Artist George Michael
Album Make It Big
Genre
Note "Careless Whisper" is a 1984 single by George Michael (credited to "Wham!" in Canada and the US). Chords should would for the version by "Seether". If the C chords sounds incorrect, you can simply ignore it.
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Intro -x2-: Dm  Gm  Bb  A  C

Verse:
Dm            Gm
I feel so unsure 
     Bb
As I take your hand
             A            C
And lead you to the dance floor 
Dm
  As the music dies
Gm
  Something in your eyes 
Bb
Calls to mind a silver screen 
    A               C
And all its sad goodbyes

Chorus:
Dm
  I'm never gonna dance again 
      Gm
These guilty feet have got no rhythm 
Bb
  Though it's easy to pretend 
  A                    C
I know you're not a fool 
  Dm
I should've known better than to cheat a friend 
    Gm 
And waste the chance that I'd been given 
Bb 
  So I'm never gonna dance again 
    A                   C
The way I danced with you
Dm     Gm      Bb  A  C
   Ohh-ohh

Verse:
Dm                Gm
Time can never mend 
    Bb
The careless whispers
A         C
Of a good friend 
Dm
  To the heart and mind 
Gm
  Ignorance is kind 
Bb
There's no comfort in the truth 
A                  C
Pain is all you'll find.

Chorus:
Dm
  I'm never gonna dance again 
      Gm
These guilty feet have got no rhythm 
Bb
  Though it's easy to pretend 
  A                    C
I know you're not a fool 
  Dm
I should've known better than to cheat a friend 
    Gm 
And waste the chance that I'd been given 
Bb 
  So I'm never gonna dance again 
    A                   C
The way I danced with you
Dm     Gm      Bb  A  C
   Ohh-ohh

Bridge:
  Dm
Tonight the music seems so loud 
  Gm
I wish that we could lose this crowd 
Bb
Maybe it's better this way 
     A                                          C
We'd hurt each other with the things we'd wanna say 
   Dm
We could have been so good together 
   Gm
We could have lived this dance forever 
    Bb
But now who's gonna dance with me?
A  C      Dm
   Please stay!

Chorus:

I'm never gonna dance again 
      Gm
These guilty feet have got no rhythm 
Bb
  Though it's easy to pretend 
  A                    C
I know you're not a fool 
  Dm
I should've known better than to cheat a friend 
    Gm 
And waste the chance that I'd been given 
Bb 
  So I'm never gonna dance again 
    A                   C
The way I danced with you
Dm     Gm      Bb  A  C
   Ohh-ohh

Outro -repeat-:
Dm
   Ohh-ohh
Gm
   Ohh-ohh
Bb
   Ohh-ohh
A  C
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Banana Peel

If you have a hard time with Bb you can try F and instead of using C I use Am. Just flows better in my opinion.

Dagulele

Thanks for posting! Also, thanks for the comment about the C chord. After giving it a few go’s, I’m working out where to skip it and go directly from A to Dm.

PinkFlamingo

try dm> g7> cmaj7> a. It sounds different but slightly better than the original and also allows the hand to flow between chords.

The truth

I agree, but I would keep Bb instead of Cmaj7

MayLovesTheUkulele

I keep envisioning Darth Vader…..

Last edited 5 months ago by MayLovesTheUkulele
Realm

This is super great. I wish this site would tell about the strum pattern, but even so. Very helpful. Absolutely love this song.

Bob the bobbity boo

Do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and “feel” the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, it’ll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you.

Evie

Out of interest what would happen to someone if they were to post the strumming pattern for one of these songs? Because I’ve seen people do that and their comment hasn’t been removed or anything of that nature, so I’m just curious.

Anon

Evie, nothing. And think about all the YouTube tutorials where they teach you a strumming pattern to play a song. Besides, this song is known for its sax solo, and definitely not for the electric guitar you can barely hear.

kiwii

Do dm7 if you can instead of dm, gm7 instead of gm and
switch a and c for bbmaj7 (3-2-1-0) and am7 (0-0-0-0). Trust me, MUCH better

Jordan Kucharski

Surprised no ones pointed out instead of finishing with A C or am(which is just plain wrong) go A A7. A is the 5th of D so the A7 leads smooth back into the dm

SunkenDreams

Replacing A and C with Am is closer to how it was originally written and IMO sounds better.

grace

+2 is easy and sounds good

JJ

I so love this song lots of feeling, I am enjoying playing again,

Thanks John

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