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Across The Universe guitar tab

From: cts@mail.utexas.edu (chris)
Subject: Across the Universe (first message may not have worked)

This is Across the universe as I believe John originally played it.  The
song was sped up for inclusion on the World Wildlife Fund album (as heard on
Past Masters volume II), and then slowed down again for the Let It Be album.
When Phil Spector (producer of Let It Be) slowed the song down, he actually
brought the song down a half step; from D to roughly C#.  You can play along
with the album by playing in C#, tuning your guitar down a half step andplaying in D, or using a capo on the first fret and playing in C.  MarcHertzberg's transcription can show you how to play it in C.  Here it is inoriginal form...

          		   Across The Universe
          		     by the Beatles


Intro :
|--2-----/10-----9--7--5-----------------------------------------------------
|------------------------7---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------2-----------
|--2-----/11-----9--7--6-----2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--2--4--
|-----0-------0--------------4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--
|----------------------------x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0-----0-----0-----0-----
|----------------------------2-----2-----2-----2-----------------------------


	D                 Bm               F#m
	Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
        Em7                                    A                  A7
	They slither while they pass they slip away across the Universe.
	D                Bm               F#m
	Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
	Em7              Gm
	Possessing and caressing me.


	D             A7sus4
	Jai Guru Deva Om
	A7				Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
  	A7				Nothing's gonna change my world
        G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D	  Bm		     F#m	   		    Em7
	Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
				A		   A7
	They call me on and on across the Universe.
	D		 Bm		 F#m
	Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letterbox
	     Em7			       A                 A7
	They tumble blindly as they make their way across the Universe.
	
	
	D               A7sus4
	Jai Guru De Va  Om
	A7				Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	A7	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G                         D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D                   Bm			F#m
	Sounds of laughter, shades of earth are ringing through my opened ears
	Em7	     Gm
	Inciting and inviting me.
	D	     Bm		      F#m			      Em7
	Limitless, undying love which shines around me like a million suns
				A	     A7
	And calls me on and on across the Universe.

	
	D             A7sus4
	Jai Guru Deva Om
	A7
	Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world
  	A7				Nothing's gonna change my world
	G			  D
	Nothing's gonna change my world


	D
	Jai Guru Deva.  (Repeat)


transcribed by Chris Sears
cts@mail.utexas.edu
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