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Author
The Word
The Beatles
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; released on "Rubber Soul" album

Some people describe this song as the precedessor of "All You Need Is Love".

Intro:
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                                                          Say the

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  word,               and you'll  free,                   say the
                              be

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  word,               and be like me                      Say the


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  word                I'm thinking of,                    have you


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A|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3---------3------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5-------5--|
  heard               the word is "love"?                     It's


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  so          fine,           it's sun   -    shine,      it's the


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A|5-----------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3----------------|
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  word                           "love"

Bridge:
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      In      the             I   misun - derstood,
                beginning

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D|3-------3-------3-------3------|5-------5-------5-------5h7----|
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      but now I   got it,     the word is     good        Spread
                                                              the
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  word,               and you'll  free,                   spread
                              be                              the

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  word,               and be like me                      Spread
                                                              the

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  word                I'm thinking of,                    have you


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5---3----------------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5---3------|
  heard               the word is "love"?                     It's


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D|------------7------------------|------------5------------------|
A|----4---7----------------------|----2---5----------------------|
E|5------------------------------|3------------------------------|
  so          fine,           it's sun   -    shine,      it's the


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A|5-----------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3----------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5----------|
  word                           "love"

Bridge:
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A|5-------5-------5-------5------|3-------3-------3-------3------|
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      Eve-  I     go,         I   hear it     said
        rywhere

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D|3-------3-------3-------3------|5-------5-------5-------5h7----|
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    in    good the bad books  that I  have    read        Say the
      the   and
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E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5-------5--|
  word,               and you'll  free,                   say the
                              be

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D|-------------------------------|--------------3-5h7---7p5-3----|
A|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5---------------5--|
E|----------------5---5----------|-------------------------------|
  word,               and be like me                      Say the


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D|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3----------------|
A|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---3----------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------5---3--|
  word                I'm thinking of,                    have you


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5---3----------------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5---3------|
  heard               the word is "love"?                     It's


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|------------7------------------|------------5------------------|
A|----4---7----------------------|----2---5----------------------|
E|5------------------------------|3------------------------------|
  so          fine,           it's sun   -    shine,      it's the


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5-----------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3----------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5----------|
  word                           "love"

Bridge:
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A|5-------5-------5-------5------|3-------3-------3-------3------|
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      Now   that I know   what I feel must    be  right,


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D|3-------3-------3-------3------|5-------5-------5---5h7--------|
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      I'm here to show    every - bo- dy  the light       Give the

Verse:
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  word                a   chance  say                     that the
                              to

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  word                is  just a  way                     It's the


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D|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5-------5p3----------------|
A|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5---3---3--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  word                I'm thinking of,                    and the


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5---5-------5p3-------------3-4|5---5---3----------------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5---3------|
  on        -         ly  word is "love"                      It's


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A|----4---7----------------------|----2---5----------------------|
E|5------------------------------|3------------------------------|
  so          fine,           it's sun   -    shine,      it's the


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|5-----------5p3---------3---3--|5---5-------5p3----------------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5-------5--|
  word                           "love"

Bridge (solo):
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Verse:
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                                                          say the


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A|5-------5---------------3---3--|5-------5-----------3---5------|
E|--------------5-5---5----------|--------------5-5--------------|
  word                           "love",                  Say the


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D|5-------5---------------3---5--|5-------5---3---5h7---7p5-3----|
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  word                           "love",                  say the


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A|5---5---5---3-----------3---3--|5---5-------5p3---------3------|
E|----------------5---5----------|----------------5---5-------5--|
  word                           "love",                  Say the


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A|----4---7----------------------|----2---5----------------------|
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  word


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 "love"

Bridge (solo):
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  fade...

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