DON´T LET ME DOWN As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 2) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Israel Velasco E F#m7 F#m7/B A 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 4 2 2 2 2 x 2 2 2 2 2 x 0 2 2 2 0 Esus4/A Emaj7 B7 x x x 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 x 2 1 2 0 2 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Billy Preston - Electric Piano' Intro Moderate Rock Q=100 $ E 4/4 Gtr I W +W | | / / Gtr II Q S S E S S E E E H H |-------------------------|------------| |-------------------------|------------| |----------9-9-(9)-9------|------------| |----9-(9)-9-9h11--9-9----|--9---------| |----9h11------------9-12-|-11---------| |-------------------------|------------| Chorus F#m7 F#m7/B |--3--| Q E. S S S S S E S S E E E S S Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| Q E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q ||------9-------9--------9-----|------9------9--9--9-| ||o----10------10-------10-----|-----10-----10-10-10-| ||------9-------9--------9-----|------9------9--9--9-| ||-----11------11-------11-----|------9------9--9--9-| ||o-----9-------9--------9-----|------9------9--9--9-| ||-----------------------------|---------------------| E A E |---3---| Q E. S S S S S E S S E E E S S Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q S S E S S E E E H E E Q |-----------------------------|----------------------| |-----------------------------|------------9---------| |---------9---9--9-9----------|------------9---------| |----9--9-9---9h11-9---9------|--9---------9---------| |----9h11--------------9-12---|-11-------------------| |-----------------------------|----------------------| F#m7 F#m7/B |--3--| Q E. S S S S S E S S E E E S S Q Q Q | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| Q E E Q E S S +Q E E Q Q Q |-----9---------------9----9-|--(9)----9------9--9--9----| |----10--------------10---10-|-(10)---10-----10-10-10----| |-----9---------------9----9-|--(9)----9------9--9--9----| |----11--------------11---11-|-(11)---11-----11-11-11----| |-----9---------------9----9-|--(9)----9------9--9--9----| |----------------------------|---------------------------| 1st & 2nd Verses 1. To Coda E A E 5/4 Q E S S S S S S S S E H +H. | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q S S E S S E E E H H. |-----------------------------||----------------| |-----------------------------||----------------| |---------9---9--9-9----------||----------------| |----9--9-9---9h11-9---9------||--9-------------| |----9h11--------------9---12-||-11-------------| |-----------------------------||----------------| F#m7 F#m7 4/4 E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q |--14s12-12-12s=9--9----9----|----------------------| |--14s12-12-12s10-10---10----|----------------------| |-------------------------11s|=9-9-9-9s6-6---(6)----| |----------------------------|----------------------| |----------------------------|----------------------| |----------------------------|----------------------| Emaj7 Esus4/A E 5/4 E E E S S +S E. E E H +H. | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / W H +H. |-7-------------------||-7----(7)------| |-9-------------------||-9----(9)------| |-8-------------------||-9----(9)------| |-9-------------------||-9----(9)------| |-7-------------------||-7----(7)------| |---------------------||---------------| F#m7 4/4 E E E E E S S E S S E E E E E S S E S S | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-14-12-12-12s=9--9----9------|-------------------------| |-14s12-12-12s10-10---10-10---|-------------------------| |------------------------11---|-11-11-11-9-9s6---6s9----| |-----------------------------|-11-11-11-9--------------| |-----------------------------|-------------------------| |-----------------------------|-------------------------| Pre-Chorus 2. Emaj7 Esus4/A E E E E E S S +S E. E E W W E E E S S E E E S S | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q S E S E E H H H H Q E E +E E Q |------------------------|------------||------------|------------------------| |-----9------------9-9---|-----------o||------------|------------------------| |-----9------9-(9)-9-9-9-|-9----------||------------|-----9-8---(8)-9-6------| |-----9------9h11------9-|-9----------||--9---------|------------------------| |------------------------|-----------o||-11---------|-7----------------------| |------------------------|------------||------------|------------------------| B7 E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E Q E E E E E Q E E +E E Q |---------------------|-----------------------| |---------------------|-----------------------| |-9-----9-----9---9---|-----------------------| |---9-------6---------|---------------7-------| |---------------9-----|-----9-6---(6)---9-----| |---------------------|-7---------------------| E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S E E E S S | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E |---------------------|-----------------------| |---------------------|-----------------------| |---------------------|-----------------------| |-6-------------------|-6---------------------| |---7---9---6-7---6---|---7---9---6-7---6-----| |---------------9-----|---------------9-------| D.S. al