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Main riff :
-  Cmaj7  -
xA|---3-----3-----3-----2------0-----0-----0-------------|
xE|---0-----0-----0-----0------1-----1-----1-------------|
xC|------0-----0-----0-----0------0-----0-----0----------|
xG|----------------------------------------------2-3-4---|


Intro: main riff - x2 -

C 	Cmaj7 	   F
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky


F 	Am      Dm    F 
Imagine all the people
G      C     G7  
Living for today


C 	Cmaj7 	   F
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
No greed or hunger
And no religion too


F 	Am      Dm    F 
Imagine all the people
G      C     G7  
Living life in peace


C - Cmaj7 - E - E7 
You may say I'm a dreamer
F 	G 	     C  E7
But I'm not the only one
F 	G 	       C     E7
I hope someday you'll join us
F 	G 		C    C
And the world will live as one


C 	Cmaj7 	   F
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
Nothing to kill or die for
A brotherhood of man


F 	Am      Dm    F 
Imagine all the people
G      C     G7  
Sharing all the world


C - Cmaj7 - E - E7 
You may say I'm a dreamer
F 	G 	     C  E7
But I'm not the only one
F 	G 	       C     E7
I hope someday you'll join us
F 	G 		C    C
And the world will live as one    
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34 Comments

  1. makaylasilva

    Personally, i think +7 is slightly easier! :)
    Just an FYI, “No need for greed or hunger,” and “Nothing to kill or die for” actually is sung later on towards the end of the original. Other than that, it was very helpful!

  2. heres/the/tab

    In the song for the piano intro i do this on my uke– :)
    (F)
    A|—————-2h3————————0h2h3
    E|0—0—0————–1—–1——1—-
    C|–0—0—0—————0——0—-0–
    G|0—0—0————–2—–2——2—

  3. sounds good to me, you can also do the plucking pattern like this though:
    A|3- – -3- – -3- – -2- – -0- – -0- – -0- – – – – –
    E|0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – -1- – -1- – -1- – – – – –
    C|- -0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – –
    G|0- – -0- – -0- – -0- – -2- – -2- – -2- – –
    2-3-4

  4. water me dad

    Above is an alternative riff

  5. water me dad

    xA|———————2———————————-|
    xE|—0—–0—–0————0—–0—-0————–|
    xC|——0—–0—–0—–2——0—–0—–0———–|
    xG|—0—–0—–0—-0——2—–2—–2—–2-3-4—|

  6. Ukutabs lover

    @lori- Actually, it was partially right, it’s “no need for greed or hunger” “nothing to kill or die for” comes later in the song.

  7. I think that the chords are correct, but sometimes in wrong places. The part G-C-G7 sounds good only when played like this:
    G G C G7
    Living life in peace
    The chords C-CMaj7-E-E7 are also correct but should be put at the end of a line:
    F G C-CMaj7-E-E7
    You may say I’m a dreamer etc.

  8. I tried to add a bit of John Lennon’s piano in there and it made it sound better. In between the first 4 verse lines (of each verse) pluck [1-2-3] on the A string. For the fourth finger on the first fret and pluck the A string twice. Example:
    Imagine there’s no heaven A [1-2-3]
    It’s easy if you try A [1-2-3]
    No hell below us A [1-2-3]
    Above us only sky A [1-1]

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