The Beatles

The Beatles
I Should Have Known Better (Guitar tab)

I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

Words & Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Album: A Hard Day's Night (1964)


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INTRO: (Play lick 4x)
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G D
|---------------|
|-3-3----5-6-5--|
|-4-4----5-7-5--| (Harmonica transcribed for guitar)
|-5-5-----------|
|---------------|
|---------------|


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VERSE 1:
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G D G D G D
I________________ should have known better with a girl like you____

G D G D
That I would love everything that you do___

Em C D G D
And I do__ Hey hey hey___ And I do___



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VERSE 2:
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G D G D G D G D
Whoa___Whoa___I______Ne-ver realized what a kiss could be___ This could

G D Em C B7 Em
Only hap-pen to me___ Can't you see___Can't you see___ That when I

C G B7 Em
tell you that I love___you___ Oh___ You're gonna say___you love me too___

G G7 C D7 G
___Hoo hoo hoo______Oh____ And when I ask you to be mine___

Em C D7 G D G D
You're gonna say___ you love me too______ So___oh___



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VERSE 3 (Same as VERSE 1 but with these lyrics):
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I should have realized a lot of things before____
If this is love you've got-ta give me more___
Give me more___ Hey hey hey___ Give me more___


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Solo:
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w
|-------------||------------------||----------------||----------------|
|-3^----------||^3-----5^5-3-3----||-3--3----3-3--5-||---------3-3----|
|-------------||--------------4---||------4---------||-------------4--|
|-------------||------------------||----------------||----------------|
|-------------||------------------||----------------||----------------|
|-------------||------------------||----------------||----------------|

h h w
|------------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|-12-------|
|--3--3----3---3-5-||--------3-4-5^||^5------4-5-7^||^7--------6-7-|-12-------|
|-------4----4-----||--------------||--------4-5-7^||^7--------6-7-|-12-------|
|------------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|----------|
|------------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|----------|
|------------------||--------------||--------------||--------------|----------|



[Repeat VERSE 2 and FADE]



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Notation:

w=whole note
h=half note
^=hold note/ties two notes
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INTRO: Downwards on all five quick strums.
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(STRUM pattern for rhythm guitar: &2&3&4& and 1&2&3&4&.)


Chords used in this song:


Chord Names: Frets: Fingerings:

G 320003 320004
D xx0232 xx0132
Em 022000 023000
C x32010 x32010
B7 x21202 x21304
G7 320001 320001
D7 xx0212 xx0213



STRUM Pattern for LEAD [electric] guitar on VERSE 2: Strum each chord starting
with the B7 once and let ring. The last two C chords played by the electric
guitar in the verse are described as "C2" down below.


LEAD guitar chords:

G 335433 113411
D xx0232 xx0132
Em x79987 x13421
C 81010988 134211
C2 x3555x x1333x
B7 797877 131211
G7 353463 131241
D7 x5777x x1333x




Submitted by: Michael Hatch
Email: watching_wheels@hotmail.com
Date: 7/01/01

OptimusPrime

Submitted by OptimusPrime at Sun 01 Dec, 2002 8:46 am

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Language: English

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