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/ The Beatles / White Album (1968) / Revolution 1 guitar tab

Revolution
(Lennon/McCartney)

From: hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com (Marc Hertzberg (History: Love it or leave it!))

Intro :
         
-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----
-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------

-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------------12-----
-|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----/10------10--12b(14)---------
-|-----------------------------------11----------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------



Verse/Chorus Form:

     B                                    E
You say you want a revolution   well you know

                            B
We all want to change the world

     B                                     E
You tell me that it's evolution  well you know

                           F#
We all want to change the world

C#m                        F#
But when you talk about destruction

C#m                           A   B  G#   F#
Don't you know that you can count me out (in?)

                          B       E
Don't you know it's gonna be   Alright

                          B       E
Don't you know it's gonna be   Alright

                          B       E     F#7
Don't you know it's gonna be   Alright


Guitar Details During Verses:
Guitar 1 plays a standard rock & roll shuffle:

       B              
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9----9---9h11--9--9-----9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--
-|-----7----7---7-----7--7-----7-----7--7--7-----7--7--7-----7--7--
   You say you want   a  rev   o     lu    ti  on      well     you

       E                          
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9----9---9h11--9--9-----9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--9h11--9--9--
-|-----7----7---7-----7--7-----7-----7--7--7-----7--7--7-----7--7--
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------
      know                                 we  all want to change the...

.. and so on, while Guitar 2 plays something along these lines:
       B              
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------4----4------4----4---4----4---4----4------
-|-------------4----4------4----4---4----4---4----4------
-|-------------4h6--4------4h6--4---4h6--4---4h6--4------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
   You say you want a rev o lu     tion      well you

       E              
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-----9-----9---9-----9---9-----9-------9-----9---------
-|-----9-----9---9-----9---9-----9-------9-----9---------
-|-----9h11--9---9h11--9---9h11--9-------9h11--9---------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------------------------------------------------
   know                  we all want to change the...


Guitar 2 plays this figure during the "chorus":

                 B             E
-|-------------------------------------------------------11--------------
-|-------------------4----4---------------------------9--12--12-----12---
-|-------------------4----4------------------9--9h11---------11h13--11---
-|-------------------4h6--4---------9--9h11------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  ... it's gonna be         alright

.. repeated a few times, and then the following turnaround:

    F#7
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------------------------------------
-|-------------2----------4----------2-----------------------
-|--------2h4--------2h4--------2h4-------------2------------
-|--2--2----------2----------2----------2--2h4---------------


Now, over the A B G# chords in the last verse, the lead guitar
plays a screaming figure based on this:

-|-----------14----
-|--14b(16)--------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------

And over the B & E chords the final time around, the lead guitar
is rapidly picking in rhythm with the words:

-|--9--------------
-|--12b(14)--------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------
-|-----------------

.. up until the climactic end.

-|-------------10--9---
-|--b(10)9--7--10--9---
-|-------------11--10--
-|-------------12--11--
-|-------------12--11--
-|-------------10--9---


	Beatles Tab by Marc Hertzberg
	Digital Equipment Corporation
	hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
--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



From: infidel+@operations.cis.pitt.edu
[me again!]

well, no-one seems to have done this, so I'll give it a shot... it's pretty
hard to describe exactly what's going on with the rhythm here... and it's also
hard to play along with (if I remember correctly, the distorted (single) 
version is tuned to somewhere between 2 and 3 half-steps up (yeah, it's just
"randomly somewhere in between" - try it!), and I think the acoustic 
version on the White Album is maybe 1 or 2 half-steps up... at any rate,
I'll tab it in A because it's easiest (only possible ?) to play that way.

(also, I really never figured out the lead part... if someone would
care to chip in [or maybe I'll get around to it someday])

Intro is something like

 (keep sliding up to this A chord for awhile)
E------ ....  ------
B--\9-- ....  --12^-
G--\10= ....  ------

my best approximation of how the rhythm goes is something like this... you'll
have to play around hitting those notes on the 4th fret and then letting the
whole chord ring out:
 A                       (ring)        D            A     (ring)
-----------     -------------------------------     -------------------
-----------     ---------2-----------2-3-3-3---     ---------2-------2-
----------- ... ---------2-----------2-2-2-2h4- ... ---------2-------2- ...
-2-2-2h4-2-     -2-2-2h4-2-----2-2h4---0-0-0---     -2-2-2h4-2-2-2h4---
-0-0-0---0-     -0-0-0---------0-0-------------     -0-0-0-----0-0-----
-----------     -------------------------------     -------------------

anyways, it eventually makes it to E with the same kind of pattern... most 
of the funny business is stuff with the A where you do the 2(hammer)4 on
other strings [a few right in a row], and a 0h4 on the open string, usually
ending with a strum of the A chord...  so...
    A                                   D
You say you want a Revolution, well you know
                          A
We all want to change the world
                                          D
You tell me that it's evolution, well you know
                          E(7?)
We all want to change the world

Bm                           E
  but when you talk about destruction
Bm                            G     A  F#   E
  don't you know that you can count me out


(much more funny business with the notes on the 4th fret in this part:)
                            A     D         A...
  don't you know it's gonna be... alright...

and...

D---------0---------2-
A-----0h2-----2-2h4---  (x2)...
E-0-0-----------------

You say you got a real solution, well you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution, well you know
We're all doing what we can...

But if you want money for minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be...

You say you'll change the constitution, well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution, well you know
You better free your mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow...
Don't you know it's gonna be...


anyone else is free to help out with this one!
todd (infidel+@pitt.edu)
-- 
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infidel+@pitt.edu       (412) 661-8617     happy, happy, joy, joy.
infidel@pittunix (BIT)  work: 648-1247     happy, happy, joy, joy."
.if your mail bounces, send it to infidel@unix.cis.pitt.edu.  thanks!


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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02Dear Prudence tabbass tab
03Glass Onion tabbass tab
04OB-La-Di, OB-La-Da tabbass tab
05Wild Honey Pie tabbass tab
06The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill tabbass tab
07While My Guitar Gently Weeps tabbass tab
08Happiness Is A Warm Gun tabbass tab
09Martha My Dear tabbass tab
10I'm So Tired tabbass tab
11Blackbird tabbass tab
12Piggies tabbass tab
13Rocky Raccoon tabbass tab
14Don't Pass Me By tabbass tab
15Why Don't We Do It In The Road? tabbass tab
16I Will tabbass tab
17Julia tabbass tab
18Birthday tabbass tab
19Yer Blues tabbass tab
20Mother Nature's Son tabbass tab
21Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey tabbass tab
22Sexy Sadie tabbass tab
23Helter Skelter tabbass tab
24Long, Long, Long tabbass tab
25Revolution 1 tabbass tab
26Honey Pie tabbass tab
27Savoy Truffle tabbass tab
28Cry Baby Cry tabbass tab
30Good Night tabbass tab

 

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