Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever Chords & Tabs

 

Strawberry Fields Forever Chords & Tabs

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Strawberry Fields Forever Tab

   
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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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Strawberry Fields Forever   -    The Beatles 
                 ----------------------------------------------------- 
                                 From the album 'Magical Mystery Tour' 
                                 Tabbed by Howard Wright 
 
There are two other versions of this in the archives, but none are in the  
right key. I thought a great song such as this deserved a proper tab in the  
archives. 
 
 
Because the recording of this song involved a lot of playing around with  
tape speeds, you need to tune down your guitar by a whole step. 
 
So instead of tuning your bottom string to E, tune to D, then tune the other  
strings to this by playing at the 5th/4th fret (you know the routine ...) 
 
You should end up tuned to DGCFAD. 
 
This means that the song is based on the C chord for the guitar, but it 
ends up being in the key of Bb. 
 
 
 
I've tried to give a guitar part that does justice to all the things that are  
going on in the song. For the first bit it's fairly straight forward since the  
song has a guitar playing here - but later on I've tried to tab out a guitar  
version of what the cellos and trumpets are doing. 
 
Of course you can't play all of the song on just one guitar - but you can do  
a pretty good job. I've written the chords above each line of tab if you just  
want to strum along, and the words are underneath the line of tab.   
 
 
 
Intro : 
--------- 
 
This is played on the mellotron, but you can do it fairly easily on guitar. 


G    Gmaj7  G7           Am        G       F     C 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A---3--3--3--3--3--3--1--0--------1--------0------------------ 
F---4--4--4--4--4--4--2--1------2--------0------2----0-------- 
C---5-----4-----3--3----------2--------0--------3----2-------- 
G--------------------------------------------------3---------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
Chorus : 
---------- 
 
 
    C                                   Gm7 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
A----------------------------------------3------------------------3--3-- 
F---0------------------------------------3-------------------3--3-------- 
C---2------------------------------------3----------------3------------- 
G---3------------------------------------5------------3h5---------------- 
D----------------------------------------3--------------------------- 
 
    Let me take you down cos' I'm going to  Strawberry fields 
 
 
    A7 
 
D----------------0----------0--0-------------------------------- 
A------2--2----2------------------2--2--------------------- 
F---0--------0-----------0-------------------------------- 
C--------------------0h2--------------------------------------- 
G--------------------0--------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
    Nothing is real 
 
 
 
  
     F               A7 
 
D-------1---------------------0------------------------------- 
A----1--1-----------------------2----2--------------------------- 
F----2--------------------0-------0--------------------------- 
C----3---------------0h2---------------------------------------- 
G----3---------------0---------------------------------------- 
D----1------------------------------------------------------- 
 
  And nothing to get hung about 
 
 
 
 
    F                 C 
 
D------------------------------------------------------------ 
A---1-----------1------1--------------------------------------- 
F---2-----------2------0--------------------------------------- 
C---3-----------3------2--------------------------------------- 
G---3-----------3------3--------------------------------------- 
D---1-----------1--------------------------------------------- 


Strawberry fields forever 
 
 
 
 
 
Verse 1: 
--------- 
 
    G         Gmaj7     G7 
 
D---------------------------------------------------------- 
A---3--3------3--3-----3--3---1---0------------------------
F---4--4------4--4-----4--4---2---1------------------------
C---5---------4--------3----------------------------------- 
G---------------------------------------------------------- 
D---------------------------------------------------------- 
 
   
 
 
 
 
    Am      Am/G             F 
 
D-------0---------0---------------1------1---------------------
A-------1---------1---------------1---1------1----------------- 
F-------2---------2-------------2------------2-----------------
C-----2---------2---------------3------------------------------ 
G---0------0--------------------3------------------------------ 
D-------------3-------------0h1-------------------------------- 
 

 
 
 
    F            G               C         G/B      Am    Am/G 
 
D---------1----------3----------------------------------0-------- 
A---------1----------3----------------------------------1----------- 
F---------2-------4----------------0---------0----------2---------- 
C------3----------5----------------2---------0----------2---------- 
G------3-------------------------3---------2---------0----------- 
D--0h1--------1/3-------------------------------------------3------ 
 
   
 
 
 
 
    F          G               F           C 
 
D--------1-----------3---------------1-------------------------- 
A------1-------------3---3-----------1--1--0h1----------------------- 
F------2-------------4---4-----------2--2--0------------------------ 
C------3-----------------5--------------3--------------------------- 
G-------------------------------------------------------------- 
D--0h1----------1/3-------------0h1---------------------------------- 
 
