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Youve got to hide your love away guitar tabThe next Beatles song that we’re about to learn today is from their 1965 Album Help!.  This one is called “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away“. This song features John Lennon playing an acoustic guitar.

How To Play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Here’s how you play the song… (read after watching the video.

To begin with, this song is in 6/8 or 3/4 style or time.  The song is pretty simple and uses simple chords but you may not be that familiar with that time signature. (Watch the video where I showed the strumming pattern for that time signature).

As you strum that style, you are counting in you head – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.. 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6 as you strum along. You may not be familiar with that rhythm but that is what is played throughout the song.

How To Play The Intro and Verse

For the intro, it’s just a strum of G Major for one bar and then we go straight to the first verse. Also, if you noticed there a little flick on my first finger from open D to 2nd fret (E). While doing that, the second finger mute down the A string giving the chord the 6th sound, a G6 with that E note on the D string.

For the verse, the chords that we are going to use are open G major chord, then wego to a Dsus4 chord, an Fadd9, a C chord with G stays in the high E string.

Take note that that G note on the high E string stays there for the whole track. Please watch the video now for the verse part.

The first chord is the open G chord with the D note on the B string going to the Dsus4 which is like a D major with your pinky finger on the G note on the high E string. We then go to an Fadd9. It’s like an open F chord (no barring of the 1st finger) and again with that G note on the high E string giving it the ‘9th’ sound. Then we go the the C major chord with that G on  E string.

There’s a little movement happening when transitioning from Fadd9 to the G major. It’s in the D string from 3rd fret to 2nd and open D as we do the G major chord.

Then we for the C major chord there a little flick that happen every time. This is still in the D string. So we start with a partial C major with the D string and hammering the second finger to create the full C major chord.

When I get to the D major chord on each cycle of the verse, the G note on the 3rd fret on high E note is temporarily lifted off and we play the usual D major then be put back the sus4. This happens only in the last count of the bar before going in to another G chord for the next verse.


You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away Video Tutorial

Here’s another video of the song. This one I created months before the feature video above. Completely forgot I already created one.

Anyway, no regrets… the new one is better but you decide. Watch the one below and let me know which one is better? (But please be gentle and don’t tell me neither is good :))

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