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Morrissey bass tabs for Break up the family

Bass tabs

Tuning: Standard (E A D G)

Difficulty: Novice

Album: Viva Hate (1988)
Bassist: Stephen Street
Intro: Bass comes in at 0:17 "It stayed ..."
G|-------------------------14.-----|---------------------------------|
D|-14~-----------------------------|-12~-----------------------------|
A|-15~-----------------------------|-10~-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-15~-----------------------------|-14~-----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|-15~-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-12~-----------------------------|-12~-----------------------------|
A|-11~-----------------------------|-10~-----------------------------| (x2)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

Verse 1: "It wasn't youth ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-3-3.--3.----------------5~------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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


Chorus 1: "I'm so glad to grow older ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-1-1.--1.------x-3.--------------|---------------------------------| (x2)
E|-------------------------6\------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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


Verse 2: "Yes, you found love ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|\
A|-3-3.--3.----------------5~------|---------------------------------| \
E|---------------------------------|-3-3.--3.------------------------| \
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   \
                                     (x2)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  /
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| /
A|-------------------------1-------|-3-3.--3.------------------------| /
E|-1-1.--1.------x-1---3-----------|---------------------------------|/
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +


Chorus 2: "I'm so glad to grow older ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-1-1.--1.------x-3.--------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------6\------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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


Bridge: "Let me see all my old friends ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-1-1.--1.------------------------|---------------------------------| (x2)
E|---------------------------------|-3-3.--3.--------1.------1.------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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


Verse 3: "Captain of games ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-3-3.--3.----------------5~------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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


Chorus 3: "I'm so glad to grow older ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-1-1.--1.------x-3.--------------|---------------------------------| (x2)
E|-------------------------6\------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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


Outro: "So wish me luck ..."
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-2-2.--2.----------------2~------|-3-3.--3.------------------------|\
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------1~------| \
E|---------------------------------|-----------------1---3-----------| \
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +   \
                                     (x3)
G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|  /
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| /
A|-3-3.--3.------------------------|-3-3.--3.------------------------| /
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|/
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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

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

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

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

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

G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-3-3.--3.------------------------|-3-3.--3.------------------------| (Fade out)
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +  1 + + + 2 + + + 3 + + + 4 + + +

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| ~ Let ring
| . Staccato
| x Dead note

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