Paperback Writer The Beatles Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on single "Paperback Writer / Rain" A good rocker again, I like the "a capella" (only vocals) intro and refrains. Also that guitar riff, and Paul's bassline is excellent again. I don't know why Paul put the child song "Frere Jacques" in the backing vocals for the third and fourth verses, but I think it's funny :-) Intro: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Pa - perback wri - ter Pa - perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri ter Pa - perback wri - ter G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|----------------1717171717--\--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Dear Verse: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|--------------------5----------|--------------------2---3---5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| Sir or Madam, will you read my book, it me took G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--| A|------------------------5------|--------------------3---5------| E|3-------3-----------3----------|----------------5--------------| years to write, will you take a look? It's G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------3---5------| A|--------------------5----------|----------------5--------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| based on a novel by a man named Lear, and I G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|5-------5-----------5----------| A|--------------------5----------|---------------/7-------7-\-5--| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| need a job, so I want to be a pa- perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------------------0---1---3--|-------------------------------| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3---5---6------| wri - ter, Pa perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri - ter! It's a Verse: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|----------------5---5----------|--------------------3-------5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| dir - ty sto - ry of a dir - ty man, and his G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------3---5------| A|--------------------5----------|----------------5--------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| clin - ging wife doesn't understand His G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------5-------5--| A|--------------------5----------|---------------/5------/5------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| son is wor - king for the Dai - ly Mail, it's a G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|5-------5-----------5----------| A|------------------------3---5--|---------------/7-------7-\-5--| E|--------------------3----------|-------------------------------| stea - dy job, but he wants to be a pa- perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3---------------1---3--|--------------------1---3------| E|--------------------3----------|----------------3--------------| wri - ter, Pa perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri - ter! Refrain: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Pa - perback wri - ter Pa - perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri ter Pa - perback wri - ter G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- 1212--1212--12-| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| It's a Verse: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|--------------------5----------|--------------------2---3---5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| thou - sand pa - ges, give or take a few, I'll be Fre - re G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--| A|------------------------5------|--------------------3---5------| E|3-------3-----------3----------|----------------5--------------| wri - ting more in a week or two I could Ja - cques G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------| A|--------------------5----------|------------2---3-------5------| E|-------------------------------|--------3----------------------| make it lon - ger if you like the style, I can Fre - re G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|5-------5-----------5----------| A|--------------------5----------|---------------/7-------7-\-5--| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| change it round, and I want to be a pa- perback Ja - cques G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3-----------0---1---3--|--------3-----------1---3------| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------| wri - ter, Pa perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri - ter! If you Verse: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-------------------3-/|5-------5-----------5-------3--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| real ly like it, you can have the rights, I could Fre - re G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-------5---5-------5--|5-------3-h-5---5-------3-h-5--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| make a mil - lion for you o - vernight If you Ja - cques G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-----------5-------3-/|5-------5-----------5-------3-/| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| must re- turn it, you can send it here, but I Fre - re G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5---5---3---/---5---5---3---/--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| need a break, and I want to be a pa- perback Ja - cques G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3-----------0---1---3--|--------3-----------1---3------| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------| wri - ter, Pa perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri - ter! Refrain: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Pa - perback wri - ter Pa - perback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| wri ter Pa - perback wri - ter G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| G|------- ------- ------- -------/12--/12 --/12--/12----- 10h-12-| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Outro: G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------| A|----------------5---5----------|--------------------2---3---5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| Pa- perback Pa - perback wri - ter G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-------------------5--|--------5----------------------| A|--------------------3---5------|--------------------2---3---5--| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------| wri - ter repeat and fade... Please e-mail me for any corrections.
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