Across the universe

Beatles


Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 22:06:50 -0600
This is Across the universe as I believe John originally played it. The song was sped up for inclusion on the World Wildlife Fund album (as heard on Past Masters volume II), and then slowed down again for the Let It Be album. When Phil Spector (producer of Let It Be) slowed the song down, he actually brought the song down a half step; from D to roughly C#. You can play along with the album by playing in C#, tuning your guitar down a half step and playing in D, or using a capo on the first fret and playing in C. Marc Hertzberg's transcription can show you how to play it in C. Here it is in original form...
Across The Universe by the Beatles
Intro : |--2-----/10-----9--7--5----------------------------------------------------- |------------------------7---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------2----------- |--2-----/11-----9--7--6-----2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4-- |-----0-------0--------------4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-- |----------------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-----0-----0-----0----- |----------------------------2-----2-----2-----2-----------------------------
D Bm F#m Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup Em7 A A7 They slither while they pass they slip away across the Universe. D Bm F#m Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind Em7 Gm Possessing and caressing me.
D A7sus4 Jai Guru Deva Om A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D Nothing's gonna change my world A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D Nothing's gonna change my world
D Bm F#m Em7 Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes A A7 They call me on and on across the Universe. D Bm F#m Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox Em7 A A7 They tumble blindly as they make their way across the Universe. D A7sus4 Jai Guru De Va Om A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D Nothing's gonna change my world A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D Nothing's gonna change my world
D Bm F#m Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears Em7 Gm Inciting and inviting me. D Bm F#m Em7 Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns A A7 And calls me on and on across the Universe.
D A7sus4 Jai Guru Deva Om A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D Nothing's gonna change my world A7 Nothing's gonna change my world G D
Nothing's gonna change my world
D Jai Guru Deva. (Repeat)
transcribed by Chris Sears cts@mail.utexas.edu
Don't hold me to these words... they're only there to put some chords to! For the authentic sound, capo at the first fret.
Marc
P.S. In case you're interested, I play the '8' note on the first string with me thumb.
Across The Universe (Lennon/McCartney)
Intro : -|--0-----/8-----7--5--3----------------------------------------------------- -|------------------------5--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-- -|-----0--/9-----7--5--4-----0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2-- -|---------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-- -|--3------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-- -|------------8--------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--
Verse 1: C Am Em Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
Dm G They slither as they fall they make their way across the universe
C Am Em Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting through my open mind
Dm Fm Inciting and inviting me
Chorus: C G Jai Guru Da La Om
Nothing's gonna change my world
F C Nothing's gonna change my world
G Nothing's gonna change my world
F C Nothing's gonna change my world
Beatles Tab by Marc Hertzberg Digital Equipment Corporation hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com
------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tab Special Notations: ----0---- play the open string ('fret zero') ----5---- play fret five ----5~--- play fret five with vibrato ---5/7--- play fret five, slide up to fret seven ---7\5--- play fret seven, slide down to fret five --8b(9)-- play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach the pitch of fret nine --b(9)8-- play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine, unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight ----h7--- hammer-on to fret seven ----p5--- pull-off to fret five ---/7---- slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is undefined, judge by ear) ---15\--- play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is undefined, judge by ear) ---0h3--- play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret three ---7p5--- play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five














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