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10cc bass tabs for Art for arts sake

Bass tabs with lyrics

Tuning: Standard (E A D G)

Key: C

Difficulty: Intermediate
Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Eric Stewart - Bass'

  Intro:
  Q=118
  4/4
  Gtr I
   W      +W     3x W      +H   +E  E +Q
G||------------|--------------||-----------|-----------------------|
D||o-----------|-------------o||-----------|-----------------------|
A||o-----------|-------------o||-----------|--------------10-(10)--|
E||--10--------|-(10)---------||-10--------|-(10)----(10)----------|


                     |--3--|
  E E E a E +H    +Q  E E S S S E E E
G|-10-------12h14-(14)----|-(14)--12-14-12h14p12-10-------|
D|----12-10---------------|-------------------------12-10-|
A|------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------------|


  E E E E +E  E +Q   +H   S S E E E
G|----10---------------------|-----------------------|
D|-12----12-10-(10)-12-(12)--|-(12)------------------|
A|---------------------------|-----------------------|
E|---------------------------|---------10h13-10-10-8-|


  +H.    E E  E. S +E  E E E E E  Q.  E H    +W
G|----------------|----------------------------|----------------|----------|
D|----------------|----------------------------|-------10-12----|-(12)\----|
A|----------14-15-|-14--14-(14)-12-------------|----------------|----------|
E|-(8)------------|----------------10-11-10-11-|-10-------------|----------|

  a Q E E E E E E  a E E E E E E E E  a E E E E E E E E  E E E E S S E Q
G|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|
A|-3h5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5------|
E|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|


  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|---5------------|---5------------|---5------------|---5------------||
A|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---||
E|-3------------3-|-3------------3-|-3------------3-|-3------------3-||


  1st & 2nd Verses:
   E Q E H   E E E E H   E Q E H   E E E E H
G||--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
D||o-------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
A||o-------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|
E||--3----3------|-3-3-1-3------|-3----3------|-3-3-1-3------|


  E Q E H   E E E E H   E Q E H   E. S +E E +S E. Q
G|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------------|
D|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------------|
A|-------------|--------------|-------------|----1-(1)-3-(3)-4--5--|
E|-3----3------|-3-3-1-3------|-3----3------|-3--------------------|


  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  W     W
G|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||
D|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5--------|-4----||
E|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||


 Chorus:
  Q  E E E E Q  W      Q.  E E E +Q   +W
G|-14--14-14---12----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)----|
D|-15--15-15---14----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)----|
A|-------------------|----------|-19----19---17-(17)--|-(17)----|
E|-------------------|----------|---------------------|---------|


  Q  E E E E Q  W      Q.  E E E +Q   +W
G|-14--14-14---12----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)-----||
D|-15--15-15---14----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)----o||
A|-------------------|----------|-19----19---17-(17)--|-(17)----o||
E|-------------------|----------|---------------------|----------||


 Bridge:
   Q E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E 3x Q E E E E E E  +H   E E E E
G||-----------------|------------------||----------------|-----------------|
D||o----------------|-----------------o||----------------|-----------------|
A||o-5--5-----5---5-|---2-2-3-3-4-4-5-o||-5--5-----5---3-|-(3)------3---2--|
E||-----------------|------------------||----------------|-----------------|


  +W      +W      +W      +W
G|------------|------------|------------|--------|
D|------------|------------|------------|--------|
A|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
E|------------|------------|------------|--------|


   E E Q H   E E E E +H    E E Q H   E E E E +H
G||--------------|---0------------|-------------|---0-------------||
D||o-------------|-3--------------|-------------|-3--------------o||
A||o-------------|-------1-(1)----|-------------|-------1-(1)----o||
E||--1-3---------|----------------|-1-3---------|-----------------||


  E E S S E Q Q   +H.   E E
G|-----------------||---------------|
D|-----------------||o--------------|
A|---3---3---3-----||o--------------|
E|--------------5--||--(5)------5---|


