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The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965)

1. Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  D7    /

D7                      G7
  Asked a girl what she wanted to be.
D7                 G7
  She said, “Baby, can't you see.
D7                     G7
  I wanna be famous, a star of the screen.
    F9
But you can do something in between.”

Bm                     G7        Bm                  G7
Baby, you can drive my car.      Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Bm                     E             A          D       G  A
Baby, you can drive my car,      and maybe I’ll love you.

D7                         G7
  I told that girl that my prospects were good.
D7                      G7
  She said, “Baby, it's understood.
D7                       G7
  Working for peanuts is all very fine,
    F9
But I can show you a better time.”

Bm                     G7        Bm                  G7
Baby, you can drive my car.      Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Bm                     E             A          D       G  A nc
Baby, you can drive my car,      and maybe I’ll love you.    Beep, beep.
                 D7     G7     D7     G7     D7     G7     F9     /
Mmm. Beep, beep. Yeah!

Bm                     G7        Bm                  G7
Baby, you can drive my car.      Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Bm                     E             A          D       G  A
Baby, you can drive my car,      and maybe I’ll love you.

D7                         G7
  I told that girl I could start right away.
D7                                      G7
  And she said, “Listen, Babe, I’ve got something to say.
D7                       G7
  I got no car, and it's breaking my heart.
    F9
But I've found a driver, and that's a start.”

Bm                     G7        Bm                  G7
Baby, you can drive my car.      Yes, I'm gonna be a star.
Bm                     E             A          D       G  A nc
Baby, you can drive my car,      and maybe I’ll love you.    Beep, beep.
                 D     G
Mmm. Beep, beep. Yeah!

Outtro:  Repeat 6 and fade    
                              A                              D     G
                                Beep, beep. Mmm. Beep, beep. Yeah!



2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  Repeat 2    E   /   E Dadd9 A E

E                                   Dadd9    A   E
I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.
E                                      Dadd9  A   E
She showed me her room, isn't it good, Norweg-ian wood.

    Em                                         A
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere.
   Em                                           F#m7     B
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.

E                               Dadd9    A   E
I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.
E                                       Dadd9     A   E
We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed."

Instrumental:  Repeat 2    E   /   E Dadd9 A E

    Em                                               A
She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
  Em                                                F#m7     B
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath.

E                              Dadd9     A   E
And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown.
E                               Dadd9  A   E
So I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norweg-ian wood.

Outtro:  E   /   E Dadd9 A E

Dadd9:  002232



3. You Won't See Me (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  D  A   /

       A        B7       D        A                  B7
When I call you up, your line's engaged. I have had enough,
   D        A            A7       D          Dm             A
So act your age. We have lost the time, that was so hard to find.
                   B7       D   A              A   Bm  Ddim7  A
And I will lose my mind, if you won't see me. (You won't see  me.)
D   A            A  Bm  Ddim7  A
You won't see me.

        A        B7         D       A                     B7
I don't know why you should want to hide. But I can't get through,
   D         A             A7      D       Dm                 A
My hands are tied. I won't want to stay. I don't have much to say.
                B7       D   A              A   Bm   Ddim7  A
But I can turn away, and you won't see me. (You won't see   me.)
D   A            A  Bm  Ddim7  A
You won't see me.

Bm7  Bm    Dm         Ddim7        A
Time after time you refuse to even listen.
B7                   E7              Bm7 E7
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing.

           A        B7           D           A                       B7
Though the days are few, they're filled with tears. And since I lost you, 
   D          A              A7       D     Dm                      A
It feels like years. Yes, it seems so long, Girl, since you've been gone.
                    B7     D   A              A   Bm   Ddim7  A
And I just can't go on, if you won't see me. (You won't see   me.)
D   A              A   Bm   Ddim7  A
You won't see me. (You won't see   me.)

Bm7  Bm    Dm         Ddim7        A
Time after time you refuse to even listen.
B7                   E7              Bm7 E7
I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missing.

           A        B7           D           A                       B7
Though the days are few, they're filled with tears. And since I lost you, 
   D          A              A7       D     Dm                      A
It feels like years. Yes, it seems so long, Girl, since you've been gone.
                    B7     D   A              A   Bm   Ddim7  A
And I just can't go on, if you won't see me. (You won't see   me.)
D   A              A   Bm   Ddim7  A
You won't see me. (You won't see   me.)

