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/ The Beatles / White Album (1968) / Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey guitar tab

Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
(Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:
-|--4--5--9-----4--5--9-----4--5--9-----4--5--9---------------------
-|--5--5--10----5--5--10----5--5--10----5--5--10--------------------
-|--4--4--9-----4--4--9-----4--4--9-----4--4--9---------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse:
 E
Come on, come on, come on, come on

Come on it's such a joy, come on, it's such a joy

Come on let's make it easy, come on let's make it easy 
         A             D
Make it easy, make it easy
      B7                                                 E  D  G  E  G  D
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey


While the verses are going on, the rhythm guitar repeats the intro 
parts over and over with slight rhythmic variations.  The 
lead guitar does dozens of variations along the following lines:
Listen closely and hear 1001 ways to play those few notes.

-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----5--------7--5-------------------------etc.-------------------
-|--7-----5--7-----------5--7--7b(9)--5--7---etc.-------------------
-|--------------------7----------------------etc.-------------------

All guitars should should, of course, do the boogie-woogie shuffle 
starting with the A chord:

             A
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9---------
-|-----------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------
   Take it easy

             D
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9--7--7--9--9---------
-|-----------5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
   Take it easy

         B7
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-------4--4--6--6--4--4--6--6--4--4--6--6--4--4--6--6-------------
-|-------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-------------
-|------------------------------------------------------------------
   Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my ...

.. and here's the fun part.  Cool the way the chords "turn around"
   in the second phrase:

     E          D                G      E           G               D
-|-------------10b(12)--b(12)10-------------------15b(17)--b(17)15-------
-|--/10-----8--------------------8~--b(17)15--12------------------------- 
-|-------9----------------------------------------------------------14~--
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ..Monkey

What a great tune to jam with.

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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--7\5/7--  play fret seven, slide down to fret five, slide back up
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five




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
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