IN MY LIFE As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album RUBBER SOUL) 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=103 A E A E 4/4 Gtr I Q Q E E E E +W Q Q E E E E |----5------0-4-|-(4)-------------|----5------0-4-| |-2-----2h3-----|-----------------|-2-----2h3-----| |---------------|-----------------|---------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------| |---------------|-----------------|---------------| | | Gtr II | Q Q E E E E +Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |---------------|-----------------|---------------| |-2--2--2-------|-----------------|-2--2--2-------| |-2--2--2-----1-|-(1)--1--1-1-1-1-|-2--2--2-----1-| |-2--2--2-----2-|-(2)--2--2-2-2-2-|-2--2--2-----2-| |-0--0--0-----2-|-(2)--2--2-2-2-2-|-0--0--0-----2-| |-------------0-|-(0)--0--0-0-0-0-|-------------0-| 1st & 2nd Verses A E F#m D Dm +W W W W |-(4)-----------||------------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||o-----------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||------------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||------------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||o-----------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||------------------|----------------|------------------| | | +Q Q Q Q Q E E Q E E Q E E +H Q E E Q E E |---------------||------------------|----------------|------------------| |---------------||o----^5------^0---|----^2----------|----^7------^6----| |-(1)--1--1--1--||-----^6------^1---|----^2----------|----^7------^7----| |-(2)--2--2--2--||-----^7------^2---|----^4----------|----^7------^7----| |-(2)--2--2--2--||o----^7------^2---|----^4----------|-5--^5-5-5--^5-5--| |-(0)--0--0--0--||--5--^5-5-0--^0-0-|-2--^2-3-(3)----|------------------| A E F#m D Dm Gtr II Q E E +E E E E Q E E Q E E Q E E +H Q E E Q E E |-------------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------| |-------------------|----^5------^0---|----^2----------|----^7------^6----| |----^6-6-(6)-------|----^6------^1---|----^2----------|----^7------^7----| |----^7-------7---7-|----^7------^2---|----^4----------|----^7------^7----| |----^7---------7---|----^7------^2---|----^4----------|-5--^5-5-5--^5-5--| |-5--^5-------------|-5--^5-5-0--^0-0-|-2--^2-3-(3)----|------------------| Pre-Chorus $ A F#m D G Q E E E E Q W W E E E E E E E E |----------------||----------|----------|------------------| |----------------||----------|----------|------------------| |----^6----------||----------|----------|------------------| |----^7-7---7----||----------|----------|------------------| |----^7----------||-4--------|-5--------|------------------| |-5--^5---5---5--||-2--------|-5--------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--| Chorus To Coda A F#m B Dm7 E E E E E E E E W Q. E E E Q Q E E E E E E |-----------------|----------|----------------||------------------| |-----------------|----------|----------------||------------------| |-----------------|----------|-^4----4-4------||----^7------------| |-----------------|----------|-^4--------4----||----^7-----7---7--| |-----------------|-4--------|-^2----------2--||-5--^5-5-5---5----| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-|-2--------|----------------||------------------| 1. A E Gtr I W Q Q E E E E |---------------------|----5------0-4-| |---------------------|-2-----2h3-----| |---------------------|---------------| |---------------------|---------------| |---------------------|---------------| |---------------------|---------------| | | Gtr II | Q E E +E E +E E H E E E E |---------------------|---------------| |-------5-(5)---------|-2-----2-2-2---| |----^6-------6-(6)---|-2-----2-2-2-1-| |----^7---------------|-2-----2-2-2-2-| |----^7---------------|-0-----0-0-0-2-| |-5--^5---------------|-------------0-| Piano Solo 2. A E +W W W |-(4)--------------||----------------||-------------------| |-----------------o||----------------||-------------------| |------------------||----------------||-------------------| |------------------||----------------||-------------------| |-----------------o||----------------||-------------------| |------------------||----------------||-------------------| | | +Q Q E E E E Q E E E E Q Q E E Q E E |------------------||----------------||-------------------| |-----------------o||----------------||----^5------^0-----| |-(1)--1--1-1-1-1--||----^6----------||----^6------^1-----| |-(2)--2--2-2-2-2--||----^7-7---7----||----^7------^2-----| |-(2)--2--2-2-2-2-o||----^7-------7--||----^7------^2-----| |-(0)--0--0-0-0-0--||-5--^5---5------||-5--^5-5-0--^0-0---| F#m D Dm A E Gtr II Q E E +H Q E E Q E E Q E E +E E E E Q E E Q E E |----------------|-----------------|-------------------|------------------| |----^2----------|----^7------^6---|----^5-5-(5)-------|----^5------^0----| |----^2----------|----^7------^7---|----^6-------6-----|----^6------^1----| |----^4----------|----^7------^7---|----^7---------7-7-|----^7------^2----| |----^4----------|-5--^5-5-5--^5-5-|----^7-------------|----^7------^2----| |-2--^2-3-(3)----|-----------------|-5--^5-------------|-5--^5-5-0--^0-0--| D.S. al Coda F#m D Dm A Q E E +H Q E E Q E E Q E E +H |----------------|-----------------|----------------|| |----^2----------|----^7------^6---|----------------|| |----^2----------|----^7------^7---|----^6----------|| |----^4----------|----^7------^7---|----^7-7-(7)----|| |----^4----------|-5--^5-5-5--^5-5-|----^7----------|| |-2--^2-3-(3)----|-----------------|-5--^5----------|| Outro & A A E Gtr I W Q Q E E E E +W |----------------||----5------0-4-|-(4)----------| |----------------||-2-----2h3-----|--------------| |----------------||---------------|--------------| |----------------||---------------|--------------| |----------------||---------------|--------------| |----------------||---------------|--------------| | | Gtr II | Q E E +H H Q. E +Q. E H |----------------||---------------|--------------| |----^5-5-(5)----||-2-----2-----0-|-(0)---0-0----| |----^6----------||-2-----2-----1-|-(1)---1-1----| |----^7----------||-2-----2-----2-|-(2)---2-2----| |----^7----------||-0-----0-----2-|-(2)---2-2----| |-5--^5----------||-------------0-|-(0)---0-0----| Q=90 Q=103 Dm7 2/4 4/4 W W Q Q E E E E +Q. a a a E E E q |----------|----------|----5---------4-|-(4)-------4--4-2-4--| |----------|----------|-2----------5---|---------3-----------| |----------|----------|-------6--7-----|-------4-------------| |----------|----------|----------------|-----2---------------| |----------|----------|----------------|---------------------| |----------|----------|----------------|---------------------| | | W W H Q. E +H H |----------|----------|----------------|---------------------| |-3--------|----------|----------------|-------------^3------| |-2--------|----------|-2-----2------1-|-(1)---------^1------| |-3--------|----------|-2-----2------2-|-(2)---------^2------| |----------|----------|-0-----0------2-|-(2)-----------------| |----------|----------|--------------0-|-(0)-----------------| Q=70 W +W +H H |--5--------|-(5)--------|-(5)---------*| |--2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)---------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| | | W +W +H H |-----------|------------|-------------*| |-^2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)---------*| |-^2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)---------*| |-^2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)---------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| |-----------|------------|-------------*| 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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