A Hard Days Night chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

A Hard Days Night was written by Lennon/McCartney. The song was recorded at EMI Studios, London on April 16th, 1964 and the single was released on July 10th, 1964 in the UK, and July 13th, 1964 in the US.

Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at ~ 140 bpm (♩)
Chords: G, C C7, F, D7, Bm, Em, Am, Fadd9
The Beatles

A Hard Days Night by The Beatles

             Intro: 4/4  |   Fadd9   |
                hold      

                G    C      G                    F               G  
1. It's been a hard day's night__ And I've been work-ing like a dog
                G    C      G                    F              G 
   It's been a hard day's night__ I should be sleep-ing like a log
               C                             D7
   But when I get home to you__ I find the things that you do
                 G   C7   G 
   Will make me feel al-right

               G    C   G                F                  G
2. You know I work all day__ To get you mon-ey to buy you things
              G               C        G                   F               G 
   And it's worth it just to hear you say__ You're gon-na give me ev-'ry-thing
               C                               D7
   So why on earth should I moan__ 'Cos when I get you a-lone
               G   C7   G 
   You know I feel O - Kay

                  Bm    Em                        Bm 
Chorus: When I'm home__ Ev-'ry-thing seems to be right
                  G      Em                       Am      D7 
        When I'm home__ Feel-ing you hold-ing me tight__ Tight yeah

                G    C     G                      F               G
3. It's been a hard day's night___ And I've been work-ing like a dog
                G    C      G                   F               G 
   It's been a hard day's night__ I should be sleep-ing like a log
               C                             D7
   But when I get home to you__ I find the things that you do
                 G   C7   G   
   Will make me feel al-right


Instr:  | G  - C  |   G   |   F   |   G   | G  - C |   G   |   F   |   G   |

                  C                               D7
  **  So why on earth should I moan__ 'Cos when I get you a-lone
               G      C7   G 
      You know I feel O - Kay

                  Bm    Em                        Bm 
Chorus: When I'm home__ Ev-'ry-thing seems to be right
                  G      Em                       Am      D7 
        When I'm home__ Feel-ing you hold-ing me tight__ Tight yeah

                G    C      G                    F               G  
1. It's been a hard day's night__ And I've been work-ing like a dog
                G    C      G                    F              G 
   It's been a hard day's night__ I should be sleep-ing like a log
               C                             D7
   But when I get home to you__ I find the things that you do
                 G   C7   | G  -  C  |
   Will make me feel al - right
               G   C7   | G  -  C  |
   You know I feel al - right
               G   C7   F    ||: Fadd9  - F  :||
   You know I feel al-right... (repeat and fade)


                                 Fadd9    F
   Tab for ending fade out     e|-3-------1-------|        
                               B|---1---1---1---1-|        
                               G|-----2-------2---|        
                               D|-----------------|        
                               A|-----------------|        
                               E|-----------------|                               
 

G Major

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 Guitarist
           G              F(barre)               C                 C7               F
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|-4-|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

          D7                 Em                 Am                 Bm                Fadd9
    e|---|-3-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|(1)|---|-4-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3

Left-Handed Guitarist 
          G              F(barre)               C                 C7                  F
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|---|---|G     |-4-|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
          D7                 Em                 Am                Bm                Fadd9
    |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|(1)|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
   
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Please Note: The Fadd9 chord is simply an F chord with an added G note (string 1 - 3rd fret) These chord shapes are recommended but you can use any voicings you like. A voicing is simply the same chord in a different position.
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