Don't You Remember chords
- Don't You Remember was written by Adele Atkins & Dan Wilson. It was recorded in 2010 with the single released on January 19, 2011 from her album 21.
- Music: Starts in D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 60 bpm (♩)
- Key Signatures: D Major → E Major (last chorus)
- Please Note: The original published key is E♭ Major with a key change to F Major. Also there is a timing change on the last line of the Bridge for 1 bar - from 4/4 to 2/4 for 1 bar and back to 4/4 for the rest of the song... see song chart below.
- Chords: D, Dsus2, Dsus4, E, Em, F, F#, F#m, G, G#m A, Bb, B, Bm, C
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
|Bm||x24432 (B)||B-D-F#||G#m||466444 (B)||G#-B-D#|
Don't You Remember by AdeleSong Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
Dsus4 D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus4 D Intro: 4/4 |1&2&3& 4& | 1&2&3& 4& | 1&2&3& 4& | 1&2&3& 4& | | D G 1. When will I see you a-gain? Bm D G You left with no good-bye, not a sin-gle word was said, D G No fi-nal kiss to seal a-ny sins, Bm D G I had no i-dea of the state we were in A I know I have a fi-ckle heart and a bit-ter-ness, Bm F# A And a wan-der-ing eye, and a hea-vi-ness in my head D F#m G Chorus: But don't you re-mem-ber... er... er Em A D Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er G D F#m G The rea-son you loved me - e be-fore Em A D Dsus4 Ba-by, please re-mem-ber me once | more - | D G 2. When was the last time you thought of me - e? Bm D G Or have you com-plet-ely e-rased me from your mem-o-ry? D G I of-ten think a-bout where I went wro-ong, Bm D G The more I do... The less I know A I know I have a fi-ckle heart and a bit-ter-ness, Bm F# A And a wan-der-ing eye, and a hea-vi-ness in my head D F#m G Chorus: But don't you re-mem-ber... er... er Em A D Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er G D F#m G The rea-son you loved me - e be-fore Em A G Ba-by, please re-mem-ber me once more Bb F Bridge: Gave you the space so you could breathe, C G I kept my dis-tance so you would be free, Bb F And hoped that you'd find the mis-sing piece, Em A To |2⁄4|bring you back to |4⁄4|me (... key change) E G#m A Chorus: Why don't you re-mem-ber... er... er F#m B E Don't you re-mem-ber... er... er A E G#m A The rea-son you loved me - e be-fore F#m B A Ba-by, please re-mem-ber that you used to love me-e-e E A When will I see you a-gain...
Please Note: Bb and B can be played using a mini-barre with the 3rd finger instead of using fingers 2,3,and 4. It depends on your level of experience or preference.
If you are playing a guitar with a wide fretboard you may prefer the 2,3,4 choice - this ensures that each string will sound clearly. It is recommended that beginners use this method until your fingers have adapted to the mini-barre method.
- Level Of Ease: Moderate. There are a few barre chords, but they are all fairly easy to play.
- Key Signature: The song starts in the key of D Major...(2 sharps - F# C#) with a key change going into the final chorus; E Major (4 sharps - F# C# G# D#).
- There is some interesting timing in each chorus between the 2nd and 3rd lines.
Where Adele sings "The reason you loved me", the D chord is played on the "me", which would normally come in at the start of the bar, but comes in on the & of the 4& of the previous bar. This means the following bar has to hold an extra quarter-note beat before changing to the F#m (-e) of "me-e before" at the end of the 3rd line of the chorus.
This may sound a little confusing, but if you listen and count the beats during the chorus leading up to and during the event, you will know what I mean. This is a form of off-beat syncopation where the note is played slightly before the beat. The effect is dramatic and works well in this song.
- In the Intro, you can just play a D chord, however it sounds better with the subtleties of the Dsus4 and Dsus2 chords.
- This live version of the song starts in the key of D. The original recorded version starts in the key of E♭ which some of you may find a little difficult to play. If you prefer the record version and don't want to play in E♭, simply put a Capo on the first fret and play in the key of D.
- Hope you enjoy the song. From a musicians point of view, it has everything.