GET BACK As recorded by The Beatles (Released as single in 1969) Transcribed by Wunderdog Notes: Both guitars are standard tunings. Gtr II; Ryhthm (Harrison) uses liberal palm muting on the downstroke. Gtr I; Lead(Lennon)palm muting when not soloing. The transcription is from the intro to the beginning of the electric piano solo. Lead varies in second verse, but all those parts can be derived from the transcription shown below. Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted 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. Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) S - shift slide ~ - vibrato Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) A Gtr I E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-|-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-| |-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------2-----|-------------------2-----| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-----2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-----2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| G D E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q |-------------------------|----------------| |-------------------------|----------------| |-------------------------|---------4--7---| |-------------------------|---------5--7---| |-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-|-7-7-7-7-5--5---| |-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|-5-5-5-5-3------| | | PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E E E E E Q Q |-------------------------|---------3--2---| |-------2-----------2-----|---------0--3---| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2-2-2-2-0--2---| |-2---2-----2-2---2-----2-|-2-2-2-2-0--0---| |-------------------------|----------------| |-------------------------|----------------| A Gtr I S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-7-----9-----7-----9-----|-7-----9-----7-----9-----| |-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5S| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner D A S S E S S E S S E S E. E E E E E E E E |---------------------------------|-------------------12-------------------| |---------------------------------|-------10-12b14=======12r==10-----------| |---------------------------------|-/11--------------------------11--------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |-12------14------12------14------|----------------------------------------| |-10---10-10---10-10---10-10------|----------------------------------------| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |--3-------3-------3-------3------|----------------------------------------| |--2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|---2----2--2--------2--2----2--2---2----| |-------0-------0-------0-------0-|---2----2--2--------2--2----2--2---2----| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| but he knew he couldn't last A Gtr I E E E E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-----7-9-----7-----9-----|-7-----9-----7-----9-----| |-----5-5-----5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5S| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Jojo left his home in Tucson Arizona D A S S E S S E S S E S E. E E E E E E E E |---------------------------------|-------------------12-------------------| |---------------------------------|-------10-12b14=======12r==10-----------| |---------------------------------|-/11--------------------------11--------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |-12------14------12------14------|----------------------------------------| |-10---10-10---10-10---10-10------|----------------------------------------| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |--3-------3-------3-------3------|----------------------------------------| |--2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|---2----2--2--------2--2----2--2---2----| |-------0-------0-------0-------0-|---2----2--2--------2--2----2--2---2----| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------------------| for some cali - fornia grass Get ba- A Gtr I E E E Q S S S S S S E E E Q S S S S S S |------------------9-9-9-9-9---|------------------9-9-9-9-9---| |------------------8-8-8-8-8---|------------------8-8-8-8-8---| |------------------9-9-9-9-9---|------------------9-9-9-9-9---| |------------7-----------------|------------7-----------------| |------7h9---------------------|------7h9---------------------| |-/9---------------------------|-/9---------------------------| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |------------------------------|------------------------------| |----------------------2-------|----------------------2-------| |--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2---|--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2---| |--2---2-2---2-2---2-------2---|--2---2-2---2-2---2-------2---| |------------------------------|------------------------------| |------------------------------|------------------------------| back Get back Get ba- D A G D E E E Q S S S S S S E E E Q S S S S S S |------------------8-8-8-8-8---|----------------9-9-9-9-9---| |------------------7-7-7-7-7---|----------------8-8-8-8-8---| |------------------7-7-7-7-7---|----------------9-9-9-9-9---| |------------7-----------------|------------7---------------| |------7h9---------------------|------7h9-------------------| |-/9---------------------------|-/9-------------------------| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E Q Q |------------------------------|--------------3-----2-------| |--3-----3-----3-------3-------|--------------0-----3-------| |--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2---|--2---2-2---2-0-----2-------| |------0-----0-----0-------0---|--2---2-2---2-0-----0-------| |------------------------------|----------------------------| |------------------------------|----------------------------| back to where you once be - longed Get ba- A Gtr I E E E Q S S S S S S E E E Q S S S S S S |--------------9-9-9-9-9---|--------------9-9-9-9-9---| |--------------8-8-8-8-8---|--------------8-8-8-8-8---| |--------------9-9-9-9-9---|--------------9-9-9-9-9---| |----------7---------------|----------7---------------| |------7h9-----------------|------7h9-----------------| |-/9-----------------------|-/9-----------------------| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E E Q. S S E S S E E Q. S S E |--------------------------|--------------------------| |----------2---------------|----------2---------------| |--2---2---0-------2---2---|--2---2---0-------2---2---| |--2---2---2-------2---2---|--2---2---2-------2---2---| |------0-0-----------------|------0-0-----------------| |--------------------------|--------------------------| back Get back Get ba- D A E E E Q S S S S S S E E E Q S S S