Don't You Remember chords

by Adele

Don't You Remember was written by Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson. It was recorded in 2012 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

The original published key is E♭ Major with a key change to F Major. You will also find accidentals placed on certain notes during the Bridge which adds interest to the song. 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.
Adele

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

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right Handed Chord Tabs

            D               Dsus2             Dsus4              Em                 E 
    e |---|-2-|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|-4-|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---| 
    B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|---|---|
    G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|
    D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-3-|---|
    A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|-2-|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3          

           F                 F#                F#m                G                G#m 
   e |-1-|---|---|    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |-1-|---|---|
   B |-1-|---|---|    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
   G |---|-2-|---|    G |-1-|-2-|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|
   D |---|---|-3-|    D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |---|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
   A |---|---|---|x   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
   E |---|---|---|x   E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|-2-|   E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3         2   3   4         2   3   4         1   2   3         4   5   6

           A                 Bb                  B                Bm                 C 
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|    e|-1-|---|---|    e|---|---|---|
    B|---|-1-|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|    B|-1-|-2-|---|    B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|-3-|    G|-1-|---|-4-|    G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|    D|-1-|---|-3-|    D|---|-2-|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|    A|-1-|---|---|    A|---|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x   E|---|---|---|x   E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4         2   3   4          1   2   3


Left Handed Chord Tabs

          D               Dsus2             Dsus4              Em                 E 
    |---|-2-|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |-4-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e 
    |-3-|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B
    |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G
    |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-3-|---| D
   x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|-2-|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1
      
          F                 F#                F#m                G                G#m
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e    |---|---|-1-| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e 
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G    |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G
    |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D    |-4-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
   x|---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A    |-3-|---|-1-| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E    |---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|-1-| E
      3   2   1         4   3   2          4   3   2         3   2   1         6   5   4   Frets
     
          A                Bb                  B                 Bm                 C
    |---|---|---|e    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e    |---|---|---|e
    |---|-3-|---|B    |-4-|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B    |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G    |-3-|---|-1-|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G    |---|---|---|G
    |---|-1-|---|D    |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D    |---|-2-|---|D
    |---|---|---|A    |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A    |-3-|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|-1-|E   x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1         3   2   1          4   3   2          4   3   2         3   2   1   Frets
      
PS. 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. 
    

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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