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    -------------------------------------------------------

    THE BEATLES - I'M ONLY SLEEPING (Lennon/McCartney) From     
                  REVOLVER album. Released on August, 5th 
                  1966.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    Tabbed by:PJVillanueva






    Each one of the tracks from REVOLVER is a world of its own.
    I'M ONLY SLEEPING is not as simple as it looks and it took 
    four days to complete. It was speeded up and down several 
    times to achieve the sound Lennon was looking for his own 
    voice, but the most painstaking was the backwards guitar, 
    which took George six hours' hard work. The song is a real
    work of art and manages only too well to transmit Lennon's
    lazy feelings and his occasional loathing for reality. 
 


  

    Tune your guitar half a step down to get the same pitch 
    of John's guitar on the record. 
      
      



    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Everybody seems to think I'm lazy 
    I don't mind, I think they're crazy 
    Running everywhere at such a speed 
    Till they find, there's no need 

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    Lying there and staring at the ceiling 
    Waiting for a sleepy feeling 

    SOLO

    Please don't spoil my day 
    I'm miles away 
    And after all 
    I'm only sleeping 

    Keeping an eye on the world going by my window 
    Taking my time 

    When I wake up early in the morning, 
    Lift my head, I'm still yawning 
    When I'm in the middle of a dream 
    Stay in bed, float up stream 

    Please don't wake me, no 
    don't shake me 
    Leave me where I am 
    I'm only sleeping 




    12/8


                                                                Em
  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|-------------------------------|-----------------------------0-|
  G|-------------------------------|------------------------------0|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------2
  A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                            


                                     
                                Am
  e|------- 0------ 0------ 0---0--|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0-------0----1-|--------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------0-------0-------0-----2|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2-------2------2--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A2--------2-------2-------2------|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0-------0------|-------------------------------|
    When I  wake up early   in      morning, 
                                 the


    G               C            G                    B7
  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3------ --2-2-- 2----2-|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0-------0---------0-0---0----0-|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0-------0---------2-2---2----2-|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0-------0---------1-1---1----1-|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3----2-|2-------2---------2-2---2----2-|
  E|3-------3----3---------------3-|3-------3----------------------|
    Lift my      head,              I'm     still   yawning 


    00:09
    Em                              Am
  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|0-------0----0--0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    When I'm     the        of  a   dream 
            in      middle


    G               C            G                  C
  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------|
    Stay in      bed,               float        stream 
                                         up

                                 
                                 G
  e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-|
  B|1-------1-------1-------1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2-------2----0-|
  A|3-------3-------3-------3------|
  E|-------------------------------|
 
   (Float        stream) 
         up

    00:21
                                    Am
  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       wake    me,     no      don't   shake   me      leave
         don't
                        (Ooooooooooooooooohhhh)

    Bm                              Am
  e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1--P-0-|
  G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-|
  D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2--P-0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
         me      where   I       am              I'm  
   (Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh) only


    Cmaj7                                                      
  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping
   (Sleeeping)

    00:35

  e|------- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------0-------0-------0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A2--------2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------|
    Everybody       seems   think   lazy 
                         to      I'm



  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----2- -----2- 2----2-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0-------0--0----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----2-------2--2----2-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----1-------1--1----1-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----------------------|
    I    don't   mind,           I  think        crazy 
                                         they're

    00:44

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0----0--0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------|
    Running everywhere  at such a  speed 




  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3------|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1------|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0------|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----0-------2--2------|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|
  E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3----------------------|
    Till they    find,              there's      need 
                                         no



  e|3----3- 3------ 3------ 3---3--|
  B|1----1--1-------1-------1----0-|
  G|0----0--0-------0-------0-----0|
  D|2----2--2-------2-------2------0
  A|3----3--3-------3-------3------|
  E|-------------------------------|

   (There's no  need) 

