Yer Blues

Coversong originally made famous by The Beatles

“Yer Blues” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, from their titular 1968 album The Beatles, also known as “The White Album”. Though credited to Lennon–McCartney, the song was written and composed by John Lennon during the Beatles’ retreat in Rishikesh, India.

The song is believed to be a satirical reference to white English boys trying to sing the blues.

        E                 E7+9
Yes I'm lonely wanna die
        A            E
Yes I'm lonely wanna die
If I ain't dead already
B7                            E    A  E  B7
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
In the morning wanna die
In the evening wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl you know the reason why.
E                         A E
My mother was of the sky
E                         A E
My father was of the earth
E                         A E
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth

I'm lonely (verse)
The eagle picks my eye
The worm he licks my bone
I feel so suicidal
Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones
Lonely (verse)

Black cloud crossed my mind
Blue mist round my soul
Feel so suicidal
Even hate my rock and roll
Want to die
Yeah, want to die
If I ain't dead already
Oh, girl, you know the reason why

Yer Blues.mp3


Vocals, Guitar, Organ

From the album Doctor Please! Doctor, Please!
[Songs from in doctors’ waiting rooms]

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