HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1968 Album THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Pre-Verse Q=75 Am7 Am6 4/4 Gtr I (Ac. Gtr.) 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|-------------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------------|-------------------------|| |-------------------------------|-------------------------|| Interlude A7 9/8 E E E E E E E E E |-----0----0---------------0-0---------0--------------0---| |-----2----2---------------2-2---------2--------------2---| |-----0----0---------------0-0---------0--------------0---| |-----2----2---------------2-2---------2--------------2---| |-----0----0---------------0-0---------0--------------0---| |---------------------------------------------------------| | | |----3-----| | E Q S +S +S E E S +S T +T +T T E |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |-5b7-8b10---------------------5b7-(5)-5b7==(5)r(5)-------| |------------8b10==(8)r(8)-5-8----------------------8-5---| 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----0----0---------------0-0-----0----0----------0----0-| |-----2----2---------------2-2-----2----2----------2----2-| |-----0----0---------------0-0-----0----0----------0----0-| |-----2----2---------------2-2-----2----2----------2----2-| |-----0----0---------------0-0-----0----0----------0----0-| |---------------------------------------------------------| | | |----3-----| | E Q S +S +S E E E Q S +S Q |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| |-5b7-8b10---------------------5b7-8b10---5pb7r(5)-7b10---| |------------8b10==(8)r(8)-5-8----------------------------| C Am A7 9/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----0-0---0-0-----------------0----0-----0-0-|----0-0----0-0----0-0--| |-----1-1---1-1-----------------1----1-----1-1-|----2-2----2-2----2-2--| 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Q. Q. Q. |----------------------------------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-----------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-----------------------| |-(7)---------5b7-(5)-5b7==(5)r(5)-------------|-7------7------7-------| |-------8-5-8----------------------8p5-(5)-----|-5------5------5-------| 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E |----0-0----0-0----0-0---0-0-| |----2-2----2-2----2-2---2-2-| |----0-0----0-0----0-0---0-0-| |----2-2----2-2----2-2---2-2-| |----0-0----0-0----0-0---0-0-| |----------------------------| | | Q. Q. Q. E E E |----------------------------| |----------------------------| |----------------------------| |----------------------------| |-7------7------7------0-1-2-| |-5------5------5------------| C Am A7 9/8 E E E E E E H. S S S E S H. |----0-0---0-0-0-------||--0--0-0-0--0-0------------| |----1-1---1-1-1-------||o-2--2-2-2--2-1------------| |----0-0---0-0-2-------||--0--0-0-0--0-0------------| |----2-2---2-2-2-------||--2--0-2-2--2-2------------| |----3-3---3-3-0-------||o-0--2-0-0--0-3------------| |----------------------||---------------------------| | | Q. E E E H. E. E. E E E E E E |----------------------||---------------------------| |----------------------||o--------------------------| |----------------------||-------------------0-2-0---| |-5--------------------||-----------------2-------2-| |-3--------2-1-0-------||o-7------7----3------------| |--------3-------------||--5------5-----------------| Chorus G7 C Am F G 10/8 4/4 S S S E S H.. 3x E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-0--0-0-0--0-1----------------||-----0-------0---|-----------------| |-2--2-2-2--2-0---------------o||-----1-------1---|-----1-------0---| |-0--0-0-0--0-0----------------||---0---0---2---2-|-----2-------0---| |-2--0-2-2--2-0----------------||-----------------|---3---3---0---0-| |-0--2-0-0--0-2---------------o||-3-------0-------|-----------------| |-------------3----------------||-----------------|-1-------3-------| | | E. E. E E E E E E E 3x Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |------------------------------||-------3-------5-|-------5-------3-| |-----------------------------o||-------5-------5-|-------6-------3-| |---------------------0--------||-------5-------5-|-------5-------4-| |-------------------0---3-0----||-----------------|-----------------| |-7------7--------2-----------o||-----------------|-----------------| |-5------5----3-------------3--||-----------------|-----------------| C Am F G C Am F G 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----0-------0---|-----------------||----0-0----0-0----1-1----3-3--| |-----1-------1---|-----1-------0---||----1-1----1-1----1-1----0-0--| |---0---0---2---2-|-----2-------0---||----0-0----2-2----2-2----0-0--| |-----------------|---3---3---0---0-||----2-2----2-2----3-3----0-0--| |-3-------0-------|-----------------||-3------0---------3-3----2-2--| |-----------------|-1-------3-------||---------------1------3-------| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q. Q. Q. Q. |-------3-------5-|-------5-------3-||------------------------------| |-------5-------5-|-------6-------3-||------------------------------| |-------5-------5-|-------5-------4-||------------------------------| |-----------------|-----------------||------------------------------| |-----------------|-----------------||-3------0---------------------| |-----------------|-----------------||---------------1------3-------| Outro C Am F G C Am F G C Am 4/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |----0-0----0-0----1-1----3-3-|----0-0----0-0----1-1----3-3-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |----1-1----1-1----1-1----0-0-|----1-1----1-1----1-1----0-0-||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-| |----0-0----2-2----2-2----0-0-|----0-0----2-2----2-2----0-0-||-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-| |----2-2----2-2----3-3----0-0-|----2-2----2-2----3-3----0-0-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-| |-3------0---------3-3----2-2-|-3------0---------3-3----2-2-||-3-------0-------| |---------------1------3------|---------------1------3------||-----------------| | | Q. 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Q E E Q E E |-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-------3-------5-| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-------5-------5-| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-------5-------5-| |-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------| |-3------0--------------------|-3------0--------------------||-----------------| |---------------1------3------|---------------1------3------||-----------------| H.=H F G C Am F G Fm 2/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W W |-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-|-1--------|------|| |-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-|-1--------|------|| |-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-1--------|------|| |-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|-3--------|------|| |-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3-------0-------|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3--------|------|| |-1-------3-------|-----------------|-1-------3-------|-1--------|------|| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E W W |-------5-------3-|-------3-------5-|-------5-------3-|-1--------|------|| |-------6-------3-|-------5-------5-|-------6-------3-|-1--------|------|| |-------5-------4-|-------5-------5-|-------5-------4-|-1--------|------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|------|| a tempo Q=75 C Am F G 4/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-| |-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-| |-0--0-0-0-2--2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-| |-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-| |-3--------0--------|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-| |-------------------|-1-------3-------| | | Q. E Q. E Q E E H |-------------------|-------3---------| |-------------------|-------3---------| |-------------------|-------4---------| |-------------------|-----------------| |-3------2-0--------|-----------------| |-----------------3-|-1---------------| C Am F G C E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W |-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-|-0------------*| |-1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-|-1------------*| |-0--0-0-0-2--2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-0------------*| |-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-|-2------------*| |-3--------0--------|-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-3------------*| |-------------------|-1-------3-------|--------------*| | | Q. E Q. E H Q Q H. Q |-------------------|-----------------|--------------*| |-------------------|-----------------|--------------*| |-------------------|-----------------|--------------*| |-------------------|-----------------|--------------*| |-3------2-0--------|-------------5---|-3------------*| |-----------------3-|-1-------3-------|--------------*| 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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