I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 1) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand 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 Q=136 C D C D C D 4/4 Gtr I H E E E E +Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |--------------|-------------------|-------3---3--------| |----------0---|-------2---2---0---|-------2---2---0----| |--------2---0-|-(0)---0---0-2---0-|-(0)---0---0-2---0--| |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| | | Gtr II | H E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |--------5-5-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-5-5-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-5-5-7--| |--------3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-3-3-5--| |--------------|-------------------|--------------------| +E E +E E Q Q H. E +E |---------------------|------------------------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| |-----2-(2)-2-2---2---|-5b7-----------5pb7r(5)-|| |-(0)-0-(0)-0-0---0---|------------------------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| | | +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q |---------------------|------------------------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| |-(2)-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2--------|| |-(0)-0--0--0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| |---------------------|------------------------|| 1st Verse G D7 Q E E Q E E H E E E E |-----------------|-----------------| |-----0-0-----0---|-----------------| |-----0-0-----0---|-----------------| |-----------------|---------0-------| |-----------------|-----------4-5-6-| |-----------------|-----------------| | | E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-| |-5-5-7-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------| Em B7 G D7 H. E E +W Q. E Q E E H E E E E |-----------------|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-------------5---|-------------------|-3------3-----3---|-----------------|| |---------------4-|-(4)---------------|-4------4-----4---|-----------------|| |-----------------|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-7---------------|-------------------|------------------|---------5-4-5-6-|| |-----------------|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|| | | 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 |-----------------|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-----------------|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|| |-----------------|--2--2-2-2-2-2-----|------------------|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|| |-----------------|--4--4-4-4-4-4-----|------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| |-2---2-2-2-2-2---|--2--2-2-2-2-2-----|-5--5-7-5-5-5-7-5-|-----------------|| |-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---------------0-0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|| Chorus Em B7 C D7 G Em H. Q Q H Q H H H Q E E |---------------|----------------|-------------|--------------| |-5-------------|----------------|-------------|--------------| |---------------|----2b4-----0---|-------------|------------0-| |---------------|----------------|-2-----------|--------------| |---------------|----------------|-------------|----------2---| |---------------|----------------|-------------|--------------| | | Q E E Q q H Q E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |---------------|----------------|-------------|-3--3---------| |---------------|----------------|-------------|-3--3---------| |---------------|----------------|-------5--5--|-4--4--0--0---| |---------------|------------4-4-|-2--2--4--4--|-5--5--2--2---| |-2---2-2-2--2--|------------2-2-|-3--3--5--5--|-5--5--2--2---| |-0---0-0-0--0--|----------------|-------------|-3--3--0--0---| 2nd, 3rd & 4th Verses $ C D7 G G D7 H H Q E E E E E E Q E E Q E E Q E E E E E E |-------------|-----7-----7---7-||--------7-------7-|-----------------| |-------3-----|-----8-----8---8-||o-------8-------8-|-------7---------| |-------5-----|-----7-----7---7-||--------7-------7-|-------7---------| |-------4-----|-----------------||------------------|-------7---------| |-3-----5-----|-----------------||o-----------------|---------5-4-5-6-| |-------------|-----------------||------------------|-----------------| | | 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 |-------------|-----------------||------------------|-----------------| |-------------|-----------------||o-----------------|-----------------| |-------5--5--|-----------------||------------------|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-| |-2--2--4--4--|-----------------||------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| |-3--3--5--5--|-5-5-7-5-5-5-7-5-||o-5-5-7-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------| |-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------| Em B7 Em G D7 H +Q. E +W Q E E E E Q Q E E E E E E |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| |------------------|-------------------|-----12-----12-----|-----7-----------|| |------------------|-------------------|-----12-----12-----|-----7-----------|| |----------------9-|-(9)---------------|------9------9-----|-----7-----------|| |-7------(7)-------|-------------------|-------------------|---------5-4-5-6-|| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| | | 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 |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| |------------------|--2--2-2-2-2-2-----|-------------------|-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-|| |-2--2-2--2--2-2-2-|--4--4-4-4-4-4-----|-------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|| |-2--2-2--2--2-2-2-|--2--2-2-2-2-2-----|-5-5--7-5-5--5-5-5-|-----------------|| |-0--0-0--0--0-0-0-|---------------0-0-|-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3-|-----------------|| Chorus