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You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

The Beatles

from the album Help! released in 1965

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Lyrics


Intro

G

Verse

G D4 F9 C G Here I stand... head in hand C F9 C Turn my face to the wall G D4 F9 C G If she's gone... I can't go on C F9 C D Feeling two foot small---- G D4 F9 C G Everywhere peo---ple stare C F9 C Each and every day G D4 F9 C G I can see them laugh at me C F9 C D D/C D/B D/A And I hear them say-----

Chorus

G C D4 D D2 D Hey! You've got to hide your love away G C D4 D D2 D Hey! You've got to hide your love away G D4 F9 C G How can I... e---ven try C F9 C I can never win G D4 F9 C G Hearing them, see---ing them C F9 C D In the state I'm in----- G D4 F9 C G How could she say to me C F9 C Love will find a way G D4 F9 C G Gather round all you clowns C F9 C D D/C D/B D/A Let me hear you say----- G C D4 D D2 D Hey! You've got to hide your love away G C D4 D D2 D Hey! You've got to hide your love away (instrumental verse, end on D and let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here's how to play the chords used in this song on a guitar. Note, "F9" above refers to "Fadd9" in the chords shown here. Likewise: "D2" is "Dsus2", "D4" is "Dsus4", etc.

e-|----3-----2------3------0-----3-----3-----1----2----2----2----
B-|----3-----3------3------3-----1-----1-----1----3----3----3----
G-|----0-----2------2------2-----0-----2-----2----2----2----2----
D-|----0-----0------0------0-----2-----3-----3----0----0----0----
A-|----2-------------------------3-----------3----3----2----0----
E-|----3-------------------------------------1-------------------
       G     D    Dsus4  Dsus2   C   Fadd9   F   D/C  D/B  D/A 

Transitioning Into the Chorus

For the turnaround / walkdown played at the end of each verse, here is how to play the chords. Check out the video lessons on this page for a few ways to approach these chords -- they can be a bit tricky. The most important thing is emphasizing the bass note that walks down from chord to chord.

e-|---3---------------2-----2-----2-----2----|----3-------
B-|---1---------------3-----3-----3-----3----|----3-------
G-|---0---------------2-----2-----2-----2----|----0-------
D-|---2---------------0-----0-----0-----0----|----0------- etc
A-|---3---------------------3-----2-----0----|----2-------
E-|------------------------------------------|----3-------
      C               D    D/C   D/B   D/A        G 
     "Let me hear you say...                   ...Hey!..."

Chorus Bass Note Walk-Up

This is an optional way you can emphasize the bass notes (on the 6th and 5th string) as you play the chorus. The first few of these notes are in melodic sync with what John Lennon sings. The hammer-on on the 4th string C-chord is entirely optional (and not necessarily on the record), but sounds nice. I also am showing a Cadd9 chord in use here, which is an additional item you can include if you wish -- it sounds fine.

e-|---3------------------3-------------------3--------2------0------2----|-
B-|---3------------------3-------------------3--------3------3------3----|-
G-|---0------------------0-------------------2--------2------2------2----|-
D-|---0------------------2--------0h2--------0--------0------0------0----|- etc
A-|---2-----------0---2--3-----------------------------------------------|-
E-|---3----3-------------------------------------------------------------|-
      G                  Cadd9               Dsus4    D    Dsus2    D 
     "Hey! You've got to hide your---- love away..."

Videos

Official Music Video from "Help!"

Here is The Beatles official recording of this song, as it appears in the "Help!" film.



Exactly How the Beatles Play It

Interested on learning exactly how each instrument in The Beatles recording plays its part? Check this video out -- it shows a great look at all instruments simultaneously. Helpful if you hearing something small played in the album version and want to pinpoint which instrument it is coming from.



Recommended Guitar Lessons

There are several well done video guitar lessons online showing you how to play this song. The best of these, in my opinion, is by Justin Sandercoe:



Likewise, another high quality lesson comes from Neil at TotallyGuitars. This YouTube clip is only a portion of the full lesson available from TotallyGuitars.com, yet it is still worth checking out.



Another one to check out is from Ovation Lessons. This one is a bit more straightforward in some ways. It also shows the song played on a 12-string guitar (which doesn't change what you play at all -- but is still cool to hear).



Finally, here is a lesson from GuitarMadeEZ. Very similar to the Ovation Lesson directly above, but similarly it doesn't go into the depth of the Justin Sandercoe version at the top of this section.



Cover Versions of Note

Let me note, there many bands who have covered this song. Here is a handful of them for you to check out.

Eddie Vedder, from the "I Am Sam" soundtrack:



Jackson Browne, from the 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute:



From the TV show Glee:



Keane's version:



Oasis version:



Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . | G . . | G . . | G . . |

Verse

"Here I stand, head in hand..."
| G . . | D4 . . | F9 . C | G . . |
| C . . | C  . . | F9 . . | C . . |
Mid-verse turnaround
| D . . | D . . | D . . | D . . |
End-of-verse turnaround
| D . . | D/C . . | D/B . . | D/A . . |

Chorus

"Hey! You've got to hide your love away..."
| G  . . | G . . | C  . . | C . . |
| D4 . . | D . . | D2 . . | D . . |

Song Info

Song: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Help!
Year: 1965
Label: Parlophone

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About

My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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