OCTOPUS'S GARDEN As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album ABBEY ROAD) Words and Music by Ringo Starr Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'George Harrison - Electric Guitar' Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Electric Guitar' Intro Q=96 N.C. 4/4 Gtrs I, II S S S S S S S S S S S S a E E |-----------------------------------------| |--------------12h14p12-------------------| |------9h11s13----------13s11-9---11s13---| |-9h11------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| | | Gtr III | H E E E E |-----------------------------3-------4---| |-----------------------------4-------5---| |-----------------------------4-------4---| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------| B S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S |--------------12-----------------------------| |-----------------14p12------------10---11----| |------9h11s13----------13s11------11---12----| |-9h11------------------------14--------------| |---------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------| | | H E E E E |------------------------------2----2----2----| |------------------------------4----4----4----| |------------------------------4----4----4----| |------------------------------4----4----4----| |------------------------------2----2----2----| |---------------------------------------------| E C#m A B Q S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E Q |-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|| |-12-----14---------------------------|-------------------------------|| |-13----------13s11-9---9---11p9------|-------------------------------|| |--------------------------------11p9-|-------------------------------|| |-------------------------------------|-11s9-7---7---9----------------|| |-------------------------------------|----------------/7-/7---/7-----|| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--0----------------4-----------------|--5--------------7-------------|| |------0-------0----------5-------5---|--------5-----5-------7------7-|| |----1------1-----------6------6------|------6-----6-------8------8---|| |-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|| |-------------------4--------4--------|----------7--------------9-----|| |--0------0---------------------------|--5--------------7-------------|| 1st - 3rd Verses $ E C#m Gtr III E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E ||--0-----------0-----------|-4-----------4-----------| ||o-----0-----0-----------0-|-----5-----5-----------5-| ||----1-----1-------1-----1-|---6-----6-------6-----6-| ||----2-----2-----2-----2---|---6-----6-----6-----6---| ||o-------2-----------2-----|-4-----4-----4-----4-----| ||--0-----------0-----------|-------------------------| A B Gtrs I, II W W |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| |-------------------------|-------------------------| | | Gtr III | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-5-----------5-----------|-7-----------7-----------| |-----5-----5-----------5-|-----7-----7-----------7-| |---6-----6-------6-----6-|---8-----8-------8-----8-| |---7-----7-----7-----7---|---9-----9-----9-----9---| |-------7-----------7-----|-------9-----------9-----| |-5-----------5-----------|-7-----------7-----------| E H Q S S S S |-------------------12----------| |----------------------14p12----| |-------------------------------| |-------------------------------| |-------------------------------| |-------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |-0-----------0-----------------| |-----0-----0--------------0----| |---1-----1-------1--------1----| |---2-----2-----2-------2-------| |-------2------------2----------| |-0-----------0-----------------| C#m H E +S S +E E |--------------14b16==(14)r-14-(14)---12-| |----------------------------------------| |-13-------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------| | | Gtr III | E S S S S E E S S S S E |--4------------4------------------------| |------5-----5-------------------------5-| |----6-----6-----------------6---------6-| |----6-----6------------6-----------6----| |--4-----4------4----------------4-------| |----------------------------------------| A B W Q E E a Q Q |--------------------------|-------7---9-9s11-----7------|| |-14-----------------------|-----------------------------|| |--------------------------|-------8---9-9s11-----8------|| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|| |--------------------------|-----------------------------|| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--5-----------5-----------|-7--------------7------------|| |------5-----5-----------5-|-----7-----7--------------7--|| |----6-----6-------6-----6-|---8-----8----------8-----8--|| |----7-----7-----7-----7---|---9-----9--------9-----9----|| |--------7-----------7-----|-------9--------------9------|| |--5-----------5-----------|-7--------------7------------|| Pre-Chorus C#m A B W W W W |-9--------|--------------|----------|------------------|| |----------|--------------|----------|------------------|| |-9--------|--------------|----------|------------------|| |----------|--------------|----------|------------------|| |----------|--------------|----------|------------------|| |----------|--------------|----------|------------------|| | | W +H Q Q W E E E E E E E E |-4--------|-(4)----4--4--|-5--------|-7-7-7-7---7-7----|| |-5--------|-(5)----5--5--|-5--------|-7-7-7-7---7-7----|| |-6--------|-(6)----6--6--|-6--------|-8-8-8-8---8-8----|| |-6--------|-(6)----------|-7--------|-9-9-9-9---9-9----|| |-4--------|-(4)----------|-7--------|-9-9-9-9---9-9----|| |----------|--------------|-5--------|-7-7-7-7---7-7----|| Chorus E H S S S S S S S S |---------------------------------| |---------------14p12-----14p12---| |---------------------------------| |---------------------------------| |---------------------------------| |---------------------------------| | | Gtr III | E S S S S E E S S S S E |-0-----------0-------------------| |-----0-----0-----------------0---| |---1-----1-----------1-------1---| |---2-----2---------2------2------| |-------2---------------2---------| |-0-----------0-------------------| To Coda C#m A B H S S S S S S S S W |--------------14p12---14p12-12-14----|---------------------------| |-------------------------------------|---------------------------| |-13----------------------------------|---------------------------| |-------------------------------------|---------------------------| |-------------------------------------|---------------------------| |-------------------------------------|---------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--4------------4---------------------|-----5-----------7---------| |------5-----5-------------------5----|---5---5-------7---7-------| |----6-----6------------6--------6----|---6-----6-----8-----8-----| |----6-----6---------6--------6-------|---------------------------| |--4-----4------4----------4----------|-7---------7-9---------9---| |-------------------------------------|-5---------5-7---------7---| 1. 