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WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

As Recorded by The Beatles


(From the album ANTHOLOGY 3 / Apple-Capitol Records)

Transcribed by Paul Poppas Words and Music by George Harrison


Tablature Explanation poge 8 1

Moderately q = 124
Dm Dm/C G7/B

*Play w/capo at 5t h fret. Music sounds 2Y, steps higher than written. Capo is thought of as nut.
TAB numbers depict fingerings relative to capo.

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Copyrigh1 ©1968 Harrisongs Ltd.


International Ccpynght Sec<Ked All Rights Reseived

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*Single repeat at approx. 242 msec. (next 4 bars)

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