OCTOPUS’S GARDEN Written by Richard Starkey From Abbey Road album, released on September 26, 1969 Take 32, recorded on April 26, 1969 INTRO 00:00 t=184 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-----------------7---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------7-----------------------| G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-----7-------------------6-------| E|---------------------------------|---------7-------9---------------| G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-4-------------------------------| E|-----------------7---------------|-----------------4---------------| G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------6---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-7-------9---------------7-------| VERSE 00:10 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| I’d like to be G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4---------------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| under the sea in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-----------------------5-------| octopus’s garden in the shade G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-----------------6------------6--| E|-7-------7-------7-------7-------|-7-------9------------7--7h9-----| G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| He’d let us in G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4---------------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| knows where we’ve been in his G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-----------------------5-------| octopus’s garden in the shade G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------6---------------6-------| E|-7-------7-------7-------7-------|-9---------------7---9-----------| PRE-CHORUS 00:31 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-9-------------------------------|---------------------------------| I’d ask my friends to G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|-9---------------7---------------| come and see G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| an octopus’s G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-7-------7-------7-------7-------|---------7-------9---------------| garden with me CHORUS 00:41 G|-----------------9---------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| I’d like to be G|-----------------6---------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4---------------2---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| under the sea in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-5-----------------------5-------|-7---------------9---------------| octopus’s garden in the shade G|-----------------9---------------|-9---------------9---6---6-------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| VERSE 00:52 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| We would be warm G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4-------4-------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| below the storm in our G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-----------------------5-------| little hideaway beneath the waves G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------9---------------|-----------------6---------------| E|-7-------------------------------|-7-------9---------------7-------| G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7b9r7-----------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| Resting our head G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4b6r4-----------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| on the seabed in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------4-------7-------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------| octopus’s garden near a G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------6-----------------------| E|-7---------------7-------7-------|-9-------------------7-----------| cave PRE-CHORUS 01:12 G|---------------------------------|-13------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-9-------------------------------|---------------------------------| We would sing and G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|---------------------------------|-9---------------7---------------| dance around G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| because we know we G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-7-------7-------7---------------|---------7-------9---------------| can’t be found CHORUS 01:23 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| I’d like to be G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4---------------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| under the sea in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------6---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-7-------9---------------7-------| octopus’s garden in the shade G|---------------------------------|/9-------9---9---9---7---6-------| D|---------------------------------|-----------------------------9---| A|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| GUITAR SOLO 01:33 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-7-------7-----------------------|-7-------7-----------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-4-------4-----------------------|-4-------4-----------------------| A|-----------------4---------------|-----------------4---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-5-------5-----------------------|-5-------5---------------5-------| E|-----------------5---------------|-----------------5---------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------6-----------------------| A|-7-------7-----------------------|-7---9-----------7---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-7-------7-----------------------|-7-------7-----------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|-4-------4-----------------------|-4-------4-----------------------| A|-----------------4---------------|-----------------4---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-5-------5-----------------------|-7-------7-----------5---4-------| E|-----------------5---------------|-----------------7-----------7---| Aaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-5-------5-------5-------5-------|-7-------7-------9---------------| Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah aaaaah aaaaaaaaaah aaaaaaaaaah VERSE 01:54 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7-------7-----------------------| E|-----------------7---------------|-------------------------4-------| We would shout G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4-------4---------------2-------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| and swim about the G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------7---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-----------------------5-------| coral that lies beneath the waves G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-------------------------6-------|-7-----------------------6-------| E|-7-------7-------9---------------|---------7-------9---------------| (Lies beneath the ocean G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------7-----------------------|-7---------------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| waves) Oh, what joy for G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4-------4-------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| ev’ry girl and boy G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|---------4-------7-------4-------| E|-5-------------------------------|-5-------------------------------| knowing they’re happy and they’re G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------9---------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-7-------------------------------|-7---------------9---------------| safe (Happy and they’re PRE-CHORUS 02:15 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-9-------------------------------|---------------------------------| safe) We would be so G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-------------------------4-------|-9-------9-------7-------7-------| happy you and me G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-5-------------------------------|---------------------------------| no one there to tell us what to do G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-7-------7-------7-------7---7---|-----7---7-------9---------------| CHORUS 02:25 G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|-7-------7-------6---------------| E|-----------------7---------------|---------------------------------| I’d like to be G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-4-------------------------------|-4---------------2---------------| E|-----------------4---------------|---------------------------------| under the sea in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-------------------------6-------| E|-5-------------------------------|-7---------------9---------------| octopus’s garden with you G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7-------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-----------------7---------------|-9---------------7---------------| in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------4-------7-------|-----------------6-------9-------| E|-5-------------------------------|-7-------------------------------| octopus’s garden with you G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| E|-9-------9-------9-------9-------|-9-------7-------7-------7-------| in an G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-----------------7---------------|-----------------6---------------| E|-5-------------------------------|-7-------------------------------| octopus’s garden with you G|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------| A|-7---------------\---------------|---------6-------7---------------| E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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