Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Nashville (E A D G B E)
YELLOW SUBMARINE
Lennon and McCartney
arr. by Noam Mohr (mohr@student.physics.upenn.edu)

I made this version of Yellow Submarine from the way the
piano version sounded in The Complete Beatles, I have no
idea how similar it is to the original version. But it
works for me!

All the notes and chords that fall on the off beat should
have a dotted rhythm, i.e. instead of two eighth notes play
a dotted eighth note and a sixteenth note. If you've ever
heard the song this rhythm should be obvious. Make sure you
look for the ^ marks to show the beats, don't go by the
spacing.

I haven't been able to come up with a good rhythm for the
chorus, so I encourage you to be creative rather than
following my boring strum pattern.

INTRO VERSE:

G D C G Em Am Em D G
E-------|| -2---------------|-3-----0---|-0-------0---0---|-2--------- ||
B---0-1-|| -3---------0---0-|-0-----0-0-|-1-------1---0-0-|-3-----0-1- ||
G-------||.-2-----------2---|-0-----0---|-2-0-----2---0---|-2---------.||
D-------||.-0---------------|-0-----2---|-2---2---2-2-2---|-0---------.||
A-------|| -----------------|-2-----2---|-0-------0---2---|----------- ||
E-------|| -----------------|-3-----0---|-------------0---|----------- ||
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

VERSE:

D C G Em Am Em
E|| ---2-2-2-2-------|---3-3-3-3---0---|-0-----0-0---0---|
B|| -3-3-3-3-3-0---0-|---0-0-0-0---0-0-|-1-----1-1---0-0-|
G||.---2-2-2-2---2---|-0-0-0-0-0---0---|-2-0---2-2---0---|
D||.---0-0-0-0-------|---0-0-0-0---2---|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|
A|| -----------------|---2-2-2-2---2---|-0-----0-0---2---|
E|| -----------------|---3-3-3-3---0---|-------------0---|
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

1---------------\ 2----------------
D G D G
E|---2-2-2-2------- ||---2-2-2---------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3---0-1- ||-3-3-3-3---------|
G|---2-2-2-2-------.||---2-2-2---------|
D|---0-0-0-0-------.||---0-0-0-0-------|
A|----------------- ||-----------3-2-0-|
E|----------------- ||-----------------|
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

CHORUS

G D G Go back to VERSE
E|| -3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- ||
B|| -3-3-3-3-|-3-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- ||
G||.-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-.||
D||.-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-.||
A|| -2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2- ||
E|| -3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3- ||
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
WORDS:

INTRO VERSE:

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed the sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

VERSE 1:

So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

CHORUS:

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

VERSE 2:

And our friends are all on board
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play...

CHORUS

VERSE 3:

As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine

CHORUS (repeat and fade)


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


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



Play the top part four time then the bottom twice, its not in rhythm no listen to the
song. By the way this my first tab, posted by Dylan Foy.
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
e]-----------------------------------|
g]------1----------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2---2-2-0-------2-2-0--|
d]--------------3-------3-0----------|
f]--------------------------3--------|
e]-----------------------------------|
in the town where i was born lived a
man who sailed to sea

e]-----------------------------------|
g]------1----------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2---2-2-0-------2-2-0--|
d]--------------3-------3-0----------|
f]--------------------------3--------|
e]-----------------------------------|
and he told us of his life in the
land of submarines

e]--------------------------------------|
g]------1-------------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2---2-2-0]]-------2-2-0---|
d]--------------3-------3-0-------------|
f]--------------------------3-----------|
e]--------------------------------------|
so we sailed on to the sun till we
found the sea of green

e]-----------------------------------|
g]------1----------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2---2-2-0-----2-2-0----|
d]--------------3-------3-0----------|
f]-----------------------------------|
e]-----------------------------------|
and we lived beneath the waves in
our yellow submarine

chorus:
F C F
We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine, We
C F
all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine,

e]-----------------------------------|
g]------1----------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2---2-2-0----2-2-0-----|
d]--------------3------3-0-----------|
f]-----------------------------------|
e]-----------------------------------|
and our friends are all aboard many
more of then live next door

e]-----------------------------------|
g]------1----------------------------|
b]--2-3---2-0-2----------------------|
d]--------------3--------------------|
f]-----------------------------------|
e]-----------------------------------|
and the band begins to play...

