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We Can Work It Out
The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released as the B-side to "Day 
Tripper".

Released as a double A-side with "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" was 
one of the few Beatles songs to have equal credit given to both songwriters. 
The song is notable for the dramatic (apparent) tempo change in the bridges, 
embellished with a harmonium played by John. In respect of lyrics, the 
optimistic mood of the verses makes a strong contrast to the dark and somehow 
pessimistic bridges, but the content of the lyrics doesn't "fall apart". The 
verses are sung by Paul alone, John takes the lead (with Paul singing harmony 
vocals) in the bridges. The arrangement consists of acoustic rhythm guitar, 
bass, harmonium, drums and tambourine.

Verse:
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          Try to  see     it      my          way,


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A|5---------------5--------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          do  I   have    to  keep    on          tal  -  king


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A|3-----------------------3------|5------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
  till I      can't       go      on?


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E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
          While   see     it      your        way,
              you

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E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          run the risk    of      knowing         that our


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A|3-----------------------3------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  love    may     soon    be  gone.


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D|5---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  We  can         work    it  out,


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D|5---------------5--------------|7---------------7--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  we  can         work    it  out.

Verse:
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          Think   what    you're  sa     -    ying,
              out

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A|5------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          you can get it      wrong,      and     still   you think


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A|3-----------------------4---/--|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
          that it's   all         right.


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A|5------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
          Think   what I'm        sa     -    ying,
              out

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A|5------------------------------|5-------5\---------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          we  can work    it  out         and     get it      straight,


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A|3-----------------------3------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          or      say     good    night.


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D|5---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  We  can         work    it  out,


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D|5-------5-------5--------------|7---------------7--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  we  can         work    it  out.

Bridge:
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E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Life            is              ve  -   ry              short,


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                          and     there's no              time


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D|5------------------------------|------------------------4------|
A|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



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A|-------------------------------|4-------4----------------------|
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                          for     fus   -    sing      and


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A|2------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  figh   -   ting,     my         friend.


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|2------------------------------|



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E|-------------------------------|2-------2----------------------|
  I               have            al  -   ways            thought


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                          that    it's    a               crime,


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A|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|3---------------3--------------|----------------3-------0------|



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                          so      I                    will


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A|2------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  ask                  you        once                 a-


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|2------------------------------|
  gain.

Verse:
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A|5---------------5--------------|------------------------3------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          Try to  see     it      my          way,


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---------------5--------------|------------------------3-/-5--|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          on- ly  time    will    tell    if  I           am


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A|3---------------3--------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
  right   or  I           am      wrong.


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---------------5--------------|------------------------3------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          While   see     it      your        way,
              you

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A|5---------------5--------------|------------------------5------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          there's chance  that    we      might   fall    a - part
              a

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A|3---------------3--------------|5---------------5--------------|
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          before          too     long.


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D|5---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  We  can         work    it  out,


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D|5---------------5--------------|7---------------7--------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  we  can         work    it  out.

Bridge:
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A|-------------------------------|9-------9----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  Life            is              ve  -   ry              short,


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                          and     there's no              time


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D|5-------5----------------------|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



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D|4-------4----------------------|------------------------4------|
A|-------------------------------|4-------4----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                          for     fus   -    sing      and


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A|2------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  figh   -   ting,     my         friend.


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|2------------------------------|



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A|2---------------2--------------|----------------0-------1------|
E|-------------------------------|2-------2----------------------|
  I               have            al  -   ways            thought


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---------------2--------------|--------0----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|2-----------------------3------|
                          that    it's    a               crime,


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A|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|----------------3--------------|------------------------0------|



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                          so      I                    will


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A|2------------------------------|0------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  ask                  you        once                 a-


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3------------------------------|2------------------------------|
  gain.

Verse:
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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|5---------------5-------5------|
          Try to  see     it      my          way,


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---------------5--------------|------------------------5------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          on- ly  time    will    tell    if  I           am


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3---------------3--------------|5-------5----------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5------|
  right   or  I           am      wrong.


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5------------------------------|------------------------3------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          While   see     it      your        way,
              you

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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5------------------------------|------------------------5------|
E|-------------------------------|5-------5----------------------|
          there's chance  that    we      might   fall    a - part
              a

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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|3-----------------------3------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
          before          too     long.


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D|5---------------5--------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|5---------------5--------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  We  can         work    it  out,


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  we  can         work    it  out.

Outro:
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