Hey Jude chords & lyrics by The Beatles

Hey Jude chords & song details ... Lyrics
Key Signature: F Major       Time Signature: 4/4       Tempo: ~ 78 bpm
Written Chords ... (B) - barre chord Chords: F, F7, C, C7, B♭, Dm, Gm7, E♭
F: xx3211 / x33211 OR 133211 (B) F7: 131211 / 131241 / 133241 (B)
C: x32010 / 332010 C7: x32310 / 332310
B♭: xx3331 OR x13331 / 113331 (B) Dm: x00231
Gm7: 353333 / 353363 / 355363 (B) E♭: x65343 OR x68886 / 668886 (B)

Song Chart

Hey Jude by The Beatles

Time Signature: 4/4

        F                     C
1. Hey Jude___ Don't make it bad
          C7                    F
   Take a sad song and make it bet-ter
       Bb                                F
   Re-mem-ber___ To let her in-to your heart
                  C7              F
   Then you can start to make it bet-ter

        F                   C
2. Hey Jude___ Don't be a-fraid
            C7                 F
  You were made to go out and get her
      Bb                               F
  The min-ute you let her un-der your skin
              C7              F
  Then you be-gin to make it bet-ter

      F7                           Bb          Dm         Gm7
Bridge: And any-time you feel the pain___ Hey Jude___ Re-frain
                           C7               F
        Don't car-ry the world u-pon your should-ers
      F7                               Bb       Dm      Gm7
        For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
                         C7             F
        By mak-ing his world a lit-tle cold-er
                    F7       C        C7
        Na na na___ Na na___ Na na___ Na  | na...    |2/4|    (Hey) |4/4|

        F                    C
3. Hey Jude___ Don't let me down
              C7                   F
   You have found her  now go and get her
      Bb                              F
   Re-mem-ber to let her in-to your heart
                 C7               F
   Then you can start to make it bet-ter

      F7                         Bb         Dm        Gm7
Bridge: So let it out and let it in___ Hey Jude___ Be-gin
                                        C7             F
        You’re wait-ing for some-one to per-form with
      F7                                  Bb          Dm            Gm7
        And don't you know that it's just you___ Hey Jude___ You'll do
                           C7               F
        The move-ment you need is on your should-er
                    F7       C        C7             
        Na na na___ Na na___ Na na___ Na  | na...   |2/4|     (Hey) |4/4|

        F                     C
4. Hey Jude___ Don't make it bad
          C7                    F
   Take a sad song and make it bet-ter
      Bb                                 F
   Re-mem-ber___ To let her un-der your skin
               C7              F
   Then you be-gin to make it bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter bet-ter oh
  
       F           Eb             Bb                  F
Outro: Na na na___ Na na na na___ Na na na na___ Hey Jude   ...repeat to fade
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Notes
  • Degree of Difficulty: Moderate - need to know some barre chords, e.g., B♭, E♭, and Gm7.
  • Song Key: F Major (1 Flat - B♭)
  • Notice the timing changes at the end of each Bridge. The C7 on the last 'Na' holds for a bar and a half (6 beats). This is written as a 2/4 bar followed by a 4/4 bar... the original time signature (6 beats in all).
  • There are several ways of playing these chords. I have charted the more commonly used forms of each chord.

    The easiest way to play F7 is 131211- perhaps a better sounding F7 is 131241... although a little harder to play, it is well worth the effort. The same applies to Gm7... see charts above.
  • The Outro is repeated again and again which seems like an eternity, but stick with it as it's a great exercise in practicing fairly difficult chord changes - by the end of the song you'll be an expert!
Hey Jude- The Beatles

Hey Jude Lyrics

Hey Jude, don't make it bad,
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid,
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better.

And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain,
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.
Na na na na na, Na na na na...

Hey Jude, don't let me down,
You have found her, now go and get her.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin,
Youre waiting for someone to perform with.
And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do.
The movement you need is on your shoulder.
Na na na na na, Na na na na...

Hey Jude, don't make it bad,
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her under your skin,
Then you'll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh...

Na na na, Na na na na, Na na na na, Hey Jude...

Song & Artists

Hey Jude - Lyrics
Paul McCartney

Writer: Paul McCartney

Credited: Lennon/McCartney

Producer: George Martin

Recorded: Trident Studios in London, 31st July - 2nd August 1968

Released: 26th Aug, 1968

Label: Apple

Album: Hey Jude

Music Style: Rock pop

Chart Success: No 1 in both the US and UK

Hey Jude is generally regarded as one of the all time best songs ever written with over 7 million copies sold worldwide. It was also was nominated for several Grammy Awards but failed to win any.

There are many versions of the story regarding the songs origins, the most popular being that the song was written to comfort Lennon’s young son after his parent’s marriage breakup.

When the single was released in 1968, it went to number one on both the U.K and U.S.A. Charts.

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