Mary Jane by Megadeth

Mary Jane bass tab by Megadeth

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I finally did it, i tabbed what i thought was the untabable. this song
has been haunting me since about 1989 when i first got into metal. i was
very bored the other night at home so i thought i'd finally give it a
try. it was not easy (it took me nearly 40 minutes to just get the
intro!) and there are a few bits that aren't quite right or are just in
need of a little tweek (there are some chromatic runs in there somewhere
but due to the production and general tiredness i didn't quite get them
down) so
please view this as as thorough a work in progress that i could muster.


 12/8
G--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A-6---------9--------|-8---------7--------|-6---------5--------|
E----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|
 q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e

                      "and still i lie awake...
G--------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
A-4---------3--------|-2---------1--------|-------------------------|
E----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|----0-0-0-----0-0-0-|-1-----------------------|
 q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e  w.

                      not sure of the rhythms here
G--------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
D--------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
A-5------------------|-----------1---------|---------------------------|
E-----------1--------|-0-----------------2-|-1-0--1-2-3--5-6-7--R------|
 h.    h.     h.    q.   e

 ?          "mary jane..etc" (there are some bass fills from
here)
G------------------||--------------------|-----|-----|
D-------0--1-2-3-4-||--------------------|--%--|--%--|
A-2-3-4------------||-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|-----|-----|
E------------------||--------------------|-----|-----|
 e e e e e e e e  q. e e e q. e e e

G--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A-5--5-5-5--3--3-3-3-|-2--2-2-2-----------|-3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2-|
E--------------------|-----------3--3-3-3-|--------------------|
 q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e

G--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A-3--3-3-3--4--4-4-4-|-5--5-5-5--3--3-3-3-|-2--2-2-2-----------|
E--------------------|--------------------|-----------3--3-3-3-|
 q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e

G--------------------|------------------------||
D--------------------|------------------------||
A-3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2-|-1--1-1-1---------------||
E--------------------|-----------3-2-0--3-2-1-||
 q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e e e e e e e

G----------------------|------------------------|--------------------|
D*---------------------|------------------------|--------------------|
A*-7---------7------9/-|-10---------10------10\-|-7---------7--------|
E--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-7/-|-8---8-8-8--8---8-8-8-\-|-5--5-5-5--5--5-5-5-|
  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e   q. e e e q. e e e

G----------------------||----------------------------------||
D----------------------||--------------------5------------*||
A-8--------------------||----7-7--7---5-7--------7--5-7---*||
E-6--6-6-6--6---5---3--||-0---------------0----0--------0--||
 q. e e e q  q  q   e s s e  e e e e e e e e e

G---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
D*--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
A*------------------2-|-3--3-3-3--3--3-3-2-|-0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
E--0--0-0-0--0--0-0---|--------------------|--------------------|
  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e  q. e e e q. e e e

G---------------------|---------------------------------||
D---------------------|-------------------5------------*||
A-1--1-1-1--1---0-----|----7-7--7--5-7--------7--5-7---*||
E-------------------3-|-0--------------0----0--------0--||
 q. e e e q  q  q  e s s e e e e e e e e e e


i think that dave is playing full octave chords here, it's a bit tricky
and you need a strong left hand but here we go...


G--9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9-|-10---10-10-10---10---10-10-10-|
D*-9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9-|-10---10-10-10---10---10-10-10-|
A*-7--7-7-7--7--7-7-7-|-8----8--8--8----8----8--8--8--|
E---------------------|-------------------------------|
  q. e e e q. e e e  q.  e e e  q.  e e e

                                x 3
G-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11--|-12---12-12-12---12---11--10---||
D-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11--|-12---12-12-12---12---11--10--*||
A-9----9--9--9----9----9--9--9---|-10---10-10-10---10---9---8---*||
E--------------------------------|-------------------------------||
 q.  e e e  q.  e e e   q.  e e e  q  q  q

G--9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9-|-10---10-10-10---10---10-10-10-|
D*-9--9-9-9--9--9-9-9-|-10---10-10-10---10---10-10-10-|
A*-7--7-7-7--7--7-7-7-|-8----8--8--8----8----8--8--8--|
E---------------------|-------------------------------|
  q. e e e q. e e e  q.  e e e  q.  e e e

G-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11-|
D-11---11-11-11---11---11-11-11-|
A-9----9--9--9----9----9--9--9--|
E-------------------------------|
 q.  e e e  q.  e e e
G---------------------||
D---------------------||
A---------------------||
E-6---5---(5)---------||
 q  q  (w)

G------------------|------------------|-----|------------------||
D------------------|------------------|--%--|------------------||
A------------------|------------------|-----|------------------||
E-0-r-r-r--0-0-r-r-|-0-0-r-r--0-0-r-r-|-----|-0-0-r-r--0-0-3-1-||
 e r r r e e r r  e e r r e e r r     e e r r e e e e

