The Beatles: Oh Darling

English: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and J...
English: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon during a Beatles performance for Dutch television Nederlands: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon tijdens een Beatlesoptreden voor de Nederlandse televisie. Hrvatski: Paul McCartney, George Harrison i John Lennon tijekom Beatles performansa za nizozemsku televiziju. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is such a cool song, Oh darling!, with words and music by John Lennon and Paul Mc Cartney.
It's played slowly with a 12/8 time signature in the Key of A. Remember that an eighth note gets one count. Here are the chords to the song and I'll follow with slash chords afterwards.


E+
              A                          E
       Oh, darling, please believe me
       F#m                         D
       I'll never do you no harm
           Bm7                      E7
       Believe me when I tell you
       Bm7        E7         A       D  A  E
       I'll never do you no harm

       Oh, darling, if you leave me
       I'll never make it alone
       Believe me when I thank you, ooo
       BM7         E7               A       D  A A7
       Don't ever leave me alone

                                  D                  F7
                        When you told me you didn't need me anymore
                                   A
                        Well, you know I nearly broke down and cried
                                    B7
                        When you told me you didn't need me anymore
                                   E7                 F7-5     E7   E+              
                        Well, you know I nearly broke down and died

       Oh, darling, if you leave me
       I'll never make it alone
       Believe me when I tell you
       Bm          E              A    D A                             A7
       I'll never do you no harm - believe me darling

                        When you told me you didn't need me anymore
                        Well, you know I nearly broke down and cried
                        When you told me you didn't need me anymore
                        Well, you know I nearly broke down and died

       Oh, darling, please believe me
       I'll never let you down - oh, believe me darling
       Believe me when I tell you, ooo
       Bm7          E7              A        D  A  Bb7  A7
       I'll never do you no harm...
      
When I play this song, I'm pouncing on the chords, rock n' roll style with quick eighth notes.

Chord = l.h. notes/ right hand notes

E+ = EE/ G#EG#B# Oh

A = A/ AC#F# darling, please be-


E = E/ G#BE leave me

F#m = F#/ AC#F# I'll never do you no

D = D/ F#A harm, Be-

Bm7 = B/ADF# lieve me when I tell

E7 = E/ G#BE you

Bm7 = B/ F#DF# I'll never

E7 = E/ G#BE do you no

A = AC#/ A harm

A7 = AC#EG/ G When you

D =  D/ DF#B told me you didn't

F7 = F/ EbAC need me anymore, Well you

A = A/ C#EA know I nearly broke down and cried.  When you

B7 = B/ D#F#AB told me you didn't need me anymore Well you

E7 = E/ DEG#B know, I nearly

F7-5 = F/ EbFAB fell down and

E7 = E/DEG#B

E+ = E/ G#B#E  Oh,

A = A/ AC#F# darling, If you

E = E/ G#BE leave me,

F#m = F#/ AC#F# I'll never make it a-

D = D/ DF# lone, be-

Bm7 = B/ F#DF# lieve me when I tell

E7 = E/ G#BE you

Bm7 = B/ F#DF# I'll never

E7 = E/ G#BE do you no

A = AC#/ A harm

D = D/ F#A

Bb7 = Bb/ AbDF

A7 = A/ GC#E

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Best,
 





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