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In My Life Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

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Did You Know? In My Life was written by John Lennon who felt it was his 'first real major piece of work' because it was the first time he wrote personal lyrics about his own life. It's regarded by Rolling Stone Magazine to be no 23 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick 

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

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In My Life Chords And Strumming, The Beatles

Django Chords:

(capo fret 2)

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord

Django F Chord

Django Em Chord

Plus optional Django Cm Chord: xx1033


To simplify:

Use C instead of Cm

Strumming:

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"1 Strum":

|D  (let ring)|


Tempo: 103 bpm

Key: G

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Intro -

                                             x2


Verse 1 -

||G - D - |Em - G - |C - - - |G - - - || x2


There are (G)places (D)I'll re(Em)member (G)
All my (C)life, though (G)some have changed
Some (G)forever, (D)not for (Em)better (G)
Some have (C)gone, and (G)some remain


Refrain -

|Em(let ring)|C(let ring)|F - - - |- - - |

|Em(let ring)|A(let ring)|Cm - - - |G - - - |


All these (Em)places had their (C)moments
With (F)lovers and friends, I (G)still can recall
Some are (Em)dead, and some are (A)living
In (Cm)my life, I've (G)loved them all


Intro -


Verse 2 -

||G - D - |Em - G - |C - - - |G - - - || x2


But of (G)all these (D)friends and (Em)lovers (G)
There is (C)no one com(G)pares with you
And these (G)memories (D)lose their (Em)meaning (G)
When I (C)think of love as (G)something new



Refrain -

|Em(let ring)|C(let ring)|F - - - |- - - |

|Em(let ring)|A(let ring)|Cm - - - |G - - - |


Though I (Em)know I'll never lose a(C)ffection
For (F)people and things that (G)went before
I (Em)know I'll often stop and think (A)about them
In (Cm)my life, I'll (G)love you more


Middle (Piano Solo) -

||G - D - |Em - G - |C - - - |G - - - || x2


Refrain -

|Em(let ring)|C(let ring)|F - - - |- - - |

|Em(let ring)|A(let ring)|Cm - - - |G - - - |


Though I (Em)know I'll never lose a(C)ffection
For (F)people and things that (G)went before
I (Em)know I'll often stop and think (A)about them
In (Cm)my life I'll (G)love you more


Intro -

                                                

In my life I'll love you more

Final Chord Strum: G

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In My Life Chords And Strumming - The Beatles

Open Chords:  

(capo fret 2)

G, C, D, A, Em


Plus F∆7: xx3210

Open G/F: 1x000x

and Cm: xx554x


Key: G

Strumming:

"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                      |


Tempo:

103 bpm

​​

Intro -

                                  x2

Verse 1 -

||G - D - |Em -G/F- - |C - Cm - |G - - - || x2

(Bouncer / Everyman / Bouncer / Everyman )


There are (G)places (D)I'll re(Em)member (G/F)
All my (C)li(Cm)fe, though (G)some have changed
Some (G)forever, (D)not for (Em)better (G/F)
Some have (C)go(Cm)ne, and (G)some remain


Refrain -

|Em - - - |C - - - |F∆7 - - - |- - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)

|Em - - - |A - - - |Cm - - - |G - - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)


All these (Em)places had their (C)moments
With (F∆7)lovers and friends, I (G)still can recall
Some are (Em)dead, and some are (A)living
In (Cm)my life, I've (G)loved them all


Intro -


Verse 2 -

||G - D - |Em -G/F- - |C - Cm - |G - - - || x2

(Bouncer / Everyman / Bouncer / Everyman )


But of (G)all these (D)friends and (Em)lovers (G/F)
There is (C)no (Cm)one com(G)pares with you
And these (G)memories (D)lose their (Em)meaning (G/F)
When I (C)think of (Cm)love as (G)something new



Refrain -

|Em - - - |C - - - |F∆7 - - - |- - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)

|Em - - - |A - - - |Cm - - - |G - - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)


Though I (Em)know I'll never lose a(C)ffection
For (F∆7)people and things that (G)went before
I (Em)know I'll often stop and think (A)about them
In (Cm)my life, I'll (G)love you more


Middle (Piano Solo) -

||G - D - |Em -G/F- - |C - Cm - |G - - - || x2

(Bouncer / Everyman / Bouncer / Everyman )


Refrain -

|Em - - - |C - - - |F∆7 - - - |- - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)

|Em - - - |A - - - |Cm - - - |G - - - |

(1 Strum/1 Strum/Everyman/Everyman)


Though I (Em)know I'll never lose a(C)ffection
For (F∆7)people and things that (G)went before
I (Em)know I'll often stop and think (A)about them
In (Cm)my life I'll (G)love you more


Intro -

Final Chord Strum: G

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