Paperback Writer - The Beatles
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THE BEATLES - PAPERBACK WRITER (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a
single with RAIN as B side on 10th June 1966.

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Tabbed by:PJVillanueva


Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear,
And I need a job,
So I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.
It's a dirty story of a dirty man,
And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
His son is working for the Daily Mail.
It's a steady job,
But he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
It's a thousand pages, give or take a few.
I'll be writing more in a week or two.
I could make it longer if you like the style.
I can change it 'round,
And I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.
If you really like it you can have the rights.
It could make a million for you overnight.
If you must return it you can send it here,
But I need a break,
And I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer, paperback writer.
Paperback writer...


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A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|----------------7--7----7------|
D|-------------------------------|----------------9--9----9------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|
B|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
G|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|


e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|5-------5----------5-------5---|5-------5----------5-------5---|
A|5-------5----------5-------5---|5-------5----------5-------5---|
E|3-------3----------3-------3---|3-------3----------3-------3---|

writer)
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|7-------7----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|9-------9----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|
B|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
G|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
.............................Fade..............................

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------5-------5---|-------------------5-------5---|
A|5-------5----------5-------5---|5-------5----------5-------5---|
E|3-------3----------3-------3---|3-------3----------3-------3---|
Pa.........per..back ...........wri................ter,
(Paper...back
e|7------ ---8--- 10----- -------|10-12-- --10--- 7------ -------|
B|8---------10----12-------------|12-14-----12----8--------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|----------------7--7----7------|
D|-------------------------------|----------------9--9----9------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|
B|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
G|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
...............................................................

e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------5----5--5---|5-------5----------5-------5---|
A|5-------5----------5----5--5---|5-------5----------5-------5---|
E|3-------3----------3----3--3---|3-------3----------3-------3---|

writer)
e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|7-------7----------------------|-------------------------------|
D|9-------9----------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|------- 15----- 15--10- ---10--|
B|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
G|--------12------12--12-----12--|--------12------12--12-----12--|
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

************************************
Tunning: D tuning (D G C F A D)
Title: Paperback Writer
Artist: The Beatles
Album:

Instrument: 6 String Guitar

Tabbed by: Gary (rock_n__roll@hotmail.co.uk)

Tuning: 1 Step Down (D G C F A D)




Intro:
D|-------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||
A|-------------|-------------2-|-------------|------------------||
F|-------2---0-|-------------0-|-------2---0-|-------------0----||
C|---0h2-------|---0-----0h2---|---0h2-------|---0-----0h2------||
G|-0-------0---|-0-----0-------|-0-------0---|-0-----0----------||
D|-------------|---------------|-------------|------------------||

Verse:
D|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----|-----5------------||
A|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----|-----5------------||
F|----2-2-----------|----|-----2-----------|----|-----2------------||
C|-2--2-2---2--4--2-|-x4-|-2---2---2-2-4-2-|-x3-|-2---2---2-2-2-2--||
G|-0--0-0---0--0--0-|----|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|----|-0---0---0-0-0-0--||
D|------------------|----|-----------------|----|------------------||


Chorus:
D|-----5--------------|-----5----------|-------------|----------------||
A|-----3------------3-|-----3----------|-------------|-------------2--||
F|-----2---2--2--2--2-|-----2-----2--5-|-------2---0-|-------------0--||
C|-0---0---0--0--0----|-0---0--------5-|---0h2-------|---0-----0h2----||
G|--------------------|----------------|-0-------0---|-0-----0--------||
D|--------------------|----------------|-------------|----------------||


Verse:
D|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----||
A|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----||
F|----2-2-----------|----|-----2-----------|----||
C|-2--2-2---2--4--2-|-x4-|-2---2---2-2-4-2-|-x4-||
G|-0--0-0---0--0--0-|----|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|----||
D|------------------|----|-----------------|----||


Chorus:
D|-----5--------------|-----5----------|-------------|----------------||
A|-----3------------3-|-----3----------|-------------|-------------2--||
F|-----2---2--2--2--2-|-----2-----2--5-|-------2---0-|-------------0--||
C|-0---0---0--0--0----|-0---0--------5-|---0h2-------|---0-----0h2----||
G|--------------------|----------------|-0-------0---|-0-----0--------||
D|--------------------|----------------|-------------|----------------||


Verse:
D|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----||
A|----5-5-----------|----|-----5-----------|----||
F|----2-2-----------|----|-----2-----------|----||
C|-2--2-2---2--4--2-|-x4-|-2---2---2-2-4-2-|-x4-||
G|-0--0-0---0--0--0-|----|-0---0---0-0-0-0-|----||
D|------------------|----|-----------------|----||


Chorus:

D|--------------------|--------------------|------------------||
A|--------------------|--------------------|------------------||
F|-7---7---7--7--7--7-|--------------------|-------2-----0----||
C|-5---5---5--5--5--5-|-5----5--5----5--5--|---0h2------------||
G|--------------------|--------------------|-0---------0------||
D|--------------------|--------------------|------------------||


Bridge:
n/c

(Paaaaaperback wriiiiiiter, wriiiiiiiiiiiiteeer)


Breakdown:

D|-------------|-----------------|| D|--------------------||
A|-------------|-----------------|| A|--------------------||
F|-------2---0-|-----------------|| F|--------------------||
C|---0h2-------|---0-----0--0h2--|| C|-2---2-----2--4--2--||x2
G|-0-------0---|-0-----0---------|| G|-0---0-----0--0--0--||
D|-------------|-----------------|| D|--------------------||


D|-----------------------||
A|-----------------------||
F|--------------------2--||
C|-2---2--2--2--2--4-----||x2
G|-0---0--0--0--0--------||
D|-----------------------||


Key:
x = dead note
s = quick slide
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
h = hammer on
p = pull off
Song info
Paperback Writer
The Beatles
2001
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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