Count On Me chords

by Bruno Mars

Count On Me was written by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars. It was released on Nov 7, 2011 from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 88 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, Em, Am, Am7/G, Dm, F
Charts: Make sure you look at the chord charts for an alternative way of playing the chords Dm-Em-F-G at the end of the Bridge. Bruno uses these voicings when playing solo and it sounds great!
Bruno Mars - Count On Me

Count On me by Bruno Mars

Intro: 4/4 
   |     C     |     C     | 
          Uh-ha-ha  
 
          C                                                Em
1. If you e-ver find your-self stuck in the mid-dle of the sea
         Am     -     Am7/G       F
   I'll sail the world___    To find you
          C                                                   Em
   If you e-ver find your-self lost in the dark and you can't see
        Am     -     Am7/G       F
   I'll be the light___     To guide you
Dm                      Em
   Find out what we're made of
        F                                     G
   When we are called to help our friends in need

                  C              Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am  -   Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
                C               Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am  -   Am7/G         F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
            C                  Em                Am - Am7/G    F   -   G
        Oh yeah___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___  Oo___ Yeah___ Yeah

              C                                                      Em
2. If you're tos-sin' and you're turn-in' and you just can't fall a-sleep
         Am   -    Am7/G     F
   I'll sing a song___   Be-side you
              C                                          Em
   And if you e-ver for-get how much you real-ly mean to me
          Am    -   Am7/G     F
   Ev'-ry day I will___   Re-mind you___ Oh-o-oh
Dm                      Em
   Find out what we're made of
        F                                     G
   When we are called to help our friends in need

                  C              Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am  -   Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
                C               Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am  -   Am7/G         F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
            C                  Em                Am - Am7/G    F   -   G
        Oh yeah___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___  Oo___ Yeah___ Yeah

               Dm               Em                Am    G
Bridge: You'll al-ways have my shoul-der when you cry - y 
             Dm            Em               F      G
        I'll ne-ver let go ne-ver say good-bye___ You-ou-ou


                  C              Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am  -   Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
                C               Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am  -   Am7/G         F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
            C                  Em                Am - Am7/G    
        Oh yeah___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___  Oo
                  F       -        G               C
        You can count on me 'cause I can count on you...

C 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                        
            C                Em                Am
    e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x 
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3

            G                 F               Am7/G
    e |---|---|-3-|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|
    B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|
    D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-3-| 
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3

                         Alternatives to Dm - Em - F - G 
      Bruno uses these chords on the last line of every verse when performing solo.

            Dm               Em                 F                   G 
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|-----|   e |-1-|---|-----|
    B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |-1-|---|-4-3-|   B |-1-|---|-4-3-|
    G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |-1-|---|-3-3-|   G |-1-|---|-3-3-|
    D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-2-3-|   D |-1-|---|-2-3-|
    A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-----|   A |-1-|---|-----|
    E |(1)|---|---|   E |(1)|---|---|   E |(1)|---|-----|   E |(1)|---|-----| 
Frets   5   6   7         7   8   9         8   9   10         10  11   12 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                Em                Am
    |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-3-|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
          G                 F               Am7/G
    |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
    |---|---|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A
    |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |-3-|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets

                      Alternatives to Dm - Em - F - G       
         Dm                Em                   F                   G
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |-----|---|-1-| e   |-----|---|-1-| e
    |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B   |-3-4-|---|-1-| B   |-3-4-|---|-1-| B
    |-4-|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G   |-3-3-|---|-1-| G   |-3-3-|---|-1-| G
    |-3-|---|-1-| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D   |-3-2-|---|-1-| D   |-3-2-|---|-1-| D
    |---|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |-----|---|-1-| A   |-----|---|-1-| A
    |---|---|(1)| E   |---|---|(1)| E   |-----|---|(1)| E   |-----|---|(1)| E
      7   6   5         7   8   9          10   9   8          12   11  10   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Easy
  • Song Key: C Major - No sharps or flats
  • Standard chord progression for C major: C - Dm - Em - F - G - Am - Bdim. Most of the chords for a standard C major progression were used for this song.
  • You can play Am/G instead of Am7/G... it sounds good whichever chord you play. I used Am7/G after seeing a solo performance of Bruno playing this song, and it was there I noticed he played this chord.
  • Am/G or Am7/G simply means that you play the Am or Am7 chord as you normally would, leading with a bass note of G which is on the 6th string on the 3rd fret using your 3rd or 4th finger depending on whether you play the Am or Am7... the Am7/G is easier to play.
  • While playing solo, Bruno also uses the barre chords as shown above on the last 2 lines of each verse. It adds interest to the progression, so that the song doesn't sound too repetitive... it works well.
  • You can also use the barre chords on the last line of the Bridge section of the song... try it out (see 'Chord Charts Tab' - Alternatives to Dm-Em-F-G).
  • YouTube: Bruno playing the song solo
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