Someone Like You chords & lyrics by Adele

Song Details Sheet Music

Adele

Words & Music: Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson

Album: 21

Recorded: 2010

Released: Jan 24th, 2011

Genre: Pop, Rock, Soul

Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 68 bpm (♩)... chord charts below
Guitar Chords: A, A7, C#m, F#m, F#m7, D, DaddG#, E, E6, E7, E9, Bm
A: x02220
A7: x02020
C#m: x46654 (B)
F#m: 244222 (B)
F#m7: 242222 (B)
D: x00232
DaddG#: x00234
E: 022100
E6: 022120
Bm: x24432 (B)
E7: 020100 / 020130
E9: 020102 / 020132

Charts

Someone Like You by Adele

Intro: 4/4 |   A   |   C#m   |   F#m   |   D  (I...)|

     A                    C#m
1. I... heard that you’re___ set-tled down
            F#m                         D
   That you___ found a girl and you’re___ mar-ried now
 A                       C#m
   I heard that your___ dreams came true
             F#m                          D
   Guess she gave you things___ I didn't give to you
    A                       C#m
   Old friend___ why are you so shy?
              F#m                  D
   Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light
      E9                        F#m
   I hate to turn up out of the blue un-in-vi-ted
         D
   But I  couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
          E9                          F#m
   I had hoped you'd see my face, and that you'd be reminded
            D            E9   2/4|  D  |4/4 
   That for me, it isn't o-ver

        A                  E                 F#m    D
Chorus: Ne-ver mind, I'll find some-one like you
               A                 E       F#m   D
        I wish no-thing but the best for you  too
                   A        E          F#m          D
        Don't for-get me I beg___ I re-mem-ber you said
                        A                E                      F#m   D  
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts in-stead        2/4   
                        A                E                      F#m    D  |  D  |
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts ins-tead, yeah

 4/4
  A                  C#m
2. You know, how the___ time flies
        F#m                      D
   On-ly   yes-ter-day, was the time of our lives
            A                   C#m
   We were born and raised in a___ summer haze
        F#m                      D
   Bound by the surprise of our glo-ry days
      E9                        F#m
   I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
         D           
   But I  couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
          E9                         F#m7
   I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
            D            E9  |  D  -  D/addG#  |
   That for me, it isn't o-ver yet

        A                  E                 F#m    D
Chorus: Ne-ver mind, I'll find some-one like you
               A                 E       F#m   D
        I wish no-thing but the best for you  too
                   A        E          F#m          D
        Don't for-get me I beg___ I re-mem-ber you said
                        A                E                      F#m    D   
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts ins-tead, yeah

        E
Bridge: No-thing com-pares, no wor-ries or cares
            F#m
        Re-gret's and mis-takes they're me-mo-ries made
         D                                Bm    A           D    E7
        Who would have known how bit-ter sweet this would taste

        A                  E                 F#m    D
Chorus: Ne-ver mind, I'll find some-one like you
               A                 E       F#m   D
        I wish no-thing but the best for you  too
                   A        E          F#m          D
        Don't for-get me I beg___ I re-mem-ber you said
                        A                E                      F#m    D   
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts ins-tead


        A                  E                 F#m    D
Chorus: Ne-ver mind, I'll find some-one like you
               A                 E       F#m   D
        I wish no-thing but the best for you  too
                   A        E          F#m          D
        Don't for-get me I beg___ I re-mem-ber you said
                        A                E                      F#m    D   
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts ins-tea - ead
                        A                E                      F#m    D   
        Some-times it lasts in love but some-times it hurts in-stead, yeah yeah

Outro:
        |  D  -   E  |  E6  -  E7  |  E7  -  A ...  |
    

A 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 
Optional Note (3): If you don't play optional note, do play string 

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          A                A7                 D               DaddG#             F#m              F#m7
  e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|-2-|---|   e |---|---|-4-|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
  B |---|-3-|---|   B |---|-3-|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|-3-|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
  G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-1-|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|
  D |---|-1-|---|   D |---|-1-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
  A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         2   3   4         2   3   4         2   3   4 

          E                E6                E7                E9                Bm                C#m
  e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|-3-|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
  B |---|---|---|   B |---|-4-|---|   B |---|---|-4-|   B |---|---|-4-|   B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |-1-|-2-|---|
  G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |-1-|---|-4-|
  D |---|-3-|---|   D |---|-3-|---|   D |---|(3)|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-3-|
  A |---|-2-|---|   A |---|-2-|---|   A |---|-2-|---|   A |---|-2-|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|
  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         2   3   4         4   5   6 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       A                A7                 D               DaddG#             F#m              F#m7
 |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-2-|---| e   |-4-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
 |---|-3-|---| B   |---|-3-|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|-3-|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
 |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G
 |---|-1-|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|-1-| D
 |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E
    3   2   1         3   2   1        3   2   1         4   3   2         4   3   2         4   3   2 Frets
    
       E                E6                E7                E9                Bm                C#m
 |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-3-|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
 |---|---|---| B   |---|-4-|---| B   |-4-|---|---| B   |-4-|---|---| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B
 |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G
 |---|-3-|---| D   |---|-3-|---| D   |---|(3)|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D
 |---|-2-|---| A   |---|-2-|---| A   |---|-2-|---| A   |---|-2-|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A
 |---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
    3   2   1         3   2   1        3   2   1         3   2   1         4   3   2         6   5   4 Frets
    

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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#).
  • 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


Song & Artist
Adele Someone Like You

Someone Like You was Adele's first Number 1 single in the UK, and second Number 1 single in the US... first female in the Billboard Hot 100 to have two number 1 singles from the same album.

Adele was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on the 5th May, 1988 in Tottenham, North London, England, UK. She is an internationally acclaimed singer songwriter. She began singing at an early age, and grew up in the 'Spice Girl' Era. She loved the popular Girl Band and impersonated various members during her teens. Adele attended a school for performing arts where her obvious talents were nurtured and honed. As well as singing, she plays a number of musical instruments including guitar, piano, bass, celesta, percussion, and keyboard.

In 2006 one of her friend posted her demo on 'My Space' and subsequently Adele was offered her first recording contract. In 2008 her first album was released titled '19'. The album was hugely successful attaining double platinum in the US and four times platinum in the UK.

2011 saw the release of Adele's second album titled '21'. She won six Grammys for this album and surpassed the success of her first album. It was enormously successful, and gaining her many records, such as the first female singer to have three singles in the top ten on Billboard at the same time. She was the first living singer to have two top five hits in both the singles and album charts simultaneously since the Beatles. This album went to number 1 in 26 countries worldwide and her outstanding record achievements continued. This album was thought to have been based on the experience gained from the break-up of her relationship.

Adele toured extensively to promote this album; however she was forced to cancel part of the tour due to problems associated with her voice. She had surgery to rectify the problem, and was back singing at the Grammy Awards in 2011. In December of that same year Adele announced she would be taking a break prior to beginning work on her next album.

The official Adele website at adele.tv

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