-----------------------------------|

Ab|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-----|

Eb|-------------------------------3-1-|

"Well, she would if she could..."

"Well, my daddy was hard..."

"Well, she should've thought twice..."

 

Gb|-----------------|-----------------| Here's the weird rhythm again.

Db|-----------------|-----------------|

Ab|-----------------|-----------------|

Eb|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

 

 

Part 3

Chorus:

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Ab|-------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------|

"Cuz I'm a bad..."

 

Gb|-9-----7----------------------| This is easier to play than it

Db|-------------9-----7----------| looks. Bar the 7th fret with your

Ab|---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-10-7-| first finger.

Eb|------------------------------|

"Lonely schoolboy..."

 

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Ab|-------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------|

"And I'm a rat..."

 

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-------------------------------|

Ab|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Eb|-------------------------------|

 

 

Part 4

Solo:

Gb|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

Db|-7-5----------|--------------|-7-5----------|--------------|

Ab|-----7---3-4--|-5------------|-----7---5-3--|--------------|

Eb|-------5------|--------------|-------5------|-5-3----------|

 

Gb|---------------------|-------|------------------------|

Db|-----3-----3-----3---|-------|-----7-----7-----7------|

Ab|---------------------|-------|------------------------|

Eb|-1-1---1-1---1-1---1-|-1-3-4-|-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5--|

 

Gb|-------|---------------------|-------|

Db|-------|-----3-----3-----3---|-------|

Ab|-------|---------------------|-0-----|

Eb|-4-3-1-|-1-1---1-1---1-1---1-|---8-9-|

 

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Ab|-------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------|

 

Gb|-9-----7----------------------|

Db|-------------9-----7----------|

Ab|---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7-10-7-|

Eb|------------------------------|

 

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Ab|-------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------|

 

Gb|-------------------------------|

Db|-------------------------------|

Ab|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Eb|-------------------------------|

 

 

Part 5

Outro:

Gb|-------------------------------| Play this 8 times.

Db|-------------------------------|

Ab|-12-0-0-10-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-3-0-|

Eb|-------------------------------|

"It's too bad..."

 

 

Song Order:

Intro Part 1

Verse Part 2

Chorus Part 3

Verse Part 2

Chorus Part 3

Solo Part 4

Verse Part 2

Chorus Part 3

Outro Part 5

 

 

Email questions or comments to:

 

Nitsua111@aol.com

 

 

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