Strawberry fields forever

Beatles


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------3 C--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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