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Kiss — Sure Know Something bass tabs

Sure Know Something

as performed by KISS
from the album DYNASTY
written by P. Stanley and V. Poncia
Transcribed by B. Priddle


This song is not too hard, but the bass riff that Gene Simmons plays is just
totally cool. This is my first attempt at tab, so it may be a little rough.
You are going to have to listen to the recording for the 'feel.' The song
begins with:


|——————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|——————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|—7———|——7—5———5—7——|——7—5————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|——————|——————7——————|——————7—3—5——|——5—3—0—3—5——|——5—3—0—3—7——|


|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|
|—————————————|——7—5————————|——————————5——|
|——5—7—5——————|——————7—5—7——|————————5————|
|————————7—5——|—————————————|——3—5—3——————|


and this is repeated throughout the song (except for the opening slide).
This riff changes slightly just before the chorus, with the last bar in the
above changing to:

|———————————————————————————————————|
|———————————————————————————————————|
|——7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—3—3—5——|
|———————————————————————————————————|

Simmons spices this up this riff by adding hammer—ons and slides in certain
places, but this is enough to start with. From what I can tell, the chorus
riff is as follows:


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|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|———————————————————|
|——5—3—2—0—2——|——5—3—2—0—2——|——3—2—0————|——3—2—0———————(5)——|
|—————————————|—————————————|————————3——|————————3—(0)——————|

This is repeated 2 times (in the first chorus), and then the last time there
is a variation:

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|—————————————|—————————————|—————————————|———————————|
|——5—3—2—0—2——|——5—————0—2——|——3—2—0———3——|——5————————|
|—————————————|————0—2——————|————————3————|———————————|

He changes the order of the riffs in latter choruses, but I think you get
the point. This may not be exact, but it is as close as I can come to the
actual riff.

The only other part of the song that is different is the 'ah—ah—ah' part and
the last verse. All Simmons does here is pump on the root notes, which in
this case are E—A—B—A—E, where the E sounds like the low E. Here are the
words (once again, they may not be exact!):


I've been up and down, I've been all around
I was mystified, almost terrified
But late at night I still hear you call my name
I've been on my own, I've been all alone
I was hypnotized, I felt paralyzed
But late at night I still want you just the same

CHORUS:
I've been a giver but I'm nobody's fool
And I sure know something (sure know something)
You showed me things they never taught me in school
And I sure know something (sure know something)
No one can make me feel the way that you do
And I sure know something, ah—ha

I was seventeen, you were just a dream
I was mezmerized, I felt scared inside
You broke my heart and I still can feel the pain
I've been carried out, I've had fear and doubt
I've been stored and I'm never satisfied
Cause late at night I still need you just the same

CHORUS

Ah—ah—ah...

I've been carried out, I've had fear and doubt
I've been stored and I'm never satisfied
Cause late at night I still need you just the same
(just the same)

CHORUS


Any questions, comments, or suggestions, please send them to me at
bpriddle@plato.ucs.mun.ca.

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