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Across The Universe (By BEATLES)
 
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 22:06:50 -0600
From: cts@mail.utexas.edu (chris)
Subject: Across the Universe (first message may not have worked)

This is Across the universe as I believe John originally played it.  The
song was sped up for inclusion on the World Wildlife Fund album (as heard on
Past Masters volume II), and then slowed down again for the Let It Be album.
When Phil Spector (producer of Let It Be) slowed the song down, he actually
brought the song down a half step; from D to roughly C#.  You can play along
with the album by playing in C#, tuning your guitar down a half step and 
playing in D, or using a capo on the first fret and playing in C.  Marc 
Hertzberg's transcription can show you how to play it in C.  Here it is in 
original form...

          		   Across The Universe
          		     by the Beatles


Intro :
         
|--2-----/10-----9--7--5-----------------------------------------------------
|------------------------7---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------2-----------
|--2-----/11-----9--7--6-----2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--
|-----0-------0--------------4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
|----------------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-----0-----0-----0-----
|----------------------------2-----2-----2-----2-----------------------------


	D                 Bm               F#m
	Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
        Em7                                    A                  A7
	They slither while they pass they slip away across the Universe.
	D                Bm               F#m
	Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
	Em7              Gm
	Possessing and caressing me.


	D             A7sus4
	Jai Guru Deva Om
	A7			  
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
  	A7			             
	Nothing's gonna change my world
        G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D	  Bm		     F#m	   		    Em7
	Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
				A		   A7
	They call me on and on across the Universe.
	D		 Bm		 F#m
	Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox
	     Em7			       A                 A7
	They tumble blindly as they make their way across the Universe.
	
	
	D               A7sus4
	Jai Guru De Va  Om
	A7			 
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	A7           
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G                         D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D                   Bm			F#m
	Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears
	Em7	     Gm
	Inciting and inviting me.
	D	     Bm		      F#m			      Em7
	Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns
				A	     A7
	And calls me on and on across the Universe.

	
	D             A7sus4
	Jai Guru Deva Om
	A7
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
  	A7			             
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D
	Jai Guru Deva.  (Repeat)


transcribed by Chris Sears
cts@mail.utexas.edu


From: hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com (Marc Hertzberg (History: Love it or leave it!))
Subject: TAB: Across The Universe (Lennon/McCartney)


Don't hold me to these words... they're only there to put some chords to!
For the authentic sound, capo at the first fret.

							Marc

P.S. In case you're interested, I play the '8' note on the first string with
     me thumb.


          Across The Universe
          (Lennon/McCartney)


Intro :
         
-|--0-----/8-----7--5--3-----------------------------------------------------
-|------------------------5--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
-|-----0--/9-----7--5--4-----0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--0--2--
-|---------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--
-|--3------------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
-|------------8--------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--


Verse 1:
  C               Am                Em
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup

        Dm                                 G
They slither as they fall they make their way across the universe

  C              Am                Em
Pools of sorrow waves of joy are drifting through my open mind

  Dm            Fm
Inciting and inviting me


Chorus:
 C              G
Jai Guru Da La  Om


Nothing's gonna change my world

  F                        C
Nothing's gonna change my world

  G            
Nothing's gonna change my world

  F                        C
Nothing's gonna change my world


	Beatles Tab by Marc Hertzberg
	Digital Equipment Corporation
	hertzberg@netcad.enet.dec.com

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tab Special Notations:
----0----  play the open string ('fret zero')
----5----  play fret five
----5~---  play fret five with vibrato
---5/7---  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
---75---  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
             the pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
----h7---  hammer-on to fret seven
----p5---  pull-off to fret five
---/7----  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---15---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)
---0h3---  play the open string and immediately hammer-on to fret
             three
---7p5---  play fret seven and immediately pull-off to fret five
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