you cant do that

Beatles



Date: Tue, 22 Jun 93 12:15:17 EDT

Subject: YouCantDoThat, Beatles

                             You Can't Do That
Lennon/McCartney

        D
I got something to say that might cause you pain,


If I catch you talking to that boy again,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

               D
Well it's the second time I caught you talking to him,


Do I have to tell you one more time I think it's a sin.

              G                           D
I think I'll let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

            F#7    Bm         Em              F#m       D
Everybody's gree--een, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,

              F#7   Bm       Em                       F#m
But if they'd see--een, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face.

      D
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,


I can't help my feelings I go out of my mind,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.


(Instrumental same as verse)
    D         G       D       A7     G     D


            F#7    Bm         Em              F#m       D
Everybody's gree--een, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,

              F#7   Bm       Em                       F#m
But if they'd see--een, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face.

      D
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,


I can't help my feelings I go out of my mind,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.



You Cant Do That   Beatles 

     
ALTERNATE G TO G7                     TIME=127  
G    G7
I got something that might cause you pain,
G    G7
If I catch you talking to that boy again
  C11                          G  G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11             G    G7  D9
Because I told you before,  oh you can't do that
G    G7
Well it's the second time I caught you talking to him,
G    G7
Do I have to tell you one more time it's a sin
         C11                             G  G7
I think I'll let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11             G    G7
Because I told you before, oh, you can't do that
            B7    Em         Am              Bm       G  G7
Everybody's gree--en, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
              B7    Em      Am                       D           D9
But if they'd see---en, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face
      G   G7
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
G    G7
I cant help my feelings I go outta my mind
         C11                         G   G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11           G     G7   D9
Because I told you before, oh you cant do that
G   G7 ....
INSTRUMENTAL (SAME AS VERSE)
G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
          D9                C11             G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
          D9                C11             G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
            B7    Em         Am              Bm       G  G7
Everybody's gree--en, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
              B7    Em      Am                       D           D9
But if they'd see---en, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face
      G    G7
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
G   G7
I cant help my feelings I go outta my mind
          C11                         G   G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                 C11          G     G7    D9
Because I told you before, oh you cant do that
G   G7
END ON G


   C11(add5) D9    B7    Em
e --3---------5-----7-----7-
B --3---------5-----7-----8-
G --3---------5-----8-----9-
D --5---------4-----7-----9-
A --3---------5-----9-----7-
E---3---------X-----7-----7-

Note:  Suggest you use barre chords on the chorus, beginning with the B7 on the 7th fret then change fingering to Em on same 7th fret, etc.

Barry Anthony
banthony@cdc.net

Acknowledgement:  This song was originally transcribed in 1993 by Jim Campobello (campo@calspan.com). I downloaded Jim's version and transposed into the key of G used on the Anthology album.  I also added some bluesy 11ths and 9ths which give the Beatles that bluesy rock sound.  The Beatles also played this in F# in the opening segment of the movie A Hard Day's Night.  A great song that I have just rediscovered.  Enjoy!








































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