Free 2 & 3-String Tablature For Yesterday by The Beatles

Image of Paul McCartney including title text for tablature article

Learn how to play Yesterday by The Beatles on your 3-string cigar box guitar and 2-string G-Bass with the totally free tablature in this post. 

Yesterday is a pop-rock song from the mid-1960s with an unmistakable and enduring melody. Although the composition is credited to both Paul McCartney and John Lennon, the story has it that McCartney heard the song in a dream and wrote it upon awakening. No matter where it came from, the beautiful melody, covered more than 2,200 times, has lasted the ages.

In this post are two sets of tablature to learn how to play Yesterday.

The first tab is for 3-string cigar box guitars tuned G-D-g. Click the image below to download the tablature.

Yesterday 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

The second tab is for 2-string basses, such as the C. B. Gitty G-Bass, tuned G-D. Click the image below to download the tablature.

Yesterday 2-String G-Bass Tablature

If you need help reading the tab, here’s a video that walks you through the process, step-by-step.