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Im Only Sleeping Tab
    -------------------------------------------------------

    THE BEATLES - I'M ONLY SLEEPING (Lennon/McCartney) From     
                  REVOLVER album. Released on August, 5th 
                  1966.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






    Each one of the tracks from REVOLVER is a world of its own.
    I'M ONLY SLEEPING is not as simple as it looks and it took 
    four days to complete. It was speeded up and down several 
    times to achieve the sound Lennon was looking for his own 
    voice, but the most painstaking was the backwards guitar, 
    which took George six hours' hard work. The song is a real
    work of art and manages only too well to transmit Lennon's
    lazy feelings and his occasional loathing for reality. 
 


  

    Tune your guitar half a step down to get the same pitch 
    of John's guitar on the record. 
      
      



    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Everybody seems to think I'm lazy 
    I don't mind, I think they're crazy 
    Running everywhere at such a speed 
    Till they find, there's no need 

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    Lying there and staring at the ceiling 
    Waiting for a sleepy feeling 

    SOLO

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 




    12/8


                                                                Em
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------0-|
  G|-------------------------------|------------------------------0|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------2
  A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                            


                                     
                                Am
  e|------- 0------ 0------ 0---0--|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0-------0----1-|--------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------0-------0-------0-----2|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2-------2------2--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A2--------2-------2-------2------|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0-------0------|-------------------------------|
    When I  wake up early   in      morning, 
                                 the


    G               C            G                    B7
  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3------ --2-2-- 2----2-|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0-------0---------0-0---0----0-|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0-------0---------2-2---2----2-|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0-------0---------1-1---1----1-|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3----2-|2-------2---------2-2---2----2-|
  E|3-------3----3---------------3-|3-------3----------------------|
    Lift my      head,              I'm     still   yawning 


    00:09
    Em                              Am
  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|0-------0----0--0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    When I'm     the        of  a   dream 
            in      middle


    G               C            G                  C
  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------|
    Stay in      bed,               float        stream 
                                         up

                                 
                                 G
  e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-|
  B|1-------1-------1-------1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2-------2----0-|
  A|3-------3-------3-------3------|
  E|-------------------------------|
 
   (Float        stream) 
         up

    00:21
                                    Am
  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       wake    me,     no      don't   shake   me      leave
         don't
                        (Ooooooooooooooooohhhh)

    Bm                              Am
  e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1--P-0-|
  G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-|
  D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
         me      where   I       am              I'm  
   (Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) only


    Cmaj7                                                      
  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping
   (Sleeeping)

    00:35

  e|------- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------0-------0-------0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A2--------2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------|
    Everybody       seems   think   lazy 
                         to      I'm



  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----2- -----2- 2----2-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0-------0--0----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----2-------2--2----2-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----1-------1--1----1-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----------------------|
    I    don't   mind,           I  think        crazy 
                                         they're

    00:44

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0----0--0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------|
    Running everywhere  at such a  speed 




  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3------|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1------|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0------|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----0-------2--2------|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|
  E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3----------------------|
    Till they    find,              there's      need 
                                         no



  e|3----3- 3------ 3------ 3---3--|
  B|1----1--1-------1-------1----0-|
  G|0----0--0-------0-------0-----0|
  D|2----2--2-------2-------2------0
  A|3----3--3-------3-------3------|
  E|-------------------------------|

   (There's no  need) 

    00:55

  e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|
  G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  D|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  A2--------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       spoil   my      day        I'm  miles   away             
         don't
                                   (Ooooooohhh)



  e|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0----0- 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|1----1--1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0--0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                And after       all             I'm only 
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh)



  e|0------ ------- 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0---------------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0---------------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2---------------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping 
   (Sleeping)

           (.

  e|-----0- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -----1-|
  B|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------3-|
  G|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------2-|
  D|-----2--2----------------------|-----------------------------0-|
  A2-----2--2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|0----0--0----------------------|-------------------------------|



    01:14
    Dm                           E                  E7
  e|1------ 1------ 1----1- 1----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----0-|0-------0-------3----3--3----3-|
  G|2-------2-------2----2--2----1-|1-------1-------1----1--1----1-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|
  A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|
  E|-------------------------------|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|
    Keeping an eye      on the world    going   by      my       win..



