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Zoot - Eleanor Rigby (Chord)
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ELEANOR RIGBY
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arrangement by Rick Springfield
released by Zoot in 1970

4 beats per chord/riff      chord symbols with the  -  character
` = 2 beats                 are single note riffs described below
' = 1 beat
Tune down one half step - song is pitched in Ebm

INTRO:  (drums 8 beats)

Em  C  G  B  (2 times)

(lead gtr)
Em  C  G  B  (2 times)

(high lead)
Em  C  G  B  (2 times)

C-scale  (8 beats)

REFRAIN:  (rubato)
(Cmaj7)
Aah look at all the lonely... people

RIFF:  (on cue)

Em-  Em-riff  Em-  Em-riff

Em-  Em-riff  Em-  Em-riff

VERSE:
Em-
Eleanor Rigby
`Em-         `G-       `A-            `G-          C-up
 Picks up the rice in a church where a wedding has been
`C-        `Em-
 Lives in a dream
Em-
Waits at the window
`Em-      `G-           `A-        `G-         C-up
 Wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door
`C-       `Em-
 Who is it for

CHORUS:
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*               Em-down
All the lonely people       where do they all come from
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*             Em-lick
All the lonely people       where do they all be-long

VERSE:
Em-
Father McKenzie
`Em-        `G-        `A-         `G-          C-up
 Writing the words of a sermon that no one will here
`C-          `Em-
 No one comes near
Em-
Look at him working
`Em-        `G-          `A-                `G-     C-up
 Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
`C-          `Em-
 What does he care

CHORUS:
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*               Em-down
All the lonely people       where do they all come from
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*             Em-lick
All the lonely people       where do they all be-long

REFRAIN:
C           C              Em    Em
Aah look at all the lonely people
(Aah______________________ aah   ooh ooh)

C           C              Em    Em
Aah look at all the lonely people
(Aah______________________ aah   ooh ooh)

C           C              Em    Em
Aah look at all the lonely people
(Aah______________________ aah   ooh ooh)

C           C              Em    (Em)
Aah look at all the lonely people
(Aah______________________ people)

RE-INTRO:

Em  C  G  B  (2 times)

(high lead)
Em  C  G  B  (4 times)

C-scale  (8 beats)

RIFF:
Em-  Em-riff  Em-  Em-riff

VERSE:
Em-
Eleanor Rigby
`Em-         `G-            `A-      `G-            C-up
 Died in the  church and was buried a-long with her name
`C-    `Em-
 Nobody came
Em-
Father McKenzie
`Em-       `G-           `A-         `G-             C-up
 Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
`C-        `Em-
 No one was saved

CHORUS:
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*               Em-down
All the lonely people       where do they all come from
(Em)           `     'Em 'D       C*             Em-lick
All the lonely people       where do they all be-long

CODA:
Em          Em             Em    Em
Aah look at all the lonely people

Em                  Em                Em               Em
Aah         look at all the lonely    people
All the lonely      people      where do they all come from

Em                  Em                         Em                    Em
Aah         look at all     the lonely         people
All the lonely      people               where do they all  come     from
Eleanor Rigby       died in the church and was buried along with her name

Em                  Em                         Em
Aah         look at all     the lonely         people
All the lonely      people               where do they all  come
Eleanor Rigby       died in the church and was buried along with her

RIFF:
Em-  Em-riff  Em-  Em-riff
from
name

Em-  Em-riff  Em-  Em-riff

ENDING:
'G5  'F#5  `F5    'G5  'F#5  `F5

'G5  'F#5  `F5  (drums)  Em7(beat-2)  (hold)  Em7(slide)


================================================================================

CHORDS:
    Em  C    G   B   D   C*  G5  F#5  F5  Em7
E|--7---8----3---7------------------------10--|
B|--8---8----3---7---7---5----------------8---|
G|--9---9----4---8---7---5----------------7---|
D|--9---10---5---9---7---5---5----4---3---9---|
A|--7---10---5---9---5---3---5----4---3---7---|
E|------8----3---7-----------3----2---1---0---|

The main guitar part is a succession of single note riffs.
The chord names reflect the overall tonality although the
riffs may be single notes, octaves, arpeggios, or scales.
All notes are picked.

   C-scale
   1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----7---9---10--|
A|---------7---8---|-10--------------|
E|-8---10----------|-----------------|

   Em-               Em-riff
   1 + 2   3 + 4     1 + 2   3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----7==-----7==-|-----7==-----8-7-|    === = sustained note
E|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----6-7-----|

Two variations of the  Em-  figure occur in the VERSE
  a slide in bar-2 and a syncopation in bar-5

   Em-   G-      A-        G-          C-up              C-    Em-
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-------------- * |-----------7-9-10|-----10----------|
A|-----7\----2-5---|---4-7\----2-5/10|-----7-8-10------|-------------7==-|
E|-0-0---3==-----5=|==-----3==-------|-8-10------------|-8-8---0==-0-----|

Slides  \  /  are position shifts played with the little finger.
* destination note is not picked
These slides confirm that the part is played up the neck on the
bass strings rather than in first position.

Another variation of the  Em-  figure leads into the CHORUS

(VERSE:)         CHORUS:
   C-    Em-     (Em)             Em D    C*          Em-down
   1 + 2 + 3 4    1 2 3 4   1  2  3  4    1 2 3 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|--------------|---------|-------------|-----------|-----------------|
B|--------------|7>------|-------8--7--|-5====-5---|-----------------|
G|--------------|---------|-------9--7--|-5====-5---|-----------------|
D|-----10-------|---------|-------9--7--|-5====-5-0-|-2-0-------------|
A|--------------|---------|-------7--5--|-3====-3---|-----3-2-0-------|
E|-8-8---0======|=========|======-------|-----------|-----------3-2-0-|

  (Em)             Em D    C*        Em-lick
   1 2 3 4   1  2  3  4    1 2 3 4   1 + 2 + 3   4
E|---------|-------------|---------|-----------------|
B|---------|7>----8--7--|-5====-5-|-----------------|
G|---------|-------9--7--|-5====-5-|-----------------|
D|---------|-------9--7--|-5====-5-|-----------------|
A|---------|-------7--5--|-3====-3-|-------2---------|
E|-0=======|======-------|---------|-0-2-3---0-------|

7>  hitting the harmonic will simulate the feedback (F#)

INTRO:
(lead gtr) (high lead)
Play these notes wherever you like with wild vibrato and bending.

E---- E---- D---- D#---
Em    C     G     B

Counting through the opening REFRAIN reveals an odd meter
hence the directions "rubato" and "on cue".

1 2 3 4       1   2   3    4  1 2 3 1   2   3  4
Ah    look at all the lone-ly-ee    peo-poh-oh-ole

The final  Em-riff  hits the open  A-string  on the last eighth
as the left hand moves down for the power chords in the ENDING.


Waynus Of Uranus
April 2005

Feb 2011 Fixed Em-lick to end on open 6th-string (was error at Fret-3)
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