Love Me Tender chords

by Elvis Presley

  • Love Me Tender is an adaptation of the Civil War Song Aura Lee - published in 1861 with music by George R. Poulton and lyrics by W. W. Fosdick. The adaptation was written by Ken Darby, an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor - credited to his wife, Vera Matson and Elvis Presley.
  • Recorded: Aug 24, 1956
  • Released: Sept 28, 1956
  • Genre: Pop, Ballad
  • Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 74 bpm
  • Guitar Chords: D, D/A, E7, F#7, G, Gm, A7, Bm, B7, C

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

Intro: 4/4  ||  /D  D  /A  D   || or ||  D  -  D/A   ||

    D                 E7             A7              D
1. Love me ten-der__ Love me sweet__   Nev-er let me go
    D                E7               A7             D
   You have made my life com-plete__  And I love you so

         D      F#7        Bm      D7     G       Gm        D
Chorus: Love me ten-der__ Love me true__ All my dreams ful-fill
         D      B7      E7           A7             D
        For my darl-in' I love you__ And I al-ways will

    D                 E7             A7               D
2. Love me ten-der__ Love me long__ Take me to your heart
    D                  E7            A7                D
   For it's there that I be-long__   And we'll nev-er part

         D      F#7        Bm      D7     G       Gm        D
Chorus: Love me ten-der__ Love me true__ All my dreams ful-fill
         D      B7      E7           A7             D
        For my darl-in' I love you__ And I al-ways will

    D                 E7             A7              D
3. Love me ten-der__ Love me dear__ Tell me you are mine
    D                    E7               A7              D
   I'll be yours through all the years__ Till the end of time

         D      F#7        Bm      D7     G       Gm        D
Chorus: Love me ten-der__ Love me true__ All my dreams ful-fill
         D      B7      E7           A7             D
        For my darl-in' I love you__ And I al-ways will

D Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: don't play string
o: play open

 Right Handed Chord Tabs 
           D                 D/A                E7                 F#7                 G 
    e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|o    A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|-1-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|-2-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3

          A7                 Bm                 B7                 C                  Gm 
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3          3   4   5


Left Handed Chord Tabs
          D                 D/A                E7                 F#7                 G
    |---|-2-|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A    o|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |-2-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          3   2   1   Frets
      
         A7                 Bm                 B7                  C                 Gm
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2          3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3   Frets
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