ASK ME WHY As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album PLEASE PLEASE ME) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand E G#m F#m G#7 0 2 2 1 0 0 4 6 6 4 4 4 2 4 4 2 2 2 4 6 4 5 4 4 C#m Am F# B x 4 6 6 5 4 5 7 7 5 5 x 2 4 4 3 2 2 7 9 9 8 7 7 E+/C A/E B(type 2) A/E(type 2) x 3 2 1 1 x x x 2 2 2 x x 2 4 4 4 x x 7 7 6 5 5 G#m7 4 6 4 4 4 4 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar' Intro 1st, 2nd & 3rd Verses Q=120 $ E G#m F#m 4/4 Gtr II Q. E +Q Q E E Q H Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I E E E E Q E E E E Q Q Q W W |------------------|--------------||----------------|----------------| |-5----------------|--------0--2--||o-4-------------|-2--------------| |--------4---------|--------1--2--||--4-------------|-2--------------| |------------------|-2------2--4--||--6-------------|-4--------------| |--------------2---|--------------||o---------------|----------------| |------------------|--------------||----------------|----------------| E G#m F#m Q. E +Q Q E E Q H Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E Q E E E E Q Q Q W W |------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------| |-5----------------|--------0--2--|-4-------------|-2--------------| |--------4---------|--------1--2--|-4-------------|-2--------------| |------------------|-2------2--4--|-6-------------|-4--------------| |--------------2---|--------------|---------------|----------------| |------------------|--------------|---------------|----------------| E G#7 C#m Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q E S S E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W H. E E W W |-0-------------|-2---------------|-4-------------|-4-----------------| |-0-------------|-1---------------|-5-------------|-5-----------------| |-1-------------|-1---------------|-6-------------|-6-----------------| |-2-------------|-1-----------1---|-6-------------|-6-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|-4-------------|-4-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-------------------| 1. To Coda Am F# E S S E E +E E Q E S S E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W |-5-----------------|-2-----------------| |-5-----------------|-2-----------------| |-5-----------------|-3-----------------| |-7-----------------|-4-----------------| |-7-----------------|-4-----------------| |-5-----------------|-2-----------------| 2. $$ B E E+/C E E Q H Q. E +E E Q Q. E +Q Q | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| E E Q Q Q H. E E H Q Q Q |---------------||-----------------|--------------------|| |-4------0--2--o||-0---------------|-1-------1-1---1----|| |-4------1--2---||-1-----------1---|-1-------1-1---1----|| |-4------2--4---||-2-------------2-|-2-------2-2---2----|| |--------------o||-----------------|--------------------|| |---------------||-----------------|--------------------|| Bridge A/E B(type 2) E E+/C Q. E +Q Q Q. E E E Q Q. E +E E Q Q. E +Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| |---3---| |--3--| H Q Q Q Q. E Q Q Q H. E E H Q Q Q |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-0---------------|-1-------1-1---1-| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-1-----------1---|-1-------1-1---1-| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-2-------------2-|-2-------2-2---2-| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| A/E B(type 2) E Q. E +Q Q Q. E E E Q E E E E H W | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| |---3---| H Q Q Q Q. E Q Q Q E E E E H Q Q Q Q |-----------------|------------------|-0-0-0--------|-------------|| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-0-0-0--------|-------0--2--|| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-1-1-1--------|-------1--2--|| |-2-------2-2---2-|-4----4-4---4---4-|-2-2-2--------|-------2--4--|| |-----------------|------------------|-2-2-2--------|----2--------|| |-----------------|------------------|-0-0-0--------|-------------|| To Dbl. Coda G#m A/E(type 2) G#m A/E(type 2) Q S S E +E E Q Q S S E E E Q Q S S E +E E Q Q S S E E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W W |------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------| |-4----------------|-2---------------|-4----------------|-2----------------| |-4----------------|-2---------------|-4----------------|-2----------------| |-6----------------|-2---------------|-6----------------|-2----------------| |------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------| |------------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------| D.S. al Coda & E E S S E E E E Q E E Q H | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / E E E E Q E E E E Q Q Q |-------------------|--------------|| |-5-----------------|--------0--2--|| |---------4---------|--------1--2--|| |-------------------|-2------2--4--|| |---------------2---|--------------|| |-------------------|--------------|| F# B(type 2) G#m E S S E E +E E Q E E Q H Q S S E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W E E Q Q Q W |-2-----------------|--------------|--------------------| |-2-----------------|-4------0--2--|-4------------------| |-3-----------------|-4------1--2--|-4------------------| |-4-----------------|-4------2--4--|-6------------------| |-4-----------------|--------------|--------------------| |-2-----------------|--------------|--------------------| D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda A/E(type 2) G#m A/E(type 2) Q S S E E E Q Q S S E +E E Q Q S S E E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-2---------------|-4----------------|-2---------------|| |-2---------------|-4----------------|-2---------------|| |-2---------------|-6----------------|-2---------------|| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|| Outro && E A/E(type 2) E S S E E +E E Q E S S E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E Q E E W |--------------------|-------------------| |-5------------------|-------------------| |---------4----------|-------------------| |--------------------|-------------------| |----------------2---|-------------------| |--------------------|-------------------| E A/E(type 2) G#m7 E S S E E +E E Q E S S E E +E E Q W | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E Q E E W E E E E E E q |--------------------|-------------------|-----------------*| |--------------------|-------------------|-7-4-4-----------*| |---------4----------|-------------------|-------4-4-------*| |-2------------------|-------------------|-----------6-6---*| |----------------2---|-------------------|-----------6-6---*| |--------------------|-------------------|-----------------*| 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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