     

Chorus : 
--------- 
 
   C                                   Gm               (no chord ) 
 
D--------------------------------------3------------------------- 
A--------------------------------------3------------------------- 
F--------------------------------------3------------------------- 
C--2-----------------------------------5------0------------------ 
G--3-----------------------------------5---1-----1-----1------1-- 
D--------------------------------------3------------3------1----- 
                                    
   Let me take you down cos' I'm going to  Strawberry fields 
 
 
 
  (no chord) 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A----------------------------------------------------------- 
F----------------------------------------------------------- 
C----------------------------------------------------------- 
G---7--------------7------------------------------------------ 
D---0--------------0------------------------------------------ 
 
       Nothing is real 
 
 
 
 
      F          G     A7 
 
D-----1----------3-----0--------------------------------------- 
A-----1----------3-----2--------------------------------------- 
F-----2----------4-----0--------------------------------------- 
C-----3----------5-----2--------------------------------------- 
G-----3----------5-----0--------------------------------------- 
D-----1----------3-------------------------------------------- 
 
  And nothing to get hung about 
 
 
 
    F                 C 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A---1---------1-------1---------------------------------------- 
F---2---------2-------0---------------------------------------- 
C---3---------3-------2---------------------------------------- 
G---3---------3-------3---------------------------------------- 
D---1---------1----------------------------------------------- 
 
   Strawberry fields forever 
 
 
 
 
Linking phrase : 
----------------- 
 
This is the little downwards scale played on a harp-like instrument. 
 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/beatles/strawberry_fields_forever_tab.html ]
Leave all strings to sustain as much as possible. 
 
 
D----1p0--------------------------------------------------------- 
A---------1---------------------------------------------------- 
F-----------3p0-------------------------------------------------- 
C---------------3p2---------------------------------------------- 
G--------------------3----------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
Verse 2: 
--------- 
 
    G       Gmaj7     G7 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A---3--------3---------3-----1---0--------------------------------- 
F---4--------4---------4-----2---1--------------------------------- 
C---5--------4---------3-----3---3--------------------------------- 
G----------------------------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
   Noone I think is in my tree ...
 
 
 
 
    Am         Am7             F 
 
D------------------------------------------------------------ 
A---1-----------1--------------1--------------------------------- 
F---2-----------0--------------2--------------------------------- 
C---2-----------2--------------3--------------------------------- 
G-------------------------------------0---------------------- 
D-----------------------------------------3------------------ 
 
 
 
 
 
    F              G                  C                 Am  Am/G 
 
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
A---1--------------3------------------1----------------1---------- 
F---2--------------4------------------0----------------2---------- 
C---3--------------5------------------2----------------2---------- 
G---3--------------5------------------3----------------0---------- 
D---1--------------3---------------------------------------3------ 
 
     
 
 
 
 
    F               G                 F                C 
 
D------------------------------------------------------0------0-------------- 
A---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1-------1-------1------1-------------- 
F---2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4------2-------2-------0------0--------------
C---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3-------3-------2---2-----2----------- 
G---3---3---3---3---5---5---5---5------3---0---3---0---3---------------------
D---1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3------1------------------------------------- 
 
  
 
 
 
Chorus : 
--------- 
 
   C                                   Gm 
 
D---------------------------------------------6-6------------- 
A---------------------------------------------3-3------------- 
F---------------------------------------3-----3-3------------- 
C--2------------------------------------5---------------------
G--3------------------------------------5--------------------- 
D---------------------------------------3-------------------- 
 
     Let me take you down cos I'm going to 
 
 
 
                                   Gm/E 
 
D-------------------------------6-6-----------3--3--3--3--3--
A-------------------------------8-8-------------------------- 
F--------------3------------------------------0--0--0--0--0-- 
C--------------5--------------------------------------------- 
G--------------5-------1-------------------------------------
D--------------3-------1-----0-------------0-----------------
 
  Strawberry fields             Nothing is real 
 
 
 
         F         G        A 
 
D--------1---------3--------5--------------------------------- 
A--------1---------3--------5---------------------------------- 
F--------2---------4--------6---------------------------------- 
C--------3---------5--------7---------------------------------- 
G--------3---------5--------7---------------------------------- 
D--------1---------3--------5---------------------------------- 
 
   And nothing to get hung about 
 
 
 
   F                   C 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A--1-----------1-------1--------------------------------------- 
F--2-----------2-------0--------------------------------------- 
C--3-----------3-------2--------------------------------------- 
G--3-----------3-------3--------------------------------------- 
D--1-----------1---------------------------------------------- 
 
