Imagine Uke tab by John Lennon

7 Chords used in the song: Cmaj7, F, Am, Dm, G, C, E7

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Year:  1971
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2.93
(Beginner)
Key: AmChords and Tablature
Main riff :
C5 C5 (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
A|--3-----3-----3-----2------0-----0-----0------------|
E|--0-----0-----0-----0------1-----1-----1------------|
C|-----0-----0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0---------|
G|---------------------------------------------2-3-4--|



Intro : Main riff x2


1st Verse :
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
Imagine there's no heaven
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
It's easy if you try
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
No hell below us
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
Above us only sky
F F - Am Am - Dm Dm - F F -
Imagine all the people
G G Gx
Living for today ah ah ahah




2nd verse:
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
Imagine there's no countries
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
It isn't hard to do
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
Nothing to kill or die for
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
And no religion too
F F - Am Am - Dm Dm - F F -
Imagine all the people
G G Gx
Living life in peace oh oh ohoh




Chorus:
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
You may say I'm a dreamer
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
But I'm not the only one
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
I hope some day you'll join us
F F - G G - C C>let ring
And the world will be as one



3rd Verse:
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
Imagine no possessions
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
I wonder if you can
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
No need for greed or hunger
C C (Cmaj7 Cmaj7) F F
A A brother hood of man
F F - Am Am - Dm Dm - F F -
Imagine all the people
G G Gx
Sharing all the World oh oh ohoh



Chorus:
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
You may say I'm a dreamer
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
But I'm not the only one
F F - G G - C C - E7 E7 -
I hope some day you'll join us
F F - G G - C C>let ring
And the world will be as one

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zzenittt avatar
⇩-⇩-⇩-⇩
11 Apr 2021
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gillespieza avatar
I second changing the riff to A 0-1-2. It's easier on the fingers, and then you're straight into C
12 Dec 2020
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JaxX avatar
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Thanks for your nice messages guys. I can't believe I posted this song almost 12 years ago, and it's still one of the most viewed tab here! O_o
13 Oct 2020
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ukulaleplayer1323 avatar
can we get this song to the top of the most viewed on the beginners list it definitely deserves to be there
26 Aug 2020
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Dedabazzu24 avatar
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I personally continue with the riff the entire song apart from the chorus where I only play down strums (2 each chord). To me it really recalls the piano playing but maybe it's just me...
for the G2-3-4 I prefer playing it like this 'cause I can let my fingers on the F chord and just slide my middle finger on the G string... also, for beginners, if you put your fingers on the chord positions then even playing the riff would be easier
14 Aug 2020
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Tkfw avatar
You can even add a g7 at the end after the G
28 May 2020
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Tkfw avatar
When it comes to the part that says living for today do G B7 G7 because it sounds good.
28 May 2020
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matkoninja avatar
intro sounds better fingerpicking C0 E0(together), G0 (repeat 3x) , A2 , G2, C0 E1(together), G2/G4
15 Jun 2019
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Jett168 avatar
thanks
20 Mar 2019
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serv9 avatar
Great song!
08 Mar 2019
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Verses: plucking pattern: 421 then 3
chorus: dd du
08 Mar 2019
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Spelican avatar
Great tab, thanks! But it would be nicer changing the G 2-3-4 to A 0-1-2....
08 Jan 2019
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Alegriab avatar
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❤️
29 Oct 2018
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maangoTREE avatar
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Pump + Island
13 Oct 2018
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maangoTREE avatar
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d-d-u-ud-udu
11 Aug 2018
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traumer89 avatar
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For the opening is there a rule that is being broken by changing the G 2-3-4 to A 0-1-2 ?
28 Jul 2018
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fanddingso avatar
El rasgueo es
C: down-G down-G down-G (G es la cuerda 4)
Cmaj7: down-G
F: down-G down-G down
Y después hacen en cuerda G traste 2-3-4
21 Jun 2018
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ElTomi285 avatar
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What's the strum?
03 Jun 2018
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StefanieS avatar
He was on to it ! One of the best songs ever written!!!
21 Apr 2018
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RobynDaring avatar
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I just recently started playing ukulele.. How do you strum for this, like how many strums on each chord and all that?
I'm reaaaaaally a beginner
05 Apr 2018
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Mileshudgins avatar
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for the riff: if you strum instead of plucking two strings it gives it richer sound in my opinion.
11 Jun 2017
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HighD avatar
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Love this version. I play the main riff at the end x 2 and end with a C chord and it is perfect.
07 Jul 2016
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calmel avatar
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Whats with the Lyrics XXXXX's
17 Feb 2015
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rebelrobis avatar
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Very good.
30 Dec 2013
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andresantos avatar
Amazing tabs! I'm very happy, it's simple and special!
26 Oct 2013
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ir3456 avatar
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Something else to try on the verses

Cmaj7 (C) F
Imagine there's no heaven
26 Jul 2012
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MarenHK avatar
Very good! I like it. It's not to hard to play either ;)
07 Jul 2012
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Benpaco avatar
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peace. la paix. paz. vrede. paqe. سلام. խաղաղություն. sülh. bakea. свет. শান্তি. мир. seere. pau. 和平. mir. mír. fred. rahu. kapayapaan. rauhu. paz. სამშვიდობო. Frieden. ειρήνη. શાંતિ. lapè. שלום. शांति. pace. 平和. 평화. pokój. miru. amani. శాంతి. امن. פרידן.
21 Nov 2011
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bazilikan avatar
Misclicked my rating. It's good
15 May 2011
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bazilikan avatar
Misclicked my rating. It's good
15 May 2011
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bazilikan avatar
Miscliked my rating. It's good
15 May 2011
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Willow01 avatar
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I didn't notice because I was playing with my Ukelele turn 1/2 step down...
05 Feb 2010
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feebletoes avatar
Good Tab, But it's 1/2 step up from the real song.
26 Dec 2009
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Willow01 avatar
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almost perfect
02 Dec 2009
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