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The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)


1. I Saw Here Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  nc
        One, two, three, four!
                               E7

                                        A7          E7
Well, she was just seventeen. Well, you know what I mean.
                                         B7
And the way she looked was way beyond compare.
   E           E7          A7      C           E7      B7       E7
So how could I dance with another? Ooh, when I saw her standing there.

                           A7         E7
Well, she looked at me and I, I could see,
                                           B7
That before too long I'd fall in love with her.
E            E7          A7       C           E7      B7       E7
She wouldn't dance with another.  Ooh, when I saw her standing there.

         A7
Well, my heart went boom when I crossed that room,
                       B7         A7
And I held her hand in mine.
       E7                               A7              E7
Oh, we danced through the night, and we held each other tight.
                                        B7
And before too long I fell in love with her.
     E          E7          A7      C            E7      B7       E7
Now, I'll never dance with another. Ooh, since I saw her standing there.

Break:  B7  E7  /  /  /  /  /  B7  /  E7  /  A7  /  E7   B7   E7   B7

         A7
Well, my heart went boom when I crossed that room,
                       B7         A7
And I held her hand in mine.
       E7                               A7              E7
Oh, we danced through the night, and we held each other tight.
                                        B7
And before too long I fell in love with her.
     E          E7          A7      C            E7      B7       E7
Now, I'll never dance with another. Ooh, since I saw her standing there.
                B7       E7
Since I saw her standing there.
                           B7       A7      E7      E6 nc
Yeah, well since I saw her standing there.



2. Misery (Lennon/ McCartney)

Intro:  F nc                             G nc           Am  G
                The world is treating me bad,   misery.

C               F        C             F
I'm the kind of guy, who never used to cry.
                         G      C        Am
The world is treating me bad,   misery.

     C                F       C                F
I've lost her now for sure. I won't see her no more.
                G       C
It's gonna be a drag,   misery.

Am                           C
I'll remember all the little things we've done.
Am                                 G7
Can't she see she'll always be the only one, only one.

C                F          C            F
Send her back to me, 'cause everyone can see.
                   G     C
Without her I will be in misery.

Am                           C
I'll remember all the little things we've done.
Am                                  G7
She'll remember and she'll miss her only one, lonely one.

C                F          C            F
Send her back to me, 'cause everyone can see.
                   G     C        Am
Without her I will be in misery. (Oh oh oh.)
   C        Am            C      Am      C
In misery. (Oh oh oh.) My misery.        Misery.



3. Anna (Go to Him) (Alexander)

Intro:  D    Bm    D    Bm

D    Bm                  D       Bm              D         Bm
Anna,   you come and ask me girl,     to set you free girl.
                     D         Bm            Em      A
You say he loves you more than me, so I will set you free,
        D     Bm              D      Bm
Go with him. (Anna)   Go with him.  (Anna)     

D    Bm                 D      Bm                 D        Bm
Anna,   girl before you go now.     I want you to know now.
             D        Bm            Em        A             D  
That I still love you so, but if he loves you more, go with him.

G
        All of my life, I've been searching for a girl,
   D
To love me, like I love you.        Oh, now.
G                                                       Gm
      But every girl I've ever had, breaks my heart and leaves me sad.
E                                    A 
    What am I, what am I supposed to do.   Oh oh oh oh oh oh.

D    Bm               D          Bm                     D       Bm
Anna,   just one more thing girl,    you give back your ring to me,
           Em      A             D 
And I will set you free, go with him.

G
        All of my life, I've been searching for a girl,
   D
To love me, like I love you.        But let me tell you now.
G                                                       Gm
      But every girl I've ever had, breaks my heart and leaves me sad.
E                                    A 
    What am I, what am I supposed to do.   Oh oh oh oh oh oh.

D    Bm               D          Bm                     D       Bm
Anna,   just one more thing girl,    you give back your ring to me,
           Em      A             D 
And I will set you free, go with him.

Outtro:     Bm            D       Bm
          (Anna)  Go with him.  (Anna)
                          D            Bm             D nc
          You can go with him girl.  (Anna)   Go with him.