A TRUMPET PLAYS A PART THEN GOES TO
chorus:
F C F
we all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine. we
C F
all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine.
F
yellow submarine.

BEGIN FADE: fade:
F C F
we all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine.

IVE ONLY BEEN PLAYING FOR HALF A YEAR AND I CAN PLAY IT SO ITS EASY JUST LISTEN TO THE SONG FOR TIMINGS
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)

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THE BEATLES - YELLOW SUBMARINE (Lennon & McCartney) From REVOLVER
album. Released on August, 5th, 1966.

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Tabbed by:PJVillanueva





[Film Spoken introduction:]

Yellow Submarine... And we would march till
three in the day to see them gather there. From
Land of Goats to Jonah Green we'd step in duty
trail to see his yellow submarine. We love it




In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine.

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine



The instruments were speeded down a half step, so If you want
to play along while listening to the recording you must tune
your guitar a half step down.




e|------- ------- ------- -------|------- ------- ------- -------|
B|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
In the


D C G Em
e|2------ ------- ------- 0------|3------ ------- ------- 0------|
B|3-----------------------1------|3-----------------------0------|
G|2-----------------------0------|0-----------------------0------|
D|0-----------------------2------|0-----------------------2------|
A|------------------------3------|2-----------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|3-----------------------0------|
town where born lived
I was a

Am C D G
e|0------ ------- ------- 0------|2------ ------- ------- 3------|
B|1-----------------------1------|3-----------------------3------|
G|2-----------------------0------|2-----------------------0------|
D|2-----------------------2------|0-----------------------0------|
A|0-----------------------3------|------------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------3------|
man who to sea And he
sailed told


e|2------ ------- ------- 0------|3------ ------- ------- 0------|
B|3-----------------------1------|3-----------------------0------|
G|2-----------------------0------|0-----------------------0------|
D|0-----------------------2------|0-----------------------2------|
A|------------------------3------|2-----------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|3-----------------------0------|
us of his in the
life


e|0------ ------- ------- 0------|2------ ------- ------- 3------|
B|1-----------------------1------|3-----------------------3------|
G|2-----------------------0------|2-----------------------0------|
D|2-----------------------2------|0-----------------------0------|
A|0-----------------------3------|------------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------3------|
land of submarines So we


00:19

e|2----2- 2----2- 2----2- 0----0-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 0----0-|
B|3----3--3----3--3----3--1----1-|3----3--3----3--3----3--0----0-|
G|2----2--2----2--2----2--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0----0-|
D|0----0--0----0--0----0--2----2-|0----0--0----0--0----0--2----2-|
A|------------------------3----3-|2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|
E|-------------------------------|3----3--3----3--3----3--0----0-|
sailed up to the till we
sun


e|0----0- 0----0- 0----0- 0----0-|2----2- 2----2- 2----2- 3----3-|
B|1----1--1----1--1----1--1----1-|3----3--3----3--3----3--3----3-|
G|2----2--2----2--2----2--0----0-|2----2--2----2--2----2--0----0-|
D|2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0----0-|
A|0----0--0----0--0----0--3----3-|------------------------2----2-|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------3----3-|
found the of And we
sea green


e|2----2- 2----2- 2----2- 0----0-|3----3- 3----3- 3----3- 0----0-|
B|3----3--3----3--3----3--1----1-|3----3--3----3--3----3--0----0-|
G|2----2--2----2--2----2--0----0-|0----0--0----0--0----0--0----0-|
D|0----0--0----0--0----0--2----2-|0----0--0----0--0----0--2----2-|
A|------------------------3----3-|2----2--2----2--2----2--2----2-|
E|-------------------------------|3----3--3----3--3----3--0----0-|
lived beneath the in our
waves


