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The Beatles guitar chords for Birthday

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This was from the Beatles' double album that showed that after Sgt
Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour and the meditation in India, that
they could still play rock `n' roll. A chord diagramAA lot of the songs on the white album
were written in India and recorded with only about 2 of the Beatles present.
This song is an example of that with a catchy riff to go with it.

Birthday - The Beatles
(The Beatles - although we call it the 'White Album'  -  1968)
Arr. Mende Joveski    (lyrics taken from Book: "The Beatles
illustrated lyrics")

Here it comes....

Intro and verse riff.

3/8 means slide from fret 3 to fret 8

E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-----------2----3----3/8----7---5----------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--2---2------------------------------2------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE--------------------------------------------------------------------


E chord diagramEE-------------------------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB------------2----3----3/8----7---5-------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--2---2--------------------------------2--------------------------
D chord diagramDD-------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE-------------------------------------------------------------------


E chord diagramEE------------------5---5/8----7----5-------------------------------
B chord diagramBB-------------6------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--7----7-------------------------------7---------------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE--------------------------------------------------------------------

E chord diagramEE------------------------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB---------------2----3----3/8----7----5-------------------------
G chord diagramGG---2----2-----------------------------------2-------------------
D chord diagramDD------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE------------------------------------------------------------------


E chord diagramEE--------------------7----7/10----9----7---------------------------
B chord diagramBB-------------9------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---9---9------------------------------------7----------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------------------------


E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------------------------
B chord diagramBB--------------2----3----3/8----7----5-----------------------------
G chord diagramGG---2----2----------------------------------2-----------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--------------------------------------------------------------------
E chord diagramEE--------------------------------------------------------------------


A chord diagramAA
They say....
A chord diagramAA
It's my ...
D chord diagramDD
They say ...
A chord diagramAA
We're gonna ...
E chord diagramEE
I'm glad ...
A chord diagramAA
Happy birthday ...

E chord diagramEE
Yes we're ...
E chord diagramEE
Yes we're ...
E chord diagramEE
Yes we're ...
C chord diagramCC          G chord diagramGG
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C chord diagramCC                            G chord diagramGG
(Birthday)  Take a ...
.
C chord diagramCC                G chord diagramGG
(Birthday)  Dance
E chord diagramEE
     instrumental

A chord diagramAA
You say ...
A chord diagramAA
It's my ...
D chord diagramDD
They say ...
A chord diagramAA
We're gonna ...
E chord diagramEE
I'm glad it's ...
A chord diagramAA
Happy birthday ...


(Fades out with the riff)


Any comments, suggestions or insults, I await them all.
Mende Joveski,     email:   joveski@bunyip.ph.rmit.edu.au

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