4. Chains (Goffin/King)

Intro:  Bb   /   /   /

Bb
Chains, my Baby's got me locked up in chains. 
                   Eb9                Bb            
And they ain't the kind, that you can see.
            F9             Eb9                Bb         F
Woah, these chains of love,     got a hold on me, yeah.

Bb
Chains, well I can't break away from these chains.  
           Eb9                   Bb            
Can't run around, 'cause I'm not free.            
            F9             Eb9               Bb         Bb7
Woah, these chains of love,     won't let me be, yeah. 

Eb9                              Bb                    Bb7
   I wanna tell you pretty Baby,    I think you're fine.
Eb9                          F
   I'd like to love you, but Darling I'm imprisoned by these,

Bb
Chains, my Baby's got me locked up in chains. 
                   Eb9                Bb            
And they ain't the kind, that you can see.
            F9             Eb9                Bb         Bb7
Woah, these chains of love,     got a hold on me, yeah.

Eb9                                  Bb                    Bb7
   Please believe me when I tell you,   your lips are sweet.
Eb9                           F
   I'd like to kiss them, but I can't break away from all these,

Bb
Chains, my Baby's got me locked up in chains. 
                   Eb9                Bb            
And they ain't the kind, that you can see.
            F9             Eb9                Bb         F
Woah, these chains of love,     got a hold on me, yeah.

Outtro:  Bb                                                Eb    Ebm    Bb
         Chains, chains of love, chains of love, chains of love.
 


5. Boys (Dixon/Farrell)

Intro:  B7    A7    E7    B7

E7 nc
I've been told when a boy kiss a girl, take a trip around the world.
     A7            E7            B7       A7                E7         B7
Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Yeah, she say you do.
E7 nc
My girl says when I kiss her lips, gets a thrill through her fingertips.
     A7            E7            B7       A7                E7         B7
Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Yeah, she say you do.

                   E7
Well, I talk about boys. Don't you know I mean boys.
                   A7                         E7
Well, I talk about boys now.      Ahhhhhhhhh, boys.
                   B7         A7                  E7              B7
Well, I talk about boys, now.    What a bundle of joy.(All right, George.)

Break:  E7   /   /   /   A7   /   E7   /   B7   A7   E7   B7

E7 nc
My girl says when I kiss her lips, gets a thrill through her fingertips.
     A7            E7            B7       A7                E7         B7
Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Hey, hey.     Yeah, she say you do.

                   E7
Well, I talk about boys. Don't you know I mean boys.
                   A7                         E7
Well, I talk about boys now.      Ahhhhhhhhh, boys.
                   B7         A7                  E7        B7
Well, I talk about boys, now.    What a bundle of joy.
          E7                                      
Ah, yeah, boys. Don't you know I mean boys.
    A7                  E7                               
Oh, boys.    Ahhhhh,    ahhhhhh. 
                    B7    A7          E7
Well, I talk about (boys. Yeah, yeah, boys.)



6. Ask Me Why (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  E        nc

E  F#m  G#m      F#m                              E              nc
I  love you,          'cause you tell me things I want to know.
E   F#m  G#m      F#m                      E            G#7
And it's true,         that it really only goes to show that I know,
     C#m            A                      F#       B nc
That I I I I should never, never, never be blue.

E   F#m    G#m      F#m                    E              nc
Now you're mine,         my happiness near makes me cry.
E   F#m G#m      F#m                        E           G#7
And in  time,         you'll understand the reason why, if I cry,
     C#m
It's not because I'm sad,
                A                        E        E+
But, you're the only love that I've ever had.

          A      B                   E        E+
I can't believe,    it's happened to me.
           A      B             E  nc
I can't conceive,   of any more,      misery.
B E   F#m G#m             A
  Ask me  why, I'll say I love you.
        G#m                A        E        nc
And I'm always thinking of you.

E  F#m  G#m      F#m                              E              nc
I  love you,          'cause you tell me things I want to know.
E   F#m  G#m      F#m                      E            G#7
And it's true,         that it really only goes to show that I know,
     C#m            A                      F#       B nc
That I I I I should never, never, never be blue.

