In My Life chords and lyrics

by The Beatles

  • In My Life was written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney.
  • Recorded: EMI Studios, London on Oct 18th, 1965.
  • Released: Dec 3rd, 1965.
  • Album: Rubber Soul
  • Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 102 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: A, A7, E, E7, F#m, D, Dm, G, B7

In My Life by The Beatles

Intro: 4/4
     (Riff)                   (Riff)      
   |     A     |     E     |     A     |     E     |

              A           F#m    -   A7
1. There are pla-ces I re-mem-ber___ 
           D    -    Dm         A
   All my life____      Though some have changed
            A             F#m    -    A7
   Some for-e-ver not for bet-ter
              D   -   Dm      A
   Some have gone____    And some re-main
             F#m                D
** All these pla-ces had their mom-ents
         G                      A
   With lov-ers and friends I still can re-call
            F#m               B7
   Some are dead and some are liv-ing
       D  - Dm            A 
   In  my  life___ I’ve loved them all

      (Riff)    
   |     A     |     E     | 

           A                    F#m    -    A7
2. But of all these friends and lov-ers
              D  - Dm           A
   There  is  no - one___ Com-pares with you
              A                   F#m    -    A7
   And these mem-‘ries lose their mean-ing
            D   -   Dm      A
   When I think of love as some-thing new
            F#m                       D
** Though I know I’ll ne-ver lose af-fec-tion
        G                       A
   For peop-le and things that went be-fore 
     F#m                                B7
   I know I’ll of-ten stop and think a-bout them
       D  - Dm           A
   In  my  life___ I’ll love you more

Instr: | A  | F#m  – A7  | D  – Dm  | A  | A  | F#m  – A7  | D  – Dm  | A  | 

             F#m                      D
** Though I know I’ll ne-ver lose af-fec-tion
        G                       A
   For peop-le and things that went be-fore 
     F#m                                B7
   I know I’ll of-ten stop and think a-bout them
       D  - Dm           A
   In  my  life___ I’ll love you more

      (Riff)
   |    A     |     E     |
                        In  my___ life___ I’ll love you (more)
    (End Riff)                  (Hold)
   |    A     | E  -  E7  |     A     |
       more


Tabs: 
 * Each row represents a string from Top e - highest sounding
   to bottom E - lowest sounding
 * Each number represents the fret which the note is played on
 * retain the order of notes played from left to right

Riff: e|---5-------4-|
      B|-2---2-3-5---|
      G|-------------|
      D|-------------|
      A|-------------|
      E|-------------|

End   e|---5-------4--4--2--4-5----|
Riff: B|-2---2-3-5-----------------|
      G|---------------------------|
      D|---------------------------|
      A|---------------------------|
      E|---------------------------|        

A Major

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

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Fairly... need to know some barre chords
  • Song Key: A Major (3 Sharps - F# C# G#)
  • The introduction consists of a Riff which is written in Tab on the song sheet. It is played on the first 2 strings of the guitar (E & B string), between the 2nd and 5th frets.

    Notice there is a Riff and an End Riff. The Riff is played twice during the Intro, and once everywhere else. Each Riff is 2 bars in length, with the End Riff 3 bars in length.
  • If you can't read Tab, don't worry - you can just play an A chord for 1 bar followed by an E chord for 1 bar. It is very easy though... listen carefully and copy.

    There are several other positions that you can play it, but that position is the same as the Tab, and probably the easiest.
  • Wherever you see a hyphen between 2 chords, that means 2 beats for each chord, e.g., D - Dm means 2 beats on D and 2 beats on Dm. The same applies to F#m - A7, and E - E7.
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