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Im Only Sleeping Chords

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*-------------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------*
*-This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.-*
*-------You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.-------*
*-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------*
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Tabbed by LeeWoody, corrections by Pelusteriano
Music by the Beatles
Key of Eb minor

**********************************************************************************************
UPDATE: 10.09.15, 01:15, by Pelusteriano
        Lyrics reformatting
        Changed chord names to adjust key
        Eliminated "Abm" chord at the end of verses as suggested by @bassman61588
        Changed "F#" chord at end of chorus for Bmaj7 as suggested by @wrybread

        12.09.15, 19:20, by Pelusteriano
        Added optional Fmaj7 instead of Dm in the bridge section, as suggested by @Jakeliive

NOTE: Both versions (standard and Eb tuning) will be shown here. Eb tuning recommended.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 EB TUNING VERSION (ORIGINAL RECORDING)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

VERSE I

Em                         Am    
When I wake up early in the morning
G      C     G        B7
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
Em                         Am  
When I'm in the middle of a dream
G      C        G      C       
I stay in bed, and float upstream


CHORUS I

G                  
Please don't wake me
Am              
No don't shake me
Bm              Am
Leave me where I am
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping

 Bass to guitar arr.
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------------|
|-------2-----|
|-0--3-----3--|


VERSE II

Em                          Am 
Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
G      C       G            B7
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Em                          Am  
Running everywhere at such a speed
G       C     G         C   
'til they find, there's no need


CHORUS II

G                    Am
Please don't spoil my day
           Bm
I'm miles away
          Am
And after all
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping

 Bass to guitar arr.
|-------------|-0----|------------|
|-------------|-0----|------------|
|-------------|-0----|------------|
|-------------|-2----|----------2-|
|-------2-----|-2----|-------2----|
|-0--3-----3--|-0----|-0--3-------|


BRIDGE       Note: You can play Fmaj7 instead of Dm

Dm                   E7               Am   
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
N.C.
Taking my time
Em                             Am   
Lying there and staring at the ceiling
G     C     G    B7
Waiting for a sleepy feeling


SOLO

Em  Am  G  C  G  C   


CHORUS II

G                    Am
Please don't spoil my day
           Bm
I'm miles away
          Am
And after all
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping


BRIDGE       Note: You can play Fmaj7 instead of Dm

Dm                   E7               Am   
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
N.C.
Taking my time


VERSE I

Em                         Am    
When I wake up early in the morning
G      C     G        B7
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
Em                         Am  
When I'm in the middle of a dream
G      C        G      C       
I stay in bed, and float upstream


CHORUS I

G                  
Please don't wake me
Am              
No don't shake me
Bm              Am
Leave me where I am
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping



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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 STANDARD TUNING VERSION
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


VERSE I

Ebm                         Abm    
When I wake up early in the morning
Gb      B     Gb        Bb7
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
Ebm                         Abm  
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Gb      B        Gb      B       
I stay in bed, and float upstream


CHORUS I

Gb                  
Please don't wake me
Abm              
No don't shake me
Bbm              Abm
Leave me where I am
         Bmaj7
I'm only sleeping

 Bass to guitar arr.
|------------|
|------------|
|------------|
|------8-----|
|-6--9----9--|
|------------|

VERSE II

Ebm                          Abm 
Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
Gb      B       Gb            Bb7
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Ebm                          Abm  
Running everywhere at such a speed
Gb       B     Gb         B   
'til they find, there's no need


CHORUS II

Gb                    Abm
Please don't spoil my day
           Bbm
I'm miles away
          Abm
And after all
         Bmaj7
I'm only sleeping

 Bass to guitar arr.
|------------|-6----|------------|
|------------|-7----|------------|
|------------|-8----|---------8--|
|------8-----|-8----|------8-----|
|-6--9----9--|-6----|-6--9-------|
|------------|------|------------|


BRIDGE       Note: You can play F#maj7 instead of Dm

Dbm                   Eb7               Abm   
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
N.C.
Taking my time
Ebm                             Abm   
Lying there and staring at the ceiling
Gb     B     Gb    Bb7
Waiting for a sleepy feeling


SOLO

Ebm  Abm  Gb  B  Gb  B   


CHORUS II

Gb                    Abm
Please don't spoil my day
           Bbm
I'm miles away
          Abm
And after all
         Bmaj7
I'm only sleeping


BRIDGE       Note: You can play F#maj7 instead of Dm

Dbm                   Eb7               Abm   
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
N.C.
Taking my time


VERSE I

Ebm                         Abm    
When I wake up early in the morning
Gb      B     Gb        Bb7
Lift my head, I'm still yawning
Ebm                         Abm  
When I'm in the middle of a dream
Gb      B        Gb      B       
I stay in bed, and float upstream


CHORUS I

Gb                  
Please don't wake me
Abm              
No don't shake me
Bbm              Abm
Leave me where I am
         Bmaj7
I'm only sleeping
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bassman61588 wrote on December 30 2010, 01:42 pm

Great job! There are 3 things I want to comment on. According to my ear, I don't think the Abm chord after each verse is in the song. secondly, during the "I'm only sleeping lyric" I think it should be a B chord, not "F#". and Thirdly, I don't think you would call it F#, it should be Gb considering its in the key of Eb Minor.

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onthedl wrote on May 11 2011, 10:38 am

yeah it's Bmajor not F#major at I'm only sleeping.

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mikecappa wrote on October 5 2011, 06:26 pm

or just tune your guitar flat

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