Diamonds chords

by Rihanna

  • Diamonds was written by Sia Furler, Benjamin Levin, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen.
  • Recorded in 2012
  • Released as a single on September 27, 2012
  • Album: Unapologetic
  • Music: Key of B Minor in 4/4 time at 92 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, Bm, A, F#m
  • You can replace F#m with F#m(add4)
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
G 310003 G-B-D A x02220 A-C#-E
Bm xx4432 B-D-F# F#m 244222 (B) F#-A-C#
Bm x24432 (B) B-D-F# F#m(add4) x4420x F#-A-B-C#

Diamonds by Rihanna

The Relative Major Key of Bm is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
 
  G                                Bm    A                              A   F#m  
|  Shine bright like a dia-mond |      |  Shine bright like a diamond |   -     |

  G                              Bm                          A
1. Find light in the beau-ti-ful sea___ I choose to be hap-py
                        A               F#m              G
   You and I___ You and I___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky
                             Bm                           A
   You’re a shoot-ing star I see___ A vi-sion of ec-sta-sy
                             A                  F#m              G
   When you hold me___ I’m a-live___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky

                    Bm               A                 A          F#m
Bridge: I knew that we’d be-come one right a-way___ Oh right a-way
       G               Bm                     A
        At first sight I felt the e-ner-gy of sun rays
          A               F#m
        I saw the life in-side your eyes

                     G            Bm               A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm          A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

 
Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                      A                F#m              G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
 
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                      A                F#m              G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

                          Bm                                A
2. Palms rise to the u-ni-verse___ As we moon-shine and mol-ly
                                 A                 F#m              G
   Feel the warmth, we’ll ne-ver die___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky
                           Bm                    A
   You’re a shoot-ing star I see___ A v-ision of ec-st-asy
                           A                  F#m              G
   When you hold me, I’m a-live___ We’re like dia-monds in the sky

                       Bm                   A
Bridge: At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
          A               F#m
        I saw the life in-side your eyes   

                     G            Bm               A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm          A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky


Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                      A                F#m              G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky

        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                                      A                F#m              G
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky


Bridge: Shine bright like a dia-mond
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond
       A                               F#m
        Shine bright like a diamond |       |

                     G            Bm               A
Pre Chorus: So shine bright___ To-night___ You and I
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky
                   Bm          A
            Eye to eye___ So a-live
                  A                F#m              G
            We’re beau-ti-ful like dia-monds in the sky


Chorus: Shine bright like a dia-mond (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                             A     F#m      
        Shine bright like a dia-mond    -  Oh  -  oh  Yeah
       G
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
      Bm
        Shine bright like a diamond  (oh-oh-oh)
       A                               A                    F#m       Bm 
        Shine bright like a dia-mond___ Shine bright like a dia-mond| ... |

Chord Charts 🗝 Bm

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:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Easy - this song is a great song for beginners that have just started playing barre chords, as they are very easy to play, especially F#m.
  • 4/4 time: 4 quarter-note/crotchet beats per bar.
  • The 4 bar Intro is pretty well the chord pattern that occurs throughout the song. The hyphen between 2 chords simply means the bar-count is split evenly between the 2 chords. As this song is in 4/4 time, the bar | A - F#m | means 2 beats on A and 2 beats on F#m.
  • The first 4 bars: | G | Bm | A | A - F#m | ... 4 beats on G, 4 beats on Bm, 6 beats on A and 2 beats on F#m... The A chord in the the third bar carries over for the first 2 beats of the last bar hence 6 beats on A.
  • The song is basically a continuation of these 4 bars.
  • Hyphens have been included throughout the song to help you if you are counting the beats.
  • If this is confusing, listen to the song and tap it out using a | 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 | OR | 1& 2& 3& 4& | count.
  • Experiment with your strumming patterns. You can keep it fairly sparse like the piano or you can try a full strum pattern or experiment with both.
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