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Birthday Tab
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			     Birthday - The Beatles
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Tabbed by: Alex DiGrazia
Email:
Tuning: Standard

        A                         A                     Intro/Verse
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------|
D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------|
A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                D                       A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------|
D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                E                        A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------13-----------------------9-12-11-9----------------------------------|
D|--14-14-------------14--------11-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------12-12-----------12--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

           Drum solo for 8 bars


                                Bridge

You can strum any of these E chords for the bridge but I prefer the first example
                                E
e|-----------4-4---4---|--7-7---7--|----0-0---0----|
B|-----------5-5---5---|--9-9---9--|----0-0---0----|Bridge
G|-----------4-4---4---|--9-9---9--|----1-1---1----|
D|-----------6-6---6---|--9-9---9--|----2-2---2----|
A|-----------7-7---7---|--7-7---7--|----2-2---2----|
E|---------------------|-----------|----0-0---0----|
       Yes were going to a party party, yes were going to a party party


                                                             Chorus

For the chorus there is a lead part (lead) and then the chords to play over it (rhythm)
Which are both hard to hear because of how much key board is used

Chorus (lead)
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0----------|
A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-9--------|
A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


  Chorus(Rhythm)-The chords you play over the lead part are C G C G C G C E

        C          G          C          G          C          G         C
e|---8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8-8-8--|
B|---5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5-5-5--|
G|---5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5-5-5--|
D|---5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5-5-5--|
A|--------------5--5--5---------------5--5--5---------------5--55------------|
E|--------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3-----------|

       E
e|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---9999999 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

This part played at the end of of the chorus.
e|--12---------12----------12----------12------------------------------------|
B|--14b(16)---14b(16)-----14b(16)-----14b(16)-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Birthday, I would like you to dance.  Birthday, take a ch ch ch chance.  Birthday, I
like you to dance. Birthday, Daaaaaance


Verse
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------|
D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------|
A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                D                       A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------|
D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                E                        A

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------13-----------------------9-12-11-9----------------------------------|
D|--14-14-------------14--------11-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------12-12-----------12--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
       SOLO

Solo: The way I like to play it
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-/14-----1214~----12------------------------|
D|-----14----------------14p12-----------------|
A|-----------------------------15--12----------|
E|-------------------------------------15------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------13-15b(17)r1513h15p13-----------|
G|------12-14------------------------14--12----|
D|----14---------------------------------------|
A|--12-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


Solo: The way it is recorded
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|--10-----------------------------------------|
G|----9-1212b(14)r12--9-----------------------|
D|------------------------12p10----------------|
A|------------------------------12-10----------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------13-15b(17)r1513h15p13-----------|
G|------12-14------------------------14--12----|
D|----14---------------------------------------|
A|--12-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

 Chorus


Chorus (lead)
e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0----------|
A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-3-3-2-2-0-0-|-----2-2-3-3-4-4-5-5-6-6-7-7-8-8-9--------|
A|--3-3----------------------------|--3-3-------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


  Chorus(Rhythm)-The chords you play over the lead part are C G C G C G C E

        C          G          C          G          C          G         C
e|---8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8--8--8----3--3--3----8-8-8--|
B|---5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5--5--5----3--3--3----5-5-5--|
G|---5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5--5--5----4--4--4----5-5-5--|
D|---5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5--5--5----5-5-5--|
A|--------------5--5--5---------------5--5--5---------------5--55------------|
E|--------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3---------------3--3--3-----------|

        E
e|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---9999999 ----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---9999999-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---7777777-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


This part played at the end of the chorus
e|--12---------12----------12----------12------------------------------------|
B|--14b(16)---14b(16)-----14b(16)-----14b(16)-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Birthday, I would like you to dance.  Birthday, take a ch ch ch chance.  Birthday, I
like you to dance. Birthday, Daaaaaance

Verse
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-12-11-9----------------9-12-11-9--------------------------------|
D|-------11-----------------------11-----------------------------------------|
A|--12-12-----------12-------12-12------------12-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                D                       A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-13-12-10-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11------------------------9-12-11-9---------------------------------|
D|--12-12-------------12---------11------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------12-12-----------12-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                E

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------12-15-14-12-------------------|
G|-------13------------------------------|
D|--14-14-------------14-----------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-12-11-----------9-12-11-----------9-12-11-912/14---------------|
D|-------11----------------11----------------11------------------------------|
A|--12-12------------/12-12------------/12-12--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
The last note of the song, the high A on the 14th fret on the G string can also be
as an A on the 12th fret on the A string,


Note, the riff used in the chorus can be played by bending certain strings in stead of 
them


Instead of playing it like this
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|---------9-12-11-9-------|
D|-------11----------------|
A|--12-12-----------12-----|                          IF there are any mistakes
E|-------------------------|                          or suggestions on how to
                                                      Improve this please let
You can play it like this	me know
e|----------------------------|                             123-|hippie
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-11b(12)r119---------------------------------------|
D|-------11-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--12-12------------------12-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

And same for the rest of the riff, for those who understand.

 
 
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About the artist behind Birthday Tab:

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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