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The Real Thing
by Faith No More
From the album The Real Thing
(C) 1989 Big Thrilling Music/Vomit God Music (ASCAP)
transcribed by Steve Gorenburg
re-tabbed by Joe White

    w 7x H e e  w   +w   +H   q  s E+H +w  q H  H e e  w
---||--r--||-r-r---|-------|-------|----------|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-r-|-r-r---|-------
4:-||*-e-*||-e-e-2/|-14~~~-|-14~~~-|-14~~~-14\|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-e-|-e-e-2/|-14~~~-
4:-||*-s-*||-s-s---|-------|-------|----------|-7-7-7-|-7-|-x-s-|-s-s---|-------
---||--t--||-t-t---|-------|-------|----------|-0-0-0-|-0-|-x-t-|-t-t---|-------
    Intro w/distortion and flanger

   +H q  w   +q q q q  s E+H +w  q H  H e e  w   +w
----|-------|-------|-----------|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-r-|-r-r---|-------|-------|-----
~~~-|-14-14/|-16~~~-|-16\-------|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-e-|-e-e-2/|-14~~~-|-14~~~-|-----
----|-------|-------|----10-9-5-|-7-7-7-|-7-|-x-s-|-s-s---|-------|-------|-----
----|-------|-------|-----------|-0-0-0-|-0-|-x-t-|-t-t---|-------|-------|-----

q   q   q   q  s E s E s E s s e   t t s t t s e s s s t t s s s s
---------------------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----||------------------------------------
14~~~-14~~~-14~~~-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----||*-----------------------------------
---------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----||*-------------7\--------------7-----
---------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-12\||--0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---
                       effects off

s s 8x   e e q  t t s t t s t t s t t s 4x e e q s s s s s s s
-----||-||------------------------------------||----------12-------11----11h----
----*||-||*----------------------------------*||-------10----10-10----10--------
5-7-*||-||*-5-7-7~~~-------------------------*||-2-3-3/-------------------------
-----||-||-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||--------------------------------
      1st Verse

s  e e q s s s s q  e e q s s s s s s s s  e e q s s s s s s
12-|----------12-------11\|----------12-------11----11h12-|---------------------
---|-------10----10-10----|-------10----10-10----10-------|---------------------
---|-2-3-3/---------------|-2-3-3/------------------------|-2-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5---
---|----------------------|-------------------------------|---------------------

 e   e e q  t t s t t s t t s t t s 4x e e q s s s s s s s s
----||------------------------------------||----------12-------11----11h12-|----
----||*----------------------------------*||-------10----10-10----10-------|----
/17\||*-5-7-7~~~-------------------------*||-2-3-3/------------------------|----
----||-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||-------------------------------|----

e e q s s s s q  e e q s s s s s s s s  e e q s s s s s s e
---------12-------11\|----------12-------11----11h12-|--------------------------
------10----10-10----|-------10----10-10----10-------|--------------------------
2-3-3/---------------|-2-3-3/------------------------|-2-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5/17\----
---------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------

  e s s e s s s s e s s s s 16xw  h h  H E t t  H +e e  w
||-----------------------------||-13-|-14----|-------------|----------|-13-|----
||*---------------------------*||-14-|-14----|-------------|----------|-14-|----
||*-7-----7-----7-8-5-----7-8-*||-14-|-14-14-|-15-14-12h14-|-12-12-14-|-14-|----
||----0-0---0-0-------0-0------||----|-------|-------------|----------|----|----
  Chorus             Bridge (w/flanger)

h h  H e s s  H q  w  h h  H +e e  H e e  w  h h
14----|-------------|-------|-13-|-14----|----------|----------|----|-14----|---
14----|-------------|-------|-14-|-14----|----------|----------|-14-|-14----|---
14-14-|-15-14-12h14-|-12-14-|-14-|-14-14-|-15-15-14-|-17-14-17-|----|-14-14-|---
------|-------------|-------|----|-------|----------|----------|----|-------|---

w  s s s s s s s s s s s s q   e e q  t t s t t s t t s t
---|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14\||----------------------------------
---|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12\||*---------------------------------
15-|----------------------------------------||*-5-7-7~~~------------------------
---|----------------------------------------||-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
