Summertime Sadness chords

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
Beginners: Place capo on the 4th fret and play in the key of A Minor
Chords with Capo: Am, F, G, Dm, Em
Lana Del Rey

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 & A Minor

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         Chord Tabs in C#m
            A                 B                F#m               G#m               C#m
    e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |---|-3-|---|   B |-1-|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|-2-|---|
    G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|---|-2-|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-4-|
    D |---|-1-|---|   D |-1-|---|-1-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|   D |-1-|---|-3-|
    A |---|---|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|-3-|   A |-1-|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|   E |-1-|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x 
Frets   1   2   3         2   3   4         2   3   4         4   5   6          4   5  5

                                       Chord Tabs in Am
            F                 G                Dm                Em                Am
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|
    D |---|---|-3-|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3          1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs           Chord Tabs in C#m
          A                 B                F#m               G#m               C#m
    |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|-3-|---| B   |-3-|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |-2-|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |---|---|-1-| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G
    |---|-1-|---| D   |-1-|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D
    |---|---|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A   |---|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E   |---|---|-1-| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         4   3   2         4   3   2         6   5   4         6   5   4   Frets
  
                                        Chord Tabs in Am    
          F                 G                Dm                Em                Am
    |---|---|-1-| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-3-|---| G
    |-3-|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D
   x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets

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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