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House Of Fun by Madness

Bass tabs

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
Key: Dm

Tuning: Standard 4 String

Drum 🎸 Intro:

G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Intro:

G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|---------7-8-----|-------------6-7-|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----.-.-----8-9-|-----.-.-7-8-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-----9-9---------|-----8-8---------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-7---------------|-6---------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Verse 1:  "Good morning, miss. Can I help you, son? "
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Pre-Chorus 1:  "I′m a big boy now or so they say "
G|-----.-.-----5---|-----.-.-----4---|
D|-----7-7-6-7---7-|-----6-6-5-6---6-|
A|-8---------------|-7---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Riff:
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Verse 2:  "Box of balloons with the feather-light touch "
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Pre-Chorus 2:  "A toothbrush and hairspray, plastic grin "
G|-----.-.-----5---|-----.-.-----4---|
D|-----7-7-6-7---7-|-----6-6-5-6---6-|
A|-8---------------|-7---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Chorus 1:  "Welcome to the house of fun "
G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|
D|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2---.---.---|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2---.---.---|
A|---------3---3---|---------2---2---|---------3---3---|---------2---2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|
D|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|-2---2-0---------|
A|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|---------3---2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Riff 2:
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Verse 3:  "No, no, no, Miss, you misunderstood "
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Pre-Chorus 3:  "I′m up to date, and the date's today "
G|-----.-.-----5---|-----.-.-----4---|
D|-----7-7-6-7---7-|-----6-6-5-6---6-|
A|-8---------------|-7---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Chorus 2:  "Welcome to the house of fun " (Careful, this Chorus starts modulated!)
G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|
D|-4---4-2-.---.---|-4---4---.---.---|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|-2---2-0---------|
A|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|---------3---2---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Interlude:
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|---------7-8-----|-------------6-7-|
D|-----.-.-----8-9-|-----.-.-7-8-----|
A|-----9-9---------|-----8-8---------|
E|-7---------------|-6---------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Bridge:  "I'm sorry, son, but we don't stock "
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-.-.-.-----------|
D|-------.---------|-.-.-.-----------|-------.-------2-|-4-4-4-----------|
A|-7-6-4-0-----0-5-|-6-6-6-----------|-7-6-4-0-----4---|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
D|-4-0---.---------|-----------------|---5---5---------|---------|
A|-----4-2-----2-0-|-.-.-.-----------|-----------------|-.-.-.---|
E|-----------------|-3-3-3-----------|-3---3---------5-|-5-5-5---|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 +

🎸 Verse 4:  "Party hats, simple enough clear "
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Verse 5:  "A pack of party hats with the coloured tips "
G|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|-----.-.---------|
D|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|-----7-7-6-7-3-4-|-----5-5-6-7-----|
A|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|-5---------------|-3-----------6-7-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Pre-Chorus 4:  "Well, hello, Joe, hello, Miss Clay "
G|-----.-.-----5---|-----.-.-----4---|
D|-----7-7-6-7---7-|-----6-6-5-6---6-|
A|-8---------------|-7---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Chorus 3:  "Welcome to the house of fun "
G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|
D|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2---.---.---|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2-------1-2-|
A|---------3---3---|---------2---2---|---------3---3---|---------2-4-----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|
D|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|
A|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Chorus 4:  "Welcome to the house of fun "
G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|
D|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2---.---.---|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2-------1-2-|
A|---------3---3---|---------2---2---|---------3---3---|---------2-4-----|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|
D|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|-4---4-2-.---.-4-|-4---4---.---.---|
A|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|---------5---5---|---------4---4---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

🎸 Chorus 5:  "Welcome to the house of fun "
G|-.---------------|-.---.-----------|-.---------------|-----------------|
D|-2---2-0-.---.---|-2---2---.---.---|-2---2-0-.---.---|-----------------|
A|---------3---3---|---------2---2---|---------3---3---|-4---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

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