S S S |------------------8-8-8-8-8---|------------------9-9-9-9-9------| |------------------7-7-7-7-7---|------------------8-8-8-8-8------| |------------------7-7-7-7-7---|------------------9-9-9-9-9------| |------------7-----------------|------------7--------------------| |------7h9---------------------|------7h9------------------------| |-/9---------------------------|-/9------------------------------| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |------------------------------|---------------------------------| |--3-----3-----3-------3-------|---------------------------------| |--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2---|--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2------| |------0-----0-----0-------0---|--2---2-2---2-2---2---2---2------| |------------------------------|---------------------------------| |------------------------------|---------------------------------| back to where you once be longed Get back Jojo A 4/4 Gtr I ~~ E E E E Q E E +E Q Q E E E |---------------------------------|------------12------------------------| |-------10-10---10-10-----12---12-|-(12)b14===========12r====10------10\-| |-/11-----------------------------|-----------------------------11-------| |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| |--------------------------2------|------------------------------2-------| |---2----2--2----2--2---2--2----2-|---2---------2-2----2-2----2--2----2--| |---2----2--2----2--2---2-------2-|---2---------2-2----2-2----2-------2--| |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| |---------------------------------|--------------------------------------| D A G D E E E Q E E E +H. Q |--------------------------|---------------------------| |--------------------------|---------------------------| |------------7-----5-----5-|-(5)b5.5-------------------| |------7h9-----------7-----|---------------------------| |-/9-----------------------|---------------------------| |--------------------------|---------------------------| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E Q Q |--------------------------|-------------------3--2----| |--3-----3-----3-----3-----|-------------------0--3----| |--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|--2--------2-2---2-0--2----| |------0-----0-----0-----0-|--2--------2-2---2-0--0----| |--------------------------|---------------------------| |--------------------------|---------------------------| A 4/4 Gtr I S S E S E S E S E. S S E Q Q E E E |---------------------------------------|----------12------------------------| |-----10---10-----10-----10--------12---|-12b14===========12r====10------10\-| |-/11-----------------------------------|---------------------------11-------| |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| |------------------------------2--------|----------------------------2-------| |---2----2--2---2----2----2----2----2---|--2--------2-2----2-2----2--2----2--| |---2----2--2---2----2----2---------2---|--2--------2-2----2-2----2-------2--| |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------|------------------------------------| D A G D E E E Q E E E +E E S S E E S S E E |--------------------------|-------------------------------------| |--------------------------|-------8b8.5-5-----8b8.5-5-----------| |------------7-----5-----5-|-(5)-------------5-----------5-------| |------7h9-----------7-----|---------------7-----------7---------| |-/9-----------------------|-------------------------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------------------0/----| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E Q Q |--------------------------|-------------------3---------2-------| |--3-----3-----3-----3-----|-------------------0---------3-------| |--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|--2----2-----2---2-0---------2-------| |------0-----0-----0-----0-|--2----2-----2---2-0---------0-------| |--------------------------|-------------------------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------------------------| Chorus: A Gtr I S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-7-----9-----7-----9-----|-7-----9-----7-----9-----| |-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5S| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| Get back Get back D A G D S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |---------------------------------|----------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------| |-12------14------12------14------|-7-----9-----7-----7--------| |-10---10-10---10-10---10-10---10-|-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5----| | | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E Q Q |---------------------------------|-------------3-----2--------| |--3-------3-------3-------3------|-------------0-----3--------| |--2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|-2---2-2---2-0-----2--------| |-------0-------0-------0-------0-|-2---2-2---2-0-----0--------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------| |---------------------------------|----------------------------| back to where you once be - longed Get ba- A Gtr I S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S E |--------------------------|--------------------------| |--------------------------|--------------------------| |--------------------------|--------------------------| |--------------------------|--------------------------| |-7-----9------7-----9-----|-7-----9------7-----9-----| |-5---5-5---5--5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5--5---5-5---5-| | | Gtr II | PM PM PM PM PM PM | S S E E Q. S S E S S E E Q. S S E |--------------------------|--------------------------| |-----------2--------------|-----------2--------------| |-2---2-----0--------2---2-|-2---2-----0--------2---2-| |-2---2-----2--------2---2-|-2---2-----2--------2---2-| |-----0-0------------------|-----0-0------------------| |--------------------------|--------------------------| back Get back back C D S S E S S E E E E E W |-------------------------|--------| |-------------------------|--------| |-------------------5---5s|==7-----| |-------------------5---5s|==7-----| |-7-----9-----7-----3---3s|==5-----| |-5---5-5---5-5-----------|--------| | | PM PM PM PM | S S E S S E S S E S S E +W |-------------------------|--------| |-----------------------3-|-(3)----| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-(2)----| |-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---0-|-(0)----| |-------------------------|--------| |-------------------------|--------| to where you once be -longed D Gtr I +W |--------*| |--------*| |-(7)----*| |-(7)----*| |-(5)----*| |--------*| | | Gtr II | +W |--------*| |-(3)----*| |-(2)----*| |-(0)----*| |--------*| |--------*|
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