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A Day in the Life  The Beatles

(ok... I'm still awake so...)
"A Day in the Life" by the Beatles. Yet another goodie banned by the BBC-
because of the phrase "had a _smoke_". ho hum... Also too bad good ol'
Michael Jackson sold it to Maxwell House... though it is a pretty cool ad
(I guess)
(intro) G Bm Em Em7 (add D on B string) Em C..C Cmaj7 C+9 Cmaj7 (play with B)
G Bm Em Em7 Em (you can add these notes on B string-
I read the news today oh boy I'll omit them from now on)
[C] About a [Em]lucky man who [Am]made the grade[Cmaj7] [Cadd9] [Cmaj7]
[G] And though the [Bm]news was rather [Em]sad
[C] Well I [F]just had to laugh[Em]
C F Em Cmaj7...
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car / He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared / They'd seen his face before
Em C....
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today oh boy / The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away / But I just had to look
Having read the book....
[C] I'd love to [Bm]turn.... [G]you.... [Am7]on....[Em]
(stays on Em for awhile then goes to E-major)
[E] Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my [A]head
[E] Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
[E] Found my coat and grabbed my hat, made the bus in seconds [A]flat
[E] Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
[C]Ahhh[G]....[D] [C] [E] [C] [G] [D] [C]
[E] [D] [C] [D] [G]  
I heard the news today oh boy / Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small / They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn... you... on...
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A Am Am7 Bm C Cadd9 Cmaj7 D E Em F G
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ramrbamr001 (report)

This version is OK, if you want the correct chord progression, email me ( and I'll send it to you the way my band did it (from the 1968 album) in a MS-WORD attachment.