  H.   E E  H.   E E  E E S S E Q Q
G|-------------|-------------|-------------------||
D|-------------|-------------|------------------o||
A|-------------|-------------|---3---3---3------o||
E|---------5---|---------5---|--------------5----||


 Interlude:
                           |-3-|
  +H   +E  E E E  W     +H   +E  E E E  q q q H
G|-----------------9-|-9--------|-(9)----(9)--------|-9-9-9-9----|
D|---------------7---|----------|-----------------7-|------------|
A|-------------8-----|----------|---------------8---|------------|
E|-(5)----(5)/-------|----------|------------10-----|------------|


             |-3--| |--3--|
  +H   +E  E E E  Q Q Q Q Q Q  W      +H   +E  E Q
G|-(9)----(9)-12-10-9-|-12-9-------------|-----------|--------------12-14--|
D|--------------------|------12-12-------|-----------|---------------------|
A|--------------------|------------12----|-----------|---------------------|
E|--------------------|---------------13-|-10--------|-(10)----(10)--------|


  a Q  E E +E  E +Q   +H   +E  E E E
G|-12p10----------------------|-----------------------|
D|--------12-10-(10)-12-(12)--|-(12)----(12)-------10-|
A|----------------------------|--------------10h12----|
E|----------------------------|-----------------------|


  |-3--| |3|
  Q Q Q Q H  +H   +E E Q
G|---------------|------------------|
D|---------------|------------------|
A|-12-10-9-------|--------------8---|
E|---------10-8--|-(8)----(8)-8-----|


   E E E E E E E E  +Q  E  E Q.  E
G|--------------------10----|-------10-/14-17----14-|
D|-/12p10----------10----12-|-(12)------------------|
A|--------12p10-12----------|-----------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------|


  W      H   a H
G|-----------|-----------------|
D|-12--------|-12----10h12\----|
A|-----------|-----------------|
E|-----------|-----------------|


  a E E E E E E E E  a E E E E E E E E
G|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|


  a E E E E E E S S E  E E E E S S E Q
G|---------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-------------------|
A|-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|
E|---------------------|-------------------|


  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E  E E Q E E E E
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|---5------------|---5------------|---5------------|---5------------||
A|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---|--------4-3-1---||
E|-3------------3-|-3------------3-|-3------------3-|-3------------3-||


 3rd Verse:
  E Q E H   E E E E H   E Q E H   E E E E Q Q
G|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------|
D|-------------|--------------|-------------|------------3\--|
A|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------|
E|-3----3------|-3-3-1-3------|-3----3------|-3-3-1-3--------|


  E Q E H   E E E E H   E Q E H   E. S +E E +S E. Q
G|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------------|
D|-------------|--------------|-------------|----------------------|
A|-------------|--------------|-------------|----1-(1)-3-(3)-4--5--|
E|-3----3------|-3-3-1-3------|-3----3------|-3--------------------|


  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  W     W
G|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||
D|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||
A|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5--------|-4----||
E|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------||


  Chorus:
   Q  E E E E Q  W      Q.  E E E +Q   +W   4x
G||--14--14-14---12----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)-----||
D||o-15--15-15---14----|----------|-17----17---15-(15)--|-(15)----o||
A||o-------------------|----------|-19----19---17-(17)--|-(17)----o||
E||--------------------|----------|---------------------|----------||


  Outro:
   Q E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  Q E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  7x
G||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------------||
D||o----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------o||
A||o-5--5-----5---5-|---2-2-3-3-4-4-5-|-5--5-----5---5-|---2-2-3-3-4-4-5--o||
E||-----------------|-----------------|----------------|-------------------||

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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
|  /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
|  h  - hammer on
|  p  - pull off
| |-3-| - triplet
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ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'Art For Arts Sake' by 10cc, a rock band formed in 1972 from Manchester, UK. They are no longer active. 10cc is known for their cheerful rock/pop music.

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