Help chords and lyrics

by The Beatles

Song Details

The Beatles

Writer: John Lennon   Credited: Lennon/McCartney

Album: Help!

Recorded: EMI Studios, London on 13th April, 1965

Released: 19th July, 1965 in the US, and 23rd July 1965 in the UK.

Genre: Folk rock

Music: Key of B Minor in 4/4 time at 188 bpm (♩)
Chords: Bm, G, E7, A7, A, C#m, F#m, D
  • Bm: xx4432
  • Bm: x24432
  • G: 320003
  • E7: 020100
  • E7: 020130
  • E7: 022130
  • A7: x02020
  • C#m: x46654
  • A: x02220
  • A7: x02223
  • F#m: 244222
  • D: xx0232

Charts

Help by The Beatles
Time Signature: 4/4

        Bm                            G
Intro: Help!___ I need some-bod-y___ Help!___ Not just any-bod-y
        E7                            A7   |   -   |
       Help!___ I need some-bod-y____Help!

  A                                C#m
1. When I was young-er___ So much young-er than to-day
F#m                                 D  -   G     A
   I nev-er need-ed any-bod-y‘s___ Help in an-y way
  A                                   C#m
   But now these days are gone___ I’m not so self as-sured
F#m                                           D   -   G        A
   Now I find___ I’ve changed my mind___ I’ve o-pened up the doors

         Bm
Chorus: Help me if you can___ I’m feel-ing down
              G
        And I do ap-prec-i-ate you being ‘round
         E7
        Help me get my feet back on the ground
                 |   A   |  -  |    A    |    A    |
        Won’t you please___    Help me

  A                                  C#m
2. And now my life has changed___ In oh so man-y ways
F#m                             D   -  G       A
   My in-de-pen-dence seems to van-ish in the haze
  A                          C#m
   But ev-’ry now and then I feel so in-se-cure
F#m                                       D  -   G       A
   I know that I just need you like I’ve nev-er done be-fore

         Bm
Chorus: Help me if you can___ I’m feel-ing down
              G
        And I do ap-prec-i-ate you being ‘round
         E7
        Help me get my feet back on the ground
                 |   A   |  -  |    A    |    A    |
        Won’t you please___    Help me

  A                                C#m
3. When I was young-er___ So much young-er than to-day
F#m                                 D  -   G     A
   I nev-er need-ed any-bod-y‘s___ Help in an-y way
  A                                   C#m
   But now these days are gone___ I’m not so self as-sured
F#m                                           D   -   G        A
   Now I find___ I’ve changed my mind___ I’ve o-pened up the doors

         Bm
Chorus: Help me if you can___ I’m feel-ing down
              G
        And I do ap-prec-i-ate you being ‘round
         E7
        Help me get my feet back on the ground               (Hold)
                     A                  F#m                   A                
        Won’t you please please___ Help me___ Help me___ Help me___ Oo...    

B 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   
         Bm                 G                E7                 A                A7
  e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|
  B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|-3-|---|   B |---|-3-|---|
  G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|
  D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-1-|---|   D |---|-1-|---|
  A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|-2-|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets 2   3   4         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3

         F#m               C#m               E7                 D                A7
  e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|-2-|---|   e |---|---|-2-|
  B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |---|---|-4-|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|-1-|---|
  G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|-1-|---|
  D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-1-|---|
  A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|-2-|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|
  E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets 2   3   4         4   5   6         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
      Bm                 G                E7                 A                A7
 |---|---|-1-| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e
 |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|-3-|---| B   |---|-3-|---| B
 |-4-|---|-1-| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
 |-3-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D
 |---|---|-1-| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|-2-|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A 
x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
   4   3   2         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
   
      F#m               C#m               E7                 D                A7
 |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-2-|---| e   |-2-|---|---| e
 |---|---|-1-| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|-1-|---| B
 |---|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G
 |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D
 |-3-|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |---|-2-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A 
 |---|---|-1-| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
   4   3   2         6   5   4         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets

Notes

  • Degree of Difficulty: Easy - you will need to know some barre chords - Bm, C#m and F#m - very easy to play.
  • Song Key: B Minor - relative minor of D Major which means they share the same key signature of 2 sharps - F#, C#.
  • A hyphen between 2 chords means there are 2 beats for each chord, e.g., | D - G | means 2 beats on D and 2 beats on G.
  • A empty bar with a hyphen means you play nothing... a bar rest, e.g. | A | - | means you play an A chord for a bar and then rest for a bar.

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