I'M A LOSER As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1964 Album BEATLES FOR SALE) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Am D/A Fmaj7 D x 0 2 2 1 0 x 0 0 2 3 2 x x 3 2 1 0 x x 0 2 3 2 G Fadd9 Em F 3 2 0 0 0 3 x x 3 2 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 x x 3 2 1 1 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 Freely Q=156 Am D/A 4/4 Gtr II (Ac. Gtr.) W W W | | / / Gtr I (El. Gtr.) W W W |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| In Tempo Q=167(8=s8) Am D/A Am Fmaj7 D W W Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / W W W W |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| |----------|----------||--------------|--------------|| 1st, 3rd & 5th Verses $ G D/A Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I Q Q +E. S +Q Q Q +E. S +Q ||-----3--(3)-----------|----2--(2)-----------| ||o-------------3-(3)---|-------------3-(3)---| ||----------------------|---------------------| ||----------------------|---------------------| ||o---------------------|---------------------| ||----------------------|---------------------| Fadd9 G Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q +E. S +E. S +Q Q E. S Q |----3--(3)-------------|--------------------| |-------------1-(1)-----|------3-------------| |---------------------0-|-(0)-----0----0-0---| |-----------------------|--------------------| |-----------------------|--------------------| |-----------------------|--------------------| G D/A Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / +Q Q +H Q Q +E. S +Q |------3--(3)-------|----2--(2)-----------| |-------------------|-------------3-(3)---| |-(0)---------------|---------------------| |-------------------|---------------------| |-------------------|---------------------| |-------------------|---------------------| Fadd9 G Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q +E. S +Q Q Q E E E E |----3--(3)-----------|----3----3-3-3---|| |-------------3-(3)---|----3----3-3-3---|| |---------------------|-0-----0---------|| |---------------------|-----------------|| |---------------------|-----------------|| |---------------------|-----------------|| 2nd, 4th & 6th Verses G D/A Fadd9 G 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 +H W H E E E E H E Q E |----3--(3)-------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |----3--(3)-------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |-0---------------|-2-------------|---------2---4-|-------3-3---0-| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |-----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| G D/A Fadd9 G +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 H E Q E +W |----------------|---------------|---------3-----|-----------------|| |----------------|---------------|-------------3-|-(3)-------------|| |--0-------------|---------------|-------------0-|-(0)-------------|| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|| |----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|| Chorus Am D/A Am 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 E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q 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-| |-1--1--1-1-1-1-|-3--3--3-3-3-3-|-1--1--1-1-1-1-|-3--3--3-3-3-3-| |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-| |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-| |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-| |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| G Em Am F 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 E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |-3--3--3-3-3-3-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-1--1--2-2-2-2--|| |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-1--1--1-1-1-1-|-1--1--3-3-3-3-o|| |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2--|| |-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-3--3--0-0-0-0--|| |-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-2-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-o|| |-3--3--3-3-3-3-|-0--0--0-0-0-0-|---------------|----------------|| Harmonica Solo G D/A Fadd9 G 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 Q. E +H Q. E +H Q. E Q E E |---------------|-2-----------------|-------3-(3)-------|-----------------| |---------------|-------3-(3)-------|-------1-(1)-------|---------0---0-3-| |-0-------------|-------2-(2)-------|-------------------|-0-----2---------| |---------------|-------------------|-3-----------------|-----------------| |---------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| |---------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------| G D/A Fadd9 G 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 H E E Q Q Q Q Q |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|| |---------------|-3-------------|---------1-----|---------------|| |-0-------------|---------------|---------2-----|-0-------------|| |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|| |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|| |---------------|---------------|---------------|----2--3---4---|| Guitar Solo & Outro Am D/A Am 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 Q. Q E E +E E E E Q Q E E Q Q E E +E E E E |----5-----------|-7----------7-----|----5----------|-7----------7-----| |---------5------|------7-(7)-------|---------5-----|------7-(7)-------| |-------5--------|--------------7h9-|---------------|--------------7h9-| |----------------|----7-------------|-------7---7---|----7-------------| |-0--------------|------------------|-0-------------|------------------| |----------------|------------------|---------------|------------------| D.S. G Em Am F 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 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q Q E +E Q Q. E +E E Q Q Q +E E Q Q. E +Q Q |----6--6-(6)-----|-0-----0-(0)-0-----|----8--(8)-5-----|-5-----5-(5)---5----*| |-----------------|-------3-(3)-3-----|-------------5---|-6-----7-(7)---7----*| |-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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