The Beatles

The Beatles
Dear Prudence Ver 2 (Guitar tab)

Song Title: "Dear Prudence"
Artist: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album)
Year: 1968

Tabbed by: AJ Richards, building on the work done by Randy Robb

I was looking for tab for the lead part to "Dear Prudence," but I couldn't
find any. So I decided to make my own. It's my first tab try, so any feedback
would be appreciated. If you want to say it's bad, it's good, or if you just
want to talk Beatles, you can E-mail me at ajuts@hotmail.com. Please put
something in the subject line about guitar or Beatles or something like that
to catch my attention so it's not deleted with the rest of my junk mail.
Anyway...


Here is the rhythm guitar part played by John. This is tabbed by Randy Robb. While
a little hard to read and understand, it is rather accurate. I've provided
a little key for you so you know how to pick the notes. He advocates tuning
the low E down to a D; however, you don't really need the low string at
all in this song, so I've deleted it. If you want to see Robb's original work
(without my modifications), go to

http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabbrowse.php?path=/b/beatles/&search=beatles

and click on the "Dear Prudence" tab file. On to the song...


Pick the strings like this (starting from the beginning):

E |14---------12----------10-------
B |------12----------10---------10-
G |----14----------12---------11---
D |--0-----------0----------0------
A |0----------0-----------0-------- ... and so on

Intro and Fade Out------- Melody (repeats) Won't you come out....
E |--14-12-10-8--7--5--3--3-------2--2--2--2--2--------| |--0--3--2--

B |--12-10-10-8--8--7--5--5-------3--3--3--3--3--------| |--1--0--3--

G |--14-12-11-9--7--7--5--4-------2--2--2--2--2--------| |--0--0--2--

D |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------0--0--0--0--0--------| |--2--0--0--

A |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-------0--3--2--1--0--------| |--3--2--0--




Look around.......


E |--1--4--3-----|
B |--1--4--3-----|
G |--2--5--4-----|
D |--0--0--0-----|
A |--0--0--0-----|



After the bridge (Look around 'round 'round...), George gets into the fun with some
lead guitar. This is my own tabbing work here. The lead starts right after the
bridge with:


E |----------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------|
G |--11h12-11-------------11h12-11---------------|
D |---------------12-------------------12--------| Repeat 5 times (until after
A |-------------------------------------------12-| "let me see you smile
E |----------------------------------------------| again, Dear Prudence")


Then George does a little riff during "Won't you let me see you smile?"
This part lasts about three seconds, but its tab still eludes me. I've
done the best I can here, but it's still a little weak:


E |----------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------|
G |-11h12-11-----------9--9--12-14-14b15-12?-11?-|
D |--------------12------------------------------| I don't know about those
A |----------------------------------------------| last notes, but everything
E |----------------------------------------------| else should be accurate


Now the first verse repeats, but with the added power of Ringo's energetic
drumming and, of course, George's guitar. His part is as follows, starting at
the first "Dear Prudence":


E |---------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------15--17--15--10--------|
G |--11--11-12-14-16--7-------------------------------| Repeat 4 times
D |---------------------------------------------------| (until after
A |---------------------------------------------------| "greet the brand
E |---------------------------------------------------| new day")


Next comes perhaps the best segment of the song. The lyrics start
"The sun is up..." just as your last note of the last riff is ringing.
When John and Paul say "up," start this part (Man, this sounds good):


E |---------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------18------|
G |--11-12-14-18------11-14-16-18---------|
D |---------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------|


E |--------------17----14-14-15-17-22--------22-|
B |--15-15-17-19--------------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------|


Some final notes:
The timing may be kind of tricky on this last part; however if you
listen to George on the song, you can tell fairly easily where
the notes go.

If you have any questions or comments, please E-mail me at ajuts@hotmail.com
Be sure to put something in the subject line pertaining to Beatles, guitar,
or something like that, so I don't think it's junk mail and accidentally

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