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I'll Be Back
The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on the album "A Hard 
Day's Night".

"I'll Be Back" was composed mainly by John. The verses have the same chord 
progression as Del Shannon's "Runaway", and the song itself sounds like an Everly 
Brothers hit, with no electric lead or rhythm guitars, and with John 
and Paul singing tight two-part harmonies (except for the bridges which 
feature only John's solo vocal). This also points forward to the melancholy 
of "Beatles For Sale" and the strong folk-rock feel of "Rubber Soul".
The most interesting thing about "I'll Be Back" is its three-bridge 
structure, in which the second bridge is very different from the other two, 
not to mention the 2/4 bars that can be found in all three bridges.
The song oscillates between A major and A minor keys, which can be noticed 
in the outro at best.

Intro:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------------------5--|



G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|--------7-------------------6--|7-------7----------------------|
A|----------------7---7----------|----------------7-------7------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                          You know,

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|7-----------7-----------7------|5------------------------------|
A|----------------7--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------3---3--------------|
                          if  you break   my      heart   I'll go,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1--------------|0-----------0---0-----------0--|
                              but I'll    be      back a  -   gain,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|------------7---7--------------|7-----------7------------------|
A|----------------------------7--|----------------7-------7------|
E|5------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                         'Cause I


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3-----------3--|
                         told you once    be  -   fore    goodbye,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1--------------|0-----------0---0-----------0--|
                              but I       came    back a  -   gain.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|------------7---------------6--|7-----------7-----------7------|
A|----------------7-------7------|----------------7--------------|
E|5------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                  I  love you so,

Bridge:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|4-----------4---------------2--|4-------4---4-----------4---4--|
A|----------------4-------4------|----------------4--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                  I'm the one who


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|--------4-------4-------4---4--|----------------4--------------|
A|2-----------2------------------|2-----------2-----------2------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wants   you,                               Yes, I'm the one who


G|------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|2--------------|-------------------------------|
A|---------------/5-----------7-----------7------|
E|---------------|-------------------------------|
  wants   you,    oh    -     ho,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|5-----------7-----------7------|
E|-------------------------------|
  oh    -     ho.

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3--------------|
  You                     could   bet  -  ter     things  to  do,
                              find

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1--------------|0-----------0---0--------------|
                          than to break   my      heart   a - gain.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|7-----------7------------------|
A|---------------/7-------7------|----------------7-------7------|
E|5-----------5------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                         This time


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3--------------|
                          I would try     to      show    that I'm


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1--------------|0-----------0---0-----------0--|
                              not try  -  ing     to  pre  -  tend.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|7-------7-------------------6--|7-----------7-----------7\-----|
A|----------------7-------7------|----------------7--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Bridge:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2-----------2--/2----------/2--/2----------/2--/2-----------2--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  I                                               thought you would
                                                      that

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|4-----------4--/4-----------4--/4-----------4--/4------/4------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  re- a   -   lize                                   That if I


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|4-----------4---4--------------|-------------------------------|
A|----------------------------4--|2-----------2---2-----------2--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  run away   from you,       then you would   me  too,        but
                                          want

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|---------------|
A|5-----------5---5-------5------|7-----------7--|
E|-------------------------------|---------------|
  I       got a   big     surprise,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5-----------7-----------7------|5-----------7-----------7------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  oh    -     ho,                 oh    -     ho.

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3--------------|
  You                     could   bet  -  ter     things  to  do
                              find

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1--------------|0-----------0---0--------------|
                          than to break   my      heart   a - gain.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|------------7---------------6--|7-----------7------------------|
A|----------------7-------7------|----------------7-------7------|
E|5------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                         This time


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3--------------|
                          I would try     to      show    that I'm


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1---1-----------1--|0-----------0---0--------------|
                              not try  -  ing     to  pre  -  tend.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|7-----------7---7--------------|7-------7---7-----------7------|
A|----------------------------7--|----------------7--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                  I   wanna   go,

Bridge:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|4-----------4---------------2--|4-----------4-----------4------|
A|----------------4-------4------|----------------4-----------4--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                  but I   hate to


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|----------------4-------4------|----------------4-----------4--|
A|2-----------2---------------0--|2-----------2-----------2------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  leave   you,                                You know I  hate to


G|------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|2-------2------|-------------------------------|
A|---------------|5-----------7-----------7------|
E|---------------|-------------------------------|
  leave   you,    oh    -     ho,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|5-------5---7---7-------7------|
E|-------------------------------|
  oh    -     ho.

Outro:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|3-----------3---3--------------|
  You,                    if  you break   my      heart,  I'll go,


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|1-----------1------------------|0-----------0---0--------------|
                              but I'll    be      back a  -   gain


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|----------------------------7--|
E|5-----------5------------------|5-----------5---5--------------|



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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|5-----------5---5--------------|



G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|5-----------5---5--------------|5-----------5---5--------------|
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