To Coda Em B7 C D7 G Em W H. Q H H H H |----------------|-------------------|-------------|-------------| |----------------|-------------------|-------------|-------------| |----------------|-2b4-----------0---|-------------|-------------| |----------------|-------------------|-2-----0-----|-0-----------| |-7--------------|-------------------|-------------|-------2-----| |----------------|-------------------|-------------|-------------| | | E E E E E E q E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------------|-------------------|-------------|-------------| |----------------|-------------------|-------------|-------------| |----------------|-------------------|-------5--5--|-------------| |----------------|-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2--2--4--4--|-5--5--2--2--| |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3--3--5--5--|-5--5--2--2--| |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|-------------------|-------------|-3--3--0--0--| Bridge C D7 G Dm7 G7 H Q E E Q E E E E E E Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q |------------7-|-----7-----7---7-||--------------1--|--------------3--| |------------8-|-----8-----8---8-||------------3----|------------3----| |------------7-|-----7-----7---7-||------2-(2)------|------4-(4)------| |--------------|-----------------||----0------------|----5------------| |--------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |--------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| | | Q Q Q Q E E E E E E Q W W |--------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |--------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-------5--5---|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-2--2--4--4---|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------| |-3--3--5--5---|-5-5-7-5-5-5-5---||-----------------|-----------------| |--------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---||-----------------|-----------------| C Am Dm7 G7 Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E +E E Q |--------------0--|--------------0--|--------------5--|--------------3--| |------------1----|------------1----|------------6----|------------3----| |------0-(0)------|------2-(2)------|------7-(7)------|------4-(4)------| |----2------------|----2------------|----7------------|----5------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| C D C D Q E E +E E E E +Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E +W |--------------0---|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |------------1-----|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |------0-(0)-----2-|-(2)---2---------2-|-(2)---2---2---0-2-|-(2)---------------| |----2-----------0-|-(0)---0---0---2-0-|-(0)---0---0-2-----|-------------------| |------------------|-------------3-----|-------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| | | Gtr II | H 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 |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |------------5-5-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-5-5-7-|-(7)-7-7-7-7-5-5-7-|-(7)-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-| |------------3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-3-3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| 1. 2. D.S. al Coda & D7 E +E +Q Q q Q Q E +E Q |---------------------------||---------------------------|| |--------------------------o||---------------------------|| |-5b7==(5)r(5)---5b7---3----||-5b7---5b7---5pb7r(5)-3----|| |---------------------------||---------------------------|| |--------------------------o||---------------------------|| |---------------------------||---------------------------|| | | E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E |---------------------------||---------------------------|| |--------------------------o||---------------------------|| |---------------------------||---------------------------|| |-7-----7---9--7-7---7-7-7--||-7---7-9---7-7-----7--7-7--|| |-5-----5---5--5-5---5-5-5-o||-5---5-5---5-5-----5--5-5--|| |---------------------------||---------------------------|| Outro C D7 B7 W Q Q Q S S E |-------------|--------------------------| |-------------|--------------------------| |-------------|-9b11====9---9r---9-7-----| |-------------|----------------------9---| |-------------|--------------------------| |-------------|--------------------------| | | Q Q Q Q E E E E E E E E |-------------|--------------------------| |-------------|--------------------------| |-------5--5--|--------------------------| |-2--2--4--4--|-4-----4-4-4-4--4-4---4---| |-3--3--5--5--|-2-----2-2-2-2--2-2---2---| |-------------|--------------------------| C D7 C G |-3-| |-3-| H H Q Q Q Q Q Q W +W |-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----*| |-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----*| |-------------|-------------|-0--------|-(0)----*| |-------------|---2-0---2-0-|-0--------|-(0)----*| |-------5-----|-3-----3-----|-2--------|-(2)----*| |-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(3)----*| | | |-3-| |-3-| | Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q W +W |-------------|-------------|----------|--------*| |-------------|-------------|----------|--------*| |-------5--5--|-------------|----------|--------*| |-2--2--4--4--|---2-0---2-0-|----------|--------*| |-3--3--5--5--|-3-----3-----|----------|--------*| |-------------|-------------|-3--------|-(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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