Song name
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Beatles - Tell Me Why tab

Tell Me Why
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
Lead Vocal: John Lennon
Guitar Transcription by: C.M. (Shmuck@mail.com)
VERSION:"A Hard Day's Night" STEREO Parlophone UK release...
United Artist US STEREO release......Capital US release "Something New" .........

(intro "TAG") (piano lead in mix)
Em  A7, Em  A7, Em  A7, Em A7...... 
                     

(CHORUS)
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     Em7  
Tell me why….… you cried…....and why you lied to me.....
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     (Em  A7)
Tell me why……. you cried…....and why you lied to me.....

(VERSE 1)
A7         D                      Bm           Em                        A7   
Well   I   gave you everything I  had, But you left me  sitting  on  my  own
A7         D                      Bm           Em7                       A7 
Did  you   have to treat me oh so bad, All  I  do is hang  my head  and  moan

(CHORUS)
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     Em7  
Tell me why….… you cried…....and why you lied to me.....
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     (Em  A7)
Tell me why……. you cried…....and why you lied to me.....

(VERSE 2)
A7         D                        Bm              Em                        A7
If there's something I have said or done,  Tell me  what    and  I'll   apolo-gize
A7         D                        Bm              Em7                       A7
If   you   don't  really can't go   on,   Holding   back  these tears in  my  eyes

(CHORUS)
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     Em7  
Tell me why….… you cried…....and why you lied to me.....
A7      D    Bm          Em7             A7      D     (D7 ,,,,)
Tell me why……. you cried…....and why you lied to me.....                                                           

(BRIDGE)
D7        G7                                     A7                
Well I’m  beg 'in  on my bended knees, If you'll only listen to my pleas
         Bm /F# root                 Em                         A7               D 
Is there anything I can do…..Cause I really can't stand it, I'm soo in love with you

(CHORUS)
        D   Bm           Em7            A7      D     Em7 
Tell me why….… you cried…...and why you lied to me.....

A7      D   Bm           Em7            A7     (Bm  Bb  A7sus4  A6   D)
Tell me why……. you cried…...and why you lied to me



CHORDS USED: TABLATURE FORMAT: 
Note: Lennon's use of Dominant 7th/ m7 substitutions in this (I-VI-IV-V)
                               
(INTRO "TAG"):      
    
Em 0     A7 5(1st finger bar chord)
   0        5
   0        6
   2        7               
   2        7               
   0        5         


(CHORUS) and (VERSE):

 D 2    Bm 2(1st finger bar chord)            Em7  0   A7 5 (1st finger bar chord)      
   3       3                                       3      5
   2       4                                       0      6
   0       4                                       2      5
   0       2                                       2      7
   x       x                                       0      5


 Em  0    A7 5 (1st finger bar chord) (END OF CHORUS)
     0       5
     0       6
     2       5
     2       7
     0       5


(BRIDGE): (accent up-stumming on G7, A7 and Bm)

D7 2    G7  3(1st finger bar)    A7 5(1st finger bar chord)   Bm 2(1st finger bar)
   1        6(pinky)                8(pinky)                     3    
   2        4                       6                            4      
   0        5                       7                            4
   0        5                       7                            2
   x        3                       5                            2(F# bass) 


(ENDING "Turn-Around" CHORDS)


   (2 stums)                   (2 strums)           (1 strum)      (1 strum)    
Bm 2(1st finger bar)   Bb 6(1st finger bar chord)   A7sus4  5      A6  2          
   3                      6                                 5          2              
   4                      7                                 7          2            
   4                      8                                 5          2             
   2                      8                                 7          0              
   2(F# bass)             6                                 5          x             




(1 strum)
D  2
   3
   2
   0
   0
   x



Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z