Beach Boys – In The Back Of My Mind tab


This wonderful song is written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love of the Beach Boys (closing
Today! album), the lead vocals being sung by Dennis Wilson. The song is rich with multiple
and the guitar is barely audible for most it so I have tried to work out the structure 
the bass along with the tones of other instruments and the vocals.

Anyway, the guitar is in standard tuning and should be fairly easy once you get the hang
the timing and have mastered barre chords (although the vocals are in a league of their
Some bits are a bit shaky but I think most of it is right. This is my first tab 
I advise playing along with the song a couple of times until you are familiar with it.

The song is played in 3/4 tempo (think 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3
                                                 like a waltz)


In The Back of My Mind -

(Verse I)

F                Gm            (Am)
I'm blessed with everything

A#m                Am      F (not too certain on this F chord)
A world to which a man can cling

Gm          Am           Dm
So happy at times when I break out in tears

Gm                       A#m           C
In the back of my mind I still have my fears.

                                   (Repeat structure for 2nd Verse)

(Verse II)

I live my life with her

Love her true she knows I'm sure

I make her happy just living so plain

Back of my mind I'm 'fraid it's gonna change.


Am         F                 Gm
I tried to run far away from thoughts

I should try to keep away

    F              Gm             F
But they just keep coming back to me

Am         F
I tried to rationalize

    Gm         D#
But some day I might realize

     F               Gm                   C
That things are just good the way they'll be.

(Verse III)

F              Gm            (Am)
I know it's so hard to find

A#m                    Am          F(?)
A girl who really understands your mind

Gm          Am      A#
What will I do if I lose her

        Dm(?)         G               C          F
It will always beeeeeeeeee way in the back of my mind


Well, there it is more or less. The last line was especially tricky to tab as this is
the song begins to break down. I hope this is of some help to you!



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