The Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” How To Play On Guitar

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Album: “White Album"(1968)

1. Back In The U.S.S.R.

2. Dear Prudence

3. Glass Onion

4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

5. Wild Honey Pie

6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

9. Martha My Dear

10. I’m So Tired

11. Blackbird

12. Piggies

13. Rocky Raccoon

14. Don’t Pass Me By

15. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

16. I Will

17. Julia

18. Birthday

19. Yer Blues

20. Mother Nature’s Son

21. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

22. Sexy Sadie

23. Helter Skelter

24. Long, Long, Long

25. Revolution 1

26. Honey Pie

27. Savoy Truffle

28. Cry Baby Cry

29. Revolution 9

30. Good Night

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Origin Of Song Title

This is the fourth song on the “White Album. Paul sings lead vocals and John and George add the chorus.

The song title “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" is based on Paul’s friend and conga player Jimmy Scott’s saying, “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da life goes on.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Guitar Chords & Tabs

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Lyrics & Chord Progressions

Using a capo is also recommended.

Title: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Artist: The Beatles
Words & Music By: Lennon/ McCartney

[Intro]
Bb
 
[Verse 1]
Bb                          F
Desmond has a barrow in the market place,
F7                       Bb
Molly is a singer in the band.
Bb                             Eb
Desmond says to Molly, girl, I like your face
          Bb               F                Bb
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand,
 
[Chorus]
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb
La-la how their life goes on.
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb
La-la how their life goes on.
 
[Verse 2]
Bb                             F
Desmond takes a trolley to the jeweller's store.
F7                         Bb
Buys a twenty carat golden ring.
Bb                             Eb
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door.
          Bb              F             Bb
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing,
 
[Chorus]
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb
La-la how their life goes on.
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb  Bb7
La-la how their life goes on.
 
[Bridge]
Eb                                                      Bb  Bb7
In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home.
Eb 
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
   Bb                F
Of Desmond and Molly Jones. (ha ha ha ha)
 
[Verse 3]
Bb                      F
Happy ever after in the market place,
F7                               Bb
Desmond lets the children lend a hand.
Bb                               Eb
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face
           Bb                F                 Bb
And in the evening she still sings it with the band.
 
[Chorus]
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb
La-la how their life goes on.
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb  Bb7
La-la how their life goes on.
 
[Bridge]
Eb                                                      Bb  Bb7
In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home.
Eb
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
   Bb                F
Of Desmond and Molly Jones. (ha ha ha ha)
 
[Verse 4]
Bb                      F
Happy ever after in the market place,
F7                             Bb
Molly lets the children lend a hand.
Bb                                 Eb
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
           Bb              F               Bb
And in the evening she's a singer with the band.
 
[Chorus]
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Bb
La-la how their life goes on.
Bb                            Dm7  Gm7
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, life goes on.. bra.
Bb              F         Gm
La-la how their life goes on.
                               F              Bb
And if you want some fun, sing Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da


[End]

Used Guitar Chords

Guitar Tab

Verse

Chorus

Bridge

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