------------------------------------------------------- THE BEATLES - I'M ONLY SLEEPING (Lennon/McCartney) From REVOLVER album. Released on August, 5th 1966. ------------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by:PJVillanueva Each one of the tracks from REVOLVER is a world of its own. I'M ONLY SLEEPING is not as simple as it looks and it took four days to complete. It was speeded up and down several times to achieve the sound Lennon was looking for his own voice, but the most painstaking was the backwards guitar, which took George six hours' hard work. The song is a real work of art and manages only too well to transmit Lennon's lazy feelings and his occasional loathing for reality. Tune your guitar half a step down to get the same pitch of John's guitar on the record. When I wake up early in the morning, Lift my head, I'm still yawning When I'm in the middle of a dream Stay in bed, float up stream Please don't wake me, no don't shake me Leave me where I am I'm only sleeping Everybody seems to think I'm lazy I don't mind, I think they're crazy Running everywhere at such a speed Till they find, there's no need Please don't spoil my day I'm miles away And after all I'm only sleeping Keeping an eye on the world going by my window Taking my time Lying there and staring at the ceiling Waiting for a sleepy feeling SOLO Please don't spoil my day I'm miles away And after all I'm only sleeping Keeping an eye on the world going by my window Taking my time When I wake up early in the morning, Lift my head, I'm still yawning When I'm in the middle of a dream Stay in bed, float up stream Please don't wake me, no don't shake me Leave me where I am I'm only sleeping 12/8 Em e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- ----0--| B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------0-| G|-------------------------------|------------------------------0| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------2 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Am e|------- 0------ 0------ 0---0--|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0-------0----1-|--------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------0-------0-------0-----2|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2-------2------2--------2-------2----2--2----0-| A2--------2-------2-------2------|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0-------0------|-------------------------------| When I wake up early in morning, the G C G B7 e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3------ --2-2-- 2----2-| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0-------0---------0-0---0----0-| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0-------0---------2-2---2----2-| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0-------0---------1-1---1----1-| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3----2-|2-------2---------2-2---2----2-| E|3-------3----3---------------3-|3-------3----------------------| Lift my head, I'm still yawning 00:09 Em Am e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|0-------0----0--0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| When I'm the of a dream in middle G C G C e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------| Stay in bed, float stream up G e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-| B|1-------1-------1-------1----0-| G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-| D|2-------2-------2-------2----0-| A|3-------3-------3-------3------| E|-------------------------------| (Float stream) up 00:21 Am e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please wake me, no don't shake me leave don't (Ooooooooooooooooohhhh) Bm Am e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1--P-0-| G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-| D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| me where I am I'm (Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) only Cmaj7 e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeeping) 00:35 e|------- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------0-------0-------0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A2--------2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------| Everybody seems think lazy to I'm e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----2- -----2- 2----2-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----2-------2--2----2-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----1-------1--1----1-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----------------------| I don't mind, I think crazy they're 00:44 e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0----0--0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------| Running everywhere at such a speed e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3------| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1------| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0------| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----0-------2--2------| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----3-------3--3------| E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3----------------------| Till they find, there's need no e|3----3- 3------ 3------ 3---3--| B|1----1--1-------1-------1----0-| G|0----0--0-------0-------0-----0| D|2----2--2-------2-------2------0 A|3----3--3-------3-------3------| E|-------------------------------| (There's no need) 00:55 e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-| G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| D|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| A2--------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please spoil my day I'm miles away don't (Ooooooohhh) e|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0----0- 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|1----1--1-------1----1--1----0-| G|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-| D|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0--0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| And after all I'm only (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh) e|0------ ------- 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0---------------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0---------------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2---------------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeping) (. e|-----0- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -----1-| B|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------3-| G|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------2-| D|-----2--2----------------------|-----------------------------0-| A2-----2--2----------------------|-------------------------------| E|0----0--0----------------------|-------------------------------| 01:14 Dm E E7 e|1------ 1------ 1----1- 1----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----0-|0-------0-------3----3--3----3-| G|2-------2-------2----2--2----1-|1-------1-------1----1--1----1-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-| A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-| E|-------------------------------|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-| Keeping