Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever tab ver. 3

From: Howard Wright (Hman) 
Subject: b/beatles/strawberry_fields_forever.tab
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 14:29:06 +0100 (BST)


                     Strawberry Fields Forever   -    The Beatles
                 -----------------------------------------------------




                                 From the album 'Magical Mystery Tour'

                                 Tabbed by Howard Wright



There are two other versions of this in the archives, but none are in the 
right key. I thought a great song such as this deserved a proper tab in the 
archives.


Because the recording of this song involved a lot of playing around with 
tape speeds, you need to tune down your guitar by a whole step.

So instead of tuning your bottom string to E, tune to D, then tune the other 
strings to this by playing at the 5th/4th fret (you know the routine ...)

You should end up tuned to DGCFAD.

This means that the song is based on the C chord for the guitar, but it
ends up being in the key of Bb.



I've tried to give a guitar part that does justice to all the things that are 
going on in the song. For the first bit it's fairly straight forward since the 
song has a guitar playing here - but later on I've tried to tab out a guitar 
version of what the cellos and trumpets are doing.

Of course you can't play all of the song on just one guitar - but you can do 
a pretty good job. I've written the chords above each line of tab if you just 
want to strum along, and the words are underneath the line of tab.  



Intro :
---------

This is played on the mellotron, but you can do it fairly easily on guitar.


