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Revolution

The Beatles

 

Play with a blues shuffle.

 

End of Verse Riff:

   G A   F#

   D D   D

   1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro Lick

 

       A (2 ½)

You say you want a revolution, well, you

    D (2)                                                   A (2)

know   We all want to change the world

       A (2 ½)

You tell me that it's evolution, well, you

    D (2)                                                  E (2)

know   we all want to change the world

 

Bm                                            E

      But when you talk about destruction                          

Bm                                             End of Verse Riff                                            

      Don't you know that you can count me out

 

Chorus:

E                                           A    D

  Don't you know it's gonna be all right

                                             A    D

  Don't you know it's gonna be all right

                                             A    D

  Don't you know it's gonna be all right

 

/ E - - - / - - - - /

 

       A (2 ½)

You say you got a real solution, well, you

    D (2)                                             A (2)

know, we'd all love to see the plan

       A (2 ½)

You ask me for a contribution, well, you

    D (2)                                       E (2)

know, we're doing what we can

 

Bm                                                           E

     But if you want money for people with minds that hate

Bm                                        End of Verse Riff

    All I can tell is brother you have to wait

 

Chorus

 

Solo:

/ A - - - / - - - - / - - / D - - - / - - - - /

/ E - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

       A (2 ½)

You say you'll change the constitution, well, you

   D (2)                                                      A (2)

know, we all want to change your head

       A (2 ½)

You tell me it's the institution, well, you

    D (2)                                                         E (2)

know, you'd better free your mind instead

 

Bm                                                   E

     But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao

Bm                                                    End of Verse Riff

You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow

 

Chorus

 

Outro:

/ A - - - / D - - - / x3

/ E - - - / - A# A (hold) /


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.