E   F#m G#m             A
Ask me  why, I'll say I love you.
        G#m                A        E        E+
And I'm always thinking of you.
          A      B                   E        E+
I can't believe,    it's happened to me.
           A      B             E  nc
I can't conceive,   of any more,      misery.
B E   F#m G#m             A
  Ask me  why, I'll say I love you.

Outtro:         G#m                A      E      A      E      A      G#m
        And I'm always thinking of you.          You.          You.


E+: XX2110



7. Please Please Me (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  E    /    /    /

                                 A  E     G  A  B  E
Last night I said these words to my girl.
                      A   E     nc
I know you never even try girl.
     A                 F#m               C#m               A
Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on)
       E             A          B        E        A    B
Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you.

E                               A    E     G  A  B  E
  You don't need me to show the way, Love.
                        A   E     nc
Why do I always have to say love.
     A                 F#m               C#m               A
Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on)
       E             A          B        E        nc
Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you.

A
I don't want to sound complaining,
B                                   E
But you know there's always rain in my heart. (In my heart.)
A                               B                           E
I do all the pleasing with you, it's so hard to reason with you.
   A         B              E        A    B
Oh yeah, why do you make me blue?

E                                  A  E     G  A  B  E
  Last night I said these words to my girl.
                      A   E     nc
I know you never even try girl.
     A                 F#m               C#m               A
Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on) Come on (come on)
       E             A          B        E
Please please me, oh yeah, like I please you.
   A          B        E
Oh yeah, like I please you.
   A          B        E  G  C  B  E
Oh yeah, like I please you.



8. Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  G   C   G   C   G   C   G   /

G             C       G           C         G         C
Love, love me do. You know I love you. I'll always be true.
            nc        G     C          G           C
So pleeeease, love me do,     Whao-oh, love me do.

G             C       G           C         G         C
Love, love me do. You know I love you. I'll always be true.
            nc        G     C          G           C
So pleeeease, love me do,     Whao-oh, love me do.

D7               C        G
Someone to love, somebody new.
D7               C            G  nc
Someone to love, someone like you.

G             C       G           C         G         C
Love, love me do. You know I love you. I'll always be true.
            nc        G     C          G           C
So pleeeease, love me do,     Whao-oh, love me do.

Instrumental break:  D7  /  C  G  D7  /  C  G  /  /  nc

G             C       G           C         G         C
Love, love me do. You know I love you. I'll always be true.
            nc        G     C          G           C
So pleeeease, love me do,     Whao-oh, love me do.
      G           C      G           C      G           C 
Yeah, love me do.    Oh, love me do.    Oh, love me do.   



9. P.S. I Love You (Lennon/McCartney)

G    C#dim      D       G       Gdim    D
As I write this letter, send my love to you.
  G      C#dim     D             A         D
Remember that I'll always, be in love with you.

                   Em                 D
Treasure these few words till we're together.
     A              Bm    A           Bb        C    D
Keep all my love forever, P.S. I love you. You, you, you.

               Em            D            A             Bm
I'll be comin' home again to you, Love. Until the day I do, Love,
A           Bb        C    D
P.S. I love you. You, you, you.

G               D       G               D
As I write this letter, send my love to you.
  G                D             A         D
Remember that I'll always, be in love with you.

                   Em                 D
Treasure these few words till we're together.
     A              Bm    A           Bb        C    D
Keep all my love forever, P.S. I love you. You, you, you.

G               D               G               D
As I write this letter, (Oh oh) send my love to you.
                           G                D               
(You know I want you to) Remember that I'll always,
             A         D
(Yeah) Be in love with you.

               Em            D            A             Bm
I'll be comin' home again to you, Love. Until the day I do, Love,
A           Bb        C    D
P.S. I love you. You, you, you.
Bb   C    D            Bb   C    D
You, you, you.         I    love you.



10. Baby, It's You (Bacharach/David/Williams)

Intro:  G                    Em      G                  Em
          Sha la la la la la laaa.   Sha la la la la la laaa.
        G                    Em nc
          Sha la la la la la laaa.   Sha, la, la, la, la.

