IT WON'T BE LONG As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album WITH THE BEATLES) 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=143 C#m 4/4 Gtr II W Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |----------|-4--4-4----4-4-|----4-4----4-4-| |----------|-5--5-5----5-5-|----5-5----5-5-| |----------|-6--6-6----6-6-|----6-6----6-6-| |----------|-6--6-6----6-6-|----6-6----6-6-| |----------|-4--4-4----4-4-|----4-4----4-4-| |----------|---------------|---------------| E C#m A Ab9 Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E H H |----7-7----7-7-|----7-7----7-7-|----4-4----4-4-|-0----0----| |----9-9----9-9-|----9-9----9-9-|----5-5----5-5-|-2----2----| |----9-9----9-9-|----9-9----9-9-|----6-6----6-6-|-2----3----| |----9-9----9-9-|----9-9----9-9-|----6-6----6-6-|-2----2----| |----7-7----7-7-|----7-7----7-7-|----4-4----4-4-|-0----0----| |---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------| $ E Gtr I Q E E a E E E +E Q E E a E E E +E |------------------------|------------------------| |------------------------|------------------------| |------------------------|------------------------| |----2-1-----------------|----2-1-----------------| |--------2s4-2-----------|--------2s4-2-----------| |--------------3b4==(3)r-|-0------------3b4==(3)r-| | | Gtr II | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |----0-0-------0-----0---|----0-0-------0-----0---| |----0-0-------0-----0---|----0-0-------0-----0---| |----1-1-------1-----1---|----1-1-------1-----1---| |----2-2-------2-----2---|----2-2-------2-----2---| |------------------------|------------------------| |------------------------|------------------------| 1st - 3rd Verses E C W W ||----------------|----------------| ||o---------------|----------------| ||----------------|----------------| ||----------------|-5--------------| ||o---------------|-3--------------| ||--0-------------|----------------| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E ||-----0-0----0-0-|----0-0----0-0--| ||o----0-0----0-0-|----1-1----1-1--| ||-----1-1----1-1-|----0-0----0-0--| ||-----2-2----2-2-|----2-2----2-2--| ||o---------------|----3-3----3-3--| ||----------------|----------------| E Q E E a E E E +E W |------------------------|---------------| |------------------------|---------------| |------------------------|---------------| |----2-1-----------------|---------------| |--------2s4-2-----------|---------------| |-0------------3b4==(3)r-|-0-------------| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |----0-0-------0-----0---|----0-0----0-0-| |----0-0-------0-----0---|----0-0----0-0-| |----1-1-------1-----1---|----1-1----1-1-| |----2-2-------2-----2---|----2-2----2-2-| |------------------------|---------------| |------------------------|---------------| C E W Q E E a E E E +E |---------------|-------------------------| |---------------|-------------------------| |---------------|-------------------------| |-5-------------|----2-1------------------| |-3-------------|--------2s4-2------------| |---------------|-0------------3b4==(3)r--| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |----0-0----0-0-|----0-0-------0-----0----| |----1-1----1-1-|----0-0-------0-----0----| |----0-0----0-0-|----1-1-------1-----1----| |----2-2----2-2-|----2-2-------2-----2----| |----3-3----3-3-|-------------------------| |---------------|-------------------------| Chorus C#m E Q E E a E E E E W W W |----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------| |----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------| |----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------| |----2---1-------------||---------------|---------------|---------------| |------------2s4-2---2-||-4-------------|---------------|---------------| |-0----------------4---||---------------|---------------|---------------| | | Q S S S S E E Q Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E |----0-0-0-0---0-------||----4-4----4-4-|----4-4----4-4-|----7-7----7-7-| |----0-0-0-0---0-------||----5-5----5-5-|----5-5----5-5-|----9-9----9-9-| |----1-1-1-1---1-------||----6-6----6-6-|----6-6----6-6-|----9-9----9-9-| |----2-2-2-2---2-------||----6-6----6-6-|----6-6----6-6-|----9-9----9-9-| |----------------------||----4-4----4-4-|----4-4----4-4-|----7-7----7-7-| |----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------| To Coda C#m A Ab9 E W W W Q E E a E E E +E |---------------|----------------|-----------|-------------------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|-------------------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|-------------------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|----2-1------------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|--------2s4-2------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|--------------3b4==(3)r--| | | Q E E Q E E Q E E Q E E H H Q E E Q E E |----7-7----7-7-|----4-4----4-4--|-0----0----|----0-0-------0-----0----| |----9-9----9-9-|----5-5----5-5--|-2----2----|----0-0-------0-----0----| |----9-9----9-9-|----6-6----6-6--|-2----3----|----1-1-------1-----1----| |----9-9----9-9-|----6-6----6-6--|-2----2----|----2-2-------2-----2----| |----7-7----7-7-|----4-4----4-4--|-0----0----|-------------------------| |---------------|----------------|-----------|-------------------------| Bridge E D#/B D6 Q E E a E E E +E W W W |------------------------||----------|----------|----------------| |------------------------||----------|----------|----------------| |------------------------||----------|----------|----------------| |----2-1-----------------||----------|----------|----------------| |--------2s4-2-----------||----------|----------|----------------| |-0------------3b4==(3)r-||-0--------|----------|----------------| | | Q E E Q E E W W H +E E E E |----0-0-------0-----0---||-0--------|-3--------|-2----(2)-x-----| |----0-0-------0-----0---||-0--------|-4--------|-3----(3)-x-3-3-| |----1-1-------1-----1---||-1--------|-4--------|-4----(4)-x-4-4-| |----2-2-------2-----2---||-2--------|----------|-0----(0)-x-----| |------------------------||-2--------|----------|----------------| |------------------------||-0--------|----------|----------------| A B Gtr II W Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q |----------|----0-0----0--|----2-2----2--| |-2--------|----2-2----2--|----4-4----4--| |-4--------|----2-2----2--|----4-4----4--| |-3--------|----2-2----2--|----4-4----4--| |-4--------|----0-0----0--|----2-2----2--| |----------|--------------|--------------| 1. 2. D.S. al Coda F#m7 B7 B7 Gtr I W H E E E E H E E E E |----------------|------------------||------------------|| |----------------|-----------------o||------------------|| |----------------|---------4-4-4-4--||---------4-4-4-4--|| |----------------|---------4-4-4-4--||---------4-4-4-4--|| |----------------|---------2-2-2-2-o||---------2-2-2-2--|| |----------------|------------------||------------------|| | | Gtr II | Q 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-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|| |----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-o||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----|| |----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4--|| |----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|| |----4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-o||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|| |----2-2-2-2-2-2-|------------------||------------------|| Outro H.=H & A G6 F#7Fmaj7Emaj7 W Q Q Q Q W +W |-0--------|----3--2--0--|-4--------|-(4)----*| |-2--------|----5--5--1--|-4--------|-(4)----*| |-2--------|----4--3--2--|-4--------|-(4)----*| |-2--------|----5--4--3--|-2--------|-(2)----*| |-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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