Dont You Remember chords and lyrics by Adele

from the album '21'

Adele Dont You Remember chords & song details ... Lyrics
Key Signature: D Major followed by a key change to F Major, and another key change to E Major
Time Signature: 4/4     Tempo: approx. 60 bpm (B) - Barre Chord
Guitar Chords: D, F#m, Em, Bm, G, A, Dsus2, Dsus4, F#, Bb, B, F, C
D: x00232 F#m: 244222 (B) Em: 022000
Bm: xx4432 Bm: 224432 (B) Bm: 799777 (B)
A: x02220 C: x32010 / 332010 G: 320003
Dsus2: x00230 Dsus4: x00233 F#: 244322 (B)
B: xx4442 F: xx3211 / x33211 B♭: xx3331
B: 224442 (B) F: 133211 (B) B♭: 113331 (B)
red notes are optional. If you don't play the optional note, don't play the string
The performance starts at 1.00 for those of you that don't want to listen to the pre-song banter.

Song Chart

Please see below for song tips

Don't You Remember by Adele

Intro: 4/4       
          |- - - Dsus4 | D / / Dsus4 | D / / Dsus2  | D / / Dsus4 |  D  | 
    
    D                     G 
1. When will I see you a-gain?
                 Bm                  D                G 
   You left with no good-bye, not a sin-gle word was said,
      D                         G 
   No fi-nal kiss to seal a-ny sins, 
         Bm                D           G 
   I had no i-dea of the state we were in

                   A                 
   I know I have a fi-ckle heart and a bit-ter-ness,
         Bm                     F#                 A 
   And a wan-der-ing eye, and a hea-vi-ness in my head

                          D         F#m   G 
Chorus: But don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
                     Em         A     D 
        Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
             G                D   F#m    G 
        The rea-son you loved me - e   be-fore___
                         Em      A        D  -  Dsus4
        Ba-by, please re-mem-ber me once more___

    D                                    G 
2. When was the last time you thought of me - e?
                   Bm           D                 G 
   Or have you com-plet-ely e-rased me from your mem-o-ry?
              D                        G 
   I of-ten think a-bout where I went wro-ong,
              Bm     D             G 
   The more I do...    The less I know

                   A                 
   I know I have a fi-ckle heart and a bit-ter-ness,
         Bm                     F#                 A 
   And a wan-der-ing eye, and a hea-vi-ness in my head

                          D         F#m   G 
Chorus: But don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
                     Em         A     D 
        Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
             G                D   F#m    G 
        The rea-son you loved me - e   be-fore___
                         Em      A        G
        Ba-by, please re-mem-ber me once more___ (... key change)

         Bb                    F
Bridge: Gave you the space so you could breathe,
                   C                         G 
        I kept my dis-tance so you would be free,
             Bb                        F
        And hoped that you'd find the mis-sing piece,
            Em               A        
        To bring you back to me___ (... key change)

                          E         G#m   A 
Chorus: Why don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
                     F#m        B     E 
        Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er___
             A                E   G#m    A 
        The rea-son you loved me - e   be-fore___
                         F#m           B               A 
        Ba-by, please re-mem-ber that you used to love me-e-e___

         E                     A 
        When will I see you a-gain...
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Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Moderate. There are a few barre chords, but they are all fairly easy to play.
  • Key Signature: The song starts in the key of D Major...(2 sharps - F# C#).

    There are 2 key changes: one going into the bridge; F Major (1 flat - Bb), and the other going into the final chorus; E Major (4 sharps - F# C# G# D#).
  • Standard chord progression for D Major: D - Em - F#m - G - A - Bm - C#dim

    Standard chord progression for E Major: E - F#m - G#m - A - B - C#m - D#dim

    We have added the standard chord progressions for the given key so you can see how the chords are used in the song.

    There are also other usable chords used here which add interest, e.g., F#. The relative minor of D Major (D-F#-A) is Bm (B-D-F#)which both share the note F#, making F# a usable chord... sounds great here.
  • There is some interesting timing in each chorus between the 2nd and 3rd lines. Where Adele sings "The reason you loved me", the D chord is played on the "me", which would normally come in at the start of the bar, but comes in on the & of the 4& of the previous bar. This means the following bar has to hold an extra quaver beat before changing to the F#m (-e) of "me-e before" at the end of the 3rd line of the chorus.

    This may sound a little confusing, but if you listen and count the beats during the chorus leading up to and during the event, you will know what I mean. This is a form of off-beat syncopation where the note is played slightly before the beat. The effect is dramatic and works well in this song.
  • In the Intro, you can just play a D chord, however it sounds better with the subtleties of the Dsus4 and Dsus2 chords.
  • I have included some variations to certain chords just in case you find some of them a little difficult to play.
  • This live version of Adele-Dont You Remember starts in the key of D. The original recorded version starts in the key of E♭ which some of you may find a little difficult to play. If you prefer the record version and don't want to play in E♭, simply put a Capo on the first fret and play in the key of D.
  • Hope you enjoy the song. From a musicians point of view, it has everything
Adele

Don't You Remember Lyrics

When will I see you again?
You left with no goodbye, not a single word was said,
No final kiss to seal any sins,
I had no idea of the state we were in

I know I have a fickle heart and a bitterness,
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head

Chorus:
But don't you remember?
Don't you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more

When was the last time you thought of me?
Or have you completely erased me from your memory?
I often think about where I went wrong,
The more I do, the less I know

But I know I have a fickle heart and a bitterness,
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head,

Chorus:
But don't you remember?
Don't you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more

Gave you the space so you could breathe,
I kept my distance so you would be free,
And hoped that you'd find the missing piece,
To bring you back to me

Chorus:
Why don't you remember?
Don't you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby, please remember me once more

When will I see you again?


The Song & Artist

Adele

Adele Dont You Remember

Words & Music: Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson

Producer: Rick Rubin

Recorded: 2010

Album Release: 19th January, 2011

Label: XL

Album: 21

Album Genre: Soul, Pop, R&B

Adele: Born Adele Adkins on May 5th 1988, in Tottenham, London, UK.

Again, Adele has delivered another amazing performance. This song has everything... great production, timing nuances, key changes, and her voice is spectacular. The song works beautifully with the addition of an orchestra, and coupled with a clever arrangement, the result is outstanding.

The official Adele website at adele.tv