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"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" (Lennon/McCartney)

from the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles

Transcribed by Jaret Holmes

 

*The song's meter begins in 4/4 with swung 8th notes.

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|8---8---8-------8---8---8---5---|7---7---7---7---7-------7\------|

A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|

D|0-------------------------------||--------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------||3-------------------------------|

E|----------------3---------------||----------------3---------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|------------------------3-------|5-------5-------5---------------|

A|1-----------3---5---------------|--------------------5-------5---|

E|--------------------------------|------------------------7-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|------------------------5-------|------------------------5---5---|

A|----0---2---3---5---------------|3-------5-------6---------------|

E|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|----------------0-------3---3---|7-------7-------7---------------|

A|1-------3-----------------------|--------------------7-------7---|

E|--------------------------------|------------------------9-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|

D|------------------------5---7---|8-------------------------------|

A|5-------7-------8---------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|

D|----------------8-------7-------|8-------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------7-----------------------|

D|----------------8-------7-------|8-----------8---7-------7\------|

A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------|3-------------------------------|

E|----------------3---------------|----------------3---------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|------------------------3-------|5---------------5---------------|

A|1-----------3---5---------------|------------5-------5-------5---|

E|--------------------------------|------------------------7-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|------------------------5-------|------------------------5---5---|

A|----0---2---3---5---------------|3-------5-------6---------------|

E|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

D|----------------0-------3---3---|7-------7-------7---------------|

A|1-------3-----------------------|--------------------7-------7---|

E|--------------------------------|------------------------9-------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|--------------------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|

D|------------------------5---7---|8-------------------------------|

A|5-------7-------8---------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|7-------5-----------------------|--------5---7--7/9------7---6---|

D|----------------8-------7-------|8-------------------------------|

A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

*The meter changes to 6/8 here

G|------------------------|------------------------|

D|0-------2---3-------5---|--------------------5---|

A|------------------------|3-------5---7-----------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|------------------------|------------------------|

D|7-----------7-------7---|----------------0---2---|

A|--------7---------7---7-|0-------0-2-4-----------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|----------------0---2---|------------------------|

D|0-------2---3-----------|----------------5---7---|

A|------------------------|3-------5---7-----------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|------------------------|------------------------|

D|9-----------9-------9---|----------------7---9---|

A|--------9---------9---9-|7-------9---10----------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|------------------------|------------------------|

D|10--10--10--9---9\------|----------------7---9---|

A|--------------------5---|7-------9---10----------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

G|------------------------|------------------------|

D|10----1210--9---9\--0---|2-----------------------|

A|------------------------|------------------------|

E|------------------------|------------------------|

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

 

*The meter changes back to 4/4 with swung 8th notes.

G|--------------------------------||

D|--------------------------------||*The beginning section of the

A|--------------------------------||song (at double bar) is repeated

E|--------------------------------||with a little variation.

^(drum and piano fill) ^

 

 

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