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If I Needed Someone  Beatles

  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-----------------|------------------ X2 (band enters 2nd time)
D-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-----------------|------------------
E-----------------|------------------

  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

If I needed someone to love, you're the one that I'd be thinking of
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)       [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

If I had some more time to spend, then I guess I'd be with you, my friend
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)       [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
  [Em]w                [F#7]w              w                 [Bm]w
E-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|-0-------------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
D-2--------------|-1------------|-1---------------|-2-------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-2-------------
E----------------|--------------|-----------------|-0-------------

Had you come some other day then it might not have been like this
  [Em]w                [F#7]w              [Bm]w                 [E]e e e e e e e e
E-0--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|-----------0-----
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|---2---3---------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|---------------2-
D-2--------------|-1------------|-2---------------|-----------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0---0---0---0---
E----------------|--------------|-0---------------|-----------------

But you see now I'm too much in love
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

Carve your number on my wall and maybe you will get a call from me
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)       [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
(guitar solo)
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e q.   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e q.
E---5---3---2---0-|---2---3---2--|---5---3---2---0-|---2---3---2-
B-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
G-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0----|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---
A-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------

Aaah...
     [G/A] w             q. q. q   [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-----0-----------|-0-----3-|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-----3-----------|-3--1----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-----0-----------|-0-------|-----------------|------------------
D-----2-----------|---------|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-----------------|---------|-----------------|------------------
E-----------------|---------|-----------------|------------------

Aaah...
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

If I needed someone to love, you're the one that I'd be thinking of
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)       [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-

A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

If I had some more time to spend, then I guess I'd be with you, my friend
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)      [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
  [Em]w                [F#7]w              w                 [Bm]w
E-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|-0-------------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
D-2--------------|-1------------|-1---------------|-2-------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-2-------------
E----------------|--------------|-----------------|-0-------------

Had you come some other day then it might not have been like this
  [Em]w                [F#7]w              [Bm]w                 [E]e e e e e e e e
E-0--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|-----------0-----
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|---2---3---------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|---------------2-
D-2--------------|-1------------|-2---------------|-----------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0---0---0---0---
E----------------|--------------|-0---------------|-----------------

But you see now I'm too much in love
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e[G/A] e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------

Carve your number on my wall and maybe you will get a call from me
[G/A] (w)   [G/A] (w)       [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------

If I needed someone
  [A7]e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e   [A]w
E-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----|------||
B---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-|-3----||
G-----------------|------------------|-2----||
D-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---|-0----||
A-----------------|------------------|------||
E-----------------|------------------|------||

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John Lennon's chords: (all played 1st position - WITHOUT A CAPO)
  [A7]        [G/A]         [Em]        [F#7]         [Bm]       [E]       [A]                           
E-0--------3--------0-------0-------2------0------0------
B-2--------0--------0-------2-------3------0------2------
G-0--------0--------0-------3-------4------1------2------
D-2--------0--------2-------4-------4------2------2------
A-0--------0--------2----------------------2------0------
E-------------------0----------------------0-------------

Rhythmically, this should be okay. I transcribed this mostly on my own (I got
chord changes and forms and lyrics from a book, but all of the embellishments
such as capo placement and music beyond standard chording was my own doing), so
there are going to be some things that aren't quite right. For instance,
obviously, if both guitars stand still during the G/A chord, things are going
to be pretty boring, so there is a rhythm pattern beyond what I have, I just
haven't pegged it down precisely. Slight arpeggiations seem to work fine here.
I recently listened to this album again and was blown away by this song. A
true masterpiece, especially the solo. I wish that I could transcribe the
incredible vocal harmonies; alas, there's no way. Still, this should be
plenty. Happy playing!
[--]Marc Hirsh (marc@owlnet.rice.edu)
\ /
^ --""Why pay to be bored? Baby, this is free!" (Too Much Joy)
V

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