The Beatles – Girl

The Beatles – Girl (Chords)

When Amber requested this one, my first thought was, “More Beatles ukulele? There must be chords up for this somewhere.” I had a search around and didn’t much much like what I found. Besides, who could say no to that face?

It might be a little redundant to say, but The Beatles really knew how to write a chord progression. That Ab between the Fm in the middle section and the Eb in the chorus is just perfect. Ab is in the Fm chord (C is in both chords also) and Eb is in the Ab chord, so it creates a bridge between Fm and Eb which don’t have any notes in common at all.

You might notice I’ve used a slightly different version of G7 to the standard one. It really needs that high D note in there and the ‘…going to listen…’ parts. But feel free to use the standard G7 for the ‘…stay‘ bits.

I couldn’t resist tabbing out the little instrumental break for two ukes as well:

Beatles Girl ukulele tab

With the exception of one note, it is possible to play this on one uke with a bit of fiddling around.

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23 Comments

  1. LonnaB July 8th, 2008 8:19 pm

    Woodshed, you are a gift that just keeps on giving.

  2. J-Hob July 8th, 2008 11:01 pm

    Cheers for that, think I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow night!

    The resolution of the picking part is a little low in the pdf btw, looks rather blurry.

    And totally, well mostly, unrelated – when can we expect this blues uke e-book. I can’t wait for it and I’d rather like to give you some more money.

  3. Woodshed July 8th, 2008 11:34 pm

    Lonna: Thanks. I appreciate it.

    John: Yeah, I tried a few things to improve the tab and that, believe it or not, was the best I could get it. So I posted it on the blog as well.

    I am working on the blues book. I’m terrible with deadlines. All the other books have taken far longer than I expected. But it will be the next ebook that comes out.

  4. Nelson July 9th, 2008 4:47 am

    Such a great song, thanks for that man.
    And I can totally relate to this song right now, it’s killing me.

  5. amber July 9th, 2008 7:14 am

    I’m so embarrassed that every awesome uke player is going to see my horribly swollen post-surgery face.

    But thank you so so much! You’re the greatest!

  6. kabekoo July 9th, 2008 9:19 am

    Si quelqu’un en voudrais plus…
    Chouette site, avec pleins de chansons des Beatles pour le ukulélé

    http://www.beatlesite.info/

  7. J-Hob July 9th, 2008 8:47 pm

    Trying to learn this song reminds me of just how hard it was when I started out learning lots of new chord shapes. Most songs I play these days I know the chords or the shapes are at least familiar. The alternate G7 and Fm I’m finding tricky to get straight off, also the changes are quite involved. It’s a great challenge, just what I need to improve!

    Thanks again Al!

  8. luke hailey July 9th, 2008 11:12 pm

    NIce work on the tab – although on the pdf you’re missing the chords on the 3rd line of the 2nd verse, which are of course the same as the other verse chords

  9. Woodshed July 9th, 2008 11:40 pm

    Nelson: You’re welcome.

    amber: Hope you’re feeling better.

    kabekoo: Thanks for the link.

    John: Good luck with it.

    luke: Oh, bum. Thanks for pointing that out. Hopefully people will be able to figure it out.

  10. Nelson July 13th, 2008 7:31 pm

    I was able to so it ain’t no big thang.
    (In reference to the third line of the second verse)

  11. Guy with uke August 25th, 2009 5:53 am

    there should be more beatles on this website

  12. Woodshed August 25th, 2009 9:49 am

    Guy with uke: Ugh, no. I’ve got an interview with the guys who did Beatles Complete on Ukulele if that’s enough.

  13. Guy with uke August 28th, 2009 4:35 am

    next you should tab revolution 9

  14. Guy with uke August 28th, 2009 4:36 am

    sorry that was a stupid joke i didnt read your comment first

  15. Randall April 14th, 2011 11:30 pm

    Woodshed! Please tab this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_BxuVF-MnM I can’t get the tune out of my head and really need to play it!

  16. Derek August 5th, 2011 3:30 am

    I love how accurate your chords always are.

  17. Woodshed August 5th, 2011 8:24 am

    Derek: Thanks. But I do make plenty of screw-ups!

  18. Dalton November 5th, 2011 7:30 pm

    what is the strumming pattern?

  19. Marissa December 3rd, 2011 7:00 am

    Can you do the chords for Here Comes The Sun?
    Thanks. :)

  20. Floris-Jan June 24th, 2012 10:16 pm

    The Beatles sound wonderful on the Ukulele. One song in particular sticks out in my mind, that is Something. Paul McCarntney played it with a group at the Concert fo George. I was wondering if you could figure out the chords he uses? I can’t quite see what he uses here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7_MsY2IJz4

  21. Manpreet Bains April 4th, 2013 4:51 pm

    Hello Al,

    Thanks so much for all the hard work you put on this website! I’ve really enjoyed learning this (I’m still trying!) and it’s proven to be a great challenge. I’m finding Ab and Bb7 quite difficult to play but I suppose lots of practice will be the key there.

    Thanks again! Good job!

    Manpreet

  22. jojo February 21st, 2014 9:43 pm

    am i cuckoo or is there already ukulele – that is to say am i hearing ukulele on the original ‘girl’ recording by the beatles? i cld be going mad ;) haha but am excited for this arrangement! -jojo

  23. Woodshed February 22nd, 2014 8:33 am

    jojo: I don’t hear it but that doesn’t mean there isn’t.

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