A Day In The Life Uke tab by The Beatles

15 Chords used in the song: G, Bm, Em, E7, C, Em7, C/B, Am7, F, D, E, Dsus2, B7sus4, B7, A

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Intro: 
G G Bm Bm Em Em E7 E7 C C C C

G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
I read the news today oh boy

C C C/B C/B Am7 Am7
About a lucky man who made the grade
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
And though the news was rather sad
C C F F Em Em Em7 Em7
Well I just had to laugh
C C F F Em Em C C
I saw the photograph

Verse:
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
He blew his mind out in a car
C C C C /B Am7 Am7
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
a crowd of people stood and stared
C C F F
They'd seen his face before
Em Em
Nobody was really sure
Em7 Em7 C C
If he was from the House of Lords

Verse:
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
I saw a film today oh boy
C C C C /B Am7 Am7
The English Army had just won the war
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
a crowd of people turned away
C C F F Em Em
But I just had to look
Em7 Em7 C C
Having read the book
C C C/B C/B D D C C D D
I'd love to turn you on

Bridge:
E E
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dsus2 Dsus2
Dragged a comb across my head
E E B7sus4 B7sus4
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
E B7sus4 -B7-
And looking up I noticed I was late -ha ha ha.-
E E
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Dsus2 Dsus2
Made the bus in seconds flat
E E B7sus4 B7sus4
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
E E B7sus4 B7sus4
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream.

Interlude:
C C G G D D A A E E C C G G D D A A |E E D D C C D D|
-Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-

Verse:
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
I read the news today oh boy
C C C C Am7 Am7
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
G G Bm Bm Em Em Em7 Em7
And though the holes were rather small
C C F F
They had to count them all
Em Em Em7 Em7 C C
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
C C C/B C/B D D C C D D
I'd love to turn you on.

# You do not need to play the C-C/B-D-C-D sequence on the 'I'd love to turn you on' bit. I personally like to play that part like that when I'm singing while playing, because it makes it sound more complete to me. It's 100% optional.

 

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About this song

"A Day in the Life" is a song by the British rock band The Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney. The song appears as the final track on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song includes portions originally authored independently by Lennon and McCartney, and two cacophonous, part-improvised, orchestral crescendos. Lennon was inspired by newspaper articles on the death of Tara Browne, and a civic plan to fill four thousand potholes in Blackburn.