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The Word

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1965

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" The Word


D7
                   Say the

Verse 1:
D7    
word      and you'll be free    Say the  
D7    
word      and be like me        Say the      
G7    
word      I'm thinking of      Have you      
D7    
heard     the word is love?     

Chorus:
     Asus4   A         Gsus4   A           D7
It's so     fine, It's sun-shine  It's the word 

love

Bridge:
D7                  Cadd9
In the beginning, I misunderstood
F6                       G7
But now I've got it, the word is good   Spread the

Verse 2:
D7    
word      and you'll be free   Spread the  
D7    
word      and be like me       Spread the      
G7    
word      I'm thinking of      Have you      
D7    
heard     the word is love?     

Chorus:
     Asus4   A         Gsus4   A           D7
It's so     fine, It's sun-shine  It's the word 

love

Bridge:
D7                  Cadd9
Everywhere I go,  I hear it said
F6                             G7
In the good and bad books that I have read   Say the

Verse 1:
D7    
word      and you'll be free    Say the  
D7    
word      and be like me        Say the      
G7    
word      I'm thinking of      Have you      
D7    
heard     the word is love?     

Chorus:
     Asus4   A         Gsus4   A           D7
It's so     fine, It's sun-shine  It's the word 

love

Bridge:
D7                       Cadd9
Know that I know, what I feel must be right
F6                        G7
I'm here to show     everybody the light    Give the

Verse 4:
D7    
word      a chance to say   That the  
D7    
word      is just the way   It's the      
G7    
word      I'm thinking of   And the      
D7    
on        ly word is love     

Chorus:
     Asus4   A         Gsus4   A           D7
It's so     fine, It's sun-shine  It's the word 

Solo:
D7
love
  D7                           Cadd9
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|0----------------------3----|0----------------------3----|
A|------3-----0-------0-------|------3-----0-------0-------|
E|-----------------3----------|-----------------3----------|
  F6                           G7
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|0----------------------3----|0---------------------------|
A|------3-----0-------0-------|------3-----0-0-0---0-------|
E|-----------------3----------|------------------3---3-1---|

Coda:
Say the
D7 
word    love        Say the    
G7    
word    love        Say the      
D7    
word    love        Say the
Asus4   A         Gsus4   G           
word_______________________
D7
love

Outro Riff:
  D7                           Cadd9
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|0----------------------3----|0----------------------3----|
A|------3-----0-------0-------|------3-----0-------0-------|
E|-----------------3----------|-----------------3----------|
  F6                           G7
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|0----------------------3----|0----------------------3----|
A|------3-----0-------0-------|------3-----0-------0-------|
E|-----------------3----------|-----------------3----------|

 
 


Ook op Rubber Soul:

ChordsNotes On
Drive My Car Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man Nowhere Man
Think for Yourself Think for Yourself
The Word The Word
Michelle Michelle
What Goes On What Goes On
Girl Girl
I'm Looking Through You I'm Looking Through You
In My Life In My Life
Wait Wait
If I Needed Someone If I Needed Someone
Run for Your Life Run for Your Life

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