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Yer Blues


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Yer Blues

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1968

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Yer Blues

Chorus:

1. Yes I'm
   lonely                wanna  die                   Yes I'm
2. morning               wanna  die                   In the
Gt.1
  E      
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|-2-------5vvv-2-------------|-2-------5vvvv-2--------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---3333---------------------|---3333-----------------------
G|---4444---------------------|---4444-----------------------
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
 
   lonely                wanna  die                      If I
   evening               wanna  die                      If I
Gt.1
  A7                           E
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|---------5vvvvv-7-----------|---------5vvvv-2--------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---3333---------------------|---3333-----------333333333---
G|---4444---------------------|---4444-----------444444444---
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------

   ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason
   ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason
Gt.1
  G                            B7
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|---------5---4---3/2----------
G|-------------------------x--|-/8------6---4---3/2----------
D|-----------------7(9)-------|------------------------------
A|-----------5p7--------------|------------------------------
E|-3----7---------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|-------------------------x--|-/8------6---4---3-2----------
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------5------5p7--------|------------------------------
E|-3/7------------------------|------------------------------

1:                                2:
                               
  why                   In the       why                    My
Gt.1                              Gt.1
  E      A     E/B     B7           E      A     E/B     B7  
E|----------------------------|   E|----------------------------|
B|------5---------------------|   B|------5---------------------|
G|----4-----------------------|   G|----4-----------------------|
D|-------5vvv-2---0-----------|   D|-------5vvv-2---0-----------|
A|------------------2-2-------|   A|------------------2-2-------|
E|----------------------------|   E|----------------------------|
Gt.2                              Gt.2
E|----------------------------|   E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|   B|----------------------------|
G|-------2--------------------|   G|-------2--------------------|
D|-2-----2-----2--0---4---4-4-|   D|-2-----2-----2--0---4---4-4-|
A|-2-----0-3h4------2-2---2-2-|   A|-2-----0-3h4------2-2---2-2-|
E|-0-3h4----------------------|   E|-0-3h4----------------------|
  go back to the top...     

Verse:

1. mother was of the sky   My  father was of the earth    But
2. eagle picks mye eye     The worm he licks my bone      I
3. Black cloud crossed my mind Blue mist round my soul
Gt.1     
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|---------5vvv-2-------------|------------------------------
A|-7------------------------5-|-/7-------------------------5-
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---------------------3------|-----------------------3------
G|---------------------2------|-----------------------2------
D|-2-------------------4------|-2---------------------4------
A|-2--------------------------|-2----------------------------
E|-0--------------------------|-0----------------------------

                                 1, 2:
   I am of the universe    And     you know what it's worth 
   feel so suicidal  Just like     Dylan's Mister Jones 
   Feel so suicidal
Gt.1                             Gt.1      
E|----------------------------|  E|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
B|----------------------------|  B|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
G|----------------------------|  G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
D|----------------------------|  D|----------------------------|
A|-/7-------------------------|  A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|  E|----------------------------|
Gt.2                             Gt.2      
E|----------------------------|  E|-7(9)--------------5p3------|
B|----------------------------|  B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|  G|----------------------------|
D|-2--------------------------|  D|----------------------------|
A|-2--------------------------|  A|----------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------|  E|----------------------------|

   I'm lonely            wanna  die                   If I
       Lonely            wanna  die                   If I
Gt.1
  A                            E
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|---------5vvv-5-------------|---------5vvvv-2--------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---3333--------33333--333---|--3-------333333--------33333-
G|---4444--------44444--444---|--4-------444444--------44444-
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------

   ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason
   ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason
Gt.1
  G                            B7
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|---------5---4---3/2----------
G|----------------------------|-/8------6---4---3/2----------
D|-----------------7(9)7-------|------------------------------
A|-----------5p7--------------|------------------------------
E|-3----7---------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|-/8------6---4---3-2----------
D|----------------------5-----|------------------------------
A|----------5------5p7-----7--|------------------------------
E|-3/7------------------------|------------------------------

                                   3:
  why                      The       hate my rock n' roll    wanna
  why                                 
Gt.1                               Gt.1                                
  E      A     E/B     B7  
E|----------------------------|    E|-12-12-12-12----------------|
B|----------------------------|    B|-12-12-12-12-10(12)--8------|
G|----------------------------|    G|-------------------------9--|
D|-----5-5--5-5-5---0---------|    D|----------------------------|
A|--------------------2-2--2--|    A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|    E|----------------------------|
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|    E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|    B|----------------------------|
G|-------2--------------------|    G|----------------------------|
D|-2-----2-----2--0---4---4-4-|    D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
A|-2-----0-3h4------2-2---2-2-|    A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
E|-0-3h4----------------------|    E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

Bridge:

  die                               yeah            wanna die
Gt.1  
  A                            
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|--------9-7---7-----9----9--|------------------------------
D|------------9---------------|---------9-7-5-------5---5----
A|----------------------------|---------------7---7----------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|--------------------------2-|--------------------------2---
D|-2---2--2---2--2---2--2h4---|-2---2--2---2--2---2--2h4-----
A|-0---0--3---4---------------|-0---0--3---4-----------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------

