Beatles - Im Only Sleeping tab

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    THE BEATLES - I'M ONLY SLEEPING (Lennon/McCartney) From     
                  REVOLVER album. Released on August, 5th 
                  1966.

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    Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






    Each one of the tracks from REVOLVER is a world of its own.
    I'M ONLY SLEEPING is not as simple as it looks and it took 
    four days to complete. It was speeded up and down several 
    times to achieve the sound Lennon was looking for his own 
    voice, but the most painstaking was the backwards guitar, 
    which took George six hours' hard work. The song is a real
    work of art and manages only too well to transmit Lennon's
    lazy feelings and his occasional loathing for reality. 
 


  

    Tune your guitar half a step down to get the same pitch 
    of John's guitar on the record. 
      
      



    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Everybody seems to think I'm lazy 
    I don't mind, I think they're crazy 
    Running everywhere at such a speed 
    Till they find, there's no need 

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    Lying there and staring at the ceiling 
    Waiting for a sleepy feeling 

    SOLO

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 




    12/8


Em e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- ----0--| B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------0-| G|-------------------------------|------------------------------0| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------2 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Am e|------- 0------ 0------ 0---0--|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0-------0----1-|--------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------0-------0-------0-----2|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2-------2------2--------2-------2----2--2----0-| A2--------2-------2-------2------|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0-------0------|-------------------------------| When I wake up early in morning, the
G C G B7 e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3------ --2-2-- 2----2-| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0-------0---------0-0---0----0-| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0-------0---------2-2---2----2-| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0-------0---------1-1---1----1-| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3----2-|2-------2---------2-2---2----2-| E|3-------3----3---------------3-|3-------3----------------------| Lift my head, I'm still yawning
00:09 Em Am e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|0-------0----0--0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| When I'm the of a dream in middle
G C G C e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------| Stay in bed, float stream up
G e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-| B|1-------1-------1-------1----0-| G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-| D|2-------2-------2-------2----0-| A|3-------3-------3-------3------| E|-------------------------------|
(Float stream) up
00:21 Am e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please wake me, no don't shake me leave don't (Ooooooooooooooooohhhh)
Bm Am e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1--P-0-| G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-| D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| me where I am I'm (Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) only
Cmaj7 e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeeping)
00:35
e|------- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------0-------0-------0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A2--------2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------| Everybody seems think lazy to I'm
e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----2- -----2- 2----2-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----2-------2--2----2-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----1-------1--1----1-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----------------------| I don't mind, I think crazy they're
00:44
e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0----0--0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------| Running everywhere at such a speed
e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3------| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1------| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0------| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----0-------2--2------| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----3-------3--3------| E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3----------------------| Till they find, there's need no
e|3----3- 3------ 3------ 3---3--| B|1----1--1-------1-------1----0-| G|0----0--0-------0-------0-----0| D|2----2--2-------2-------2------0 A|3----3--3-------3-------3------| E|-------------------------------|
(There's no need) 00:55
e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-| G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| D|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| A2--------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please spoil my day I'm miles away don't (Ooooooohhh)
e|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0----0- 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|1----1--1-------1----1--1----0-| G|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-| D|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0--0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| And after all I'm only (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh)
e|0------ ------- 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0---------------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0---------------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2---------------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeping)
(.
e|-----0- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -----1-| B|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------3-| G|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------2-| D|-----2--2----------------------|-----------------------------0-| A2-----2--2----------------------|-------------------------------| E|0----0--0----------------------|-------------------------------|
01:14 Dm E E7 e|1------ 1------ 1----1- 1----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----0-|0-------0-------3----3--3----3-| G|2-------2-------2----2--2----1-|1-------1-------1----1--1----1-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-| A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-| E|-------------------------------|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-| Keeping an eye on the world going by my win..
Am Am7 F F6 E e|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-| B|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|1--------------------3--x----0-| G|2-------2----2--0-------0----0-|2--------------------2--x----1-| D|2-------2----2--2-------2------|3--------------------x--x----2-| A|0-------0----0-----------------|3--------------------3-------2-| E|----------------3-------3------|1--------------------1-------0-| .....dow Taking my time
