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Martha My Dear

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1968

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Martha My Dear

This is mostly a piano & orchestra performance on the White album.

Use capo at 3rd fret (chords listed are transposed to 1st position)



 Martha      my   dear  though I   spend my days in conver-sa-tion

   C   C5      C6  C       C5  C6  Em  Em9  Dsus4       D   D5 Dsus4

E|-0---3-------5---0-------3---5--|-0---2---3---3---3---2----5--3--|
B|-1---1-------1---1-------1---1--|-0-------3---3---3---3----3--3--|
G|-0---0-------0---0-------0---0--|-0-------2---2---2---2----2--2--|
D|-2---------------2--------------|-2------------------------------|
A|-3---------------3--------------|-2------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .    +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .

  please...           be  good to   me             Martha, my love     

   D                                G5              F

E|-2-------------------3---2---0--|-3-------3-------1---1---1---1--|
B|-3------------------------------|-3----------3----1---1---1---1--|
G|-2------------------------------|-----0---------0-2---2---2---2--|
D|-0------------------------------|-----------------3---3---3---3--|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-3------------------------------|
   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .    +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


   don't  forget me                                    Martha, my

   G7              F       F(add 9)   G7              F       F(add 9)

E|-1---1---0-------1-------3--------|-1---1---0-------1-------3--------|
B|-0---0------3--0----1-------1-----|-0---0------3--0----1-------1-----|
G|-0---0-----------------2-------2--|-0---0-----------------2-------2--|
D|-0---0-----------3-------3--------|-0---0-----------3-------3--------|
A|-2---2----------------------------|-2---2----------------------------|
E|-3---3----------------------------|-3---3----------------------------|
   +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .      +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


   dear ...                          Hold your head up ....
                                   -------
   G5                              | Bm
                                   |
E|-3---3---1--0------------0--1----|---this part I just strum the---|
B|-3---3---------3---0--3----------|---chords as shown below--------|
G|-2---2---------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   +   .   +    .    +   .   +   .    +   .   +   .   +   .   +   .


Bm                     Em          D                 D/F# D/G D/G#
Hold your head up, you silly girl, look what you've done


A                             Em
When you find yourself in the thick of it, 

A                  Em             F#m        Bm
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you,

Bm        Em  Em7  Em   C   Csus4  C
You silly girl


(middle eight - staccato eighth feel for the chording)

Bm                Em
Take a good look around you 

Bm                Em                 A
Take a good look around to see, that you and me 

G                          Bm               Em  Em7 Em   C Csus4 C
Were meant to be with each other, you silly girl

Hold your head up, you silly girl, see what you've done
When you find yourself in the thick of it, 
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you,
You silly girl

Martha, my dear, you have always been my inspiration
Please, be good to me, 
Martha, my dear, don't forget me, 
Martha, my love
 
  


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

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