Come Together chords

by The Beatles

Come Together was written by John Lennon and credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London between the 21st - 30th July 1969, and the single was released on Oct 6th, 1969 in the US, and Oct 31st, 1969 in the UK from the album Abbey Road.
Music: Key of D Minor in 4/4 time at ~ 83 bpm (♩)
Guitar Chords: D5, D5/add6, A5, A5/add6, G5, G5/add6, Dm7, Bm, G, A7
(B) - Barre Chord       (P) - Power Chord       ↓ Down Strokes
  • D5: x577xx OR 10-12-12-x-x-x (P) ↓
  • D5/add6: x597xx OR 10-14-12-x-x-x (P) ↓
  • G5: 355xxx (P) ↓
  • A5: 577xxx (P) ↓
  • A5/add6: 597xxx (P) ↓
  • G5/add6: 375xxx (P) ↓
  • Dm7: 10-12-10-10-10-10 (B) ↓
  • G: 355433 (B)
  • G7: 353433 (B)
  • Bm: 799777 (B)
  • A7: 575655 (B)
  • charts below...
The Beatles

Come Together by The Beatles

                Dm7         Dm7       Dm7         Dm7
Intro: 4/4 ||   Ssh...  |   Ssh... |  Ssh...  |   Ssh... ||

 D5    /add6      D5     /add6      D5  /add6         D5    /add6
1. Here come old flat top  he  come     groov-in’ up slow-ly  he got  
 D5   /add6     D5      /add6    D5  /add6      D5    /add6
   Joo     joo  eye-ball  he  one   ho  -  ly  roll-er  he  got 
    A5  /add6   A5  /add6  A5  /add6   A5  /add6       
   Hair        down        to    his  knee 
   G7 
   Got to be a jok-er he just do what he please   

       Dm7         Dm7       Dm7        Dm7
  ||   Ssh...  |   Ssh... |  Ssh...  |  Ssh... ||

 D5  /add6 ...          
2. He wear no  shoe  shine  he  got  toe  jam  foot-ball  he  got 
 D5 /add6 ...         
   Mon-key  fin-ger  he  shoot  Co-ca  Co-la  he  say
 A5  /add6 ...                       
   I  know  you___ You  know  me
   G7 
   One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
           Bm                  G  -  A7       Dm7
   Come To-ge-ther___   Right now___    O-ver me

      Dm7           Dm7       Dm7         Dm7
   ||(me)       |   Ssh... |  Ssh...  |   Ssh... ||

 D5   /add6 ...                
3. He  bag  pro-duct-ion  he  got  wal-rus  gum- boot  he  got
 D5   /add6 ...                   
   O -  no  side-board  he  one  spin-al  crack-er  he  got
A5    /add6 ...                        
   Feet     down  be-low  his  knee       
    G7 
   Hold you in  his arm-chair you can feel his dis-ease
           Bm                G  -  A7           Dm7      Dm7
   Come To-ge-ther___ Right now___    O-ver  |  me   | Shoot me |


Instr: | D5  /add6  D5  /add6  |  %  |  %  |  %   |
       | A5  /add6  A5  /add6  |  %  |  %  |  %   | Dm7  |  %  |

 D5   /add6 ...                     
4. He  rol-ler  coast-er  he  got  ear-ly  warn-ing  he  got
 D5  /add6 ...                 
   Mud-dy  wat-er  he  one  Mo-jo  fil-ter  he  say
 A5  /add6 ...                      
   One  and  one  and  one  is  three
    G7
   Got to be good look-ing ‘cos he’s so hard to see
           Bm                  G  -  A7       Dm7
   Come To-ge-ther___   Right now___    O-ver me

      Dm7           Dm7       Dm7        Dm7
   ||(me)       |   Ssh... |  Ssh...  |  Ssh... (oh) ||

   | D5  /add6 D5  /add6 | G5  /add6  D5  /add6 | D5  /add6    D5   /add6 |
                                                      Come  to-ge-ther___

   ||: G5  /add6  D5  /add6 | D5  /add6    D5   /add6  :|| repeat & fade...
     Yeah___                      Come  to-ge-ther____   

D Minor

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
                                                                 Preferred
            D5                 D5/add6                     D5                  D5/add6 
    e |---|---|---|x  e |---|---|---|---|---|x     e |---|---|---|x  e |---|---|---|---|---|x
    B |---|---|---|x  B |---|---|---|---|---|x     B |---|---|---|x  B |---|---|---|---|---|x
    G |---|---|-3-|   G |---|---|-3-|---|---|      G |---|---|---|x  G |---|---|---|---|---|x
    D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|-3-|---|-4-|      D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|-3-|---|---|
    A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|---|---|      A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|-3-|---|-4-|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|---|---|x     E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|---|---|
Frets   5   6   7         5   6   7   8   9           10  11  12        10  11  12  13  14

