Artist The Beatles
Album The Beatles (The White Album)
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Intro: Bb

Verse:
Bb                          F
Desmond has a barrow in the market place
F7                       Bb
Molly is the singer in a band
Bb                              Eb
Desmond says to Molly, "Girl, I like your face"
          Bb               F                Bb
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand
 
Chorus:
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Bb
Lala how the life goes on
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F        Bb
Lala how the life goes on.
 
Verse:
Bb                             F
Desmond takes a trolley to the jeweller's store
F7                         Bb
Buys a twenty carat golden ring
Bb                             Eb
Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
          Bb              F             Bb
And as he gives it to her she begins to sing
 
Chorus:
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Bb
Lala how the life goes on
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb            F        Bb
Lala how the life goes on.
 
Bridge:
Eb
  In a couple of years,
                             | Bb Bbsus2 | Bb Bb7 |
They have built a home sweet home,
Eb
  With a couple of kids running in the yard,
   Bb                F
Of Desmond and Molly Jones... -Ha ha ha ha ha-
 
Verse:
Bb                      F
Happy ever after in the market place
F7                               Bb
Desmond lets the children lend a hand
Bb                               Eb
Molly stays at home and does her pretty face
           Bb                F                 Bb
And in the evening she still sings it with the band
 
Chorus:
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Bb
Lala how the life goes on
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Bb
Lala how the life goes on.
 
Bridge:
Eb
  In a couple of years,
                             | Bb Bbsus2 | Bb Bb7 |
They have built a home sweet home,
Eb
  With a couple of kids running in the yard,
   Bb                F
Of Desmond and Molly Jones
 
Verse:
Bb                      F
Happy ever after in the market place
F7                             Bb
Molly lets the children lend a hand
Bb                                 Eb
Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
           Bb              F             Bb
And in the evening she's a singer with a band
 
Chorus:
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Bb
Lala how the life goes on
      Bb                      F   Gm
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah!
Bb           F         Gm
Lala how the life goes on.
           Gm
And if you want some fun,
     F            Bb
Take Ob-La-Di-Bla-Da!
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devialy55

Well this taught me how to play Bb quickly

lovesick

i think it sounds best a +2 in my opinion, its a lot easier for beginners as well

DOGEPLAYER1234

try to transpose in +2 it will be a lot easier and one thing after you transpose in +2 try to change the g into g7 to here the real melody of the song

rerej

Sounds great love this song !!

DOGEPLAYER1234

just play G AS G7

Guest

+2

Emma

It’s actually not “la la how the life goes on” it is “la la how their life goes on”.

hannajanssen

does anyone knows the strumming pattern for this?

rerej

I like to play it just with a simple down up strum on the beat. It sounds really simple with this song

rerej

i also forgot to add i play it with a chuck after each down-up. so it goes: d-u-chuck

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