Sweet Dreams chords

by Patsy Cline

  • Sweet Dreams was written by composer, Don Gibson.
  • Recorded & Released: 1963
  • Album: The Patsy Cline Story
  • Music: Key of Ab Major in 4/4 time at ~ 84 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Ab, Bb7, Eb7, Db, Fm,
  • Easier: Play in G Major - capo on the 1st fret if playing with the video.
  • Chords in G Major: G, A7, D7, C, Em

Sweet Dreams by Patsy Cline

Capo on 1st fret if playing with the video

Intro: 4/4 Violin...
      |   G   |   G   |   G   |   G   | 

     G        A7           D7
1. Sweet___      dreams of you
            G       A7        D7
   Ev-'ry night___     I go through
        G           C            G             Em
   Why can't I for-get you and start my life a-new
        G                C         D7      | G  -  C  |  G  -  D7  |
   In-stead of hav-ing sweet dreams  a-bout you

    G         A7            D7
2. You don't love me, it's plain
             G          A7               D7
   I should know, I'll nev-er wear your ring
   G         C            G            Em
   I should hate you the whole night through
        G                C         D7      | G  -  C  |   G   |
   In-stead of hav-ing sweet dreams  a-bout you

     G        A7           D7
3. Sweet___      dreams of you
            G       A7             D7
   Things I know___    can't come true
        G           C                   G               Em
   Why can't I for-get the past, start lov-ing some-one new
        G                C         D7      | G  -  C  |   G   |
   In-stead of hav-ing sweet dreams  a-bout you

G Major

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:

Please Note... if you are playing along with the video

The chord changes occur with the lyrics in keeping with the original version written by Don Gibson. The chord changes in Patsy's version are a little 'looser' as her singing style holds notes for longer keeping her behind the beat - once you get used to the song, you'll get a feel for the changes. In instances like these, it is sometimes a good idea to listen to the backing band and follow them. Most of you will probably be very familiar with the song anyway, so it should be easy enough to follow.

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