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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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"If I Needed Someone" (George Harrison)
Performed by the Beatles
From the album _Rubber_Soul_
Transcribed without permission but I'll take the heat anyway by Marc Hirsh

Notation:
s - sixteenth note
e - eighth note
q - quarter note
h - half note
w - whole note
. - play note for one and a half times the value before it (just like a dot in
     standard notation)
^ - ties two note lengths together
NOTE LENGTHS IN CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN REST FOR THAT VALUE OF TIME!
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off

Let ring!

  A7
  e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-----------------|------------------ X2 (band enters 2nd time)
D-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-----------------|------------------
E-----------------|------------------

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
If I needed someone to love,          you're the one that I'd be thinking of

 (G/A)  (G/A)      A7
  (w)    (w)       e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
If I had some more time to spend,     then I guess I'd be with you, my friend

 (G/A)  (G/A)      A7
  (w)    (w)       e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

  Em               F#7                              Bm
  w                w              w                 w
E-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|-0-------------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
D-2--------------|-1------------|-1---------------|-2-------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-2-------------
E----------------|--------------|-----------------|-0-------------
Had you come some other day then it might not have been like this

  Em               F#7            Bm                E
  w                w              w                 e e e e e e e e
E-0--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|-----------0-----
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|---2---3---------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|---------------2-
D-2--------------|-1------------|-2---------------|-----------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0---0---0---0---
E----------------|--------------|-0---------------|-----------------
But you see now I'm too much in love

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
Carve your number on my wall and maybe you will get a call from me

 (G/A)  (G/A)      A7
  (w)    (w)       e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

(guitar solo)
  A7
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e q.   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e q.
E---5---3---2---0-|---2---3---2--|---5---3---2---0-|---2---3---2-
B-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
G-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0----|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---
A-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
E-----------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------
Aaah...

     G/A                      A7
      w             q. q. q   e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-----0-----------|-0-----3-|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-----3-----------|-3--1----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-----0-----------|-0-------|-----------------|------------------
D-----2-----------|---------|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-----------------|---------|-----------------|------------------
E-----------------|---------|-----------------|------------------
Aaah...

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
If I needed someone to love,          you're the one that I'd be thinking of

 (G/A)  (G/A)      A7
  (w)    (w)       e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
If I had some more time to spend,     then I guess I'd be with you, my friend

 (G/A)  (G/A)     A7
  (w)    (w)      e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

  Em               F#7                              Bm
  w                w              w                 w
E-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|-0-------------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0-------------
D-2--------------|-1------------|-1---------------|-2-------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-2-------------
E----------------|--------------|-----------------|-0-------------
Had you come some other day then it might not have been like this

  Em               F#7            Bm                E
  w                w              w                 e e e e e e e e
E-0--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|-----------0-----
B-1--------------|-0------------|-0---------------|---2---3---------
G-2--------------|-2------------|-0---------------|---------------2-
D-2--------------|-1------------|-2---------------|-----------------
A-0--------------|-2------------|-2---------------|-0---0---0---0---
E----------------|--------------|-0---------------|-----------------
But you see now I'm too much in love

  A7                                                                 G/A
  e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
E-------0---2---3-|---2---0---------|-------0---2---0-|---2---3---2---0-
B---3-------------|-----------3---3-|---3-------------|---------------3-
G-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------0-
D-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0---|-0---0---0---0-2-
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------3-
E-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------
Carve your number on my wall and maybe you will get a call from me

 (G/A)  (G/A)      A7
  (w)    (w)       e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e
E-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----
B-(3)--|-(3)-----|---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-
G-(0)--|-(0)-----|-----------------|------------------
D-(2)--|-(2)-----|-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---
A-(3)--|-(3)-----|-----------------|------------------
E------|---------|-----------------|------------------
          If I needed someone

  A7                                   A
  e e e e e e e e   e  e e e e e e e   w
E-----------0-----|----3---2---0-----|------||
B---3---1-------1-|h3--------------3-|-3----||
G-----------------|------------------|-2----||
D-0---0---0---0---|(0)---0---0---0---|-0----||
A-----------------|------------------|------||
E-----------------|------------------|------||

===============================================================================
John Lennon's chords: (all played 1st position - WITHOUT A CAPO)
  A7      G/A      Em      F#7      Bm     E      A
E-0--------3--------0-------0-------2------0------0------
B-2--------0--------0-------2-------3------0------2------
G-0--------0--------0-------3-------4------1------2------
D-2--------0--------2-------4-------4------2------2------
A-0--------0--------2----------------------2------0------
E-------------------0----------------------0-------------

Rhythmically, this should be okay. I transcribed this mostly on my own (I got
chord changes and forms and lyrics from a book, but all of the embellishments
such as capo placement and music beyond standard chording was my own doing), so
there are going to be some things that aren't quite right. For instance,
obviously, if both guitars stand still during the G/A chord, things are going
to be pretty boring, so there is a rhythm pattern beyond what I have, I just
haven't pegged it down precisely. Slight arpeggiations seem to work fine here.



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