LET IT BE As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1970 Album LET IT BE) 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) - 'Paul McCartney - El. Piano arr. for Gtr.' Intro, Verses 1-3, Choruses Ballad Q=80 4/4 Gtr I Wx35 |---------| |---------| |---------| |---------| |---------| |---------| Guitar Solo C G H E a E S S E E E a S S S S Q +S S S S |------------------||----------------------------| |------------------||----------------------------| |--------5-5-5-----||--------------------------5-| |--------5h7-5-----||---------5-5---5--(5)-5h7---| |--------------7-5-||-3-3-5s7-----7--------------| |------------------||----------------------------| Am Fmaj7F6 C G Q. S +S Q. E E a S S S S S S E E S +S E |-------------------------|-------8--------------5-----------| |-------------------------|----------------------------------| |-7b9---7pb9r(7)p5----(7)-|---7s9---9s7-5h7-7b9====7r(7)-5---| |-------------------------|----------------------------------| |-------------------------|----------------------------------| |-------------------------|----------------------------------| F C G S S S S S S S S Q S S S S E S S a S +S E +S T T E +S T T E |----------------------------|-------------------------------------| |----------------------------|---------------8-(8)-----8-(8)-----8-| |--------------------------5-|-5---5-7s9-(9)-------7s9-------7s9---| |-7p5-7p5--------------5h7---|---7---------------------------------| |---------7s5-3h5-3----------|-------------------------------------| |----------------------------|-------------------------------------| Am Fmaj7 F6 C G Q S S S S Q S +S S S Q. S S E +E E. S |------------8-10b12--10pb12r(10)-8h10-|-8----------15pb17r(15)-----------| |-10----8h10---------------------------|--------(0)----------------15pb17r| |--------------------------------------|----------------------------------| |--------------------------------------|----------------------------------| |--------------------------------------|----------------------------------| |--------------------------------------|----------------------------------| F C +S S S S S +S S S Q. E |----------------------------------------|| |-(15)p13-15---15pb17r(15)-13h15-13------|| |----------------------------------------|| |----------------------------------------|| |----------------------------------------|| |----------------------------------------|| Chorus Wx4 |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| 4th Verse F C W W W H a E E S S S S |----------|----------|----------|-----------------------| |----------|----------|----------|-----------------------| |----------|----------|----------|--------5-5------------| |----------|----------|----------|------5h7-5------3-----| |----------|----------|----------|------------7s5-(3)h5--| |----------|----------|----------|-----------------------| C G H H W W W |-----------|----------|----------|------|| |-----------|----------|----------|------|| |-----------|----------|----------|------|| |-----------|----------|----------|------|| |-3---------|----------|----------|------|| |-----------|----------|----------|------|| Chorus Wx4 |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| |--------|| Out-Chorus Am G6 F C G Q E S S S S E E S S Q. S S S S S S E S S +H E E S S E |----------------------|------------------------|---------------------| |----------------------|------------------------|---------------------| |--------5---5---5-----|------5-----------------|----------7b9-7p5-7--| |--------5h7---7-5-----|------5h7---------------|---------------------| |------------------7s5s|=7--------7s5-3h5-3-5p3-|-(3)-----------------| |----------------------|------------------------|---------------------| F C Am G6 Q S S E Q S S S S S S E S S E S S S S +S S S +S |---------------------|----------------------------5-------| |---------------------|------------------------------------| |-5--5---5-5----5---5-|-----5-----5-----5-7b9==(7)---7r(7)-| |----5h7--------5h7---|-5h7---5h7---5h7--------------------| |---------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------|------------------------------------| Fmaj7 C E S S a S E S Q E S +S |--------------------8pb10r(8)-| |-----------8-8-8--------------| |-5-7---7s9--------------------| |------------------------------| |------------------------------| |------------------------------| G F C Q S E. E S S S S S +S Q S S S S Q. E |-------------------------------|-------------------|| |-10--8h10--8-------------------|-------------------|| |-------------9s7---5-7b9==(7)r-|-5------5---5------|| |-------------------------------|----5h7------------|| |-------------------------------|-------------------|| |-------------------------------|-------------------|| Outro F C G F C Gtr II Q E E Q E E Q Q H |---------------|------------*| |---------------|------------*| |-2--0-0--------|------------*| |-3--2-2-2--0---|------------*| |--------3--1-3-|------------*| |-------------3-|-3--1--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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