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NOBODY TOLD ME

As recorded by John Lennon
(From the 1984 Album MILK AND HONEY)

Words and Music by John Lennon

Transcribed by Slowhand



           A                  Aadd9                  D                   D6
      x 0 2 2 2 x          x 0 2 4 2 x          x x 0 2 3 2          x x 0 4 3 2

           E                   Bm                    G                   Em
      0 2 2 1 0 0          x 2 4 4 3 2          3 5 5 4 3 3          0 2 2 0 0 0

           C
      x 3 2 0 1 0



Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Earl Slick - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Hugh McCracken - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=121(8=s8)
             A    Aadd9       D     D6  D   A
 4/4
  Gtr I (Ac. Gtr.)
  W          Q  E E +Q  E E   E E E e E e E E
             |  | |  |  | |   | | | |   |   |
             /  / /  /  / /   / / / /   /   /

  Gtr II (El. Gtr.)
                                  PM        PM
  W          Q  E E  Q  Q     Q   E E E e E E
|----------|------2---------|-------2---2-----|
|----------|-2----2--2------|-3-----3---3-----|
|----------|-2----4--4------|-2-----4---2-----|
|----------|-2----2--2------|-0---0-0---0-----|
|----------|-0-------0------|---------------0-|
|----------|----------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr III (El. Gtr.)
| W          Q  q    Q  q     Q   q   Q   q
|----------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------|----2-------2---|-----3-------3---|
|----------|----2-------2---|-----2-------2---|
|----------|----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|
|----------|----0-------0---|-----------------|
|----------|----------------|-----------------|


        Aadd9    A   D     D6  D
  E E E E +E E E E   E E E E E E E e
  | | | |  | | | |   | | | |   | | |
  / / / /  / / / /   / / / /   / / /

  Q   E E  Q   Q     Q   E E E e Q
|-2-----2----------|-----------------|
|-2-----2--2-------|-3-----3---3-----|
|-2-----4--4-------|-2-----4---2-----|
|-2-----2--2-------|-0-----0---0-----|
|-0--------0-------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|
|
| Q   q    Q   q     Q   q   Q   q
|------------------|-----------------|
|-----2--------2---|-----3-------3---|
|-----2--------2---|-----2-------2---|
|-----2--------2---|-----0-------0---|
|-----0--------0---|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------|


   1st & 3rd Verses
    A            A   D    D6  D   A        Aadd9        D     D6  D
    Gtr I
    Q  E E +Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E +E E E E   Q.    E E E Q
    |  | |  |  | |   |  | |   | | |   |  | |  | | | |   |     |   |
    /  / /  /  / /   /  / /   / / /   /  / /  / / / /   /     /   /

    Gtr II
                        PM        PM
    Q  E E  Q  Q     Q  E E E e E E   Q  E E  Q   Q     Q   E E E e Q
||-----------------|------2---------|-2----2----------|----------------|
||o-2----2--2------|-3----3---3-----|-2----2--2-------|-3-----3---3----|
||--2----4--4------|-2----4---2-----|-2----4--4-------|-2-----4---2----|
||--2----2--2------|-0--0-0---0-----|-2----2--2-------|-0-----0---0----|
||o-0-------0------|--------------0-|-0-------0-------|----------------|
||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|
|   Q  q    Q  q     Q  q   Q   q     Q  q    Q   q     Q   q   Q   q
||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
||o----2-------2---|----3-------3---|----2--------2---|-----3-------3--|
||-----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2--------2---|-----2-------2--|
||-----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----2--------2---|-----0-------0--|
||o----0-------0---|----------------|----0--------0---|----------------|
||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  A       E         D         Bm
                   2/4       4/4
  Q  E  E E E Q     E E E E   Q  q    E E Q     q   E E q       q
  |  |  | | | |     | | |     |  |    | | |     |   | | |       |
  /  /  / / / /     / / /     /  /    / / /     /   / / /       /

