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Get Back

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1968
Duration :
Key :
Meter :

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Get Back


Intro:
[the intro shows the flavor of the rhythm guitar
playing throughout the song]

    A
-|----------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------
-|--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2----
-|--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2----
-|--X--0--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2----
-|----------------------------------------------------

                                 G/A D/A A
-|--------------------------5--5--3---2--0-------------
-|--------------------------2--2--0---3--2-------------
-|--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--2--2--0---2--2-------------
-|--X--2--X--2--X--2--X--2--------2---0--2-------------
-|--X--0--X--2--X--2--X--2--------0---0--0-------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------


Verse:
[the remainder of the tab is for the lead guitar]
    A
-|-----------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------
-|--7----9-----7---9----7---------9-----7----9---------
-|--5----5-----5---5----5---------5-----5----5---------
   Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner

    D                       A
-|-------------------------------------------12------------------------
-|------------------------------10--12b(14)------b(14)12--10------10---
-|-------------------------/11--------------------------------11-------
-|--7------9-------7---9-----------------------------------------------
-|--5------5-------5---5-----------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------------
   But he knew it couldn't last

    A
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------
-|--7----9--------7---9----7-----9----7----9---------
-|--5----5--------5---5----5-----5----5----5---------
   Jojo left his home in Tucson Ari  zona 

    D                       A
-|------------------------------------------12------------------------
-|-----------------------------10--12b(14)------b(14)12--10------10---
-|------------------------/11--------------------------------11-------
-|--7---------9---7---9-----------------------------------------------
-|--5---------5---5---5-----------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------------------------
   For some Cali fornia grass                                Get back

     A      
-|---------------9--9--9--9--9---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|---------------8--8--8--8--8---------------8--8--8--8--8--------
-|---------------9--9--9--9--9---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|------------7---------------------------7-----------------------
-|------7--9------------------------7--9--------------------------
-|--/9--------------------------/9--------------------------------
                          Get Back                   Get Back

     D7                         A           G/A    D/A   A
-|---------------8--8--8--8--8---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|---------------7--7--7--7--7---------------8--8--8--8--8--------
-|---------------7--7--7--7--7---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|------------7---------------------------7-----------------------
-|------7--9------------------------7--9--------------------------
-|--/9--------------------------/9--------------------------------
   to where you once   be long                      Get  back

     A      
-|---------------9--9--9--9--9---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|---------------8--8--8--8--8---------------8--8--8--8--8--------
-|---------------9--9--9--9--9---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|------------7---------------------------7-----------------------
-|------7--9------------------------7--9--------------------------
-|--/9--------------------------/9--------------------------------
                          Get Back                   Get Back

     D7                         A
-|---------------8--8--8--8--8---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|---------------7--7--7--7--7---------------8--8--8--8--8--------
-|---------------7--7--7--7--7---------------9--9--9--9--9--------
-|------------7---------------------------7-----------------------
-|------7--9------------------------7--9--------------------------
-|--/9--------------------------/9--------------------------------
   to where you once   be long


Guitar Lead:
     A                            
-|--------------------------------12------------------------------
-|-------10--10--10--12--12b(14)------b(14)12--10-----------------
-|--/11--------------------------------------------11-------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------

    D                   A          G   D
-|---------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------7---------------------------------------------------
-|-----7--9-----10--7--10b(11)-----------------------------------
-|--9------------------------------------------------------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------

     A                            
-|--------------------------------12------------------------------
-|-------10--10--10--12--12b(14)------b(14)12--10------10---------
-|--/11--------------------------------------------11-------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------

    D                   A               G            D
-|----------------------------------------------------------------
-|--------------------------8--5----------------------------------
-|------------7----------------------5--7b(9)--5-----5------------
-|-----7--10-----10--7--10--------7---------------7---------------
-|--9-------------------------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------------------------------------------


The rest of the song builds off these ideas.  Once you can play
the above, you'll be able to feel the small changes from verse
to verse, lead to lead.






Get Back - The Beatles
======================

The intro ,goes with an E5 played in eights, and then we have:

e-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B---------3-------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G---------2---2---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-2-2-2-2-0---2---|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|
A-2-2-2-2-----0---|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E-0-0-0-0---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|
                    Here we start singning.........

e-----------------|
B---------3-------|
G---------2---2---|
D---------0---2---|
A-2-2-4-4-----0---|
E-0-0-0-0---------|
          ^ these are only done the 2nd verse I think.. (listen to the record..)

All this goes twice, and then we have:

Chorus:
e-----------------|--same again--|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----2-3---------|--------------|-----------------|---------3-------|
G---4-------------|--------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------2---2---|
D-2---------------|--------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0---2---|
A-----------------|--------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-----0---|
E-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-0-0-0-0---------|
This is the riff for the lead guitar.. If you play it by yourself you'd better
stick to E5 or perhaps an E7-chord for the two first measures..

This is also repeated twice.. And VOILA.. Get Back.. I'm not sure about the
end though, but then again I don't think the Beatles were two sure about that
either...

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner,
A                  A
But he knew it couldn't last.
D                       A   G D
1      2       3     4  1 2 3 4
Jojo left his home in Tuscon, Arizona
A                     A
For some California grass
D                   A  G D

Get back,  get back
A          A
Back to where you once belonged
D                        A      G D
Get back,  get back
A          A
Back to where you once belonged - Get back Jo!
D                        A

[Electric Piano solo - same chords as verse]

[Chorus]

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman,
But she was another man.
All the girls around her said she's got it comin',
But she gets it while she can.

