All My Loving chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

  • All My Loving was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney.
  • Recorded: 30th July, 1963
  • Released: 22nd Nov, 1963
  • Album: With The Beatles
  • Music: Key of E Major in 4/4 time at 156 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: E, F#m, B7, D, C#m, G#7

All My Loving by The Beatles

Intro:  4/4

              F#m            B7              E           C#m 
1. Close your eyes and I'll kiss you____ To-mor-row I'll miss you
       A           F#m         D    |   B7    |                   
   Re-mem-ber I'll al-ways be true  
             F#m        B7                 E          C#m 
   And then while I'm a-way___ I'll write home ev-‘ry day
             A          B7          E  |   E   |            
   And I'll send all my lo-ving to you     𝄑

             F#m          B7               E        C#m 
2. I'll pre-tend that I'm kis-sing___ The lips I am miss-ing
        A            F#m              D    |   B7   |   
   And hope that my dreams will come true
             F#m        B7                 E          C#m 
   And then while I'm a-way___ I'll write home ev-‘ry day
             A          B7          E    |   E   |        
   And I'll send all my lov-ing to you       𝄑

               C#m       G#7               E   |   E   |                       
Chorus: All my lov-ing___ I will  send to you       
               C#m        G#7               E    |   E   |     
        All my lov-ing___ Darl-in’ I'll be true      𝄑
                                                                     𝄐
Instr: |   A   |   A   |   E   |   E   |   B7   |   B7   |   E   |   E   | 
                                                                     (Close your)

              F#m            B7              E           C#m 
3. Close your eyes and I'll kiss you____ To-mor-row I'll miss you
       A           F#m         D    |   B7    |                    
   Re-mem-ber I'll al-ways be true  
             F#m        B7                 E          C#m 
   And then while I'm a-way___ I'll write home ev-‘ry day
             A          B7          E  |   E    |            
   And I'll send all my lo-ving to you     𝄑

               C#m       G#7               E     |   E   |                      
Chorus: All my lov-ing___ I will  send to you
               C#m        G#7               E    |   E   |     
        All my lov-ing___ Darl-in’ I'll be true
               C#m             E        |     E     |   
        All my lov-in’____ All my lov-in’___ (Oo  oo)      
               C#m                        E          |      E      |             
        All my lov-in’___ I will send to you                𝄑
    

🗝️ E 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 Easy - you will need to know some barre chords - F#m, C#m and G#7, which are some of the easiest to play.
  • Song Key: E Major - 4 sharps F#, C#, G#, D#
  • A bar with the fermata symbol 𝄐 OR 𝄑 in this song, means you strum the chord once, and stop for the duration of the bar, then start playing again in the next bar. This happens often in this song.
  • The guitar chords page will be useful if you want to play any of these chords in a variety of positions. Note that George strums the C#m and E chords at the end of the song in higher positions up the neck. You may want to give this a try.

You will notice John Lennon strums using triplet timing for each beat.

Please Explain: | 1 2 3 4 |... 4 beats per bar

Firstly we divide each bar into eighth-note/quaver beats (8 beats per bar) so the bar count is | 1& 2& 3& 4& | so that each beat has 2 counts... 1&

A triplet means three evenly spaced notes played in the same time as two notes of the same kind.

Triplet timing in this case simply means we play 3 beat counts in the place of 2 beat counts, but still maintaining the duration of 2 beat counts, therefore the timing count is | 1&& 2&& 3&& 4&& |, where 1&& replaces 1&, 2&& replaces 2&, etc.

Let's recap: | 1 2 3 4 | = | 1& 2& 3& 4& | = |1&& 2&& 3&& 4&&| (John's strumming pattern)

Listen and watch John Lennon closely. As you become familiar with the chords, this will become easier.

If you are a beginner, always start slowly. Become familiar with the tune and set a metronome or click track to a much slower tempo than the song, and practice your strumming. Once it becomes easier, speed up the metronome a little. Keep doing this till you reach the required tempo of the song... 156 bpm.

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