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Paperback Writer  Beatles







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From: (Mikko Laaninen)
I think it was on 'Rubber Soul'? Don't know for sure.
Well, here it is, with the first bit tabbed:
Paperback Writer
by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
It took almost 30 years to get this song on a computer :-)
(Original written in 1966, I wrote this on 01.01.1995)
Yip, it's the best two-chord song I've ever heard...
This is the intro bit:

And the complete lyrics & chords:
Paperback writer...
Dear [G7]Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job so I want to be a paperback [C]writer
Paperback [G7]writer
[G7]It's a dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback [C]writer
Paperback [G7]writer
[G7]It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it 'round and I want to be a paperback [C]writer
Paperback [G7]writer
   [G7]If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a milion for you overnight
If you must return it you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback [C]writer
Paperback [G7]writer
[G7]Paperback writer...
And I'll send this to Nevada, too :-)
[--]      _/_  _ _/   _/         Mikko T. Laaninen
_/_/__/_/ _/ e-mail:
_/ _/ _/ _/___ phone: +358-0-557266 (_Don't_use_this_please_)
_/ _/ _/___/ Any opinions expressed herein are probably mine.

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