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Jacob's Ladder bass tab

Rush: Jacob's Ladder
>From the album Permanent Waves (Mercury Records)
Copyright 1980 Core Music Publishing
Music by Lee and Lifeson
Lyrics by Peart

Comments/corrections to Sean Jones 

Transcribed by Erik Habbinga and Sean Jones


    e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q q      e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q q
+-----------------+-------------------+------------------+-------------------+
|5:---------------|6:-----------------|*5:---------------|6:-----------------|
|4:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|*4:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4:-----------------|
+-----------------+-------------------+------------------+---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-+


    e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q q     e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q q
+-----------------+-------------------+-----------------+--------------------+
|5:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|6:-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5:-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|6:-----------------*|
|4:---------------|4:-----------------|4:---------------|4:-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-*|
+-----------------+-------------------+-----------------+--------------------+


    e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q q
+-----------------+-------------------+
|5:---------------|6:-----------------|
|4:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|4:-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
+-----------------+-------------------+


             h h     h     e e q Q e   q q q e e
+---14 mm.-+-----+-----+-------------+-----------+
|4:-rest---|-----|2:---|4:-----------|-----------|
|4:--------|-----|4:---|4:-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-2---|
+----------+-1-3-+---4-+-------------+---------3-+


  q q q e e   q e e e e q   q q q e e   e e q q e e   q q q e e
+-----------+-------------+-----------+-------------+-----------+
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------|
|-----------|-------------|-2-2-2---2-|-3-3-3-3-2---|-----------|
+-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-3-5-3-5-+-------5---+-----------3-+-2-2-2-0-2-+


  e e e e e e q   e e e e q e e   q q q e e   q q e e e e   e e e e e e q
+---------------+-------4-4-----+-----------+-------------+---------------+
|---------------|---4---------4-|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|---------------|-2---2-----2---|-3-3-3-2---|-------------|---------------|
+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5-+---------------+---------3-+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5-+


  e e e e q e e   q q q e e   q q e e e e   e e e e e e e e   +q q q e e
+-------4-------+-----------+-------------+-----------------+------------+
|---4-------4---|-----------|-------------|-----------------|------------|
|-2---2---2---2-|-3-3-3-2---|-------------|---------------2-|----2-2---2-|
+---------------+---------3-+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5---+--------5---+


  q q q e e   q q e e e e   e e e e e e e e   +q q q e e   q q q e e
+-----------+-------------+-----------------+------------+-----------+
|-----------|-------------|-----------------|------------|-----------|
|-3-3-3-2---|-------------|---------------2-|----2-2---2-|-3-3-3-2---|
+---------3-+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5---+--------5---+---------3-+


  q q e e e e   e e e e e e q   e e e e q e e   q q q e e   q q e e e e
+-------------+---------------+-------4-4-----+-----------+-------------+
|-------------|---------------|---4---------4-|-----------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------|-2---2-----2---|-3-3-3-2---|-------------|
+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5-+---------------+---------3-+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+


  e e e e e e q   e e e e q e e   q q q e e   q q e e e e   e e e e e e q
+---------------+-------4-4-----+-----------+-------------+---------------+
|---------------|---4---------4-|-----------|-------------|---------------|
|---------------|-2---2-----2---|-3-3-3-2---|-------------|---------------|
+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5-+---------------+---------3-+-2-2-2-2-0-2-+-3-3-2-3-5-3-5-+


  q q q e e   q q q e e      e e e e q q q   e e e e q q q   e e e e q q q
+-----------+-----------+------------------+---------------+---------------+
|-----------|-----------|*5:---------------|---------------|-----R---------|
|-2-2-2---2-|-3-3-3-2---|*4:---------------|---------------|-2-2---2-2-3---|
+-------5---+---------3-+----2-2-2-2-2-3-0-+-2-2-2-2-2-3-0-+-------------5-+


    e e e e q q q q  6    e e e e q q q     e e e e q q q                  8
+--------------------+-------------------+-----------------+---------------+
|6:-----R-----------*|*5:---------------*|*---------------*|*3:-----------*|
|4:-2-2---2-2-3-----*|*4:---------------*|*-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-*|*4:-5-5-5-5-5-*|
+---------------5-3--+----2-2-2-2-2-3-0--+-----------------+---------------+

<*
    w   +w   +w   +w   +w     +h     w
+-----+----+----+----+----+------+-----+
|4:---|----|----|----|----|2:----|4:-4-|
|4:-5-|----|----|----|----|4:----|4:---|
+-----+----+----+----+----+------+-----+


  +w   +w   +w   +w   +w     +w+q     w   +w   +w   +w   +w   +w     +h     w
+----+----+----+----+----+--------+-----+----+----+----+----+----+------+-----+
|----|----|----|----|----|5:------|4:---|----|----|----|----|----|2:----|4:-4-|
|----|----|----|----|----|4:------|4:-5-|----|----|----|----|----|4:----|4:---|
+----+----+----+----+----+--------+-----+----+----+----+----+----+------+-----+


  +w   +w   +w   +w   +w     +H     w+q   w+q     w    +w+q   w+q   w+q     H
+----+----+----+----+----+------+-------+-----+-----+-------+-----+-----+-----+
|----|----|----|----|----|3:----|5:-----|-----|4:-4-|5:-----|-----|-----|6:-4-|
|----|----|----|----|----|4:----|4:-5---|-7---|4:---|4:-----|-5---|-7---|8:---|
+----+----+----+----+----+------+-------+-----+-----+-------+-----+-----+-----+