                        2nd Verse (flanger off)

t s 4x e e q s s s s s s s s  e e q s s s s q  e e q s s s
-----||----------12-------11----11h12-|----------12-------11\|----------12------
----*||-------10----10-10----10-------|-------10----10-10----|-------10----10---
----*||-2-3-3/------------------------|-2-3-3/---------------|-2-3-3/-----------
0-0--||-------------------------------|----------------------|------------------

s s s s s  e e q s s s s s s e   e e q  t t s t t s t t s t t s
---11----11h12-|----------------------||----------------------------------------
10----10-------|----------------------||*---------------------------------------
---------------|-2-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5/17\||*-5-7-7~~~------------------------------
---------------|----------------------||-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------

 4x e e q s s s s s s s s  e e q s s s s q  e e q s s s s
-||----------12-------11----11h12-|----------12-------11\|----------12----------
*||-------10----10-10----10-------|-------10----10-10----|-------10----10-10----
*||-2-3-3/------------------------|-2-3-3/---------------|-2-3-3/---------------
-||-------------------------------|----------------------|----------------------

s s s s  e e q s s s s s s e   w 3x H e e  w   +w   +H   q
11----11h12-|----------------------||--r--||-r-r---|-------|-------|------------
---10-------|----------------------||*-e-*||-e-e-2/|-14~~~-|-14~~~-|-14~~~-14---
------------|-2-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5/17\||*-s-*||-s-s---|-------|-------|------------
------------|----------------------||--t--||-t-t---|-------|-------|------------
                       w/distortion and flanger

  s E+H +w  q H  H q  w   +H q  w   +Q e q q  s E+H +w  q
-|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-r-|-r---|-------|-------|-------|-----------|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x----
\|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x-e-|-e-2/|-14~~~-|-14-14/|-16~~~-|-16\-------|-9-9-9-|-9-|-x----
-|-7-7-7-|-7-|-x-s-|-s---|-------|-------|-------|----10-9-5-|-7-7-7-|-7-|-x----
-|-0-0-0-|-0-|-x-t-|-t---|-------|-------|-------|-----------|-0-0-0-|-0-|-x----

H  H e e  w   +w    q   q   q   q  s E s E s E s s e
r-|-r-r---|-------|-------|----------------------|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----||--------
e-|-e-e-2/|-14~~~-|-14~~~-|-14~~~-14~~~-14~~~-14\|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----||*-------
s-|-s-s---|-------|-------|----------------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----||*-------
t-|-t-t---|-------|-------|----------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-12\||--------

e s s e s s s s e s s s s 12xw  h h  H e s s  H q  w  h h
---------------------------||-13-|-14----|-------------|-------|-13-|-14----|---
--------------------------*||-14-|-14----|-------------|-------|-14-|-14----|---
7-----7-----7-8-5-----7-8-*||-14-|-14-14-|-15-14-12h14-|-12-14-|-14-|-14-14-|---
--0-0---0-0-------0-0------||----|-------|-------------|-------|----|-------|---

Chorus (effects off)     w/flanger

H e s s  h q q  w  h h  H +e s s  H e e  w  h h  w
------------|----------|-13-|-14----|-------------|----------|----|-14----|----|
------------|----------|-14-|-14----|-------------|----------|-14-|-14----|----|
15-14-12h14-|-12-14-14-|-14-|-14-14-|-15-15-14h15-|-17-14-17-|----|-14-14-|-15-|
------------|----------|----|-------|-------------|----------|----|-------|----|

h q q   s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s  s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|---
------||*---------------------------------|---------------------------------|---
0-----||*-----------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---
--3-2-||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|---------------------------------|---

s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s  s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
--------------------------------|----------------------------------||
--------------------------------|---------------------------------*||
3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------*||
--------------------------------|-----------------3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2--||
                        (repeat and fade)

ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'The Real Thing' by Faith No More, an alternative metal band formed in 1982 from San Francisco, USA. Faith No More is known for their excitable metal music.

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