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/ R.E.M. / Automatic For The People (1992) / Drive bass tab

DRIVE

Bass tab by Dave Silverstone

This is the tab for the "funk" version of Drive, as performed live. It is
almost identical notewise to the album version, although the tempo and the
number of times each note is played is somewhat different.  Here it is:

4/4 time

Verse intro:
     Dm
G-|---------------|-----------|---------------|-----------|
D-|---------------|-----------|---------------|-----------|
A-|5--5----(3p2h3)|5--5----2-3|5--5----(3p2h3)|5--5----2-3|
E-|---------------|-----------|---------------|-----------|

Verse: "Smack, crack, bush-wacked..."
   D-Dm F# G       Dm                       D-Dm F# G       Dm
G-|------|--------|--------------|----------|------|--------|--------------|
D-|------|--------|--------------|----------|------|--------|--------------|
A-|5-----|-----2-3|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|5-----|-----2-3|5-5----(3p2h3)|
E-|-----2|3-------|--------------|----------|-----2|3-------|--------------|

G-|----------|
D-|----------|
A-|5-5----2-3|
E-|----------|

Chorus: "What if I ride?  What if you walk?..."
   F            A-Am         G                       E-Em
G-|------------|------------|----------|------------|------------|------------|
D-|------------|------------|----------|------------|------------|------------|
A-|------------|------------|----------|------------|------------|------------|
E-|1-1-0h1-1--3|5-5-4h5-5--2|3-3-2h3--2|3-3-2h3-3---|12-12--0-0--|12-12--0-0-3|
   Dm
G-|--------------|----------|
D-|--------------|----------|
A-|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|
E-|--------------|----------|

Bridge: "Hey kids, shake a leg. Maybe you're crazy in the head, baby..."
   C                         Dm                        C
G-|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
D-|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
A-|3-3-2h3-3--2|3-3-2h3-3--2|5-5-4h5-5--4|5-5-4h5-5--2|3-3-2h3-3--2|3-3-2h3--2|
E-|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|----------|
   Dm                        C            G           Dm
G-|------------|------------|------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
D-|------------|------------|------------|-----------|--------------|----------|
A-|5-5-4h5-5--4|5-5-4h5-5--2|3-3-2h3-3---|--------2-3|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|
E-|------------|------------|-----------2|3-3-2h3----|--------------|----------|

G-|--------------|----------|
D-|--------------|----------|
A-|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|
E-|--------------|----------|

Coda: "Hey kids, where are you?..."
   E-Em                      G  Dm                     E-Em
G
G-|---------------|------------|-----------|--------|---------------|------------|
D-|---------------|------------|-----------|--------|---------------|------------|
A-|---------------|------------|5-5-(3p2h3)|5-5--2-3|---------------|------------|
E-|12-12--11h12-12|12-12--0-0-3|-----------|--------|12-12--11h12-12|12-12--0-0-3|

   Dm
G-|--------------|----------|--------------|----------|-------------|
D-|--------------|----------|--------------|----------|-------------|
A-|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|5-5----(3p2h3)|5-5----2-3|5------------|
E-|--------------|----------|--------------|----------|-------------|

Note: on the E-Em parts of the chorus and refrain, you can use 2nd fret on
the D instead of 12th on E.  However, it sounds a bit better, especially if
you audiably slide from 9 to 12 before hitting it and then again on the way
down.


R.E.M. albums
2004 Around the Sun
2001 Reveal
1998 Up
1996 New Adventures In Hi-Fi
1994 Monster
1992 Automatic For The People
1991 Out Of Time
1988 Green
1987 Eponymous
1983 Murmur
Automatic For The People tabs
01Drive tabbass tab
02Try Not To Breath tabbass tab
03The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight tabbass tab
04Everybody Hurts tabbass tab
05New Orleans Instrumental No.1 tabbass tab
06Sweetness Follows tabbass tab
07Monty Got A Raw Deal tabbass tab
08Ignoreland tabbass tab
09Star Me Kitten tabbass tab
10Man On The Moon tabbass tab
11Nightswimming tabbass tab
12Find The River tabbass tab

 

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