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Elvis Presley bass tabs for Mystery train

Bass tabs with lyrics

MYSTERY TRAIN (Bassline)

As recorded by Elvis Presley
(From the 1959 Album FOR LP FANS ONLY)

Words and Music by Sam C. Phillips & Herman Parker Jr.

Transcribed by Slowhand
Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bill Black - Upright Bass'


 Intro
 Q=240(8=s8)
 4/4
 Gtr I
 W      Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  3x Q Q Q Q
|----------||--------------|--------------||--------------||
|----------||o-------------|-------------o||--------------||
|----------||o-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----o||-7-----7------||
|----------||--------------|--------------||--------------||


  1st - 3rd Verses
  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
||--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
||o-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
||--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|

 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------|
|-7-----7-----|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q a Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-9-----9-----|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7--7s9--|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-9-----9-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


                       Guitar Solo
               1.,2.      3.
 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  3x Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|--------------||--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-7-----7-----o||-7-----7------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-------------o||--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------||--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q a Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-9-----9-----|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7--7s9--|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-9-----9-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||


 4th Verse
 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7------|
|-7-----7-----|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q a Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-9-----9-----|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7--7s9--|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-9-----9-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


                      Outro
 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q   Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------||-7-----7------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----||--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-7-----7------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|


 Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q  Q Q Q Q
|-------------|-------------|-------------*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------*|
|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------*|


Duration 🏷Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 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

Tablature 🏷Legend
----------------
 h  - hammer-on
 p  - pull-off
 b  - bend
 pb - pre-bend
 r  - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s  - legato slide
 S  - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
n: - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~  - vibrato
 tr - trill
 T  - tap
 TP - trem. picking
 PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n - tremolo bar down
 n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =  - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x  - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o  - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc 🏷Legend
-----------
 | - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
 : - bar (freetime)
 $ - Segno
 & - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Train I ride, sixteen coaches long
Well that long black train got my baby and gone

Train train, comin' 'round, 'round the bend
Train train, comin' 'round the bend
Well it took my baby, but it never will again (no, not again)

Train train, comin' down, down the line
Train train, comin' down the line
Well it's bringin' my baby, 'cause she's mine all, all mine

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