10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

published by Maarten Tromp

This is the bass tab for Dreadlock Holiday by 10cc, from the album Bloody Tourists (1978), played by Graham Gouldman.

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IVPCVP2CVVmPmCmVmOm

Bass tab

Intro

    Gm               Cm7              Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|5---------------|----------------|
A  |------------5---|3---------------|------------5---|3---------------|
E  |3---------------|----------------|----------------|--------------1-|
    Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|
A  |--------------1-|3-3--3--3-------|
E  |3---------------|--------------1-|

Verse

    Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|
A  |--------------1-|3---------------|
E  |3---------------|--------------1-|

Pre-chorus

        Gm               Cm7
G  ----|----------------|----------------|
D  ----|5--5----5-------|----------------|
A  --5-|------5-----5---|3--3----3---5---|
E  ----|----------------|------3---------|
    Gm               Cm7              Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------5-------|
D  |5---------------|----------------|5---------------|------5---------|
A  |------------5---|3-----------5---|------------5---|3--6------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Chorus

    Gm               E♭               Cm7              E♭
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |5--5----5---3---|----------------|----------------|------------3---*||
A  |------5---------|6--6----6-6-5---|3--3----3---5---|6--6----6-6-----*||
E  |----------------|------6---------|------3---------|------6--------- ||
    B♭                                                         Am7 Dm7
G  |3--3--3---------|----------------|3--3--3---------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A  |----------------|1--1--1---------|----------------|1--1--1-0---5---|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------1-|

2nd pre-chorus

    Gm               E♭
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |5--5----5---3---|------------3---|
A  |------5---------|6--6----6-6-----|
E  |----------------|------6---------|
    Gm               Cm7              Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------5-------|
D  |5---------------|----------------|----------------|------5---------|
A  |------------5---|3-----------5---|------------5---|3--6------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|3---------------|----------------|

Verse (modulated)

    G♯m              C♯m7
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|
A  |--------------2-|4---------------|
E  |4---------------|--------------2-|

Pre-chorus (modulated)

    G♯m              E
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |6--6----6---4---|------------4---|
A  |------6---------|7--7----7-7-----|
E  |----------------|------7---------|
    G♯m              C♯m7             G♯m              C♯m7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--------6-------|
D  |6---------------|----------------|----------------|------6---------|
A  |------------6---|4-----------6---|------------6---|4--7------------|
E  |----------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------|

Chorus (modulated)

    G♯m              E                C♯m7             E
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |6--6----6-6-4---|----------------|----------------|------------4---*||
A  |------6---------|7--7----7-7-6---|4--4----4-4-6---|7--7----7-7-----*||
E  |----------------|------7---------|------4---------|------7--------- ||
    B                                                          A#m7 D#m7
G  |4--4--4---------|----------------|4--4--4---------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------1---|
A  |----------------|2--2--2---------|----------------|2--2--2-1-------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Outtro (modulated)

    Gm               Cm7
G  |----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|
A  |--------------2-|4-4--4--4-------|
E  |4---------------|--------------2-|