Don't You Remember

by Adele - chords & lyrics

Song Details

Adele

Words & Music: Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson

Album: 21

Recorded: 2010

Released: 19th January, 2011

Genre: Soul, Pop, R&B

Key Signature: D Major followed by a key change to F Major, and another key change to E Major
Time: 4/4       Tempo: approx. 60 bpm (♩)
Chords: D, F#m, Em, Bm, G, A, Dsus2, Dsus4, F#, Bb, B, F, C
  • D: x00232
  • F#m: 244222
  • Em: 022000
  • Bm: x24432
  • G: 320003
  • A: x02220
  • C: x32010
  • Dsus2: x00230
  • Dsus4: x00233
  • F#: 244322
  • B♭: x13331
  • B: x24442
  • F: xx3211 / 133211
  • charts below...RH/LH
Adele

Born: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on 5 May 1988, in Tottenham, Greater London, England.

Occupations: Singer/songwriter

Active Years: 2006 - present

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar

Music Styles: Soul, pop, R&B, blue-eyed soul

Official Website: adele.tv

Charts - 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...
    
D Major F Major E Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
Optional Note (1): If you don't play optional note, don't play string 

Right Handed Chord Tabs

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

           F              F (barre)            Bb                 B                Bm                F#
   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|    B |-1-|---|-4-|   B |-1-|---|-4-|   B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
   G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|    G |-1-|---|-3-|   G |-1-|---|-3-|   G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |-1-|-2-|---|
   D |---|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|    D |-1-|---|-2-|   D |-1-|---|-2-|   D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
   A |---|---|---|x  A |-1-|---|-3-|    A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
   E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|    E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         2   3   4         2   3   4         2   3   4       

Left Handed Chord Tabs

          D               Dsus2             Dsus4              Em                 G                  A                 C
    |---|-2-|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |-4-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |-3-|---|---| e    |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e
    |-3-|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B    |---|-3-|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G    |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
    |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D    |---|-1-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
   x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A    |---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1          3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
         F              F (barre)            Bb                 B                Bm                F#
   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B    |-4-|---|-1-| B   |-4-|---|-1-| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G    |-3-|---|-1-| G   |-3-|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G
   |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D    |-2-|---|-1-| D   |-2-|---|-1-| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
  x|---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A    |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E    |---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E
     3   2   1         3   2   1          3   2   1         4   3   2         4   3   2         4   3   2   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#).

    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#).
  • 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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