Animated Woman tab by John Lennon on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This song is actually recorded one fret higher than standard tuning. However, we've done it in standard E tuning to keep things simpler for you.

If you want to play along with the original song, then rather than tuning all your strings up by a semitone (Low F A# D# G# C F), then use a capo instead at the 1st fret. The capo effectively replaces the nut of the guitar, allowing you to play higher up without retuning.

The song is at a gentle pace, so you don't need to strum like fury. But some of the chord changes will need a bit of work. The song is a little unusual in that it uses a lot of partial chords. This means lots of thumb muting to exclude the lower 2 strings.

The song starts with a Dsus4 chord, alternating to a D major chord. Just add / remove your little finger whilst strumming - as shown.

The other main chords you'll come across during the start of the song are:

E minor
F# minor
B minor
Asus4 / A major
G major


After the chordy part for the verse, there are some nice slow arpeggios (chords played note-by-note rather than strummed) during the song's chorus:

D major
B minor
E m7
A add4
D major
G maj7
E m7
A add4

Then its back to strumming the same chords as earlier for the next verse. Again, followed by the arpeggios for the chorus.

After that, everything shifts up by a fret. The song moves higher, and the chords are mainly strummed 3 times instead of twice. The chords for the verse are now:

Eb major
F minor
G minor
F minor
Eb major
C minor
F minor
Bb minor
C# minor
F minor
G minor
Bb sus4
Bb major

The last chorus / outro is arpeggios again, this time playing:

Eb add9
C minor
F m7
Bb major (repeat / fade out)

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