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Author
Paperback Writer
The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on single "Paperback 
Writer / Rain"

A good rocker again, I like the "a capella" (only vocals) intro and 
refrains. Also that guitar riff, and Paul's bassline is excellent again. I 
don't know why Paul put the child song "Frere Jacques" in the backing 
vocals for the third and fourth verses, but I think it's funny :-)

Intro:
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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter
                                  Pa     -    perback

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri             ter
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter

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



G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|----------------1717171717--\--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                          Dear

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------|
A|--------------------5----------|--------------------2---3---5--|
E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------|
  Sir     or      Madam, will you read    my      book, it    me
                                                          took

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--|
A|------------------------5------|--------------------3---5------|
E|3-------3-----------3----------|----------------5--------------|
  years   to  write,     will you take a  look?               It's


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------3---5------|
A|--------------------5----------|----------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  based   on  a   novel   by  a   man     named   Lear,   and I


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|5-------5-----------5----------|
A|--------------------5----------|---------------/7-------7-\-5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  need    a   job,        so  I   want to be  a   pa- perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-------------------0---1---3--|-------------------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3---5---6------|
  wri  -  ter,                                Pa      perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri  -  ter!                                            It's a

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------|
A|----------------5---5----------|--------------------3-------5--|
E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------|
  dir  -  ty  sto  -  ry  of  a   dir  -  ty  man,        and his


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------3---5------|
A|--------------------5----------|----------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  clin -  ging wife       doesn't understand                  His


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5-----------5-------5--|
A|--------------------5----------|---------------/5------/5------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  son     is  wor -  king for the Dai  -  ly  Mail,       it's a


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5----------------------|5-------5-----------5----------|
A|------------------------3---5--|---------------/7-------7-\-5--|
E|--------------------3----------|-------------------------------|
  stea -  dy  job,        but he  wants to be a   pa- perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-------3---------------1---3--|--------------------1---3------|
E|--------------------3----------|----------------3--------------|
  wri  -  ter,                                Pa      perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri  -  ter!

Refrain:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter
                                  Pa     -    perback

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri             ter
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter

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



G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- 1212--1212--12-|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                          It's a

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|--------5----------------------|
A|--------------------5----------|--------------------2---3---5--|
E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------|
  thou -  sand pa -  ges, give or take    a   few,        I'll be
  Fre            -                re

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|----------------------------5--|--------5-------------------3--|
A|------------------------5------|--------------------3---5------|
E|3-------3-----------3----------|----------------5--------------|
  wri  -  ting more       in  a   week or two             I   could
  Ja             -                cques

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------|
A|--------------------5----------|------------2---3-------5------|
E|-------------------------------|--------3----------------------|
  make    it  lon -  ger  if  you like    the style,      I   can
  Fre            -                re

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|5-------5-----------5----------|
A|--------------------5----------|---------------/7-------7-\-5--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  change  it  round,      and I   want to be  a   pa- perback
  Ja             -                cques

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-------3-----------0---1---3--|--------3-----------1---3------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|
  wri  -  ter,                                Pa      perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri  -  ter!                                            If  you

Verse:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5-------------------3-/|5-------5-----------5-------3--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  real    ly  like    it, you can have    the rights,     I   could
  Fre            -                re

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5-------5---5-------5--|5-------3-h-5---5-------3-h-5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  make    a   mil  - lion for you o - vernight            If  you
  Ja             -                cques

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5-----------5-------3-/|5-------5-----------5-------3-/|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  must    re- turn    it, you can send    it  here,       but I
  Fre            -                re

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5---5---3---/---5---5---3---/--|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---3--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  need    a   break,      and I   want to be  a   pa- perback
  Ja             -                cques

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-------3-----------0---1---3--|--------3-----------1---3------|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|
  wri  -  ter,                                Pa      perback


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri  -  ter!

Refrain:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter
                                  Pa     -    perback

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  wri             ter
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter

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



G|------- ------- ------- -------/12--/12 --/12--/12----- 10h-12-|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


Outro:
G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5---------------3---5--|-------------------------------|
A|----------------5---5----------|--------------------2---3---5--|
E|-------------------------------|----------------3--------------|
                                                  Pa- perback
  Pa     -    perback             wri     -       ter

G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|5-------5-------------------5--|--------5----------------------|
A|--------------------3---5------|--------------------2---3---5--|
E|----------------3--------------|----------------3--------------|
  wri  -  ter
repeat and fade...

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LeftyBassPlayer 10 Dec 07, 2007 05:38 PM

this feels
its good...

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LeftyBassPlayer 10 Dec 09, 2007 08:37 AM

thank you very much
and good job

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