an eye on the world going by my win.. Am Am7 F F6 E e|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-| B|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|1--------------------3--x----0-| G|2-------2----2--0-------0----0-|2--------------------2--x----1-| D|2-------2----2--2-------2------|3--------------------x--x----2-| A|0-------0----0-----------------|3--------------------3-------2-| E|----------------3-------3------|1--------------------1-------0-| .....dow Taking my time 01:23 E7 e|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|------- 0------ 0----0- 0----3-| B|--------3-------3----3--3------|--------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------1-------1----1--1------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------0-------0----0--0------| E|--------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| Lying there staring at ceiling and the e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3--------------------0-| waiting for a sleepy feeling. 01:33 BACKWARDS GUITAR SOLO e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------| e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------| e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-| B|1-------1-------1-------1----1-| G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-| D|2-------2-------2-------2----2-| A|3-------3-------3-------3----3-| E|-------------------------------| 01:44 e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please spoil my day I'm miles away don't (Ooooooooooooooooooohhhh) e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| And all I'm only after (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeping) (. e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------| G|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------| D|--------2----------------------|-------------------------------| A2--------2----------------------|-------------------------------| E|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------| 02:03 e|1------ 1----1- 1----1- -----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0----0-| B|3-------3----3--3----3-------0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|2-------2----2--2----2-------1-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----1-| D|0-------0----0--0----0-------2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-| A|-------------------------------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-| E|-------------------------------|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| Keeping an eye on the world going by my win.. e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-| B|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|1--------------------3--x----0-| G|2-------2-------0----0--0----x-|2--------------------2--x----1-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|3--------------------x--x----2-| A|0-------0-------x----x--x------|3--------------------3-------2-| E|----------------3----3--3------|1--------------------1-------0-| .....dow Taking my time When 02:12 e|-----0- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----3-| B|-----3--3-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|-----1--1-------1-------1----1-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-----0--0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------| I wake up early in morning, the e|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-| B|0----0--0----1-------1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-| D|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-| A|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3----3--3----------------------|3----3--3--------------------0-| Lift my head, I'm still yawning 02:22 e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|-----0- 0----0- -----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----1--1----1-------1--1------| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----2--2----0-------2--2------| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----2--2----2-------2--2------| A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----0--0----3-------0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| When I'm the of a dream in middle e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 3------| B|--------0-------1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1--1----1--1------| G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0------| D|--------0-------2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----2--2----2--2------| A|--------2-------3----3--3------|2----2--2----3--3----3--3------| E|--------3----------------------|3----3--3----------------------| Stay in bed, float stream up e|3------ 3------ 3----0- --0----| B|1-------1-------1----1----1----| G|0-------0-------0----2----2----| D|2-------2-------2----2----2----| A|3-------3-------3----0----0----| E|-------------------------------| (Float stream) up 02:33 e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1----1----1-----1----1----1----| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0----0-----0----0----0----| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please wake me, no don't shake me leave don't (Oooooooooooooooooohhhh) e|2------ 2------ -----2- 2----0-|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-| B|3-------3------------3--3----1-|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-| G|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-| D|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-| A|2-------2------------2--2----0-|0-------0----0--0-------0----0-| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| me where I am I'm only (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) e|-----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0----------------------------0-| G|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0-----------------------------0| D|-----2----2-----2----2----2----|2------------------------------2 A|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------| E|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------| sleeping BACKWARDS SOLO GUITAR ENDING .. 02:47 (. e|------- 0------ ---0-0- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| G|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| D|--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------| A2--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------| E|0-------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| ...........................Fade out ........................... e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| ............................................................... B Bend R Release / Slide up \ Slide down H Hammer-on P Pull-off ~ Vibrato + Harmonic x Mute note . Play note like a dot in standard notation ^ Ties two notes together (. Pause
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