The Beatles were masters of slipping chords that didn’t fit the key into their songs.
Chord like the minor 4 (iv).
Last time we were looking at progressions where they went from the major 4 (IV) to the minor 4 (iv)
Like this change from In My Life (the iv is Dm)
There are A places E I remember all my D life Dm though A some have changed
6 to 4
Now lets look at the second most common change – from the minor 6 to the minor 4
Ask Me Why - Verse vi, iv, II7, V, I (Key of E)
That C#m I, I, I, I, I should Am never, never, never be F#7 blue B
She Loves You - Verse I vi iv, V (in G)
She G loves you and you know that can’t be Em bad,
She Cm loves you & you know you should be D glad
Any Time At All – Verse I, iii/VII, vi, iv/bVI (in D)
D If you need some F#m/C# body to love,
Bm Just look into my Gm/Bb eyes
I Will – verse tag (as a weird passing chord) - I7, IV, V, vi, iv, I (in F)
F7 Sing it Bb loud so C7 I can Dm hear you Bbm F
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill – verse III, V, vi, iv, (in C)
He’s the E all-American G bullet-headed Am Saxon mother’s Fm son
The Night Before – verse vi, iv, vi, iv , I (in D)
Bm Now today I Gm find,
Bm You have changed your Gm mind D treat me…
The m4 resolves to the I chord in every song except Ask Me Why & You Won't See Me..
For a modern example check out If It Kills Me by Jason Mraz.
The Chorus progression (in D) is I, iii, vi, iv
D Well all I really want to do is
F#m love you, a kind much closer than
Bm friends use, but I still can't say it after
Gm all we've been through
Once again your homework is simple. Try to get this chord progression into one of your songs!
Related Post: The Minor 4 (part 1)