The Lady In Red chords and lyrics

by Chris de Burgh

  • The Lady In Red was written by British-Irish singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh.
  • Released: June 20, 1986
  • Album: Into the Light
  • Music: Bb Major in 2/2 time at 77 bpm (moderately slow)
  • Chords: Bb, Bbmaj7, Bb7, Bb7/F, Cm, Cm7, D, D7, Eb, Ebmaj7, Eb(add2), F, F7, F/A, F(add9), Gm, Gm/F, Gm/E

Lady In Red by Chris de Burgh

Drums:  |  x4  |
Intro: 2/2 ||  Bb  | %  | Ebmaj7 |  F  |  Bb  | % | Ebmaj7 |  F  ||

        Bb                          Ebmaj7                F(add9)
1. I've ne-ver seen you look-ing so love-ly as you did to-night
        D7                D       Gm         F     Eb
   I've nev-er seen you shine so bright__ Mm mm mm mm
        Bb                      Ebmaj7                     F(add9)
   I've nev-er seen so ma-ny men ask  you if you want-ed to dance
            D7             D          Gm            Bb7/F    Eb
   They're look-ing for a lit-tle ro-mance__ Giv-en half a chance
              Cm
   And I have nev-er seen that dress you're wear-ing
           F7                                       Gm                  F
   Or the high-lights in your hair that catch your eyes__ I have been blind

        F        Bb  | Bbmaj7 | Eb(add2) |
Chorus: La-dy in Red         
            F            Gm     F/A      Gm
        Is dan-cing with me___ Cheek to cheek
                         Cm7  |  %  |
        There's no-bo-dy here__ 
      F7                  Bb                       Bb7
        It's just you and me__ I'ts where I wan-na be
                      Eb  
        But I har-dly kno-o-o-o-ow__ 
      D                     Gm  | Gm/F | Gm/E  |
        This beau-ty by my side
                        Cm7  |  %  |  F  |
        I'll nev-er for-get 
             F               Bb
        The way you look to-night 
      
Intro: ||  Bb  | %  | Ebmaj7 |  F  |  Bb  | % | Ebmaj7 |  F  ||
         (night)   
                
        Bb                          Ebmaj7                  F(add9)
2. I've nev-er seen you look-ing so gor-geous as you did to-night
        D7                D       Gm           F     Eb
   I've nev-er seen you shine so bright__ You were a-ma-zing
        Bb                         Ebmaj7                    F(add9)
   I've nev-er seen so many peo-ple want to be there by your side
                 D7                 D         Gm      Bb7/F    Eb
   And when you turn-ed to me and smiled__ It took my breath a-way
              Cm
   And I have ne-ver had such a feel-ing 
           F7                               Gm                 F
   Such a feel-ing of comp-lete and utt-er love__ As I do to-night   


        F        Bb  | Bbmaj7 | Eb(add2) |
Chorus: La-dy in Red         
            F            Gm     F/A      Gm
        Is dan-cing with me___ Cheek to cheek
                         Cm7  |  %  |
        There's no-bo-dy here__ 
      F7                  Bb                       Bb7
        It's just you and me__ I'ts where I wan-na be
                      Eb  
        But I har-dly kno-o-o-o-ow 
      D                     Gm  | Gm/F | Gm/E  |
        This beau-ty by my side
                        Cm7  |  %  |  F  |
        I'll nev-er for-get 
             F               Gm  | Gm/F | Gm/E  |
        The way you look to-night 
                          Cm7  |  %  |
        I nev-er will for-get 
            F7                Bb
        The way you look to-(night) 
        |   Bb   |  %  | Ebmaj7  |  F           |
          (night)                   La-dy in red
        |   Bb   |  %  | Ebmaj7  |  F           |
                                    La-dy in red
        |   Bb   |  %  | Ebmaj7  |  F           |
                                    La-dy in red
        |   Bb   |  %  | Ebmaj7  |  F       | Bb  |  %  |
                               My   La-dy in  red...
 

Bb Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Column of 3's: Barre 2nd finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings / o: Play open 
x: Don't play string
alt: alternative chord voicing

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           Bb                Bb7               Bb7/F            Bbmaj7 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|
    G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|
    D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

           D                 D7                 Cm                 Cm7 
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          3   4   5          3   4   5

            Eb                  Eb(add2)              Ebmaj7              Eb (alt)
    e|---|---|-3-|---|     e|---|---|-1-|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|---|
    B|---|---|---|-4-|     B|---|---|-1-|-2-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|-2-|---|---|
    G|---|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|-1-|---|     G|---|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|---|     D|---|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|---|-3-|---|
    A|---|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|-4-|
    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3   4          1   2   3   4          1   2   3          3   4   5   6 

           F                 F7                  F                 F/A              F(add9) 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-4-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|
    D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|-3-|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|o    A|---|---|---|x
    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3

           Gm               Gm(alt)             Gm/F               Gm/E 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|---|---|-3-|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|
    G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|---|-3-|     G|---|---|-3-|     G|---|---|-3-|
    D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|---|o    D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|-2-|---|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x
    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  3   4   5          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Please Note: There are many different ways to play these chords. 
             I have used voicings that are all within close proximity
             of each other.
             
             The Gm run uses a particular voicing for easy transition
             from one chord to the next. 

             The Eb(alt) is simply a C shape chord with a mini barre on fret 3.
             You can use a full barre over the first 5 strings for ease as it has
             no effect on the chord as all notes are covered on strings 4 & 5.  
              
      
Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
         Bb                 Bb7               Bb7/F            Bbmaj7
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |-3-|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B
    |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
    |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
          D                 D7                 Cm                 Cm7
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
   x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3          5   4   3  Frets

            Eb                  Eb(add2)               Ebmaj7              Eb(alt)
    |---|-3-|---|---|e     |---|-1-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|-1-|e
    |-4-|---|---|---|B     |-2-|-1-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|---|G     |---|-1-|---|---|G     |-3-|---|---|G     |---|---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|-1-|D     |---|-1-|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |-4-|---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E
      4   3   2   1          4   3   2   1          3   2   1          6   5   4   3  Frets
         
          F                  F7                 F                 F/A              F(add9)
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G
    |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A    o|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets
      
         Gm               Gm(alt)             Gm/F               Gm/E
    |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |-3-|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B
    |---|---|-1-|G     |-3-|---|---|G     |-3-|---|---|G     |-3-|---|---|G
    |-4-|---|-1-|D    o|---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D
    |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A
    |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets

Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh
Chris de Burgh

Born: Christopher John Davison on October 15, 1948 in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. His father was a British Diplomat and his mother, an Irish secretary. His professional career began in County Wexford, Ireland.

Music Styles: Soft Rock, Pop, Art Rock

Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician

Instruments: Vocals, guitar, piano

Active Years: 1974-present

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