NOWHERE MAN 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 - Acoustic Guitar' 1st Verse Q=122 4/4 Gtr I Wx3 |--------| |--------| |--------| |--------| |--------| |--------| F#m Am E Gtr II H Q E E +Q Q E E Q Q Q E E Q Q Q E E +E E |-----------2-|-(2)--2--2-2-2--|-5--5--5-5-5--|-4--4----4-(4)-4--| |-----------2-|-(2)--2--2-2-2--|-5--5--5-5-5--|-5--5----5-(5)-5--| |-----------2-|-(2)--2--2-2-2--|-5--5--5-5-5--|-4--4----4-(4)-4--| |-----------4-|-(4)--4--4---4--|-7--7--7---7--|-6--6----6-(6)-6--| |-------------|----------------|--------------|------------------| |-------------|----------------|--------------|------------------| 2nd - 5th Verses $ $$ E B A Gtr I Q. E +E Q E W W W |---------------------||---------------|------------------|------------------| |-0-------------------||o--------------|------------------|------------------| |-------2-(2)-1-------||---------------|------------------|------------------| |-------------------2-||---------------|------------------|------------------| |---------------------||o-2------------|------------------|------------------| |---------------------||---------------|------------------|------------------| | | Gtr II | Q Q E E +E E Q Q E E Q Q E E +E E E E E E +E E Q Q |-4---4-------4-(4)-4-||--4--4--4-4-4--|-2--2-2-(2)-2-2---|---5-(5)-5-5--5---| |-5---5-------5-(5)-5-||o-5--5--5-5-5--|-4--4-4-(4)-4-4---|---5-(5)-5-5--5---| |-4---4-------4-(4)-4-||--4--4--4-4-4--|-4--4-4-(4)-4-4---|---6-(6)-6-6--6---| |-6---6-------6-(6)-6-||--6--6--6---6--|-4----4-(4)---4---|---7-(7)-7-7--7---| |---------------------||o--------------|------------------|------------------| |---------------------||---------------|------------------|------------------| E F#m W W |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| | | Q E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E |-4--4-4-(4)-4-4---|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-| |-5--5-5-(5)-5-5---|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-| |-4--4-4-(4)-4-4---|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-| |-6--6-6-(6)-6-6---|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-| |------------------|-------------------| |------------------|-------------------| To Coda Am E W Q. E +E Q E |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|-0------------------| |--------------------|--------2-(2)-1-----| |--------------------|------------------2-| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| | | E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5--|-4--4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5--|-5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5--|-4--4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-| |-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7--|-6--6-6-6-(6)-6-6-6-| |--------------------|--------------------| |--------------------|--------------------| Bridge G#m A G#m W W W W |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-2-----------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| | | E E E E +E E E E Q Q E E Q Q E E +E E E E Q Q E E Q |-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-||-4--4--4-4-4--|-5--5-5-(5)-5-5---|-4--4--4-4-4---| |-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-||-4--4--4-4-4--|-5--5-5-(5)-5-5---|-4--4--4-4-4---| |-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-||-4--4--4-4-4--|-6--6-6-(6)-6-6---|-4--4--4-4-4---| |-6-6-6-6-(6)-6-6-6-||-6--6--6-6-6--|-7--7-7-(7)-7-7---|-6--6--6-6-6---| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| |-------------------||--------------|------------------|---------------| A G#m F#m7 Gtr I W W W Q E E E E E E |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------2--2--2-2-2--| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| | | Gtr II | Q E E +E E E E Q Q E E Q E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E |-5--5-5-(5)-5-5---|-4--4--4-4-4--|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2--| |-5--5-5-(5)-5-5---|-4--4--4-4-4--|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2--| |-6--6-6-(6)-6-6---|-4--4--4-4-4--|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2--| |-7--7-7-(7)-7-7---|-6--6--6-6-6--|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4--| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| |------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------------| Guitar Solo 1. B7 E Gtr I W E Q E +Q Q |----------------||-!0-0--------------| |----------------||-!0-----0-(0)---0--| |----------------||-!1----------------| |----------------||-!2----------------| |----------------||-------------------| |----------------||-------------------| | | Gtr II | E E Q E E E E Q Q E E Q |---2-2--2-2-2---||--4---4----4--4-4--| |---4-4--4-4-4---||--5---5----5--5-5--| |---2-2--2-2-2---||--4---4----4--4-4--| |---4-4--4-4-4---||--6---6----6----6--| |----------------||-------------------| |----------------||-------------------| B A E Q E +Q. E E Q E +Q Q |--------------------|-!0----------------------| |-!4-5---7-(7)-------|-!0-2--------------------| |-!4-----------------|-!2-------2-(2)----2-----| |-!4-----------------|-!2----------------------| |--------------------|-------------------------| |--------------------|-------------------------| | | Q E E +E E E E E E +E E +E E +E E |--2---2-2-(2)-2-2---|----5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5--| |--4---4-4-(4)-4-4---|----5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5--| |--4---4-4-(4)-4-4---|----6-(6)-6-(6)-6-(6)-6--| |--4-----4-(4)---4---|----7-(7)-7-(7)-7-(7)-7--| |--------------------|-------------------------| |--------------------|-------------------------| E F#m E Q E +H E Q E +Q. E |--------------------|------------------------| |--------0-(0)-------|------------------------| |-!1-2---------------|-!2-2-------------------| |-!2-----------------|-!4-------4-(4)---------| |-!2-----------------|-!4---------------------| |--------------------|------------------------| | | Q E E +E E E E E E +E E +E E +E E |--4---4-4-(4)-4-4---|----2-(2)-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-| |--5---5-5-(5)-5-5---|----2-(2)-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-| |--4---4-4-(4)-4-4---|----2-(2)-2-(2)-2-(2)-2-| |--6---6-6-(6)-6-6---|----4-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-| |--------------------|------------------------| |--------------------|------------------------| Am E E Q E +H E E +H S S E |------------------------|--------------------| |------------------------|--------------------| |-!2-2-------------------|--------------------| |-!2---------------------|--------------------| |-!0-------3-(3)---------|-3-2-(2)------2s1p0-| |------------------------|--------------------| | | E E +E E +E E +E E Q Q E E E E |----5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-|-4----4---4-4-4---4-| |----5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-|-5----5---5-5-5---5-| |----5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-|-4----4---4-4-4---4-| |----7-(7)-7-(7)-7-(7)-7-|-6----6---6-6-6---6-| |------------------------|--------------------| |------------------------|--------------------| 2.,D.S. D.S. & D.S. B7 Q H. E E E E E E E E |-------<5>----------------||--------------------|| |-------------------------o||--------------------|| |--------------------------||--------------------|| |--------------------------||--------------------|| |-------------------------o||-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2--|| |--0-----------------------||--------------------|| | W | | +E E +E E +E E +E E E E +E E E E E E |-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4--||---2-(2)-2-2-2-2----|| |-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-o||---4-(4)-4-4-4-4----|| |-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4--||---2-(2)-2-2-2-2----|| |-(6)-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-(6)-6--||---4-(4)-4-4-4-4----|| |-------------------------o||--------------------|| |--------------------------||--------------------|| Outro E W Q. E +E Q E |------------------|------------------| |------------------|-0----------------| |------------------|------2-(2)-1-----| |------------------|----------------2-| |------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| | | Q. E +E E E E Q. E +E E E E |-4----4-(4)-4-4-4-|-4----4-(4)-4-4-4-| |-5----5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5----5-(5)-5-5-5-| |-4----4-(4)-4-4-4-|-4----4-(4)-4-4-4-| |-6----6-(6)-6-6-6-|-6----6-(6)-6-6-6-| |------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| F#m Am W W |------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| |------------------|-2----------------| |-4----------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| | | Q E E +E E E E Q E E +E E E E |-2--2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5--5-5-(5)-5-5-5-| |-2--2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5--5-5-(5)-5-5-5-| |-2--2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5--5-5-(5)-5-5-5-| |-4--4-4-(4)-4-4-4-|-7--7-7-(7)-7-7-7-| |------------------|------------------| |------------------|------------------| E W Q. E +E Q E |-----------------|------------------------| |-----------------|--0---------------------| |-4---------------|-----------2-(2)-1------| |-----------------|---------------------2--| |-----------------|------------------------| |-----------------|------------------------| | | Q Q E E +E E +E E +E E +E E E E |-4--4----4-(4)-4-|-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-4-4--| |-5--5----5-(5)-5-|-(5)-5-(5)-5-(5)-5-5-5--| |-4--4----4-(4)-4-|-(4)-4-(4)-4-(4)-4-4-4--| |-6--6----6-(6)-6-|-(6)-6-(6)-6-(6)-6-6-6--| |-----------------|------------------------| |-----------------|------------------------| F#m Am E W W Q. E +E Q E W |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------*| |-------------------|-------------------|-0-----------------|------*| |-------------------|-2-----------------|-------2-(2)-1-----|------*| |-4-----------------|-------------------|-----------------2-|------*| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-2----*| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------*| | | E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q Q E E Q W |-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-4---4----4--4-4---|-4----*| |-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5---5----5--5-5---|-5----*| |-2-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-4---4----4--4-4---|-4----*| |-4-4-4-4-(4)-4-4-4-|-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-6---6----6--6-6---|-6----*| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------*| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|------*| 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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