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Japan bass tabs for Swing

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Title: Swing
Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Tabbed by: Christian Mountney

Tuning: E A D G

This is my favourite Japan song and I've wanted to learn how to play it since about 1981!
Finally got around to working it out (with some help from a fine chap on YouTube!)
It's quite hard to tab properly as there's lots of sliding and vibrato. If you use this as a guide
and follow Mick Karn's playing on the song it should sound about right.
Enjoy!

Bass Tab

Main riff - used in intro / verse  etc:

|----------------|----------------|-----------|------------------|
|------4\--------|4---7-7-4-7/12--|-----------|------------------|
|2----------2----|----------------|9-9\7-7\5--|------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------|2---2---4h5~--4---|


Chorus:

|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
|-----------4--|4-2-2-0------|-----------4--|4-2-2-0------|
|2-------------|----------4~-|2-------------|----------4~-|
|--0-2---------|-------------|--0-2---------|-------------|

|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|----------7----|
|------7-----9----|9---7--------|------7-----9----|------7-9---9--|
|9----------------|------9-7h9--|9----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|---------------|


After choruses and in breaks:
(the last two bars are only played to lead back into the main riff)

|--------------------|-------------|--------------------|-------------|
|-------4---4h7-7h9--|------0-2----|-------4---4h7-7h9--|------0-2----|
|2-------------------|2---2-----0--|2-------------------|2---2-----0--|
|--------------------|-------------|--------------------|-------------|

|--------------------|-------------|----------2----|
|-----------4h7-7h9--|------0-2----|------2-4---4--|
|-------2------------|2---2-----0--|---------------|
|2-------------------|-------------|2--------------|

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