    00:55

  e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|
  G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  D|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  A2--------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       spoil   my      day        I'm  miles   away             
         don't
                                   (Ooooooohhh)



  e|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0----0- 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|1----1--1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|4----4--4-------4----4--4----4-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0--0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                And after       all             I'm only 
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh)



  e|0------ ------- 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0---------------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0---------------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2---------------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3---------------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping 
   (Sleeping)

           (.

  e|-----0- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -----1-|
  B|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------3-|
  G|-----0--0----------------------|-----------------------------2-|
  D|-----2--2----------------------|-----------------------------0-|
  A2-----2--2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|0----0--0----------------------|-------------------------------|



    01:14
    Dm                           E                  E7
  e|1------ 1------ 1----1- 1----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----0-|0-------0-------3----3--3----3-|
  G|2-------2-------2----2--2----1-|1-------1-------1----1--1----1-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|
  A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|
  E|-------------------------------|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|
    Keeping an eye      on the world    going   by      my       win..



    Am              Am7             F                    F6      E
  e|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-|
  B|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|1--------------------3--x----0-|
  G|2-------2----2--0-------0----0-|2--------------------2--x----1-|
  D|2-------2----2--2-------2------|3--------------------x--x----2-|
  A|0-------0----0-----------------|3--------------------3-------2-|
  E|----------------3-------3------|1--------------------1-------0-|
    .....dow                        Taking  my   time          


    01:23
            E7                          
  e|------- 0------ 0----0- 0------|------- 0------ 0----0- 0----3-|
  B|--------3-------3----3--3------|--------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|--------1-------1----1--1------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|--------2-------2----2--2------|--------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|--------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    Lying   there   staring at      ceiling 
                 and             the


  e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-|
  B|0-------0----0--1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|
  G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|
  D|0-------0----0--2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-|
  A|2-------2----2--3----3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3-------3----3-----------------|3----3--3--------------------0-|
    waiting     for             a   sleepy      feeling.


    01:33
    BACKWARDS GUITAR SOLO

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|-------------------------------|





  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|
  B|0-------0-------1----1--1----0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
  D|0-------0-------2----2--2----0-|0-------0----0--2----2--2----2-|
  A|2-------2-------3----3--3------|2-------2----2--3----3--3----3-|
  E|3-------3----------------------|3-------3----3-----------------|





  e|3------ 3------ 3------ 3----3-|
  B|1-------1-------1-------1----1-|
  G|0-------0-------0-------0----0-|
  D|2-------2-------2-------2----2-|
  A|3-------3-------3-------3----3-|
  E|-------------------------------| 



    01:44                                                           

  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       spoil   my      day     I'm     miles   away 
         don't   
                        (Ooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|
  B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|
  G|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|4-------4-------4----4--4----4-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                 And             all     I'm     only 
                    after              
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0----------------------------0-|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|0-----------------------------0|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|2------------------------------2
  A|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3------|3------------------------------|
    sleeping 
   (Sleeping)

           (.

  e|------- 0------ ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  G|--------0----------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|--------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  A2--------2----------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|0-------0----------------------|-------------------------------|



    02:03

  e|1------ 1----1- 1----1- -----0-|0------ 0----0- 0----0- 0----0-|     
  B|3-------3----3--3----3-------0-|0-------0----0--1----1--1----1-|
  G|2-------2----2--2----2-------1-|1-------1----1--1----1--1----1-|
  D|0-------0----0--0----0-------2-|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-|
  A|-------------------------------|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-|
  E|-------------------------------|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|
    Keeping an eye      on the world    going   by      my       win..




