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                                  Artist's Name       -       John Lennon
                                     Song Title       -       Real Love
                                          Album       -       Acoustic
                        Approximate Song Length       -       4 min 4 sec
                                   Release Date       -       November 2, 2004

The Story Behind the Tab:

       John Lennon is the man. End of story.

Notes:

       Perhaps the most obvious thing that you will notice about the song is that it is 
in flat tuning.
If you're unfamiliar with it, simply tune your guitar down half of a step, from an E to 
Eb, an A to an Ab,
and so on. This flat tuning gives the song a somewhat haunting sound to it. This, 
with the fact that
it was recorded as a homemade demo on old equipment made it fairly difficult to notate. 
many demos, this
demo lacks symmetry. There are bridges, choruses, and verses thrown in all over the 
After all, Lennon
was experimenting. And if you know anything about Lennon, you know that he if fond of 
making up
lyrics as he goes along, and forgetting entire verses. One thing that he does is omit, 
change, if only
subtly, chords. If you'll notice, he only plays a G/F# in the first and last verse. Go 
Also, the G6
and A6 in the second chorus are substituted with an A* and G*. These are meant to 
simple barre
chords. Besides the issue of sound quality, it should be noted that there is a fade in 
the beginning and a
fade out at the end. This is one of my favorite songs of all time, I hope I do it 
Please, feel free
to contact me!

Transcribed By: Nathan Bartman
E-mail Address: NateBartman@yahoo.com
AIM Name: Nate Bartman




[Intro]        D       Dmaj7


                D       Dmaj7


                D       C9       Asus4    A

[Verse 1]        D                         Dmaj7

               All your little boys and girls


               Bm                     Faug

               Living in this crazy world


               G                     G/F#       Em7       A

               All they really needed from you


                               D       C9       D

                Is maybe some love


                                          Dmaj7

               All the little girls and boys


                Bm                         Faug

               Playin' with their little toys


                G                     G/F#       Em7       A

               All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

               Is maybe some love

[Bridge]                           C9

                Why must they be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must they be alone

[Chorus]       D        Bm       G6       A6

               Yes it's real


                D         Bm   G6       A6

               Well it's real life

[Verse 2]              D       Dmaj7

                (Whistled)


               Bm       Faug

                (Whistled)


               G       Em7       A

                (Whistled)


                D       C9       D

                (Whistled)

[Bridge]         D                    C9

                I don't expect you to understand


                D                        C9

                The kingdom of Heaven is in your hand


                D                 C9

                I don't expect you to wait from your dreams


                D                  C9

                Too late for crying now it seems

[Verse 3]      D                            Dmaj7

                All your little plans and schemes


                Bm                       Faug

                Nothing but a bunch of dreams


                G                           Em7       A

                All you really needed to do


                             D       C9       D

                Is maybe some love


[Bridge]        D                C9

                Why must we be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must we be alone

[Chorus]       D        Bm       G*       A*

               It's real life


                D        Bm   G*       A*

               Yes it's real life


[Verse 4]        D                         Dmaj7

               All your little boys and girls


               Bm                   Faug

               Living in the crazy world


               G                      G/F#       Em7       A

               All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

               Is maybe some love


                                          Dmaj7

               All the little girls and boys


                Bm                         Faug

               Playin' with their little toys


                G                      G/F#        Em7       A

               All they really needed from you


                              D       C9       D

               Is maybe some love

[Bridge]         D                  C9

                Why must they be alone


                D                Gm

                Why must they be alone



[Outro]         D        Bm   G6       A6

               Yes it's real life


                D         Bm   G6       A6

               Well it's real life


"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it."

                                                    - Igor Stravinsky

            
            
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Mistermark 346 Jul 19, 2006 01:55 PM

Spot on there mate. Nice work, Mj

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Wulver 231 Dec 07, 2007 08:17 PM

I've never heard the recording of this particular song, but just playing through the tab sounds dead on. And the song
is just beautiful. Thanks so much for posting this.

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booz 10 May 31, 2009 01:55 AM

awesome, thanks

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