Sugar chords

by Maroon 5

Sugar was written by Adam Levine, Henry Walter, Joshua Coleman, Lukasz Gottwald, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Mike Posner. The song was recorded in 2014 and released as a single on January 13th, 2015 from the album V.

Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at 122 bpm (♩)
Chords: D/G, Bm7, Em11, D
Maroon 5

Sugar by Maroon 5

Intro: 4/4 
   ||    D/G    |    Bm7    |    Em11   |    D   ||   

D/G                   Bm7
 1. I'm hurt-in' baby___ I'm bro-ken down
Em11                          D
    I need your lov-ing, lov-ing___ I need it now and
D/G                       Bm7
    When I'm with-out you___ I'm some-thing weak
Em11                            D
    You got me beg-ging___ Beg-ging, I'm on my knees, yeah
 D/G
 ** I don't wan-na be need-ing your love
 Bm7
    I just wan-na be deep in your love
Em11                                    D
    And it's kil-ling me when you're a-way___ Ooh, ba-by,
 D/G
   'Cause I real-ly don't care where you are
 Bm7
    I just wan-na be there where you are
Em11                               D
    And I got-ta get one lit-tle taste                

                  D/G          Bm7
Chorus: You're Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me
                  D/G              Bm7
        I'm right here___ 'Cause I need
                Em11                     D
        Lit-tle love and lit-tle sym-pa-thy
                 D/G                     Bm7
        Yeah you show me good lov-ing___ Make it alright
        Em11                    D
        Need a little sweetness in my life
           D/G          Bm7
        Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me

 D/G                   Bm7
 2. My bro-ken pie-ces___ You pick them up
Em11                               D
    Don't leave me hang-ing, hang-ing___ Come give me some
 D/G                         Bm7
    When I'm without you I'm___ So in-se-cure
Em11                               D
    You are the one thing___ One thing I'm liv-ing for

 D/G
 ** I don't wan-na be need-ing your love
 Bm7
    I just wan-na be deep in your love
Em11                                    D
    And it's kil-ling me when you're a-way___ Ooh, baby
 D/G
   'Cause I real-ly don't care where you are
 Bm7
    I just wan-na be there where you are
Em11                               D
    And I got-ta get one lit-tle taste
   
                  D/G          Bm7
Chorus: You're Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me
                  D/G              Bm7
        I'm right here___ 'Cause I need
                Em11                     D
        Lit-tle love and lit-tle sym-pa-thy
                 D/G                     Bm7
        Yeah you show me good lov-ing___ Make it al-right
        Em11                    D
        Need a little sweet-ness in my life
           D/G          Bm7
        Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me___ Yeah

     D/G
Bridge: I want that red vel-vet
     Bm7
        I want that su-gar sweet
    Em11
        Don't let no-bo-dy touch it
        D
        Un-less that some-bo-dy's me
     D/G
        I got-ta be a man
     Bm7
        There ain't no o-ther way
    Em11
       'Cause girl you're hot-ter than a
       D
        South-ern Ca-li-for-nia Bay

     D/G
        I don't wan-na play no games
     Bm7
        I don't got-ta be afraid
    Em11
        Don't give all that shy shit
            D
        No make up on, that's my...

           D/G          Bm7
Chorus: Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me (down on me!)
                  D/G                           Bm7
        I'm right here (right here)___ 'Cause I need (I need)
                Em11                     D
        Lit-tle love and lit-tle sym-pa-thy
                 D/G                     Bm7
        Yeah you show me good lov-ing___ Make it al-right
        Em11                    D
        Need a little sweet-ness in my life
           D/G                   Bm7
        Su-gar (Sugar!)___ Yes, please (Yes, please)
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me (down on me!)


           D/G          Bm7
Chorus: Su-gar___ Yes, please
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me 
                  D/G                           Bm7
        I'm right here (right here)___ 'Cause I need (I need)
                Em11                     D
        Lit-tle love and lit-tle sym-pa-thy
                 D/G                     Bm7
        Yeah you show me good lov-ing___ Make it alright
        Em11                    D
        Need a little sweet-ness in my life
           D/G                   Bm7
        Su-gar (Sugar!)___ Yes, please (Yes, please)
                  Em11                    D
        Won't you come and put it down on me (down on me...ooh)
         
 Outro: |    D/G    |    Bm7    |    Em11   |    D   |...  

D Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
(1) - optional note
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
         D/G              Bm7             Em11               D
   e|---|-2-|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|(1)|-2-|   e|---|-2-|---|
   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|---|(1)|-2-|   B|---|---|-3-|
   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-1-|---|
   D|---|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|---|---|
   A|---|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|x
   E|---|---|-4-|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x 
Frets 1   2   3        2   3   4        1   2   3        1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
      D/G              Bm              Em11               D
 |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-2-|(1)|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e
 |-3-|---|---|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |-2-|(1)|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B
 |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G
 |---|---|---|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|---|---|D
 |---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|-1-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A
 |-4-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        4   3   2        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets      

Please Note: Em11 doesn't have the blue notes (1) in its chord structure but it is much easier to play the chord by barring the first 5 strings with the 1st finger and playing a mini-barre with the second finger on the 1st and 2nd string - 3rd fret. The blue notes have no effect on the sound as they are covered by the mini-barre... simply an easier way to play the chord.

The song has the same 4-chord turnaround throughout the entire song. If you are a beginner, make sure you can play all 4 chords with ease as the changes are quite rapid especially between the Bm7 and Em11.

There are several ways to play Em11, but I have chosen this voicing as it moves nicely from the Bm7 to the Em11. Both chords barre the second fret with only slight changes to the other fingers. You may prefer to use the 3rd finger for the mini-barre intead of the second... whatever is comfortable for you.

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