Love Me Tender chords

by Elvis Presley

  • Love Me Tender is an adaptation of the Civil War Song Aura Lee - published in 1861 with music by George R. Poulton and lyrics by W. W. Fosdick. The adaptation was written by Ken Darby, an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor - credited to his wife, Vera Matson and Elvis Presley.
  • Recorded: Aug 24, 1956
  • Released: Sept 28, 1956
  • Genre: Pop, Ballad
  • Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at ~ 74 bpm
  • Chords: D, D/A, E7, F#7, G, Gm, A7, Bm, B7, C
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
D MajorD/A MajorF#7G MajorA7Bm B7 C Major E7 Gm
D MajorD/A MajorF#7G MajorA7Bm B7 C Major E7 Gm

Love Me Tender

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
  
                D          D         A         D
Intro: 4/4  ‖  Bass      Chord      Bass     Chord   ‖
Reads:         Note                 Note     


   D                 E7                A7            D
1. Love me ten-der   Love me sweet     Nev-er let me go
   D                E7                A7             D
   You have made my life com-plete    And I love you so

        D       F#7       Bm      D7     G      Gm         D
Chorus: Love me ten-der   Love me true   All my dreams ful-fill
        D      B7       E7           A7            D
        For my darl-in' I love you   And I al-ways will

   D                 E7             A7              D
2. Love me ten-der   Love me long   Take me to your heart
   D                   E7            A7               D
   For it's there that I be-long     And we'll nev-er part

        D       F#7       Bm      D7     G      Gm         D
Chorus: Love me ten-der   Love me true   All my dreams ful-fill
        D      B7       E7           A7            D
        For my darl-in' I love you   And I al-ways will

   D                 E7             A7              D
3. Love me ten-der   Love me dear   Tell me you are mine
   D                     E7              A7              D
   I'll be yours through all the years   Till the end of time

        D       F#7       Bm      D7     G      Gm         D
Chorus: Love me ten-der   Love me true   All my dreams ful-fill
        D      B7       E7           A7            D
        For my darl-in' I love you   And I al-ways will

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