Girl chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

  • Girl was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
  • Recorded: Nov 11th, 1965 at EMI Studios in London.
  • Released: Dec 3rd, 1965
  • Album: Rubber Soul
  • Music: Key of C Minor in 4/4 time at ~ 96 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Cm, Cm7, C, C7, Gm, G7, Fm, Eb, Ab, Bb7

Girl by The Beatles

4/4
            Cm        G7                Cm    Cm7
1. Is there any-bo-dy go-ing to lis-ten to my sto-ry
   Fm                               Eb  -  G7
   All a-bout the girl who came to stay?
              Cm               G7              C        Cm7
   She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sor-ry
   Fm                              | Cm  / / Ab  | 
   Still you don't re-gret a sin-gle day...  Ah

         Eb   Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |  Eb     Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |
Chorus:  Gi - irl__              Girl   Girl__

           Cm               G7               Cm      Cm7
2. When I think of all the times I tried so hard to leave her
   Fm                               Eb  -  G7
   She will turn to me and start to cry
            Cm             G7             C     Cm7
   And she prom-i-ses the earth to me and I be-lieve her
   Fm                              | Cm  / / Ab  |
   A-fter all this time I don't know why...  Ah


        Eb   Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |  Eb     Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |
Chorus: Gi - irl__              Girl   Girl__

         Fm                                  C7
Bridge: She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there
                    Fm   |  C7  |
        You feel a fool
         Fm                                   C7
        When you say she's looking good, she acts as if it's understood
              Fm                        Ab
        She's coo - ool__   Oo - oo__   Oo - oo__   Oo - oo__


        Eb   Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |  Eb     Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |
Chorus: Gi - irl__              Girl   Girl__

            Cm                G7                    Cm     Cm7
3. Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to plea-sure?
   Fm                                 Eb  -  G7
   Did she un-der-stand it when they said
          Cm                  G7               C     Cm7
   That a man must break his back to earn his day of lei-sure?
   Fm                                  | Cm  / / Ab  |
   Will she still be-lieve it when he's dead...  Ah


        Eb   Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |  Eb     Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |
Chorus: Gi - irl__              Girl   Girl__


Instr: | Cm   - G7  | Cm  - Cm7  |  Fm  | Eb  -   G7  |
       | Cm   - G7  | Cm  - Cm7  |  Fm  | Cm  / / Ab  |
                                               ...Ah
 
        Eb   Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |  Eb     Gm  | Fm  - Bb7  |
Chorus: Gi - irl__              Girl   Girl... (fade out)

Please Note:

I have used a G7 barre chord in this song as it easier to move from Eb → G7, and from Cm → G7.

For beginners, an easier key is Am. If you are playing with the video you will need to place a Capo on III - transposition is as follows:

C Minor    Cm  Cm7   C    C7   Gm   G7   Fm   Eb  Ab  Bb7

A Minor    Am  Am7   A    A7   Em   E7   Dm   C   F   G7 
        e|-0----0----0----0----0----0----1----0---1----1-|
B|-1----1----2----2----0----0----3----1---1----0-|
G|-2----0----2----0----0----1----2----0---2----0-|
D|-2----2----2----2----2----0----0----2---3----0-|
A|-0----0----0----0----2----2---------3--------2-|
E|---------------------0----0------------------3-|

Use the transposition service below and make the necessary key changes for a complete visual of the new key with lyrics.


C 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
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Guitarist
         Cm               Cm7               C               C7               Bb7                Eb  
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|-2-|---|---|
   G|-1-|---|-4-|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|-4-|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|---|---|---|
   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|-1-|---|-2-|   D|---|---|-3-|---|
   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|---|-4-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets 3   4   5        3   4   5        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        3   4   5   6 

         Fm               G7               Gm               Ab               Bb7              Eb
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|-------|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|-4--3--|
   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|-3--3--|
   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-2--3--|
   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-------|
   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|-------|x
Frets 1   2   3        3   4   5        3   4   5        4   5   6        6   7   8        6   7   8 

Left-Handed Guitarist 
      Cm               Cm7               C               C7               Bb7              Eb
 |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|---|-1-|e
 |---|-2-|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-2-|-1-|B
 |-4-|---|-1-|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|---|G   |-4-|---|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|---|-1-|G
 |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |-2-|---|-1-|D   |---|-3-|---|---|D
 |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |-4-|---|---|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|---|E
   5   4   3        5   4   3        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        6   5   4   3  Frets
      
      Fm               G7               Gm               Ab               Bb7              Eb
 |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-------|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |-3---4-|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |-3---3-|---|-1-|G
 |-4-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|-1-|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|-1-|D   |-3---2-|---|-1-|D
 |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-------|---|-1-|A
 |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E  x|-------|---|---|E
   3   2   1        5   4   3        5   4   3        6   5   4        8   7   6        8   7   6  Frets
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