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Zombie by Kuti Fela

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                           As recorded by Fela Kuti

                      From the album "Zombie"

                          Transcribed by Greg McCain

All you need is two bars and you have one of the most intricate grooves

ever written.  The syncopation and harmonic structure show Fela Kuti's

genius is in a class of its own.

I've included the note durations which I believe are all acurate,

though it looks much better in standard music notation. Below are two

for each different part: 2 rhythm guitars, bass, and a guitar playing the

melody.  The melody is taken from what Fela plays solo at the beginning

of the song.  The full horn arrangement is slightly different.

          Chord diagramG minorGm                   Chord diagramGm6Gm6

      x x 5 3 3 3          x x 5 3 5 3

    Chord diagramG minorGm  Chord diagramGm6Gm6         Chord diagramG minorGm    Chord diagramGm6Gm6 GmGm6

    Gtr I (chords)

    s s s S Q       s s s s S s s S   s s s S Q       s s s s S s s S








|   Gtr II (syncopation)

|   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








|   Bass

|   e   e   e   S S e   S Q       S   Q       Q       e   S Q       S






|   Melody

|   S S Chord diagramE MajorE   H             S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S







Duration 🏷Legend


W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; Chord diagramE MajorE - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th;
a - acciaccatura

+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted

Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)

Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line

Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number
it represents the

duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent
rests.  Multi-

bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to
rest for.  Low

melody durations appear below the staff

Misc 🏷Legend


 |  - bar

||  - double bar

||o - repeat start

o|| - repeat end

*|  - double bar (ending)

 :  - bar (freetime)

 $  - Segno

 &  - Coda

Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing
8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

* Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - *

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