0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Beach Boys — Good Vibration bass tabs


Verse 1:

bass 1 w/organ :

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

Db6
v v v v v v v v
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———————11—————————————11—|—13——————————————————————|
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clothes she wears and the

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

Bb
v v v v v v v v
————10———————10——————————|———————7—————————————————|
———————8——————————————8——|—10——————————————————————|
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bass 1 continues as above; bass 2 enters:

bass 2:

Ebm
v v v v v v v v
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—1———————————————————————|—1—————————————————X—————|
———————————————————1—————|—————————————————————————|
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I hear the sound of a

Db6
v v v v v v v v
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—4———————————————————————|—4———————————————————————|
———————————————————4—————|—————————————————————————|
gentle word on the

Cb6
v v v v v v v v
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—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————|
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bass 2:

v v v v v v v v
———————————————————4—————|—3—————1—————————————————|
———————0—————3———————————|—————————————4—————3—————|
—1———————————————————————|—————————————————————————|
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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

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
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—————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
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—————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



Bridge 1:

tack piano w/bass :

Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb Eb/Bb |6X]
/ / / / / / / /
1: (...tations)
3:
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
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

:

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

F Cm7/F
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / . . .
aaaaahhhhh

Coda :

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 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 :

(Ab)
/ / / / / / / /

bass , keyboard, drums re—enter:

Ab Db/Ab Ebm/Ab Db/Ab
/ / / / / / / /
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