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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------------|


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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 16 Nov 30, 2009 07:21 PM

Excellent tab

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harrigeorgeson 42 Feb 21, 2010 11:07 AM

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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markpolebitski 10 Jan 30, 2015 05:06 PM

Lack of accuracy. The beatles version varies in the intro from the 5th note on. Just watched an accurate on youtube of the beatles version. Words and Chords ok. Fills not totally accurate.

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