Outtro:  Repeat and fade

         A           B7               D           A   
         Oo,         oo, la, la, la.  Oo,         oo, la, la, la.



4. Nowhere Man (Lennon/McCartney)

nc
He's a real Nowhere Man, sitting in his Nowhere Land.
F#m            Am                E       E D6 A  E
Making all his Nowhere plans for nobody.

E              B              A                    E
Doesn't have a point of view, knows not where he's going to.
F#m        Am               E D6 A  E
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

        G#m         A                 G#m              A
Nowhere Man, please listen. You don't know what you're missing.
        G#m      F#m7                      B7
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

Instrumental:  E    B    A    E    F#m    Am    E    D6 E

E                B          A                 E
He's as blind as he can be, just sees what he wants to see.
F#m             Am            E D6 A  E
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

        G#m        A                G#m         A
Nowhere Man, don't worry. Take your time, don't hurry.
         G#m      F#m7                            B7
Leave it all till somebody else lends you a hand.

E              B              A                    E
Doesn't have a point of view, knows not where he's going to.
F#m        Am               E D6 A  E
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

        G#m         A                 G#m              A
Nowhere Man, please listen. You don't know what you're missing.
        G#m      F#m7                      B7
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

E           B            A              E
He's a real Nowhere Man, sitting in his Nowhere Land.
F#m7           Am                E          E D6 A
Making all his Nowhere plans for nobody.
F#m7           Am                E          E D6 A
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.
F#m7           Am                E      E D6 A E nc
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.



5. Think For Yourself (Harrison)

Intro:  G7    /   G#7 Am

           D7          Bb         C                    G          /
I've got a word or two,   to say about the things that you do.
Am                D7
   You're telling all those lies,
Bb           C                   G              Am
   About the good things that we can have if we close our eyes.

C7                          G7
Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to.
Eb                         D7                    G7        /    G#7 Am
Think for yourself, 'cause I won't be there with you.

           D7          Bb          C                G
I left you far behind,   the ruins of the life that you have in mind.
Am                D7
   And though you still can't see,
Bb             C                      G7               Am
   I know your mind's made up, you're gonna cause more misery.

C7                          G7
Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to.
Eb                         D7                    G7        /    G#7 Am
Think for yourself, 'cause I won't be there with you.

              D7            Bb             C                G
Although your mind's opaque,  try thinking more if just for your own sake.
Am            D7
   The future still looks good,
Bb                C            G                 Am
   And you've got time to rectify all the things that you should.

C7                          G7
Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to.
Eb                         D7                    G7         /
Think for yourself, 'cause I won't be there with you.

C7                          G7
Do what you want to do, and go where you're going to.
Eb                         D7                    C7         G7
Think for yourself, 'cause I won't be there with you.
Eb                         D7                    C7         G7
Think for yourself, 'cause I won't be there with you.



6. The Word (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  D9    /

        D9
Say the word and you'll be free. Say the word and be like me.
        G7                             D9
Say the word I'm thinking of. Have you heard, the word is love?
     Asus4 A          Gsus4 G               D9
It's so    fine, it's sun - shine. It's the word, love.

D                    C
  In the beginning I misunderstood.
F                          G
  But now I've got it, the word is good.

           D9
Spread the word and you'll be free. Spread the word and be like me.
           G7                             D9
Spread the word I'm thinking of. Have you heard, the word is love?
     Asus4 A          Gsus4 G               D9
It's so    fine, it's sun - shine. It's the word, love.

D                 C
Everywhere I go I hear it said.
F                                   G
 In the good and the bad books that I have read.

        D9
Say the word and you'll be free. Say the word and be like me.
        G7                             D9
Say the word I'm thinking of. Have you heard, the word is love?
     Asus4 A          Gsus4 G               D9
It's so    fine, it's sun - shine. It's the word, love.

D                      C
Now that I know what I feel must be right,
F                      G
 I'm here to show everybody the light.

         D9
Give the word a chance to say, that the word is just the way.
         G7                            D9
It's the word I'm thinking of. And the only word is love.
     Asus4 A          Gsus4 G               D9
It's so    fine, it's sun - shine. It's the word, love.

Instrumental:  D    C    F    G7    D

        D9                        G7
Say the word,     love.   Say the word,     love.
        D9                        Dm  A7  G7  G  D
Say the word,     love.   Say the word,          love.

