--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Paperback Writer – The Beatles --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by: maguri Tuning: Standard The Beatles Paperback Writer (1966) (Lennon/McCartney) Single Now on: "Past Masters, Vol 2" and “Mono Masters, Vol 2” The intro and chorus part don’t have any chords in the strict sense. But there must have been some initially as one can hear in the live versions. There the Beatles play the chords suggested below in order to have some orientation for the singers. When I play alone, I use these chords – sounds quite nice. Paperback Writer – live at Budokan 1966: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJWjuwzk3M --------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHORDS E-A-D-G-B-e C/D x-x-0-0-1-0 G5 3-x-0-0-3-3 C x-3-2-0-1-3 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- MAIN RIFF
G1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + e|----------------|----------------| B|----------------|----------------| G|----------------|----------------| D|------5-----3---|------------3---| A|--3h5-----------|--3----3h5------| E|3---------3-----|3-----3---------|
INTRO
CPaperback G5writer, Amwriter, C/Dwriter | G | % | % | % | [RIFF]
VERSE
Dear G5Sir or Madam, will you read my book? It took me G5years to write, will you take a look It's G5based on a novel by a man named Lear And I G5need a job so I want to be a paperback Cwriter Paperback G5writer [RIFF]
VERSE
It's a G5dirty story of a dirty man And his G5clinging wife doesn't understand His G5son is working for the Daily Mail It's a G5steady job but he wants to be a paperback Cwriter Paperback G5writer [RIFF]
CHORUS
CPaperback G5writer, Amwriter, C/Dwriter | G | % | % | % | [RIFF]
VERSE
It's a G5thousand pages, give or take a few (Frè - re) I'll be G5writing more in a week or two (Jaaa - cques) I can G5make it longer if you like the style (Frè - re) I can G5change it 'round and I want to be a paperback Cwriter (Jaaa - cques) Paperback G5writer [RIFF]
VERSE
If you G5really like it you can have the rights (Frè - re) It could G5make a million for you overnight (Jaaa - cques) If you G5must return it you can send it here (Frè - re) But I G5need a break and I want to be a paperback Cwriter (Jaaa - cques) Paperback G5writer [RIFF]
CHORUS
CPaperback G5writer, Amwriter, C/Dwriter | G | % | % | % | [RIFF]
CODA
G5Paperback writer Paperback writer G5Paperback writer Paperback writer
(repeat and fade)
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