C                                             G       
  It's not the way you smile, that touched my heart. (Sha la la la la.)
C                                          G
  It's not the way you kiss that tears me apart.
         Em
But how, many, many, many nights go by,
Am                               G               Em 
  I sit alone at home I cry over you, what can I do?
C              D    nc                  G
  Can't help myself.  'Cause Baby, it's you.
                    Em                G
(Sha la la la la la laaa.) Baby, it's you.
                    Em
(Sha la la la la la laaa.   Sha la la la la.)

C                                      G
  You should hear, what they say about you.  Cheat, cheat.
 
(Sha la la la la la laaa.)
C                                                       G
  They say, they say you never, never, never, ever been true. (Cheat, cheat.)
        Em
Wo, ho. It doesn't matter what they say,
Am                                                  G             Em
  I know I'm gonna love you any old way. What can I do, when it's true?
C              D           nc                  G                        Em
  Don't want nobody, nobody. 'Cause Baby, it's you. (Sha la la la la la laaa.)
           G                        Em
Baby, it's you. (Sha la la la la la laaa.)

Break:  C    D    G    /    C    D    G    /     

        Em
Wo, ho. It doesn't matter what they say,
Am                                                  G             Em
  I know I'm gonna love you any old way. What can I do, when it's true?
C              D           nc                  G                        Em
  Don't want nobody, nobody. 'Cause Baby, it's you. (Sha la la la la la laaa.)
           G                        Em
Baby, it's you. (Sha la la la la la laaa.)

Outtro:                      G                         Em
         Don't leave me all alone. (Sha la la la la la laaa.)
                 G                         Em
         Come on home. (Sha la la la la la laaa.) 'Cause Baby, it's you.



11. Do You Want To Know a Secret (Lennon/McCartney)

Em                              Am     Em
   You'll never know how much I really love you.
G                               F      B nc    /
   You'll never know how much I really care.

E      G#m Gm F#m        B7             E      G#m Gm F#m
Listen,           do you want to know a secret,
       B7             E    G#m Gm  F#m  C
Do you promise not to tell?    Woooooooooah.
E       G#m Gm F#m        B               E      G#m Gm F#m
Closer,            let me whisper in your ear.
        B7                A      B7                   C#m     F#m  B7
Say the words you long to hear.      I'm in love with you.  Oooooooo.

E        G#m Gm  F#m         B7             E       G#m Gm  F#m
Listen, (do  dah do)  do you want to know a secret (do  dah do)
       B7             E      G#m Gm  F#m    C
Do you promise not to tell? (do  dah do)  Woah.
E        G#m Gm  F#m         B               E     G#m Gm  F#m
Closer, (do  dah do)  let me whisper in your ear. (do  dah do)
        B7                A      B7                   C#m     F#m  B7
Say the words you long to hear.      I'm in love with you.  Oooooooo.

A           F#m            C#m     Bm
I've know a secret for the week or two.
A      F#m   C#m     Bm    F#m     B7
Nobody knows just we two.

E        G#m Gm  F#m         B7             E       G#m Gm  F#m
Listen, (do  dah do)  do you want to know a secret (do  dah do)
       B7             E      G#m Gm  F#m    C
Do you promise not to tell? (do  dah do)  Woah.
E        G#m Gm  F#m         B               E     G#m Gm  F#m
Closer, (do  dah do)  let me whisper in your ear. (do  dah do)
        B7                A      B7
Say the words you long to hear.
                 C#m     F#m   B7
I'm in love with you.  Ooooooo.

Outtro:  Repeat and fade    
                            C#m           F#m    B7     C#m
                            Ooooo  ooooo  ooooo  ooooo  ooooo.



12. A Taste of Honey (Marlow/Scott)

F#m nc                A nc         E nc         F#m
    A taste of honey, tasting much sweeter than wine.
Bm         F#m       /   Bm         F#m
Do dut don du.           Do dut don du.

