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Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da Chords

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The beatles: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Tuning - standard
capo on the first fret

Chords used:
A (x02220)
E (022100)
E7(020100)
D (xx0232)
F#m7(242222) (I use F# rather than F#m7 personally i think it sounds better)
Asus2 (x02200)
A7 (x02020)
A/E (002220)     << how i play it aha not technically right but hey ho,,,

Intro: A    |A    |A    |A

Verse 1
A                             E
Desmond has his barrow in the market place
E7                       A
Molly is the singer in a band
                                D
Desmond says to Molly "Girl, I like your face"
           A                E               A
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand

Chorus:
       A                       E   Fm#7
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
A             E         A
Lala how the life goes on
       A                       E   Fm#7
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
A             E        A
Lala how the life goes on.

(Same as verse 1)
Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store...
Buys a twenty carat golden ring...
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door...
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing...

(Same as chorus 1)
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

Middle 1:
D
  In a couple of years,
                                  A sus2 A A7
they have built a home sweet home,
D
  With a couple of kids running in the yard,
   A/E                       E
Of Desmond and Molly Jones... (Ha ha ha ha ha)

(same as verse 1)

Happy ever after in the market place...
Desmond lets the children lend a hand...
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face...
And in the evening she still sings it with the band...

(same as chorus 1)
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

(same as middle 1)
In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home,
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
Of Desmond and Molly Jones...

(same as verse 1)
Happy ever after in the market place...
Molly lets the children lend a hand...
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face...
And in the evening she's a singer with the band...

(same as chorus 1)
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on...
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!...
Lala how the life goes on.

Fm#7
And if you want some fun,
      E           A
Take Ob-La-Di-Bla-Da!

well that took forever, just listen to the song to get a strumming patteren i like use 
my hand to mute every 2nd strum to get the same well kinda the same effect as a piano :)
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swrennell wrote on September 3 2012, 08:47 pm

Desmond does his pretty face? ooh er missus

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jimjamman wrote on January 8 2013, 10:55 pm

f#m7 - not fm#7. Also play the 1st string, 5th fret (a) with pinky.

after 'home sweet home' use 'f' shape A chord (5th fret)- walk melodic notes down : a, g, f#, e.

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Kraziekhat wrote on September 25 2013, 03:13 am

Nice job. KK.
P.S. It's Fminor#7..if you want to be picky. KK.

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