The First Cut Is The Deepest chords

by Sheryl Crow

  • The First Cut Is The Deepest was written by Cat Stevens which he recorded in Oct, 1967 and released in Dec, 1967. Rod Stewart recorded a version in 1976 and released it in 1977.
  • Sheryl Crow's version was recorded in 2003 and released October 20, 2003 from the album The Very Best Of Sheryl Crow.
  • Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at 80 bpm (♩)
  • Easy Chords: D, Dsus4, G, A
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
D xx0232 D-F#-A G 320003 G-B-D
Dsus4 xx0233 D-G-A A x02220 A-C#-E

The First Cut Is The Deepest by Sheryl Crow

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
             D    Dsus4  D  Dsus4   A          D    Dsus4  D  Dsus4   A 
Intro: 4/4 | 1&2& 3      &  4&    | 1&2&3&4& | 1&2& 3      &  4&    | 1&2&3&4& |

                D          A         G
1. I would have giv-en you all of my heart
 A             D              A         G
   But there's some-one who's torn it a-part
 A          D           A          G
   And he's tak-en just all that I had
 A                      D             A     G
   But if you want I'll try to love a-gain
   A           D             Dsus4  D   Dsus4    A   
   Ba-by, I'll try to love a-gain,  but I     |  know |

      D           A          G         A        D
Chorus: The first cut is the deep-est, ba-by, I know
                  A          G
        The first cut is the deep-est
      A             D               A            G
        But when it comes to be-in' luck-y, he's cursed
      A             D                G          A     G    A    G  
        And when it comes to lov-in' me, he's | worse    |    -    |

           D        A     G
2. I still want you by my side
 A         D               A               G
   Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
 A         D           A          G
   And I'm sure gon-na give you a try
 A                  D             A          G
   If you want I'll try to love a-gain__ Try-y
   A           D             Dsus4  D   Dsus4    A           
   Ba-by, I'll try to love a-gain,  but I     |  know  (Oh-oh)|


      D           A          G         A        D
Chorus: The first cut is the deep-est, ba-by, I know
                  A          G
        The first cut is the deep-est
      A             D               A            G
        But when it comes to be-in' luck-y, he's cursed
      A             D                G          A
        And when it comes to lov-in' me, he's | worse |

           D   Dsus4  D  Dsus4       A      D   Dsus4  D  Dsus4      A        
Instr:  ‖:                      |         |                       |     :‖

           D        A     G
3. I still want you by my side
 A         D               A               G
   Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
 A         D           A          G
   But I'm sure gon-na give you a try
 A                        D             A                          G
  'Cause if you want I'll try to love a-gain  (Try to love a-gain, try to love a-gain)   
   A           D             Dsus4  D   Dsus4    A     G     A     G
   Ba-by, I'll try to love a-gain,  but I      | know     |     -   (Oh-oh-oh)|

      D           A          G         A        D
Chorus: The first cut is the deep-est, ba-by, I know
                  A          G
        The first cut is the deep-est
      A             D               A            G
        But when it comes to be-in' luck-y, he's cursed
      A             D                G          A              
        And when it comes to lov-in' me, he's | worse (Oh-oh-oh) |

      D           A          G         A        D
Chorus: The first cut is the deep-est, ba-by, I know
                  G             A
        The first cut  is  the  deep-est
                           D
        Try to love a-gain
                           𝄑

Chord Charts 🗝 D 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

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