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(@blind_lemon_pye)
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You Won't See Me - The Beatles

This is a Paul McCartney song.

The first times I played this song, quite slowly at first, I realized it was a much sadder song than I thought. The Beatles play it at a rather fast and energic tempo, which balances the sad tone of the words and chords.

As often with the Beatles, it's probably 2 different songs stitched together, for the grief of "Though the days are few, they're filled with tears" in the verse doesn't really fit with the rather cynical "I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing" in the bridge. But who cares, and altogether, it makes a great song!

There are a few unusual chords, but they are easy - generally 2 fingers are enough - and they sound great, so it's a little effort for a big reward.

Strumming pattern : D DU UD, slow and relaxed if you want to make it a melancholic song, faster and more tense if you want to play it like the Beatles. I played it along with the CD and it works fine, it just ads a rythm guitar which is not in the original track, you can almost believe you've become the 5th Beatle!

Al the chords are played during one bar, except the Dm6 and the B7 in the bridge that last for two bars....

Chords used in this song.

----A---B7---D---A7---Dm---D6---Dm6---E7sus4---E7
e---0---2----2----0-----1------2-----1-------0---------0--
b---2---0----3----2-----3------0-----0-------0--------(3)-
g---2---2----2----0-----2------2 ----2-------2---------1--
d---2---1----0----2-----0------0-----0-------0---------0--
a---0---2----X----0-----X------X-----X ------2---------2--
e---X---0----X----X-----X------X-----X ------0---------0--

Transcribed by Chris Sears
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Visit his site at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Lounge/7109/
It's a collection of his own transcriptions of Beatles songs directly from the albums. Great work!

------A------B7-------D----------A
When I call you up, your line's engaged.
------A ----B7------D------ A
I have had enough, so act your age!
----------A7-------D-------Dm--------------A
We have lost the time that was so hard to find,
-----------A-------B7--------D----A
And I will lose my mind if you won't see me. (You won't see me)
D-----A
You won't see me. (You won't see me)

---------A--------B7---------D-------A
I don't know why you should want to hide
-------A----------B7---------D---------A
But I can't get through, my hands are tied.
---------A7-------D------Dm-----------------A
I won't want to stay, I don't have much to say,
-----------A-----B7-------D---A
but I can turn away, and you won't see me. (You won't see me)
D----A
You won't see me. (You won't see me)

D6---------Dm6------------------------A
Time after time you refuse to even listen.
B7-------------------E7sus4-------------E7
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing.
(No I wouldn't no I wouldn't)

-------------A-------B7------------D-----------A
Though the days are few they're filled with tears,
----------A-------B7------D---------A
and since I lost you it feels like years.
----------A7-------D-----Dm--------------------A
Yes, it seems so long, girl since you've been gone,
A B7 D A
and I just can't go on if you won't see me. (You won't see me)
D-----A
You won't see me. (You won't see me)

D6---------Dm6------------------------A
Time after time you refuse to even listen.
B7-------------------E7sus4-------------E7
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing.
(No I wouldn't no I wouldn't)

-------------A-------B7------------D-----------A
Though the days are few they're filled with tears,
----------A-------B7------D---------A
and since I lost you it feels like years.
----------A7-------D-----Dm--------------------A
Yes, it seems so long, girl since you've been gone,
A B7 D A
and I just can't go on if you won't see me. (You won't see me)
D-----A
You won't see me. (You won't see me)

A----B7-------------D---A
Ooh ooh la la la ooh ooh la la la (repeat and fade)

If I'm not in the band
Don't mean I'm square
Mercury Rev - Car Wash Air


   
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(@wes-inman)
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Thanks Blind Lemon

Rubber Soul is my favorite Beatles album. I used to ride around and listen to this song in my car on an 8 track. Remember those? :D

Great song.

Wes

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


   
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(@blind_lemon_pye)
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Yes Wes, I remember 8 tracks, but they were less common in Europe than in the USA.

I remember I recorded this song from the radio with my first cassette recorder. It was a black box with a single red button for fast forward/play/rewind/stop. Only Philips made them at that time. Do you remember those?

Who is going to give us the next Rubber Soul song? (David Hodge already gave us Nowhere Man).

If I'm not in the band
Don't mean I'm square
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(@rodders)
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Nice one Blind Lemon, I hadn't noticed this one before! Its a really nice tune and one I think that gets overlooked . Rubber Soul has some lovely tracks on it and this one is on a par with "In My Life" You have posted a really nice song here and one I havent thought about or heard for quite some time.
thank you

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@blind_lemon_pye)
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Wow ! Rodders, that's great to be thanked for something I've done more than 1 year ago! And at the same time I'm feeling guilty and selfish because I didn't post any new song since then, although I learned dozens of songs in the meantime, and many from this same forum.
You're reminding me I should share more. That's what this forum is all about, after all!

If I'm not in the band
Don't mean I'm square
Mercury Rev - Car Wash Air


   
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(@rodders)
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After re-reading your post I found the link to the transcriptions, they are terrific.

Thanks again :wink:

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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(@dogsbody)
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Lovely little number Blind_Lemon_Pye,

Almost forgotten how good that song was. Rubber Soul was such a beautiful little album. Also listening to it you don't realise how simply constructed this song is.

I picked it up from your tab really easily. The only tricky part for me was the chorus but thats me being left-handed mirroring the tab in my head to my fingers. If you see what I mean. but i got there though.

Another beatles tab nailed on the ESD. Thanks mate!

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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