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Band: The Beatles

Song: "Free As a Bird"

Album: Anthology 1

Tabbed By: Thad Driscoll (

For: Kris's Drum Tab Page


HH = Hi-Hat

SD = Snare Drum

BD = Bass Drum

C = Crash Cymbal

T1 = Tom #1


The song begins like this and you go right into the beat



HH 44

SD 44

BD --


Or you could just do two eighth-note flams on a snare.

Either way it sounds good.


Here's the way Ringo plays the beat on Anthology 1:


HH 1n1n 2n2n 3n3n 4n4n

SD ---- 2nnn ---- 4nnn (repeat)

BD 1nnn ---- 3nnn ----


Or you could play it the way my school band plays it which

probably sounds better:


HH 1n1n 2n2n 3n3n 4n4n

SD ---- 2nnn ---- 4nnn (repeat)

BD 1nnn nn2n 3nnn nn4n


Here's a couple fills Ringo throws in before going into the

part which goes: "Whatever happened to the life that we once



SD = 1n1n nn22 3nn3 4nnn

C = ---- ---- ---- nn4n


SD = 1n11 2n2n 3n33 444n

C = 1nnn ---- 3nnn ----


Good luck and long live the Beatles.


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