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Intro: Eb Bb Cm Ab

Verse:
  Eb                Bb
I heard that you're settled down
        Cm
That you found a girl
          Ab
And you're married now

  Eb              Bb
I heard that your dreams came true
         Cm
Guess she gave you things
        Ab
I didn't give to you

   Eb                   Bb
Old friend why are you so shy
        Cm
It ain't like you to hold back
  Ab
Or hide from life

Bridge:
  Bb                          Cm                 Ab
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but

I couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it
    Bb
I'd hoped you'd see my face
    Cm                             Ab           Abmaj7  Ab
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over

Chorus:
Eb                Bb                 Cm Ab
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
       Eb               Bb        Cm Ab
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      Eb           Bb        Cm        Ab
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm   Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

Verse:
Eb              Bb
 You'd know how time flies
    Cm
Only yesterday
       Ab
was the time of our lives

       Eb
We were born and raised
    Bb
In a summer haze
     Cm                     Ab
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

Bridge:
  Bb                          Cm                 Ab
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited but
Ab
I couldn't stay away I couldn't fight it
    Bb
I'd hoped you'd see my face
    Cm                             Ab           Abmaj7  Ab
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over

Chorus:
Eb                Bb                 Cm Ab
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
       Eb               Bb        Cm Ab
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      Eb           Bb        Cm        Ab
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead, yeah

Interlude:
Bb
Nothing compares no worries or cares
Cm
Regrets and mistakes their memories make
Ab
 Who would have known how
       Fm    Gm        Ab
Bitter-sweet this would taste

Chorus:
Eb              Bb                  Cm Ab
Never mind I’ll find someone like you
       Eb               Bb        Cm Ab
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      Eb           Bb        Cm        Ab
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead

Chorus / Outro:
Eb              Bb                  Cm Ab
Never mind I’ll find someone like you
       Eb               Bb        Cm Ab
I wish nothing but the best for you too
      Eb           Bb        Cm        Ab
Don't forget me I beg I re-member you said
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts in-stead
             Eb                 Bb                     Cm    Ab
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead    

Most of 21’s lyrics refer to Adele working through the ending of a relationship including this song. She recalled to The Daily Telegraph; “When I did ‘Someone Like You’ live on Jools Holland, I got so upset wondering and hoping and wishing that my ex would be watching it, I went back to my dressing room and sobbed. Making a record is like standing in the middle of Trafalgar Square naked, you let everyone see your good bits and bad bits. I don’t know what possesses me to do that, but I’m not good at anything else.” -Source Someone Like You Songfacts-.

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65 Comments

  1. im helpful

    I did E7 its basically this
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  2. Does anyone have a recommendation for a chord I can play instead of E? it’s hard to reach my fourth finger so far down on the fingerboard when I’m playing a tenor.

  3. FeanorTheUke

    you can transpose it anywhere and then put a capo on it to stay in the same key

  4. I think +3 sounds the most authentic if you are looking for something easier to play, but when I sang with it I basically had to screech the higher notes… I think -2 works the best and is easiest and when you really get to singing with it it sounds great! Unless you have a super high voice I’d suggest using -2 :)

  5. Yeetus deletus

    If you have a really deep voice like I do, I recommend doing -7 lol it’s pretty easy

  6. for -2 i replaced D with Bm

  7. I’m playing this on a baritone uke and the Gbm is a difficult chords… does anyone know of any alternate chords that are easier but still sound good? thanks

  8. If you end it with a G on -2 it sounds very nice!

  9. hiezer montes

    the chords should be A , C# with a G# on the bass, F#, and D, for the intro and the verse.

  10. kissingkillers

    -2 is easiest, don’t be intimidated by the Bm :)

    • Do you know a replacement for the Bm? I’m a little more beginner, and I play on a tenor, so that’s a little harder for me.

  11. down down up up down up

  12. What are the strums

  13. iheartTaylorSwift

    hi

  14. miska.cerna

    +3 is so so easy and it sounds so good!! :)

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