  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|1------ ------- -----1- -----0-|
  B|1-------1-------1----1--1----x-|1--------------------3--x----0-|    
  G|2-------2-------0----0--0----x-|2--------------------2--x----1-|
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2----x-|3--------------------x--x----2-|
  A|0-------0-------x----x--x------|3--------------------3-------2-|
  E|----------------3----3--3------|1--------------------1-------0-|
    .....dow                        Taking  my   time            When    


    02:12

  e|-----0- 0------ 0------ 0----0-|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0----3-|
  B|-----3--3-------0-------0----0-|1-------1-------1----1--1----0-|     
  G|-----1--1-------1-------1----1-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  D|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|2-------2-------2----2--2----0-|
  A|-----2--2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
  E|-----0--0-------0-------0----0-|-------------------------------|
         I  wake up early   in      morning, 
                                 the



  e|3----3- 3----3- -----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----2- -----2- 2----0-|
  B|0----0--0----1-------1--1----0-|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|        
  G|0----0--0----0-------0--0----0-|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|
  D|0----0--0----2-------2--2----0-|0----0--0----1-------1--1----2-|
  A|2----2--2----3-------3--3------|2----2--2----2-------2--2----2-|
  E|3----3--3----------------------|3----3--3--------------------0-|
    Lift my      head,              I'm     still   yawning 


    02:22

  e|0------ 0------ 0----0- 0------|-----0- 0----0- -----0- 0------|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----1--1----1-------1--1------|
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-----2--2----0-------2--2------|            
  D|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----2--2----2-------2--2------|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2------|-----0--0----3-------0--0------|
  E|0-------0-------0----0--0------|-------------------------------|
    When I'm     the        of  a   dream 
            in      middle



  e|------- 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 3------|
  B|--------0-------1----1--1----0-|0----0--0----1--1----1--1------|
  G|--------0-------0----0--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0------|
  D|--------0-------2----2--2----0-|0----0--0----2--2----2--2------|                
  A|--------2-------3----3--3------|2----2--2----3--3----3--3------|
  E|--------3----------------------|3----3--3----------------------|
    Stay in      bed,               float        stream 
                                         up



  e|3------ 3------ 3----0- --0----|
  B|1-------1-------1----1----1----|
  G|0-------0-------0----2----2----|              
  D|2-------2-------2----2----2----|
  A|3-------3-------3----0----0----|
  E|-------------------------------|
 
   (Float        stream) 
         up

    02:33

  e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|0----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|
  B|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|1----1----1-----1----1----1----|             
  G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----|
  D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2----2-----2----2----2----|
  A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0----0----0-----0----0----0----|
  E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
    Please       wake    me,     no      don't   shake   me      leave
         don't
                        (Oooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|2------ 2------ -----2- 2----0-|0------ 0----0- 0------ 0----0-|
  B|3-------3------------3--3----1-|1-------1----1--1-------1----1-|
  G|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-|          
  D|4-------4------------4--4----2-|2-------2----2--2-------2----2-|
  A|2-------2------------2--2----0-|0-------0----0--0-------0----0-|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
         me      where   I       am              I'm  
                                                    only
   (Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh)


  e|-----0- --0---- 0----0- --0----|0------ ------- ------- ----0--|
  B|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0----------------------------0-|           
  G|-----0----0-----0----0----0----|0-----------------------------0|
  D|-----2----2-----2----2----2----|2------------------------------2
  A|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------|
  E|-----3----3-----3----3----3----|3------------------------------|
    sleeping
                                    BACKWARDS SOLO GUITAR ENDING ..                     

    02:47       
           (.                       

  e|------- 0------ ---0-0- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
  G|--------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
  D|--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------|
  A2--------2----------2-2---------|-------------------------------|
  E|0-------0----------0-0---------|-------------------------------|
    ...........................Fade out ...........................




  e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
  B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
    ...............................................................






     
        B  Bend
        R  Release
        /  Slide up
        \  Slide down
        H  Hammer-on
        P  Pull-off
        ~  Vibrato
        +  Harmonic
        x  Mute note
        .  Play note like a dot in standard notation
        ^  Ties two notes together
        (. Pause




            
            
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aig91 4,357 Feb 12, 2008 09:53 AM

Yay! I'm happy to see another great tab from you! This is very detailed and accurate, as always, and I can tell a lot of effort was put into it.

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Bicka 10 Mar 01, 2008 09:28 AM

Amazing tab, deserves more recognition.

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swarbl 10 Mar 30, 2008 01:34 PM

Great tab, man. You're ****in' insane.

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