Help chords and lyrics

Guitar Chords and Song Details
The Beatles Song & Artists: Help - The Beatles
Writer: John Lennon
Album: Help!
Credited: Lennon/McCartney
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
Available: iTunes
Key Signature: B Minor Time Signature: 4/4 time Tempo: 188 bpm
Chords: Bm, G, E7, A7, A, C#m, F#m, D ... see chord tabs below - RH/LH (B) - barre chord
Bm: xx4432 Bm: x24432 / 224432 (B) G: 320003
E7: 020100 E7: 020130 E7: 022130
A7: x02020 C#m: 446654 / x46654 (B) A: x02220
A7: x02223 F#m: 244222 (B) D: x00232

The Beatles - Help
Video Link: Help performed by The Beatles

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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...       

Help - Chord Tabs in Bm


Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
Optional Note (1): If you don't play optional note, 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 |(1)|---|---|   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 |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|
  E |-1-|---|---|   E |(1)|---|---|   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 
 |---|---|(1)| 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   |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A 
 |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|(1)| 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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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.
Album: Help! - Track listings

1. Help! - 2:18
2. The Night Before - 2:34
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - 2:09
4. I Need You - 2:28
5. Another Girl - 2:05
6. You're Going To Lose That Girl - 2:18
7. Ticket to Ride - 3:09
8. Act Naturally - 2:30
9. It's Only Love - 1:56
10. You Like Me Too Much - 2:36
11. Tell Me What You See - 2:37
12. I`ve Just Seen a Face - 2:05
13. Yesterday - 2:05
14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy - 2:54
15. Help! Documentary - 1:31




Help Sheet Music - available at Sheet Music Plus - Piano/Vocal/Guitar - 4 pages - Digital Print - (The Beatles)


Help was written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, although it was written primarily by John, with Paul adding some finishing touches.

John wrote the lyrics as an expression of the stress he felt during The Beatles rapid rise to fame.

The song rates very highly in the 'Top 500 Songs Of All Time', with Rolling Stone Magazine rating it at number 29 in 2004.

The song reached number one on both the UK and US charts in 1965, and was the fourth of six successive number one hits for the Beatles in the U.S. The other songs included, 'I Feel Fine, 'Eight Days A Week', 'Ticket To Ride', 'Yesterday', and 'We Can Work It Out'. The song was also the title track for the Beatles film, 'Help' which was also released in 1965.

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