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/ ABBA / Arrival (1976) / Dancing Queen bass tab

Artist:ABBA
Title:Dancing Queen
Album:Arrival

Ok first off this song is a bit long but a lot of the parts repeat themselves
so it shouldn't be that hard to remember,also make sure you have the sound of this
song which pretty much means minimal treble and good mid and low punch and just
practice up on your strumming because the rhythm in this song is a bit odd and
will require a bit of listening to the song to figure out when to play. I tried
to make sure that this was as accurate as possible as I have yet to find a tab
for this. I've played this over and over and it sounds pretty much 95% accurate,
their may be some parts where the bassist will bounce off the fret next to the
one played but I really couldn't pick that up. Everything is done in order to
make it easier to play and remember. If you have any questions or corrections
drop me a line at gtsrmike@yahoo.com

Intro/Verse:
G:-----------------------|
D:-----7/9---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|

Pre Chorus:(~0:17)
G:---------------|
D:---------------|
A:7-7-7-7654-----|
E:---------------|
                     This started when she says "Having the time of your life.."
Chorus:(~0:21)       \/
G:--------------------------------------------------|
D:-----99-87-----7789-99999777777-------------------|
A:7-777-----9-99-----------------7-7766-555-55-6677-|
E:--------------------------------------------------|

Then to Intro/Verse once:(~0:34)
G:-----------------------|
D:-----7/9---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|

Then to this piece before the Verse:(x2)(~0:39)
G:---------|
D:-----789-|
A:77777----|
E:---------|
Then to Intro/Verse:(~0:44)(slight change in first part,be aware)
G:-----------------------|
D:-----789---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|
Then to this piece:(~0:52)
G:-----------|
D:-----9878--|
A:9-999------|
E:-----------|
Then to this(during the piano,x2):(~0:54)
G:-----------789-|
D:-------7-89----|
A:7-77-77--------|
E:---------------|

Then to this:(~1:00)
G:--------------|
D:999-----------|
A:---777676-777-|
E:--------------|
                                          that's a 10
Intro/Verse:(~1:02)                      \/
G:--------------------------------------910---------------------|
D:-----789------------789-999--878----79------------------------|
A:77777---7777545-7777------------7-77-----77-7-99-89--777--777-|
E:--------------------------------------------------------------|

Then to Pre Chorus build:(~1:22)
G:---------------|
D:---------------|
A:777-676-556677-|
E:---------------|
                     *Play this after she says "The beat of the tambourine.."
Then to Intro/Verse:(~1:27)
G:---------------------------------|
D:-----7/9-------------------------|
A:77777---7777545------*7~--5~--4~-|
E:---------------------------------|

Start this part as she says "You can dance.."(~1:46)
G:-------------------------|
D:-----7-10-109------97789-|
A:7-777--------9-999-------|
E:-------------------------|

Then this part as she says "Having the time.."(~1:51)
G:--------------------------|
D:99999-7777----------------|
A:----------777-776655-6677-|
E:--------------------------|

Then the Intro/Verse:(~2:00)
G:-----------------------|
D:-----789---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|

Then to the interlude(x2):(~2:11)
G:--------|
D:----7/9-|
A:7-------|
E:--------|

Then back to Intro/Verse:(~2:15)
G:-----------------------|
D:-----7/9---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|

Then to this(x2)
G:--------------------|
D:----989------99989--|
A:9-99----77767-------|
E:--------------------|

Then to Pre Chorus build:(~2:34)
G:---------------|
D:---------------|
A:777-676-556677-|
E:---------------|

Then back to the Intro/Verse once again for the Chorus:(~2:39)
G:------------------------------|
D:-----7/9----------------------|
A:77777---7777545----7~--5~--4~-|
E:------------------------------|

Start this part as she says "You can dance.."(~2:58)
G:------------------------|
D:-----7-10-109-----97789-|
A:7-777-------9-999-------|
E:------------------------|

Then this part as she says "Having the time.."(changes made here,take notice)(~3:02)
G:--------------------------|
D:99999---------------------|
A:-----99-77676-776655-6677-|
E:--------------------------|

Then repeat the Intro/Verse until exit:(~3:12)
G:-----------------------|
D:-----7/9---------------|
A:77777---7777545--------|
E:-----------------------|


Whew,that was a wee bit long wasn't it? Sorry if the timing isn't exact,it's
very much a "listen to the song and figure it out for yourself" type of song.
Well hope you like the tab!


ABBA albums
1981 The Visitors
1980 Super Trooper
1979 Voulez Vous
1977 The Album
1976 Arrival
1975 Abba
1974 Waterloo
1973 Ring Ring
ABBA Gold. Greatest Hits
Arrival tabs
01When I Kissed The Teacher tabbass tab
02Dancing Queen tabbass tab
03My Love My Life tabbass tab
04Dum Dum Diddle tabbass tab
05Knowing Me Knowing You tabbass tab
06Money Money Money tabbass tab
07That's Me tabbass tab
08Why Did It Have To Be Me tabbass tab
09Tiger tabbass tab

 

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