DON'T BOTHER ME As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album WITH THE BEATLES) Words and Music by George Harrison Transcribed by Slowhand D Em B A x x 0 2 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 x 2 4 4 4 2 x 0 2 2 2 0 G E Bm Am 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 x 2 4 4 3 2 x 0 2 2 1 0 C x 3 2 0 1 0 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 Moderately Q=139 D Em 4/4 Gtr II Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I H H H H Q Q E E +Q |---------------|---------------|-0--0------0-(0)---| |---------------|---------------|-0--0------0-(0)---| |---------------|---------------|-0--0------0-(0)---| |-0-------4-----|-2-------0-----|-2--2------2-(2)---| |---------------|---------------|-------------------| |---------------|---------------|-------------------| 1st & 2nd Verses Em B A G W Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E Q E |----------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |----------||o-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |----------||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |----------||------9----7--------|-----7----7--------|----5----5s3---2-| |----------||o------------9-(9)--|------------5-(5)--|----5----5-----2-| |-0--------||--/7----------------|-/5----------------|-3---------------| E B A G Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E +E E E E Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E E E Q Q +E Q E |-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------| |-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------| |-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------| |---2---0-(0)-------|-----9----7--------|-----7----4---4---|----5---(5)-5---5-| |---2---------2-0---|------------9-(9)--|----------5---5---|----5---(5)-5---5-| |-----------------3-|-/7----------------|-/5---------------|-3--3---(3)-3---3-| Chorus $ G Em A Q Q H Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H W W |------------||-7--------------|--9--------------| |------------||-8--------------|-10--------------| |------------||-9--------------|--9--------------| |-5----------||-9--------------|-----------------| |-5----------||-7--------------|-----------------| |-3----------||----------------|-----------------| 1. Em Q E E +E E Q Q Q H | | | | | | | / / / / / / / W Q Q H |-7--------------||-7-----------|| |-8--------------||-8----------o|| |-9--------------||-9-----------|| |-9--------------||-9-----------|| |-7--------------||-7----------o|| |----------------||-------------|| Bridge 2.,D.S. Em D Em Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E H H a H a Q Q W |------------------||----------------|--------------------|------------------| |-8-8-8-8--8-8-8-8-||----------------|--------------------|-0----------------| |-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-||----------------|--------------------|-0----------------| |-9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-||---------4------|-4p2------0h=2---0--|-2----------------| |-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-||-5--------------|--------------------|-2----------------| |------------------||----------------|--------------------|-0----------------| Em D Em Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W H H H H W |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------| |-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------| |-2--------------|-0-------4------|-2-------0------|-2--------------| |-2--------------|----------------|----------------|-2--------------| |-0--------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------| Bm Am Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W H H W |----------------|-2---------------|-2-------2-------|-0---------------| |-0--------------|-3---------------|-3-------3-------|-1---------------| |-0--------------|-4---------------|-4-------4-------|-2---------------| |-2--------------|-4---------------|-4-------4-------|-2---------------| |-2--------------|-2---------------|-2-------2-------|-0---------------| |-0--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Am C Em Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W H H H +Q. E |-0---------------|-0---------------|-0-------0-------|-0------(0)-------| |-1---------------|-1---------------|-1-------1-------|-0------(0)-------| |-2---------------|-0---------------|-0-------0-------|-0------(0)-----4-| |-2---------------|-2---------------|-2-------2-------|-2------(2)-------| |-0---------------|-3---------------|-3-------3-------|-2------(2)-------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-0------(0)-------| 3rd Verse B A G Q Q H Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E Q E |------------||-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |------------||-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |------------||-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |-2----------||-----9----7--------|-----7----7--------|----5----5s3---2-| |-2----------||------------9-(9)--|------------5-(5)--|----5----5-----2-| |-0----------||-/7----------------|-/5----------------|-3---------------| E B Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E +E E E E Q E E E E +Q |-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------| |---2---0-(0)-------|-----9----7--------| |---2---------2-0---|------------9-(9)--| |-----------------3-|-/7----------------| A G Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E +Q Q Q E E +E E |-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------| |-----7----4-4-(4)--|----5----5-5-(5)-5-| |----------5-5-(5)--|----5----5-5-(5)-5-| |-/5----------------|----3----3-3-(3)-3-| Chorus To Coda G Em A Em Q Q H Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H W W W |------------||-7--------------|--9--------------|-7--------------|| |------------||-8--------------|-10--------------|-8--------------|| |------------||-9--------------|--9--------------|-9--------------|| |-5----------||-9--------------|-----------------|-9--------------|| |-5----------||-7--------------|-----------------|-7--------------|| |-3----------||----------------|-----------------|----------------|| Guitar Solo Em B Q Q H Q Q E E +Q | | | | | | / / / / / / E E Q E E +E E Q Q a E Q. |-7----------------|------------------| |-8----------------|-----------4------| |-9------0-2-(2)-2s|=4--4--0h4--------| |-9---2------------|------------------| |-7----------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| A G E Q Q E E +Q Q Q E Q E | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E +E E E E E E E E S S Q |-----3-5-5pb7r(5)--3---|---------------------| |---5-------------------|---5---5-5-3h5-3-----| |-----------------------|---------------------| |-----------------------|---------------------| |-----------------------|---------------------| |-----------------------|---------------------| B A D G +E E E E E E E E Q Q E E +Q Q Q E E +Q Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E a Q Q a E Q E Q Q S E. Q |------------------|------------------|--------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-----------3----3-|-3h5--5--5p3--------|-------------------| |--4-------0-2---2s|=4---4-2-4--------|-------------4----2-|-4--4--4s2---------| |--------2---------|------------------|--------------------|--------------5----| |------------------|------------------|--------------------|-------------------| |------------------|------------------|--------------------|-------------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & A Em A Q Q H Q E E +E E Q Q E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H W H.. E |------------||--9--------------|-7--------------5-| |------------||-10--------------|-8--------------5-| |------------||--9--------------|-9--------------6-| |-2----------||-----------------|-9--------------7-| |------------||-----------------|-7--------------7-| |------------||-----------------|----------------5-| Em A +Q E E E E Q Q E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / +W H.. E |-(5)-------------|-7--------------5-| |-(5)-------------|-8--------------5-| |-(6)-------------|-9--------------6-| |-(7)-------------|-9--------------7-| |-(7)-------------|-7--------------7-| |-(5)-------------|----------------5-| Em A A +Q E E E E Q Q E E E E E E +Q E E E E Q Q E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +W H.. E +W H.. E |-(5)-------------|-7--------------5-|-(5)-------------|-7--------------5-*| |-(5)-------------|-8--------------5-|-(5)-------------|-8--------------5-*| |-(6)-------------|-9--------------6-|-(6)-------------|-9--------------6-*| |-(7)-------------|-9--------------7-|-(7)-------------|-9--------------7-*| |-(7)-------------|-7--------------7-|-(7)-------------|-7--------------7-*| |-(5)-------------|----------------5-|-(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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