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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Birthday - The Beatles
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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--5—5------------|
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-----12—14~----12------------------------|
D|-----14----------------14p12-----------------|
A|-----------------------------15--12----------|
E|-------------------------------------15------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------13-15b(17)r15—13h15p13-----------|
G|------12-14------------------------14--12----|
D|----14---------------------------------------|
A|--12-----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


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

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------------13-15b(17)r15—13h15p13-----------|
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--5—5------------|
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-----------9-12-11-9—12/14---------------|
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)r11—9---------------------------------------|
D|-------11-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--12-12------------------12-----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

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