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  THE BEATLES - NOWHERE MAN - Vocal Harmony (Lennon/McCartney) 
                from RUBBER SOUL album. Released 3rd December 
                1965.

--------------------------------------------------------------

  Tabbed by:PJVillanueva




I have tabbed these three part harmony to please a kind request 
and hoping that others would like too to wander a little with 
those fine voices.
The song has an unusual structure. It has just two parts that we 
can call A and B. (The coda is basically A with its second half 
repeated three times). 
A can be considered both as verses (with different words for each 
strophe) and also as chorus (it's the most evident hook and the 
placing at the beginning [a capella] and end of the song and the 
three part harmony reinforce this function) and B is the bridge 
(or middle eight) in which for the sake of accuracy I have tabbed 
separately John's leading melody (voice in the middle) and the two 
part harmony by Paul and George (high and low parts respectively). 
It could also be fun playing it as a three part harmony too, 
as shown lastly, though, of course, not so accurately.




A
He's a real nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.

A
Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

B
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

A (Solo)

A
He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

B
Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
lends you a hand.

A
Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

B
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

A 
He's a real nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.



  A

e|------- ------- 4------ -------|2------ ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------5--------------|4-------5--------4-------------|
G|4-------4-------4--------------|4-------6--------4-------------|
D|6-------6----------------------|--------4--------4-------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  He's    a       real            nowhere         Man,



e|------- ----0-- ------- 0------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2---2-------2-----------2------|0-------2-------0--------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2------|1-------2-------1--------------|
D|2---2--------------------------|--------4-------2--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Sitting     in          his     Nowhere         Land,



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-----------2------|1------------------------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2------|2-------2-------2-----------2--|
D|4---4-------2-----------2------|2-------4-------2-----------4--|
A|4---4--------------------------|--------3-------3-----------3--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Making      all         his     nowhere         plans       for 



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|1/2---------1---1--------------|-------------------------------|
D|2-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  nobody.

  A

e|------- ----4-- ------- 4------|2------ ------- ------- -------|
B|5---5-------5-----------5------|4-------5---4------------------|
G|4---4-------4-----------4------|4-------4---4------------------|
D|6---6--------------------------|--------6---4------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Doesn't     have        a       point   of  view,



e|------- ------- 0------ 0------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2-------2-------2-------2------|0---2-------0------------------|
G|2-------2-------2-------2------|1---2-------1------------------|
D|2-------2----------------------|----4-------2------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Knows   not     where   he's    going       to,



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-----------2---1--|-------------------------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2---2--|----2-------2-----------2------|
D|4---4-------2-----------2---2--|----4-------2-----------4------|
A|4---4--------------------------|----3-------3-----------3------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Isn't       he          a   bit     like    you         and 



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|1/2-----1----------------------|--------------------4-------4--|
D|2-------2----------------------|----------------6--------------|
A|3-------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  me?                                             Nowhere     man,


  B

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------------------4/6--------|--------------------4-------4--|
D|-------------------------------|2---4-----------6--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                      please      listen          You don't   know
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2-------2------|
D|6------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 (Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------4-------6----------|----------------------------4--|
D|-------------------------------|2---4---------------6----------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
              what    you're      missing             Nowhere
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2-------2------|
D|6------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh



e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|--------4-------0-----------0--|
G|4---------------------------4--|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Man,                        the world                       is
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|4------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2-------2------|
D|6------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2---0-----------0--------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------1------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  at  your    command
e|0------ ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|4---------------4---4---4---4--|
G|2------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|7---------------7---7---7---7--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaahhhhhhhhlaaalaaalaaalaah



A - Solo

A
He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

B
Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
lends you a hand.

A
Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

B
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.


  A - Coda

e|------- ------- 4------ -------|2------ ------- ------- -------|
B|5-------5-------5--------------|4-------5--------4-------------|
G|4-------4-------4--------------|4-------6--------4-------------|
D|6-------6----------------------|--------4--------4-------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  He's    a       real            nowhere         Man,



e|------- ----0-- ------- 0------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|2---2-------2-----------2------|0-------2-------0--------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2------|1-------2-------1--------------|
D|2---2--------------------------|--------4-------2--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Sitting     in          his     Nowhere         Land,



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-----------2------|1------------------------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2------|2-------2-------2-----------2--|
D|4---4-------2-----------2------|2-------4-------2-----------4--|
A|4---4--------------------------|--------3-------3-----------3--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Making      all         his     nowhere         plans       for 



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|1/2---------1---1--------------|-------------------------------|
D|2-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  nobody.


e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|------------2-----------2------|1------------------------------|
G|2---2-------2-----------2------|2-------2-------2-----------2--|
D|4---4-------2-----------2------|2-------4-------2-----------4--|
A|4---4--------------------------|--------3-------3-----------3--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Making      all         his     nowhere         plans       for 



e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|1/2---------1---1--------------|-------------------------------|
D|2-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-----------2---2--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  nobody.



e|------- ------- ------- -------|5---5-- ----5-- ------- 5------|
B|5---5-------5-----------5------|5---5-------5-----------5------|
G|6---6-------6-----------6------|5---5-------5-----------5------|
D|7---7-------7-----------7------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Making      all         his     nowhere     plans       for 

                                  (.

e|5---4-- 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|5---5---5----------------------|-------------------------------|
G|5---4---4----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  nobody.



          .................................................



   B as 3 part harmony

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|----------------------------4--|
G|1/2-----1----------------------|--------------------4-------4--|
D|2-------2----------------------|----------------6-----------6--|
A|3-------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  me?                                             Nowhere     man,


  B

e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|-------------------------------|----------------------------4--|
G|--------------------6----------|2-------2-----------4-------4--|
D|-------------------------------|2---4-----------6-----------6--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                      please      listen          You don't   know  
 (Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh       
  



e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ 0------ 0------ 0------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------4-------6----------|2-------2-------2-----------4--|
D|-------------------------------|2---4---------------6----------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
              what    you're      missing             Nowhere
e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------4-------6----------|2---------------------------4--|
D|-------------------------------|2---4---------------6----------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh





e|------- ------- ------- -------|0------ ------- ------- -------|
B|4------------------------------|0-------4-------0-----------0--|
G|4---------------------------4--|2------------------------------|
D|6------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Man,                        the world                       is
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhlaaaaaaalaaaaaaalaaahhh



e|0------ ------- 0------ -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|2-P-0-----------0--------------|4---------------4---4---4---4--|
G|2-----------1---2--------------|4------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|7---------------7---7---7---7--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  at  your    command
  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaahhhhhhhhlaaalaaalaaalaah







        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause





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redflannomahem 31 Nov 05, 2011 04:26 AM

mate this is bloody fantastic thanks heaps for this!! only correction that needs to be made is
e|------- ------- ------- -------|5---5-- ----5-- ------- 5------|
B|5---5-------5-----------5------|5---5-------5-----------7------|
G|6---6-------6-----------6------|5---5-------5-----------5------|
D|7---7-------7-----------7------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Making all his nowhere plans for

(.

e|5---4-- 4------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|7---5---5----------------------|-------------------------------|
G|5---4---4----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
nobody.

John's middle section actually goes up to F# when he sings "for no-" at the very end of the song. well thats what I am going with anyway. Otherwise, perfect.

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