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 shug
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A Beatles' classic. Some tabs show a G chord, rather than the G6. But the barre G6 [353453] sounds much better. It is worth the effort.
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Refrain:

Em Am Em Am
Can't buy me love, love,
Dm G6
Can't buy me lo - ove.

Verse 1:

C7
I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend,
C7
if it makes you feel alright.
F7
I'll get you anything my friend,
C7
if it makes you feel alright.
G(bar) F
Cause I don't care too much for money . . .
G F F7 C7
money can't buy me love.

Verse 2:

C7
I'll give you all I've got to give,
C7
if you say you love me too.
F7
I may not have a lot to give,
C7
but what I got I'll give to you.
G(bar) F
I don't care too much for money . . .
G F F7 C7
money can't buy me love.

Chorus:
Em Am C7
Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so.
Em Am Dm G6
Can't buy me love, no, no, no, no.

Verse 3:

C7
Say you don't need no diamond rings,
C7
and I'll be satisfied.
F7
Tell me that you want the kind of things,
C7
that money just can't buy.
G(bar) F
I don't care too much for money . . .
G F F7 C7
money can't buy me love.

Solo:

C7 C7 C7
e|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|
B|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|
G|--------8-----|-10b12~--10b12~---|-10b12---12r10--8------8-|
D|-----10-------|------------------|-------------------10----|
A|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|
E|--------------|------------------|-------------------------|

C7 C7 F7 F7
e|---------------------|------------------------|-1----|-1---|
B|---------------------|------------------------|-1----|-1---|
G|10b12---10b12---10b12r10--8-------------------|-2----|-2---|
D|---------------------|-------10--8------------|-1----|-1---|
A|---------------------|--------------10--8-----|-3----|-3---|
E|---------------------|---------------------11-|-1----|-1---|

C7 C7 G
e|---------------|----------------------|------------------|
B|---------------|----------------------|------------------|
G|-10b12---10b12-|-10b12---12r10--8-----|------------------|
D|---------------|-------------------10-|------------------|
A|---------------|----------------------|--8/10---8/10---10
E|---------------|----------------------|------------------|

F C7 C7
e|-------------------|------------------------|------------|
B|-------------------|------------------------|------------|
G|-------------------|------------------------|------------|
D|-------------------|----8-------------------|------------|
A|8---6--8---6------8/10------108---6--------|------------|
E|--------------8----|------------------8-----|8-----------|

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Verse 3

Ending:
C7 Em Am Em Am
Can't buy me love, love,
Dm G6 C7
Can't buy me lo - ve, ohhh.

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."


   
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(@dogsbody)
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Oh! how true this one is Doug (Not that I've ever had any money you understand!)

You're right it's another classic. Another for me to try over the Xmas break.

Cheers
Chris

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)


   
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 shug
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Note: After playing around with this awhile, I edited the last line of each verse, replacing the F chord with a G -F-F7 progression. (I suppose either would work, depending on how you sing it :D)

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."


   
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(@flickfan82x)
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Thanks. This song is one of my favorites.


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Great song, just one little tip - that fingering of G6 is a little awkward to get to, especially from a Dm - you can always play it 320000, or a barre form I've found to be pretty workable is 355430 - E-shaped barre chord but with an open E string, E being the 6th note in the scale of G.

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@dan-t)
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Hey, how did I miss this one?!

Thanks Shug! :D

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@countryangel28)
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I love Help. What a great movie!


   
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(@rahul)
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Nicely tabbed out there. Great song !


   
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