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  ZZ Top - Waitin' For the Bus (Text -Tab)

WAITIN' FOR THE BUS

As recorded by ZZ Top
(From the 1973 Album TRES HOMBRES)

Transcribed by unregistered


Words by Billy Gibbons Music by ZZ Top

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. I panned left - Gibbons'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. II panned right - Gibbons'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr. III w/ slide - Gibbons'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Solo Gtr. IV w/ wah - Gibbons'

Intro
Q=100
N.C.(A)
1/4 4/4
Gtr I
------------PM----| PM--------------PM--| PM-------
E E +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|
|---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5---5-7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5---5-7-|
|-----|-----0-0-0-0---0-------|-----0-0-0-0---0-------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
| E e e E e e Q E e e E e e Q
|
| Gtr II
| ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~
| E E +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-------------------5---|-------------------5---|
|---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-7-5-5-----7-|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|


-------PM--| PM---------------PM--| PM ~
+E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------5----5---|--------------------5----5-----|
|-(7)-5-7-5--7---5--------5-7-|-(7)-5-7-5--7---5--------5-7---|
|-----0-0-0--0-------0--------|-----0-0-0--0-------0----------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
| E e e E e E Q E e e E e E Q
|
|~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~
| +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------5---|----------------------5-----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-----------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------7---|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


Verses
(A)
~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~
+E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
||------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||----------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
||--(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------|
|
| ~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~
| +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
||------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||--------------------5---|-------------------5---|
||--(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|
||------------------------|-----------------------|


~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~
+E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|
|~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~
| +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5-------7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


(A)
~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~
+E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5-7-|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|
| ~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~
| +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S e E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------5---|---------------5---5-7-|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|


(D)
~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
+E e e e S S S +S e E +E e e e S S S +S e E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------6-(6)-6---|---------------6-(6)-6----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5---------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-5------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------7--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|
|~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| +E e e e S S S +S e E +E e e e S S S +S e E
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------------6---|---------------------6----|
|-(7)-5-7-5-7-7-5-(5)---7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-7-5-(5)------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------7--|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


(A)
~~~ ~~~~~~~~
+E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------5---5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5---5---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------0-|
|
| ~~~ ~~~~~~~~
| +E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S S S E E
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------5---|---------------5---5---|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x---------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------0-|


Chorus
1.
To Coda
E7 G N.C.
~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~
E E E E Q. +E E E E e S S E E E
|------------------|------------------------||
|---------3----(3)-|---------0-------------o||
|------------------|-------0----------------||
|-----2------------|-----0-------------/7---||
|---2---2----------|-----------5p3---------o||
|-0----------------|-(3)-----------5-0------||
|
| ~~ ~~~~~~~
| E E E E H E E E e S S E E E
|------------------|------------------------||
|---------3--------|-------0---------------o||
|------------------|-----0---0--------------||
|-----2------------|--0----------------/7---||
|---2---2----------|-----------5p3---------o||
|-0----------------|---------------5-0------||


2.
G N.C. A5 C5 D5
~~~~
E E E e S S E E E +E E e S S +H
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------0-----------|--------------------|
|-------0-------------|-------5---7-(7)----|
|-----0-------------2-|-(2)---5---7-(7)----|
|-----------5p3-----0-|-(0)-0-3-0-5-(5)----|
|-(3)-----------5-0---|--------------------|
|
| ~~~~
| E E E e S S E E E +E E e S S +H
|---------------------|--------------------|
|-------0-------------|--------------------|
|-----0---0-----------|-------5---7-(7)----|
|--0----------------7-|-(7)-------7-(7)----|
|-----------5p3-------|-----0---0-5-(5)----|
|---------------5-0---|--------------------|


Harmonica Solo
(A)
Gtrs I, II
PM----------------| ~~~~~~~~~PM----------| ~~~~~
E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------3------|--------------------3-------|
|--5---3---5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5---|
|
| Gtr III
| ~~ ~~~
| E +E H E +E H. E +E
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|-10-(10)s14-----------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s=|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------------|----------------------------|


