Nights In White Satin chords & lyrics

by The Moody Blues

  • Nights In White Satin was written by Justin Hayward (vocals, guitar) from the band, The Moody Blues.
  • Recorded: Oct 8, 1967
  • Released: Nov 10, 1967 from the album Days of Future Passed.
  • Music: Key of E Minor in 6/8 time at 54 -56 bpm (♩.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 ( Beats on red notes)
  • Chords: Em, F, G, A, B, C, D

Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues

Intro: 6/8 
          |   Em    |    D    |   Em   |    D    |

 Em                D       Em                      D
1. Nights in white sa-tin___ Ne-ver reach-ing the end
 C                G          F                   Em
   Let-ters I’ve writ-ten___ Ne-ver mean-ing to send
 Em            D                Em                    D
   Beau-ty I’d al-ways mis-sed___ With these eyes be-fore
  C                G        F                 Em
   Just what the truth is___ I can’t say any-more

                  A                 C
Chorus: ‘Cause I love you___ Yes I love you
                 | Em     |   D   |  Em  |   D   |
         Oh how I love you ...  
                                         
 Em            D       Em              D
2. Gaz-ing at peop-le___ Some hand in hand
  C              G                F                   Em
   Just what I’m go-ing through___ They can’t un-der-stand
 Em             D       Em                          D
   Some try to tell me___ Thoughts they can-not de-fend
  C               G           F                 Em
   Just what you want to be___ You’ll be in the end

                A                 C
Chorus:  And I love you___ Yes I love you                   (Stop)
                 | Em     | D  |  Em           | D  | Em  | Em  |
         Oh how I love you___     Oh how I love you    

Instr: 
       |  Em  |  D  |  C  |  B  |  Em  |  D  |  C  |  B  |
       |  Em  |  C  | Em  |  C  |  Am  |  B  | Am  |  B  |
       |  Em  |  D  |  C  | Em  |  D   | Em  |  D  |


 Em                D       Em                      D
3. Nights in white sa-tin___ Ne-ver reach-ing the end
  C               G         F                    Em
   Let-ters I’ve writ-ten___ Ne-ver mean-ing to send
 Em            D                Em                    D
   Beau-ty I’d al-ways mis-sed___ With these eyes be-fore
  C                G        F                 Em
   Just what the truth is___ I can’t say any-more

                  A                 C
Chorus: ‘Cause I love you___ Yes I love you
                 | Em     | D   |  Em      | D     | Em  | Em  |
         Oh how I love you___      Oh how I love you ...
                  A                 C
        ‘Cause I love you___ Yes I love you
                 | Em     | D   |  Em           | D   | Em  ... 
         Oh how I love you___      Oh how I love you... 

E Minor

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

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   

           Em                   F               F (barre)               G
    e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|-3-|
    B |---|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |-1-|-2-|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|-3-|     D |-1-|---|-4-|     D |---|---|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |-1-|---|-3-|     A |---|-1-|---|
    E |---|---|---|     E |---|---|---|x    E |-1-|---|---|     E |---|---|-2-|
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 

            A                   B                   C                   D 
    e |---|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|-2-|---|
    B |---|-3-|---|     B |-1-|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|
    G |---|-2-|---|     G |-1-|---|-3-|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-1-|---|
    D |---|-1-|---|     D |-1-|---|-2-|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|---|
    A |---|---|---|     A |-1-|---|---|     A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|---|x
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           2   3   4           1   2   3           1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 

         Em                   F               F (barre)               G
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |-3-|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|-1-| G     |---|---|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D     |-4-|---|-1-| D     |---|---|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |-3-|---|-1-| A     |---|-1-|---| A
    |---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |---|---|-1-| E     |-2-|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
          A                   B                   C                   D 
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|-2-|---| e
    |---|-3-|---| B     |-4-|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |-3-|---|---| B
    |---|-2-|---| G     |-3-|---|-1-| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-1-|---| G
    |---|-1-|---| D     |-2-|---|-1-| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|---|---| D
    |---|---|---| A     |---|---|-1-| A     |-3-|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           4   3   2           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
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