Frank

Frank

The w's - Frank
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Off the album 'Fourth from the Last'

Tabbed by the bass playing sheep

All the bass tabs for The W's are long 'cause Todd has all these minor variations..
...cool, but annoying to tab!

Have fun

fingerpick...

* - staccato

intro: x5
------
                 x3
G|-------2--------|------2--3-2---|
D|----2h3---3-2-0-|---2h3-------3-|
A|-2--------------|-2-------------|
E|----------------|---------------|

pre-verse:
----------
                                                x2
G|--------------------------------------2--------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-4--3--2-|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------2------4-|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-4--3----|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------2--------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-4--3--2-|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------2------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----320-|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

verse: (notes in brackets are alternate ways of playing)
------

G|------------------------------------------2--3-|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3------|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------(0)(1)|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
                                            *  *

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3-0----|
A|-2-----------------------2-------------------4-|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
                                            *  *

G|------------------------------------------2--3-|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3------|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
                                            *  *

G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

pre-chorus:
-----------

G|----4--2--0-------------------------------------|
D|-2-----------4--2--0----------------------------|
A|----------------------2--0----------------------|
E|----------------------------4--3--2--0--2--3--4-|

chorus:
-------

G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-2---2---2---222---|
A|---------------------------------0-|
E|-----------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-2---2---2---222---|
A|---------------------------------0-|
E|-----------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

pre-verse 2:
------------

G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--454--3--2-|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

                                                 x2
G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

verse ("...Ford was wired for nitro...")

pre-chorus

chorus

bridge/solo:
------------
             x3
G|------------|------------|
D|----0-------|----0--2----|
A|-2-----2--0-|-2--------0-|
E|------------|------------|

             x3
G|------------|------------|
D|----0-------|----4--2--0-|
A|-2-----2--0-|-2----------|
E|------------|------------|

             x3
G|------------|------------|
D|----0-------|----0--2----|
A|-2-----2--0-|-2--------0-|
E|------------|------------|

             x2
G|------------|------------------------|
D|----0-------|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-|
A|-2-----2--0-|-2----------------------|
E|------------|------------------------|

verse ("...Frank started the beast, smoke spewed from the trunk...")

pre-chorus

interlude:
----------

G|-----------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-2---2---2---222---|
A|---------------------------------0-|
E|-----------------------------------|

G|----------------------------------------2-------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-----4--3-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3--------|
A|----------------------0h|
E|-----------------0------|

G|--------------------------------------2------2--|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4-4-3--2-20|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-| "...so our story ends..."
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3--2-20-|
A|-2-----------------------2---------------------0|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-----0--2--3--4--3--2--0-|
A|-2-----------------------2----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------| "...when Franks around, turn the music down,
A|-2-----2-----2--2--2----------|     or you better learn how to run fast..."
E|----------------------0--2--3-|
   *     *     *  *  

pre-chorus

outro:
------

G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-2---2---2---222-----|
A|---------------------------------0-2-|
E|-------------------------------------|

thats it! have fun!
Bass Tabs
TitleFrank
ArtistThe W’s
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube IDVZBY37IuBYo

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