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Beatles: guitar tab and chords for Yesterday, Help


    Yesterday - The Beatles
    -----------------------

    from the album 'Help'
 
    Transcribed by Howard Wright
    hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com


You need to tune all strings down one tone for this, so when
you play a G shape it actually comes out in the key of F.
It's important to do this - you can't just play the thing in F
using normal tuning - you need some bass notes which you can
only get by tuning down a tone and playing as if in G.

(Chord names written as if in standard tuning)


Intro:
------

      G(no 3rd)

-----3-3-3---3-3-3------3-3-3---3-3-3------------------------------------
-----3-3-3---3-3-3------3-3-3---3-3-3------------------------------------
-----0-0-0---0-0-0------0-0-0---0-0-0------------------------------------
-----0-0-0---0-0-0------0-0-0---0-0-0------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
---3------------------3--------------------------------------------------



Verse 1:
--------

      G(no 3rd)        F#7         B7                Em

-----3-3-3---3-3-3-------2-2-2--------2-2-2------------0-0-0-------------
-----3-3-3---3-3-3-------2-2-2--------4-4-4------------0-0-0-------------
-----0-0-0---0-0-0-------3-3-3--------2-2-2------------0-0-0-------------
-----0-0-0---0-0-0-------2-2-2--------4-4-4---------2--------------------
-------------------------4-4-4----2--------------------------------------
---3-------3----------2--------------------------------------------------

    Yesterday             all my  troubles seemed so far away



       Em/D   C           D7                 G(no 3rd)

----0----0-----0-0-0---------2-2-2--------------3-3-3--------------------------
----0----0-----1-1-1---------1-1-1--------------3-3-3--------------------------
----0----0-----0-0-0---------2-2-2--------------0-0-0--------------------------
--2----0-------2-2-2-----0----------------------0-0-0--------------------------
-------------3-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------3-----------3----2----------------


                  now it  looks as if they're here to stay      oh



   Em7        A7          C  G(no 3rd)

-----0-0-0------0-0-0----0--3--3----------------------------------------------
-----3-3-3------2-2-2----1--3--3----------------------------------------------
-----0-0-0------0-0-0----0--0--0----------------------------------------------
-----2-2-2------2-2-2----2--0--0----------------------------------------------
-----2-2-2---0-----------3----------------------------------------------------
--0-------------------------3--3----------------------------------------------


   I believe        in   yesterday



Verse 2:
--------

Suddenly
I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh yesterday came suddenly



Middle 8:
---------

   F#7sus4    B7           (Em)  (C)       Am            D7         G(no 3rd)

---------------2-2-2----0-----0------------0-0-0-------2-2-2-----3-3-3---3-3-3-
----2-2-2------4-4-4----0-----1------------1-1-1-------1-1-1-----3-3-3---3-3-3-
----4-4-4------2-2-2----0-----0------------2-2-2-------2-2-2-----0-0-0---0-0-0-
----2-2-2------4-4-4----2--0--2------------2-2-2----0------------0-0-0---0-0-0-
----4-4-4---2-----------------3--2------0--------------------------------------
-2-------------------------------------------------------------3---------------


 Why       she         had to go I don't know she wouldn't say






------------------2-2-2----0-------0--------------0-0-0-----2-2-2---------
-----2-2-2--------4-4-4----0-------1--------------1-1-1-----1-1-1---------
-----4-4-4--------2-2-2----0-------0--------------2-2-2-----2-2-2---------
-----2-2-2--------4-4-4----2---0---2--------------2-2-2--0----------------
-----4-4-4-----2-------------------3-----2-----0--------------------------
--2------------------------------------------------------------------3----

   I           said       something wrong now I long for yes - ter - day


Verse 3:
--------

Yesterday
Love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh I believe in yesterday


Repeat Middle 8

Repeat Verse 


End with:


   Em7        A7          C  G(no 3rd)

-----0-0-0------0-0-0----0--3--3----------------------------------------------
-----3-3-3------2-2-2----1--3--3----------------------------------------------
-----0-0-0------0-0-0----0--0--0----------------------------------------------
-----2-2-2------2-2-2----2--0--0----------------------------------------------
-----2-2-2---0-----------3----------------------------------------------------
--0-------------------------3--3----------------------------------------------


   mmm - mmm - mmm - mmm -mm m mmmmm




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