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The Beatles guitar tabs for Revolution

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Revolution
          (Lennon/McCartney)


Intro :

-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----
-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------

-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------------12-----
-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----/10------10--12b(14)---------
-|-----------------------------------11----------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------



Verse/Chorus Form:

     A chord diagramBB                                    A chord diagramE MajorE
You say you want a ...

                            A chord diagramBB
We all want ...

     A chord diagramBB                                     A chord diagramE MajorE
You tell me that ...

                           A chord diagramF#F#
We all want to ...

A chord diagramC# minorC#m                        A chord diagramF#F#
But when you talk ...

A chord diagramC# minorC#m                           A chord diagramA majorA   A chord diagramBB  A chord diagramG#G#   A chord diagramF#F#
Don't you know that ....

                          A chord diagramBB       A chord diagramE MajorE
Don't you know ...

                          A chord diagramBB       A chord diagramE MajorE
Don't you know ...

                          A chord diagramBB       A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramF#7F#7
Don't you know ...

Guitar Details During Verses:
Guitar 1 plays a standard rock & roll shuffle:

       A chord diagramBB
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9----9---9h11--9--9-----9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--
-|-----7----7---7-----7--7-----7-----7--7--7-----7--7--7-----7--7--
   You say you want   a  ...

       A chord diagramE MajorE
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9----9---9h11--9--9-----9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--
-|-----7----7---7-----7--7-----7-----7--7--7-----7--7--7-----7--7--
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
      know                               ...

.. and so on, while Guitar 2 plays something along these lines:
       A chord diagramBB
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------4----4------4----4---4----4---4----4------
-|-------------4----4------4----4---4----4---4----4------
-|-------------4h6--4------4h6--4---4h6--4---4h6--4------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
   You say you want a rev ...

       A chord diagramE MajorE
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9-----9---9-----9---9-----9-------9-----9---------
-|-----9-----9---9-----9---9-----9-------9-----9---------
-|-----9h11--9---9h11--9---9h11--9-------9h11--9---------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
   know                  we all want ...


Guitar 2 plays this figure during the "chorus":

                 A chord diagramBB             A chord diagramE MajorE
-|-------------------------------------------------------11--------------
-|-------------------4----4---------------------------9--12--12-----12---
-|-------------------4----4------------------9--9h11---------11h13--11---
-|-------------------4h6--4---------9--9h11------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  ... it's gonna ...

.. repeated a few times, and then the following turnaround:

    A chord diagramF#7F#7
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------2----------4----------2-----------------------
-|--------2h4--------2h4--------2h4-------------2------------
-|--2--2----------2----------2----------2--2h4---------------


Now, over the A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramBB A chord diagramG#G# chords in the last verse, the lead guitar
plays a screaming figure based on this:

-|-----------14----
-|--14b(16)--------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------

And over the A chord diagramBB & A chord diagramE MajorE chords the final time around, the lead guitar
is rapidly picking in rhythm with the words:

-|--9--------------
-|--12b(14)--------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------

.. up until the climactic end.

-|-------------10--9---
-|--b(10)9--7--10--9---
-|-------------11--10--
-|-------------12--11--
-|-------------12--11--
-|-------------10--9---


	Beatles Tab by Marc Hertzberg
	Digital Equipment Corporation
	hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com

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



[me again!]

well, no-one seems to have done this, so I'll give it a shot... it's pretty
hard to describe exactly what's going on with the rhythm here... and it's also
hard to play along with (if I remember correctly, the distorted (single)
version is tuned to somewhere between 2 and 3 half-steps up (yeah, it's just
"randomly somewhere in between" - try it!), and I think the acoustic
version on the White Album is maybe 1 or 2 half-steps up... at any rate,
I'll tab it in A chord diagramA majorA because it's easiest (only possible ?) to play that way.

(also, I really never figured out the lead part... if someone would
care to chip in [or maybe I'll get around to it someday])

Intro is something like

 (keep sliding up to this A chord diagramA majorA chord for awhile)
E------ ....  ------
B--\9-- ....  --12^-
G--\10= ....  ------

my best approximation of how the rhythm goes is something like this... you'll
have to play around hitting those notes on the 4th fret and then letting the
whole chord ring out:
 A chord diagramA majorA                       (ring)        A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramA majorA     (ring)
-----------     -------------------------------     -------------------
-----------     ---------2-----------2-3-3-3---     ---------2-------2-
----------- ... ---------2-----------2-2-2-2h4- ... ---------2-------2- ...
-2-2-2h4-2-     -2-2-2h4-2-----2-2h4---0-0-0---     -2-2-2h4-2-2-2h4---
-0-0-0---0-     -0-0-0---------0-0-------------     -0-0-0-----0-0-----
-----------     -------------------------------     -------------------

anyways, it eventually makes it to A chord diagramE MajorE with the same kind of pattern... most
of the funny business is stuff with the A chord diagramA majorA where you do the 2(hammer)4 on
other strings [a few right in a row], and a 0h4 on the open string, usually
ending with a strum of the A chord diagramA majorA chord...  so...
    A chord diagramA majorA                                   A chord diagramD MajorD
You say you want a ...
                          A chord diagramA majorA
We all want to ...
                                          A chord diagramD MajorD
You tell me that ...
                          E(7?)
We all want to ...

A chord diagramB minorBm                           A chord diagramE MajorE
  but when you ...
A chord diagramB minorBm                            A chord diagramG MajorG     A chord diagramA majorA  A chord diagramF#F#   A chord diagramE MajorE
  don't you know that ...


(much more funny business with the notes on the 4th fret in this part:)
                            A chord diagramA majorA     A chord diagramD MajorD         A...
  don't you know it's ...
and...

D---------0---------2-
A-----0h2-----2-2h4---  (x2)...
E-0-0-----------------


anyone else is free to help out with this one!
todd (infidel+@pitt.edu)
--
todd j. derr - the c.o.m.a. moderator!    "happy, happy, joy, joy.
infidel+@pitt.edu       (412) 661-8617     happy, happy, joy, joy.
infidel@pittunix (BIT)  work: 648-1247     happy, happy, joy, joy."
.if your mail bounces, send it to infidel@unix.cis.pitt.edu.  thanks!

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