Can't Buy Me Love chords & lyrics

by The Beatles

Can't Buy Me Love was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was recorded between Jan 29th, 1964 (Paris) to 25th Feb, 1964 (London) and the single was released on March 16th, 1964 in the US, and March 20th, 1964 in the UK - from the album A Hard Day's Night.
Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 168 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, Am, Em, Dm7, G, G7, F7
The Beatles

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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