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
  • Guitar Chords: D, D/A, E7, F#7, G, Gm, A7, Bm, B7, C

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

Intro: 4/4  ||  /D    D    /A     D   || 
Reads:           D    D     A     D 
               Bass Chord Bass  Chord

   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

🗝️ D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note

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