Wade in the water motif 1-2
Here I have looped the chunks of the vocal melody and slowed them down for those who want to play lead to get to know the part. This gives you the chance to develop your transcribing ability and your playing in time. There’s one that is slower and one at original tempo. Try both.
If you want to develop your ability to play by ear, you can also try to work out the notes from listening repeatedly to the looped sections. The melodies can all be found inside position 1 of A minor pentatonic. The tab is there for reference, but to get the cool rhythm of the phrasing, refer to the audio.
Pro tip: don’t try both parts of each motif at once. Play one for all the repetitions of the loop, a few times. Then play the other. Then play them together.
Wade in the Water motif 3-4