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The Beatles guitar tabs for Strawberry fields forever

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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 chord diagramEE, tune to D chord diagramDD, 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 diagramCC chord for the guitar, but it
ends up being in the key of Bb chord diagramBbBb.



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 chord diagramGG    Gmaj7 chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7  G7 chord diagramG7G7           Am chord diagramAmAm        G chord diagramGG       F chord diagramFF     C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---3--3--3--3--3--3--1--0--------1--------0------------------
F chord diagramFF---4--4--4--4--4--4--2--1------2--------0------2----0--------
C chord diagramCC---5-----4-----3--3----------2--------0--------3----2--------
G chord diagramGG--------------------------------------------------3----------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------



Chorus :
----------


    C chord diagramCC                                   Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA----------------------------------------3------------------------3--3--
F chord diagramFF---0------------------------------------3-------------------3--3--------
C chord diagramCC---2------------------------------------3----------------3-------------
G chord diagramGG---3------------------------------------5------------3h5----------------
D chord diagramDD----------------------------------------3---------------------------

    Let me take you down cos' ...


    A7 chord diagramA7A7

D chord diagramDD----------------0----------0--0--------------------------------
A chord diagramAA------2--2----2------------------2--2---------------------
F chord diagramFF---0--------0-----------0--------------------------------
C chord diagramCC--------------------0h2---------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------------------0---------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------

    Nothing is ...




     F chord diagramFF               A7 chord diagramA7A7

D chord diagramDD-------1---------------------0-------------------------------
A chord diagramAA----1--1-----------------------2----2---------------------------
F chord diagramFF----2--------------------0-------0---------------------------
C chord diagramCC----3---------------0h2----------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG----3---------------0----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD----1-------------------------------------------------------

  And nothing ...




    F chord diagramFF                 C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1-----------1------1---------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---2-----------2------0---------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---3-----------3------2---------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---3-----------3------3---------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD---1-----------1---------------------------------------------

    Strawberry fields ...





Verse 1:
---------

    G chord diagramGG         Gmaj7 chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7     G7 chord diagramG7G7

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---3--3------3--3-----3--3---1---0---------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---4--4------4--4-----4--4---2---1---------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---5---------4--------3------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------

   Living is easy ...




    Am chord diagramAmAm      Am chord diagramAmAm/G chord diagramGG             F chord diagramFF

D chord diagramDD-------0---------0---------------1------1---------------------------
A chord diagramAA-------1---------1---------------1---1------1------------------------
F chord diagramFF-------2---------2-------------2------------2----------------------
C chord diagramCC-----2---------2---------------3---------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---0------0--------------------3--------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-------------3-------------0h1--------------------------------

     Misunderstanding ...



    F chord diagramFF            G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC         G/B chord diagramG/BG/B      Am chord diagramAmAm    Am chord diagramAmAm/G chord diagramGG

D chord diagramDD---------1----------3----------------------------------0--------
A chord diagramAA---------1----------3----------------------------------1-----------
F chord diagramFF---------2-------4----------------0---------0----------2----------
C chord diagramCC------3----------5----------------2---------0----------2----------
G chord diagramGG------3-------------------------3---------2---------0-----------
D chord diagramDD--0h1--------1/3-------------------------------------------3------

    It's getting hard to ...




    F chord diagramFF          G chord diagramGG               F chord diagramFF           C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD--------1-----------3---------------1--------------------------
A chord diagramAA------1-------------3---3-----------1--1--0h1-----------------------
F chord diagramFF------2-------------4---4-----------2--2--0------------------------
C chord diagramCC------3-----------------5--------------3---------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--0h1----------1/3-------------0h1----------------------------------

      It doesn't ...




Chorus :
---------

   C chord diagramCC                                   Gm chord diagramGmGm               (no chord )

D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------3-------------------------
A chord diagramAA--------------------------------------3-------------------------
F chord diagramFF--------------------------------------3-------------------------
C chord diagramCC--2-----------------------------------5------0------------------
G chord diagramGG--3-----------------------------------5---1-----1-----1------1--
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------3------------3------1-----

   Let me take you ...



