Adele - Set Fire To The Rain chords and lyrics

Guitar Chords and Song Details
albumicon Song & Artist: Adele-Set Fire To The Rain
Words & Music: Adele Atkins & Fraser T. Smith
Recorded: 2010
Released: July 4th, 2011
Album: 21
Genre: Pop, Soul
Available: iTunes
Key Signature: D Minor     Time: 4/4 time Tempo: 108 bpm (♩)
Song Chords: Dm, F, C, Bb, Gm, Am ... see chord tabs below Dm: x00231
C: x32010 F: xx3211 / 133211 (B) Am: x02210
Gm: 355333 (B) B♭: x13331 (B) C: x35553 (B)

Adele Set Fire To The Rain
Video Link: Set Fire To The Rain performed by Adele

Song Chart

Please see below for song tips.

Set Fire To The Rain by Adele

Intro: 4/4       
          |   Dm   |    F    |    C    |   Gm   | 

             Dm        F                 C                Gm
1. I let it fall, my heart___ And as it fell you rose to claim it
           Dm            F                     C
   It was dark and I was o-ver___ Un-til you kissed my lips and you saved me

       Dm              F                C                 Gm
2. My hands, they're strong___ But my knees were far too weak
       Dm            F                C
   To stand in your arms___ With-out fal-ling to your feet

                       Bb                Gm
Bridge: But there's a side to you that I ne-ver knew, ne-ver knew
                  Dm
        All the things you'd say, they were ne-ver true, ne-ver true
                 Bb                          C
        And the games you'd play, you would  al-ways win, al-ways win

                   Dm                             C  
Chorus: But I set fire to the rain___ Watched it pour as I touched your face
                   Gm
        Well, it burned while I cried___ 'Cause I heard it  
                            Dm           C
        Screaming out your name___ Your name

          Dm        F              C           Gm
3. When I lay with you___ I could stay there, close my eyes
             Dm      F                C
   Feel you here for-e-ver___ You and me to-ge-ther, noth-ing gets bet-ter

                         Bb                Gm
Bridge:'Cause there's a side to you that I ne-ver knew, ne-ver knew
                  Dm
        All the things you'd say, they were ne-ver true, ne-ver true
                 Bb                         C      
        And the games you'd play, you would al-ways win, al-ways win

                   Dm                             C  
Chorus: But I set fire to the rain___ Watched it pour as I touched your face
                   Gm
        Well, it burned while I cried___ 'Cause I heard it  
                            Dm           C
        Screaming out your name___ Your name

               Dm                             C
Chorus: I set fire to the rain___ And I threw us in-to the flames
                  Gm
        Well, it felt some-thing died 'cause I knew that that was
                  Bb               C
        The last time___ The last time

                   Bb                F
Bridge: Some-times I wake up by the door
                         Am                     C
        That heart you caught must be wait-ing for ya'-a
              Bb                       F
        E-ven now when we're al-rea-dy o-ver
                 Am                         C
        I can't help my-self from look-ing for ya'-a 

                   Dm                             C  
Chorus: But I set fire to the rain___ Watched it pour as I touched your face
                   Gm
        Well, it burned while I cried___ 'Cause I heard it  
                            Dm           C
        Screaming out your name___ Your name

               Dm                             C
Chorus: I set fire to the rain___ And I threw us in-to the flames
                  Gm
        Well, it felt some-thing died 'cause I knew that that was
                  Bb               C
        The last time___ The last time___ Oh...

        |   Dm   |   Dm   |   C   |   C    |   Gm   |   Gm   |   Dm   |   C   | 
Outro:      Oh...                      Let it burn       Oh-oh-o-oh    Oh-oh
        |   Dm   |   Dm   |   C   |   C    |   Gm   |   Gm   |   Bb   |   C   | 
    Let it burn...            Oo...     Let it bu...                     ...urn

Adele Set Fire To The Rain - Chord Tabs in D Minor


Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right Handed Chord Tabs  
           Dm                 C                 F             F (barre) 
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |---|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|
    D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
    A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|x  A |-1-|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

           Gm                Am                Bb             C (barre) 
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|-----|   e |-1-|---|-----|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|-4-3-|   B |-1-|---|-4-3-|
    G |-1-|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|   G |-1-|---|-3-3-|   G |-1-|---|-3-3-|
    D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |-1-|---|-2-3-|   D |-1-|---|-2-3-|
    A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-----|   A |-1-|---|-----|
    E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-----|x  E |---|---|-----|x
Frets   3   4   5         1   2   3         1   2   3           3   4   5 

Left Handed Chord Tabs
          Dm                C                 F             F (barre)
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G
    |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
    |---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
         Gm                Am                  Bb             C (barre)
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |-----|---|-1-| e   |-----|---|-1-| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |-3-4-|---|-1-| B   |-3-4-|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|-1-| G   |---|-3-|---| G   |-3-3-|---|-1-| G   |-3-3-|---|-1-| G
    |-4-|---|-1-| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |-3-2-|---|-1-| D   |-3-2-|---|-1-| D
    |-3-|---|-1-| A   |---|---|---| A   |-----|---|-1-| A   |-----|---|-1-| A
    |---|---|-1-| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|-----|---|---| E  x|-----|---|---| E
      5   4   3         3   2   1           3   2   1           5   4   3   Frets



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Song Tips

  • Degree of Difficulty: Fairly Easy, although you will need to know some barre chords.
  • Song Key: Dm (1 flat - B♭)
  • 4/4 Time: 4 crotchet/quarter-note beats per bar. Each bar can be counted as | 1 2 3 4 |or | 1& 2& 3& 4& |...
  • You can replace the F chord with a Fmaj7 chord... see what you think. There are several options:
    Fmaj7: xx3210 / 103210 / 102210 / xx3555
  • Standard chord progression for Dm: Dm - Edim - F - Gm - Am - B♭ - C
    You can see that most of the chords for a standard Dm progression were used for this song. Remember that Dm is the relative minor of F Major which we know has a key signature of 1 flat - B♭.
  • Usually a song finishes on the key chord of the song which would be Dm in this instance. Adele finishes on a C major chord which leaves you hanging, but in this instance it works beautifully.
  • Tip of the day: If it sounds good, use it!
  • Theory is a great tool, but don't let it stifle your creativity. Learn to rely on your ears as much as you rely on your theory.
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