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With a Little Help From My Friends


Main Strum  
(w/swing feel):      
D   D U D   D U
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   D U D U D U
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Bridge Strum  
(w/swing feel):      
D   D U   U D U
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
Chord Guide
D:    xx0232
A:    x02220
Em:   022000
      3    4
G:    3x0003
        1 3
A7:   x02020
       32 1
C:    x32010
Bm:   x24432
       2 1
E7:   020100
Bb:   x1333x
F:    133211
D                      A           Em(2)

What you would think if I sang out of tune

                G                  A7              D(2)
Would you stand up and walk out on me

D                   A                Em(2)
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song

           G             A7            D(2)
And I’ll try not to sing out of key



             C                    G                  D(2)
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends

              C                      G                  D(2)
Oh, I get high with a little help from my friends

                C                    G                  D(2)
Oh, gonna try with a little help from my friends


A  (Hold for 8 beats)


D              A                Em(2)
What do I do when my love is away?

             G                A7    D(2)
(Does it worry you to be alone?)

D             A             Em(2)
How do I feel by the end of a day?

             G                          A7          D(2)
(Are you sad because you're on your own?)






           Bm(2)        E7(2)
Do you need anybody ?

   D              C        G(2)
I need somebody to love

            Bm(2)      E7(2)
Could it be anybody ?

    D              C       G(2)
I want somebody to love


D                   A           Em(2)
Would you believe in a love at first sight ?

             G                    A7                 D(2)
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time

D                   A                  Em(2)
What do you see when you turn out the light?

             G                  A7          D(2)
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine





               C(2)                                       G(2)
Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends
                                      Bb       F         D

With a little help from my friends.

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