Count On Me chords

by Bruno Mars

  • Count On Me was written by Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars. It was released on Nov 7, 2011 from the album Doo-Wops & Hooligans.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 88 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, Em, Am, Am7/G, Dm, F
  • Charts: Make sure you look at the chord charts for an alternative way of playing the chords Dm-Em-F-G at the end of the Bridge. Bruno uses these voicings when playing solo and it sounds great!
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
C x32010 C-E-G Am7/G 302010 G-A-C-E
Em 022000 E-G-B Dm xx0231 D-F-A
Am x02210 A-C-E F xx3211 F-A-C

Count On Me by Bruno Mars

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                 C             C
Intro: 4/4     |       Uh-ha | ha            |                     
 
          C                                                Em
1. If you e-ver find your-self stuck in the mid-dle of the sea
        Am            Am7/G     F
   I'll sail the world___    To find you
          C                                                   Em
   If you e-ver find your-self lost in the dark and you can't see
        Am           Am7/G     F
   I'll be the light___     To guide you
Dm                     Em
   Find out what we're made of
        F                                    G
   When we are called to help our friends in need

                C                Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am      Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
              C                 Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am      Am7/G       F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
           C                  Em               Am   Am7/G    F       G
        Oh yeah__ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo__ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo__ Oo__     Yeah    Yeah

             C                                                      Em
2. If you're tos-sin' and you're turn-in' and you just can't fall a-sleep
        Am         Am7/G    F
   I'll sing a song___   Be-side you
              C                                          Em
   And if you e-ver for-get how much you real-ly mean to me
          Am        Am7/G    F
   Ev'-ry day I will___   Re-mind you___ Oh-o-oh
Dm                     Em
   Find out what we're made of
        F                                    G
   When we are called to help our friends in need

                C                Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am      Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
              C                 Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am      Am7/G       F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
           C                  Em               Am   Am7/G   F     G
        Oh yeah__ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo__ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo__ Oo__    Yeah  Yeah

               Dm              Em                 Am    G
Bridge: You'll al-ways have my shoul-der when you cry - y 
             Dm            Em              F      G
        I'll ne-ver let go ne-ver say good-bye___ You-ou-ou


                C                Em
Chorus: You can count on me like 1, 2, 3
             Am      Am7/G      F
        I'll be there___    And I know when I need it
              C                 Em
        I can count on you like 4, 3, 2___ 
               Am      Am7/G       F
        You'll be there___  'Cause that's what friends are sup-posed to do
           C                   Em                Am     Am7/G    
        Oh yeah___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___ Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo___  Oo
                F                  G              C
        You can count on me 'cause I can count on you...

Chord Charts 🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Alternatives to Dm - Em - F - G
Bruno uses these chords on the last line of every verse when performing solo.

Left Handed Charts:

Alternatives to Dm - Em - F - G

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Easy
  • Song Key: C Major - No sharps or flats
  • Standard chord progression for C major: C - Dm - Em - F - G - Am - Bdim. Most of the chords for a standard C major progression were used for this song.
  • You can play Am/G instead of Am7/G... it sounds good no matter what chord you play. I used Am7/G after seeing a solo performance of Bruno playing this song, and it was there I noticed he played this chord.
  • Am/G or Am7/G simply means that you play the Am or Am7 chord as you normally would, leading with a bass note of G which is on the 6th string on the 3rd fret using your 3rd or 4th finger depending on whether you play the Am or Am7... the Am7/G is easier to play.
  • While playing solo, Bruno also uses the barre chords as shown above on the last 2 lines of each verse. It adds interest to the progression, so that the song doesn't sound too repetitive... it works well.
  • You can also use the barre chords on the last line of the Bridge section of the song... try it out (see 'Chord Charts' Tab above for alternatives to Dm-Em-F-G).
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