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Taylor Swift bass tabs for Mean

Bass tabs with lyrics

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               Mean - Taylor Swift
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The bass doesn't come in until the first chorus
During the first pre-chorus Taylor's bassist claps to the beat of the bass
Chorus

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-------|

G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-|

G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3b--5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|


Verse

G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1--0--0--------------1--1--0--0-------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3----|
the last 3 in the above tab is a stop, bass comes back in when Taylor finishes her line

G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1--0--0--------------1--1--0--0--------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3--3--|

Pre-Chorus

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5--5--------0--0--0--0-----------------------|
E|--------------------3--3--------------3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
don't let last note ring, all instrumental stops while Taylor finishes her line, then go
straight to the chorus


Chorus 2

The only difference between the first and second chorus is the little bass fill in the middle

G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-5-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3---------|

G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-|

G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--3b--5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|


Bridge

G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--------------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--|

"And I cans see you years from now in a bar..."

G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5--5--------| x2
E|--------------------3--3--|

G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--5-----0--------|
E|--------------------------3--|

no bass until the chorus


Chorus 3

No bass until Taylor sings "Yeah-ah-ah"

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--/-5-3-5--5--5--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1--------------|
E|-----------------------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3--3--|

G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5--5--1--1----------/-5-3-|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3--3--3-------|

G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--5--5--1--1--------------5-----1-----------|
E|--------------3--3--3--3--------------3-----|


Playing Order

(no bass in Verse 1 & Pre-Chorus 1)

Chorus

Verse

Pre-chorus

Chorus 2

Bridge

Chorus 3


Have Fun


| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

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