I Can't Get No Satisfaction chords

by The Rolling Stones
  • I Can't Get No Satisfaction was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the English rock band, the Rolling Stones.
  • Recorded: 12 May, 1965
  • Single Release: 4 June 1965 (US),  20 August 1965 (UK)
  • Album: Out Of Our Heads
  • Music: Key of E Major in 4/4 time at ~ 132  bpm (𝅘𝅥)
  • Chords: E, A, B7, D, D/E
Chart Legend
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
E Major A Major B7 D Major D/E
E Major A Major B7 D Major D/E

I Can't Get No Satisfaction


Tab Intro:
Satisfaction Tab -Intro

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                            E    D/A    E    D/A    E    D/A   
Intro: 2/2 ‖ Riff | Riff ‖     |     |     |     |     |     ‖


  E                A
CH: I can't get no   sat-is-fac-tion
  E                A
    I can't get no   sat-is-fac-tion
            E         B7        E         A
   'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
            E       D/A          E        D/A
    I can't get no,     I can't  get no
    
            E             D/A
1. When I'm drivin' in my car
           E                D/A
   And the man comes on the ra-d-io
        E                    D/A
   He's tel-lin' me more and more
              E               D/A
   About some use-less in-for-ma-tion
                E                D/A
   Sup-posed to drive my i-ma-gi-na-tion
           E        D/A            E
** I can't get no,      oh no, no, no  
             E      D/A               E     D/A
   Hey, hey, hey,       that's what I say |     |
   
   
  E                A
CH: I can't get no   sat-is-fac-tion
  E                A
    I can't get no   sa-tis-fac-tion
            E         B7        E         A
   'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
            E       D/A          E        D/A
    I can't get no,     I can't  get no
    
            E                D/A    
2. When I'm watch-in' my T - V
         E                D/A
   And a man comes on and tells me
       E                   D/A
   How white my shirts can be
          E                        D/A
   But he can't be a man 'cause he does-n't smoke
       E                    D/A
   The same ci-ga-rettes as me
           E       D/A            E
** I can't get no,     oh no, no, no
             E      D/A               E     D/A
   Hey, hey, hey,       that's what I say |     |
   
   
  E                A
CH: I can't get no   sat-is-fac-tion
  E                A
    I can't get no   girl re-ac-tion
            E         B7        E         A
   'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
            E       D/A          E        D/A
    I can't get no,     I can't  get no
    
            E                 D/A
4. When I'm ridin' 'round the world
           E                   D/A
   And I'm do-in' this and I'm sign-ing that
           E                    D/A
   And I'm try-in' to make some girl
                      E                  D/A
   Who tells me ba-by bet-ter come back, may-be next week
             E                D/A
  'Cause you see I'm on a - a los-ing streak
           E       D/A              E
   I can't get no,     oh no, no,  no
             E     D/A               E     D/A
   Hey, hey, hey,      that's what I say |     |
   
               E       D/A         E        D/A  
Outro: I can't get no,     I can't get no |     |
               E       D/A        E         D/A           E         D/A
       I can't get no      sat-is-fac-tion,     no sat-is-fac-tion
                 E         D/A            E         D/A
       No sat-is-fac-tion,      no sat-is-fac-tion
                   E       D/A 
       I can't get no...      (repeat to fade)

Notes:

The Tab Intro gives you some idea about the timing if you are playing the guitar riff with either notes or strummed chords. In this case the distorted guitar is playing the notes (both written and tabbed), while the steel string guitar is playing the chords with the same rhythm pattern.

D/A means you play a D chord leading with the 'A' bass note.

D/A is played exactly the same as playing a 'D' chord except you include 'A' on the 5th string. (see charts above)

This song is ideal for beginners, especially if you are just strumming along... very easy chords.

Song Facts

Satisfaction Single Cover
Single Cover

"I Can't Get No Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones is a popular rock song that became one of the band's signature tunes in the 1960s. Released in 1965, it quickly rose to the top of the charts, becoming one of the most defining songs of the era.

The song's lyrics, penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, express frustration with commercialism, conformity, and the pursuit of satisfaction in a consumer-driven society. The catchy guitar riff, played by Keith Richards, is instantly recognizable and has become one of the most famous guitar lines in rock history.

Out Of Our heads Album
Album Cover

The song captured the rebellious spirit of the youth culture of the 1960s, with its raw energy, defiant attitude, and infectious groove. It remains a timeless classic that continues to be popular with audiences of all ages, cementing The Rolling Stones' place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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