Can't Buy Me Love chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

  • Can't Buy Me Love was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
  • Recorded: From Jan 29th, 1964 (Paris) to 25th Feb, 1964 (London)
  • Released: March 16, 1964 in the US, and March 20, 1964 in the UK
  • Album: With The Beatles
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 168 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, Am, Em, Dm7, G, G7, F7

Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles

                         Em    Am    Em    Am
Intro: 4/4 Can't buy me love__ Oh__ Love__ Oh__
                         Dm7   G
           Can't buy me love__ Oh__

         C
1. I'll buy you a dia-mond ring my friend
  
   If it makes you feel all - right
        F7
   I'll get you anyth-ing my friend
           C
   If it makes you feel all - right
         G               F7
  'Cause I don't care too  much for mon-ey
                            C
   For mon-ey can't buy me love

         C
2. I'll give you all I've got to give

   If you say you love me too
     F7
   I may not have a lot to give
                  C
   But what I've got I'll give to you
   G               F7
   I don't care too  much for mon-ey
                            C
   For mon-ey can't buy me love

                      Em    Am   C     
Chorus: Can't buy me love__ Oh__ Ev-'ry-bo-dy tells me so
                      Em   Am    Dm7        G7     
        Can't buy me love__oh__  No no no__ No

    C
3. Say you don't need no dia-mond rings

   And I'll be sa-tis-fied
    F7
   Tell me that you want the kind of things
         C
   That mon-ey just can't buy
   G               F7
   I don't care too  much for mon-ey
                        C     |  C  |  
   Mon-ey can't buy me love


Instr: | C  | % | % | % | F7  | % | C  | % | G  | F7  | C  | C  |
                                                           (Can't buy me)

                      Em    Am   C     
Chorus: Can't buy me love__ Oh__ Ev-'ry-bo-dy tells me so
                      Em   Am    Dm7        G7     
        Can't buy me love__oh__  No no no__ No 

    C
4. Say you don't need no dia-mond rings

   And I'll be sa-tis-fied
    F7
   Tell me that you want the kind of things
         C
   That mon-ey just can't buy
   G               F7
   I don't care too  much for mon-ey
                        C
   Mon-ey can't buy me love

                     Em    Am    Em    Am                                                         
Outro: Can't buy me love__ Oh__ Love__ Oh__
                     Dm7   G7  |  C  |  C  |
       Can't buy me love__ Oh__   Oh   (hold)  

C Major

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative voicing - ideal for beginners who can't 
     play barre chords... or a nice alternative.

Right-Handed Guitarist
           C                 Am                 Em                 Dm7 
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

           G                 G7                 F7              F7 (alt)
    e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-4-|
    B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|-2-|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|---|-3-|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x
    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-3-|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          3   4   5 


Left-Handed Guitarist 
          C                 Am                 Em                 Dm7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          G                 G7                 F7 
    |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|---|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |-3-|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D
    |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3  Frets

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