[Chorus]





Ook op Past Masters, Vols. 2:

ChordsNotes On
Day Tripper Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out We Can Work It Out
Across the Universe Across the Universe
Paperback Writer Paperback Writer
Rain Rain
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna
Let It Be Let It Be
The Inner Light The Inner Light
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Revolution Revolution
Get Back Get Back
Don't Let Me Down Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad of John and Yoko The Ballad of John and Yoko
Old Brown Shoe Old Brown Shoe
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

Ook op Let It Be:

ChordsNotes On
Two of Us Two of Us
Dig a Pony Dig a Pony
Across the Universe Across the Universe
I Me Mine I Me Mine
Dig It Dig It
Let It Be Let It Be
Maggie Mae Maggie Mae
I've Got a Feeling I've Got a Feeling
Get Back Get Back
One After 909 One After 909
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue For You Blue

Ook op Let It Be... Naked:

ChordsNotes On
Get Back Get Back
Dig a Pony Dig a Pony
For You Blue For You Blue
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road
Two of Us Two of Us
I've Got a Feeling I've Got a Feeling
One After 909 One After 909
Don't Let Me Down Don't Let Me Down
I Me Mine I Me Mine
Across the Universe Across the Universe
Let It Be Let It Be

Ook op Anthology 3:

ChordsNotes On
A Beginning 
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Helter Skelter (Edited Take 2)
Mean Mr. Mustard (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Polythene Pam (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Glass Onion (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Junk (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Piggies (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Honey Pie (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Don't Pass Me By (Takes 3 & 5)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Good Night (Rehearsal & Take 34)
Cry Baby Cry (Take 1)
Blackbird (take 4)
Sexy Sadie (Take 6)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo)
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Not Guilty (Take 102)
Mother Nature's Son (Take 2)
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
What's The New Mary Jane (Take 4)
Step Inside Love / Los Paranoias 
I'm So Tired (Takes 3, 6 & 9)
I Will (Take 1)
Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Take 4)
Julia (Take 2)
I've Got A Feeling (Savile Row)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Rehearsal) (Savile Row)
Dig A Pony (Savile Row)
Two Of Us (Savile Row)
For You Blue (Savile Row)
Teddy Boy (Savile Row)
Medley: Rip It Up / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Blue Suede Shoes (perkins) (savile Row) 
The Long And Winding Road (Savile Row)
Oh! Darling (Savile Row)
All Things Must Pass (Demo)
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (Savile Row)
Get Back (Live at the Rooftop Concert)
Old Brown Shoe (Demo)
Octopus's Garden (Takes 2 & 8)
Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Take 5)
Something (Demo)
Come Together (Take 1)
Come And Get It (Demo)
Ain't She Sweet (Jam)
Because Because
Let It Be (Savile Row)
I Me Mine (Take 16)
The End (Remix)

Ook op 1967-1970:

ChordsNotes On
Strawberry Fields Forever Strawberry Fields Forever
Penny Lane Penny Lane
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help from My Friends With a Little Help from My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
A Day in the Life A Day in the Life
All You Need Is Love All You Need Is Love
I Am the Walrus I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye
The Fool on the Hill The Fool on the Hill
Magical Mystery Tour Magical Mystery Tour
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Revolution Revolution
Back in the U.S.S.R. Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Get Back Get Back
Don't Let Me Down Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad of John and Yoko The Ballad of John and Yoko
Old Brown Shoe Old Brown Shoe
Here Comes the Sun Here Comes the Sun
Come Together Come Together
Something Something
Octopus's Garden Octopus's Garden
Let It Be Let It Be
Across the Universe Across the Universe
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road

Ook op 1:

ChordsNotes On
Love Me Do Love Me Do
From Me to You From Me to You
She Loves You She Loves You
I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night
I Feel Fine I Feel Fine
Eight Days a Week Eight Days a Week
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride
Help! Help!
Yesterday Yesterday
Day Tripper Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out We Can Work It Out
Paperback Writer Paperback Writer
Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine
Eleanor Rigby Eleanor Rigby
Penny Lane Penny Lane
All You Need Is Love All You Need Is Love
Hello Goodbye Hello Goodbye
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Get Back Get Back
The Ballad of John and Yoko The Ballad of John and Yoko
Something Something
Come Together Come Together
Let It Be Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road

Ook op Love:

ChordsNotes On
Because Because
Get Back Get Back
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Eleanor Rigby Eleanor Rigby
Julia Julia
I Am the Walrus I Am the Walrus
I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
Drive My Car / The Word / What You're Doing 
Gnik Nus 
Something Something
Blue Jay Way Blue Jay Way
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! / I Want You (she's So Heavy) / Helter Skelter 
Help! Help!
Blackbird / Yesterday 
Strawberry Fields Forever Strawberry Fields Forever
Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows 
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Octopus's Garden Octopus's Garden
Lady Madonna Lady Madonna
Here Comes the Sun Here Comes the Sun
The Inner Light The Inner Light
Come Together / Dear Prudence 
Cry Baby Cry Cry Baby Cry
Revolution Revolution
Back in the U.S.S.R. Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps
A Day in the Life A Day in the Life
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
All You Need Is Love All You Need Is Love

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