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From: Howard Wright (Hman) <spxhaw@thor.cf.ac.uk>

Subject: b/beatles/strawberry_fields_forever.tab

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 14:29:06 +0100 (BST)

 

 

Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

-----------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

From the album 'Magical Mystery Tour'

 

Tabbed by Howard Wright

 

 

 

There are two other versions of this in the archives, but none are in the

right key. I thought a great song such as this deserved a proper tab in the

archives.

 

 

Because the recording of this song involved a lot of playing around with

tape speeds, you need to tune down your guitar by a whole step.

 

So instead of tuning your bottom string to E, tune to D, then tune the other

strings to this by playing at the 5th/4th fret (you know the routine ...)

 

You should end up tuned to DGCFAD.

 

This means that the song is based on the C chord for the guitar, but it

ends up being in the key of Bb.

 

 

 

I've tried to give a guitar part that does justice to all the things that are

going on in the song. For the first bit it's fairly straight forward since the

song has a guitar playing here - but later on I've tried to tab out a guitar

version of what the cellos and trumpets are doing.

 

Of course you can't play all of the song on just one guitar - but you can do

a pretty good job. I've written the chords above each line of tab if you just

want to strum along, and the words are underneath the line of tab.

 

 

 

Intro :

---------

 

This is played on the mellotron, but you can do it fairly easily on guitar.

 

 

G Gmaj7 G7 Am G F C

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---3--3--3--3--3--3--1--0--------1--------0------------------

F---4--4--4--4--4--4--2--1------2--------0------2----0--------

C---5-----4-----3--3----------2--------0--------3----2--------

G--------------------------------------------------3----------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

Chorus :

----------

 

 

C Gm7

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------3------------------------3--3--

F---0------------------------------------3-------------------3--3--------

C---2------------------------------------3----------------3-------------

G---3------------------------------------5------------3h5----------------

D----------------------------------------3---------------------------

 

Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields

 

 

A7

 

D----------------0----------0--0--------------------------------

A------2--2----2------------------2--2---------------------

F---0--------0-----------0--------------------------------

C--------------------0h2---------------------------------------

G--------------------0---------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

Nothing is real

 

 

 

 

F A7

 

D-------1---------------------0-------------------------------

A----1--1-----------------------2----2---------------------------

F----2--------------------0-------0---------------------------

C----3---------------0h2----------------------------------------

G----3---------------0----------------------------------------

D----1-------------------------------------------------------

 

And nothing to get hung about

 

 

 

 

F C

 

D------------------------------------------------------------

A---1-----------1------1---------------------------------------

F---2-----------2------0---------------------------------------

C---3-----------3------2---------------------------------------

G---3-----------3------3---------------------------------------

D---1-----------1---------------------------------------------

 

Strawberry fields forever

 

 

 

 

 

Verse 1:

---------

 

G Gmaj7 G7

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---3--3------3--3-----3--3---1---0---------------------------------

F---4--4------4--4-----4--4---2---1---------------------------------

C---5---------4--------3------------------------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

Living is easy with eyes closed

 

 

 

 

Am Am/G F

 

D-------0---------0---------------1------1---------------------------

A-------1---------1---------------1---1------1------------------------

F-------2---------2-------------2------------2----------------------

C-----2---------2---------------3---------------------------------

G---0------0--------------------3--------------------------------

D-------------3-------------0h1--------------------------------

 

Misunderstanding all you see

 

 

 

F G C G/B Am Am/G

 

D---------1----------3----------------------------------0--------

A---------1----------3----------------------------------1-----------

F---------2-------4----------------0---------0----------2----------

C------3----------5----------------2---------0----------2----------

G------3-------------------------3---------2---------0-----------

D--0h1--------1/3-------------------------------------------3------

 

It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out

 

 

 

 

F G F C

 

D--------1-----------3---------------1--------------------------

A------1-------------3---3-----------1--1--0h1-----------------------

F------2-------------4---4-----------2--2--0------------------------

C------3-----------------5--------------3---------------------------

G--------------------------------------------------------------

D--0h1----------1/3-------------0h1----------------------------------

 

It doesn't matter much to me

 

 

 

 

Chorus :

---------

 

C Gm (no chord )

 

D--------------------------------------3-------------------------

A--------------------------------------3-------------------------

F--------------------------------------3-------------------------

C--2-----------------------------------5------0------------------

G--3-----------------------------------5---1-----1-----1------1--

D--------------------------------------3------------3------1-----

 

Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields

 

 

 

(no chord)

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A-----------------------------------------------------------

F-----------------------------------------------------------

C-----------------------------------------------------------

G---7--------------7------------------------------------------

D---0--------------0------------------------------------------

 

Nothing is real

 

 

 

 

F G A7

 

D-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------

A-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------

F-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------

C-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------

G-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------

D-----1----------3--------------------------------------------

 

And nothing to get hung about

 

 

 

F C

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---1---------1-------1----------------------------------------

F---2---------2-------0----------------------------------------

C---3---------3-------2----------------------------------------

G---3---------3-------3----------------------------------------

D---1---------1-----------------------------------------------

 

Strawberry fields forever

 

 

 

 

Linking phrase :

-----------------

 

This is the little downwards scale played on a harp-like instrument.

Leave all strings to sustain as much as possible.

