Good Morning Good Morning - Lennon/McCartney -------------------------------------------- From the album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Transcribed by Howard Wright hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com Another timeless rock classic from the pen of John Lennon! Some wonderfully lively and creative bass work from Paul on this track really adds bounce. The superb guitar solo was also Paul's work, with that unique blend of agressive blues and fluid, Indian-inspired playing. As with many Lennon tracks the bars and rhythmic stresses sound a little unusual (there's a mixture of bars with 2, 3 and 4 beats) but in fact closely follow the natural rhythms of the lyrics. The intro and chorus use a fairly staccato strumming style so that the chords are not left to sustain much, but are played in a fairly dry, "choppy" style. All chord shapes shown at then end. NC = no chord Intro ------ A D A D Good morning, good morning A D Good morning, good morning A (NC) Good morning ah Verse 1 -------- A Em G A Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in A Em G A Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been D E Nothing to do it's up to you Chorus ------- E A Em G I've got nothing to say but it's OK A D Good morning, good morning A (NC) Good morning ah Verse 2 -------- A Em G A Going to work don't want to go feeling low down A Em G A Heading for home you start to roam then you're in town Middle 8 --------- A D A D A Everybody knows there's nothing doing D A Everything is closed it's like a ruin D A Everyone you see is half asleep D A And you're on your own you're in the street Verse 3 -------- A Em G A After a while you start to smile now you feel cool A Em G A Then you decide to take a walk by the old school D E Nothing is changed it's still the same Chorus ------- E A Em G I've got nothing to say but it's OK A D Good morning, good morning A (NC) Good morning ah Guitar solo ------------ A Em G A A Em G A D Middle 8 --------- A D A People running round it's five o'clock D A Everywhere in town is getting dark D A Everyone you see is full of life D A It's time for tea and meet the wife Verse 4 -------- A Em G A Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here A Em G A Watching the skirt you start to flirt now you're in gear D E Go to a show you hope she goes Chorus ------- E A Em G I've got nothing to say but it's OK A D Good morning, good morning A D Good morning, good A D Good morning, good morning A D Good morning, good (repeat and fade) Chord shapes ------------- I find that using different shapes for some of the A and D chords in different parts of the song works well, so here are my suggestions. Feel free to try your own variations on the shapes used. For all the "Good morning" lines (intro, chorus) and for the middle 8: EADGBE EADGBE x07655 xx0775 A D For the rest: EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 577655 x79987 355433 xx0232 022100 A Em G D EBack to guitar tabs
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