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Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 14:34:00 -0800

From: (Chris Fargis )


Song: Paperback Writer

Artist: The Beatles


I prefer to play the opening like this:










It sounds better than the open strings in the previous posting. Just

a thought...




E-Mails to



From: (Mikko Laaninen)


I think it was on 'Rubber Soul'? Don't know for sure.

Well, here it is, with the first bit tabbed:



Paperback Writer


by John Lennon & Paul McCartney


It took almost 30 years to get this song on a computer :-)

(Original written in 1966, I wrote this on 01.01.1995)

Yip, it's the best two-chord song I've ever heard...


This is the intro bit:










And the complete lyrics & chords:




Paperback writer...



Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?

It took me years to write, will you take a look

It's based on a novel by a man named Lear


And I need a job so I want to be a paperback writer


Paperback writer



It's a dirty story of a dirty man

And his clinging wife doesn't understand

His son is working for the Daily Mail


It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer


Paperback writer



It's a thousand pages, give or take a few

I'll be writing more in a week or two

I can make it longer if you like the style


I can change it 'round and I want to be a paperback writer


Paperback writer



If you really like it you can have the rights

It could make a milion for you overnight

If you must return it you can send it here


But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer


Paperback writer



Paperback writer...





And I'll send this to Nevada, too :-)


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