Friday, April 01, 2011

Guitar Chords "To Make You Feel My Love" Adele and Bob Dylan

This post is a 2-for-1 special! When I heard Adele's version of "To Make You Feel My Love" I realized that I hadn't posted the chords for the original version by Bob Dylan, despite the fact that I am a huge Dylan fan.

Thought I might have gotten away with just working out the song once, but on listening to both versions, there are quite a few differences, the Dylan version is bluesier, and is in a totally different key. So... I worked out the chords for both versions, so that you should be able to play whichever is your favourite version. Or even mix it up and alternate between the two!

The Adele version is in the key of B flat, a tricky key, so I have transposed it to the key of G - if you put a capo on the 3rd fret you'll be playing back in B flat, and can play along with the original Adele version. The transposed chords are: G, G/F#, F, C, Cm, G, A7, D7 and G for the verse and C, G, B7, C, G, C, G, A7, D7 for the Bridge.

The Dylan version is in the key of C sharp, so I've also transposed the chords for this version, down to C, so in this case you would need a capo on the 1st fret to play along with the original.

The chords are a bit more complex, but I have included a chart showing the fingering for each of the chords used, which are: Cadd9, Em7, Em7b5, F, Fm, C, D7, G, Cadd9 for the verse, and for the Bridge - F, C, E, F, C, F, C, Dm7 and G.

I've posted my chord arrangement for Adele's version on my Pop Songs Guitar Chords at the link below:

Guitar chords and lyrics to "To Make You Feel My Love" by Adele.

Play along with the Adele video above, or on YouTube at Adele "To Make You Feel My Love" on YouTube

I've posted my version of Dylan's original on my Bob Dylan Songs Guitar Chords at the link below:

Guitar chords and lyrics to "To Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan

I haven't been able to locate the Dylan version on YouTube, it's available on his "Time out of Mind" album if you can get hold of it.

The official Bob Dylan website is at : those in search of information about Bob's long musical career.

Check out the CDUniverse Bob Dylan page: Bob Dylan records and music at CD Universe

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grahamophone said...

NIce work! Joan Osborne has a lovely version of this song, but I'm looking forward to hearing Adele's version. Thanks!

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