Help chords

by The Beatles

Help was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was recorded at EMI Studios, London on April 13th, 1965 and released on July 19th, 1965 in the US, and July 23rd, 1965 in the UK from the album of the same name.

Music: Key of B Minor in 4/4 time at 188 bpm (♩)
Chords: Bm, G, E7, A7, A, C#m, F#m, D
The Beatles - starts at 0:29

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
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