Outtro:  Fade    D      C      F      G7      D

Asus4:  577755
Gsus4:  355533



7. Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  Fm  FmMaj7  Fm7  Fm6  Bbm   Bbm7 Bbm C

F        Bbm7         Eb6                 Ddim7        C
Michelle,   ma belle. These are words that go together well,
Ddim7  C7
My  Michelle.

F        Bbm7         Eb6               Ddim7            C
Michelle,   ma belle. Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Ddim7       C7
Tres bien ensemble.

  Fm                                Ab7sus4                 Db
I love you, I love you, I love you.    That's all I want to say.
C7                Fm                     FmMaj7 Fm7     Fm6
   Until I find a way,    I will say the only   words I know that
Bbm    Bbm7 Bbm  C
You'll un-  der- stand.

F        Bbm7         Eb6               Ddim7            C
Michelle,   ma belle. Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Ddim7       C7
Tres bien ensemble.

  Fm                              Ab7sus4               Db
I need to, I need to, I need to.     I need to make you see.
C7                      Fm                      FmMaj7  Fm7 Fm6
   Oh, what you mean to me.      Until I do I'm hoping  you will
Bbm  Bbm7 Bbm  C     F          Bbm7    Eb6    Ddim7    C  Ddim7  C7
Know what I    mean.     I love you.

  Fm                                Ab7sus4                Db
I want you, I want you, I want you.    I think you know by now.
C7                     Fm               FmMaj7  Fm7     Fm6
   I'll get to you somehow.     Until I do  I'm telling you so
Bbm    Bbm7 Bbm  C
You'll un-  der- stand.

F        Bbm7         Eb6               Ddim7            C
Michelle,   ma belle. Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Ddim7       C7
Tres bien ensemble.

           Fm      FmMaj7  Fm7     Fm6
And I will say the only    words I know 
     Bbm    Bbm7 Bbm  C             F
That you'll un-  der- stand, my  Michelle.

Outtro:  Fade    Bbm7     Eb6     Ddim7     C  Ddim7  C

                 F     Bbm7     Eb6     Ddim7     C7

FmMj7:    132111
Ab7sus4:  464644



8. What Goes On? (Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)

Intro:  E7    B7    E7

          E7                                         A
What goes on in your heart?     What goes on in your mind?
        E7                                          A
You are tearing me apart,    when you treat me so unkind.
          B7sus4   B7           E
What goes on,           in your mind?

    E7                       Am
The other day I saw you as I walked along the road.
    E7                              Am
But when I saw him with you I could feel my future fold.
                   B7               E7                B7
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie.      Tell me why.

          E7                                         A
What goes on in your heart?     What goes on in your mind?
        E7                                          A
You are tearing me apart,    when you treat me so unkind.
          B7sus4   B7           E
What goes on,           in your mind?

  E7                             Am
I met you in the morning waiting for the tides of time.
    E7                             Am
But now the tide is turning, I can see that I was blind.
                   B7               E7                B7
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie.      Tell me why.
          E7
What goes on,    in your heart?

Instrumental:  E7    A    E7    /    /    A  B7  E7

  E7                                Am
I used to think of no-one else, but you were just the same.
    E7                         Am
You didn't even think of me as someone with a name.
                         B7                 E7                B7
Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die.      Tell me why.

          E7                                         A
What goes on in your heart?     What goes on in your mind?
        E7                                          A
You are tearing me apart,    when you treat me so unkind.
          B7sus4   B7           E
What goes on,           in your mind?
         E7                   E
(In your mind.)      (In your mind.)

B7sus4:  X24252



9. Girl (Lennon/McCartney)

         Cm      G7              Cm    Cm7
Is there anybody going to listen to my story,
Fm                             Eb    G7
All about the girl who came to stay?
          Cm               G7               Cm        Cm7
She's the kind of girl you want so much, it makes you sorry.
Fm                              Cm
Still you don't regret a single day.

    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7
Ah, Girl.                    Girl, girl.

       Cm               G7                  Cm      Cm7
When I think of all the times I've tried so hard to leave her,
Fm                               Eb    G7
She will turn to me and start to cry.
        Cm           G7              Cm  Cm7
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her.
Fm                               Cm
After all this time I don't know why.

    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7
Ah, Girl.                    Girl, girl.

Fm                                  C
She's the kind of girl who puts you down, when friends are there,
           Fm         C        Fm 
You feel a fool.               When you say she's looking good,
    C                                 Fm         Ab
She acts as if it's understood, she's cool. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7
Girl.                    Girl, girl.

