Better Man chords & lyrics
by Robbie Williams
- Better Man was written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. It was recorded in 2000 and released on October 22nd, 2001 from the album Sing When You're Winning.
- Music: F# Major in 4/4 time at ~ 84 bpm - Key Change to A Major in the Bridge and back to F# Major on the last line of the bridge.
- Chords: F#, F#sus4, B/F#, D#m, G#m7, G#m9, C#, C#sus4, A, Dmaj7, E6, F#m, B5
- Easier - play in E Major. Key Change to G Major in the Bridge and back to E Major on the last line of the bridge - capo on 2 if playing with video.
- Chords in E & G Major: E, Esus4, A/E, C#m, F#m7, F#m9, B, Bsus4, G, Cmaj7, D6, Em, A5
Better Man by Robbie Williams
Capo on 2nd fret if playing with the video
Intro: 4/4 | E | Esus4 | E | A5/E | E C#m 1. Send some-one to love me___ I need to rest in arms F#m7 B Keep me safe from harm___ In pour-ing rain E C#m Give me end-less sum-mer___ Lord I fear the cold F#m7 B Feel I'm get-ting old___ Be-fore my time F#m9 B E B C#m Chorus: As my soul heals the shame___ I will grow through this pain F#m7 B Bsus4 B | E | A5/E | Lord I'm do-in' all I can___ To be a bet-ter man E C#m 2. Go ea-sy on my con-cience___ 'Cause it's not my fault F#m7 B I know I've been taught___ To take the blame E C#m Rest as-sured my an-gels___ Will catch my tears F#m7 B Walk me out of here___ I'm in pain F#m9 B E B C#m Chorus: As my soul heals the shame___ I will grow through this pain F#m7 B Bsus4 B | E | E | ( key change...) Lord I'm do-in' all I can___ To be a bet-ter man G Cmaj7 Bridge: Once you've found that lo-ver___ You're home-ward bound D6 Em Love is all a-round___ Love is all a-round G Cmaj7 I know some have fal-len___ On sto-ny ground ( key change... ) | F#m7 / / C#m | B | But love is all a-round (Oo... Oo...) E C#m 3. Send some-one to love me___ I need to rest in arms F#m7 B Keep me safe from harm___ In pour-ing rain E C#m Give me end-less sum-mer___ Lord I fear the cold F#m7 B Feel I'm get-ting old___ Be-fore my time F#m9 B E B C#m Chorus: As my soul heals the shame___ I will grow through this pain F#m7 B Bsus4 B Lord I'm do-in' all I can___ To be a bet-ter man Outro: | E | Esus4 | E | A5 | E |
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
B: Bass Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left Handed Charts:
- Level Of Ease: Easy if you can play barre chords.
- B♭- written (1)13331 means you have an option to play the first string on the 1st fret - if you don't play it, don't play the string. This is indicative of all 'A-shape' major and 'Am-shape' barre chords.
- If you don't know how to read written chords, e.g., 320003 (open G chord), we have a whole page dedicated to helping you learn... very handy to know.
- Try playing both versions of F#m9. The first version is similar in shape to a B7 chord - up one string for each of the notes on the 2nd fret. The other F#m9 is a standard m9 barre chord shape - root note on the 6th string. They both work well depending on the sound you are after.
- 5 chords are power chords which consist of the 1st and 5th notes of any given chord scale. In this song we have a A5 and A5/E. They are based on the A major scale where the 1st and 5th notes of the scale are A and E.
The A5 chord consists of the notes A and E. There are a few alternatives which are pictured above.
The A5/E means an A5 chord with a leading E bass note - also pictured above
- You don't have to play an A5 or A5/E - an A chord still sounds fine. The same applies to the D6 chord which can be played as a D chord.