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Song: She's leaving home
Artist: The Beatles
Composer: Lennon & McCartney
Album: Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
31st May 2016

This is best played fingerstyle. I suggest alternating
between plucking the strings to simulate the pizzicato
violins, and arpeggios. An advantage of playing this in C
is the relatively easier chords, and the option to lower
the capo and key, if needed, to sing those higher notes.

Time signature: 3/4 (Waltz time)

TUNING: The backing track was most likely sped up slightly,
raising the pitch sharply.  To match it, use a chromatic
tuner and tune all strings up approx. +40.  Alternatively,
to avoid retuning, live performances are more likely to be
in true concert pitch.

Live version at this link:

This is a nice little riff to add:
  * Am7         D9
e |-----------|-----------|-----------|
B |--1--1--1--|--1--1--1--|--1--1--1--|
G |--0--0--0--|--2--2--2--|--2--2--2--|
D |-----------|--0--2--4--|--2--0-----|
A |--0--2--3--|-----------|--------3--|
E |-----------|-----------|-----------|

CAPO: 4th fret (Sounds in the approx. key of E)

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
C    = x32010               F/G    = 303211
Gm7  = 353333               G7     = 320001
Dm   = xx0231               C7     = x32310
Dm/F = xx3231 or 10023x     Gm6/Bb = x10030
Am7  = x02010               F/A    = x03211
D9   = x54550


|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

[Verse 1]
   C        Gm7        Dm       Dm/F          Am7
Wednesday morning, at five o' - clock, as the day begins,

 * Am7         D9
|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

  F/G                   G7
Silently closing her bedroom door,
  F/G                        G7
Leaving the note, that she hoped would say more,
          C       Gm7           Dm
She goes down - stairs to the kitchen,
  Dm/F            Am7
Clutching her handkerchief, 

 * Am7         D9
|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

  F/G                  G7
Quietly turning the backdoor key, 
  F/G                    G7
Stepping outside she is free!

[Verse 2]
    (We gave her most of our lives!)

...Is leaving-------------------------------...
              (Sacrificed most of our lives!)

 C                 Gm6/Bb               Am7 
Home----------------------------!       She's leaving home,
    (We gave her everything money could buy---------!)

        D9                Am7              D9
After living alone for so many years!   |  /  /  /  |
              (Bye------, bye-------!)

[Verse 3]
  C     Gm7
Father snores,
        Dm       Dm/F        Am7
As his wife gets into her dressing gown,

 * Am7         D9
|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

 F/G                         G7
Picks up the letter that's lying there,
  F/G                  G7
standing alone at the top of the stairs,
            C         Gm7           Dm
She breaks down, and cries to her husband,
 Dm/F        Am7
"Daddy, our baby's gone!"

 * Am7         D9
|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

 F/G                          G7
"Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly?
F/G                      G7
How could she do this to me?"

[Verse 4]
    (We never thought of ourselves!)

...Is leaving-------------------------------...
              (Never a thought for ourselves!)

 C             Gm6/Bb                    Am7 
Home----------------------------!        She's leaving home,
  (We struggled hard all our lives to get by---------!)

        D9                Am7             D9
After living alone for so many years!  |  /  /  /  |
              (Bye------, bye-------!)

[Verse 5]
   C     Gm7       Dm        Dm/F        Am7
Friday morning at nine o' - clock she is far away,

 * Am7         D9
|  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  |

  F/G                       G7
Waiting to keep the ap - pointment she made,
  F/G                   G7
Meeting a man from the motor trade!

[Verse 6]
    (What did we do that was wrong?)

...Is having-------------------------------...
              (We didn't know it was wrong!)

 C             Gm6/Bb                      Am7
Fun----------------------------!         Something inside,
    (Fun is the one thing that money can't buy---------!)

           D9                 Am7              D9
That was always denied for so many years!   |  /  /  /  |
                   (Bye------, bye-------!)

Am7            D9              F/A        C
She's leaving home!  (Bye----, bye----!)

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catapult90 67 Apr 16, 2017 11:28 AM

perfect tab.amazing chord progression.

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Mats Fagergren 2,159 Jun 06, 2017 01:55 PM

I like this version, where the special base tones on the chords are included. Perfect !!

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fbgb 10 Jun 12, 2017 04:56 PM, edited at 09:08 pm

Hugely good piece of work here Diddy! It just might be a little F at the start, perhaps?| F | F/G | G7 | * |
Also, probably me being lazy, but instead of Gm7 I quite like Gm/Bb = x10033

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