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C                          Em 
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C                          Em 
Ah, look at all the lonely people
 

Em 
Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has 
C               Em
been Lives in a dream
Em 
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the 
C              Em
door Who is it for?
 

Em7            Em6
All the lonely people
      Cmaj7            Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7             Em6
All the lonely people
      Cmaj7         Em
Where do they all belong?
 

Em                                                                 
Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will 
C                  Em
hear--No one comes near.
Em
Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there's 
C                          Em
nobody there--What does he care?
 

Em7             Em6
All the lonely people
      Cmaj7            Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7             Em6
All the lonely people
      Cmaj7         Em
Where do they all belong?
 

C                          Em 
Ah, look at all the lonely people
C                          Em 
Ah, look at all the lonely people
 

Em                                                                 
Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her 
C            Em
name--Nobody came
Em                                                                 
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the 
C                 Em
grave--No one was saved
 

Em7             Em6
All the lonely people


      Cmaj7            Em
Where do they all come from?
Em7             Em6
All the lonely people
      Cmaj7         Em
Where do they all belong?    
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20 Comments

  1. BeanMartin

    Eh, do you guys know the strum pattern?

    • canadadry

      The strumming pattern is pretty simple. It’s just DDDDDDDD. This rhythm matches the song as well, so it doesn’t sound stupid when you play it.

    • canadadry

      The strumming pattern i use is simply DDDDDDDD.

  2. yeah it is very much aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  3. Does anyone know the intro in the beginning?

    • fragilecapricorn

      it’s
      A|—0–2——2——2——2——2—
      E|————3——2——3——0——
      C|———————————————
      G|———————————————

  4. This is a great song and it translates very well to ukulele and is easily complimented with single note picking for authenticity! Thanks for the song and the site!

  5. I like the Beatles

  6. love the Beatles

  7. This song is so great love the Beatles

  8. This song is so great

  9. Actually, it’s not “Ah, look at all the lonely people”

    It’s “I look at all the lonely people”

  10. I think it sounds good how it is

  11. i like em7in all the lonely people. this is a great song. thanks :D

  12. Susan Smith

    Instead of Em7 in “All the lonely people” it should be Em

  13. matilly21

    at the second time of this, I think it sounds good if put your first finger off and on with the strums – play around with it and it will make sense but I think it sounds good :) Love this song
    C Em
    Ah, look at all the lonely people
    C Em
    Ah, look at all the lonely people

  14. Bob Smith

    Nice song, but you have to tune your uke perfectly, or else it will sound weird

  15. archarcher

    Excellent, thanks!

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