  (no chord)

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----------------------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----------------------------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC-----------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---7--------------7------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD---0--------------0------------------------------------------

       Nothing is ...




      F chord diagramFF          G chord diagramGG     A7 chord diagramA7A7

D chord diagramDD-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----1----------3--------------------------------------------

  And nothing to ...



    F chord diagramFF                 C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1---------1-------1----------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---2---------2-------0----------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---3---------3-------2----------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---3---------3-------3----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD---1---------1-----------------------------------------------

   Strawberry fields ...




Linking phrase :
-----------------

This is the little downwards scale played on a harp-like instrument.
Leave all strings to sustain as much as possible.


D chord diagramDD----1p0---------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---------1----------------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---------------3p2----------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------------------3-----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------


Verse 2:
---------

    G chord diagramGG       Gmaj7 chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7     G7 chord diagramG7G7

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---3--------3---------3-----1---0---------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---4--------4---------4-----2---1---------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---5--------4---------3-----3---3---------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------

   Noone I think ...




    Am chord diagramAmAm         Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7             F chord diagramFF

D chord diagramDD------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1-----------1--------------1---------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---2-----------0--------------2---------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---2-----------2--------------3---------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-------------------------------------0----------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------3------------------

    I mean it ...



    F chord diagramFF              G chord diagramGG                  C chord diagramCC                 Am chord diagramAmAm  Am chord diagramAmAm/G chord diagramGG

D chord diagramDD-------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1--------------3------------------1----------------1----------
F chord diagramFF---2--------------4------------------0----------------2----------
C chord diagramCC---3--------------5------------------2----------------2----------
G chord diagramGG---3--------------5------------------3----------------0-----------
D chord diagramDD---1--------------3---------------------------------------3------

      That is you can't ...




    F chord diagramFF               G chord diagramGG                 F chord diagramFF                C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD------------------------------------------------------0------0----------------
A chord diagramAA---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1-------1-------1------1----------------
F chord diagramFF---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4------2-------2-------0------0------------------
C chord diagramCC---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3-------3-------2---2-----2--------------
G chord diagramGG---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3---0---3---0---3----------------------
D chord diagramDD---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1--------------------------------

       That is I  think ...



Chorus :
---------

   C chord diagramCC                                   Gm chord diagramGmGm

D chord diagramDD---------------------------------------------6-6-------------
A chord diagramAA---------------------------------------------3-3-------------
F chord diagramFF---------------------------------------3-----3-3-------------
C chord diagramCC--2------------------------------------5----------------------
G chord diagramGG--3------------------------------------5---------------------
D chord diagramDD---------------------------------------3--------------------

     Let me take you ...



                                   Gm chord diagramGmGm/E chord diagramEE

D chord diagramDD-------------------------------6-6-----------3--3--3--3--3---
A chord diagramAA-------------------------------8-8--------------------------
F chord diagramFF--------------3------------------------------0--0--0--0--0---
C chord diagramCC--------------5-----------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------------5-------1-----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------3-------1-----0-------------0------------------

  Strawberry f...             Nothing ...



         F chord diagramFF         G chord diagramGG        A chord diagramAA

D chord diagramDD--------1---------3--------5---------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--------1---------3--------5----------------------------------
F chord diagramFF--------2---------4--------6----------------------------------
C chord diagramCC--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--------1---------3--------5----------------------------------

   And nothing to ...



   F chord diagramFF                   C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--1-----------1-------1---------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF--2-----------2-------0---------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC--3-----------3-------2---------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--3-----------3-------3---------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--1-----------1----------------------------------------------

   Strawberry fields ...



