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(@sasquatch)
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26/03/2004 3:49 pm  

This is a fairly easy one I picked up last night.
Sounds good, the strumming pattern is kind of tricky, tho.

Am.....................D..Am.............D....Am...................D.......Am
My sweet lord, .......oh my lord,........yeah my lord

............................G.........Em
I really wanna see you

..................................G.......Em
I really wanna be with you

..................................G...................................E7.Am......D
I really wanna see you lord, but it takes so long my lord

My sweet lord, oh my lord, yeah my lord

My S&P guitar is Canadian.My Strat is Mexican.I'm somewhere in the Middle Kingdom.


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(@wes-inman)
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28/03/2004 2:00 pm  

Sasquatch

I have personal reasons I will not play this song, but I want to thank you for submitting it to Easy Song Database.

Wes

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


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(@dogsbody)
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15/04/2004 1:17 pm  

Sasquatch,

Many thanks for this one, I've been struggling with another version of this downloaded off one of those tab sites which is in Em and uses Bm for -- really want to--- B7 for ---so long my lord--- D7 and B7 for --to see you--- and C#m, F#m and B(9) later in the song long after I gave up trying for the Bm.
I've been playing for a year and still find Bm difficult to change to or to make sound good.
It's great to get yet another song I love playable so fast with my limited knowledge. If I can work out the up & down strokes I use for your version I'll post them on here.

Thanks again

Chris

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)


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(@nomadik)
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04/05/2004 6:56 am  

I always played it as F#m to Bm x 4, then EMaj to C#m x 4, then I forget the next part. But thats most the song. For the strum pattern, it sounds very similar to While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Basically what I figured is that each chord is 2 quarter notes then 4 eighth notes.. So I play it as D D DUDU . Does that make sense or am I rambling? =)

(editing). Just noticed you mentioned having a problem with Bm.. I had a problem with it for a long time too. You just have to fight for barre chords because you are unstoppable once you have it down. With Barre Chords you can turn major and minor into 7th chords, then 9th chords, 11th chords, and have a whole bunch of cool new chords to play with. =) But if your looking for an easy B minor for right now, try just playing the back half of the barre chord shape, similar to what many people do with the Fmajor chord. Just play xx4432, from low e to high e.

-Jesse Acostahttp://www.ayun.net/nomadik/


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(@musenfreund)
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05/05/2004 3:13 pm  

Harrison also throws in some diminished chords, but the F#m/ B E/ C#m is on target. I play a B, not a Bm.

I can dig up the chord progression if you like. I've got it at home, but not here at work.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun. -- John Lennon


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(@nomadik)
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05/05/2004 3:46 pm  

Your right about the B, my mistake.. Doh! :oops: And I just figured out the last part. When he does E Major to C# minor 3 times, on the fourth time he does E Major to F Diminished from what I can tell. then rinse and repeat =)

-Jesse Acostahttp://www.ayun.net/nomadik/


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(@musenfreund)
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06/05/2004 2:00 am  

Yep. Here's the sequence:
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F#m B F#m E C#m E

At the end of the chorus before the verse
Fdim G#dim then back to F#m B etc.

Second chorus:
E E7 C#7 F# Gdim A#dim then
everything continues a step higher than before (after several rinse and repeat cycles):

G#m C# G#m C#
F# D#m F#
and Gdim A#dim for the turnaround

At least that's what's in the sheet music.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun. -- John Lennon


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(@ovation_player)
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06/05/2004 5:25 pm  

any body know the lead? It doesn't sound too hard except maybe for the part where it sounds like two guitars are playing the lead in harmony maybe a third apart or something. I think it's probably overdubbed but maybe George was playing both notes at the same time

"This song starts off kinda slow then fizzles out altogether" Neil Young


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(@shadyharrison)
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03/07/2007 2:30 pm  

E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G ------11/13----------11------9-----------11--------9---------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------11--------11-------9-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G ---------11/13-----------11---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G -------13------10-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------12-----9---------12------11-------11-------11--------9--------------------------------------------------------
A-----11-------9---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Not so easy, but here's how I play it. (Had to tab it last year for a mate, so that's how I've got it.) Tell me if it works, please.

