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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


MARTHA,MY DEAR

Written by: John Lennon - Paul McCartney
orginially appeared on the album, "The Beatles" (the White Album), 1968

Notes:
This is mostly a piano & orchestra performance on the White album.
I've always liked the song, so came up with this arrangement for guitar
accompaniment.

Any ideas for fleshing this out, improving or arranging an intro for it,
let me know.  Also, this is my first full attempt at writing guitar
tab notation, so hope its close enough for government work .

I use capo at 3rd fret (chords listed are transposed to 1st position)
The song is really in key of E flat on the record (not C)



 Martha      my   dear  though I   spend my days in conver-sa-tion

   C   C5      C6  C       C5  C6  Em  Em9  Dsus4       D   D5 Dsus4

E|-0---3-------5---0-------3---5--|-0---2---3---3---3---2----5--3--|
B|-1---1-------1---1-------1---1--|-0-------3---3---3---3----3--3--|
G|-0---0-------0---0-------0---0--|-0-------2---2---2---2----2--2--|
D|-2---------------2--------------|-2------------------------------|
A|-3---------------3--------------|-2------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .    +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

  please...           be  good to   me             Martha, my love

   D                                G5              F

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


   don't  forget me                                    Martha, my

   G7              F       F(add 9)   G7              F       F(add 9)

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


   dear ...                          Hold your head up ....
                                   -------
   G5                              | Bm
                                   |
E|-3---3---1--0------------0--1----|---this part I just strum the---|
B|-3---3---------3---0--3----------|---chords as shown below--------|
G|-2---2---------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   +   .   +    .    +   .   +   .    +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


Bm                     Em          D                 D/F# D/G D/G#
Hold your head up, you silly girl, look what you've done


A                             Em
When you find yourself in the thick of it,

A                  Em             F#m        Bm
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you,

Bm        Em  Em7  Em   C   Csus4  C
You silly girl


(middle eight - staccato eighth feel for the chording)

Bm                Em
Take a good look around you

Bm                Em                 A
Take a good look around to see, that you and me

G                          Bm               Em  Em7 Em   C Csus4 C
Were meant to be with each other, you silly girl

Hold your head up, you silly girl, see what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it,
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you,
You silly girl

Martha, my dear, you have always been my inspiration
Please, be good to me,
Martha, my dear, don't forget me,
Martha, my love



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