Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice (Tab)


John Barry – You Only Live Twice (Tab)

There’s a new Bond film on the way so time to write up my second favourite Bond theme (after this one).

I’ve kept it reasonably simple for this one. All the melody notes are playing with the thumb and all the supporting strums (shown in brackets) are strummed.

Melody Version


You Only Live Twice (Melody Tab)

If you want to do an easy version or work up your own, here are the melody notes along with the chords.

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12 Comments

  1. Acilius July 6th, 2012 10:46 pm

    “Underneath the Mango Tree,” from Dr No, strikes me as the perfect James Bond song. The song and movie are exactly right for their time, they bring to mind the image of Harold Macmillan or some other aged veteran of the First World War lounging on a beach in Jamaica, wearing a silk shirt, cradling a cigarette holder in one hand and a gin martini in the other. After the Macmillan era ended, Bond just didn’t make sense anymore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7rZRKrJ-c&feature=related

  2. Woodshed July 9th, 2012 10:38 pm

    Acilius: Yikes! I dislike that song as much as I dislike Bond if that makes it perfect.

  3. Jules July 11th, 2012 3:48 pm

    Just wanted to say, having such a good time playing this…and getting great reactions to it as well! Thanks for the tab Al.

  4. Woodshed July 11th, 2012 10:53 pm

    Jules: That’s excellent! Thanks.

  5. carreg wastad July 12th, 2012 8:30 am

    love it! can’t play it!

  6. Woodshed July 12th, 2012 10:48 pm

    carreg: Thanks! And sorry!

  7. Redmond July 14th, 2012 7:19 am

    Awesome! This would make a great campfire song. Nice and mellow, simple enough that it’s something you can talk over if you want but complex enough that you can listen and not get bored.

  8. Woodshed July 15th, 2012 1:26 pm

    Redmond. Thanks. Glad you like it.

  9. Me September 28th, 2012 3:10 am

    Thanks! This song is easy for beginners like me.

  10. Woodshed September 28th, 2012 10:30 am

    Me: Glad you like.

  11. Ben November 23rd, 2013 7:57 pm

    Very nice arrangement. Intuitive chord progressions.

  12. Woodshed November 24th, 2013 8:07 pm

    Ben: Thanks very much!

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