GLASS ONION As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Am F Gm7 C7 x 0 2 2 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 1 3 5 3 3 3 3 x 3 2 3 1 0 F7 D7 G F/A 1 3 1 2 1 1 x x 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 x 0 3 2 1 1 D/A Am7 x 0 0 2 3 2 x 0 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' 1st - 3rd Verses Q=120 $ Am F 4/4 Gtr II (Ac. Gtr.) W Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I (El. Gtr.) W Q Q Q Q Q E E +E E Q |----------||-----5------5---|------13-(13)-13-13---| |----------||o----5------5---|------13-(13)-13-13---| |----------||-----5------5---|------14-(14)-14-14---| |----------||----------------|----------------------| |----------||o---------------|----------------------| |----------||----------------|----------------------| Am F Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q Q Q Q E E +E E Q |----5------5---|------13-(13)-13-13-----| |----5------5---|------13-(13)-13-13-----| |----5------5---|------14-(14)-14-14-----| |---------------|------------------------| |---------------|------------------------| |---------------|------------------------| Am Gm7 C7 Gm7 Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----5------5---|----15------15---|----8------8---|----15------15---| |----5------5---|----15------15---|----8------8---|----15------15---| |----5------5---|----15------15---|----9------9---|----15------15---| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------| Chorus C7 F7 D7 Q Q E E E E +E E Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q E E E E +Q E E E E E E |----8----8---13-||-(13)---13---13-13---10-| |----8----8---13-||-(13)---13---13-13---10-| |----9----9---14-||-(14)---14---14-14---11-| |----------------||------------------------| |----------------||------------------------| |----------------||------------------------| F7 D7 +E E Q E E E E +E E Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +Q E E E E E E +Q E E E E E E |-(10)---10---10-10---13-|-(13)---13-----13---10-| |-(10)---10---10-10---13-|-(13)---13-----13---10-| |-(11)---11---11-11---14-|-(14)---14-----14---11-| |------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| 1. To Coda D7 F7 G E E Q E E E E +E E Q E E E E Q Q H | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q E E E E E E +Q E E E E E E Q Q H |-10---10-----10---13-|-(13)---13-----13---13-|-15-----------|| |-10---10-----10---13-|-(13)---13-----13---13-|-15----------o|| |-11---11-----11---14-|-(14)---14-----14---14-|-16-----------|| |---------------------|-----------------------|--------------|| |---------------------|-----------------------|-------------o|| |---------------------|-----------------------|--------------|| Bridge 2. G Am Q Q H Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q H Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q |-15----------||----5----5-----|----5----5-----| |-15----------||----5----5-----|----5----5-----| |-16----------||----5----5-----|----5----5-----| |-------------||---------------|---------------| |-------------||---------------|---------------| |-------------||---------------|---------------| F/A D/A Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q Q Q |----5----5-----|----5----5-----|----5----5-----|----5------5---| |----6----6-----|----6----6-----|----7----7-----|----7------7---| |----5----5-----|----5----5-----|----5----5-----|----5------5---| |----7----7-----|----7----7-----|----7----7-----|----7------7---| |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| D.S. al Coda Am7 F7 G E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q H | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q E E E E Q Q H |-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-13---13----13---13-|-15----------|| |-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-13---13----13---13-|-15----------|| |-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|-14---14----14---14-|-16----------|| |-----5-------5---|-----5-------5---|--------------------|-------------|| |-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-------------|| |-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|-------------|| Outro & G 1/4 4/4 E E W W W W | / Q W W W W |-15---||-----------|----------|----------|-------|| |-15---||o----------|----------|----------|------o|| |-16---||-----------|----------|----------|-------|| |------||-----------|----------|----------|-------|| |------||o----------|----------|----------|------o|| |------||-----------|----------|----------|-------|| 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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