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I Just Don’t Understand Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

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Did You Know? The Beatles never recorded I Just Don't Understand for an album but did record it live at the BBC for a radio programme called Pop Goes The Beatles in 1963. It was later used on the completion album released in 1994 called Live At The BBC.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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White Pick Level

I Just Don't Understand Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

Django Chords:  

Django Em chord

Django A chord

Django Bm chord: x20233

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":    |D    D U D U |

"1 Strum":         |D               |


Tempo: 140 bpm Key: Em



Verse 1 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you can me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
But the way that you
(Ax4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 2 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Well you say that you (Emx8)need me like an ocean needs sand
But the way you de
(Ax4)cieve me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Chorus -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Ax4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided
(Ax4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand



Middle 8 (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Chorus -

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Ax4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided 
(Ax4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 3 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you call me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
Oh how you can
(Ax4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Ending (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |A - - |A - - |A - - |A - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

 |Bm - - |Bm - - |Bm(1 strum)| - - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

Final Chord Strum: Em

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Yellow Pick Level

I Just Don't Understand Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

Open Chords:  

Open Em chord

Open Am chord

Bm7 chord: x2023x

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":    |D    D U D U |

"1 Strum":         |D               |


Tempo: 140 bpm Key: Em



Verse 1 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you can me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
But the way that you
(Amx4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 2 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Well you say that you (Emx8)need me like an ocean needs sand
But the way you de
(Amx4)cieve me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Chorus -

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Amx4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided
(Amx4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand



Middle 8 (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Chorus -

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Amx4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided 
(Amx4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 3 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you call me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
Oh how you can
(Amx4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Ending (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

 |Bm7 - - |Bm7 - - |Bm7(1 strum)| - - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Final Chord Strum: Em

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Orange Pick Level

I Just Don't Understand Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

Open Chords:  

Open Em chord

Open Am chord

Bm7 chord: x2023x

Strumming:

"Waltz Steps":    |D    D U D U |

"1 Strum":         |D               |


Tempo: 140 bpm Key: Em



Intro -


Verse 1 -


Well you can me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
But the way that you
(Amx4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 2 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Well you say that you (Emx8)need me like an ocean needs sand
But the way you de
(Amx4)cieve me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Chorus -

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Amx4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided
(Amx4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand



Middle 8 (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Chorus -

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

|Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

|Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you know that I (Amx4)love you more that anyone(Emx4)can
But a one-sided 
(Amx4)love I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Verse 3 -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em(1 strum)| - - - |


Well you call me your (Emx8)baby when you're holding my hand
Oh how you can
(Amx4)hurt me I just don't under(Emx4)stand


Ending (Instrumental) -

||Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - ||x2

 |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |Am - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |

 |Bm7 - - |Bm7 - - |Bm7(1 strum)| - - - |

 |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |Em - - |


Final Chord Strum: Em

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