Coda E A E E E E S S E E E S S E E S S E S S S S S S E H H | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E Q E E E E E Q S S E S S E E E H H |---------------------|------------------------------|------------|| |---------------------|------------------------------|------------|| |---------------------|-----------9-9-(9)-9----------|------------|| |-6-------------------|-----9-(9)-9-9h11--9---9------|--9---------|| |---7---9---6-7---6---|-----9h11--------------9---12-|-11---------|| |---------------9-----|-0----------------------------|------------|| Piano solo & E F#m7 Gtr I W E E E S S E E S S E | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr II H H Q E E E S S E E |-------------------------|------9--------9----9------9-| |-------------------------|-----10-------10---10-----10-| |-------------------------|------9--------9----9------9-| |--9----------------------|-----11-------11---11-----11-| |-11----------------------|------9--------9----9------9-| |-------------------------|-----------------------------| | | Gtr III | |-3-| | H a E a E S S S S S Q S S S S E S S S S E |---------4---4-4---------|--------4-----------4--------| |-------7p5-7p5---7-5---5-|-7----7---7-5----7----7-5----| |--1------------------6---|---------------6-----------6-| |--2----------------------|-----------------------------| |--2----------------------|-----------------------------| |-------------------------|-----------------------------| E E E E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +E E E E E S S E E +Q E E E S S E E |--(9)----9--9---------9------9------9---|--(9)------9--------9------9----------9-----| |-(10)---10-10--------10-----10-----11---|-(11)-----11-------11-----11---------11-----| |--(9)----9--9---------9------9-----11---|-(11)-----11-------11-----11---------11-----| |-(11)---11-11--------11-----11-----11---|-(11)-----11-------11-----11---------11-----| |--(9)----9--9---------9------9------9---|--(9)------9--------9------9----------9-----| |----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------| | | |--3--| | S S E +E a S S S S S S S S S S Q a E S a S S S S S S S S S S |------4----------4-7--7-9---------------|--------------------------------------------| |---7-----7-(7)-7----------9--7-5----5-7-|---5----------------------------------------| |---------------------------------6------|--------4h=6-4---1--1-4-4--6-1--------------| |----------------------------------------|---------------4p2--2----------4---2----2---| |----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------4-----| |----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------| F#m7 E E E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E E E E S S E E +Q E E E S S E E |--9--9--9------9------9-------9----|--(9)--------9----------9-----------9-------9-| |-11-11-11-----11-----11------10----|-(10)-------10---------10----------10------10-| |-11-11-11-----11-----11-------9----|--(9)--------9----------9-----------9-------9-| |-11-11-11-----11-----11------11----|-(11)-------11---------11----------11------11-| |--9--9--9------9------9-------9----|--(9)--------9----------9-----------9-------9-| |-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| | | Q E E S S S S S S S S E S S S S S S S S a E Q |----------4----7-9---12---14----12-|--14--12-14----9-12-14-14-12-14S16----14------| |-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| |---------------4-6----9---11-----9-|--11---9-11----6--9-11-11--9-11S13----11------| |--2-------6------------------------|----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------| E E E S S E E S S E | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / +E E E E E S S E E |--(9)--9-----9--------9-------9-------9----| |-(10)-10----10-------10------10------10----| |--(9)--9-----9--------9-------9-------9----| |-(11)-11----11-------11------11------11----| |--(9)--9-----9--------9-------9-------9----| |-------------------------------------------| | | +Q a E. S S S S S S S S S |-(14)----14S16----16-14-12-9--7-9-12-14-9--| |-------------------------------------------| |-(11)----11S13----13-11--9-6--4-6--9-11-6--| |-------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------| E A E E E E S S E E S S E W | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / E E S S E S S E E E W |---------------------------------------|-------*| |---------------------------------------|-------*| |--9-9---------9------9--(9)-9----------|-------*| |--9-9---9-(9)-9------9h=11--9---9------|--9----*| |--------9h11--------------------9---12-|-11----*| |---------------------------------------|-------*| | | Q a E S a S +S S S S E E W |-12---7S9-----7------------------------|-------*| |----------------7S9-(9)--7--5---5----5-|-------*| |--9---4S6-----4---------------6--------|-------*| |----------------4S6-(6)--4--2---2----2-|--2----*| |------------------------------4--------|-------*| |---------------------------------------|-------*| 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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