  Q  E  E Q   E E   Q   E E   q  E  E q   E E   E E E E E   E   E E
|---------0-------|-2-------|-----------------|----------------------||
|-2----^0-0-----3-|-3-------|-----------------|----------------------||
|-2----^1-1-----2-|-2-------|-4--4----4---4---|-4---4---4-------4----||
|-2----^2-2-----0-|-0-------|-4--4----4---4---|-4---4---4-------4----||
|-0----^2-2-------|-----x---|-2--2----2---2---|-2---2---2-------2----||
|---------0-------|-------2-|-------2-------2-|-------2-----------2--||
|
|                                                       |--3--|
| Q  q    Q   q     Q   q     Q  H.             Q   Q   E E   E Q
|-----------------|---------|-----------------|----------------------||
|----2--------0---|-----3---|----3------------|-3---3---3-3---3-3----||
|----2--------1---|-----2---|----4------------|-4---4---4-------4----||
|----2--------2---|-----0---|----4------------|-4---4---4-------4----||
|----0--------2---|---------|----2------------|-2---2---2-------2----||
|-------------0---|---------|-----------------|----------------------||


 2nd & 4th Verses
  A    Aadd9   A   D    D6  D   A        Aadd9    A   D     D6  D
  Q  E E +Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E +E E E E   Q.    E E E Q
  |  | |  |  | |   |  | |   | | |   |  | |  | | | |   |     |   |
  /  / /  /  / /   /  / /   / / /   /  / /  / / / /   /     /   /

                                                          PM
  Q  E E  Q  Q     Q  E E E e q     Q  E E  Q   Q     Q   E e E e Q
|----------------|------2---------|------3----------|-------2---------|
|-2----2--2------|-3----3---3-----|-2----2--2-------|-3-----3---3-----|
|-2----4--4------|-2----4---2-----|-2----4--4-------|-2-----4---2-----|
|-2----2--2------|-0----0---0-0---|-2----2--2-------|-0---0-0---0-----|
|-0-------0------|----------------|-0-------0-------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| Q  q    Q  q     Q  q   Q   q     Q  q    Q   q     Q   q   Q   q
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----2-------2---|----3-------3---|----2--------2---|-----3-------3---|
|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2--------2---|-----2-------2---|
|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----2--------2---|-----0-------0---|
|----0-------0---|----------------|----0--------0---|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                              $
  A      E         D          Bm         N.C.
                  2/4        4/4
  Q  E E  E E Q     E E E E   W          W                W
  |  | |  | | |     | | |
  /  / /  / / /     / / /

                              Gtrs I, II
                                                   PM-------|       PM|
  Q  Q    Q   Q     Q   Q     W          E e E e E E Q    E e E E E E Q
|--------^0------|-^2-------|----------|----------------|----------------|
|-2------^0------|-^3-------|-3--------|----------------|----------------|
|-2------^1------|-^2-------|-4--------|----------------|----------------|
|-2------^2------|-^0-------|-4--------|-------0---2----|---2---0---2----|
|-0------^2------|-^0-------|-2--------|-2-4---------2--|-2-----------2--|
|--------^0------|-^2-------|----------|----------------|----------------|
|
|                                                  PM-------|       PM|
| Q  q    Q   q     Q   q     W          E e E e E E Q    E e E E E E Q
|----------------|----------|----------|----------------|----------------|
|----2--------0--|------3---|-3--------|----------------|----------------|
|----2--------1--|------2---|-4--------|----------------|----------------|
|----2--------2--|------0---|-4--------|-------0---2----|---2---0---2----|
|----0--------2--|----------|-2--------|-2-4---------2--|-2-----------2--|
|-------------0--|----------|----------|----------------|----------------|


                                       Gt
  W                W
                                       Gt
            PM|
                                |-3--|
  E e E e E E Q    Q  E E +E  E E E. S
|----------------|---------------------||
|----------------|---------------------||
|----------------|---------------------||
|-------0---2----|----2-0-(0)-2--------||
|-2-4---------2--|----------------x----||
|----------------|-------------------x-||


