Come Running

Come Running Bass Tab

COME RUNNING (Bassline)
As recorded by Van Morrison
(From the 1970 Album MOONDANCE)

Words and Music by Van Morrison
Transcribed by Slowwhand

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'John Klingberg - Bass'

  [Intro]
  Q=192
  4/4
   Gtr I
   H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q
G|-----------|------------|-----------|------------||
D|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|---------4--||
A|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7-----||
E|-----------|------------|-----------|------------||

    [1st - 3rd Verses]
    Segno $
     H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q
G||------------|------------|-----------|------------|
D||o-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|---------4--|
A||o------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7-----|
E||------------|------------|-----------|------------|

   H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q
G|-----------|------------|-----------|-------------||
D|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|-7-----------||
A|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|------4--5---||
E|-----------|------------|-----------|-------------||

  [Pre-Chorus]
   H    H      Q.   E Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q
G|-----------|--------------|-----------|-------------|
D|-----------|--------------|------7----|------5--6---|
A|-7---------|-7------7--6--|-5---------|-5-----------|
E|------7----|------7-------|-----------|-------------|

                                       1.
   H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q
G|-----------|------------|-----------|--------------||
D|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|---------4---o||
A|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7------o||
E|-----------|------------|-----------|--------------||

                [Chorus]
   2.,D.S.
   H    Q  Q     H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|------------||-----------|------------|-----------|
D|---------4--||-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|
A|-5----7-----||------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|
E|------------||-----------|------------|-----------|

   H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|---------4--|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|
A|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|
E|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

   H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|---------4--|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|
A|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|
E|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

                               To Coda
   H    Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|---------4--|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|
A|-5----7-----|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|
E|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

                [Bridge]
   H    Q  Q     Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  H    Q
G|------------||-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-7-------7--||-------------|----4--5--6--|-7--7----5---|
A|------7-----||-5-----5-----|-5-----------|-------------|
E|------------||-------------|-------------|-------------|

   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  H    Q
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-7--5-----5--|-------------|----4--5--6--|-7--7----5---|
A|-------7-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  H    Q
G|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|-7--5-----5--|-------------|----4--5--6--|-7--7----5---|
A|-------7-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----------|-------------|
E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

   Q  H    Q    H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|-7--7----5--|------4----|------4-----|------7----|
A|------------|-7---------|-7-------7--|-5---------|
E|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

   Q  Q  Q  Q    H    H      H    Q  Q    H    H
G|-------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
D|----4--5--6--|-7---------|---------4--|-7---------|
A|-5-----------|------7----|-5----7-----|------7----|
E|-------------|-----------|------------|-----------|

                                          [Chorus]
  D.S. al Coda   Coda &
   H    Q  Q     H    H      H    Q  Q      H    H
G|------------||-----------|------------||------------|
D|---------4--||-7---------|---------4--||o-7---------|
A|-5----7-----||------7----|-5----7-----||o------7----|
E|------------||-----------|------------||------------|

                 [Outro]
              Slower Q=128
   H    Q  Q      Q  Q  H      H    H      H    H
G|-------------||------------|-----------|-----------|
D|---------4--o||-7-----7----|-4---------|-----------|
A|-5----7-----o||------------|------7----|-5----4----|
E|-------------||------------|-----------|-----------|

   H    H      W          +W
G|-4---------|----------|--------*|
D|-----------|-7--------|-(7)----*|
A|------7----|----------|--------*|
E|-----------|----------|--------*|

[Lyrics]
By the side of the tracks where the train goes by
The wind and the rain will catch you, you will sigh
Deep in your heart
Then you'll come a-running to me
You'll come a-running to me

Well you watch the train go 'round the bend
Play in dust and dream that it will never end
Deep in your heart
You'll come a-running to me
You'll come a-running to me

Said, hey, come a-running to me
Oh, come a-running to me
Hey, yeah, come a-running to me
Said, hey, come a-running to me
Oh, come a-running to me
Hey, yeah, come a-running to me

With your hound dog by your side
And your arms stretched out open wide
I wanna keep you satisfied in the morning sun
By my side, come on, come on run
And you kick the sand up with your heels
You think to yourself how good it feels
Put away all your walking shoes
Then you come running to me
Now you come running to me

I said, hey, come a-running to me
Oh, come a-running to me
Hey, yeah, come a-running to me

You gotta rainbow if you run to me

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Duration Legend

W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; a - acciaccatura;
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted;
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration).

|  (n)  -  note tied to previous
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TitleCome Running
ArtistVan Morrison
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube ID8nfWGBeWDnI

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