Summertime Sadness chords

by Lana Del Rey

  • Summertime Sadness was written by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels, and produced by Emile Haynie, Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoglu.
  • The single was released on June 22nd, 2012
  • Album: Born To Die.
  • Music: Key of C# Minor in 4/4 time at 112 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C#m, A, B, F#m, G#m
  • Beginners: Play in Am with easy chords, Am, F, G, Dm, Em. If you are playing with the video, place a Capo on the 4th fret and press the 'A' button to transpose the song to Am.

Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey

The Relative Major Key of C#m is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
               A      C#m      B      F#m       A      C#m      B      F#m
Intro: 4/4 |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |        |

   A                        C#m   B                F#m
1. Kiss me hard be-fore you go    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know    That ba-by you're the best

            A               C#m
2. I got my red dress on to-night
                   B                     F#m
   Dan-cing in the dark in the pale moon-light
                   A                     C#m
   Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
              B                  F#m
   High heels off, I'm feeling a-live

   A             C#m
** Oh, my God, I feel it in the air    
               B                F#m
   Te-le-phone wires a-bove are sizzl-ing like a snare
          A             C#m
   Ho-ney I'm on fire I feel it ev'-ry-where
            B             F#m
   Noth-ing scares me any-more... 1, 2, 3, 4

   A                        C#m   B                F#m
3. Kiss me hard be-fore you go    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know    That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                     
        Oh    Oh - oh - oh - oh ...
                             𝄑

                A             C#m
4. I'm feel-in' e-lec-tric to-night
                      B                          F#m
   Cruis-ing down the coast go-in' 'bout nine-ty nine
              A                      C#m
   Got my bad ba-by by my hea-ven-ly side
               B                      F#m
   I know if I go, I'll die hap-py to-night

   A             C#m
** Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
               B                F#m
   Te-le-phone wires a-bove are sizz-ling like a snare
          A             C#m
   Ho-ney I'm on fire I feel it ev'-ry-where
            B             F#m
   Noth-ing scares me any-more ... 2, 3, 4 

   A                        C#m   B                F#m
5. Kiss me hard be-fore you go    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know    That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                         F#m
        Oh    Oh - oh - oh - oh - oh...

     G#m                        C#m
Bridge: Think I'll miss you for-e-ver
                 A                         F#m
        Like the stars miss the sun in the morn-in sky-y-y
     G#m                      C#m
        La-ter's bet-ter than ne-ver
              A                         F#m              F#m      F#m
        E-ven if you're gone I'm gon-na dri-i-i-i-ive...(drive)...dri-i-i-i-ive

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                    F#m              
        Oh    Oh - oh - oh - oh... 

   A                        C#m   B                F#m
6. Kiss me hard be-fore you go    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
   A                     C#m          B                F#m
   I just want-ed you to know    That ba-by you're the best

       A                              C#m
Chorus: I've got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                       F#m
        S - s - sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
       A                         C#m
        Got that sum-mer-time    Sum-mer-time sad-ness
        B                    F#m
        Oh    Oh - oh - oh - oh... 

Chord Charts 🗝 C#m

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords on frets & strings
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes / player preference only
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 in Am - much easier chords - ideal for beginners.
  • Chord charts are included for both keys... C#m and Am.
  • The pause or fermata symbol 𝄑 in this situation means you stop playing for the bar... occurs at the end of the first chorus.
  • The barre chords are all very easy, so for anyone transitioning from open chords to barre chords, this is a great song to help you transition easily.
  • At first, the song sounds fairly complex, but once you play it a few times, it becomes very easy... great song, interesting artist.
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