 Chorus
  G     D       Em
 r I
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E   E   E   E   E   E   q
  |     |       |   |   |   |   |   |   |
  /     /       /   /   /   /   /   /   /

 rs II, III
                |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |-3-|
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E   E E E   E E E   E e E E
|-------------|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-------|
|-------7-----|-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-0-0---|
|-4-----7-----|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-0-0---|
|-5-----7-----|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-------|
|-5-----5-----|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-------|
|-3-----------|---------------------------------|


  G     D       Em                               G     D
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E   E   E   E   E   E   q        Q  Q  Q  Q
  |     |       |   |   |   |   |   |   |        |     |
  /     /       /   /   /   /   /   /   /        /     /

                |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |-3--|
  Q  Q  Q  Q    E E   E E E   E E E   E E  E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-3-----------|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7\-----|-3-----------|
|-3-----7-----|-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8\-0---|-3-----7-----|
|-4-----7-----|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9\-----|-4-----7-----|
|-5-----7-----|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9\-----|-5-----7-----|
|-5-----5-----|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7\-----|-5-----5-----|
|-3-----------|------------------------------0-|-3-----------|


  Em                              C     G       D
  E   E   E   E   E   E   q       Q  Q  Q  Q    Q     E E   H
  |   |   |   |   |   |   |       |     |       |     | |   |
  /   /   /   /   /   /   /       /     /       /     / /   /

  |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |-3-|
  E E   E E E   E E E   E E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q    E E a E E a E e Q
|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---|-0-----3-----|--------------------|
|-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---|-1-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-3----|
|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---|-0-----4-----|-2---2h4---2h4-2----|
|-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---9-9-9---|-2-----5-----|-0-0-----0-----0----|
|-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7---|-3-----5-----|--------------------|
|-----------------------------0-|-------3-----|--------------------|


                Interlude
  C     G        A           Aadd9     A     D           D6
                                             |3|   |3|   |3|   |3|
  Q  Q  Q  Q     Q     Q     Q     E   E     E Q   E Q   E Q   E Q
  |     |        |     |     |     |   |     | |   | |   | |   | |
  /     /        /     /     /     /   /     / /   / /   / /   / /

                 |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |--3--|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
  Q  Q  Q  Q     E E E E E E E E E E E   E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-0-----3-----||---------------------------|-------------2-2---2-----|
|-1-----3-----||---2---2-2-2-2-2---2-2---2-|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|
|-0-----4-----||-2-2---2-2-2-4-4---4-4---4-|-2-2---2-2-2-4-4---4-2-0-|
|-2-----5-----||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-|-0---0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|
|-3-----5-----||-0-----------0---0---------|-----------------------0-|
|-------3-----||---------------------------|-------------------------|


                                                     To Coda
  A             Aadd9           D             D6
                                        |3|           |3|
  Q     E   E   E   E   Q       E   E   E Q   E   E   E Q
  |     |   |   |   |   |       |       | |   |       | |
  /     /   /   /   /   /       /       / /   /       / /

  |-3-| |--3--| |--3--| |-3-|   |--3--| |-3-| |--3--| |-3-|
  E E E E E   E E E   E E E E   E E   E E E E E E   E E E E
|-----------------3-----3-----|---2-----2---2-2-2-----2-2------||
|---2---2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-0-|---3-----3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-----o||
|-2-2---2-2---2-4-4---4-4-4-0-|-2-2-----2-2-2-4-4-----4-4-0----||
|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-0-|-0-----0---0---0-----0-0-0-0----||
|-0---0---------0-------------|---------------------------0---o||
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------||


 5th Verse
  A    Aadd9   A   D    D6  D   A        Aadd9    A
  Q  E E +Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E +E E E E
  |  | |  |  | |   |  | |   | | |   |  | |  | | | |
  /  / /  /  / /   /  / /   / / /   /  / /  / / / /