                                                         If I
Gt.1  
  E                            
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|---------9-7----------------|----------9-7-----------------
D|-------9-----9----7-5-------|------9-9--------9--7----5---
A|-7-----------------------7--|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|--------------------------2-|--------------------------2---
A|-2---2--2---2--2---2--2h4---|-2---2--2---2--2---2--2h4-----
E|-0---0--3---4---------------|-0---0--3---4-----------------
  
  ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason why
Gt.1
  G                            B7
E|------------3---------------|------------------------------
B|----------3---6-----3-----6-|------------------------------
G|--------x-------------------|----------4--2----------------
D|----------------------------|-------4------------------2---
A|----------------------------|-2-------------------4--------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------4---4--2-----2------4---
D|--------------------------5-|---------------------4--------
A|----------------5---5-5-7---|-2---2------------------------
E|-3---3--6----7--------------|------------------------------
                               
  Gt.1                            
  E             A              E/B           B7          
E|----------------------------|------------------------------    
B|----------------------------|------------------------------  
G|------------9-7-------------|--------------------------12--  
D|--------x-9--------9-7----5-|--------------------------12--  
A|----------------------------|-7----5-----------------------    
E|-0--------------------------|--------7----7-------7--------   
Gt.2                                    
E|----------------------------|--------2----2-2--------------          
B|----------------------------|--------0----0-0--------------         
G|----------------------------|--------2----2-2--------------          
D|--------------------------0-|-2------1----1-1--------------         
A|---------------0----0-0h2---|--------2----2-2--------------        
E|-0----0-3----4--------------|------------------------------          
                                        
  Solo
           4 measures of E
           2 measures of A
           2 measures of E 
           1 measure of G
           1 measure of B7 
           1 measure of E then A
           1 measure of E/B then B7
           REPEAT until the end of the B7 
           measure, and play this:

Chorus:

   Yes I'm
   lonely                wanna  die                   Yes I'm

Gt.1
  E      
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|-2-------5vvv-2-------------|-2-------5vvvv-2--------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---3333---------------------|---3333-----------------------
G|---4444---------------------|---4444-----------------------
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
 
   lonely                wanna  die                      If I
Gt.1
  A7                           E
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|----------------------------|------------------------------
D|---------5vvvvv-7-----------|---------5vvvv-2--------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------
B|---3333---------------------|---3333-----------333333333---
G|---4444---------------------|---4444-----------444444444---
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------------------------|------------------------------
E|----------------------------|------------------------------

   ain't dead already          Oooh girl you know the reason
Gt.1
  G                            B7
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|---------5---4---3/2----------
G|-------------------------x--|-/8------6---4---3/2----------
D|-----------------7(9)-------|------------------------------
A|-----------5p7--------------|------------------------------
E|-3----7---------------------|------------------------------
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|-----7---5---4---3/2----------
B|----------------------------|------------------------------
G|-------------------------x--|-/8------6---4---3-2----------
D|----------------------------|------------------------------
A|----------5------5p7--------|------------------------------
E|-3/7------------------------|------------------------------                            

Outro:
                               
  why                   Yes I'm lonely                  wanna      
Gt.1                             
  E      A     E/B     B7           
E|----------------------------|------------------------------   
B|------5---------------------|------------------------------   
G|----4-----------------------|------------------------------   
D|-------5vvv-2---0-----------|-2------5vvvvv-2--------------   
A|------------------2-2-------|------------------------------   
E|----------------------------|------------------------------   
Gt.2                              
E|----------------------------|------------------------------   
B|----------------------------|---3333-----------------------  
G|-------2--------------------|---4444-----------------------   
D|-2-----2-----2--0---4---4-4-|------------------------------   
A|-2-----0-3h4------2-2---2-2-|------------------------------   
E|-0-3h4----------------------|------------------------------  

  die                Yes I'm...      (Fade out)
Gt.1
E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-2--------5vvvvv-2----------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|
Gt.2              
E|----------------------------|
B|---3333---------------------|
G|---4444---------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------| 
 
 

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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five



Ook op The Beatles [White Album]:

ChordsNotes On
Back in the U.S.S.R. Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence Dear Prudence
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Wild Honey Pie Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is a Warm Gun Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Martha My Dear Martha My Dear
I'm So Tired I'm So Tired
Blackbird Blackbird
Piggies Piggies
Rocky Raccoon Rocky Raccoon
Don't Pass Me By Don't Pass Me By
Why Don't We Do It in the Road Why Don't We Do It in the Road
I Will I Will
Julia Julia
Birthday Birthday
Yer Blues Yer Blues
Mother Nature's Son Mother Nature's Son
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Sexy Sadie Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter Helter Skelter
Long, Long, Long Long, Long, Long
Revolution 1 Revolution 1
Honey Pie Honey Pie
Savoy Truffle Savoy Truffle
Cry Baby Cry Cry Baby Cry
Can You Take Me Back Can You Take Me Back
Revolution 9 Revolution 9
Good Night Good Night

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