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/ The Beatles / A Hard Day's Night (1964) / You Can't Do That guitar tab

You Can't Do That
Lennon/McCartney
From: campo@calspan.com (Jim Campobello)

        D
I got something to say that might cause you pain,


If I catch you talking to that boy again,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

               D
Well it's the second time I caught you talking to him,


Do I have to tell you one more time I think it's a sin.

              G                           D
I think I'll let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

            F#7    Bm         Em              F#m       D
Everybody's gree--een, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,

              F#7   Bm       Em                       F#m
But if they'd see--een, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face.

      D
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,


I can't help my feelings I go out of my mind,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.


(Instrumental same as verse)
    D         G       D       A7     G     D


            F#7    Bm         Em              F#m       D
Everybody's gree--een, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,

              F#7   Bm       Em                       F#m
But if they'd see--een, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face.

      D
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,


I can't help my feelings I go out of my mind,

           G                           D
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.

           A7             G                D
Because I told you befo--ore you can't do that.



You Cant Do That   Beatles 

     
ALTERNATE G TO G7                     TIME=127  
G    G7
I got something that might cause you pain,
G    G7
If I catch you talking to that boy again
  C11                          G  G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11             G    G7  D9
Because I told you before,  oh you can't do that
G    G7
Well it's the second time I caught you talking to him,
G    G7
Do I have to tell you one more time it's a sin
         C11                             G  G7
I think I'll let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11             G    G7
Because I told you before, oh, you can't do that
            B7    Em         Am              Bm       G  G7
Everybody's gree--en, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
              B7    Em      Am                       D           D9
But if they'd see---en, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face
      G   G7
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
G    G7
I cant help my feelings I go outta my mind
         C11                         G   G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                C11           G     G7   D9
Because I told you before, oh you cant do that
G   G7 ....
INSTRUMENTAL (SAME AS VERSE)
G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
          D9                C11             G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
          D9                C11             G    G7
INSTRUMENTAL
            B7    Em         Am              Bm       G  G7
Everybody's gree--en, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
              B7    Em      Am                       D           D9
But if they'd see---en, you talking that way, they'd laugh in my face
      G    G7
So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
G   G7
I cant help my feelings I go outta my mind
          C11                         G   G7
I'm gonna let you down, and leave you flat
          D9                 C11          G     G7    D9
Because I told you before, oh you cant do that
G   G7
END ON G


   C11(add5) D9    B7    Em
e --3---------5-----7-----7-
B --3---------5-----7-----8-
G --3---------5-----8-----9-
D --5---------4-----7-----9-
A --3---------5-----9-----7-
E---3---------X-----7-----7-

Note:  Suggest you use barre chords on the chorus, beginning with the B7 on the 7th fret then change fingering to Em on same 7th fret, etc.

Barry Anthony
banthony@cdc.net

Acknowledgement:  This song was originally transcribed in 1993 by Jim Campobello (campo@calspan.com). I downloaded Jim's version and transposed into the key of G used on the Anthology album.  I also added some bluesy 11ths and 9ths which give the Beatles that bluesy rock sound.  The Beatles also played this in F# in the opening segment of the movie A Hard Day's Night.  A great song that I have just rediscovered.  Enjoy!



The Beatles albums
2000 One
1970 Hey Jude
1970 Let It Be
1969 Abbey Road
1969 Yellow Submarine
1968 White Album
1967 Magical Mystery Tour
1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1966 Revolver
1965 Rubber Soul
1965 Help!
1964 The Beatles' Second Album
1964 Meet the Beatles!
1964 Beatles For Sale
1964 A Hard Day's Night
1963 With the Beatles
1963 Please Please Me
A Hard Day's Night tabs
01A Hard Day's Night tabbass tab
02I Should Have Known Better tabbass tab
03If I Fell tabbass tab
04I'm Happy Just To Dance With You tabbass tab
05And I Love Her tabbass tab
06Tell Me Why tabbass tab
07Can't Buy Me Love tabbass tab
08Any Time At All tabbass tab
09I'll Cry Instead tabbass tab
10Things We Said Today tabbass tab
11When I Get Home tabbass tab
12You Can't Do That tabbass tab
13I'll Be Back tabbass tab

 

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