When I Was Your Man chords

by Bruno Mars

When I Was Your Man was written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Andrew Wyatt. The song was recorded in 2011 with the release of the single on January 15th, 2013 from the album Unorthodox Jukebox.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 76 bpm - (♩)
Chords: C, Dm, Dm7, D7, Em/B, Em/G, F, Fm, G, G/B, Am, Bb
Em/B, Em/G - Em chord leading with the bass notes B and G respectively.
G/B - G chord leading with a B bass note... all charts below
Bruno Mars

When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

Intro: 4/4
     | D7  -  Dm7 | C  /  /  D7  | D7  -  Dm7  | C  /  /  G/B  |      
Count: 1&2&   3&4&  1&2&3&   4&    1&2&   3&4&   1&2&3&   4&

 Am                  C                      Dm 
1. Same bed but it feels just a lit-tle bit big-ger now
 G                                     |  C      -     Em/B  |
   Our song on the ra-di-o but it don't sound the same
 Am                         C                            Dm 
   When our friends talk a-bout you all it does is just tear me down
 G                                           C
  'Cause my heart breaks a lit-tle__ When I hear your name
      Em/B                   Am            Em/B
   It all just sounds like__ Oo-oo-oo-oo__ Ooh
   Bb                               C/G
   Mmm__ Too young too dumb to re-a-lize that

        G                       F       G                C
Chorus: I should've bought you flow-ers__ And held your hand
                                    F      G                  C
        Should have gave you all my ho-urs__ When I had the chance
                            F                      G                 Am
        Take you to ev-'ry par-ty__ Cause all you want-ed to do was dance
        D7               F                    Fm                      C  | C  /  /  G/B  |
        Now my ba-by is danc-ing__ But she's danc-ing with a-no-ther man

 Am              C                    Dm
2. My pride, my ego, my needs and my self-ish ways
 G                                            |  C    -    Em/B  |
   Caused a good strong wo-man like you to walk out my life
         Am       C                           Dm 
   Now I ne-ver__ Ne-ver get to clean up the mess I made__ Oh-oh...
 G                                     C
   And it haunts me ev-'ry time I close my eyes
      Em/B                   Am            Em/B
   It all just sounds like__ Oo-oo-oo-oo__ Ooh
   Bb                               C/G
   Mmm__ Too young too dumb to re-a-lize that

        G                       F       G                C
Chorus: I should've bought you flow-ers__ And held your hand
                                    F      G                  C
        Should have gave you all my ho-urs__ When I had the chance
                            F                      G                 Am
        Take you to ev-'ry par-ty__ Cause all you want-ed to do was dance
        D7               F                    Fm                      C
        Now my ba-by is danc-ing__ But she's danc-ing with a-no-ther man

                       F                   G
Bridge: Al-though it hurts__ I'll be the first to say
                    C      G     Am
        That I was wro  -  o  -  ong
    Em/G      D7
        Oh I know i'm prob-'bly much too late
                     Dm7
        To try and a-pol-o-gize for my mis-takes
                    G                  N.C.
        But I just want you to know...

                            F        G                       C
Chorus: I hope he buys you flo-wers__  I hope he holds your hand
                           F   G            C
        Give you all his hours__ When he has the chance
                            F                    G                             Am
        Take you to ev-'ry par-ty__ 'Cause I re-mem-ber how much you loved to dance
        D7                 F                 Fm                  C
        Do all the things I should have done__  When I was your man
        D7                 F                 Fm                  C
        Do all the things I should have done__  When I was your man     
                                                                 Hold   
C Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          C               Dm               Dm7              D7              Em/B             Em/G
   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|-3-|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|
   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-1-|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|-3-| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

          F               Fm                G               G/B              Am               Bb   
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|-4-|
   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-3-|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|
   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|-1-|---|-2-|
   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|
   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       C               Dm               Dm7              D7              Em/B             Em/G
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|-3-|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D
 |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|-1-|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |-3-|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
      
       F               Fm                G               G/B              Am               Bb
 |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |-4-|---|-1-|B
 |---|-2-|-1-|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-3-|---|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G
 |-4-|---|-1-|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |-2-|---|-1-|D
 |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A
 |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|---|E   |-2-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
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