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   THE BEATLES - YOU CAN'T DO THAT from A HARD DAY'S NIGHT album.
                 Released on March 20th 1964.

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    Bass tab by:PJVillanueva

                                     




    This song has really got punch. John's guitar solo is simply 
    awful. Maybe they didn't include it in the A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 
    film, although they did on the LP, because of its raw lyrics. 
    Another example of this jealous harsh language of John's is
    RUN FOR YOUR LIFE (RUBBER SOUL closing number). But In spite 
    of its lyrics YOU CAN'T DO THAT rocks! 

 



I got something  to say that might cause you pain
If I catch you talking to that boy again
I'm gonna let you down and leave you flat
Because I told you before, oh, you can't do that

Well it's the second time I caught you talking to him,
Do I have to tell you one more time I think it's a sin
I think I'll let you down and leave you flat
Because I told you before, oh, you can't do that

Everybody's green, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
But if they'd seen you talking that way they'd laugh in my face

So, please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
I can't help my feelings I'll go out of my mind
I'm gonna let you down and leave you flat
Because I told you before, oh, you cant do that. No!

                     SOLO
           
Everybody's green, 'cause I'm the one who won your love,
But if they'd seen you talking that way they'd laugh in my face

So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine,
I can't help my feelings I'll go out of my mind
I'm gonna let you down and leave you flat      
Because I told you before, oh you cant do that





  INTRO
 
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                                                          I   got
 
  VERSE
  00:07
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  something   to  say     might   cause       pain        If  I
                      that            you


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A|10------10------10------10--x--|10------10------10----------10-|
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  catch   you     talking to      boy again           I'm gonna
                              that


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  let you     down                            and leave       flat
                                                      you


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                                                      Because I 



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  told    before,             oh,             you can't   do 
      you


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  that                                                Well    the
                                                          it's

  00:29
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  second  time    caught  you talking     to  him         Do  I
              I


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  have    tell    one     time    think   a   sin     I   think  
      to      you     more    I       it's                    I'll


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  let you     down,                           and leave       flat
                                                      you
                                 (Let you     down)

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                                                      Because I
         (Gonna   let     gotta   leave       flat)
                      you,            you

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  told    before,             oh,             you can't   do 
      you


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  that                                    Everybody's         green

  BRIDGE
  00:51
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                                                             'cause
 


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  I'm the one who won your    love,           But if  they'd  seen



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                                                              you 



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  talking that                they'd  in  my  face        So,
              way                 laugh

  VERSE
  01:06
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A|10------10------10------10-----|10------10------10--10---------|
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  please  listen  to  me  if  you wanna   stay                I
                                              mine,


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A|10------10------10--10---------|10------10------10---/------10-|
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  can't   help    feelings    go  out of  my  mind    I'm gonna
              my          I'll


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D|10------10------10------10--9--|10------10------10--1012--12---|
A|-------------------------------|----------------------/-----10-|    
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  let you     down                            and leave       flat
                                                      you
                                 (Let you     down)

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D|-------------------------------|----------------------------10-|
A|10------10------10------10--10-|10------10------10------10-----|
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                                                      Because I
         (Gonna   let     gotta   leave       flat)
                      you,            you


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A|-------------------------------|------------------------10-----|
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  told    before              oh,             you can't   do
      you


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  that.                       No!

  SOLO
  01:29
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                             (You can't       that)
                                      do


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                             (You can't       that)
                                      do


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                             (You can't       that)
                                      do


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A|10--10--10---------------------|10------10---------------------|
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                             (You can't       that)
                                      do


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D|12------12------------------12-|10------10---------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|




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D|------------9---12--12--9---12-|------------9---12-------------|
A|10------10---------------------|10------10----------10--10-----|
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                                          Everybody's         green

  BRIDGE
  01:51
G|------- ------- ------- -------|9------ 9------ ------- -------|
D|9-------9-------9---9---9---9--|------------9-------9----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------10-----|
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                                                             'cause



G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|7-------7-------9-------9------|----------------9---12---------|
A|-------------------------------|10------10--10----------10-----|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  I'm the one who won your    love,           But if  they'd  seen



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D|9-------9-------9---9---9---9--|------------9---7--------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------10-----|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                              you



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D|7-------7---7-------7---7---7--|9-------9----------------------|
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  talking that                they'd  in  my  face        So,
              way                 laugh

  VERSE
  02:06
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D|-------------------------------|-----------------------/12-----|
A|10------10------10------10-----|10------10------10--10------10-|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  please  listen  to  me  if  you wanna   stay                I
                                              mine,


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D|-------------------------------|-------------------1212---12---|
A|--10----10------10------10--10-|10------10------10----------10-|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  can't   help    feelings    go  out of  my  mind    I'm gonna
              my          I'll


G|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
D|10------10------10------10--9--|10------10------10-1012--------|
A|-------------------------------|---------------------/------10-|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  let you   down                              and leave       flat
                                                      you
                                 (Let you     down)

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D|-------------------------------|------------------------8---10-|
A|10------10------10------10--x--|10------10------10-------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
                                                      Because I
         (Gonna   let     gotta   leave       flat)
                      you,            you


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D|12--12--12--12-----------------|10------10--8---10--8----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------10-----|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  told    before              oh,             you can't   do
      you

  02:25
 (.                                                      (.
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  that.                      


 (.
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A|10-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
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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68lpjr 10 Nov 07, 2010 06:51 AM

thanks again PJVILL! yeah I play bass too!

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jwilder 62 Sep 12, 2014 12:25 PM

I think it sounds good. But, if you watch a live performance, Paul plays something way different. But I LOVE your stuff PJVILL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Dpt7TI9q0

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