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Beatles: guitar tab and chords for Good Morning Good Morning, Sgt Pepper

Good Morning Good Morning - Lennon/McCartney
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   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
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A    D

     A             D
Good morning, good morning

     A             D
Good morning, good morning

     A      (NC)
Good morning ah


Verse 1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A    Em    G       A

A    Em    G       A     D


Middle 8
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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
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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
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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
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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         E




  



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