Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Words:John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Music:John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed By:  The Beatles, Elton John, The Black Crowes, Dianne Steinberg, Stargard
Copyright:© 1974 Northern Songs Limited
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Main riff goes like this:

	A           A-7        D           D/F
I---------------------------I---------------------------I
I-----------17------17------I----------17-----15p14-----I
I-------14--------------14--I------14---------------14--I
I---14----------17----------I--16----------15-----------I  
I---------------------------I---------------------------I
I---------------------------I---------------------------I

	These are just permutations of an A chord so you could play this down
on the second fret if you have an acoustic guitar. On electric, this riff
sounds really good when it sustains.

	Follow the pattern or play the chords for the verse:

  A         A-7       D         D/F
Picture yourself in a boat on a river 
       A       A-7        D        D/F --->  G
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
   A      A-7           D            D/F
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
  A             A-7      F#m ---> Dm ---> C
A girl with kaleidiscope eyes


PRECHORUS:

    Bb                      C                   F                  Bb
   Cellophane  flowers  of  yellow and green    towering over your head
                            (slow bend)
eI-------------------------------------------I----------------------------I
bI-------------------------------------------I----------------------------I
gI--5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w---5^1/2--5^w-5^w-I-5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w-5\3I

   C                          G                            D
   Look for the girl with the sun  in  her  eyes and she's gone

eI---------------------------------------------------------I--------------I
bI---------------------------------------------------------I--------------I
gI--5^w-5^w--5^w--5^w--5^w--5^w-5^w-5^w-5^w--5^w---5---4---I--2-----------I


CHORUS:

        G           C        D          G           C        D
	Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.  Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
        G           C        D          D ---> A
	Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.



	To make D/F chord:
    D/F

I-----0----I
I-----3----I
I-----2----I
I-----3----I
I-----x----I
I-----x----I


	^w  -  means whole bend
        ^1/2 - means half bend

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Here is how I play it :  (not like the above)

|--------12-------12-----------12---------9-8-------|
|----10----------------9-----------9-----------9----|
|-9-----------12----------10-----------9------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


Bass tab, transcribed by Jaret Holmes


* The bass part begins with two measures of rest in 6/8 time.


G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7-----------5-----------|4-----------3-----------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------0-----------|------------------------|
D|2-----------------------|4-----------3-------3---|
A|------------------------|----------------3-------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------|------------------------|
D|--------0---|2-----------5-----------|
A|3-----------|------------------------|
E|------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------0-----------|
D|4-----------3-----------|2-----------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|----2-------2-------2---|------------------------|
D|4-------4-------4-------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|5---5---5---3---3---3---|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------3---3---3---|------------5---5---5---|
A|1---1---1---------------|3---3---3---------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------3-----------|
D|------------------------|----0---3-------3-------|
A|------------3---3---3---|1-------------------1---|
E|1---1---1---------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|--------0---5---4---2---|
A|3---3---3---------------|----2-------------------|
E|------------3---3---3---|3-----------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   

*Here, time changes from 6/8 to 4/4.
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|0-------------------------------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|--------------------------------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5\------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|----------------------------1---|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5\------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|----------------------------1---|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^



G|--------------------------------|----2-------2-------2-------2---|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^

*Here the song changes from 4/4 back to 6/8.
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------5-----------|4-----------3-----------|
A|0-----------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------0-----------|------------------------|
D|2-----------------------|4-----------3-------3---|
A|------------------------|----------------3-------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------|------------------------|
D|--------0---|2-----------5-----------|
A|3-----------|------------------------|
E|------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------0-----------|
D|4-----------3-----------|2-----------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|----2-------2-------2---|------------------------|
D|4-------4-------4-------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|5---5---5---3---3---3---|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------3-----------|------------------------|
D|----0---3-------3-------|------------------------|
A|1-------------------1---|3---3---3---3---0-------|
E|------------------------|--------------------3---|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------3-----------|
D|------------3-----------|----0---3-------3-------|
A|----0---3-----------3---|1-------------------1---|
E|1-----------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|3---3-------3---2---0---|----------------2---3---|
E|--------3---------------|3---3---3---3-----------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   

*Back to 4/4
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|0-------------------------------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|--------------------------------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5\------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|----------------------------1---|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5-------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|--------------------------1-----|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|----2-------2-------2-----------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-------|0-------0-------0-------0-------|
A|----------------------------0---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------------------3---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^

*Back to 6/8
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------5-----------|4-----------3-----------|
A|0-----------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------0-----------|------------------------|
D|--------2---------------|4-----------3-------3---|
A|0---4-------------------|----------------3-------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------|------------------------|
D|--------0---|2-------2---5-------5---|
A|3-----3-----|------------------------|
E|------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|------------------------|------2-----------------|
D|4-------4---3-------3---|2-------2---5-------5---|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   


G|--------2---------2-----|
D|4-----------4-------4---|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|
  ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^      

*Back to 4/4
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|0-------------------------------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|--------------------------------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|--------------------------------|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5\------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|----------------------------1---|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0---------|--------------------0---2---0---|
A|------------------------5\------|--------0---2---3---------------|
E|----------------------------1---|3---3---------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^




G|--------------------------------|--------2-----------------------|
D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-------|0---4-------4---0---4---0---4---|
A|----------------------------0---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^



G|--------------------------------||
D|--------2---------------2-------|| *this whole 4/4 section repeats  
A|0---4-------4---0---4-------0---||  and fades with a little variation
E|--------------------------------||  towards the end.
  ^       ^       ^       ^        
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