Some Nights chords

by Fun

Some Nights was written by Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff. The song was recorded in 2011 and released as a single on June 4, 2012 from the album Some Nights.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 108 bpm (♩)
Song Chords: C, F, G, Am, F6
Fun - video starts at 1:03

Some Nights by Fun

    C                      F              C   
   Some nights, I stay up cash-ing in my bad luck 
  F                C         G
   Some nights, I call it a draw
    C                           F                  C   
   Some nights, I wish that my lips could build a cas-tle
  F                C                   G
   Some nights, I wish they'd just fall off

           F        C               F         C   
   But I still wake u-u-p, I still see your ghost
                  F        C            G
   Oh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh___ (oh-oh-woah-oh) 
  F            C                       F              C        Am   
   What do I stand for?___(oh-oh-woah-oh) What do I stand for most nights ? 
            G          (F)
   I don't know___ Any-more...

    F  -  C                 F  - C                 F  - C          G   
   Woah - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Oh - oh
    F  -  C                 F  - C                 F  - C          G   
   Woah - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Oh - oh

    F                 C            F             C   
   This is it, boys, this is war___ What are we wait-ing for? 
  F               C                 G
   Why don't we break the rules al-rea-dy?
         F                  C              F                    C   
   I was ne-ver one to be-lieve the hype___ Save that for the black and white
           F                    C
   I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked
        G                                    |  G  |
   But here they come a-gain to jack my style

               F    C
   That's al-right___ (that's alright)
              F             C
   I found a mar-tyr in my bed to-night
     F                  C                G
   Stops my bones from won-der-ing just who I___ Who I___ Who I
   F     C         F       C       F  C     G
   A-a-a-am___ Oh who am I-I___ Mm-mm___ Mm-mm

          F             C              F         C   
   Well, some nights I wish that this all would end
          F                   C         G 
   'Cause I could use some friends for a change
        F                C                F        C   
   And some nights I'm scared you'll for-get me a-gain
          F               C       G 
   Some nights I al-ways win___ I al-ways win

           F        C               F         C   
   But I still wake u-u-p, I still see your ghost
                  F        C            G
   Oh Lord, I'm still not sure what I stand for oh___ (oh-oh-woah-oh) 
  F            C                       F              C        Am   
   What do I stand for?___(oh-oh-woah-oh) What do I stand for most nights ? 
            G         
   I don't know...

       F           C
Bridge: So this is it?___ I sold my soul for this? 
          G      
        Washed my hands of that for this?

        I miss my mom and dad for this?
        F                       C
        No___ When I see stars___ When I see stars___ That's all they are
                G      
        When I hear songs___ They sound like a swan
                F             C             G          |  G  |       
        So come on___ Oh come on___ Oh come on___ Oh come on___ 

           F               C              F                         C   
   Well, that is it guys, that is all___ Five min-utes in and I'm bored a-gain
    F                          C            G
   Ten years of this, I'm not sure if an-y-bod-y un-der-stands
         F                   C               F                      C   
   This one is not for the folks at home___ Sor-ry to leave mom, I had to go
  F                       C               G
   Who the f*** wants to die a-lone all dried up in the de-sert sun?

                 F               C               F                    C
   My heart is break-ing for my sis-ter and the con that she called "love"
               F
   And then I look into my ne-phew's eyes...
 F6                             F                         
   Man, you wouldn't be-lieve___ The most a-maz-ing things
 F6                     G  | G  |
   That can come from-o-om
                ||: F   -  C  |  F  - C  |  F  - C  |  G  :||    
   Some ter-ri-ble lie___ Ahhh...

    F  -  C                 F  - C                 F  - C          G   
   Woah - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Oh - oh
    F  -  C                 F  - C                 F  - C          G   
   Woah - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Woah - oh - oh - oh___ Oh - oh

      F                          C                       
Outro: The o-ther night___ You would-n't be-lieve___ 
             F                 C   
       The dream I just had a-bout you and me
      F                           C        |  G  |
       I called you up, but we'd both agree___ 
      F              C                F     C   
       It's for the best you did-n't lis-ten___ 
      F              C               G   
       It's for the best we get our dis-tance___ Oh...
      F              C                F     C   
       It's for the best you did-n't listen
      F              C               G   
       It's for the best we get our dis-tance___ Oh...

   ||: F  - C  |  F  - C  |  F  - C  |  G  :|| 
                                              (repeat and fade)    

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: 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  
            C                F                  F6               Am                 G
    e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|-2-|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|-4-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|-3-|---|   G |---|---|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|   A |---|-1-|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

Left Handed Chord Tabs
          C                F                  F6               Am                 G
    |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |-3-|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |-4-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-3-|---| G   |---|---|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Easy... a great song for beginners
  • Song Key: C Major... no sharps or flats
  • 4/4: This means there are 4 quarter-note or crotchet beats per bar. This can be counted as
    | 1 2 3 4 | or |1& 2& 3& 4&| etc.
  • The song starts at approximately 1.02 minutes into the video.
  • The hyphen between 2 chords in a bar means the chords share equal beat counts in that bar, which in this case is 2 beats per chord (4/4 time), e.g., | F - C | means 2 beat counts on F and 2 beat counts on C.
  • I haven't included all the bars with split-timing as above, as it occurs right throughout the song. I have only included them where I felt they were needed.
  • F6 chord is easy to play... just play an F chord, and add your pinkie on the 3rd fret, second string (D)... see chart above.
  • ||: F - C | F - C | F - C | G :|| means you play the 4 bars and repeat them once again, unless stated otherwise... 8 bars in total.
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