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/ The Cure / Staring At The Sea (The Singles) (1986) / Play For Today bass tab

"Play For Today" by The Cure (from the album "17 seconds")
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transcribed by Gilles Velay (gvelay@free.fr)

updates :
 * 15 mar 2001, fix riff 6

Notations :
  w : whole       e : 8th             / : silde up            
  h : half        s : 16th            R : rest
  q : quarter    +++ : tied notes     

Riff 1
------
    q    e e q    e e   e e e q    e e e  
G-|-------------------|------------------|
D-|-2----2-2-5----5-5-|-4-4-4-0----0---0-|
A-|-------------------|--------------2---|
E-|-------------------|------------------|

Riff 2
------
    q    e e q    e e   e e e q    e e e  
G-|-------------------|------------------|
D-|-2----2-2-0----0-0-|-2-2-2-0----0---0-|
A-|-------------------|--------------2---|
E-|-------------------|------------------|

Riff 3
------
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   
G-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
A-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-/|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

     e  e e   e e   e  q      
G-|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|
A-|-14-14-R--14-R--14-14-----|
E-|--------------------------|

Riff 4
------
    q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e  
G-|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
D-|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A-|------------------|------------------|--------------4-5-|------------------|
E-|-7------7-7-4-7-4-|-5------5-5-4-5-4-|-7------7-7-7-----|-5------5-5-4-5-4-|

    q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e  
G-|------------------|------------------|
D-|------------------|------------------|
A-|------------------|------------------|
E-|-7------7-7-4-7-4-|-5------5-5-4-5-5-|

Riff 5
------
    e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e  
G-|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

Riff 5b
-------
    e e e e e e e e     e  e e   e e   e  q      
G-|------------------|--------------------------|
D-|------------------|--------------------------|
A-|------------------|-------R-----R------------|
E-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-/|-14-14----14----14-14-----|

Riff 6
------
    q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e  
G-|------------------|------------------|
D-|------------------|------------------|
A-|-7------7-7-4-7-4-|-5------5-5-4-5-4-|
E-|------------------|------------------|

Riff 6b
-------
    q+e    e e e e e   q+e    e e e e e  
G-|------------------|------------------|
D-|------------------|------------------|
A-|-7------7-7-4-7-4-|-5------5-5-0-5-0-|
E-|------------------|------------------|

Riff 7
------
    q+e    e q    e e   e e e e e e e e   q+e    e q    e e   e e e e e e e e  
G-|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D-|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A-|---------------R---|-R---R-----------|---------------R---|-R---R-----------|
E-|-2------2-2------2-|---2---2-2-2-2-2-|-0------0-0------0-|---0---0-0-0-0-0-|


-----------------
|Song Structure |
-----------------

Intro : drums (4 bars) then
  Riff 1  (x3)
  Riff 2
  Riff 1  (x3)
  Riff 2  (x2)
  Riff 3

Verse 1
  Riff 4 + Riff 5  (x2) then lyrics enter
  Riff 4 + Riff 5  
  Riff 4 + Riff 5b

Bridge 1
  Riff 6 (x2)
  Riff 6b
  Riff 3

Verse 2 : same as Verse 1

Bridge 2 : same as Bridge 1

Outtro
  Riff 4 + Riff 5 (x2)
  Riff 7 (x2)

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| Tab generated with GnTabber (http://gvelay.free.fr/tools/gntabber) |
| on Sat Mar 17 00:32:05 2001                                        |
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The Cure albums
2004 The Cure
2000 Bloodflowers
1996 Wild Mood Swings
1992 Wish
1989 Disintegration
1987 Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
1986 Staring At The Sea (The Singles)
1985 Head on the Door
1984 Japanese Whispers
1982 Pornography
1981 Faith
1980 Boys Don't Cry
1980 Seventeen Seconds
1979 Three Imaginary Boys
Staring At The Sea (The Singles) tabs
01Killing An Arab tabbass tab
0210:15 Saturday Night tabbass tab
03Boys Don't Cry tabbass tab
04Jumping Someone Else's Train tabbass tab
05A Forest tabbass tab
06Play For Today tabbass tab
07Primary tabbass tab
08Other Voices tabbass tab
09Charlotte Sometimes tabbass tab
10The Hanging Garden tabbass tab
11Let's Go To Bed tabbass tab
12The Walk tabbass tab
13The Lovecats tabbass tab
14The Caterpillar tabbass tab
15In Between Days tabbass tab
16Close To Me tabbass tab
17A Night Like This tabbass tab

 

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