Learn How to Play Guitar here at

Acoustic Songs || Classic Rock Songs || Folk Songs || Rock Songs

Don't forget to Thank GuitarTrick's 30 Day Free Trial. Very good tutorial videos there!
How to Play Beatles

Learn how to play “Across The Universe” by The Beatles

Download the Guitar Tablature of Across The Universe in the Link below:

Click To learn more songs

“Across The Universe”


Buy CD at

Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me
Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

across teh unvierse chords ly rics

(Do The Same Chord Pattern on Below Lyrics)

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes
They call me on and on across the universe
Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe
Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open ears
Inciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on, across the universe
Jai Guru Deva OM

Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva
Jai Guru Deva [fade out]

Credits to Shutup and Play

All right. So across the Universe by the Beatles. John Lennon wrote this one from the Let It Be album. Although it was released earlier in 1968 on like, a wildlife album. It was like a compilation album of all the artists of the time.

And this is a song that John was never really happy with. Well, I mean, he was happy with the song, but he wasn’t happy with the way it was recorded, and he didn’t feel that the Beatles put enough time or effort into it to make it a great song. So it sort of got buried for a long time. And then when they were doing Let It Be, Phil Specter dug it out and kind of did his thing to it. And that’s pretty well what everybody listens to today.

Although you can track down the Wildlife Federation, I think it was that had that compilation album that they put it out on initially in 68, and it’s very different. There’s birds singing at the beginning and there’s like, some Wawa guitar and kind of a weird version. But I’m doing the one that was on the Let It Be album. And, like, with all my Beatles stuff, I always put a link to the Beatles Bible in the description box below. They’ll put the Wikipedia link to the song there, too.

Really great reading about this song. So we’re in the key of D here for this one, and we’re going to start with this leg. Okay. So what we’re going to do here is I’m doing this whole thing with my fingers. Okay.

Not using a pick at all. So it’s like a decoy. Right. But we’re just going to pick the A two or sorry, G two and E two with our first finger and third finger. And then we pick the open D string.

Now we’re going to slide way up here to G eleven and E ten and get that with your middle finger and your first finger. So you’ve got and now we’re going to hit the open D again.

Okay. Now we’re going to go and, you know, this is all based on those chords, right?

Those two note cords. Some people refer those as six.

The way I see those is wherever you can do a barcode, you can do that. You’re in a major key right here where. And then we’re going to go to it’s like an A, right. Think of those.

That’s all we’re doing there.

That’s like an A, right.

And then we’re going to hit this note here, which is B seven.

And then we’re going to come down to here, which is an F sharp minor. And we’re going to do this.

And then we’re going to do the same thing over an A in the base. But take that finger off. Right. We got an A coin.

And that last one is like that is definitely pronounced there. Okay. So the whole thing slow would be.

And when I hit that F sharp cord. I’m finger picking it right. I’m going to hit the D note with my thumb and the other three strings with my three fingers, right. And then start using my first finger, and the rest of the song will just be that first finger.

We’re going to come to this decoy. And the way I like to do this decoy, it’s a bit of a trick here that will make that transition easier to the B minor instead of doing it that way and having to now make that change because the next chord is B minor. Right. I’m just going to play the D, this one just barring here in the second fret and getting that B three, the D. No.

And then to get the B minor, all I’ve got to do is bar and put those two fingers there. Right. So for me, that’s really easy to do. There’s hardly any movement. So that’s how I like to do it.

Okay. Next core is going to be F sharp minor. And the strumming on this is like, really, even F sharp minor. Now we’re going to go to this E minor seven and then to an A seven. But when we’re making those changes, there’s a definite open to that.

And that E minor seven, I should have said, I guess, but it’s like your basic E minor, A 2D two, and we’re adding B three, but we open in there, right.

And again on the 8th. And in the first verse, he adds that extra note extra beat, which is really he’d like to do that. He did that in all kinds of songs like All You Need is Love and all kinds of songs. He adds beats here and there, right.

And you can hear that note in there when he does that. So we just add a little finger to E three to get the genome. Not extra no, but extra beat. And then we’re back into this.

Then we get into the pre course, which is the Jagaroo Deva line right now on the letter B version. And I think on the other versions, too, it’s just straight. It just keeps it straight. Playing the D and D seven and the G, right. Okay.

So what I did is I added, so I’m adding the melody and the harmony there, right. And because I really like the way that Rufus Waynewright did this song, the courses, he adds, that harmony. And I think that just sounds awesome. So I wanted to get that into the trunk part. So from the jaguaru.

About Riff (165 Articles)
Riff Richard is an IT person, a husband, a dad, a couch potato and a passionate guitar player

1 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Chord Guitar Endless Love | Lirik Kata

Leave a comment