 

 

D----1p0---------------------------------------------------------

A---------1----------------------------------------------------

F-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------

C---------------3p2----------------------------------------------

G--------------------3-----------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Verse 2:

---------

 

G Gmaj7 G7

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---3--------3---------3-----1---0---------------------------------

F---4--------4---------4-----2---1---------------------------------

C---5--------4---------3-----3---3---------------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

Noone I think is in my tree

 

 

 

 

Am Am7 F

 

D------------------------------------------------------------

A---1-----------1--------------1---------------------------------

F---2-----------0--------------2---------------------------------

C---2-----------2--------------3---------------------------------

G-------------------------------------0----------------------

D-----------------------------------------3------------------

 

I mean it must be high or low

 

 

 

F G C Am Am/G

 

D-------------------------------------------------------------------

A---1--------------3------------------1----------------1----------

F---2--------------4------------------0----------------2----------

C---3--------------5------------------2----------------2----------

G---3--------------5------------------3----------------0-----------

D---1--------------3---------------------------------------3------

 

That is you can't you know tune in but it's alright

 

 

 

 

F G F C

 

D------------------------------------------------------0------0----------------

A---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1-------1-------1------1----------------

F---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4------2-------2-------0------0------------------

C---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3-------3-------2---2-----2--------------

G---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3---0---3---0---3----------------------

D---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1--------------------------------

 

That is I think it's not too bad

 

 

 

Chorus :

---------

 

C Gm

 

D---------------------------------------------6-6-------------

A---------------------------------------------3-3-------------

F---------------------------------------3-----3-3-------------

C--2------------------------------------5----------------------

G--3------------------------------------5---------------------

D---------------------------------------3--------------------

 

Let me take you down cos I'm going to

 

 

 

Gm/E

 

D-------------------------------6-6-----------3--3--3--3--3---

A-------------------------------8-8--------------------------

F--------------3------------------------------0--0--0--0--0---

C--------------5-----------------------------------------------

G--------------5-------1-----------------------------------------

D--------------3-------1-----0-------------0------------------

 

Strawberry fields Nothing is real

 

 

 

F G A

 

D--------1---------3--------5---------------------------------

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

F--------2---------4--------6----------------------------------

C--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------

G--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------

D--------1---------3--------5----------------------------------

 

And nothing to get hung about

 

 

 

F C

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A--1-----------1-------1---------------------------------------

F--2-----------2-------0---------------------------------------

C--3-----------3-------2---------------------------------------

G--3-----------3-------3---------------------------------------

D--1-----------1----------------------------------------------

 

Strawberry fields forever

 

 

 

Linking phrase :

-----------------

 

 

D----1p0---------------------------------------------------------

A---------1----------------------------------------------------

F-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------

C---------------3p2----------------------------------------------

G--------------------3-----------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

Verse 3:

---------

 

G Gmaj7 G7

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---3--3----3---3-----3---3--------1--0---------------------------

F---4--4----4---4-----4---4--------2--1-----------------------------

C---5--5----4---4-----3---3--------3--3-----------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------

D-----------------------------------------------------------

 

Always, no, sometimes think it's me

 

 

 

Am Am7 F

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A---1--------1--------1-------1-------1----------------------

F---2--------2--------0-------0-------2----------------------

C---2--------2--------2-------2-------3----------------------

G-----------------------------------------------0------------

D----------------------------------------------------3-------

 

But you know I know when it's a dream

 

 

 

F G C Am Am/G

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A-----------------------------------------------------------

F-----------------------------------------------------------

C-----------------------------------------------------------

G----------0-------0---2---3---------------0-----------------

D--1---3-------3----------------3----0----------3----------

 

I think a no I mean a yes but it's all wrong

 

 

 

F G7 F C

 

D-----------------------------------------------------------

A--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3------------------------------------------

F--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4-------------------0-----------------------

C--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3---3-------------2----3p2p0---------------------

G--3--3--3--3---5--5--5--5---3--0--3--0--3--------------3--------------

D--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3---1------------------------------------------

 

That is I think I disagree

 

 

 

Chorus :

---------

 

C Gm Gm7

 

D--------------------------------------3-------------------------------

A--1-----------------------------------3------------------3------3-----

F--0-----------------------------------3----------------3------3------3

C--2-----------------------------------5--------------5------3------3--

G--3-----------------------------------5-------------------------------

D--------------------------------------3-------------------------------

 

Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields

 

 

 

A7/E

 

D---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------

A---2--------------2--2--2--2--2----------------------------------

F---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------

C---2--------------------------------------------------------

G---0------------------------------------------------------

D---0--------------------------------------------------------

 

Nothing is real

 

 

 

 

F G A7

 

D-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------

A-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------

F-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------

C-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------

G-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------

D-----1----------3--------------------------------------------

 

And nothing to get hung about

 

 

 

F C Am7 F C

 

D---------------------------------------------------------------

A---1---------1-------1--------1-------1---------1-------1--------

F---2---------2-------0--------0-------2---------2-------0--------

C---3---------3-------2--------2-------3---------3-------2--------

G---3---------3-------3--------0-------3---------3-------3-------

D---1---------1------------------------1---------1--------------

 

Strawberry fields forever Strawberry fields forever

 

 

 

F G F

 

D---1-----------3------1-----------5r3---1--0h1p0h1p0--------

A---1-----------3------1--------------------------------3-3--

F---2-----------4------2-------------------------------------

C---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------

G---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------

D---1-----------3------1-------------------------------------

 

Strawberry fields forever

 

 

 

Fade out over a chord of C

----------------------------

 

(cellos) (elec. gtr)

 

D-----------------------------------------1--0h1p0h1p0h1p0h1p0---

A-------------------------------------------------------------

F-----------5------2----------------------------------------------

C--------------3-5---3----2-3-5------------------------------------

G--3/1---3--------------5-------3-------3--------------------------

D----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

(harp-thing)

 

D-------------------------------12--------------13--12--12---------15--13--

A-----------13--11-----11-----------13--11------------------11------------

F---10--12-----------------12---------------12------------------12---

C---------------------------------------------------------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

etc etc fade back in, a few weird noises etc etc ......

 

 

 

 

 

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