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Old 06-02-2019, 07:57 PM
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Default How to Play INTRO to TELL HER NO by the Zombies

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I'm learning TELL HER NO by the Zombies (1964 or so) and seeking some help with the INTRO. Transposed song (for vocal reasons) to Amaj7 - F#m Bm - E7 for 1st line of verse ("And if she should tell you ...") -- INTRO is a challenge for this long time strummer (LOL). GREAT song! Appreciate whatever folks can offer! Chords, notes, strumming patterns, suggestions, etc.

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Old 06-02-2019, 09:41 PM
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I learned that one from watching this "Shindig" clip, which clearly shows how Paul Atkinson plays the intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vrt0b5bQAk
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:07 PM
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I don't know it,but yes,great song
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:21 PM
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Incidentally, if you've transposed it from E to A, you'll have to find a different way to play the intro, it will be waaaay up on the neck of you use Atkinson's fingering.

And the chords you're playing - Amaj7 - F#m Bm - E7 - are incorrect.

The Zombies' version is Emaj7 - Amaj7 - Bmaj7, so you need to play Amaj7 - Dmaj7 - Emaj7.
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Not sure where you guys ^^ are getting your chords from! In the key of A, the verse would be Amaj7 - Bm - E (6 or 7 accent, if any).
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Not sure where you guys ^^ are getting your chords from! In the key of A, the verse would be Amaj7 - Bm - E (6 or 7 accent, if any).
By golly, I just tried it your way (in the original key) - Emaj7 / F#m / Bmaj7 - and you are right!

Thanks for straightening me out!
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Not sure where you guys ^^ are getting your chords from! In the key of A, the verse would be Amaj7 - Bm - E (6 or 7 accent, if any).
Hi Mike,

You are correct but I also found a version that inserts an F#m between the Amaj7 and the Bm. The 1st line of the verse would look like this:

Amaj7 F#m Bm E(7)
And if she should tell you, "Come Closer"

Any thoughts on the intro ?

THANKS,

Rick
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Hi Mike,

You are correct but I also found a version that inserts an F#m between the Amaj7 and the Bm. The 1st line of the verse would look like this:

Amaj7 F#m Bm E(7)
And if she should tell you, "Come Closer"

Any thoughts on the intro ?

THANKS,

Rick
Post formatting moved chord diagrams. In 1st line of verse, Amaj7 is over the "And" -- the F#m is above "SHE" -- Bm is above "Closer" and the E7 is a tag at the end of the line
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