Help chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

  • Help was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney.
  • Recorded: EMI Studios, London on April 13th, 1965
  • Released: 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

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

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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