ACT NATURALLY As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album HELP!) Words by Vonnie Morrison Music by Johnny Russell Arranged by The Beatles Transcribed by Slowhand D G C D7 x x 0 2 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 x 3 2 0 1 0 x x 0 2 1 2 A7 A x 0 2 0 2 0 x 0 2 2 2 0 Gtr I (D A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar (Dropped D-Tuning)' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar' Intro Q=175(8=s8) D G 4/4 Gtr II (Ac. Gtr.) W Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I (El. Gtr. w/ Dropped D-Tuning - DADGBE) Q q q q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E +E E a Q a Q a Q Q |-------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------| |-------------|------------------|----7---5-7-(7)---|---8----8--------------| |----5--4-----|----7-----5-(5)---|------7-----------|-7h9--7h9---9p7--------| |----------7--|-5----5-7---------|-5----------------|-----------------9-----| |-------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------| |-------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------------| 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses $ G G C Q Q +E E Q Q Q Q E E Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E Q H. Q W Q E E E Q E |----------------||----------------|---------------|-----------------| |----------------||o---------------|---------------|-----------------| |----------------||----------------|---------------|-----------------| |-5--------------||--5-------------|---------------|----5------5---5-| |-----------7p5--||o---------------|---------------|------5h=7-------| |------2s=5------||----------------|---------------|-----------------| C G D Q Q +E E Q Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E Q W W Q E E E E Q |-----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |-----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |-----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |-5---5------5----|--------------|-------------|----5----------| |-------5h=7------|--------------|-------------|------5h7-5-2--| |-----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| D G C Q Q Q Q +Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H E E Q W W Q E E E E E E |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----5-----5---5-| |-5-----2p0----|--------------|-------------|------5h7-------| |-----------5--|--------------|-------------|----------------| To Coda D7 G Q Q Q Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E Q W H Q E E E Q. E a Q. |----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|| |----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|| |----------------|---------------|----------------|---9-----7---------|| |-5---5-----5----|---------------|--------------7s|=9---------7s9-----|| |-------5h7------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|| |----------------|---------------|----------------|-------------------|| Bridge 1. G D7 G Q Q H Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H W W W |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |-5----------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| G D7 G Q E E +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E Q W W E E E E E E E E |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----5------5----|---------------|----------------|-5---5------5---5-| |------5h=7------|---------------|----------------|-------5h=7-------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| G D7 G Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E Q W W E E E E E E Q |-----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-5---5------5----|---------------|---------------|-5---5------5----| |-------5h=7------|---------------|---------------|-------5h=7------| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| G A7 D7 |-3--| Q E E +E E E E E Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E +Q W H Q E E Q Q E Q E |----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |----------------------|---------------|-----------------|----7------7-----| |-5---5------5-(5)-----|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-------5h=7-----------|---------------|---------------0s|=5-------5-----5-| |----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| Guitar Solo 2. D7 G D7 Q E E +E E Q Q Q H Q Q +E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E +E E Q Q q q q Q E E E E Q |------------------||-------------||-----------------| |-1---------------o||-------------||-----------------| |------4-(4)---2---||-------------||-----------------| |------------------||-------------||-----------------| |----3-------2----o||-------------||----5------3-3---| |------------------||----5--4--2--||-0----5h=7-------| G Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E Q Q Q E +E E +E |----------------|--------------------------| |----------------|--------------------------| |----------------|--------------------------| |----------------|-5--5---------------------| |----5------3-3--|--------5pb7r(5)----------| |-0----5h=7------|-----------------7pb9r(7)-| G D7 Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / q q q q Q E E E E +Q |---------------|------------------| |---------------|------------------| |---------------|------------------| |---------------|------------------| |---------------|----5------3-(3)--| |-5--5---4---2--|-0----5h=7--------| G Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E +Q q q E +E E +E |------------------|--------------------------| |------------------|--------------------------| |------------------|--------------------------| |------------------|-5--5---------------------| |----5------3-(3)--|--------5pb7r(5)----------| |-0----5h=7--------|-----------------7pb9r(7)-| 3rd Verse G C Q Q +E E Q Q Q Q E E Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q. E E E Q H. Q W H +Q. E |-----------------||---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-----------------||---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-----------------||---------------|---------------|---------------0-| |-----------------||-5-------------|---------------|-----------------| |------------7-5--||---------------|---------------|-3-----(3)-------| |-5-----7s=9------||---------------|---------------|-----------------| C G D Q Q +E E Q Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H +Q Q W W Q E E E E Q |----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |----------------|--------------|-------------|---------------| |-3-----(3)------|--------------|-------------|----------0-2--| |----------------|--------------|-------------|-0----2-4------| D G C Q Q Q Q +Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H E E Q W W Q E E E E E E |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----------------| |--------------|--------------|-------------|----5-----5---5-| |-5-----2p0----|--------------|-------------|------5h7-------| |-----------5--|--------------|-------------|----------------| D7 G Q Q Q Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E Q W W Q E E +E E Q |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-5---5-----5----|---------------|---------------|-----------------| |-------5h7------|---------------|---------------|------------7-5--| |----------------|---------------|---------------|------5-(5)------| Bridge G D7 G Q Q H Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H W W W |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |-5----------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| |------------||---------------|----------------|----------------| G D7 G Q E E +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E Q W W E E E E E E E E |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |----5------5----|---------------|----------------|-5---5------5---5-| |------5h=7------|---------------|----------------|-------5h=7-------| |----------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| G D7 G Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q Q +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E q q q W W Q Q E E E E |----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------| |----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------| |---------4------|---------------|---------------|----------------| |-5---5----------|---------------|---------------|----5-----5-----| |-------------7--|---------------|---------------|----------------| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-5------5-----5-| G A7 D7 |-3-| Q E E +E E E E E Q Q +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E Q W H Q E E Q Q E Q E |--------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |--------------------|---------------|-----------------|----7------7-----| |--------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5-----6------6-----|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| |--------------------|---------------|---------------0s|=5-------5-----5-| |---5-5----6-6-------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & D7 G D7 Q E E +E E Q Q Q H Q Q +E E Q Q. E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E +E E Q E E q q q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E +Q |-----------------||--------------|------------------|-------------------| |-----------------||--------------|------------------|-------------------| |-5----4-(4)---2--||--------------|------------------|-------------------| |-----------------||-5------------|------------------|-----4----2-4-(4)--| |----3-------2----||--------------|----5------3-(3)--|-------5-----------| |-----------------||-----5--4--2--|-0----5h=7--------|-0-----------------| G Q Q Q Q W +W | | | | | | / / / / / / q q E +E E +E W +W |-------------------------|----------|--------*| |-------------------------|----------|--------*| |-------------------------|----------|--------*| |-5--5--------------------|----------|--------*| |-------5pb7r(5)----------|----------|--------*| |----------------7pb9r(7)-|-5--------|-(5)----*| Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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