Imagine by John Lennon (Kalimba Tab)

The song Imagine was originally written and recorded by English musician John Lennon and was released in 1971. It was featured in the movie: 'Mr. Holland's Opus’. The lyrics were co-written by John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. 

The soft rock pop song was inspired by his wife 'Yoko Ono and her conceptual art and reflects Lennon’s atheism approach to religion. John Lennon was the lead guitarist for the band 'The Beatles'. The Imagine LP reached number one on the UK charts and reentered the charts in 1981 peaking at number three. This track was only one of his 32 number 1 hits. Discover how to play the popular song on the kalimba with notation below.

NOTES, NUMBERS & LYRICS:

53-53-53-53
GE-GE-GE-GE

64-64-64-64
AF-AF-AF-AF

6-7-1
A-B-C°

3    5     3 5 7  7    6

E – G – E G B B – A
Imagine there’s no heaven,

3 5  3   5   7  7  6

E G-E G B B-A

It’s easy if you try

3 5 7  7 6 3   5 3 5 - 7 7 - 6  

E G B – B A E – G E G-B B-A
No hell below us, above us only sky…

6 1  6    1  3   3   2   1   6

A-C°-A C° E° E°-D°-C°-A
Imagine all the people

7   7 7 1   2   3 5  3  2 1 

B – B B C°-D° E°-G° E°-D°-C°
Living for today

3-5-3 5 7 7 6

E-G-E G B B – A
Imagine there’s no countries,

3 5-3 5  7 7-6

E G-E G B B-A
It isn’t hard to do

– 5  3 5 7 7 6

E – G E G B B A
Nothing to kill or die for

3 5  3-5 - 7 7 - 6

E G E-G-B B-A
And no religion too…

6 1  6 1 3 3 2 1 6

A-C°-A C° E° E°-D°-C°-A
Imagine all the people

7 7 7 1 2 3 5 3 2 1

B – B B C° D° E°-G°-E°-D°-C°
Living life in peace

7 1 7 1 7 6 6 7 1 1 6 5

B C° B-C°BA A B C°-C°-A-G
You may say ~ I’m a dreamer ~

6 1 7 7 6 6 2 3

A C° B B A-A D-E
But I’m not the only one

6 6 1 7 6 6 7 1 1 6 5

A A C°-B-A A – B C° C°-A-G
I hope someday you’ll join us ~

7 1 2 3 2 1

B C° D°-E°-D°-C°
And the world ~

2 3 1 1 

D° E° C° C°
Will be as one!

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