Come Together chords by The Beatles


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Come Together | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: Dm7 :|| x4

Verse 1

| Dm7 | Dm7 |
Here come old flat top, he come grooving up slowly.
| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He got joo joo eyeball, he one holy roller.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) |
He got hair down to his knee.
| G5 | N.C |
Got to be a joker he just do what he please.

Instrumental 1

||: Dm7 :|| x4

Verse 2

| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He wear no shoe shine, he got toe jam football.
| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) |
He say I know you, you know me.
| G5 | N.C |
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.

Chorus 1

| B5 A5 | G5 A5 N.C
Come together, right now, over me

Instrumental 2

||: Dm7 :|| x4

Verse 3

| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He bag production, he got walrus gumboot.
| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) |
He got feet down below his knee.
| G5 | N.C |
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease

Chorus 2

| B5 A5 | G5 A5 N.C
Come together, right now, over me

Instrumental 3

||: Dm7 :|| 
Right!

Solo

| Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 |
||: A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) :||
| Dm7 | Dm7 |

Verse 4

| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He roller coaster, he got early warning.
| Dm7 | Dm7 |
He got muddy water, he one mojo filter.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) |
He say, “one and one and one is three”.
| G5 | N.C |
Got to be good-looking ’cause he’s so hard to see.

Chorus 3

| B5 A5 | G5 A5 N.C
Come together, right now, over me. 

Instrumental 4

||: Dm7 :|| x4
Oh!

Outro

||: Dm7 :|| 
||: Come together, yeah :|| x7
Come together, yeah.
Come together, yeah.



Come Together Chords: Learn the progressions


Come Together Analysis + TAB T

Come Together‘s verse is an 8-bar blues in the key of Dm, we use 5 chords for the A5, A6 (honky-tonk), and G5, making it ambiguous if they are major or minor, like this:

| Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 | Dm7 |
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) | G5 | N.C |

Compare this structure to Ain’t No Sunshine which is in Am and also an 8-bar minor blues.

Here’s some TAB of how you could play Come Together’s verse chords if you drop the E string to a D.

Come Together chords and TAB, verse.

As the chorus starts with a B5 chord, we have a modal interchange. Instead of being in Dm, the B5 relates to D major as the relative minor, even though it’s not even minor, how genius is that?!?

Here are Come Together’s chorus chords (the first A5 is on beat 4):

| B5 A5 | G5 A5 N.C

It’s the 5th of the B chord (the F#) that tells us Dm should have been major (modal interchange), another tune that does this is I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

Members get TAB for how to play this and also the solo chords where I’ll combine that bass line with a minor honky-tonk. You could say the riff and chords come together!

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Come Together – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

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When The Beatles released Come Together they were the biggest band in the world!

Another U.S. #1 from Liverpool’s pride we find in Come Together. The single was the opening track on their legendary 1969 album Abbey Road.

Not just a success across the pond, Come Together charted in the top 10 the world over.

By 1969, The Beatles was easily the biggest band in the world, and pretty much everything they released was a success, and music historians will add, also very good.

Their lasting legacy proves this was no fluke, even though they pushed the envelope in more than one way. For example, what are the lyrics to Come Together all about? There’s definitely some kind of sexual innuendo in there, but the rest, who knows…



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Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Come Together.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Come Together's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

The Beatles

The Beatles wrote Come Together.

The Beatles are the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music.

As the leaders of the so-called British Invasion, their catchy Rock & Roll infused pop songs took America by storm, creating hysteria everywhere they went.


The Beatles on the web

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Pop & Rock

When you can play Come Together, check out these Pop & Rock tunes as well.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

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Dan Lundholm wrote this article about Come Together's chords.

This article on Come Together’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm, Spytunes guitar guru. Discover more about him and learning guitar with Spytunes.

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