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Only A Northern Song Chords
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Subject: b/beatles/only_a_northern_song.crd
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 09:31:56 -0800
From: Jacek Dziedzic 

  ONLY A NORTHERN SONG - The Beatles, Yellow Submarine 1969.

  Transcribed by Jacek Dziedzic ([email protected])

  This is a great song by George IMHO and I couldn't find it anywhere on the
  net, so here goes. This only an attempt, and it indeed is one of my very
  first songs to do, so don't blame me... :) If you can do better, I'd love
  to see it.

  I didn't bother to do the organ or whatever part in the beginning. Also if
  you can tab the bass, send it to me...

  Any comments, death threats, corrections, thanks -> [email protected]

  Words taken from some site on the net, but I can't recall now.

  This is the version from the LP. Differences for the Anthology II version
  are discussed later.

  Chords used:
  A    x02220
  A(v) 577655
  Bm   x24432
  E    022100
  F#m  244222
  F#   244322
  D    x00232

  [Intro on some keyboard stuff, you can just play A(v)]

1. If you're listening to this song
   You may think the chords are going wrong
   But they're not he just wrote it like that.
2. When you're listening late at night
   You may think the band are not quite right
   But they are, they just play it like that


   It doesn't really matter what chords I play
        F#m     F#     Bm             F#
   What words I say or time of day it is
           D      A        E
   As it's only a Northern song

   [Play verse chords without lyrics: A(v) Bm A(v)]

   It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear
      F#m   F#      Bm            F#
   Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
             D      A        E
   When it's only a Northern song.

   If you think the harmony
   Is a little dark and out of key
   You're correct, there's nobody there.

   [Play chorus chords without lyrics: E F#m F# Bm F#]
         D                A      E
   And I told you there's no one there.

   [Fade out on verse chords: A(v) Bm A(v) Bm...]


   Now for the Anthology II version:

   The Anthology version has different words, here's my attempt at picking

   If you're listening to this song
   You may think the chords are going wrong
   But they're not, I just wrote it like that
   When you listen late at night
   You may feel the words are not quite right
   But they are, I just wrote them myself
   And it doesn't really matter what chords I play
   What words I say or time of day it is
   As it's only a Northern song.
   It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear
   Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
   When it's only a Northern song.
   If you think the harmony
   Is a little off and out of key
   Then you're right 'cos I sing it myself.

   That's it. If you've got the keyboard part or the bass, I'd be grateful
   to see it. Any comments, corrections etc, mail me.

                                        - Nowhere Man

                                          [email protected]
                                          Jacek Dziedzic
                                          Pomorska 9/36
                                          84-232 Rumia

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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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