    Am              Am7             F                    F6      E
  e|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-|
  B|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|1--------------------3--x----0-|
  G|2-------2----2--0-------0----0-|2--------------------2--x----1-|
  D|2-------2----2--2-------2------|3--------------------x--x----2-|
  A|0-------0----0-----------------|3--------------------3-------2-|
  E|----------------3-------3------|1--------------------1-------0-|
    .....dow                        Taking  my   time          


    01:23
            E7                          
  e|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|------- 0------ 0----0- 0----3-|
  B|--------3-------3----3--3------|--------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------1-------1----1--1------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|--------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    Lying   there   staring at      ceiling 
                 and             the


  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3--------------------0-|
    waiting     for             a   sleepy      feeling.


    01:33
    BACKWARDS GUITAR SOLO

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------|





  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------|





  e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-|
  B|1-------1-------1-------1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2-------2----2-|
  A|3-------3-------3-------3----3-|
  E|-------------------------------| 



    01:44                                                           

  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       spoil   my      day     I'm     miles   away 
         don't   
                        (Ooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                 And             all     I'm     only 
                    after              
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping 
   (Sleeping)

           (.

  e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  G|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|--------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  A2--------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|



    02:03

  e|1------ 1----1- 1----1- -----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0----0-|     
  B|3-------3----3--3----3-------0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|2-------2----2--2----2-------1-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----1-|
  D|0-------0----0--0----0-------2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-|
  A|-------------------------------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-|
  E|-------------------------------|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
    Keeping an eye      on the world    going   by      my       win..




  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-|
  B|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|1--------------------3--x----0-|    
  G|2-------2-------0----0--0----x-|2--------------------2--x----1-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|3--------------------x--x----2-|
  A|0-------0-------x----x--x------|3--------------------3-------2-|
  E|----------------3----3--3------|1--------------------1-------0-|
    .....dow                        Taking  my   time            When    


    02:12

  e|-----0- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----3-|
  B|-----3--3-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|     
  G|-----1--1-------1-------1----1-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-----0--0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------|
         I  wake up early   in      morning, 
                                 the



  e|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-|
  B|0----0--0----1-------1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|        
  G|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|
  D|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-|
  A|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3----3--3----------------------|3----3--3--------------------0-|
    Lift my      head,              I'm     still   yawning 


    02:22

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|-----0- 0----0- -----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----1--1----1-------1--1------|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----2--2----0-------2--2------|            
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----2--2----2-------2--2------|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----0--0----3-------0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    When I'm     the        of  a   dream 
            in      middle



  e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 3------|
  B|--------0-------1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1--1----1--1------|
  G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0------|
  D|--------0-------2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----2--2----2--2------|                
  A|--------2-------3----3--3------|2----2--2----3--3----3--3------|
  E|--------3----------------------|3----3--3----------------------|
    Stay in      bed,               float        stream 
                                         up



  e|3------ 3------ 3----0- --0----|
  B|1-------1-------1----1----1----|
  G|0-------0-------0----2----2----|              
  D|2-------2-------2----2----2----|
  A|3-------3-------3----0----0----|
  E|-------------------------------|
 
   (Float        stream) 
         up

    02:33

  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1----1----1-----1----1----1----|             
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0----0-----0----0----0----|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       wake    me,     no      don't   shake   me      leave
         don't
                        (Oooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|2------ 2------ -----2- 2----0-|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|
  B|3-------3------------3--3----1-|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|
  G|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-|          
  D|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-|
  A|2-------2------------2--2----0-|0-------0----0--0-------0----0-|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
         me      where   I       am              I'm  
                                                    only
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|-----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0----------------------------0-|           
  G|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0-----------------------------0|
  D|-----2----2-----2----2----2----|2------------------------------2
  A|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------|
  E|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------|
    sleeping
                                    BACKWARDS SOLO GUITAR ENDING ..                     

    02:47       
           (.                       

  e|------- 0------ ---0-0- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
  G|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
  D|--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------|
  A2--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------|
  E|0-------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
    ...........................Fade out ...........................




  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    ...............................................................






     
        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
          Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause





 
 
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The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals), and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals) throughout their career, The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked on solo careers.

The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. The Beatles are the best-selling musical group in history. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries; their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over one billion records worldwide.[1] According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band.[2] In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Artists of All Time. According to that same magazine, The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today.

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