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Donald Fagen bass tabs for Ruby baby

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Ruby Baby by Donald Fagen


As played by Anthony Jackson
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      | 3 |
E E = Q   E

Intro

8 Bars Rest
                                                                         x4
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||--1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1----------||
    Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.

|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|
  Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.

Verse 1 & 2

||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/3-2-------|
||o---------------1-|-----0-1---------|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----|
||o-----------------|---3-------------|---------------3-|(3)--------------|
||--1-----1---------|-1---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
    Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/3-2-------|
|---------------1-|-----0-1---------|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----|
|-----------------|---3-------------|---------------3-|(3)------------1-|
|-1-----1---------|-1---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----3---1---3---|-----3---1---3---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---0-1-3---0-----|---3-------0-----|
|(1)------------1-|(1)------------3-|(3)----------3-1-|(1)--1-0-----0-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   E E E Q   E E E   E E E Q   E E E

|-----5---3---5---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------1-|---------------2-|-----0-1---------|
|(3)--------------|-------------3---|-----------------|---3-------------|
|---------------3-|(3)--5---6-------|-1-----1---------|-1---------------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   E Q   Q   E   E E E E H

|-----------------|------/3-2--------||
|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----o||
|---------------3-|(3)--------------o||
|-1---------------|------------------||
  Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

Solos

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/3-2-------|
|---------------1-|-----0-1---------|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----|
|-----------------|---3-------------|---------------3-|(3)--------------|
|-1-----1---------|-1---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/3-2-------|
|---------------1-|-----0-1---------|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----|
|-----------------|---3-------------|---------------3-|(3)------------1-|
|-1-----1---------|-1---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----3---1---3---|-----3---1---3---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---0-1-3---0-----|---3-------0-----|
|(1)------------1-|(1)------------3-|(3)----------3-1-|(1)--1-0-----0-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   E E E Q   E E E   E E E Q   E E E

|-----5---3---5---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------1-|---------------1-|-----0-1---------|
|(3)--------------|-------------3---|-----------------|---3-------------|
|---------------3-|(3)--5---6-------|-1-----1---------|-1---------------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   E Q   Q   E   E E E E H

|-----------------|------/3-2-------|
|-------3---1-0---|---0-1-----3-----|
|---------------3-|(3)------------1-|
|-1---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|
  Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q   E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|
  Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------3-|-----------------|---------------3-|
|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|
  Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q   E   Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q   E

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3---|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------5-----|
|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|-1-----1---------|
  Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   Q.      Q   E Q   E E E

Verse 3

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/4-3-------|
|---------------2-|-----1-2---------|-------4---2-1---|---1-2-----4-----|
|-----------------|---4-------------|---------------4-|(4)--------------|
|-2-----2---------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E Q

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/4-3-------|
|---------------2-|-----1-2---------|-------4---2-1---|---1-2-----4-----|
|-----------------|---4-------------|---------------4-|(4)------------2-|
|-2-----2---------|-2---------------|-2---------------|-----------------|
  Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E H         Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

|-----4---2---4---|-----4---2---4---|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-4---2-----|-----2-1-----1---|
|(2)------------2-|(2)--------------|---4---------4-1-|---4-------1---4-|
|-----------------|---------------2-|(2)--------------|-----------------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   E   E   E E   E E E Q   E E E   E E E Q   E E E

|-----6---4---6---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----2-1-----1---|
|(4)----4---4-----|-------------4---|(4)------1-----1-|---4-------1---4-|
|---------------4-|(4)--6---7-------|-----------------|-----------------|
  Q   E E E E E E   Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q     E   E E E Q   E E E

|-----6---4---6---|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------2-|
|(4)--------------|-------------4---|
|---------------4-|(4)--6---7-------|
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   E E

Outro

||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------/4-3-------|
||o---------------2-|-----1-2---------|-------4---2-1---|---1-2-----4-----|
||o-----------------|---4-------------|---------------4-|(4)------------4-|
||--2-----2---------|-2-----------0---|-2---------------|-----------------|
    Q   E Q    Q  E   E E E E Q   Q     Q   E Q   E E E   E E E E E E E E

                       Repeat to fade
|-----6---4---6---|-----4---2---4----||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|(4)------------2-|(2)--------------o||
|-----------------|------------------||
  Q   Q   Q   E E   Q   Q   Q   Q


Key to rhythm notations:

W - Whole Note/Semi-Brieve
H - Half Note/Minim
Q - Quarter Note/Crotchet	Q. - Dotted Quarter Note
E - Eight Note/Quaver		E. - Dotted Eight Note
S - Sixteenth Note/Semi-Quaver	S. - Dotted Sixteenth Note

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