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Act Naturally Tab

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Act Naturally
The Beatles


Intro:
             D                               G
e|-------------------------------------------3----3--3-------------------
B|--------------3---------1-----7---------7--3h5--5--5p3--3--------------
G|--0--------------0--h2-----------7--h9------------------4--0-----------
D|-----4--2--0---------------0-------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------7\5--
D|--------------------------------------------------------------/9-------


Verse:
  G                           C
They're gonna put me in the movies
  G                                  D
They're gonna make a big star out of me
  G                                              C
They'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
     D                        G
And all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Middle:
        D                      G
Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star
         D                           G
I might win an Oscar  You can never tell
      D                         G
The movies gonna make me a big star
     A                       D
'Cos I can play the part so well.


Verse:
We'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
And begging down upon his bended knee
I'll play the part  But I won't need rehearsin' 
Cos all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Guitar Solo (play this twice):
             D                         G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------0------------0---------5--5------------------------------
A|---------------------3------------3--------b(7)5-----------------------
D|--5--4--2--0-----/7-----0-----/7------------------7b(9)--5-------------


Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star
I might win an Oscar  You can never tell
The movies gonna make me a big star
'Cos I can play the part so well.

Well I hope you come and see me in the movies
Then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
And all I gotta do is Act Naturally.


Ending:
             D                          G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------0------------4-------4--5--5-----------------------------
A|---------------------3--------5/7-----------b(7)5----------------------
D|--5--4--2--0-----/7-----0--------------------------7b(9)--5------------




==========================================================================

Assorted guitar licks:


Example licks for verse:
   They're gonna put me in the movies
e|-----3----3------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----0----0----------------------1---------------1---------------------
G|-----0----0----------------------0---------0-----0---------0-----------
D|-------------------0----------------0--h2-----------0--h2--------------
A|----------------------0---2---3---------------3------------------------
D|--5-------------5------------------------------------------------------

   They're gonna make a big star out of me
e|----------3---------3--------------------------------------------------
B|----------0---------0--------------------------------------------------
G|----------0---------0--------------------0---------0-------------------
D|--------------------------------------------0--h2-----2--0-------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------3--2--0----
D|--5--------------------5---5----4--2--0--------------------------------

   They'll make a film about a man that's sad and lonely
e|--------------3--------3----------3-----------------------------------------
B|--------------0--------0----------0-----------------------------------------
G|--------------0--------0----------0-----------------0-------0--0--0-------0-
D|-------------------------------------------------------0h2-----------0h2----
A|-----------------------------------------0---2---3--------------------------
D|----------5-------------------5---------------------------------------------

   And all I gotta do is Act Naturally
e|------------2---------2------------------------------------------------
B|------------3---------3-----------------5--3---------------------------
G|------------2---------2------------2/4--------4--0---------------------
D|------0----------------------------------------------------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


Example licks for middle part:
   Well I bet you I'm gonna be a big star                      I might 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------3---3-----------------------------------------------------
G|-------------2---2------------------0-------0--0--0--0-------0---------
D|-------------0---0---------------------0h2--------------0h2------------
A|--------------------------2--4--5--------------------------------------
D|---------0-------------0-----------------------------------------------

..win an Oscar  You can never tell (repeat above)

   The movies gonna make me a big star                       'Cos I
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------5-----5-----5-----5-----6-------7------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------0--2--4--5-----5-----5-----5-----6-----7-----------

   can play the part so well.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------12------10-----9-----7----------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-----------------------12------10------9-----7-------------------------


One other famous lick:
   Then I know that you will plainly see
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------0-------------------
A|--------------------------------------------0--h2-----2--p0------------
D|-----------------------5----4--2----0--3h4-------------------4--5------

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Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---7\5---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five


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futureLlama wrote on December 1 2009, 12:21 am

Excellent tab

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harrigeorgeson wrote on February 21 2010, 04:07 pm

Excellent! Except, although I'm not sure it's correct it just sounds better if you play this:

G D G
And all I got to do is act naturally...

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lcook1227 wrote on January 15 2015, 03:38 am

Yes, that sounds better, but really an excellent job tabbing the licks. I've found different ways to play the same notes, but it doesn't matter, it sounds the same. Thank you.

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