Lucille

Lucille Bass Tab

Tabbed By: Belavista Man
On: 10/06/07
E-mail: anthonybentley@hotmail.co.uk

In Lucille, the bass plays a very large part in the song. Here is what is played
the verses (the first verse is used as an example):

   G
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3-|
A|-----2h-5-------------2h-5-------------2h-5-------------2h-5---------|
E|-3-3--------------3-3--------------3-3--------------3-3--------------|
 Lucille                Won't you...

   C                                 G
G|----------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3-----------------------------------|
D|-----2h-5-------------2h-5------------------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3-|
A|-3-3--------------3-3------------------2h-5-------------2h-5---------|
E|-----------------------------------3-3--------------3-3--------------|
 Lucille                Won't you....will?

   D                C                G
G|----------5-5-7-5----------3-3-5-3-----------------------------------|
D|-----4h-7-------------2h-5------------------3-3-5-3----------3-3-5-3-|
A|-5-5--------------3-3------------------2h-5-------------2h-5---------|
E|-----------------------------------3-3--------------3-3--------------|
 Remember...    ...I love        ...still

And for the chorus, the bass just plays the root notes of the chords:

        G
Well, I woke up this morning,
  G
Lucille was not in sight,
  G
I asked her friends about her

But all thier lips were tight.

 And that's it, except for the solo, where that bass plays these root notes to the
of the verses, with an added D chord at the end - If you get what I mean (G, C, G, C, D, C,
D).
Bass Tabs
TitleLucille
ArtistStatus Quo
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube ID5tXdmfMoAJw

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a. Strings:

Bass tab consists of horizontal lines representing the strings of the bass guitar. The lowest-pitched string (usually the E string) is at the bottom, and the highest-pitched string (usually the G string) is at the top.

b. Numbers:

Numbers on the lines indicate which fret to play on a specific string. For example, if you see "3" on the E string, it means you should press down the third fret on the lowest string.

2. Reading Bass Tab Example

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  • Play the note on the 1st fret of the E string.
  • Play the open E string.
  • Play the 3rd fret on the A string.
  • Play the 1st fret on the A string.
        G|-----------------|
        D|-----------------|
        A|---------3-------|
        E|---1-1---1---3---|
    

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a. Hammer-ons and Pull-offs:

Hammer-ons are represented by an "h" (e.g., 5h7 means play the 5th fret and hammer onto the 7th fret). Pull-offs are represented by a "p" (e.g., 7p5 means play the 7th fret and pull off to the 5th fret).

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