2. E E Q Q. Q E H E a Q E |-------9\-------4----------||------------------------------|| |--------------------------o||---------------------------12-|| |-------9\-------4----------||---------------11s13----------|| |---------------------------||------------------------------|| |--------------------------o||------------------------------|| |---------------------------||------------------------------|| | | Gtr III | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-----0------------0--------||-----0---------------0--------|| |---0---0--------0---0-----o||---0---0-----------0---0------|| |---1------1-----1-----1----||---1-----1---------1-----1----|| |---------------------------||------------------------------|| |-2----------2-2---------2-o||-2---------2-2--------------2-|| |-0----------0-0---------0--||-0---------0-0--------------0-|| Guitar Solo A E Q E S +S S S E. S |---------------14-------------------------------| |------------------------------------------------| |---16b18----------16pb18r(16)-14---14------16s==| |------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------------| |------------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |---------5-----------------------5--------------| |----5------5-------------------5----5-----------| |----6--------6-----------------6-------6--------| |------------------------------------------------| |-7--------------7--7---------------------7------| |-5--------------5--5---------------------5------| F#m D S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E E +E S +S E E |----------------------------------------------|-19b21-------17----17-(17)-19b21==(19)r-------17-| |----17-17---17-------17---17-17-------17---17-|-------------------------------------------------| |-18--------------/18--------------/18---------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |----------2---------------------2-------------|----------10-----------------------10------------| |--------2----2----------------2-----2---------|-------10----10------------10-----------10-------| |--------2------2--------------2--------2------|-------11-------11---------11--------------11----| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |--4----------------4----4----------------4----|-12----------------12--12---------------------12-| |--2----------------2----2----------------2----|-10----------------10--10---------------------10-| E E E E E +E E a +E +E |-17-------------------------------------------------| |----------17----17-(17)-17----17b19==(17)r===(17)---| |----------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |-------12------------------12-----------------------| |----12----12------------12------------12------------| |----13-------13---------13----------------13--------| |----------------------------------------------------| |-14-------------14--14------------------------14----| |-12-------------12--12------------------------12----| A F#m Q S S S S +S S S S E E a S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S |------------------------------14--------------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------17---17-17-------17---17-17-------17---17-| |-14-----------14-16b18==(16)r----16---14---16-|-16s18--------------/18--------------/18---------| |--------14-16---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |------5-----------------------------5---------|-------------2---------------------2-------------| |----5----5------------------------5----5------|----------2-----2----------------2-----2---------| |----6-------6---------------------6------6----|----------2-------2--------------2--------2------| |----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------| |--7------------7----------7-----------------7-|-----4----------------4----4----------------4----| |--5------------5----------5-----------------5-|-----2----------------2----2----------------2----| D E E E E E S +S S S E E |-19b21-------19b21-------19pb21r(19)-17----17----19----| |-------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |----------10----------------------------12-------------| |-------10----10----------------------12----12----------| |-------11----------11----------------13-------13-------| |-------------------------------------------------------| |-12-------------------12-14----------------------14----| |-10-------------------10-12----------------------12----| D.S. al Coda & A B A B E. S +Q S S E E E H H |-17----17-(17)--------------------||----------------------------| |---------------------16---16-16\--||-14------------12-----------| |---------------------16---16-16\--||----------------------------| |---------------------16---16-16\--||----------------------------| |---------------------14------14\--||----------------------------| |----------------------------------||----------------------------| | | E S S S S E S S E E E E S S S S E E S S S S E |--------5-------------7----7--7---||-------5------------7-------| |-----5------5---------7----7--7---||----5----5--------7---7-----| |-----6---------6------8----8--8---||----6------6------8-----8---| |----------------------9----9--9---||----------------------------| |--7--------------7----9----9--9---||--7----------7--9---------9-| |--5--------------5----7----7--7---||--5----------5--7---------7-| C#m S S S S E S S +S S S S Q |-------------------------------9--------------| |----------------------------------------------| |-------9---9----9-11b13==(11)r---13-----------| |-9s11---------------------------------14------| |----------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |----------------------------------------------| |---------9--------------------------9---------| |-------9---9----------------------9----9------| |------11-----11------------------11------11---| |--------------------------------------------9-| |-9--------------9----------9----------------7-| A B C#m W E +S S E E +S S E E E |-------------------------|-14pb16r(14)-12-----14pb15r(14)-12-----12---14-| |-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------| |-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------| |-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------| |-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------| |-------------------------|-----------------------------------------------| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E |-----5-----------7-------|--------------4----------------------4---------| |---5---5-------7---7-----|----------5-----5------------------5----5------| |---6-----6-----8-----8---|----------6-------6----------------6------6----| |-------------------------|---------------------------------------------4-| |-7---------7-9---------9-|--4------------------4-------4---------------2-| |-5---------5-7---------7-|-----------------------------------------------| A B W |--------------------------|| |--------------------------|| |--------------------------|| |--------------------------|| |--------------------------|| |--------------------------|| | | E S S S S E E S S S S E |-----5-----------7--------|| |---5---5-------7---7------|| |---6-----6-----8-----8----|| |--------------------------|| |-7---------7-9---------9--|| |-5---------5-7---------7--|| Outro E |----3----| S S S E E S S S S S S Q +H +E E Q |-14pb15r14p12--------------------------------|--------------------*| |--------------14-12--------------------------|--------------------*| |--------------------13s11-9h11p=9---11b13====|=(11)----(11)r------*| |---------------------------------------------|--------------------*| |---------------------------------------------|--------------------*| |---------------------------------------------|--------------------*| | | E E Q E E E E W |-12------------------------------------------|--------------------*| |-12------------------------------------------|--------------------*| |-13----------------------------12---13-------|--------------------*| |-14----------------------------13---14-------|--------------------*| |-14----------------------------14---14-------|--------------------*| |-12------------------------------------------|--------------------*| 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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