           G5                  G5/add6                 A5                  A5/add6
    e |---|---|---|x  e |---|---|---|---|---|x  e |---|---|---|x  e |---|---|---|---|---|x
    B |---|---|---|x  B |---|---|---|---|---|x  B |---|---|---|x  B |---|---|---|---|---|x
    G |---|---|---|x  G |---|---|---|---|---|x  G |---|---|---|x  G |---|---|---|---|---|x
    D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|-3-|---|---|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|-3-|---|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|-3-|---|-4-|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|-3-|---|-4-|
    E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|---|---|
Frets   3   4   5         3   4   5   6   7         5   6   7         5   6   7   8   9 

           Dm7               Bm                 G                G7                A7
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|
    D |-1-|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|---|   D |-1-|---|---|
    A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
    E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   9  10  11         7   8   9         3   4   5         3   4   5         5   6   7


Left-Handed Chord Tabs  
                                                            Preferred
          D5                 D5/add6                  D5                  D5/add6        
   x|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---|---|---| e
   x|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---|---|---| B
    |-3-|---|---| G   |---|---|-3-|---|---| G  x|---|---|---| G  x|---|---|---|---|---| G
    |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-3-|---|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |---|---|-3-|---|---| D
    |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|---|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|---| A   |-4-|---|-3-|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|---|---|-1-| E
      7   6   5         9   8   7   6   5        12  11  10        14  13  12  11  10   Frets
      
         G5                  G5/add6                 A5                  A5/add6
   x|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---| e  x|---|---|---|---|---| e
   x|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---| B  x|---|---|---|---|---| B
   x|---|---|---| G  x|---|---|---|---|---| G  x|---|---|---| G  x|---|---|---|---|---| G
    |-3-|---|---| D   |---|---|-3-|---|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |---|---|-3-|---|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A   |-4-|---|-3-|---|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A   |-4-|---|-3-|---|---| A
    |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|---|---|-1-| E
      5   4   3         7   6   5   4   3         7   6   5         9   8   7   6   5   Frets
      
         Dm7               Bm                 G                G7                A7
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G
    |---|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|-1-| D   |---|---|-1-| D
    |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
    |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E
     11  10   9         9   8   7         5   4   3         5   4   3         7   6   5   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Moderate (need to know some barre chords and power chords)
  • Key Signature: D Minor
  • 4/4 time or Common Time: indicates 4 quarter-note/crotchet beats per bar | 1 2 3 4 | or | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | etc.
  • Tempo: Moderately Slow Rock Tempo of approx 83 bpm. As the performance is live, the tempo tends to fluctuate.
  • The introduction is 2 down-beats (eighth-note/quaver beats) on Dm7 at the start of each of the 4 bars. Each of the 2 down-beats are on 1 & of each bar.
  • The D5 and D5/add6 is a standard rock/blues method of playing. D5 is a power chord and the D5/add6 simply places the 5th finger 2 frets up from the 5th note (A), replacing it with a B. (see charts). The same applies to the A5 - A5/add6 and G5 - G5/add6 chords. They are not really '5add6' chords in the true sense - they are really 'replace5with6' chords, but this is very confusing to write in simple form.
  • The strum pattern on each of these chords is down strokes in eighth-note/quaver time, so each of the counts in a bar, i.e., 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & is a down stroke.
  • During the verses, each chord gets 2 down strokes in eighth-note/quaver time, i.e., |D5 - /add6 - D5 - /add6|. The D5 gets 2 down-strokes, and then the D5/add6 gets 2 down-strokes etc.
  • I have added all the chords in the first verse, but have omitted all the repetitions in the remaining verses as the playing pattern is exactly the same. All chord changes that are necessary are included. The reason for that is the clutter of chords everywhere, when there is really no need.
  • Wherever you see D5 & /add6... it simply means keep repeating the pattern-play of these 2 chords. The same applies to the A5 & /add6... and G5 & /add6...
  • If you find the power chords a little confusing, you can simply play the barre chords, e.g., Dm on the 10th fret and add the 6 note as the chart illustrates. The same applies for all other chords, i.e., A7 barre instead of A5, and add the 6th note for A5/add6 (E), G7 barre instead of G5 and add 6th note for G5/add6 (D), etc. Just make sure you play the bottom 3 strings. If you play the alternative (alt) D5 and D5/add6, you can barre the whole 5th fret and play the bottom 4 strings. Whatever you decide, the sound is very similar... the important thing is that the chords are correct.
  • At the end of the song, it is better to use the alternative D5 & D5/add6 on the 5th fret... makes it easier to get to the G5 & G5/add6 on the 3rd fret.
  • You will notice all of the above when you watch the video. If you don't know the song, make sure you listen to it a few times and get a feel for it. When you feel comfortable with the song, play along with it. It's a great song, and very easy to play once you get the hang of it.
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