E-Chords
Mr. Big

Around The World Bass(Bass guitar)

Mr. Big

Key: B
Part A (Main Riff) 

|-------------------------------------------------------------- -----/~9-----| 
|--------------------------------------------7-5--------------- -------------| 
|---7------7-10-7------7---5------------5-7--------7-5-7-5----- -7--------7--| 
|-----7-10--------10-7---7---7-0----0-7--------------------7-5- -0-----------| 

The lick (indicated with a space) will change throughout the song 

|---------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------7-5----------------- ----7----5h4p5h4p5-| 
|---7------7-10-7------7---5------------5-7--------7-5-7-5------- -------------------| 
|-----7-10--------10-7---7---7-0----0-7--------------------7-6--- -5-----------------| 



Part B (Verse) 

|-------------------------| 
|--------------7--5-------| X 4 
|--------7--5-------------| 
|--0h7--------------------| 

Between the riffs (=breaks) Sheehan plays licks that will also vary through the song 

Lick at 2nd break: 

 --9--999-999-| 
 -------------| 
 -------------| 
 -------------| 



Part C (Pre-Chorus) 

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------------------------| 
|--0h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-3-1-| 



Part D (Chorus) 

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------5------------------------------------------| 
|---------3(...)-----------------------3/5---5\3------------3(...)--------------------| 
|---1(...)-------3-----------------3--------------3--1(...)-------3(...)-4-4-4--3--3--| 

|---------------------------| 
|---------------------------| 
|--------3(...)------2(...)-| 
|--1(...)------3(...)-------| 


Then it goes: 

Part A with the lick 1 being: 
        --------7--9-7-9-| 
        -----------------| 
        --7--------------| 
        -----0-----------| 

      Lick 2 is the same 


Part B 
        Lick break 1: 
        --------------| 
        --------------| 
        ----77777-----| 
        --------------| 

        Lick on break 2 is some kind of sliding or something 

        Break 3: 
        ---9t<19>...9t<12>--|    Look  for Sheehan bass solos and you'll know 
        --------------------|    what this means, he does it alot 
        --------------------| 
        --------------------| 

        Break 4: 
        --p<16>-| 
        --------| 
        --------| 
        --------| 
Part C 
Part D 


Part E (Bridge) 

|-----------55555---------------------------7---------------------------| 
|---------------------7-9----------------9-----9------------------------| 
|----5(...)-------5/7------7(...)-7--10-----------10--------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------8(...)--10(...)-| 


Part A and lick 1: 

         --------------------| 
         --------------------|   He's problably using his D-Tuner but you can also quickly 
         --------------------|   tune down 1 step and up again with normal headscrew 
         --0--0\(-2)/0--3--0-| 

         Lick 2 
           let it ring 
         ------<5>--| 
         ------<5>--| 
         --0--------| 
         -----------| 


Part F (Bass/guitar solo) 

|---------------------------------t12p0h7h9--t12p0h3h4----------------------------| 
|-----------------------t12p0h5h7--------------------- t12h5h7--------------------| 
|------------t12p0h4h5-----------------------------------------t12p0h7h9----------| 
|--t12p0h2h3-------------------------------------------------------------t12p0h10-| 

|------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------2-5-2-----------5-7-----------5-7-5------------7-10-| 
|--0-3-5-------5-3-0-5-7---------0-5-7-------7-5-0-7-10------| 

|---------------------------------t12p0h7h9--t12p0h3h4----------------------------| 
|-----------------------t12p0h5h7--------------------- t12h5h7--------------------| 
|------------t12p0h4h5-----------------------------------------t12p0h7h9----------| 
|--t12p0h2h3-------------------------------------------------------------t12p0h10-| 

|------2h4p2------------------------<5>-------<3>--| 
|--0h5-------5p2p0-5p2---------<5>--<5>--<3>--<3>--| 
|----------------------5p2p0---<5>-------<3>-------| 
|--------------------------------------------------| 

|---------------------------------t12p0h7h9--t12p0h3h4----------------------------| 
|-----------------------t12p0h5h7--------------------- t12h5h7--------------------| 
|------------t12p0h4h5-----------------------------------------t12p0h7h9----------| 
|--t12p0h2h3-------------------------------------------------------------t12p0h10-| 

|------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------2-5-2-----------5-7-----------5-7-5------------7-10-| 
|--0-3-5-------5-3-0-5-7---------0-5-7-------7-5-0-7-10------| 

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------2h5p2-----------5h7p5------------7h10p10--------------10h12p10-| 
|--0-3-5-------5-3-0-5-7-------7-5-0-7-10---------10-7-0-10-12----------| 

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------17-14-| 
|---------------12h14p12---------------14h17p14---------------17h19p17-----------| 
|-12-10-0-12-15----------15-12-0-15-17----------17-15-0-17-19----------19--------| 


The bass and guitar solo/battle is just some ipmrovisation on a E minor pentatonic 
scale and the ending of the solo goes like: 

|-19b21--19--14b16--14-12-| 
|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------| 

Rest of the song: 

Part D 
Part A lick 1: 

          --9--999-999-| 
          -------------| 
          -------------| 
          -------------| 
        lick 2: 

          ----------| 
          ----7--5--| 
          ----------| 
          -5-----3--| 

Part F, end: 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------2h5p2-----------5h7p5------------7h10p10--------------10h12p10-| 
|--0-3-5-------5-3-0-5-7-------7-5-0-7-10---------10-7-0-10-12----------| 

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------17-14/~15-| 
|---------------12h14p12---------------14h17p14---------------17h19p17---------------| 
|-12-10-0-12-15----------15-12-0-15-17----------17-15-0-17-19----------19------------| 


Part A,one riff played slower and a modification on the end: 

|----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------7-5-----------------| 
|---7------7-10-7------7---5------------5-7--------7-5-7-5-------| 
|-----7-10--------10-7---7---7-0----0-7--------------------7-5-3-|  

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