Linking phrase :
-----------------


D chord diagramDD----1p0---------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---------1----------------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---------------3p2----------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--------------------3-----------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------



Verse 3:
---------

    G chord diagramGG       Gmaj7 chord diagramGmaj7Gmaj7     G7 chord diagramG7G7

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---3--3----3---3-----3---3--------1--0---------------------------
F chord diagramFF---4--4----4---4-----4---4--------2--1-----------------------------
C chord diagramCC---5--5----4---4-----3---3--------3--3-----------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------

   Always, no, ...



    Am chord diagramAmAm                Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7             F chord diagramFF

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1--------1--------1-------1-------1----------------------
F chord diagramFF---2--------2--------0-------0-------2----------------------
C chord diagramCC---2--------2--------2-------2-------3----------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------------0------------
D chord diagramDD----------------------------------------------------3-------

     But you know I ...



   F chord diagramFF           G chord diagramGG           C chord diagramCC              Am chord diagramAmAm    Am chord diagramAmAm/G chord diagramGG

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----------------------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----------------------------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC-----------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG----------0-------0---2---3---------------0-----------------
D chord diagramDD--1---3-------3----------------3----0----------3----------

    I think a no I ...



   F chord diagramFF            G7 chord diagramG7G7          F chord diagramFF            C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4-------------------0-----------------------
C chord diagramCC--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3---3-------------2----3p2p0---------------------
G chord diagramGG--3--3--3--3---5--5--5--5---3--0--3--0--3--------------3--------------
D chord diagramDD--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3---1------------------------------------------

    That is I think ....



Chorus :
---------

   C chord diagramCC                                   Gm chord diagramGmGm                   Gm7 chord diagramGm7Gm7

D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------3-------------------------------
A chord diagramAA--1-----------------------------------3------------------3------3-----
F chord diagramFF--0-----------------------------------3----------------3------3------3
C chord diagramCC--2-----------------------------------5--------------5------3------3--
G chord diagramGG--3-----------------------------------5-------------------------------
D chord diagramDD--------------------------------------3-------------------------------

   Let me take you ...



   A7 chord diagramA7A7/E chord diagramEE

D chord diagramDD---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---2--------------2--2--2--2--2----------------------------------
F chord diagramFF---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---2--------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---0------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD---0--------------------------------------------------------

       Nothing ...




      F chord diagramFF          G chord diagramGG     A7 chord diagramA7A7

D chord diagramDD-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD-----1----------3--------------------------------------------

  And nothing to ..



    F chord diagramFF                 C chord diagramCC       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7      F chord diagramFF                 C chord diagramCC

D chord diagramDD---------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramAA---1---------1-------1--------1-------1---------1-------1--------
F chord diagramFF---2---------2-------0--------0-------2---------2-------0--------
C chord diagramCC---3---------3-------2--------2-------3---------3-------2--------
G chord diagramGG---3---------3-------3--------0-------3---------3-------3-------
D chord diagramDD---1---------1------------------------1---------1--------------

   Strawberry fields ...



    F chord diagramFF           G chord diagramGG      F chord diagramFF

D chord diagramDD---1-----------3------1-----------5r3---1--0h1p0h1p0--------
A chord diagramAA---1-----------3------1--------------------------------3-3--
F chord diagramFF---2-----------4------2-------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD---1-----------3------1-------------------------------------

    Strawberry ...



Fade out over a chord of C chord diagramCC
----------------------------

 (cellos)                     (elec. gtr)

D chord diagramDD-----------------------------------------1--0h1p0h1p0h1p0h1p0---
A chord diagramAA-------------------------------------------------------------
F chord diagramFF-----------5------2----------------------------------------------
C chord diagramCC--------------3-5---3----2-3-5------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG--3/1---3--------------5-------3-------3--------------------------
D chord diagramDD----------------------------------------------------------------



(harp-thing)

D chord diagramDD-------------------------------12--------------13--12--12---------15--13--
A chord diagramAA-----------13--11-----11-----------13--11------------------11------------
F chord diagramFF---10--12-----------------12---------------12------------------12---
C chord diagramCC---------------------------------------------------------------------
G chord diagramGG-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D chord diagramDD----------------------------------------------------------------------


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

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