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Spice Girls — Wannabe bass tabs

Song:  Wannabe
Artist (I use this term loosely): Spice Girls
Tabbed By: You think I'd give you my real name?

I'm tabbing this for three reasons:
1.) I'm bored as hell
2.) This could at least be a potentially funny rock cover (That's why I figured it out)
3.) The tab on mxtabs is really wrong

Tuning is standard, and it's overall a trite bass line

Intro:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——2———————————
A|——2——2———————————0—0—1————— Repeat this 3 times for the intro
E|———————————————————————————

After the "zig—a—zig—ahhh" crap, then you switch to this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————————————————————————
A|———————————————2——2—2—2———— Repeat 4 times for the vese
E|——2——2—4——4—0——————————————

Then you're gonna get to "Get your act together, we could be just fine."
If you haven't removed your ears with a garden hoe by now, play this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——2———————————
A|——2——2———————————0—0—1————— Repeat this 2 times for the pre—chorus
E|———————————————————————————

Still with me? I'm as suprised as you are. Let's get this over with. After
another fiercely irritating "zig—a—zig—ahhh" you will either pass out or play this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————————————————————————
A|———————————————2——2—2—2———— Repeat this 4 times for the chorus
E|——2——2—4——4—0——————————————

We're almost halfway there, you can do it! After "But that's the way it is" then
there will be a sad excuse for a bass fill. Here it is:

G|——————————————————————————— If you don't understand this, first of all I don't blame
D|——————————————————————————— you, I'm horrible at tabbing. Second of all, it's a 3—beat
A|————————————————2——2—2—2——— slide. Then on the first beat of the next measure, you pick
E|——12~~~~~~——0————————————— up the regular verse line again.

I promise, it will all be over really soon. After the fill and such, you will resume the
verse line. The first beat of the riff will fall right after "Now you know how I feel."
In case you forgot, it goes like this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————————————————————————
A|———————————————2——2—2—2———— Repeat this one 3 times
E|——2——2—4——4—0——————————————

Time for another pre—chorus. Don't worry, it's normal to want to kill everything English
at
this point. I assure you, though, that these girls hardly represent the UK. Anyway,
one of
them will say "If you really bug me, then I'll say goodbye." and you will follow that up
with
this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——2———————————
A|——2——2———————————0—0—1————— Repeat it twice
E|———————————————————————————

They're getting creative, now (Don't worry, I'm being sarcastic). The first measure
of the
chorus is a cappella because their original bassist temporarily blacked out in the
studio.
So you'll resume having not played the first measure, like this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————————————————————————
A|——————————————2——2—2—2—————
E|———————————0———————————————

Then you continue with the chorus riff like this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——2———————————
A|——2——2———————————0—0—1————— Repeat it 6 times
E|———————————————————————————

After this dumb rap section (it's not rap actually...it's crap) they say "Slam your
body down
and wine is out of town" or something stupid like that. The bassist blacks out again So
you're
just going to play this for the 7th repitition of the chorus riff:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——————————————
A|——2——2—————————————————————
E|———————————————————————————

So we're back to the chorus riff, you know the drill, just play this:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————————————————————————
A|———————————————2——2—2—2———— Repeat this 8 times (they do a double)
E|——2——2—4——4—0——————————————

At last, we're to the final "zig—a—zig ahhh" thingy. When she says this, we switch back
to the
outro riff:

G|———————————————————————————
D|———————0——0—2——2———————————
A|——2——2———————————0——0—1———— Play it twice and you're done!
E|———————————————————————————

That's it! You've done it! Congratulations. This should be easy, considering I got
my first
bass last Wednesday (it's now Monday). I was also out of town for one of those days. The
point
is, I can play this with hardly any trouble, and I'm no musical genius. For Christ's sake,
I'm
a drummer with a bass guitar.

Please e—mail any questions, compliments, or constructive criticism to chrisser@eskimobob.com.

Please mail any death threats, insults, and questions about my sexuality to chrisser@techie.zzn.com.

Keep in mind this is my first tab, and it was done as a joke. I do not, repeat DO NOT enjoy
this song.
I'm just bored. Auf wiedersehen.

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