Count On Me chords & lyrics

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!

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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When I Was Your Man

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