The Beatles “The Ballad of John And Yoko” Guitar Chords & Tabs

The Ballad of John And Yoko

Album: “Past Masters"(1988)

Past Masters

1. Love Me Do

2. From Me To You

3. Thank You Girl

4. She Loves You

5. I’ll Get You

6. I Want To Hold Your Hand

7. This Boy

8. Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand(I Want To Hold Your Hand)

9. Sie Liebt Dich(She Loves You)

10. Long Tall Sally

11. I Call Your Name

12. Slow Down

13. Matchbox

14. I Feel Fine

15. She’s A Woman

16. Bad Boy

17. Yes It Is

18. I’m Down

19. Day Tripper

20. We Can Work It Out

21. Paperback Writer

22. Rain

23. Lady Madonna

24. The Inner Light

25. Hey Jude

26. Revolution

27. Get Back

28. Don’t Let Me Down

29. The Ballad of John and Yoko

30. Old Brown Shoe

31. Across the Universe

32. Let It Be

33. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

Official Music Video

Recorded with just John and Paul

At the time, George Harrison was traveling in the U.S. and Ringo Starr was filming a movie, so “The Ballad Of John And Yoko" was performed by just John and Paul. 1969 was a time when John and Paul’s relationship was on the rocks, but on this occasion, the recording proceeded in a very friendly atmosphere.

Guitar Chords & Tabs

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Key

The Ballad of John And Yoko is written in the key of E Major

BPM

135 BPM

Lyrics And Chord Progressions

Title: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Artist: The Beatles
Words & Music By: Lennon/ McCartney


[Verse 1]
 
E
Standing in the dock at Southampton
 
Trying to get to Holland or France
    E7
The man in the mac said
 
"You got to go back"
 
You know they didn't even give us a chance
 
                          A
Christ, you know it ain't easy
                         E
You know how hard it can be
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
E
Finally made the plane into Paris
 
Honeymooning down by the Seine
      E7
Peter Brown called to say,
 
"You can make it okay"
 
"You can get married in Gibraltar near Spain!"
 
                           A
Christ, you know it ain't easy
                         E
You know how hard it can be
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
E
Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
 
Talking in our beds for a week
    E7
The newspapers said,
 
"Say, what you doing in bed?"
 
I said, "We're only trying to get us some peace!"
 
                           A
Christ, you know it ain't easy
                         E
you know how hard it can be
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.
 
 
[Bridge]
 
A
Saving up your money for a rainy day
 
Giving all your clothes to charity
 
last night the wife said
 
Oh boy when you're dead
     B7
You don't take nothing with you but your soul
 
Think!
 
 
[Verse 4]
 
E
Made a lightning trip to Vienna
 
Eating chocolate cake in a bag
    E7
The newspapers said, "She's gone to his head
 
They look just like two gurus in drag!"
 
                           A
Christ, you know it ain't easy
                         E
You know how hard it can be
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.
 
 
[Verse 5]
 
E
Caught the early plane back to London
 
Fifty acorns tied in a sack
    E7
The men from the press say "We wish you success!"
 
"It's good to have the both of you back!"
 
                           A
Christ, you know it ain't easy
                         E
You know how hard it can be
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.

[Outro]
                   B7
The way things are going
                      E
They're gonna crucify me.
 
B7   E   E6


[End]

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Guitar Tab

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Bridge

Outro

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