--------------------------------------------------------------- THE BEATLES - PAPERBACK WRITER (Lennon & McCartney) Released as a double A single w RAIN on 10th June 1966. --------------------------------------------------------------- Bass tab by: PJVillanueva Paperback writer, paperback writer. Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book? It took me years to write, will you take a look? It's based on a novel by a man named Lear, And I need a job, So I want to be a paperback writer, Paperback writer. It's a dirty story of a dirty man, And his clinging wife doesn't understand. His son is working for the Daily Mail. It's a steady job, But he wants to be a paperback writer, Paperback writer. Paperback writer, paperback writer. It's a thousand pages, give or take a few. I'll be writing more in a week or two. I could make it longer if you like the style. I can change it 'round, And I want to be a paperback writer, Paperback writer. If you really like it you can have the rights. It could make a million for you overnight. If you must return it you can send it here, But I need a break, And I want to be a paperback writer, Paperback writer. Paperback writer, paperback writer. Paperback writer, paperback writer. Paperback writer, paperback writer. Paperback writer, paperback writer. Paperback writer... VOICES INTRO 1 Pa.........perback wri............ter 2 Pa..........perback 2 wri...........ter 3 Pa.........perback wri............ter GUITAR INTRO 00:06 X x X X x X X x G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| X x X X x X X x X X x X G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- 121212- 12-\---| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Dear 00:12 VERSE G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|--------------------5----------|--------------------2---3-/-5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| Sir or Madam, will you read my book? It took me G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--| A|--------------------0---5------|--------------------3-/-5------| E|3-------3----------------------|----------------3--------------| years to write, will you take a look? It's G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-------------------5--|--------5-----------3---5------| A|--------------------5-/-8------|----------------3/5------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| based on a novel by a man named Lear, And I G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------5----------| A|--------------------5----------|---------------5/7------6B7R5--| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| need a job, So I want to be a paperback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3---------------------------3--|--------3-----------3---3------| E|----------------3---4---5------|----------------3--------------| writer, Pa.......per.back (Pa.......per.back x x x x x x x x x G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| writer. It's a writer) 00:31 VERSE G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|3H5-----5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|----------------5---5----------|--------------------3-/-4-/-5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| dirty story of a dirty man, and his G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-----------0-H-3---5--|--------5-------0---3---3------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| clinging wife doesn't understand. His G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|3H5-----3H5-----------------5--|--------5-----------5-------5--| A|--------------------5-/-8------|----------------5/7-----6/7----| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| son is working for the Daily Mail. G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|--------5----------------------|5-------5-----------5----------| A|------------------------3-/-5--|----------------5/7-----5B6R5--| E|--------------------3----------|-------------------------------| steady job, but he wants to be a paperback G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3---------------1---3--|--------------------1---3------| E|--------------------3----------|----------------3--------------| writer, Pa.......per.back (Pa.......per.back G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| writer. writer) VOICES HARMONY 00:49 GUITAR RIFF 00:55 x x x X x X x X X x X X x G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| x X x X x X X x X X x G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- 1212121212--12-| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| It's a 01:01 VERSE G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|--------------------5----------|--------------------3-/-4---5--| E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------| thousand pages, give or take a few. I'll be (Fre.............................re............................. G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--| A|--------------------0---5------|--------------------3-/-5------| E|3-------3----------------------|----------------3--------------| writing more in a week or two. I could Jac.............................ques........................... G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------| A|--------------------5----------|------------2---3---4---5------| E|-------------------------------|--------3----------------------| make it longer if you like the style. I can Fre.............................re............................. G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------5----------| A|--------------------5----------|----------------5/7------5B6R5-| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| change it 'round, And I want to be a paperback Jac.............................ques...........................) G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3-----------0-H-1-/-2--|3-------3-----------1---3------| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------| writer, Pa.......per.back (Pa.......per.back X X x x x x x x x x X G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| writer. If you writer) 01:20 VERSE G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|3H5-----5-------5-------5---3--|3-H-5---5-------5---5---5---3--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| really like it you can have the rights. You could (Fre.............................re............................. G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|3-H-5---5-------5---5-------5--|5-------3-H-5---5-------3-H-5--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| make a million for you overnight. If you Jac.............................ques........................... G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5-----------5---5---3--|3-H-5---5-------5---5---5---3--| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| must return it you can send it here, But I Fre.............................re............................. G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---3---3-H-5---5---3--|3-H-5---5-------5-------5------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| need a break, And I want to be a paperback Jac.............................ques...........................) G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|3-------3-----------0-H-1-/-2--|3-------3-----------1---3------| E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------| writer, Pa.......per.back (Pa.......per.back X X G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| writer. writer) VOICES HARMONY 01:30 GUITAR RIFF 01:44 x x X x X x X X x X X x G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| X x X x X X x X X x G|------- ------- ------- -------|1012-1012-1012- 1012--- 10H12--| D|-------------------------------|--H----H----H-----H------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| 01:51 CODA G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------| A|----------------5---5----------|----------------0---3---4---5--| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| Pa.........per..back ...........wri................ter, (Paper...back G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------| A|----------------0---5----------|----------------0---3---4---5--| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| writer.) 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