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Helter Skelter

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1969

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Helter Skelter

       
 
Intro:

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           When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the

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    slide, where I stop and I turn and I go for a

                                                  G           
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-|-----1--(repeat)--------------------------------------------------
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-|------------------------------------------------5--5--6--6--------
-|------------------------------------------------3--3--3--3--------
    ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

                           E
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-|--5--5--6---------6------2--2--2--2--32--2--2--2-----------------
-|--3--3--3---------3------0--0--0--0--1--0--0--0-----------------
          Yeah yeah  yeah!


Verse:

     E
Well do you don't you want me to make you

I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
                                 G
Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
          A                                E
Well you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.



Chorus:
            A
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-|----------2---2---4---4--5--4--2----------------------------------
-|----------0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0----------------------
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    Well, Helter Skelter
     E
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-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------
    Helter skelter
     A                                    E
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-|--------------------------------------------5b(7)--3--5-----------
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-|---2---2---4---4--5--4--2-----------------------------------------
-|---0---0---0---0-----------5--4--2--0-----------------------------
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    Helter skelter                        Yeah

So much for verses and choruses.  The rest are pretty much the same,
except that the rest of the verses hit the G chord a little sooner
(at the beginning of the third line of the verse).

Here's the guitar solo in the middle:

    E                          A                      E
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-|----------------------9--9----------------------------------------
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    'Cos here she comes
                                  A                                    E
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-|--b(17)15b(17)15---------------13b(14)------------------b(17)15-----------
-|------------------b(14)12---------------b(14)12b(14)12-----------12-------
-|---------------------------14----------------------------------------14~--
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Later, there's a neat riff in one of the last verses.  I think it
comes right after "will you won't you want me to make you" or something
like that.  This is a cool riff with that looonnnng slide.

-|--12--15b(17)--b(17)15--12------12----------------------------------------
-|----------------------------15------1510-----10b(12)--b(12)10--8---------
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As the song fades into the first ending, there are some nice bend releases,
while the lyrics repeat "coming down fast":

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-|--------------------b(16)14------------------------------------------
-|-----------------------------b(14)12---------------------------------
-|--------------------------------------b(14)12------------------------
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Ook op The Beatles [White Album]:

ChordsNotes On
Back in the U.S.S.R. Back in the U.S.S.R.
Dear Prudence Dear Prudence
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Wild Honey Pie Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is a Warm Gun Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Martha My Dear Martha My Dear
I'm So Tired I'm So Tired
Blackbird Blackbird
Piggies Piggies
Rocky Raccoon Rocky Raccoon
Don't Pass Me By Don't Pass Me By
Why Don't We Do It in the Road Why Don't We Do It in the Road
I Will I Will
Julia Julia
Birthday Birthday
Yer Blues Yer Blues
Mother Nature's Son Mother Nature's Son
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Sexy Sadie Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter Helter Skelter
Long, Long, Long Long, Long, Long
Revolution 1 Revolution 1
Honey Pie Honey Pie
Savoy Truffle Savoy Truffle
Cry Baby Cry Cry Baby Cry
Can You Take Me Back Can You Take Me Back
Revolution 9 Revolution 9
Good Night Good Night

Ook op Anthology 3:

ChordsNotes On
A Beginning 
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Helter Skelter (Edited Take 2)
Mean Mr. Mustard (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Polythene Pam (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Glass Onion (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Junk (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Piggies (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Honey Pie (Kinfauns Home Demo)
Don't Pass Me By (Takes 3 & 5)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Good Night (Rehearsal & Take 34)
Cry Baby Cry (Take 1)
Blackbird (take 4)
Sexy Sadie (Take 6)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo)
Hey Jude Hey Jude
Not Guilty (Take 102)
Mother Nature's Son (Take 2)
Glass Onion Glass Onion
Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
What's The New Mary Jane (Take 4)
Step Inside Love / Los Paranoias 
I'm So Tired (Takes 3, 6 & 9)
I Will (Take 1)
Why Don't We Do It In The Road (Take 4)
Julia (Take 2)
I've Got A Feeling (Savile Row)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Rehearsal) (Savile Row)
Dig A Pony (Savile Row)
Two Of Us (Savile Row)
For You Blue (Savile Row)
Teddy Boy (Savile Row)
Medley: Rip It Up / Shake, Rattle And Roll / Blue Suede Shoes (perkins) (savile Row) 
The Long And Winding Road (Savile Row)
Oh! Darling (Savile Row)
All Things Must Pass (Demo)
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (Savile Row)
Get Back (Live at the Rooftop Concert)
Old Brown Shoe (Demo)
Octopus's Garden (Takes 2 & 8)
Maxwell's Silver Hammer (Take 5)
Something (Demo)
Come Together (Take 1)
Come And Get It (Demo)
Ain't She Sweet (Jam)
Because Because
Let It Be (Savile Row)
I Me Mine (Take 16)
The End (Remix)

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