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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. Does anyone know why my g string sounds buzzy when I hold it down on the first fret?

  2. if e is hard play em intead!

  3. Bella.0303

    If e is hard for you bar the fourth fret but mute the A string. It’s a million times easier

  4. where are the tabs?

  5. Esme and SmileyUkePlayer: you can try to play E7. You can check the chord chart to learn it, although it doesn’t sound as good with this song

  6. Really good, sounds even better if u only play the chord that it says once, it actually sounds really coolioko!!!

  7. SmileyUkulelePlayer

    Oh my gosh Esme you get it too!!!!!!!! I can NEVER play E! I always have to ask other people for a different chord to play. But the song sounds good…
    this is such a beautiful song. Wish I could play E…!

  8. In the intro and chorus, instead of E block first fret on the G and C strings with your pointer finger, sounds a lot better

  9. Katrina101.23.

    Play E as 4-4-4-2.

  10. also adding to music_defines_me_ comment it also sounds better if you play the A chord
    G-6-
    C-4-
    E-5-
    A-0-
    and the Gbm
    G-6- (hold this one down with the thumb)
    C-6-
    E-5-
    A-3-
    and the D
    G-2- (just bar the 2 fret)
    C-2-
    E-2-
    A-5-

  11. For the E I do exactly like Bm but settle down my finger on 5 fret. Its easier for fast getting.

  12. E Is hard… Dont worry your not alone ITS SO FRUSTRATING!!! but if you get it right it sounds good.

  13. Am I the only one whose life is ruined by E??? It doesn’t sound well, I can’t get to put my fingers in the right positions!!

    • When I first learnt E, I ended up just playing a simple chord like C and then changing to E continuously on loop so my fingers memorized the position. I think that it helps but really you just have to practice!

    • ikr? it really doesn’t work for me

    • the easiest alternate for E is to bar the 4th fret and must the 4th (highest) string. its the same exact notes, just easier. so it should look like this
      |–|–|–|m|–
      |–|–|–|O|–
      |–|–|–|O|–
      |–|–|–|O|–

    • TwentyOnePilotsGirl l-/

      You are not alone!!!!!

    • I totally agree. You are not alone!

  14. D A Bm7 G
    C E A E C <- The strings
    If you play the 3 first strings like that: 3 -2 – 1 – 3 – 2

    it sound origannaly like the piano part

  15. maddiepavek

    try plucking the intro chords as: C string (2), E string(3), G string (1) as such: 2,3,1,3,1,3, for each chord

  16. if you play it the way i’s written, you can play with the recording.

  17. Yeah, Hec’s right, +3 is easiest, and it sounds pretty good. It’s also easy to sing to if you have a medium to high girl’s voice…

  18. If you play the first 3 strings like 1-2-3-2; 4 times for every chord it sounds like the paino part

  19. i think -2 sounds the best plus it’s easy

  20. +3 is easiest – C G Am F

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