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


00:37

e|3------ 3----3- 3----3- 3----3-|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|
B|3-------3----3--3----3--3----3-|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|
G|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|
D|0-------0----0--0----0--0----0-|0----0--0-------0----0--0----0-|
A|2-------2----2--2----2--2----2-|-------------------------------|
E|3-------3----3--3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
We all live in a yellow submarine



e|2------ 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|
B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|
G|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|
D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|
A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|
E|-------------------------------|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|
yellow submarine yellow submarine



e|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3----3-|2----2- 2------ 2----2- 2----2-|
B|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|3----3--3-------3----3--3----3-|
G|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|2----2--2-------2----2--2----2-|
D|0-------0-------0----0--0----0-|0----0--0-------0----0--0----0-|
A|2-------2-------2----2--2----2-|-------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------3----3--3----3-|-------------------------------|
We all live in a yellow submarine



e|2----2- 2------ 2------ 2----2-|3------ 3------ 3----3- 3------|
B|3----3--3-------3-------3----3-|3-------3-------3----3--3------|
G|2----2--2-------2-------2----2-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
D|0----0--0-------0-------0----0-|0-------0-------0----0--0------|
A|-------------------------------|2-------2-------2----2--2------|
E|-------------------------------|3-------3-------3----3--3------|
yellow submarine yellow submarine And our
friends

00:54

e|2------ ------- ------- 0------|3------ ------- ------- 0------|
B|3-----------------------1------|3-----------------------0------|
G|2-----------------------0------|0-----------------------0------|
D|0-----------------------2------|0-----------------------2------|
A|------------------------3------|2-----------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|3-----------------------0------|
are aboard many
all


e|0------ ------- ------- 0------|2------ ------- ------- 3------|
B|1-----------------------1------|3-----------------------3------|
G|2-----------------------0------|2-----------------------0------|
D|2-----------------------2------|0-----------------------0------|
A|0-----------------------3------|------------------------2------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------3------|
more of them live next And the
door

01:07

e|2------ ------- ------- 0------|3------ ------- ------- 2------|
B|3-----------------------1------|3-----------------------3------|
G|2-----------------------0------|0-----------------------2------|
D|0-----------------------2------|0-----------------------0------|
A|------------------------3------|2------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|3------------------------------|
band begins to play




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

John used the wrong chords on these last three measures, leading
to the chorus in a somewhat forced manner, although masked by the
raucous, recorded marching brass interlude in G.



01:11
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

01:29
"ON BOARD" SOUND EFFECTS FRAGMENT:
I suppose no one could be quite sure about what John and Paul
are meant to be saying here (probably it's some meaningles
kind of sea chatter). I'd venture to say it might be something
like:


"Full speed ahead, Mr Boatswain,
Full speed ahead!"
"Full speed itteereet is, Sgt!"
"Cut the cable! Drop the cable!"
"Aye, sir, fire!"
"Keep it! Keep it!"

01:46
As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine.

02:04
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
A yellow submarine, yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine,
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine






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: Standard (E A D G B e)
The lyrics and tabs for the Beatles song "Yellow Submarine".

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Lyrics:
G D C G
1. In the town where I was born
Em Am C D
lived a man who sailed the sea
G D C G
and he told us of his life
Em Am C D
in the land of submarines

2. So we sailed on to the sun
till we found the sea of green
and we live beneath the waves
in our yellow submarine

G / / / D / / /
Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
/ / / / /
yellow submarines
G / / /
yellow submarines

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

3. And our friends are all aboard
many more of them live next door
and the band begins to play...

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

4. As we live a life of ease,
everyone of us has all we need,
sky of blue and sea of green,
in our yellow submarine

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

Ref. We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines

Ref. [Fading out while being played]We all live in a yellow submarine
yellow submarines
yellow submarines
Song info
Yellow Submarine
The Beatles
2001
  • Rock
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