Get Back chords



You can learn how to play Get Back by The Beatles!

As their only time credited with another musician, namely Billy Preston, Get Back is another song from The Beatles‘ gigantic hit parade.

Released both as a single and on the group’s final album, Let It Be, it reached #1 in 13 countries, selling 4.5 million copies worldwide.

Other notable songs from this album would be The Long And Winding Road, Across The Universe, and of course Let It Be.

Produced by Phil Spector and released in 1970, this was the last studio album The Beatles made. Let’s take a look at the chords and lyrics to see how they put together one of their 20 #1’s.


Get Back chords and lyrics


| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |

| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6 A7) |
Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner, but he knew it couldn’t last.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6 A7) |
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona, for some California grass.

| A7 | A7 | D7 | A5 G5 D5 |
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged.
| A7 | A7 | D7 | A5 (A6) |
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged. Get back Jojo. 

| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
Go home.

| A5 (A6 A7) | A5 (A6 A7) | D5 (D6) | A5 G5 D5 |
Get back, get back, back to where you once belonged.
| A5 (A6 A7) | A5 (A6 A7) | D5 (D6) | D7 | D7 |
Get back, get back, back to where you once belonged, yeah. Oh, get back, Jo.

| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A7 (A6) G5 D5 |
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A7 (A6) G5 D5 |

| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6 A7) |
Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man.
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
All the girls around her say she’s got it coming, but she gets it while she can.

| A7 | A7 | D7 | A5 G5 D5 |
Oh, get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged.
| A7 | A7 | D7 | A5 (A6) |
Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged. Get back Loretta, woo, woo. 

| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
| A5 (A6) | A5 (A6 A7) | D7 (D6) | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
Go home.

| A7 | A7 | D7 | A5 (A6) G5 D5 |
Oh, get back, yeah, get back, get back to where you once belonged.
| A7 | A7 | D5 D7 D6 | D5 | D5 |
Yeah, get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged. Ooh…


Get Back chord progression

Moving mainly between chords I – IV (#1 on the chord progression list) only a G is added to the mix. Since Get Back is clearly in the key of A, the G chord is a bVIIx.

When it comes to the chord extensions, it’s difficult to pin them down as both Lennon and Harrison play chord licks using various extensions.

Overall, it’s a mix of 5, 6, and dom7 chords. Think Johnny B. Goode, honky tonk, but with more licks. It’s Lennon that plays most of the little licks, panned to the left. Harrison is playing more rhythm, panned the right.

If you are the only guitar player in your band, you need to somehow combine these two parts, an amazing challenge!


The Beatles

The Beatles biography.

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.

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Phil Spector

Phil Spector is a guitarist, record producer, and songwriter who found fame working with The Crystals, The Ronettes, Tina Turner, and The Beatles.

His biggest hits include River Deep, Mountain High, Unchained Melody, Be My Baby, The Long And Winding Road, My Sweet Lord, Let It Be, and Imagine.

Go to Phil Spector – Biography.


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