Play Eleanor Rigby



This great song, Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, was on their Revolver album, and released as a single on the backside of the Yellow Submarine 45 disc. For more background information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Rigby

Next to Hey Jude, Eleanor Rigby is at the top, requested by many of my piano students. As an incentive to learn the song, I shared two YouTube Videos with them. Yes, this charming 6 year old is great!

Listen to ModistOne bringing the song up to speed, jamming while under his headphones! I love the driving bass chords while the melody line just flows!

Lennon/McCartney

Now the only 2 chords in the song, e minor (E G B) and C Major, are played in the l.h. Some of my students choose to play the octave instead of the whole chord. Then there's this cool walk down in 1/2 steps where you play D,Db,C,B. You'll get the idea watching this video:

C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Em (3)
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has
C (2)
been—Lives in a dream
Em (3)
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the
C (2)
door—Who is it for?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all belong?
Em (3)
Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will
C (2)
hear--No one comes near.
Em
Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there's
C (2)
nobody there--What does he care?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all belong?
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C (2) Em (2)
Ah, look at all the lonely people
Em (3)
Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her
C (2)
name--Nobody came
Em (3)
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the
C (2)
grave--No one was saved
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7 Em6
All the lonely people
C Em (hold)
Where do they all belong?

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