Ask Me Why

Please Please Me (Mar.1963)
Ask Me Why
!        (Lennon/McCartney)

Intro:        this little lick also used over some <E> chords during verses

>            E


<E  F#m  G#m  F#m                              E>
I  love you        ‘cos you tell me things I want to know
>         E  F#m  G#m  F#m                       E           G#7
And it’s true      that it really only goes to show that I know
>             C#m              A                F#m  B7
That I I I I  would never ever ever be blue
>         E  F#m    G#m  F#m                      E
Now you’re mine      my happiness near makes me cry
>         E  F#m G#m  F#m                            E        G#7
And in  time        you’ll understand the reason why that I cry
>             C#m
It’s not because I’m sad
>                        A                        E    E+   (e.g., 076550)
But you’re the only love that I’ve ever had


<         A      B7                 E   E+>
I can’t believe   it’s happened to me
>                  A     B7               E     B7
I can’t conceive   of any more misery


< E  F#m G#m              F#m>
Ask me  why   I’ll say I love you   [second time jump to ending]
>                 G#m                A   E   E+
And I’m always thinking of you

!        now repeat from the middle


<           G#m                A    E           A>
And I’m always thinking of you              you

>            E           A       G#m
-|————————-  -4—4—————-
-|——————————-  -4—4—4—4—-
-|——9—9———————  ———6—6—-

!        ———————-
!        Tab Special Notations:
!        [—5/7—]  play fret five, slide up to fret seven
!        [—7\5—]  play fret seven, slide down to fret five
!        [—8b(9)—]  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach
!                     the pitch of fret nine
!        [—b(9)8—]  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
!                     unbending until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
!        [—/7—-]  slide up to fret 7 (the starting fret of the slide is
!                     undefined, judge by ear)
!        [—15\—]  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
!                     undefined, judge by ear)
!        [—1h3—]  play fret one and hammer-on to fret three
!        [—7p5—]  play fret seven and pull-off to fret five
!        [-7b(9)r7-]  play fret seven, bend up to fret nine, release back to fret
!                   seven
!        [—5h7p5—]  play fret five, hammer on to fret seven, pull off to fret five
!        [—X——]  pick string, but do not press string to fret; left hand mute


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