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Good Vibrations Chords & Tabs

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Good Vibrations Bass Tab

   
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Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:13:09 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: b/beach_boys/good_vibrations.crd

                           "Good Vibrations"
                       (Brian Wilson - Mike Love)

Verse 1:

	bass 1 w/organ [chords as indicated; quarter-notes]:

	Ebm
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----15-------13----------|-------------------------|
	-------13-------------13-|-15----16----------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 I                            I love the colorful

	Db6
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----13-------13----------|-------10----------------|
	-------11-------------11-|-13----------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 clothes she wears                         and the

	Cb6
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----11-------11----------|-------8-----------------|
	-------9--------------9--|-11----------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 way the sunlight plays upon her

	 Bb
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----10-------10----------|-------7-----------------|
	-------8--------------8--|-10----------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 hair


	bass 1 continues as above; bass 2 enters:

	bass 2:

	Ebm
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-1-----------------------|-1-----------------X-----|  [drum accent]
	-------------------1-----|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 I                            hear the sound of a

	Db6
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------X-----|
	-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------|
	-------------------4-----|-------------------------|
	 gentle word                                on the

	Cb6
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------X-----|
	-2-----------------------|-2-----------------------|
	-------------------2-----|-------------------------|
	 wind that lifts her perfume through the

	bass 1:

	Bb                        Db
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	----10-------10----16----|-15----13----------------|
	-------8-----------------|-------------16----15----|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|

	bass 2:

	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	-------------------4-----|-3-----1-----------------|
	-------0-----3-----------|-------------4-----3-----|
	-1-----------------------|-------------------------|
	-------------------------|-------------------------|
	 air

Chorus:

	[R.H. keyboard voicings for chorus chords (from watching Brian Wilson
	 play it on a portable keyboard on some TV special):

		Gb:		Gb Bb Db Gb
		Cb/Gb:		Gb Cb Eb Gb
		Dbmadd11/Gb:	Ab Db Fb Gb

		Ab:		Ab Bb Db Ab
		Db/Ab:		Ab Db F  Ab
		Ebmadd11/Ab:	Bb Eb Gb Ab
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/beach_boys/good_vibrations_btab_ver_2.html ]
		Bb:		Bb D  F  Bb
		Eb/Bb:		Bb Eb G  Bb
		Fmadd11/Bb:	C  F  Ab Bb

	N.B.: I've omitted the "add11" notation below for legibility.]

	bass:

	Gb     Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----4---2---1---|-----------------|
	-----------------|---------2---4---|
	-2---------------|-2---4-----------|
	   I'm pickin' up good vibrations

	Gb      Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
	   She's givin' me the excitations
	Gb    Cb/Gb      Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
	   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
	(mmm, bop-bop             good vibrations)
	Gb       Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb
	   She's givin' me the excitations
	       (bop-bop             excitations)

	bass:

	Ab     Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab   Db/Ab
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----6---4---3---|-----------------|
	-----------------|---------4---6---|
	-4---------------|-4---6-----------|
	   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
	(good, good, good, good vibrations)

	Ab      Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab Db/Ab
	   She's givin' me the excitations
	(bop-bop                  excitations)

	bass:

	Bb     Eb/Bb     Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb
	 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
	-----------------|-----------------|
	-----8---6---5---|-----------------|
	-----------------|---------6---8---|
	-6---------------|-6---8-----------|
	   I'm pickin' up good vibrations
	(good, good, good, good vibrations)

	Bb    Eb/Bb    Fm/Bb Eb/Bb
	She's givin' me the excitations
	(bop-bop                  exci...)

Verse 2:

	   Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now
	(...tations)
	Softly smile, I know she must be kind
	When I look in her eyes
	She goes with me to a blossom world

[repeat chorus]

Bridge 1:

	tack piano w/bass [half notes]:

	Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb      Bb    Eb/Bb     [6X]
	  /   /   /   /    /   /   /   /
	     1: (...tations)
	     3: [theremin enters]
	     5: aaaaaahhhhhh
	     6: My, my, my what elation

	  Bbm/Eb     Ab/Eb          Eb      Ab/Eb
	I don't know where but she sends me there
	Bbm/Eb Ab/Eb  Eb  Ab/Eb
	 (My,   my,   my, what a)

	Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb
	  Oh,  my,  my,  what
	(sensation)
	Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb
	Elation
	 (my,   my, my, what)

Bridge 2:

	organ (sustained chords) w/tambourine:

	F                  Gm       C7
	/ / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

	[repeat 4X; bass enters 2nd time, harmonica 3rd, vocals fade 3rd]:

	 F
	Gotta keep those lovin' good
	 Gm           C7
	Vibrations a-happenin' with her

	F                Cm7/F       [N.C.]
	/ / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / . . .
	                   aaaaahhhhh

Coda [bass lines as per chorus]:

	 Bb    Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb    Bb     Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb
	Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

	 Ab    Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab Db/Ab    Ab     Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab  Db/Ab
	Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

	Gb    Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb
	/   /   /   /     /   /   /   /

	acapella w/fuzz bass [half notes] and tambourine:

	Gb
	La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
	Ab
	La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
	Bb
	La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da
	Ab
	La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

	theremin and cellos [quarter-note triplets]:

	(Ab)
	 / / / /  / / / /

	bass [as per chorus], keyboard, drums re-enter:

	Ab    Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab   Db/Ab    [repeat to fade]
	/   /   /   /     /   /   /   /


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers
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