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ABBA tabs for Does your mother know

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Abba – Does Your Mother Know?
Transcribed by Ben Hollis

I’ve included the tab for
Bass and guitar for this
Fine punk classic
Intro (12 bars of A chord diagramG+G)
First 4 bars bass only
Second time bass and drums
Third time guitar in

Bass plays a rolling A chord diagramG+G pattern for
8 bars
  A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramG+G
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-2
Depending on how it sounds this
Could be played an octave higher

For the last 4 bars of the intro
The bass just plays plain A chord diagramG+G

The high guitar pattern is at fret
12 on the guitar.  Mix in the
harmonic A chord diagramG+G note (i.e. the note in brackets)
to keep things moving

E-----------------------------------------------
B-12-13-12---12-13-12-13-12---------------------
G-12-12-12---12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

Verse (17 bars – 2x 8-and-a-half bars)
(watch for the bar of 2/4: It’s 3 bars in)
It’s your choice what the guitar does here
Silent/palm-mute or whatever

1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&
G-------G-------G---
C---B---A---G---D*------D*------
G*------G*------

G-------G-------G-------
C---B---A---G---D*------D*------
G*------G-A-BbB-

On the bars of A chord diagramD MajorD and A chord diagramG+G that I’ve asterisked
the guitar plays the following high figures,
as in the intro

  A chord diagramD MajorD
E-----------------------------------
B-7-8-7---7-8-7-8-7-----------------
G-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------

  A chord diagramG+G
E-----------------------------------------------
B-12-13-12---12-13-12-13-12---------------------
G-12-12-12---12-12-12-12-12-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------


Chorus (8 bars)
1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3 &4&
C---F---C---F---C---F---G-A-Bb-B- (x2)

I recommend that the guitar plays
  1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3 &4&
  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramBB
E----------------------------------
B-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6----------
G—5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------
D-5-5-3-3—5-5-3-3—5-5-3-3-5-7-8--9-
A-3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----5-7-8--9-
E-------------------------3-5-6--7-

And the bass plays
  1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3 &4&
  A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramBb majorBb A chord diagramBB
G----------------------------------
D-----3-3-----3-3-----2-3----------
A-3-3-----3-3-----3-5--------------
E-------------------------3-5-6--7-
Instead of just mirroring the
Chords the bass plays up the scale

Then there’s a bridge

Bridge (8 bars)
1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&
G-------C-------G---C---G---C--- (x2)


The whole song goes:


Intro (12 bars)
1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&
G-------G-------G-------G-------
G-------G-------G-------G-------
G-------G-------G-------G-------


Verse (17 bars – 2x 8-and-a-half bars)
1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&
G-------G-------G---
C---B---A---G---D-------D-------
G-------G-------

G-------G-------G-------
C---B---A---G---D-------D-------
G-------G-A-BbB-


Chorus (8 bars)
C---F---C---F---C---F---G-A-BbB- (x2)


Bridge (8 bars)
G-------C-------G---C---G---C--- (x2)


Break (8 bars)
G-------G-------G-------G-------
G-------G-------G-------G-------


Verse (17 bars)
1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&1&2&3&4&
G-------G-------G---
C---B---A---G---D-------D-------
G-------G-------

G-------G-------G-------
C---B---A---G---D-------D-------
G-------G-A-BbB-


Chorus
C---F---C---F---C---F---G-A-BbB- (x2)


Bridge
G-------C-------G---C---G---C--- (x2)

Extra bar
1&2&3&4&
G-A-BbB-


Chorus
C---F---C---F---C---F---G-A-BbB- (x8)

End (on A chord diagramC majorC I imagine)

Enjoy

If anyone knows Gimme Gimme Gimme a
man after midnight I would appreciate
not having to work it out myself

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