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Success Story - The Who

From Who By Numbers, 1975

Written by John Entwistle, ©1975 Hot Red Music

 

So long, John. 1944-2002. Goodbye to one hell of a bassist.

 

Tabbed by Jeremy D. (FearOfScissors@aol.com)

 

 

I'm not so sure this was done on an eight-string, but rather, some odd

effect on the guitar. (Or maybe both a 4- and 8-string) This is the actual bassline I heard after quite a few listens. It also sounds like there's two basses during the bass solo; the normal, 'clear' one, and a fuzzy, distorted one. I only tabbed the clean one.

 

The "r" means to pluck rapidly. "/r" means slide down while rapidly plucking.

I think JE does this on a few songs, and to tab it would be murder.

 

Intro:

G-----------5--|-----------5--|-----------5--|--7\r--------|

D-----7---7----|-----7---7----|-----7---7----|-------------|

A---5---5------|---5---5------|---5---5------|-------------|

E--------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|

 

Verses

(This is an outline; listen for timing. There's more notes,

so play around with it.)

 

This part's played twice:

 

G--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

D--------------|-5-5-5-3p0h3-|--------------|--------------|

A--5--0--3---3-|-------------|--5--0--3---3-|--5--0--3---3-|

E--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

 

And this twice:

G--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

D-5-5--5-5-5---|-3-3-3-3--3--|--------------|--------------|

A--------------|-------------|--5---0---3---|-3-5--0--3--3-|

E--------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

 

Second time, end the verse on:

 

G-------|

D-------|

A---5---|

E-------|

 

Bass tacet during "Deserted rock'n'roll/To try and save his soul" part,

then repeat verses.

 

 

Middle ('just like Cinderella...'), twice:

 

G-------------|-------------|-----------|

D-------------|-------------|-----------|

A-------------|-------------|6--6---3r--|

E-3--3-3--3-3-|-3-3--3-3--3-|-----------|

 

On the shorter verses, it's

 

G-------------|------|

D-------------|------|

A-------6---6-|--3r--|

E--3---3------|------|

 

 

Solo - it sounds like there's two basses, so it gets a bit murky here.

It's not perfect, but it's something

G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1------|---------------|---------------|

E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3r-h5\r0------|

 

 

G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

A-0--00-0-0-0-|-01---1------|---------------|--3/r0---------|

E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|---------------|

(slow slide)

 

G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1------|---------------|---------------|

E-------------|--------1--1-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3r-h5\r0------|

 

 

G-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

D-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

A-0--00-0---0-|-01---1----1-|-3--3-3--3--3--|---3/5r--------|

E-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|

 

Repeat the verse part, hold during the "amended his decision/

to the new religion" part, and end on:

 

G-------|

D-------|

A---5---|

E-------|

 

...and there you have it.

 

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