A Hard Days Night chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

  • A Hard Days Nightwas written by Lennon/McCartney.
  • Recorded: EMI Studios, London on April 16th, 1964 .
  • Released: The single was released on July 10th, 1964 in the UK, and July 13th, 1964 in the US from the album of the same name.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at ~ 140 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, C C7, F, D7, Bm, Em, Am, Fadd9

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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