You're My Best Friend tab guide

Words and music by John Deacon

note: Note: As usually the arrangement was done with freedom. Unfortuately the melodic bass is hardly included in this arrangement. Note the extensive use of syncopations, you may have difficulties with them. The fingering is also not something obvious, but with an intermediate experience it won't be problem for you.
Arranged for solo classical guitar.

meter: 4/4, shuffle beat


Intro
    *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-1-----------------------1-----------------------1-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|---------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1-----------------1---0-------------------------|
|-3-----------------3---1-------------------------|
|-2-----------------2---0-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|


Verse
  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1-----------1---------0-------------------------|
|-3---------1-3---------1-----------------------1-|
|-2-----------2-----2---0-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1---1-1-----1-----1-----0-----------------------|
|-3-----------3-----3-----1-----1-----------------|
|-2-----------2-----2-----0---------0-----------0-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3---------3-----3-----3-----3-------3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|


  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1-----------1---------0-------------------------|
|-3p1-3----p1-3--p1-------1-----------------------|
|-2-----------2-----2-----0-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------0-1-2-----|
|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3---------0-|
|---------------------------------------------3---|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1--------(0)1---------0-------0-----1---3-------|
|-3---------1-3---------1-------1-----3---5-------|
|-2---------0-2-----2---0-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3---------3-------3---------3-------3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1-----------------------0-----0---------0-------|
|-3---------1-3---------1-1-----1-----3-----3---1-|
|-2---------0-2-----2---0-0-----0-----0---------2-|
|-------------------2-----------2-----0-----------|
|-3-----3---------3-------3-----------2-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


Bridge 1
  *     .     .     .     *     .
|-----------------------2-------------------2-----|
|-------------1---0-1---3-------------------3-----|
|-------------2-----2---------2-----------------2-|
|-------------2-----------0-----0-----0-----0-----|
|-0-----0-----0-----0-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------------------------0-----0---------0-3---5-|
|-1---1-1---3-------3-----1-----1-----3---------5-|
|-2---------4-------4-----0-----0-----0---------5-|
|-3---------5-------5-----------------0-----------|
|-------------------------3-----3-----2-----------|
|-1---------------3-----3-------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-----0-----------------2-----------------2-------|
|-----1-----------0-1---3-----------------3-----1-|
|-----2-----------------------2-----------2-2---2-|
|-------------------------0-----0-----0-----0---3-|
|-------0-----0-----0-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------1-|

                                                  2/4
  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .     *     .
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----1-1---3-----3-3---5-----5---5---5---------5-3---5-3---3-|
|-----2-2---4-----4-4---4-----4---4---7---5-----5-4---5-4---2-|
|-----3-3---5-----5-5---6-----6---6---7---------------------3-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------3-----------4-------------5-----5-----3-----------|


  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-----------------1-----1-----------------------0-|
|-----1-----------1-----3-----------------1-1-----|
|-----2-----------2-----1-------------------------|
|-----3-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|


  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----1-----------------1-----------------------1-|
|-----0-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|


Bridge 2
  *     .     .     .
|-1-----------1---------0-|
|-3---------1-3---------1-|
|-2-----------2-----2-----|
|-------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-------|
|-------------------------|


  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------3-----4-----4-----8-----------5-----------|
|-------5-----5-----5----10---------------8-5-----|
|-------5-----4-----4----12-----------5-----5---7-|
|-------------------------------------5-----------|
|-3-----3-----------------0-----0-----------------|
|-------------4-----4-----------------6-----6-----|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------------------0-----------------------1-----|
|-3-----1-----1---------3-----1-3-----4-----1---1-|
|-2-----2-----2---2-----1-------3-----3-----1-----|
|-3-----3-----3---------3-------3-----5-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----------1-----|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-----------0-------0---0-----------2-------------|
|-3---3-----0-------0-----3---1-----3-------------|
|-4---4-----1-------1-----2-----2---2-------2-----|
|-5---5-------------2-----2-----------0---0-------|
|-----------------2-------0---2-3-----------------|
|-3-----x-----0-----------------------------------|

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

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----1-----------------1-----------------------1-|
|-----0-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|


repeat VERSE with altered measures 7-8:

  *     .     .     .      *      .     .      .
|-1---------0-1------------------------------8-------|
|-3---------1-3-------------------8-----10---8-------|
|-2---------0-2-----2-------------9-----10-----------|
|-----------------------10-----10--------------------|
|-3-----3---------3----------------------------------|
|--------------------------8----------8--------8(\)--|


repeat BRIDGE 1 (altered lead tune omitted)

SOLO = Bridge 2 altered from measure 6 to end
(beginning of lead guitar omitted)


    *     .     .     .     *     .      .     .
|---3---3-------4---4-------5---7-8---10-------------|
|---3---3-------5---5-------5---9-10--10-------------|
|---4---4-------4---4-------5---7-9---11-------------|
|-------------------------------------0--0-----------|
|---------------------------0-----------------<12>---|
|-3-----------0-----------0--------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------3-----------------7-----6-----5-----3---0-|
|-------5---------6-5-----8-----7-----6-----5-----|
|-------4---------------7-------5-----4---0-2-----|
|-5-----------------------5-----5-----5-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----------3-----------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----1-----------------1-----------------------1-|
|-----0-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|


(In the original song there is a tag section of four measures
here that I omitted)


Outro:
  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1-----------1---------0-------------------------|
|-3---------1-3---------1-----------------------1-|
|-2-----------2-----2---0-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-------3-----3-----3-----3-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-1---------------------0-------------------------|
|-3---------1-3---------1-------------------0---1-|
|-2---------0-2---2-----0-------------------0---0-|
|-----------------2-------------------------0---2-|
|-3-----3-----3---------3-3-----3-----3-----2---3-|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .
|-----------------------0-------------------1---3-|
|-------------------3---1-------------------0---5-|
|-------------------0---0-------------------0---5-|
|-------------------0-----------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3-----2---3-3-----3-----3-----2---3-|
|-------------------------------------------------|

  *     .     .     .     *
|-----------------8-7---8----------|
|-------------------8---8----------|
|-------------------7---9----------|
|-------2-----5-----0--------------|
|-3---------------------7----------|
|----------------------------------|







Arranged by PD. 2003
Last update: 2007-03-21