IT'S ONLY LOVE As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album HELP!) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand C Am Em/B Bb x 3 2 0 1 0 x 0 2 2 1 0 x 2 2 0 0 0 x 1 3 3 3 1 F G G+ 1 3 3 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar' Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Electric Guitar' Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Acoustic Guitar' Intro Q=117 C Am 4/4 Gtr II E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I Q. E E E +E E +W |------------------------|-----------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| |-5--------4-------------|-----------------------| |------------7---5-(5)---|-----------------------| |----------------------7-|-(7)-------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| | | Gtr III | Q. E E E +E E +W |-0--------0-0---0-(0)-0-|-(0)-------------------| |-1--------1-1---1-(1)-1-|-(1)-------------------| |-0--------0-0---0-(0)-2-|-(2)-------------------| |-2--------2-2---2-(2)-2-|-(2)-------------------| |-3--------3-3---3-(3)-0-|-(0)-------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------| 1st & 2nd Verses C Am C Em/B E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q. E E E +E E +W W |------------------------|-----------------------||---------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------||o--------------------| |-5--------4-------------|-----------------------||---------------------| |------------7---5-(5)---|-----------------------||---------------------| |----------------------7-|-(7)-------------------||o--------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------||---------------------| | | Q. E E E +E E +W Q Q E E E E |-0--------0-0---0-(0)-0-|-(0)-------------------||--------8-----7---7--| |-1--------1-1---1-(1)-1-|-(1)-------------------||o-------8-----8---8--| |-0--------0-0---0-(0)-2-|-(2)-------------------||--------9-----9---9--| |-2--------2-2---2-(2)-2-|-(2)-------------------||---------------------| |-3--------3-3---3-(3)-0-|-(0)-------------------||o--------------------| |------------------------|-----------------------||---------------------| Bb G E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W Q. S S H |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|-5--------4h5-4-------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |-------6-----1---1-|--------3-------3---3-| |-------6-----1---1-|--------3-------3---3-| |-------7-----2---2-|--------4-------4---4-| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| G+ C Em/B E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Q. E Q E E W |--------------------|--------------------| |-4--------3---------|--------------------| |----------------4---|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |--------3-----3---3-|-------8-----7---7--| |--------4-----4---4-|-------8-----8---8--| |--------4-----4---4-|-------9-----9---9--| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Bb G Gtr II E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I W Q. E Q E E |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|------------------4-| |-------------------|-4--------5---------| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| | | Gtr III | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |-------6-----1---1-|--------3-----3---3-| |-------6-----1---1-|--------3-----3---3-| |-------7-----2---2-|--------4-----4---4-| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| | | Gtr IV | E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-| |-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-|-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| |-------------------|--------------------| Pre-Chorus G+ F E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E E Q Q E E W |-------------------||-------------------| |---4-----------3---||-------------------| |-----------4-------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |-------3-----3---3-||-------1-----1---1-| |-------4-----4---4-||-------1-----1---1-| |-------4-----4---4-||-------2-----2---2-| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| | | E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| |-------------------||-------------------| G C E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / W Q. E E E +E E |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|-5--------4-----------|| |-------------------|------------7-5-(5)---|| |-------------------|--------------------7-|| |-------------------|----------------------|| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |-------3-----3---3-|--------8-----8-----8-|| |-------3-----3---3-|--------8-----8-----8-|| |-------4-----4---4-|--------9-----9-----9-|| |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|----------------------|| | | E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8--8-8-8-8-8-8--8--8-|| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--5--5-|| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5--5--5-|| |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|----------------------|| |-------------------|----------------------|| Chorus Am Bb E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +W W |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |-(7)-----------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| | | Q Q H W |---------5-----------|-------------------| |---------5-----------|-------------------| |---------5-----------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| | | E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| |--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| |--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| G C E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I W Q. E E E +E E |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|-5--------4-----------| |-------------------|------------7-5-(5)---| |-------------------|--------------------7-| |-------------------|----------------------| | | Gtr III | W Q. E E E +E E |-------------------|-0--------0-0-0-(0)-0-| |-------------------|-1--------1-1-1-(1)-1-| |-------------------|-0--------0-0-0-(0)-2-| |-------------------|-2--------2-2-2-(2)-2-| |-------------------|-3--------3-3-3-(3)-0-| |-------------------|----------------------| Am Bb E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +W W |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| |-(7)-----------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| | | +W W |-(0)-----------------|-------------------| |-(1)-----------------|-------------------| |-(2)-----------------|-------------------| |-(2)-----------------|-------------------| |-(0)-----------------|-------------------| |---------------------|-------------------| 1. G F G E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr IV E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-o|| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|| |-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------o|| |-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|| Outro 2. G F E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--| |-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--| |-------------------||--------------------| |-------------------||--------------------| |-------------------||--------------------| G C E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / Gtr I W Q. E E E +E E |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|-1--------0-1-1-(1)-1-| |-------------------|-0--------0-2-0-(0)-0-| |-------------------|--------------------2-| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| | | Gtr III | W Q Q E E E E |-------------------|--------8-----8-----8-| |-------------------|--------8-----8-----8-| |-------------------|--------9-----9-----9-| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------| Am C E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +Q. E Q Q Q. E E E +E E |---------------------|----------------------| |-(1)-------1---------|-1--------0-1-1-(1)-1-| |-(0)-------0-0---0---|-0--------0-2-0-(0)-0-| |-(2)-------2---------|--------------------2-| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |---------5-----5---5-|--------8-----8-----8-| |---------5-----5---5-|--------8-----8-----8-| |---------5-----5---5-|--------9-----9-----9-| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| Am C E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / +Q. E Q Q Q. E E E +E E |---------------------|----------------------| |-(1)-------1---------|-1--------0-1-1-(1)-1-| |-(0)-------0-0---0---|-0--------0-2-0-(0)-0-| |-(2)-------2---------|--------------------2-| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| | | Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E |---------5-----5---5-|--------8-----8-----8-| |---------5-----5---5-|--------8-----8-----8-| |---------5-----5---5-|--------9-----9-----9-| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| |---------------------|----------------------| Am C E S S E E E E E E W +W | | | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / / / +Q. E Q Q W +W |---------------------|----------|--------*| |-(1)-------1---------|-1--------|-(1)----*| |-(0)-------0-0---0---|-0--------|-(0)----*| |-(2)-------2---------|-2--------|-(2)----*| |---------------------|----------|--------*| |---------------------|----------|--------*| | | Q Q E E E E W +W |---------5-----5---5-|-8--------|-(8)----*| |---------5-----5---5-|-8--------|-(8)----*| |---------5-----5---5-|-9--------|-(9)----*| |---------------------|----------|--------*| |---------------------|----------|--------*| |---------------------|----------|--------*| 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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