        Cm                G7                    Cm      Cm7
Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure?
Fm                              Eb    G7
Did she understand it when they said,
       Cm                 G7               Cm     Cm7
That a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure?
Fm                                  Cm
Will she still believe it when he's dead?

    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7
Ah, Girl.                    Girl, girl.

Instrumental:  Cm   G7   Cm   Cm7   Fm   /   Eb   G7

               Cm   G7   Cm   Cm7   Fm   /   Cm   /

Outtro:  Fade     Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7    Eb    Gm    Fm    Bb7   (Eb nc)
             Ah,  Girl.                    Girl, girl.



10. I'm Looking Through You (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  Ab      AbMaj9      Ab  Db  Ab  Db  Ab  Db

Ab    Db      Bbm          Fm              Eb
  I'm looking through you,   where did you go?
Ab  Db        Bbm7      Fm           Eb
  I thought I knew you,   what did I know?
Fm7              Bbsus4  Bbm       Ab  Db   Eb
  You don't look diffe - rent, but you have changed.
Ab    Db      Bbm          Db               Ab  Db  Ab  Db  Ab  Db
  I'm looking through you,   you're not the same.

Ab     Db       Bbm     Fm         Eb
  Your lips are moving,   I cannot hear.
Ab     Db       Bbm       Fm                     Eb
  Your voice is soothing,   but the words aren't clear.
Fm                Bbsus4  Bbm        Ab      Db  Eb
  You don't sound diffe - rent, I've learned the game.
Ab    Db      Bbm          Db               Ab Db Ab Db Ab Db Ab
  I'm looking through you,   you're not the same.

Db                            Ab
Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Db                        Eb           Eb7
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.

Ab       Db       Bbm    Fm             Eb
  You're thinking of me,   the same old way.
Ab    Db    Bbm      Fm          Eb
  You were above me,   but not today.
Fm7        Bbsus4  Bbm      Ab     Db   Eb
  The only diffe - rence is you're down there.
Ab    Db      Bbm          Db             Ab Db Ab Db Ab Db Ab
  I'm looking through you,   and you're nowhere.

Db                            Ab
Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
Db                        Eb           Eb7
Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.

Ab    Db      Bbm          Fm              Eb
  I'm looking through you,   where did you go?
Ab  Db        Bbm       Fm           Eb
  I thought I knew you,   what did I know?
Fm7              Bbsus4  Bbm       Ab  Db   Eb
  You don't look diffe - rent, but you have changed.
Ab    Db      Bbm          Db               Ab  Db
  I'm looking through you,   you're not the same.
Ab        Db           Ab      Db
Yeah, 'a, Baby, you’ve changed.

Outtro:  Ab    Db            Ab      Db
           Ah,   I'm looking through you.
         Ab      Db            Ab      Db   Ab   Db   Ab
           Yeah,   I'm looking through you.

AbMaj9:  X35343
Bbsus4:  668866



11. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  A    E    A    E

          A      E      F#m    A7        D    Dm
There are places I'll remember,   all my life,
       A                                E       F#m   A7
Though some have changed. Some forever, not for better. 
          D    Dm     A 
Some have gone,   and some remain.

          F#m7             D             G
All these places had their moments, with lovers and friends,
  A                          F#m7               B
I still can recall. Some are dead, and some are living.
   Dm            A              /              E
In my life, I've loved them all.

       A         E           F#m    A7          D    Dm
But of all these friends and lovers,   there is no - one,
   A                                  E          F#m   A7
Compares with you. And these memories lose their meaning,
       D        Dm      A 
When I think of love as something new.

         F#m7                   D            G
Though I know I'll never lose affection, for people and things,
     A              F#m7                            B
That went before. I know I'll often stop and think about them.
   Dm         A
In my life, I love you more.

Instrumental:  A  E  F#m  A7  D  Dm  

               A   / E  F#m  A7  D  Dm  A

         F#m7                   D            G
Though I know I'll never lose affection, for people and things,
     A              F#m7                            B
That went before. I know I'll often stop and think about them.
   Dm         A             /             E
In my life, I love you more.
   Dm nc                 A       E       A nc
In my life,   I love you more.



12. Wait (Lennon/McCartney)

            F#m7 B     Bm   F#m  Db7         F#m
It's been a long time, now, I'm, coming back home.
           F#m7 B    Bm  F#m  Db7        F#m
I've been away  now, oh, how, I've been alone.
A     D        A         D       A
Wait,   till I come back to your side.
D           A       Db7      F#m
   We'll forget the tears we cried.

