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John Lennon - Real Love tab

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                                  Artist's Name       -       John Lennon
                                     Song Title       -       Real Love
                                          Album       -       Acoustic
                        Approximate Song Length       -       4 min 4 sec
                                   Release Date       -       November 2, 2004

The Story Behind the Tab:

       John Lennon is the man. End of story.

Notes:

       Perhaps the most obvious thing that you will notice about the song is that it is 
in flat tuning.
If you're unfamiliar with it, simply tune your guitar down half of a step, from an E to 
Eb, an A to an Ab,
and so on. This flat tuning gives the song a somewhat haunting sound to it. This, 
with the fact that
it was recorded as a homemade demo on old equipment made it fairly difficult to notate. 
many demos, this
demo lacks symmetry. There are bridges, choruses, and verses thrown in all over the 
After all, Lennon
was experimenting. And if you know anything about Lennon, you know that he if fond of 
making up
lyrics as he goes along, and forgetting entire verses. One thing that he does is omit, 
change, if only
subtly, chords. If you'll notice, he only plays a G/F# in the first and last verse. Go 
Also, the G6
and A6 in the second chorus are substituted with an A* and G*. These are meant to 
simple barre
chords. Besides the issue of sound quality, it should be noted that there is a fade in 
the beginning and a
fade out at the end. This is one of my favorite songs of all time, I hope I do it 
Please, feel free
to contact me!

Transcribed By: Nathan Bartman
E-mail Address: NateBartman@yahoo.com
AIM Name: Nate Bartman




Intro	       D       Dmaj7


                D       Dmaj7


                D       C9       Asus4    A

Verse I         D                         Dmaj7

	       All your little boys and girls


	       Bm                     Faug

	       Living in this crazy world


	       G                     G/F#       Em7       A

	       All they really needed from you


                               D       C9       D

                Is maybe some love


                                          Dmaj7

	       All the little girls and boys


                Bm                         Faug

	       Playin' with their little toys


                G                     G/F#       Em7       A

	       All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

	       Is maybe some love

Bridge                             C9

                Why must they be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must they be alone

Chorus	       D        Bm       G6       A6

	       Yes it's real

[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/john-lennon/119127.html ]
                D         Bm   G6       A6

	       Well it's real life

Verse II	       D       Dmaj7

                (Whistled)


	       Bm       Faug

                (Whistled)


	       G       Em7       A

                (Whistled)


                D       C9       D

                (Whistled)

Bridge          D                    C9

                I don't expect you to understand


                D                        C9

                The kingdom of Heaven is in your hand


                D                 C9

                I don't expect you to wait from your dreams


                D                  C9

                Too late for crying now it seems

Verse III       D                            Dmaj7

                All your little plans and schemes


                Bm                       Faug

                Nothing but a bunch of dreams


                G                           Em7       A

                All you really needed to do


		             D       C9       D

                Is maybe some love


Bridge          D                C9

                Why must we be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must we be alone

Chorus	       D        Bm       G*       A*

	       It's real life


                D        Bm   G*       A*

	       Yes it's real life


Verse IV        D                         Dmaj7

	       All your little boys and girls


	       Bm                   Faug

	       Living in the crazy world


	       G                      G/F#       Em7       A

	       All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

	       Is maybe some love


                                          Dmaj7

	       All the little girls and boys


                Bm                         Faug

	       Playin' with their little toys


                G                      G/F#        Em7       A

	       All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

	       Is maybe some love

Bridge          D                  C9

                Why must they be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must they be alone



Outtro          D        Bm   G6       A6

	       Yes it's real life


                D         Bm   G6       A6

	       Well it's real life




"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it."

						    - Igor Stravinsky
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