Summertime Sadness chords & lyrics

by Lana Del Rey

  • Summertime Sadness was written by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels, and produced by Emile Haynie, Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoglu.
  • The single was released on June 22nd, 2012 from the album Born To Die.
  • Music: Key of C# Minor in 4/4 time at 112 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C#m, A, B, F#m, G#m

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey

Intro: 4/4    
   |   A   |  C#m  |   B   |  F#m   |   A   |  C#m  |   B   |  F#m   |

    A                       C#m    B               F#m
1. Kiss me hard be-fore you go___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know___ That ba-by you're the best

             A               C#m
2. I got my red dress on to-night
                    B                     F#m
   Dan-cing in the dark in the pale moon-light
                   A                     C#m
   Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
               B                 F#m
   High heels off, I'm feeling a-live

   A             C#m
** Oh, my God, I feel it in the air___ 
                 B               F#m
   Te-le-phone wires a-bove are sizzl-ing like a snare
           A            C#m
   Ho-ney I'm on fire I feel it ev'-ry-where
              B           F#m
   Noth-ing scares me any-more ... 2, 3, 4

    A                      C#m    B               F#m
3. Kiss me hard be-fore you go___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know___ That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                    Fermata Symbol 
        Oh___ Oh - oh - oh - oh ...

                A             C#m
4. I'm feel-in' e-lec-tric to-night
                        B                        F#m
   Cruis-ing down the coast go-in' 'bout nine-ty nine
              A                      C#m
   Got my bad ba-by by my hea-ven-ly side
               B                       F#m
   I know if I go, I'll die hap-py to-night

   A             C#m
** Oh, my God, I feel it in the air___ 
                 B               F#m
   Te-le-phone wires a-bove are sizzl-ing like a snare
           A            C#m
   Ho-ney I'm on fire I feel it ev'-ry-where
              B           F#m
   Noth-ing scares me any-more ... 2, 3, 4 

    A                       C#m    B               F#m
5. Kiss me hard be-fore you go___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know___ That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                        F#m              
        Oh___ Oh - oh - oh - oh - oh...

     G#m                         C#m
Bridge: I think I'll miss you for-e-ver
                   A                       F#m
        Like the stars miss the sun in the morn-ing sky-y-y
     G#m                      C#m
        La-ter's bet-ter than ne-ver
              A                         F#m               F#m     F#m
        E-ven if you're gone I'm gon-na dri-i-i-i-ive...(drive)...dri-i-i-i-ive

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                    F#m              
        Oh___ Oh - oh - oh - oh... 

    A                       C#m    B               F#m
6. Kiss me hard be-fore you go___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know___ That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time___ Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                    F#m              
        Oh___ Oh - oh - oh - oh... 

C# Minor

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

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Easy - Beginners can use a capo on the 4th fret and play in the key of Am - much easier chords. You can use the transposition service below to transpose and reprint the song.
  • Help with writing chords, should you need it. All the written chords and tabbed chords are included in both keys... C#m and Am.
  • The pause or fermata symbol Fermata in this situation means you stop playing for the bar... occurs at the end of the first chorus.
  • The barre chords are all very easy, so for anyone transitioning from open chords to barre chords, this is a great song to help you transition easily.
  • At first, the song sounds fairly complex, but once you play it a few times, it becomes very easy... great song, interesting artist.
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