            F#m7  B       Bm    F#m   Db7      F#m
But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away.
            F#m7    B       Bm   F#m  Db7       F#m
And if your heart's strong, hold on,  I won't delay.
A     D        A         D       A
Wait,   till I come back to your side.
D           A       Db7      F#m
   We'll forget the tears we cried.

          B                    E
I feel as though, you ought to know,
               A                      F#m
That I've been good, as good as I can be.
           B                 E
And if you do, I'll trust in you,
              A                 Db7sus4 Db
And know that you will wait for me.

            F#m7 B     Bm   F#m  Db7         F#m
It's been a long time, now, I'm, coming back home.
           F#m7 B    Bm  F#m  Db7        F#m
I've been away  now, oh, how, I've been alone.
A     D        A         D       A
Wait,   till I come back to your side.
D           A       Db7      F#m
   We'll forget the tears we cried.

          B                    E
I feel as though, you ought to know,
               A                      F#m
That I've been good, as good as I can be.
           B                 E
And if you do, I'll trust in you,
              A                 Db7sus4 Db
And know that you will wait for me.

            F#m7  B       Bm    F#m   Db7      F#m
But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away.
            F#m7    B       Bm   F#m  Db7       F#m
And if your heart's strong, hold on,  I won't delay.
A     D        A         D       A
Wait,   till I come back to your side.
D           A       Db7      F#m
   We'll forget the tears we cried.

            F#m7 B     Bm   F#m  Db7         F#m
It's been a long time, now, I'm, coming back home.
           F#m7 B     Bm   F#m   Db7        F#m
I've been away  now,  oh,  how,  I've been alone.

Db7sus4:  X44474



13. If I Needed Someone (Harrison)

Intro:  A7    /    /    /

A                                                                G6
If I needed someone to love, you're the one that I'd be thinking of.
            A7               A
If I needed someone.         If I had some more time to spend,
                                G6                     A7
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend.    If I needed someone.

Em                F#7                               Bm
Had you come some other day, then it might not have been like this.
Em              F#7             Bm      E7sus4  E7
But you see now I'm too much in love.

A                                                                G6
Carve your number on my wall, and maybe you will get a call from me.
            A7
If I needed someone.

Instrumental:  A      /      /      /      G6       /      A7      /
               Ah,           ah,           ah,             ah.

A
If I had some more time to spend, 
                                G6                     A7
Then I guess I'd be with you my friend.    If I needed someone.

Em                F#7                               Bm
Had you come some other day, then it might not have been like this.
Em              F#7             Bm      E7sus4  E7
But you see now I'm too much in love.

A                                                                G6
Carve your number on my wall, and maybe you will get a call from me.
            A7
If I needed someone.

Outtro:  A7     /      /      /      A nc
         Ah,           ah.

E7sus4:  020200



14. Run For Your Life (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:  D    /    /    /

          D                                         Bm
Well, I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.
      D                                        Bm
You’d better keep your head, little girl, or I won't know where I am.
                                      E
You’d better run for your life if you can, little girl.
Bm                    E
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Bm                     G    F#         Bm                   D    /
Catch you with another man, that's the end'a, little girl.

          D                                     Bm
Well, you know that I'm a wicked guy, and I was born with a jealous mind.
    D                                          Bm
And I can't spend my whole life trying just to make you toe the line.
                                      E
You’d better run for your life if you can, little girl.
Bm                    E
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Bm                     G    F#         Bm
Catch you with another man, that's the end'a, little girl.

Instrumental:  D    /    G    D    A7    D

D                            Bm
Let this be a sermon, I mean everything I said.
D                             Bm
Baby, I'm determined, and I'd rather see you dead.
                                      E
You’d better run for your life if you can, little girl.
Bm                    E
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Bm                     G    F#         Bm                   D    /
Catch you with another man, that's the end'a, little girl.

    D                                         Bm
I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.
      D                                          Bm
You’d better keep your head, little girl, or you won't know where I am.
                                      E
You’d better run for your life if you can, little girl.
Bm                    E
Hide your head in the sand, little girl.
Bm                     G    F#         Bm                   D    /
Catch you with another man, that's the end'a, little girl.

Outtro:  Repeat and fade    
                            D     
                                  No, no,   no.
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