01:23 E7 e|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|------- 0------ 0----0- 0----3-| B|--------3-------3----3--3------|--------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|--------1-------1----1--1------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------0-------0----0--0------| E|--------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| Lying there staring at ceiling and the
e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-| B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-| D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-| A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3--------------------0-| waiting for a sleepy feeling.
01:33 BACKWARDS GUITAR SOLO
e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------|
e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-| B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-| A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-| E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------|
e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-| B|1-------1-------1-------1----1-| G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-| D|2-------2-------2-------2----2-| A|3-------3-------3-------3----3-| E|-------------------------------|
01:44
e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please spoil my day I'm miles away don't (Ooooooooooooooooooohhhh)
e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------| B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| And all I'm only after (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)
e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2 A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------| sleeping (Sleeping)
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e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------| G|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------| D|--------2----------------------|-------------------------------| A2--------2----------------------|-------------------------------| E|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
02:03
e|1------ 1----1- 1----1- -----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0----0-| B|3-------3----3--3----3-------0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-| G|2-------2----2--2----2-------1-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----1-| D|0-------0----0--0----0-------2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-| A|-------------------------------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-| E|-------------------------------|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-| Keeping an eye on the world going by my win..
e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-| B|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|1--------------------3--x----0-| G|2-------2-------0----0--0----x-|2--------------------2--x----1-| D|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|3--------------------x--x----2-| A|0-------0-------x----x--x------|3--------------------3-------2-| E|----------------3----3--3------|1--------------------1-------0-| .....dow Taking my time When
02:12
e|-----0- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----3-| B|-----3--3-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-| G|-----1--1-------1-------1----1-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| D|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-| A|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------| E|-----0--0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------| I wake up early in morning, the
e|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-| B|0----0--0----1-------1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-| G|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-| D|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-| A|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-| E|3----3--3----------------------|3----3--3--------------------0-| Lift my head, I'm still yawning
02:22
e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|-----0- 0----0- -----0- 0------| B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----1--1----1-------1--1------| G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----2--2----0-------2--2------| D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----2--2----2-------2--2------| A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----0--0----3-------0--0------| E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------| When I'm the of a dream in middle
e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 3------| B|--------0-------1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1--1----1--1------| G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0------| D|--------0-------2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----2--2----2--2------| A|--------2-------3----3--3------|2----2--2----3--3----3--3------| E|--------3----------------------|3----3--3----------------------| Stay in bed, float stream up
e|3------ 3------ 3----0- --0----| B|1-------1-------1----1----1----| G|0-------0-------0----2----2----| D|2-------2-------2----2----2----| A|3-------3-------3----0----0----| E|-------------------------------|
(Float stream) up 02:33
e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----| B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1----1----1-----1----1----1----| G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----| D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----| A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0----0-----0----0----0----| E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------| Please wake me, no don't shake me leave don't (Oooooooooooooooooohhhh)
e|2------ 2------ -----2- 2----0-|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-| B|3-------3------------3--3----1-|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-| G|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-| D|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-| A|2-------2------------2--2----0-|0-------0----0--0-------0----0-| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| me where I am I'm only (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)
e|-----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|0------ ------- ------- ----0--| B|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0----------------------------0-| G|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0-----------------------------0| D|-----2----2-----2----2----2----|2------------------------------2 A|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------| E|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------| sleeping BACKWARDS SOLO GUITAR ENDING ..
02:47 (.
e|------- 0------ ---0-0- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| G|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| D|--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------| A2--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------| E|0-------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------| ...........................Fade out ...........................
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------| B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| ...............................................................
B Bend R Release / Slide up \ Slide down H Hammer-on P Pull-off ~ Vibrato + Harmonic x Mute note . Play note like a dot in standard notation ^ Ties two notes together (. Pause
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