                      PM        PM
  Q  E E  Q  Q     Q  E E E e E E   Q  E E  Q   Q
|----------------|------2---------|-2----2----------|
|-2----2--2------|-3----3---3-----|-2----2--2-------|
|-2----4--4------|-2----4---2-----|-2----4--4-------|
|-2----2--2------|-0--0-0---0-----|-2----2--2-------|
|-0-------0------|--------------0-|-0-------0-------|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|
| Gtr III
| Q  q    Q  q     Q  q   Q   q     Q  q    Q   q
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----2-------2---|----3-------3---|----2--------2---|
|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2--------2---|
|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----2--------2---|
|----0-------0---|----------------|----0--------0---|
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|


                                 D.S. al Coda
  D     D6  D      A       E         D
                                    2/4
  Q.    E E E Q    Q  E  E E E Q     E E E E
  |     |   |      |  |  | | | |     | | |
  /     /   /      /  /  / / / /     / / /

  Q   E E E e Q    Q  E  E Q   E E   Q   E E
|----------------|---------0-------|-2--------||
|-3-----3---3----|-2----^0-0-----3-|-3--------||
|-2-----4---2----|-2----^1-1-----2-|-2--------||
|-0-----0---0----|-2----^2-2-----0-|-0--------||
|----------------|-0----^2-2-------|-----x----||
|----------------|---------0-------|-------2--||
|
| Q   q   Q   q    Q  q    Q   q     Q   q
|----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-----3-------3--|----2--------0---|-----3----||
|-----2-------2--|----2--------1---|-----2----||
|-----0-------0--|----2--------2---|-----0----||
|----------------|----0--------2---|----------||
|----------------|-------------0---|----------||


   Outro
    &
    A                     A     D         D6
   4/4
                                |3| |3|   |3|   |3|
    Q     Q     Q     E   E     E Q E Q   E Q   E Q
    |     |     |     |   |     | | | |   | |   | |
    /     /     /     /   /     / / / /   / /   / /

    |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |--3--|   |3| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    E E E E E E E E E E E   E   E Q E E E E E E E E E
||----2-----------2---2-2-----|---2-2-2---2-2---2-2---|
||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-----|---3-3-3---3-3---3-3---|
||--2---2-2-2-2-4-4---4-4---0-|-2-2-2-2-2-4-4---4-4---|
||--2---2-2-2-2-2---4-2-2---0-|-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
||o-0---0-------0---0---------|---------------------0-|
||----------------------------|-----------------------|


  A             Aadd9           D             D6
                                        |3|           |3|
  Q     E   E   E   E   Q       E   E   E Q   E   E   E Q
  |     |   |   |   |   |       |       | |   |       | |
  /     /   /   /   /   /       /       / /   /       / /

  |-3-| |--3--| |--3--| |-3-|   |--3--| |-3-| |--3--| |-3-|
  E E E E E   E E E   E E E E   E E   E E E E E E   E E E E  3x
|---2-----2-------3-----3-3---|---2-----------2-2-----2-2----||
|-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-0-|-3-3-----3-3---3-3-----3-3-3-o||
|-2-2-2-2-2---2-4-4---4-4-4-0-|-2-2-----2-2---4-4---4-4-4-2--||
|-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2---2-2-2---|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-----0-0---0--||
|-0---0---------0-----0-------|-----------------------------o||
|-----------------------------|------------------------------||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths




Everybodys talking and no one says a word
Everybodys making love and no one really cares
Theres nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs
Always something happening and nothing going on
Theres always something cooking and nothing in the pot
Theyre starving back in china so finish what you got

Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Strange days indeed -- strange days indeed

Everybodys runnin and no one makes a move
Everyones a winner and nothing left to lose
Theres a little yellow idol to the north of katmandu
Everybodys flying and no one leaves the ground
Everybodys crying and no one makes a sound
Theres a place for us in the movies you just gotta lay around

Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama

Everybodys smoking and no ones getting high
Everybodys flying and never touch the sky
Theres a ufo over new york and I aint too surprised

Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Nobody told me thered be days like these
Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama

            
            
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