Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


D    D/A  D/G  [vamp]


G                             D7                                    G

Desmond has his barrow in the marketplace; Molly is the singer in a band.

G                               C

Desmond says to Molly, "Girl, I like your face."

C         G                D7               G

And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand:



G                              Bm  Em    G             D7        G

"Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on, bra.  La la how the life goes on.

 Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on, bra.  La la how the life goes on."


Desmond takes a trolley to the jewelry store.  Buys a 20-carat golden ring.

Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door,

And as he gives it to her she begins to sing:





C                                                 G  Am/G  G  G9

In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home.

C                                            G                 D7

With a couple of kids running in the yard of Desmond and Molly Jones.


Happy ever after in the marketplace.  Desmond lets the children lend a hand.

Molly stays at home and does her pretty face.

And in the evening she still sings it with the band:






Happy ever after in the marketplace.  Molly lets the children lend a hand.

Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face.

And in the evening, she's a singer with the band.




Em                            D7          G

And if you want some fun take ob-la-di-la-da.


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