MICHELLE 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) - 'Acoustic Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Electric Guitar' Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Electric Guitar' Intro Q=120(8=s8) Fm Fmaj7 Fm7 Fm6 Bbm/F C 4/4 Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q a Q Q E. S Q |-------8-------8---|-----8-------8---|-----8---6-------|-7s=8--8------8------|| |-------9-------9---|-----9-------9---|-----6---6---9---|-7s=8--8------8------|| |-10--(10)--9--(9)--|-8--(8)--7--(7)--|-6--(6)--6--(6)--|---------------------|| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-9s10-----10----10---|| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|| |-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------------|| Chorus F Bbm7 Eb6 D Gtr II Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E Q Q Q Q |-8--8--8-8--8---|-9--9--9-6--6---|-8--8--8-8--8---|----------------| |-6--6--6-6--6---|-6--6--6-9--9---|-8--8--8-8--8---|-6---9--12---9--| |-5--5--5-5--5---|-6--6--6-6--6---|-8--8--8-8--8---|-7--10--13--10--| |-7--7--7-7--7---|-8--8--8-8--8---|-8--8--8-8--8---|-6---9--12---9--| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| C G7 C Q E. S Q E. S Q E. S +H |--8---8---8------------|--8---8---8--(8)----| |--8---8---8--9---9---9-|--8---8---8--(8)----| |--9---9---9-10--10--10-|--9---9---9--(9)----| |-10--10--10--9---9---9-|-10--10--10-(10)----| |-10--10--10------------|-10--10--10-(10)----| |--8---8---8------------|--8---8---8--(8)----| Chorus F Bbm7 Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E ||--8--8--8-8--8---|-9--9--9-9--9---| ||o-6--6--6-6--6---|-6--6--6-6--6---| ||--5--5--5-5--5---|-6--6--6-6--6---| ||--7--7--7-7--7---|-6--6--6-6--6---| ||o----------------|----------------| ||-----------------|----------------| Eb6 D G7 Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E |-8--8--8-8--8---|------------------| |-8--8--8-8--8---|-6--6--6--9---9---| |-8--8--8-8--8---|-7--7--7-10--10---| |-8--8--8-8--8---|-6--6--6--9---9---| |----------------|------------------| |----------------|------------------| C G7 C Q E. S Q E E Q E. S +Q E E |--8---8---8----------|--8---8---8--(8)---8---|| |--8---8---8--9---9---|--8---8---8--(8)---8---|| |--9---9---9-10--10---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---|| |-10--10--10--9---9---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---|| |-10--10--10----------|-10--10--10-(10)--10---|| |--8---8---8----------|--8---8---8--(8)---8---|| 1st, 2nd & 3rd Verses $ Fm Q E. S +Q E E Q E. S +Q E E |--8---8---8--(8)---8---|--8---8---8--(8)---8---| |--9---9---9--(9)---9---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---| |-10--10--10-(10)--10---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---| |-10--10--10-(10)--10---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---| |--8---8---8--(8)---8---|--8---8---8--(8)---8---| |-----------------------|-----------------------| | | Gtr III | W W |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| |-11--------------------|-----------------------| |-----------------------|-----------------------| Ab7 Db Q E. S +Q E E Q E. S +Q E E |-4--4--4-(4)--4---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---| |-6--6--6-(6)--6---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---| |-5--5--5-(5)--5---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---| |-4--4--4-(4)--4---|-11--11--11-(11)--11---| |-6--6--6-(6)--6---|-11--11--11-(11)--11---| |-4--4--4-(4)--4---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---| | | W W |------------------|-----------------------| |------------------|-----------------------| |------------------|-----------------------| |------------------|-----------------------| |------------------|-----------------------| |------------------|-----------------------| C7 Fm Q E. S +Q E E Q E. S +Q E E |--8---8---8--(8)---8---|--8---8---8--(8)---8---| |--8---8---8--(8)---8---|--9---9---9--(9)---9---| |--9---9---9--(9)---9---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---| |-10--10--10-(10)--10---|-10--10--10-(10)--10---| |-10--10--10-(10)--10---|--8---8---8--(8)---8---| |--8---8---8--(8)---8---|-----------------------| Fm Fmaj7 Fm7 Fm6 Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-------8-------8---|-----8-------8---| |-------9-------9---|-----9-------9---| |-10--(10)--9--(9)--|-8--(8)--7--(7)--| |-------------------|-----------------| |-------------------|-----------------| |-------------------|-----------------| 1. 2. To Coda Bbm/F C C Gtr I Gt Q Q Q Q Q E. S Q q Q E. S Q q |-----8---6-----||--8--8-----8---8---||--8--8-----8---8--|| |-----6---6--9--||--8--8-----8---8--o||--8--8-----8---8--|| |-6--(6)--6--6--||-------------------||------------------|| |---------------||-10-----10----10---||-10-----10----10--|| |---------------||------------------o||------------------|| |---------------||-------------------||------------------|| | | Gtr II | W W W |---------------||-------------------||------------------|| |---------------||------------------o||------------------|| |---------------||-------------------||------------------|| |---------------||-------------------||------------------|| |---------------||------------------o||------------------|| |---------------||-------------------||------------------|| Guitar Solo F Bbm7 r III |--3--| |--3---| Q E E E Q E E E H H |--------------------------|-------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------| |--------------7----8---10-|-11-------6--------| |-8-----8-10---------------|-------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------| | | Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E |-8--8-------8-8--8--------|--9--9--9-9--9-----| |-6--6-------6-6--6--------|--6--6--6-6--6-----| |-5--5-------5-5--5--------|--6--6--6-6--6-----| |-7--7-------7-7--7--------|--6--6--6-6--6-----| |--------------------------|-------------------| |--------------------------|-------------------| Eb D |-3--| |-3--| Q E E E Q Q Q E E E Q Q |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| |-5-----5-6---8------|---------5---6------| |----------------6---|-8-----8--------5---| |--------------------|--------------------| | | Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E |-6--6------6-6--6---|--------------------| |-8--8------8-8--8---|-6--6------6-6--6---| |-8--8------8-8--8---|-7--7------7-7--7---| |-8--8------8-8--8---|-6--6------6-6--6---| |-6--6------6-6--6---|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| D.S. al Coda C B C |--3--| |-3--| |--3---| H Q Q Q H E E E E E E |----------------------|-------------------------------|| |----------------------|-------------------------------|| |----------------------|-------------------------------|| |--------------6-------|-------------------------------|| |--7---------5-----8---|--7------------------7-8---10--|| |----------------------|---------------8-10------------|| | | Q E. S Q E E Q E. S Q E E |--8---8---8-7---7-----|--8---8---8--8-------8---------|| |--8---8---8-6---6-----|--8---8---8--8-------8---------|| |--9---9---9-7---7-----|--9---9---9--9-------9---------|| |-10--10--10-6---6-----|-10--10--10-10------10---------|| |-10--10--10-----------|-10--10--10-10------10---------|| |--8---8---8-----------|--8---8---8--8-------8---------|| Chorus & C F Bbm7 Gtr I Gtr II Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E. S +Q E E |--8---8---8---8--||-8--8--8--8--|-9--9--9-(9)--9---| |--8---8---8---8--||-6--6--6--6--|-6--6--6-(6)--6---| |-----------------||-5--5--5--5--|-6--6--6-(6)--6---| |-10--10--10--10--||-7--7--7--7--|-6--6--6-(6)--6---| |-----------------||-------------|------------------| |-----------------||-------------|------------------| Eb6 D C B C Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E. S Q |-8--8--8--8--|-------------|--8---8--7--7--|--8---8---8---8--8--|| |-8--8--8--8--|-6--6--6--6--|--8---8--6--6--|--8---8---8---8--8--|| |-8--8--8--8--|-7--7--7--7--|--9---9--7--7--|--9---9---9---9--9--|| |-8--8--8--8--|-6--6--6--6--|-10--10--6--6--|-10--10--10--10-10--|| |-------------|-------------|-10--10--------|-10--10--10--10-10--|| |-------------|-------------|--8---8--------|--8---8---8---8--8--|| Fm Fmaj7 Fm7 Fm6 Bbm/F C Gtr I Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q a Q Q E. S Q |-------8-------8---|-----8-------8---|-----8---6-----|-7s=8--8------8-----| |-------9-------9---|-----9-------9---|-----6---6--9--|-7s=8--8------8-----| |-10--(10)--9--(9)--|-8--(8)--7--(7)--|-6--(6)--6--6--|--------------------| |-------------------|-----------------|---------------|-9s10-----10----10--| |-------------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------------| |-------------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------------| Outro F Bbm7 Eb6 D Gtr III |-3--| |-3--| |-3-| |-3-| Q E E E Q E E E H H Q E E E Q Q Q E E E Q Q ||----------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| ||o---------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| ||----------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| ||------------7----8-10-|-11-----6-----|-5----5-6-8-----|---------5--6-------| ||o-8----8-10-----------|--------------|-------------6--|-8-----8--------5---| ||----------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| | | Gtr II | Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q ||--8--8------8--8------|--9--9--9--9--|-8--8-----8--8--|--------------------| ||o-6--6------6--6------|--6--6--6--6--|-8--8-----8--8--|-6---9-----12---9---| ||--5--5------5--5------|--6--6--6--6--|-8--8-----8--8--|-7--10-----13--10---| ||--7--7------7--7------|--6--6--6--6--|-8--8-----8--8--|-6---9-----12---9---| ||o---------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| ||----------------------|--------------|----------------|--------------------| C B C |--3---| |--3--| |--3---| H Q Q Q H E E E E E E |-----------------------|---------------------------------|| |-----------------------|--------------------------------o|| |-----------------------|---------------------------------|| |--------------6--------|---------------------------------|| |--7---------5------8---|--7--------------------7-8---10-o|| |-----------------------|-----------------8-10------------|| | | Q E. S Q E. S Q E. S +Q E E |--8---8---8-7---7----7-|--8---8---8--(8)-------8---------|| |--8---8---8-6---6----6-|--8---8---8--(8)-------8--------o|| |--9---9---9-7---7----7-|--9---9---9--(9)-------9---------|| |-10--10--10-6---6----6-|-10--10--10-(10)------10---------|| |-10--10--10------------|-10--10--10-(10)------10--------o|| |--8---8---8------------|--8---8---8--(8)-------8---------|| 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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