    G    Gmaj7  G7           Am        G       F     C

D-----------------------------------------------------------A---3--3--3--3--3--3--1--0--------1--------0------------------F---4--4--4--4--4--4--2--1------2--------0------2----0--------C---5-----4-----3--3----------2--------0--------3----2--------G--------------------------------------------------3----------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Chorus : ---------- C Gm7
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------A----------------------------------------3------------------------3--3--F---0------------------------------------3-------------------3--3--------C---2------------------------------------3----------------3-------------G---3------------------------------------5------------3h5----------------D----------------------------------------3---------------------------
Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields A7
D----------------0----------0--0--------------------------------A------2--2----2------------------2--2---------------------F---0--------0-----------0--------------------------------C--------------------0h2---------------------------------------G--------------------0---------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Nothing is real F A7
D-------1---------------------0-------------------------------A----1--1-----------------------2----2---------------------------F----2--------------------0-------0---------------------------C----3---------------0h2----------------------------------------G----3---------------0----------------------------------------D----1-------------------------------------------------------
And nothing to get hung about F C
D------------------------------------------------------------A---1-----------1------1---------------------------------------F---2-----------2------0---------------------------------------C---3-----------3------2---------------------------------------G---3-----------3------3---------------------------------------D---1-----------1---------------------------------------------
Strawberry fields forever Verse 1: --------- G Gmaj7 G7
D-----------------------------------------------------------A---3--3------3--3-----3--3---1---0---------------------------------F---4--4------4--4-----4--4---2---1---------------------------------C---5---------4--------3------------------------------------------G-----------------------------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Living is easy with eyes closed Am Am/G F
D-------0---------0---------------1------1---------------------------A-------1---------1---------------1---1------1------------------------F-------2---------2-------------2------------2----------------------C-----2---------2---------------3---------------------------------G---0------0--------------------3--------------------------------D-------------3-------------0h1--------------------------------
Misunderstanding all you see F G C G/B Am Am/G
D---------1----------3----------------------------------0--------A---------1----------3----------------------------------1-----------F---------2-------4----------------0---------0----------2----------C------3----------5----------------2---------0----------2----------G------3-------------------------3---------2---------0-----------D--0h1--------1/3-------------------------------------------3------
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out F G F C
D--------1-----------3---------------1--------------------------A------1-------------3---3-----------1--1--0h1-----------------------F------2-------------4---4-----------2--2--0------------------------C------3-----------------5--------------3---------------------------G--------------------------------------------------------------D--0h1----------1/3-------------0h1----------------------------------
It doesn't matter much to me Chorus : --------- C Gm (no chord )
D--------------------------------------3-------------------------A--------------------------------------3-------------------------F--------------------------------------3-------------------------C--2-----------------------------------5------0------------------G--3-----------------------------------5---1-----1-----1------1--D--------------------------------------3------------3------1-----
Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields (no chord)
D-----------------------------------------------------------A-----------------------------------------------------------F-----------------------------------------------------------C-----------------------------------------------------------G---7--------------7------------------------------------------D---0--------------0------------------------------------------
Nothing is real F G A7
D-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------A-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------F-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------C-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------G-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------D-----1----------3--------------------------------------------
And nothing to get hung about F C
D-----------------------------------------------------------A---1---------1-------1----------------------------------------F---2---------2-------0----------------------------------------C---3---------3-------2----------------------------------------G---3---------3-------3----------------------------------------D---1---------1-----------------------------------------------
Strawberry fields forever Linking phrase : ----------------- This is the little downwards scale played on a harp-like instrument. Leave all strings to sustain as much as possible.
D----1p0---------------------------------------------------------A---------1----------------------------------------------------F-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------C---------------3p2----------------------------------------------G--------------------3-----------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Verse 2: --------- G Gmaj7 G7
D-----------------------------------------------------------A---3--------3---------3-----1---0---------------------------------F---4--------4---------4-----2---1---------------------------------C---5--------4---------3-----3---3---------------------------------G-----------------------------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Noone I think is in my tree Am Am7 F
D------------------------------------------------------------A---1-----------1--------------1---------------------------------F---2-----------0--------------2---------------------------------C---2-----------2--------------3---------------------------------G-------------------------------------0----------------------D-----------------------------------------3------------------
I mean it must be high or low F G C Am Am/G
D-------------------------------------------------------------------A---1--------------3------------------1----------------1----------F---2--------------4------------------0----------------2----------C---3--------------5------------------2----------------2----------G---3--------------5------------------3----------------0-----------D---1--------------3---------------------------------------3------
That is you can't you know tune in but it's alright F G F C
D------------------------------------------------------0------0----------------A---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1-------1-------1------1----------------F---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4------2-------2-------0------0------------------C---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3-------3-------2---2-----2--------------G---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3---0---3---0---3----------------------D---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1--------------------------------
That is I think it's not too bad Chorus : --------- C Gm
D---------------------------------------------6-6-------------A---------------------------------------------3-3-------------F---------------------------------------3-----3-3-------------C--2------------------------------------5----------------------G--3------------------------------------5---------------------D---------------------------------------3--------------------
Let me take you down cos I'm going to Gm/E
D-------------------------------6-6-----------3--3--3--3--3---A-------------------------------8-8--------------------------F--------------3------------------------------0--0--0--0--0---C--------------5-----------------------------------------------G--------------5-------1-----------------------------------------D--------------3-------1-----0-------------0------------------
Strawberry fields Nothing is real F G A
D--------1---------3--------5---------------------------------A--------1---------3--------5----------------------------------F--------2---------4--------6----------------------------------C--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------G--------3---------5--------7----------------------------------D--------1---------3--------5----------------------------------
And nothing to get hung about F C
D-----------------------------------------------------------A--1-----------1-------1---------------------------------------F--2-----------2-------0---------------------------------------C--3-----------3-------2---------------------------------------G--3-----------3-------3---------------------------------------D--1-----------1----------------------------------------------
Strawberry fields forever Linking phrase : -----------------
D----1p0---------------------------------------------------------A---------1----------------------------------------------------F-----------3p0--------------------------------------------------C---------------3p2----------------------------------------------G--------------------3-----------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Verse 3: --------- G Gmaj7 G7
D-----------------------------------------------------------A---3--3----3---3-----3---3--------1--0---------------------------F---4--4----4---4-----4---4--------2--1-----------------------------C---5--5----4---4-----3---3--------3--3-----------------------------G-----------------------------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------
Always, no, sometimes think it's me Am Am7 F
D-----------------------------------------------------------A---1--------1--------1-------1-------1----------------------F---2--------2--------0-------0-------2----------------------C---2--------2--------2-------2-------3----------------------G-----------------------------------------------0------------D----------------------------------------------------3-------
But you know I know when it's a dream F G C Am Am/G
D-----------------------------------------------------------A-----------------------------------------------------------F-----------------------------------------------------------C-----------------------------------------------------------G----------0-------0---2---3---------------0-----------------D--1---3-------3----------------3----0----------3----------
I think a no I mean a yes but it's all wrong F G7 F C
D-----------------------------------------------------------A--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3------------------------------------------F--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4-------------------0-----------------------C--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3---3-------------2----3p2p0---------------------G--3--3--3--3---5--5--5--5---3--0--3--0--3--------------3--------------D--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3---1------------------------------------------
That is I think I disagree Chorus : --------- C Gm Gm7
D--------------------------------------3-------------------------------A--1-----------------------------------3------------------3------3-----F--0-----------------------------------3----------------3------3------3C--2-----------------------------------5--------------5------3------3--G--3-----------------------------------5-------------------------------D--------------------------------------3-------------------------------
Let me take you down cos' I'm going to Strawberry fields A7/E
D---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------A---2--------------2--2--2--2--2----------------------------------F---0--------------0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------C---2--------------------------------------------------------G---0------------------------------------------------------D---0--------------------------------------------------------
Nothing is real F G A7
D-----1----------3-----0---------------------------------------A-----1----------3-----2---------------------------------------F-----2----------4-----0---------------------------------------C-----3----------5-----2---------------------------------------G-----3----------5-----0---------------------------------------D-----1----------3--------------------------------------------
And nothing to get hung about F C Am7 F C
D---------------------------------------------------------------A---1---------1-------1--------1-------1---------1-------1--------F---2---------2-------0--------0-------2---------2-------0--------C---3---------3-------2--------2-------3---------3-------2--------G---3---------3-------3--------0-------3---------3-------3-------D---1---------1------------------------1---------1--------------
Strawberry fields forever Strawberry fields forever F G F
D---1-----------3------1-----------5r3---1--0h1p0h1p0--------A---1-----------3------1--------------------------------3-3--F---2-----------4------2-------------------------------------C---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------G---3-----------5------3-------------------------------------D---1-----------3------1-------------------------------------
Strawberry fields forever Fade out over a chord of C ---------------------------- (cellos) (elec. gtr)
D-----------------------------------------1--0h1p0h1p0h1p0h1p0---A-------------------------------------------------------------F-----------5------2----------------------------------------------C--------------3-5---3----2-3-5------------------------------------G--3/1---3--------------5-------3-------3--------------------------D----------------------------------------------------------------
(harp-thing)
D-------------------------------12--------------13--12--12---------15--13--A-----------13--11-----11-----------13--11------------------11------------F---10--12-----------------12---------------12------------------12---C---------------------------------------------------------------------G-----------------------------------------------------------------------D----------------------------------------------------------------------
etc etc fade back in, a few weird noises etc etc ......
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