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

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note

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