G----------------|---------------------||---------------------|
D----------------|----------h-p-p------||*--------------------|
A----------------|----------^-^-^------||*---5-6-7--(7)-------|
E-0-r--R---R---R-|-R---R---3-5-3-0--3--||--0------------3-3-6-|
 e r R  R  R  R  R  s s s s q  e e e e (e) e e e

G--------------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------------|--------------------|
A--------------------------|---5-6-7--(7)-------|
E-(6)--5-5--3-3--3--1-1--1-|-0------------3-3-6-|
 (q) e e s s e s s e  e e e e (e) e e e

G-------------------------||
D-------------h-p-p------*||
A-------------^-^-^------*||
E-(6)--5-5---3-5-3-0--3---||
 (q) e e  s s s s q


this next link riff is an absolute arse to get hold of but i've put down
what i think it is and it seems to fit, but like i said earlier this is a
work in progress so feel free to add any corrections
ok,

G--------------------------|-----------------------------||
D--------------------------|-----------------------------||
A--------------------7-----|-------7---------------------||
E-0--3--r--4---r--0-----r--|-6--5-----0---3-3--3--1-1--1-||
 e e r e   e e    e e e e  s s s s s s

G------------------|------------------|-----|------------------||
D------------------|------------------|--%--|------------------||
A------------------|------------------|-----|------------------||
E-0-r-r-r--0-0-r-r-|-0-0-r-r--0-0-r-r-|-----|-0-0-r-r--0-0-3-1-||
 e r r r e e r r  e e r r e e r r     e e r r e e e e


 "as you are now, so once was i...etc           x 4
G------------------------------|-----------------------------||
D*-----------------------------|----------------------------*||
A*--------5-6--7---------------|--------5-6--7--------------*||
E--0--0------------0--0--6--8--|-0--0------------0--0--3--1--||
  e e  s s e  e e e e  e e  s s e  e e e e

G----------------|---------------------|--------------------|
D----------------|----------h-p-p------|--------------------|
A----------------|----------^-^-^------|---5-6-7--(7)-------|
E-0-r--R---R---R-|-R---R---3-5-3-0--3--|-0------------3-3-6-|
 e r R  R  R  R  R  s s s s q  e e e e (e) e e e

G--------------------------|--------------------|
D--------------------------|--------------------|
A--------------------------|---5-6-7--(7)-------|
E-(6)--5-5--3-3--3--1-1--1-|-0------------3-3-6-|
 (q) e e s s e s s e  e e e e (e) e e e

G-------------------------||
D-------------h-p-p-------||
A-------------^-^-^-------||
E-(6)--5-5---3-5-3-0--3---||
 (q) e e  s s s s q

G--------------------------|-----------------------------||
D--------------------------|-----------------------------||
A--------------------7-----|-------7---------------------||
E-0--3--r--4---r--0-----r--|-6--5-----0---3-3--3--1-1--1-||
 e e r e   e e    e e e e  s s s s s s

the tempo changes here, it slows down to allow for a double time feel.
sounds nuts but it's kind of true. i don't really think in bpm's so i
can't tell you what it is.

 4 bars rest
G-----------||-------------------------------------|
D-----------||*------------------------------------|
A-----------||*------------------------------------|
E-----------||--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|
        s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
G------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A----------------------------3-3-3-3-|------------------------------------|
E-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1----------|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--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
G------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A-------------------3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-|------------------------------------|
E-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-------------------|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--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
G------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A-------------------3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|------------------------------------|
E-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-------------------|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--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
G-------------------------------------||
D------------------------------------*||
A-------------------3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-*||
E-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--------------------||

this rhythms a bit tricky, probabaly best to learn by ear      x 4?
G-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
D*----------------------------------|----------------------------------*||
A*----------------------------------|----------------------------------*||
E--0-0--0---0--0--0---0--0---0--0-0-|-1-1--1---1--1--1---1--1---1--1-1--||
  s s e  s e s  e e  e s s  s s e  s e s  e e  e s s

nearly done...

                                x 4
G-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
D*------------------------------|----------------------------------*||
A*------------------------------|----------------------------------*||
E--0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0--2--3--5--|-7--7-7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7--7--6--5--||
  e s s s s s s e e e e  e s s s s s s e s s e e e
                              ( 3 )

G-----------------------|---------------------------||
D*----------------------|--------------------------*||
A*----------------------|--------------------------*||
E--0--------0--2--3--5--|-7----------------7--6--5--||
  h    e e e e  h.        e e e
                      ( 3 )
there it is then, i hope it works and that you enjoy palying it as much
as i do. it's yet another example of dave ellefson's amazing and under
rated skills.

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