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  • Strawberry Fields Forever

    Chris Hill posted on August 11, 2014 21:37

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    To play in the Beatles' key in GCEA tuning, put your capo on the 3rd fret!

    Thanks Sue! Just a note that I'm playing a baritone uke with relative tunings similar to the middle 4 strings of a guitar, so your chords won't look anything like mine if you play along! I'll be playing the chords on the attached sheet in standard GCEA tuning on BUG night. Also, the little intro melody isn't in the attached chord sheet I posted. -Chris

    "Strawberry Fields Forever" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released in February 1967 as a double A-side single with "Penny Lane". The song was written by John Lennon but credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. Lennon wrote the song in Almería, Spain, where he was filming a role in the anti-war comedy How I Won the War. He drew inspiration from his childhood memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army children's home near to where he grew up in Liverpool. The song was the first track recorded during the sessions for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, starting in November 1966, and was intended for inclusion on the album. Instead, with pressure from their record company and management for new product, the group were forced to issue the single, and then adhered to their philosophy of omitting previously released singles from their albums.

    *****REVISED/REFORMATTED July 27, 2019 - SR****

    A video for this song:

    Posted in: Individual Songs, August 2014 - Beatles, August 2015 - BUGs About Beatles, August 2016 - BEATLES, August 2017 Beatles, August 2019 (2 Comments)


# rajiv
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:31 PM
Wow! What a great version you've done Chris...Good choice of Uke for the song!
Chris Hill
# Chris Hill
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:28 PM
Thanks Rajiv, I feel like all songs sound good on that uke. :) It's easy to sound good when you're playing something built by Mark and Joel (http://www.bytowninstruments.com/)!