The Prophet's Song bass guide

Words and music by Brian May

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bass tab
drop-D tuning

...
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------1-------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------5-----7p5-|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---3---3---5-------0-------|
D-----------------------------------------------------5-----------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------2-----------7-----------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5\------------------0---5/7-------------------------|
D---------------------------------2---2---2-----2---------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---3---3-------5---5-------|
D-------------------------------------------------5---------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------7---|
|-0-------1-------2-------3-------4-------5-------6-------7-------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0---5---5-3-5---3---3-------|
D-0h3---------0-------------------0h3-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------3-------1---1-3-5-----------0---5-----------------------|
D-3-------------------------------0h3---------3-------------------|

Chorus:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0---5---5-3-5---3---3-------|
D-0h3---------0-------------------0h3-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------3-------1---1-3-5-----------0---5-----------------------|
D-3-------------------------------0-3---------5-------------------|


  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
D---------------------------------|

Verse:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------5-----7p5-|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-2-3---3---5-------0-------|
D-----------------------------------------------------5-----------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------2---2---------7-----------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---5---5---5---5\------------------0---5-7-------------------------|
D---------------------------------2---2---2---2-----------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---3---3-----------5-------|
D-------------------------------------------------5---5-----------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------7---|
|-0-------1-------2-------3-------4-------5-------6-------7-------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0---5---5-3-5---3---3-------|
D-0h3---------0-------------------0h3-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------3-------1---1-3-5-----------0---5\----------------------|
D-3-------------------------------0-3---------4-------------------|


pre-Bridge:      5/4
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .    .
|----------------------------------10--|
|-----------------------------7-10-----|
|-5-------3-------1-------8-8----------|
D--------------------------------------|

                                 2/4
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------8---8---8-----------|
D-8---8---8---8---------------------------|

                                                 5/4
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   .
|-------------7-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------7-----------------5---------------------------------------|
|-5---5-5-8-----------------5-----5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-----|
D-----------------5---5-5-8-------------------------------------------|


Bridge:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------2-------2-------0-------0-------|
D-5-----------5---5---------2-------------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------3-----|
D-5---------------0-------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------2-----------2---0-------0-------|
D-5-------5-------5---------2-------------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------3---------------|
D-5-------5-------0---------------3-------------------------------|


---------
interlude
---------


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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
|---------5---------------5---------------5---------------5-------|
D-2h5-------------2h5-------------2h5-------------2h5-------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----5---3---5-------5---3---5-------2---0---2-------2---0---2---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2h5-------------3h6-------------0h3-------------0h3-------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-------------------------------------------------------------5---|
|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-----5-----|
|---------5---------------5---------------5---------------3-------|
D-2h5-------------2h5-------------2h5-------------2h5-------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----5---3---5-------5---3---5-------2---0---2-------2---0---2---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3h6-------------3h6-------------0h3-------------0h3-------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-------------2-----------2-------------------2-----------2-------|
|---------2-----------2-------2-----------2-----------2-------2---|
|-----2-----------0h3-----------------2-----------0h3-------------|
D-2h5-----------------------------2h5-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-------------2-----------2---------------------------------------|
|---------2-----------2-------------------------------------------|
|-----2-----------0h3---------------------------------------------|
D-2h5-------------------------5-----------------------------------|


  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------4-----------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0-------5-3-5---0---0-------|
D-0h4---------0-------------------0h4-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------------------------------5\----|
|-----------1-----3---------------1-------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------3-----5---------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------7---|
|-0-------1-------2-------3-------4-------5-------6-------7-------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0---5---5-3-5---3---3-------|
D-0h3---------0-------------------0h3-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------3/5---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------5---3-|
|---------3-------1---1-3-5-----------0---5---1-----1-------------|
D-3-------------------------------0h3---------------------5---3---|


Chorus:
  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----0---5-----------5---3---5-------0---5---5-3-5---3---3-------|
D-0h3---------0-------------------0h3-----------------------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------12------------------|
|---------3-------1---1-3-5-----------0---5/----------------------|
D-3-------------------------------0h3-----------------------------|

...

  *
|------------------|
|------------------|
|-1----------------|
|------------------|

Tr: PD. november 2003