Adele Guitar Chords – How To Play Rolling In The Deep On Guitar

People keep asking me about Adele Guitar Chords and Tabs, so I thought I put a little guitar tutorial together, explaining how to play Rolling in the Deep, one of her mega hits. While the chords and their progression throughout the song is fairly simple, there are a couple of challenges when it comes to the beats and rhythm.

Let’s summarize what you just saw in the video How to play Rolling in the Deep:

1. Make sure your guitar is tuned into standard tuning.
2. Put the capo in the third fret.
3. Here are the chords you need for this piece – click on the chord image to enlarge:

 

Here is the’ Rolling in the Deep lyrics chords’ overview – this will help you figuring out the timing of the chord changes:

Am                   Em
There’s a fire starting in my heart,
G                                                     Em                                G
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark

Am                    Em
Finally, I can see you crystal clear.
G                                                          Em                     G
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare.
Am                        Em
See how I leave, with every piece of you.
G                                           Em                           G
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.
Am                   Em
There’s a fire starting in my heart,
G                                                     Em                                    G
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark.

F                                        G
The scars of your love, remind me of us.
Em                                       F
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.
F                                         G
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
Em                     (E7)
I can’t help feeling…

Am                                      G
We could have had it all…
F                                  G
Rolling in the Deep
Am                                                             G
You had my heart… … inside of your hand
F                                                        G
And you played it… … To the beat

Am                      Em
Baby I have no story to be told,
G                                                            Em                                    G
But I’ve heard one of you and I’m gonna make your head burn.
Am                              Em
Think of me in the depths of your despair.
G                                                 Em                                   G
Making a home down there, as mine sure won’t be shared.

F                                        G
The scars of your love, remind me of us.
Em                                      F
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
F                                        G
The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
Em                   (E7)
I can’t help feeling…

Am                      G
We could have had it all…
F                                 G
Rolling in the Deep…
Am                                                                    G
You had my heart….. Inside of your hand
F                                                          G
And you played it….. To the beat

Am                                      G
We could have had it all
F                                  G
Rolling in the Deep
Am                                                             G
Your had my heart Inside of your hand
F                                           G
And you played it to the beat

Am                                                           Em
Throw your soul through every open door
G                                                 Em                  G
Count your blessings to find what look for
Am                                                  Em
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
G                                                     Em                           G
And pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow.

Am                                                    G
(I wish you… Never had met me)
F                                         G
We could have had it all
Am                                               G
We could have had it all, yeah
F
It all.
G
It all, It all

Am                     G
We could have had it all…
F                               G
Rolling in the Deep
Am                         G
You had my heart… … Inside of your hand
F                                                      G
And you played it…  To the beat

Am                                     G
We could have had it all…
F                                  G
Rolling in the Deep
Am                                                               G
You had my heart… . Inside of your hand
F
But you played it
You played it.
You played it.
G                                          Am
You played it to the beat.

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Okay, that’s it. In case you like to play along with the background music, here is the midi file to Rolling in the Deep by Adele. Let me know if you have any questions – good luck!

Godspeed.

Published date: November 16th, 2014 by Ulrich Peise

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