Diamonds chords

by Rihanna

Diamonds was written by Sia Furler, Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. It was recorded in 2012 and released as a single on September 27, 2012 from the album Unapologetic.

Music: Key of B Minor in 4/4 time at 92 bpm (♩)
Chords: G, Bm, A, F#m
Rihanna - Diamonds

Diamonds by Rihanna

| G                            |  Bm  |  A                           |  A - F#m  |
   Shine bright like a dia-mond___        Shine bright like a diamond 

  G                              Bm                          A
1. Find light in the beau-ti-ful sea___ I choose to be hap-py
                        A       -       F#m               G
   You and I___ You and I___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky
                             Bm                           A
   You’re a shoot-ing star I see___ A vi-sion of ec-sta-sy
                              A        -        F#m               G
   When you hold me___ I’m a-live___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky

                     Bm                A                A    -   F#m
Bridge: I knew that we’d be-come one right away___ Oh right a-way
       G               Bm                      A
        At first sight I felt the e-ner-gy of sun rays
           A      -       F#m
        I saw the life in-side your eyes

                       G           Bm              A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm           A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

      (G)
Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                       A       -       F#m               G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
      (G)
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                       A       -       F#m               G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

                           Bm                               A
2. Palms rise to the u-ni-verse___ As we moon-shine and mol-ly
                                  A        -       F#m               G
   Feel the warmth, we’ll ne-ver die___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky
                             Bm                           A
   You’re a shoot-ing star I see___ A v-ision of ec-st-asy
                           A         -        F#m               G
   When you hold me, I’m a-live___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky

                  Bm                         A
Bridge: At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
           A      -       F#m
        I saw the life in-side your eyes   

                       G           Bm              A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm           A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

      (G)
Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                       A       -       F#m               G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
      (G)
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                       A       -       F#m               G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

      (G)
Bridge: Shine bright like a dia-mond
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond
       A                           | A  -  F#m  |
        Shine bright like a diamond

                       G           Bm              A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm           A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                   A       -       F#m               G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

      (G)
Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                             A  -   F#m      
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___     Oh - oh  Yeah
       G
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                               A          -         F#m    |  Bm  |
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ Shine bright like a dia-mond...

B 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                        
               Bm                 G                 A                F#m
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|-3-|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|---|---|
    D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-1-|---|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
    A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   2   3   4         1   2   3         1   2   3         2   3   4 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs  

          Bm                 G                 A                F#m
    |---|---|-1-| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|-2-|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|-3-|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |-4-|---|-1-| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|-1-| G
    |-3-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
    |---|---|-1-| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E
      4   3   2         3   2   1         3   2   1         4   3   2   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Easy - this song is a great song for beginners that have just started playing barre chords, as they are very easy to play.
  • 4/4 time: 4 quarter-note/crotchet beats per bar.
  • The 4 bar Intro is pretty well the chord pattern that occurs throughout the song. The hyphen between 2 chords simply means the bar-count is split evenly between the 2 chords. As this song is in 4/4 time, the bar | A - F#m | means 2 beats on A and 2 beats on F#m.
  • The first 4 bars: | G | Bm | A | A - F#m| ... 4 beats on G, 4 beats on Bm, 6 beats on A, and 2 beats on F#m.
  • Hyphens have been included throughout the song to help you if you are counting the beats.
  • If this is confusing, listen to the song and tap it out using a | 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 | OR | 1& 2& 3& 4& | count.
  • Experiment with your strumming patterns. You can keep it fairly sparse like the piano or you can try a full strum pattern or experiment with both...
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