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 - Capo on 1 and play in G Major
  • Chords: 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


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.

G 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                        
            G                 C                A7                Em               D7
    e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|  e |---|-3-|---|
    B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|-3-|---|   B |---|---|---|  B |-1-|---|---| 
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|  G |---|-2-|---|
    D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-1-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|  D |---|---|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|-1-|---|  A |---|---|---|x
    E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  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
          G                 C                A7                Em                D7
    |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-3-|---| e 
    |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|-3-|---| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G
    |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-1-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A   |-3-|---|---| A   |---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A
    |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
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