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beach boys
good vibrations
Chords and lyrics

difficulty: expert



                "Good Vibrations"

                       (Brian Wilson - Mike Love)

Verse 1:

bass 1 w/organ [chords as indicated; quarter-notes]:

Ebm

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

----15-------13----------|-------------------------

-------13-------------13-|-15----16----------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

  I                            I love the colorful

Db6

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

----13-------13----------|-------10----------------

-------11-------------11-|-13----------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

  clothes she wears                         and the

Cb6

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

----11-------11----------|-------8-----------------

-------9--------------9--|-11----------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

way the sunlight plays upon her

Bb

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

----10-------10----------|-------7-----------------

-------8--------------8--|-10----------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

hair

bass 1 continues as above; bass 2 enters:

bass 2:

Ebm

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

-------------------------|-------------------------

-1-----------------------|-1-----------------X-----  [drum accent]

-------------------1-----|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

  I                            hear the sound of a

Db6

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------X-----

-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------

-------------------4-----|-------------------------

  gentle word                                on the

Cb6

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------X-----

-2-----------------------|-2-----------------------

-------------------2-----|-------------------------

wind that lifts her perfume through the

bass 1:

 Bb                        Db

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

----10-------10----16----|-15----13----------------

-------8-----------------|-------------16----15----

-------------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

bass 2:

  v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  

-------------------4-----|-3-----1-----------------

-------0-----3-----------|-------------4-----3-----

-1-----------------------|-------------------------

-------------------------|-------------------------

air

Chorus:

[R.H. keyboard voicings for chorus chords (from watching Brian Wilson

play it on a portable keyboard on some TV special):

Gb:  Gb Bb Db Gb

Cb/Gb:  Gb Cb Eb Gb

Dbmadd11/Gb: Ab Db Fb Gb

Ab:  Ab Bb Db Ab

Db/Ab:  Ab Db F  Ab

Ebmadd11/Ab: Bb Eb Gb Ab

Bb:  Bb D  F  Bb

Eb/Bb:  Bb Eb G  Bb

Fmadd11/Bb: C  F  Ab Bb

N.B.: I've omitted the "add11" notation below for legibility.]

bass:

 Gb     Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb

  v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

-----------------|-----------------

-----4---2---1---|-----------------

-----------------|---------2---4---

-2---------------|-2---4-----------

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

 Gb      Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb

She's givin' me the excitations

 Gb    Cb/Gb      Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

 (mmm, bop-bop             good vibrations)

 Gb       Cb/Gb        Dbm/Gb Cb/Gb

She's givin' me the excitations

        (bop-bop             excitations)

bass:

 Ab     Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab   Db/Ab

  v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

-----------------|-----------------

-----6---4---3---|-----------------

-----------------|---------4---6---

-4---------------|-4---6-----------

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

(good, good, good, good vibrations)

 Ab      Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab Db/Ab

She's givin' me the excitations

 (bop-bop                  excitations)

bass:

 Bb     Eb/Bb     Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb

  v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

-----------------|-----------------

-----8---6---5---|-----------------

-----------------|---------6---8---

-6---------------|-6---8-----------

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

(good, good, good, good vibrations)

 Bb    Eb/Bb    Fm/Bb Eb/Bb

She's givin' me the excitations

 (bop-bop                  exci...)

Verse 2:

Close my eyes, she's somehow closer now

(...tations)

Softly smile, I know she must be kind

When I look in her eyes

She goes with me to a blossom world

[repeat chorus]

Bridge 1:

tack piano w/bass [half notes]:

 Fm/Bb   Eb/Bb      Bb    Eb/Bb     [6X]

   /   /   /   /    /   /   /   /

1: (...tations)

3: [theremin enters]

5: aaaaaahhhhhh

      6: My, my, my what elation

   Bbm/Eb     Ab/Eb          Eb      Ab/Eb

I don't know where but she sends me there

Bbm/Eb Ab/Eb  Eb  Ab/Eb

  (My,   my,   my, what a)

Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb

   Oh,  my,  my,  what

(sensation)

Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb  Eb/Bb

Elation

(my,   my, my, what)

Bridge 2:

organ (sustained chords) w/tambourine:

 F                  Gm       C7

 / / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

[repeat 4X; bass enters 2nd time, harmonica 3rd, vocals fade 3rd]:

F

Gotta keep those lovin' good

  Gm           C7

Vibrations a-happenin' with her

 F                Cm7/F       [N.C.]

 / / / /   / / / /  / / / /  / . . .

                    aaaaahhhhh

Coda [bass lines as per chorus]:

  Bb    Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb    Bb     Eb/Bb  Fm/Bb  Eb/Bb

Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

  Ab    Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab Db/Ab    Ab     Db/Ab  Ebm/Ab  Db/Ab

Good,  good,  good,  good vibrations

 Gb    Cb/Gb    Dbm/Gb   Cb/Gb

 /   /   /   /     /   /   /   /

acapella w/fuzz bass [half notes] and tambourine:

Gb

La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

Ab

La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

Bb

La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

Ab

La-da-da-da-da  da-da-da

theremin and cellos [quarter-note triplets]:

(Ab)

/ / / /  / / / /

bass [as per chorus], keyboard, drums re-enter:

 Ab    Db/Ab    Ebm/Ab   Db/Ab    [repeat to fade]

 /   /   /   /     /   /   /   /

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers



simplify

key

chords

key

original:   current:  

transpose  


Ebm

Db6

Cb6

Bb

Db

Gb

Cb/Gb

Dbm/Gb

Ab

Db/Ab

Ebm/Ab

Eb/Bb

Fm/Bb

Bbm/Eb

Ab/Eb

Eb

F

Gm

C7

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