(A)
PM-------------| ~~~~~~~~~PM----------| ~~~~
+E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o--------------------3------|--------------------3------|
||--(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|
|
| ~~~ ~~~
| H. E +E H. E +E
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|
||o---------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------|---------------------------|


~~~~~PM----------| ~~~~~~~~~PM----------| ~~~~~
+E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|--------------------3------|--------------------3-------o||
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5----||
|
| ~~~ ~~~
| H. E +E H. E +E
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s=o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||
|---------------------------|----------------------------o||
|---------------------------|-----------------------------||

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/z/zz-top/21269.html ]
(A)
~~~PM----------| ~~~~~~~~~PM----------| ~~~~
+E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------3------|--------------------3------|
|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|-(5)-3-5-3-5-3-5-3------5--|
|
| ~~~ ~~~
| H. E +E H. E +E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-14----------------10-(10)s|=14----------------10-(10)s|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


~~~~~PM--------------------| ~
+E S S S S S S S S S S S S E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------3-------3-------3------|
|-(5)-3-5---5-3-5---5-3-5---5-3--|
|
| Gtr IV
| ~~~ ~
| H. E E
|--------------------------------|
|-14-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------3--|


Guitar Solo
(G)
Gtr IV
~~~~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~~~~
+E Q. S S S S S E S S S E E E S S S S +Q
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----8b10-----10-8----8-----------|--------8b10-8b10-8b10-8pb10-8-------------|
|-------------------10---8---------|--8--10------------------------8-----------|
|--------------------------10---10-|---------------------------------10-(10)---|
|-(3)------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtrs I, II
| ~~~PM---------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~ PM-----------------------| ~~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|------------------------1---------|--------------------------------------1----|
|-(3)-1----3-1--3-1--3-1------3----|-(3)----1----3----1----3-----1-3--1------3-|


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
S S S S +Q S S S S Q +E +E. +E. +E. +E. +E
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------8----8b10==(8)r------8----8-8b10---|-(8)pb10-(8)b10---(8)b10---(8)b10-----(8)b10---(8)b10--|
|-/10----10--------------10---10----------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~~ PM---------------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~~ PM--------------------------| ~~~~~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------1------|---------------------------------------------1---------|
|--(3)----1--------3---1--3-1--3-1------3-|-(3)------1-----3--------1--3-----1-3--1--------3------|


(G)
~~~~~~~
+E E Q S S Q. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|------------11b13---11b13-11-------------|-----8------------------------------------|
|-(8)pb10-10------------------10b12-------|-10----10-8-10-8---------8----------------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------------10-8-10---10-10-10p8-8b9-|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
| PM-------------------------------| ~~~~~~~~ PM--------------------| ~~~~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------1---|----------------------------------1-------|
|-(3)------1--3----1--3-----1--3----1---3-|-(3)----1----3----1----3-1--3--1------3---|


~~~~~
+E S S Q. E +Q E E Q. S S S S E
|--------------------------------|-------11b13-------11-8-------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------11-8-10b12==|
|--------------------------------|-----0------------------------------|
|-(8)----------------8b9---(8)---|------------------------------------|
|-----10-8-10--------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~ PM----------------| ~~~~~~~~PM---------------| ~~~~~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------1----|-------------------------1---/7-----|
|-(3)--1----3--1-3-1-3---1-----3-|-(3)-1--3----1-3-1--3-1-------------|


(E)
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-(10)r-10b12==10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|
| ~~~~~PM----------------------------| ~~~~~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------5----------|
|--(7)---5---------7-----5-----7--5--7--5--------7----|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


~~~~~~
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S +S S S S E
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-10--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10--10-10-10-10-10r10-10-8-------8---8------|
|--------------------------------------------------|----------------------------9-(9)---9---9\---|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~ PM------------------------| ~~~~~~~~~~~ PM-----------------------| ~~
| +E E E E S S S S E E +E E E E S S S S E E
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------5----------|------------------------------------5--------|
|-(7)-----5-----7-----5-----7--5--7--5--------7----|-(7)-----5-----7-----5----7-5--7--5-----7----|
|--------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


Q=7Q=100
D.C. al Coda
(E) N.C.
G
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
Q +E S S Q +e E +Q Q H
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|-10b12---(10)-10-8--------------------|--------------|
|-------------------7b9-----(7)pb9\----|--------------|
|-----------------------------------/7-|-(7)--5--4----|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|
| G
| PM-----| ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| +E E E E S S E E E +Q Q H
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------|
|-----------------------------------/7-|-(7)--5--4----|
|-(7)---5---7---5---5---3--------------|--------------|
|-------------------------5--0---------|--------------|


Outro
&
(A) N.C. E5
tr I
~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~
E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S E Q
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|---------------5---5---|---------------------*|
|-(7)-5-7-5---5-------7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------*|
|-----------------------|-----------5-3---2---*|
|-----------------------|---------------5-0---*|
|
|tr II
|~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~
| E e e e S S S S e E +E e e e S S E Q
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-----------------------|---------------------*|
|-------------------5---|---------------------*|
|-(7)-5-7-5-x-x-x-----7-|-(7)-5-7-5-----------*|
|-----------------------|-----------5-3---2---*|
|-----------------------|---------------5-0---*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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