Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Tao, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Tao

    Tao Guest

    Oct 8, 2001
    I've been looking all over the web but I can't seem to find a tab for "Across the Universe" Originally by the Beatles but covered by Fiona Apple. The tab for either one would be greatly appreciated if anyone knows where to find it.
    Thanks heaps
  2. APouncer

    APouncer Guest

    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    Uh Oh! ! ! !
  3. seamus

    seamus Guest

    Feb 8, 2001
    This will probably get moved to another forum, but welcome to TB. :) Hopefully you'll receive some constructive response to this, but you may want to post tab requests in a more music specific forum in the future; e.g, Recordings.

    I doubt you'll have much luck locating bass tab for this song, but you can probably find a guitar tab providing chord progressions. I can't recall what the bass line does in that song, but if you listen to the song repeatedly, it might be a good listening exercise for picking out the notes yourself.

    Ignore any anti-tab posts you get. There exists a preponderance of members who are predisposed to incessant browbeating and disparaging remarks whenever someone raises the subject of tablature.
  4. TonyS


    Dec 13, 1999
    Welcome to Talkbass .... ditto what Seamus said.

    Now duck.
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    There are a few words you must use great caution with here at Talkbass. Some of them are (in no particular order):

    Jeff Berlin

    There are many more, but that's a good starters list.
  7. Ignus

    Ignus Guest

    Jul 27, 2001
    Is it that easy to get flamed on this board? Maybe those that flame others that are unaware of the locations of certain posts should constructively say so instead of ragging on someone. Man.. Stick a peice of coal up someones ass and..WOW! Out comes a diamond.

  8. And Soundgear.
  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    useuseuse earsearsears
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    movemovemovemove miscmiscmiscmisc
  11. jazzbo

    jazzbo Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Click Here for fun with TaBZ!

    #----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
    #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
    #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
    Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 22:06:50 -0600
    From: [email protected] (chris)
    Subject: Across the Universe (first message may not have worked)

    This is Across the universe as I believe John originally played it. The
    song was sped up for inclusion on the World Wildlife Fund album (as heard on
    Past Masters volume II), and then slowed down again for the Let It Be album.
    When Phil Spector (producer of Let It Be) slowed the song down, he actually
    brought the song down a half step; from D to roughly C#. You can play along
    with the album by playing in C#, tuning your guitar down a half step and
    playing in D, or using a capo on the first fret and playing in C. Marc
    Hertzberg's transcription can show you how to play it in C. Here it is in
    original form...

    Across The Universe
    by the Beatles

    Intro :


    D Bm F#m
    Words are flowing out like endless rain into a athlete's cup
    Em7 A A7
    They slither while they pass my hip is on across the Universe.
    D Bm F#m
    Pools of sweat, waves of boys are sifting through my opened mind
    Em7 Gm
    Possessing and caressing me.

    D A7sus4
    Jai Guru Deva Om Hip Hop you don't stop
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world

    D Bm F#m Em7
    Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
    A A7
    They call me names those bastards.
    D Bm F#m
    Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox (yeah yeah)
    Em7 A A7
    They tumble blindly as they make their way across Wyoming.

    D A7sus4
    Jai Guru De Va Om La la La Dee
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world

    D Bm F#m
    Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears
    Em7 Gm
    Inciting and inviting me to brunch.
    D Bm F#m Em7
    Limited, dying love which shines around me like a million suns
    A A7
    And calls me on and on across Utah.

    D A7sus4
    Jai Guru Deva Om
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    Nothing's gonna change my world
    G D
    Nothing's gonna change my world

    Jai Guru Deva. (Repeat)

    transcribed by Chris Sears
    [email protected]
    Tab Special Notations:
    ----0---- play the open string ('fret zero')
    ----5---- play fret five
    ----5~--- play fret five with vibrato
    ----5^$-- play fret five with my cousin Darryl from Green Bay
    ---5/7--- play fret five, slide up to fret seven
    ---7\5--- play fret seven, slide down to fret five
    ---%3--- play whatever you want, nobody's listening
    --8b(9)-- play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
    the pitch of fret nine
    --b(9)8-- play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
    unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
    ----h7--- hammer-on to fret seven
    ----p5--- pull-off to fret five
    ---/7---- slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
    undefined, judge by ear)
    ---15\--- play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
    undefined, judge by ear)
    ---7up9-3-- play like really fast and stuff
    ---0h3--- play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
    ---7p5--- play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five
    ---5htr67-- play with both feet submerged in water
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    what happens if i say:

    Fieldy is God , Jeff Berlin says Metronome Sucks

  13. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    :D :p x infinity x 2
  14. Hmmm you can make some pretty disgusting sentences out of those words....

    I would post them, but they are just dirty.. :D Have fun, make up your own fun sentance with the above (stupidly) taboo words from here on

    Hmm in code: 2, 4, 6's, 1....

    Not too hard to figure out.. just keep it to yourself.. ah yes, the mind of a dirty dirty little boy :eek:



  15. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
    well f u too punk :mad:
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Cat fight, Cat fight!!
  17. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    don't worry man, i understood ya. do you think maybe if we got Jeff and Fieldy drunk enough ...?
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Watch the namecalling. It is not tolerated.:mad:
  19. jazzbo

    jazzbo Guest

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I think that a thorough read through of the lyrics and tabs that I posted will show just how helpful I can be, thank you very much.