Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alicia Keys "Sleeping with a broken heart" Guitar chords and lyrics

Having not posted a song from Alicia Keys for over two years, I'm making up for it now by posting two in quick succession. I recently posted my interpretation of "Empire State of Mind (Part 2)" to my Pop Songs guitar chords page, and have now worked out the chords and lyrics to another great song from her "The Element of Freedom" album - "Sleeping With a Broken Heart". The song reached No. 2 in the U. S. R & B charts earlier this year.

Alicia sings the song in the key of F major, but I have transposed it to D major, to create an easier set of chords for beginners to play. If you want to play along with the song, just put a capo on the third fret, and you will be in key.

After transposing, the chords are very easy just G major, A major and D major in the verse, and G/F#, E minor, A major, D major and G major in the chorus. Don't worry about the G/F#, its just one of those transition chords leading from the G to the E minor and is shaped 2xx003, so from the G just remove your middle finger and place the index finger on the 2nd fret of the 6th string, muting the 5th and 4th.

I have posted my version of the chords and lyrics for "Sleeping With a Broken Heart" and added them to my Pop Songs guitar songs page at the link below:

Guitar Chords and Lyrics to Alicia Keys "Sleeping With a Broken Heart"

Try playing along with the video above, or on YouTube - Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart". Don't forget to put the capo on the 3rd fret!

Alicia's official website is at www.aliciakeys.com

Enjoy your music!

P.J. Murphy
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