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Hey Jude piano sheet music

Paul McCartney


Paul McCartney wrote the song ‘Hey Jude’ to offer comfort to 5 year-old Julian Lennon when his parents were separating. This intermediate song gives you a good grounding in playing chords with the left hand in different hand positions.

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Paul McCartney is one of the most successful songwriters ever. He was born in Liverpool, UK in 1942 and met George Harrison on a bus in 1954. McCartney has collected a huge number of accolades including 2 inductions in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (one as one of the Beatles and one as a solo artist). 32 of his songs have reached number 1. He received a knighthood in 1997.

Considered one of the greatest songs of all time, Hey Jude was the first released on the Beatles’ “Apple” label and their first to be recorded on an 8-track recorder.

Cheat sheet


ArtistThe Beatles
ComposerPaul McCartney
Release Year1968
Difficulty levelIntermediate
Instrument Piano
Key(s)F major
Meter 4/4
Techniques Chord playing in different positions


Interesting fact

It was the longest song to become a hit at the time, with the coda (the last part, with lyrics, “Na na na na”) that lasted over 4 minutes. It is one of the most fun songs to play and sing along with!

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