Birthday - The Beatles Tabbed by: Alex DiGrazia Email: Tuning: Standard A A Intro/Verse e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------| D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------| A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D A e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------| D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E A e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------13-----------------------9-12-11-9----------------------------------| D|--14-14-------------14--------11-------------------------------------------| A|-------------------------12-12-----------12--------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Drum solo for 8 bars Bridge You can strum any of these E chords for the bridge but I prefer the first example E e|-----------4-4---4---|--7-7---7--|----0-0---0----| B|-----------5-5---5---|--9-9---9--|----0-0---0----|Bridge G|-----------4-4---4---|--9-9---9--|----1-1---1----| D|-----------6-6---6---|--9-9---9--|----2-2---2----| A|-----------7-7---7---|--7-7---7--|----2-2---2----| E|---------------------|-----------|----0-0---0----| Yes were going to a party party, yes were going to a party party Chorus For the chorus there is a lead part (lead) and then the chords to play over it (rhythm) Which are both hard to hear because of how much key board is used Chorus (lead) e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0----------| A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-9--------| A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| Chorus(Rhythm)-The chords you play over the lead part are C G C G C G C E C G C G C G C e|---8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8-8-8--| B|---5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5-5-5--| G|---5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5-5-5--| D|---5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5-5-5--| A|--------------5--5--5---------------5--5--5---------------5--5—5------------| E|--------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3-----------| E e|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------| B|---9999999 ----------------------------------------------------------------| G|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------| D|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------| A|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| This part played at the end of of the chorus. e|--12---------12----------12----------12------------------------------------| B|--14b(16)—---14b(16)-----14b(16)-----14b(16)-------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Birthday, I would like you to dance. Birthday, take a ch ch ch chance. Birthday, I like you to dance. Birthday, Daaaaaance Verse e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------| D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------| A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D A e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------| D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E A e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------13-----------------------9-12-11-9----------------------------------| D|--14-14-------------14--------11-------------------------------------------| A|-------------------------12-12-----------12--------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| SOLO Solo: The way I like to play it e|---------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------| G|-/14-----12—14~----12------------------------| D|-----14----------------14p12-----------------| A|-----------------------------15--12----------| E|-------------------------------------15------| e|---------------------------------------------| B|------------13-15b(17)r15—13h15p13-----------| G|------12-14------------------------14--12----| D|----14---------------------------------------| A|--12-----------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------| Solo: The way it is recorded e|---------------------------------------------| B|--10-----------------------------------------| G|----9-12—12b(14)r12--9-----------------------| D|------------------------12p10----------------| A|------------------------------12-10----------| E|---------------------------------------------| e|---------------------------------------------| B|------------13-15b(17)r15—13h15p13-----------| G|------12-14------------------------14--12----| D|----14---------------------------------------| A|--12-----------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------| Chorus Chorus (lead) e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0----------| A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-9--------| A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------| Chorus(Rhythm)-The chords you play over the lead part are C G C G C G C E C G C G C G C e|---8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8-8-8--| B|---5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5-5-5--| G|---5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5-5-5--| D|---5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5-5-5--| A|--------------5--5--5---------------5--5--5---------------5--5—5------------| E|--------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3-----------| E e|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------| B|---9999999 ----------------------------------------------------------------| G|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------| D|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------| A|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| This part played at the end of the chorus e|--12---------12----------12----------12------------------------------------| B|--14b(16)—---14b(16)-----14b(16)-----14b(16)-------------------------------| G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| Birthday, I would like you to dance. Birthday, take a ch ch ch chance. Birthday, I like you to dance. Birthday, Daaaaaance Verse e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------| D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------| A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| D A e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------| G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------| D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------| A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| E e|---------------------------------------| B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------| G|-------13------------------------------| D|--14-14-------------14-----------------| A|---------------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------| e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------9-12-11-----------9-12-11-----------9-12-11-9—12/14---------------| D|-------11----------------11----------------11------------------------------| A|--12-12------------/12-12------------/12-12--------------------------------| E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| The last note of the song, the high A on the 14th fret on the G string can also be as an A on the 12th fret on the A string, Note, the riff used in the chorus can be played by bending certain strings in stead of them Instead of playing it like this e|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| G|---------9-12-11-9-------| D|-------11----------------| A|--12-12-----------12-----| IF there are any mistakes E|-------------------------| or suggestions on how to Improve this please let You can play it like this me know e|----------------------------| 123-|hippie B|--------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------9-11b(12)r11—9---------------------------------------| D|-------11-----------------------------------------------------| A|--12-12------------------12-----------------------------------| E|--------------------------------------------------------------| And same for the rest of the riff, for those who understand.
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