The Beatles “I’m Only Sleeping” How To Play On Guitar

Album: “Revolver"(1966)

Revolver

I’m Only Sleeping

1. Taxman

2. Eleanor Rigby

3. I’m Only Sleeping

4. Love You To

5. Here, There And Everywhere

6. Yellow Submarine

7. She Said She Said

8. Good Day Sunshine

9. And Your Bird Can Sing

10. For No One

11. Doctor Robert

12. I Want To Tell You

13. Got To Get You Into My Life

14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Official Music Video

Episode

This song expresses the languid feeling that follows the later “I’m So Tired". The part of George’s guitar solo utilizes the reverse rotation of the tape. The notes were written backwards and George played them.

Song Description

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Key

Key of Gb Major

BPM

103 BPM

Lyrics And Chord Progressions

Tune down half step: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Title: I'm Only Sleeping
Artist: The Beatles
Words & Music By: Lennon/ McCartney


Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

[Verse 1]
Em                              Am   G       C     G         B7
When I wake up early in the morning, lift my head, I'm still yawning
Em                          Am     G       C    G        C
When I'm in the middle of a dream, stay in bed, float up stream (float upstream)
 
[Chorus]
G                     Am                 Bm               Am
Please don't wake me, no don't shake me, leave me where I am
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping

 
[Verse 2]
Em                            Am   G       C        G            B7
Everybody seem to think I'm lazy,  I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Em                           Am     G         C     G          C
Running everywhere at such a speed, till they find, there's no need (there's no need)
 
[Chorus]
G                     Am             Bm              Am
Please don't spoil my day, I'm miles away, and after all
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping
Cmaj7    Em

 
[Bridge]
Dm                    E7                Am     Am7  Dm
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window,     taking my time
 
[Verse 3]
E7                         Am       G       C     G        B7
Lying there staring at the ceiling, waiting for a sleeping feeling

[Solo]

 
[Chorus]
G                     Am             Bm              Am
Please don't spoil my day, I'm miles away, and after all
         Cmaj7
I'm only sleeping
Cmaj7    Em
(Guitar stops, bass solo)
 
[Bridge]
Dm                    E7                Am     Am7   Dm
Keeping an eye on the world going by my window,      taking my time
 
[Verse 4]
E                           Am       G       C     G         B7
When I wake up early in the morning, lift my head, I'm still yawning
Em                          Am     G       C    G        C
When I'm in the middle of a dream, stay in bed, float up stream (float upstream)
 
[Outro]
G                     Am                 Bm               Am
Please don't wake me, no don't shake me, leave me where I am
         Cmaj7         Em
I'm only sleeping


[End]

Used Guitar Chords

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Tune down half step: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

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