    +h+Q     +H     +h+Q     H    +h+Q    +H    +h+Q      H    +h+Q    +H
+--------+------+--------+-----+-------+-----+-------+------+-------+-----+
|7:------|6:----|7:------|6:---|7:-----|6:---|7:-----|*6:---|7:-----|6:---|
|8:------|8:----|8:------|8:-5-|8:-----|8:---|8:-----|*8:-5-|8:-----|8:---|
+--------+------+--------+-----+-------+-----+-------+------+-------+-----+


   +h+Q     H    +h+Q    +H    +h+Q  3
+-------+-----+-------+-----+--------+
|7:-----|6:-4-|7:-----|6:---|7:-----*|
|8:-----|8:---|8:-----|8:---|8:-----*|
+-------+-----+-------+-----+--------+


     e e+h     e h e e     e e+h     e h e e     e e+h     e h e e     e e+h
+----------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------+
|*6:-------|7:---------|6:-------|7:---------|6:-4-4---|7:-4-4-4-4-|6:-4-4---|
|*8:-5-5---|8:-5-5-5-5-|8:-5-5---|8:-5-5-5-5-|8:-------|8:---------|8:-------|
+----------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------+-----------+---------+


    e h e e       e e e e e e     e e e e e e e
+------------+--------4-----7-+-------4-----7----+
|7:-4-4-4-4-*|*6:---7---5-4---|7:---7---5-4-----*|
|8:---------*|*8:-5-----------|8:-5-----------7-*|
+------------+----------------+------------------+


     e  e e e e  e     e  e e e e  e        e e e e e e e     e e e e e e e
+---------8-----11-+--------8-----11-----+--------4-----7-+-------4-----7----+
|*6:---11---9-8----|7:---11---9-8----11-*|*6:---7---5-4---|7:---7---5-4---7-*|
|*8:-9-------------|8:-9----------------*|*8:-5-----------|8:-5-------------*|
+------------------+---------------------+----------------+------------------+


    e  e e e e  e     e  e e e e  s  s s  s
+--------8-----11-+--------8-----11-11-5----+
|6:---11---9-8----|7:---11---9-8---------11-|
|8:-9-------------|8:-9---------------------|
+-----------------+-------------------------+


    e  e e e e  e     e  e e e e  s  s  e     e e e e e e     e e e e e e e
+--------8-----11-+--------8-----11-11----+-------4-----7-+-------6-----9---+
|6:---11---9-8----|7:---11---9-8-------11-|6:---7---5-4---|7:---9---7-6---9-|
|8:-9-------------|8:-9-------------------|8:-5-----------|8:-7-------------|
+-----------------+-----------------------+---------------+-----------------+


    e  e e e e  e     e  e e e e  e  e     e e e e e e     e e  e e e e e
+--------8-----11-+--------8-----11----+-------6-----7-+--------------9---+
|6:---11---9-8----|7:---11---9-8----11-|6:---7---5-4---|7:---9-11-7-6---9-|
|8:-9-------------|8:-9----------------|8:-5-----------|8:-7--------------|
+-----------------+--------------------+---------------+------------------+


    e e e e e e e^e^e^  e e e^e^e e e e e ^  s s e e e e e e^e^e^
+---------------------+--------------------+---------------------+
|4:-----------R-------|---R---------R---R--|-----R-------R-------|
|4:-------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
+---2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-+-2---2-2-2-2---2----+-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-+


  e^e^e^e e e e e e   e^e^q+q e^e^e e   +e ^e^e^e^e^e^e^e^e^e^e^e^    H
+-------------------+-----------------+---------------------------+-----+
|---------R---R---R-|-----R---------R-|---------------------------|3:---|
|-------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|4:---|
+-2-2-2-2---2---2---+-2-2-----2-2-2---+-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-+---5-+


  q q q   H   e e e e q     q q e e q   q q e e q   h e e q   w   e h+Q   +w
+-------+---+-----------+-------------+-----------+---------+---+-------+----+
|---7---|---|-----------|4:-----------|-----------|---------|---|-------|----|
|-7---7-|---|-------4-7-|4:-9-9-----9-|-7-7-9-7-5-|-4-5-4---|---|-------|----|
+-------+-7-+-7-7-7-----+-------9-9---+-----------+-------7-+-5-+-5-5---+----+


  +w   +H e e   q q q e e   e e q q q   e e e e q q   q e e e e q   q q q q
+----+--------+-----------+-----------+-------------+-------------+---------+
|----|--------|-----------|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|----|--------|-----------|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
+----+----5-5-+-5-5-5-5-5-+-5-5-5-5-5-+-5-5-5-5-5-5-+-5-5-5-5-5-5-+-5-5-5-5-+


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   +|oo|+       Notes:  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter
     ||                 e = 8th    s = 16th  t = 32nd  x = 64th
     ||
     ||                 Capital durations are dotted notes
     ||                   (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
     ||
     ||             #
     ||         +----+                   +----+
  _  ||  _      |*--*+  = MEASURE        |4:--|  = TIME
  \\_||_//      |*--*+    REPEATS        |4:--|    SIGNATURES
   | [] |       +----+   (#=Num Repeats) +----+
   | || |
  /  []  \      + = TIE         ^  = TRIPLET           > = BEND
  \______/      H = HAMMER ON   \  = SLIDE TO FRET     R = Rest
                P = PULL OFF    \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE  ~ = Trill

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