I'LL BE BACK As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album A HARD DAY'S NIGHT) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand A Am G Fmaj7 x 0 2 2 2 0 x 0 2 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 3 x x 3 2 1 0 E D Bm C#m 0 2 2 1 0 0 x x 0 2 3 2 x 2 4 4 3 2 x 4 6 6 5 4 F#m B7 2 4 4 2 2 2 x 2 1 2 0 2 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar' Intro 1st - 4th Verses Q=120 $ A Am 4/4 Gtr II (Ac. Gtr.) H Q E E +Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I (El. Gtr.) H E E E E +W H E E E E +W |----------0---|-----------------|-----------0-0-||--(0)-------------| |------------2-|-(2)-------------|-------------1-||o-(1)-------------| |--------4-----|-----------------|---------4---2-||--(2)-------------| |------4-------|-----------------|-------4-----2-||--(2)-------------| |--------------|-----------------|-------------0-||o-(0)-------------| |--------------|-----------------|---------------||------------------| To Coda G Fmaj7 E 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 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| |---3---| W Q Q Q Q Q Q W H E E E E |-3-------------|-0-0---0-0---0---0---|-0-------------|-0---------0----|| |-3-------------|-1-1---1-1---1---1---|-0-------------|-2-----------2--|| |-4-------------|-2-2---2-2---2---2---|-1-------------|-2-------4------|| |-5-------------|-3-3---3-3---3---3---|-2-------------|-2-----4--------|| |-5-------------|---------------------|-2-------------|-0--------------|| |-3-------------|---------------------|-0-------------|----------------|| A Am G Fmaj7 Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / |--3--| |---3---| +W W W Q Q Q Q Q Q |-----------------|-0-------------|-3-------------|-0-0---0-0---0---0----| |-(2)-------------|-1-------------|-3-------------|-1-1---1-1---1---1----| |-----------------|-2-------------|-4-------------|-2-2---2-2---2---2----| |-----------------|-2-------------|-5-------------|-3-3---3-3---3---3----| |-----------------|-0-------------|-5-------------|----------------------| |-----------------|---------------|-3-------------|----------------------| 1. E A F#m Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W H E E E E +W W |-0-------------|-0---------0---||-----------------||-2--------------| |-0-------------|-2-----------2-||-(2)-------------||-2--------------| |-1-------------|-2-------4-----||-----------------||-2--------------| |-2-------------|-2-----4-------||-----------------||-4--------------| |-2-------------|-0-------------||-----------------||-4--------------| |-0-------------|---------------||-----------------||-2--------------| Bm E D Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W H E E E E |-2-------------|-2-------------|-2-------------|-0--------------| |-2-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|-0--------------| |-2-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-1--------------| |-4-------------|-4-------------|-4-------------|-2-----0-----2--| |-4-------------|-2-------------|-2-------------|-2-------4-2----| |-2-------------|---------------|---------------|-0--------------| 2. E D E A 2/4 4/4 E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H E E E E +H W |-----------------|------------||-----------------|| |-----------------|-----------o||-(2)-------------|| |-----------------|------------||-----------------|| |-2-------0-----2-|-(2)--------||-----------------|| |-----------4-2---|-----------o||-----------------|| |-----------------|------------||-----------------|| Bridge Bm C#m Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q H Q +Q Q +H W |---------------|-------------------|-^4--------------| |---------------|-------------------|-^5--------------| |----4------3---|-(3)--2--(2)-------|-^6--------------| |---------------|-------------------|-^6--------------| |---------------|-------------------|-^4--------------| |---------------|-------------------|-----------------| C#m F#m B7 D Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E Q Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +Q H. W W W |-(4)--^4-----------|-^2-------------|-^2------------|-^2--------------| |-(5)--^5-----------|-^2-------------|-^0------------|-^3--------------| |-(6)--^6-----------|-^2-------------|-^2------------|-^2--------------| |-(6)--^6-----------|-^4-------------|-^1------------|-^0--------------| |-(4)--^4-----------|-^4-------------|-^2------------|-----------------| |-------------------|-^2-------------|---------------|-----------------| D.S. al Coda E D E D E 2/4 Q Q E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H E E E E +H E E E E +H |-0-------------|-------------------|------------|| |-0-------------|-------------------|------------|| |-1-------------|-------------------|------------|| |-2-----0-----2-|-(2)-------0-----2-|-(2)--------|| |-2-------4-2---|-------------4-2---|------------|| |-0-------------|-------------------|------------|| Outro & A Am 4/4 Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +W H E E E E +H E E E E |-----------------|-----------0-0-|-(0)-------0---0-| |-(2)-------------|-------------1-|-(1)-------1---1-| |-----------------|---------4---2-|-(2)-------2---2-| |-----------------|-------4-----2-|-(2)-------2---2-| |-----------------|-------------0-|-(0)-------0---0-| |-----------------|---------------|-----------------| Am A Am Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / H E E E E +H E E E E +H E E E E +H E E E E |-0---------0---|-----------0---0-|-(0)---------0-0-|-(0)-------0---0--*| |-1-----------2-|-(2)-------2---2-|-(2)-----------1-|-(1)-------1---1--*| |-2-------4-----|-----------2---2-|-(2)-------4---2-|-(2)-------2---2--*| |-2-----4-------|-----------2---2-|-(2)-----4-----2-|-(2)-------2---2--*| |-0-------------|-----------0---0-|-(0)-----------0-|-(0)-------0---0--*| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------*| 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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