The Beatles - Hold me tight

HOLD ME TIGHT As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album WITH THE BEATLES) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand F C7 Bb7 G7 1 3 3 2 1 1 x 3 5 3 5 3 x 1 3 1 3 1 3 5 3 4 3 3 F7 Bb Bbm Ab 1 3 1 2 4 1 x 1 3 3 3 1 x 1 3 3 2 1 4 6 6 5 4 4 Gm G 3 5 5 3 3 3 3 5 5 4 3 3 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Electric Guitar' Intro 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses Q=132 $ F C7 F 4/4 Gtr II E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / / / / / x / / / x / Gtr I E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-------------||-------------------| |-----------------|-------------||o------------------| |-----------------|-------------||-------------------| |-----------------|-2--2--2--2--||-------------------| |---------3-3-----|-3--3--3--3--||o---------3-3------| |-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-------------||--1-1-4-5-----5-1s=| Bb7 G7 C7 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|---------3-3-----| |---------6-6-----|-----------------|-----1-2-5-5-2---| |-----4-5-8-8-5---|-----1-2-5-5-1-2s|=3-3-----------3-| |-6-6-----------1s|=3-3-------------|-----------------| F Bb7 G7 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|---------6-6-----|-----------------| |---------3-3-----|-----4-5-8-8-5---|-----1-2-5-5-1-2-| |-1-1-4-5-----5-1s|=6-6-----------1s|=3-3-------------| C7 F F7 Bb E E E E E E E E E E E E +H E E E E +H E E E E +H | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / / x / / / / x / / 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 |-----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------| |-----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------| |---------3-3-----|------------------|------------------|-------------------| |-----1-2-5-5-2---|------------------|------------------|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--| |-3-3-----------3-|----------3-3-----|----------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--| |-----------------|-1-1-4-5------4-5-|-1-1-4-5------4-5-|-------------------| Bbm F Bbm E E E E +H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |------------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-| |-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-|---------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-| |------------------|-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-----------------| 1. To Coda F C7 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-----------------o|| |-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-5-5-----5-x-7-x--|| |---------3-3-----|-3-3-6-7---------o|| |-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|------------------|| Bridge 2. Ab F Ab E E E E E E E E W W | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------||-----------------|---------4-4-----| |-----2-3-6---3---||---------3-3-----|-----2-3-6-6-6---| |-4-4-------4---x-||-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-4-4-----------8-| F Bb7 Gm G W W W W | | | | / / / / 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|---------6-6-----|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5-----5-5-5-5--| |---------3-3-----|-----4-5-8-8-8-5-|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5-----5-5-5-5--| |-1-1-4-5-----5-1s|=6-6-------------|-----------------|-----6-7----------| 3rd Verse C7 F Bb7 Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------||-----------------|------------------| |-----------------||-----------------|------------------| |-----------------||-----------------|------------------| |-5-5-----5-5-----||-----------------|---------6-6------| |-3-3-6-7-----7-3-||---------3-3-----|-----4-5-8-8-5----| |-----------------||-1-1-4-5-----5-1s|=6-6-----------1s=| G7 C7 F E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|---------3-3-----|------------------| |-----------------|-----1-2-5-5-2---|------------------| |-----1-2-5-5-1-2-|-3-3-----------3-|---------3-3------| |-3-3-------------|-----------------|-1-1-4-5-----4-5s=| Bb7 G7 C7 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|---------3-3-----| |---------6-6-----|-----------------|-----1-2-5-5-2---| |-----4-5-8-8-5---|---------5-5-1-2s|=3-3-----------3-| |-6-6-----------1s|=3-3-6-7---------|-----------------| F F7 Bb Bbm 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 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| |---------3-3-----|---------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--| |-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-----------------|------------------| F Bbm F E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------| |---------3-3-----|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|---------3-3-----| |-1-1-4-5-----4-5-|-----------------|-1-1-4-5-----5-1-| Bridge Ab F Ab F E E E E E E E E W W W | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / / 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 |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| |-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-------------------| |---------1-------||-----------------|---------4-4-----|-------------------| |-----2-3-----3---||---------3-3-----|-----2-3-6-6-6---|---------3-3-0-----| |-4-4-------4---x-||-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-4-4-----------8-|-1-1-4-5-------1s==| D.S. al Coda Bb7 Gm G7 C7 W W W Q Q Q Q | | | | | | | / / / / / / / 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|| |---------6-6-----|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-5-5-----5-5------|| |-----4-5-8-8-8-5-|-5-5---5-5-5---5-|-5-5-----5-5-5-5-|-3-3-6-7-----7-3--|| |-6-6-------------|-----------------|-----6-7---------|------------------|| Outro H.=H & Ab F Ab F 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 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / x / / / 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 |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------|--------*| |-----2-3-6-6-3---|---------3-3-----|-----2-3-6-6-3---|-3--------|-(3)----*| |-4-4-----------4-|-1-1-4-5-----5-1-|-4-4-----------4-|-1--------|-(1)----*| 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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