Take care, Casey


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(@shadyharrison)
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05/08/2007 9:28 pm  

Bumping this to get some feedback ('scuse the pun) on my tab for the solo. :)

Take care, Casey


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(@minotaur)
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30/04/2009 1:03 pm  

I'm kind of bored at work and going through the ESD, throwing in my 2 cents. :oops:

This is what I'm using to work on My Sweet Lord.
Capo @ 2nd fret

Intro:

Em A (x4)

D Bm (x2)

D D7 Em

A Em
My sweet lord
A Em
Hm, my lord
A Em
Hm, my lord

A D
I really want to see you
Bm D
Really want to be with you
Bm D
Really want to see you lord
D D7 Em
But it takes so long, my lord

A Em
My sweet lord
A Em
Hm, my lord
A Em
Hm, my lord

A D
I really want to know you
Bm D
Really want to go with you
Bm D
Really want to show you lord
D D7 Em A
That it won't take long, my lord (hallelujah)

Em A
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
Em A
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
Em A
My sweet lord (hallelujah)

D
I really want to see you
D7
Really want to see you
B7
Really want to see you, lord
E
Really want to see you, lord
G#dim C#7 F#m B
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

F#m B
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
F#m B
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
F#m B
My, my, my lord (hallelujah)

E C#m
I really want to know you (hallelujah)
E C#m
Really want to go with you (hallelujah)
E
Really want to show you lord (aaah)
G#dim C#7 F#m B
That it won't take long, my lord (hallelujah)

F#m B
Hmm (hallelujah)
F#m B
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
F#m B
My, my, lord (hallelujah)

E C#m (x2) E G#dim C#7 F#m B

F#m B
Hm, my lord (Hare Krishna)
F#m B
My, my, my lord (Hare Krishna)
F#m B
Oh hm, my sweet lord (Krishna, Krishna)
F#m B
Oh-uuh-uh (Hare Hare)

E C#m
Now, I really want to see you (Hare rama)
E C#m
Really want to be with you (Hare rama)
E
Really want to see you lord (aaah)
G#dim C#7 F#m B
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

F#m B
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
F#m B
My, my, my lord (Hare Krishna)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Hare Krishna)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Krishna Krishna)
F#m B
My lord (Hare Hare)

F#m B
Hm, Hm (Gurur Brahma)
F#m B
Hm, Hm (Gurur Vishnu)
F#m B
Hm, Hm (Gurur Devo)
F#m B
Hm, Hm (Maheshwara)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Gurur Sakshaat)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Parabrahma)
F#m B
My, my, my lord (Tasmayi Shree)
F#m B
My, my, my, my lord (Guruve Namah)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Hare Rama)
F#m B
(Hare Krishna)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Hare Krishna)
F#m B
My sweet lord (Krishna Krishna)
F#m B
My lord (Hare Hare)

Here is an easier uncapoed version but it's just not got the same sound.
Am & D (x4) G & Em (x2) A7 Am D

Am D
My sweet lord
Hm, my lord
Hm, my lord

*Verse:
G Em
I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you lord
A7
But it takes so long, my lord

*Chorus:

Am D
My sweet lord
Hm, my lord
Hm, my lord

*Verse:
G Em
I really want to know you
Really want to go with you
G
Really want to show you lord
A7 Am D
That it won't take long, my lord (hallelujah)

*Chorus:

Am D
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
My sweet lord (hallelujah)

*Verse:
G Em
I really want to see you
Really want to see you
Really want to see you, lord
Really want to see you, lord
A7 Am D
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

*Chorus:

Am D
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my lord (hallelujah)

*Verse:
G Em
I really want to know you (hallelujah)
Really want to go with you (hallelujah)
Really want to show you lord (aaah)
A7 Am D
That it won't take long, my lord (hallelujah)

*Chorus:

Am D
Hmm (hallelujah)
My sweet lord (hallelujah)
My, my, lord (hallelujah)

Am D
Hm, my lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my, my lord (Hare Krishna)
Oh hm, my sweet lord (Krishna, Krishna)
Oh-uuh-uh (Hare Hare)

*Verse:
G Em
Now, I really want to see you (Hare rama)
Really want to be with you (Hare rama)
Really want to see you lord (aaah)
A7 Am D
But it takes so long, my lord (hallelujah)

*Outro:

Am D
Hmm my lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet lord (Krishna Krishna)
My lord (Hare Hare)
Hm, Hm (Gurur Brahma)
Hm, Hm (Gurur Vishnu)
Hm, Hm (Gurur Devo)
Hm, Hm (Maheshwara)
My sweet lord (Gurur Sakshaat)
My sweet lord (Parabrahma)
My, my, my lord (Tasmayi Shree)
My, my, my, my lord (Guruve Namah)
My sweet lord (Hare Rama)

[fade]

(Hare Krishna)
Am D
My sweet lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet lord (Krishna Krishna)
My lord (Hare Hare)

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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10/05/2009 12:08 am  

This has got to be one of the weirdest songs of all time to learn. Minotaur's tab looks and sounds OK - but take a look back at Musenfreund's post and there's all sorts of dim chords in there. Sometimes you play the song, it sounds OK - sometimes it sounds like you're missing something, like a diminished chord.

Musenfreund - if you've got the official sheet music, would you care to share? With the usual disclaimer, of course - "this tab is for educational purposes.....?

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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