  F#m      F#mMaj7    A        B       F#m   F#mMaj7  A     B
I dream of your first kiss and then, I feel upon  my  lips again,
           F#m
A taste of honey. (A taste of honey.)
A            E            F#m   Bm   F#m      /   Bm   F#m
Tasting much sweeter than wine.

      A      B          F#m      B
Oh, I will return, yes, I will return.
          A            E         F#m
I'll come back for the honey and you.
Bm         F#m       /   Bm         F#m
Do dut don du.           Do dut don du.

      F#m     F#mMaj7    A       B
Yours was the kiss that awoke my heart.
      F#m     F#mMaj7              A    B
There lingers still, 'though we're far apart.
              F#m             
That taste of honey. (A taste of honey.)
A            E            F#m   Bm   F#m      /   Bm   F#m
Tasting much sweeter than wine.

      A      B          F#m      B
Oh, I will return, yes, I will return.
          A nc                            E nc                       
I'll come back, (he'll come back) for the honey, (for the honey)
    F#m   Bm   F#m   Bm   F#m   Bm   F#
And you.


F#mMaj7:  243222



13. There’s a Place (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  E    A    E    A nc

       E       B E      A          B   E
There, there’s a place,    where I can go,
A         B    E        C#m            B
   When I feel low,        when I feel blue.
            G#m     A                E       A           C#m      nc
And it's my mind,     and there's no time,   when I'm alone.

     E     B  E    A             B   E
I,   think of you,    and things you do,
A           B  E     C#m               B
   Go round my head,    the things you said,
         A         B
Like, 'I love only you.'

C#m                   F#m
   In my mind there's no sorrow,
E                           G#
   Don't you know that it's so.
C#m                     F#m
   There'll be no sad tomorrow,
E                           G#      C#m nc
   Don't you know that it's so?

       E       B E      A          B   E
There, there’s a place,    where I can go,
A         B    E        C#m            B
   When I feel low,        when I feel blue.
            G#m     A                E       A           C#m      nc
And it's my mind,     and there's no time,   when I'm alone.
E       B E
There's a place.

Outtro:  Repeat and fade    
                            A              E
                                 There's a place.



14. Twist and Shout (Russell/Medley)

Intro:  A7  D    G    A7    /    D    G    A7

                 D          G           A7
Well shake it up Baby, now (shake it up Baby)
          D      G         A7
Twist and shout (twist and shout)
                           D          G      A7
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon Baby, now (c'mon, Baby)
                     D    G          A7
C'mon and work it on out (work it on out) 
                 D    G          A7
Well, work it on out (work it on out)
                     D     G       A7
You know you look so good (look so good)
                    D          G      A7
You know you got me goin' now (got me goin') 
                       D             G        A7
Just like you knew you would (like I knew you would - oooo)

                 D          G           A7
Well shake it up Baby, now (shake it up Baby)
          D      G         A7
Twist and shout (twist and shout)
                           D          G      A7
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon Baby, now (c'mon, Baby)
                     D    G          A7
C'mon and work it on out (work it on out - oooo)
                          D     G            A7
You know you twist little girl (twist little girl)
                      D     G        A7
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
                         D            G              A7
C'mon and twist a little closer, now (twist a little closer)
                            D            G           A7
And let me know that you're mine (let me know you're mine - oooo)

Break:  D   G A7 /     D   G A7 /     D   G A7 /     D   G A7

A                                              D          G           A7
Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, Wow! (scream)(Shake it up) Baby, now (shake it up Baby)
          D      G         A7
Twist and shout (twist and shout)
                           D          G      A7
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon Baby, now (c'mon, Baby)
                     D    G          A7
C'mon and work it on out (work it on out - oooo)
                          D     G            A7
You know you twist little girl (twist little girl)
                      D     G        A7
You know you twist so fine (twist so fine)
                         D            G              A7
C'mon and twist a little closer, now (twist a little closer)
                            D            G           A7
And let me know that you're mine (let me know you're mine - oooo)

Repeat 3                                      D          G           A7
            Well shake it, shake it, shake it Baby, now (shake it up Baby)

Outtro:  
         A      /      /      /      /   D9 nc
         Ahh    ahh    ahh    ahh.

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