Don't You Remember chords & lyrics

by Adele

  • Don't You Remember was written by Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson. It was recorded in 2010 and the single released on January 19, 2011 from her album 21.
  • Music: Starts in D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 60 bpm (♩)
  • Key Signatures: D Major → E Major (last chorus)
  • Chords: D, Dsus2, Dsus4, E, Em, F, F#, F#m, G, G#m A, Bb, B, Bm, C
  • Please Note: The original published key is E♭ Major with a key change to F Major. Also there is a timing change on the last line of the Bridge for 1bar - from 4/4 (song tempo) to 2/4 for 1 bar and back to 4/4 for the rest of the song... see song chart.

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

         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 |24|bring you back to |44|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... 

D Major E Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Noteb

Right Handed Charts:

Please Note: Bb and B can be played using a mini-barre with the 3rd finger instead of using fingers 2,3,and 4. It depends on your level of experience or preference. If you are playing a guitar with a wide fretboard you may prefer the 2,3,4 choice - this ensures that each string will sound clearly. It is recommended that beginners use this method until your fingers have adapted to the mini-barre method.

Left Handed Charts:

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#) with a key change going into the final chorus; E Major (4 sharps - F# C# G# D#).
  • 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 quarter-note/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.
  • This live version of the song 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.
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