New Chart: “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” by The Beatles

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I've just posted a chart for the Beatles tune "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away".

Many Beatles songs are deceptively difficult. They may sound simple, but then halfway through the tune, BAM! Key change to C#! Or WHAM! Weird diminished chord invented by Thelonious Monk. Beatles fans who just know cowboy chords have a rougher row to hoe than, say, Bob Dylan fans (though he has some challenging tunes too).


Thankfully, there are a few popular Beatles tunes that everyone can enjoy, and "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" is one. "But Rob," you might say, "It's got an F chord in it. I've been going to my F chord support group every Tuesday for five months and it hasn't helped."

Well, you can kiss your support group goodbye. The Fmaj7/A, while not perfect, is a perfectly serviceable substitution for the F chord. Sure, it sounds a little jazzy/dissonant. I wouldn't recommend changing all your songs to the key of F just to use it. But especially if the song just lights briefly on the F before gliding on to other, friendlier chords, the Fmaj7/A will hardly be noticed as anything unusual.

Enjoy the song!

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  1. Love this song and its fairly simple for me being a fairly new player one of the first that I could play and sing along with. Thanks for sharing.

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