I'm Only Sleeping - The Beatles ------------------------------- From the album: Revolver Transcribed by Howard Wright hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com You need to tune down a semi-tone (half-step) for this, so you play standard chord shapes for Em, Am etc but they will actually be a semi-tone lower (i.e. Ebm, Abm). All chord shapes are given at the end. They're all pretty straight-forward chords, but remember that after both of the middle eights the first chord of the verse is E7 not Em. Verse 1: --------- Em Am When I wake up early in the morning G C G B7 Lift my head I'm still yawning Em Am When I'm in the middle of a dream G C G C Stay in bed, float upstream Chorus : --------- G Am Please don't wake me no don't shake me Bm Am Cmaj7 Leave me where I am I'm only sleeping Bass riff : A---------2------ E--0---3-----3--- Verse 2: -------- Em Am Everybody seems to think I'm lazy G C G B7 I don't mind, I think they're crazy Em Am Running everywhere at such a speed G C G C Till they find, there's no need Chorus : --------- G Am Bm Please don't spoil my day I'm miles away Am Cmaj7 And after all I'm only sleeping (bass riff) Em Middle 8 : ------------ Dm7 Keeping an eye E7 Am Am/G on the world going by my window F Taking my time Verse 3: --------- E7 Am Lying there and staring at the ceiling G C G B7 Waiting for a sleepy feeling (Solo over second half of verse - same chords as earlier verses) Then: Another chorus Another middle 8 Another verse - repeat first verse but swap first Em chord for E7 Another chorus End on Em fade out. Chord Shapes: ------------- EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 022000 x02210 320003 x32013 Em Am G C EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x21202 x24432 x32000 xx0211 B7 Bm Cmaj7 Dm7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 020100 3x2210 133211 E7 Am/G FBack to guitar tabs
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