There’s No B7th Chord In “Handle With Care” By The Traveling Wilburys!

Fact: There is no B7th chord in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys!

That’s right. If played in it’s original key, the stupid, incorrect B7th chord has no business being anywhere near “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys!

The section in question is during Roy Orbison’s parts.

The reason so many play the stupid, incorrect B7th chord in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys is because, during the 90s, some schlep posted their own online tablature of “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys. This home-made tab featured said stupid, incorrect B7th chord. It seems, from that one stupid tab, every other online tablature site features a copy and paste of said stupid tab.

Please stop believing the stupid, incorrect B7th chord is in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys.

Please stop playing the stupid, incorrect B7th chord in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys.

Be a nice person and play the correct G augmented chord in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys. It does matter, thank you.

There are songs which have chords that can be swapped and it doesn’t sound so stupid. Playing a B7th in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys sounds stupid. It sticks out like a sore thumb and screams “I’m B7th and I don’t belong anywhere near “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys!”

Sure. You can just play the B and Eb notes but together with that G, it makes a huge difference.

Here’s a phenomenal backing track of the song as recorded by some guy who’s fully aware there is no B7th in “Handle With Care” by The Traveling Wilburys!