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Blondie bass tabs for Shayla

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G |--11<9-----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-----------------|-rest------------|-9<7-------------|-rest------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
verse 1
  Shayla        worked in a  factory         she wasn't
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


  history      she's just a   number
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|--rest-----------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


  one day         she gets her final pay       and she goes
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


  far away
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-7---------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-5---------------|-----------------|--rest-----------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

bit of a fill
lots of ooing and woing

G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-6 7 6 4 6-- ----|-----6 7 6 4 6---|-----------------|
A |------4----------|-----------4-----|---------------7-|-----------------|
E |-4-7-----7 5-----|-----------------|-7 5-------------|-rest------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

verse 2
as verse 1 but not the fill
 green trees, call to me
 I am free but life is so cheap
 scenery is still outside of me
 all alone trapped by its beauty

 two notes into chorus
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------- 4 7---|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


chorus

  Shayla turned to run away  to leave in peace and end her stay
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|----------------6|-----------------|
A |-----------------|---------------7-|-9 7 ----9-------|-9 7 5-----------|
E |-5---------------|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

   years of fear were in her way  lost in space and down she came
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|----------------6|-----------------|
A |-----------------|----------------7|---9 7---9-------|--9 7 5----------|
E |-5---------------|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 &

short guitar riff can't work out bass line but it follows this riff
play it twice
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
E |-5---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


verse 3
as verse 1 but after 2nd line put this little bit in
 suddenly some subtle entity
 some cosmic energy brushed her like shadows
 down here we stay to wonder
 cause on the freeway bright lights and thunder
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------9>11 9-----|
A |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------11 9l
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


repeat the fill which follows verse 1 and add this little jangle


G |--13 14 13 11 13-|14 3-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


THE END
ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'Shayla' by Blondie, a new wave band formed in 1974 from New York City, USA. Blondie is known for their happy punk music.

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