   Strawberry fields forever 
 
 
 
Linking phrase : 
----------------- 
 


D----1p0--------------------------------------------------------- 
A---------1---------------------------------------------------- 
F-----------3p0-------------------------------------------------- 
C---------------3p2---------------------------------------------- 
G--------------------3----------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
Verse 3: 
--------- 
 
    G       Gmaj7     G7 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A---3--3----3---3-----3---3--------1--0--------------------------- 
F---4--4----4---4-----4---4--------2--1----------------------------- 
C---5--5----4---4-----3---3--------3--3----------------------------- 
G----------------------------------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
 

 
 
 
    Am                Am7             F 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A---1--------1--------1-------1-------1---------------------- 
F---2--------2--------0-------0-------2---------------------- 
C---2--------2--------2-------2-------3---------------------- 
G-----------------------------------------------0------------ 
D----------------------------------------------------3------- 
 
 
 
 
 
   F           G           C              Am    Am/G 
 
D----------------------------------------------------------- 
A----------------------------------------------------------- 
F----------------------------------------------------------- 
C----------------------------------------------------------- 
G----------0-------0---2---3---------------0----------------- 
D--1---3-------3----------------3----0----------3---------- 
 
 
 
 
 
   F            G7          F            C 
 
D---------------------------------------------------------- 
A--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3---------------------------------
F--2--2--2--2---4--4--4--4-------------------0-------------
C--3--3--3--3---3--3--3--3---3-------------2----3p2p0------ 
G--3--3--3--3---5--5--5--5---3--0--3--0--3--------------3--
D--1--1--1--1---3--3--3--3---1-----------------------------
 
    That is I think I disagree ...

Chorus : 
--------- 
 
   C                                   Gm                   Gm7 
 
D--------------------------------------3------------------------------- 
A--1-----------------------------------3------------------3------3----- 
F--0-----------------------------------3----------------3------3------3 
C--2-----------------------------------5--------------5------3------3-- 
G--3-----------------------------------5------------------------------- 
D--------------------------------------3------------------------------- 
                                    
   Let me take you down cos' I'm going to  Strawberry fields 
 
 
 
   A7/E 
 
D---0--------------0--0--0--0--0---------------------------------- 
A---2--------------2--2--2--2--2---------------------------------- 
F---0--------------0--0--0--0--0---------------------------------- 
C---2-------------------------------------------------------- 
G---0------------------------------------------------------ 
D---0-------------------------------------------------------- 
 
       Nothing is real 
 
 
 
 
      F          G     A7 
 
D-----1----------3-----0--------------------------------------- 
A-----1----------3-----2--------------------------------------- 
F-----2----------4-----0--------------------------------------- 
C-----3----------5-----2--------------------------------------- 
G-----3----------5-----0--------------------------------------- 
D-----1----------3-------------------------------------------- 
 
  And nothing to get hung about 
 
 
 
    F                 C       Am7      F                 C 
 
D--------------------------------------------------------------- 
A---1---------1-------1--------1-------1---------1-------1-------- 
F---2---------2-------0--------0-------2---------2-------0-------- 
C---3---------3-------2--------2-------3---------3-------2-------- 
G---3---------3-------3--------0-------3---------3-------3------- 
D---1---------1------------------------1---------1-------------- 
 
   Strawberry fields forever         Strawberry fields forever 
 
 
 
    F           G      F 
 
D---1-----------3------1-----------5r3---1--0h1p0h1p0-------- 
A---1-----------3------1--------------------------------3-3-- 
F---2-----------4------2------------------------------------- 
C---3-----------5------3------------------------------------- 
G---3-----------5------3------------------------------------- 
D---1-----------3------1------------------------------------- 
 
    Strawberry fields forever    
 
 
 
Fade out over a chord of C 
---------------------------- 
 
 (cellos)                     (elec. gtr) 
 
D-----------------------------------------1--0h1p0h1p0h1p0h1p0- 
A-------------------------------------------------------------- 
F-----------5------2------------------------------------------- 
C--------------3-5---3----2-3-5-------------------------------- 
G--3/1---3--------------5-------3-------3---------------------- 
D-------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
(harp-thing) 
 
D-------------------------------12--------------13--12--12---------15--13- 
A-----------13--11-----11-----------13--11------------------11------------ 
F---10--12-----------------12---------------12------------------12-------- 
C------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
G------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
D------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
etc etc  fade back in, a few weird noises etc etc ...... 
 
 


 
 
 
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