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Roll Over Beethoven chords

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Song:    Roll Over Beethoven
Artist:  The Beatles
Written: Chuck Berry
Album:   With The Beatles, 1963  (Remastered, 2009)
URL:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rLci6tPOtY
Tempo:   4|4
Tuning:  Standard

INTRO: (Octave Lead over)
|D   |G   D|A   D|


VERSE 1:
           D
I’m gonna write a little letter,
      G                   D
Gonna mail it to my local D.J..
       G
It's a rocking little record,
                    D
I want my jockey to play.
     A
Roll over Beethoven,
        G               D
I gotta hear it again today.



VERSE 2:
            D
You know my temperature's rising,
        G                     D
And the jukebox's blown a fuse.
             G
My heart’s a beating rhythm,
                              D
And my soul keeps a-singin’ the blues.
     A
Roll over Beethoven,
G                    D       
Tell Tchaikovsky the news.


VERSE 3:
          D
I got the rocking pneumonia,
       G                    D
I need a shot of rhythm and blues.
          G
I think I got it off the writer,
                           D
Sittin' down by the rhythm review.
     A
Roll over Beethoven,
      G                D
We're rockin' in two by two.


VERSE 4:
            D  
Well if you feel you like it,
                                      D
Well get your lover and reel and rock it.
                 G7
Roll it over and move on up,
                                      
Just a trifle further.
D
And reel and rock it,

Roll it over. 
     A7
Roll over Beethoven,
  G                 D
A rocking in two by two.


:: INSTRUMENTAL:: (Octave Lead over)
|D G   D|G    D|
|A G   D|


VERSE 5:
           D
Well early in the morning,
      G              
I'm a giving you the warning.
          D
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes,
G
Hey, diddle diddle.
                     
Gonna play my fiddle,
D
Ain't got nothing to lose.
     A
Roll over Beethoven,
G                         D
Tell Tchaikovsky the news.


VERSE 6:
             D
You know she winks like a glow worm,
G                     D
Dance like a spinning top.
          G                   
She got a crazy partner,
                        D
Oughta see them reel an rock.
        A
Long as she's got a dime,
    G                D
The music will never stop.


REPRISE:
              D
Roll over Beethoven,
     
Roll over Beethoven.
              G7    
Roll over Beethoven,
              D
Roll over Beethoven.
              A7
Roll over Beethoven,
    G                    D
And dig these rhythm and blues.


CODA: (Octave Lead over) 
|D  D9|


[End]


NOTES:
1. “…The vast majority of The Beatles' Chuck Berry covers were sung by Lennon. Indeed, he sang 
'Roll Over Beethoven' until 1961, when George Harrison took over on lead. It remained in the group's 
set until the end of their US tour in September 1964.  It became one of three vocal spots for Harrison 
on "With The Beatles", the others being ‘Devil In Her Heart’ and his own ‘Don't Bother Me’.
‘I sang Roll Over Beethoven for With The Beatles - it was a song I liked. I had the Chuck Berry record 
and I used to sing it in the clubs.’ - George Harrison, Anthology. …”
2.  This is my take on the words and rhythm chords of the Beatles version and doesn’t pretend to 
capture the lead riffs which are documented on UG 
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?search_type=title&value=roll+over+beethoven+beatles and here 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b2QmtXbXh4, amongst other sites. 

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delb0y1967 3,614 Nov 17, 2015 10:22 PM

Heck yes, let's Rock it my friend :) 5 Star Tab,
All the very best,
Del

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