All In Love Is Fair chords by Stevie Wonder



All In Love Is Fair chords and lyrics

| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A6maj9 Gmaj9 | F#m B9 | 2/4 B9 |

| 4/4 C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
All is fair in love, love’s a crazy game.
| Amaj7 | G#m7b5 | C#7 | F#m7 | B9 |
Two people vow to stay, in love as one they say.
| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
But all has changed with time, the future none can see.
| Amaj7 | G#m7b5 | C#7 | F#m7 | G#7sus4 G#7 |
The road you leave behind, ahead lies mystery.

| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
But all is fair in love, I had to go away.
| Amaj7 D9 | E/B C#7 | F#m7 B9 | E | E B/D# |
A writer takes his pen, to write the words again, that all in love is fair.

| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
All of fate’s a chance, it’s either good or bad.
| Amaj7 | G#m7b5 | C#7 | F#m7 | B9 |
I tossed my coin to say, in love with me you’d stay.
| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
But all in war is so cold, you either win or lose.
| Amaj7 | G#m7b5 | C#7 | F#m7 | G#7sus4 G#7 |
When all is put away, the losing side I’ll play.

| C#madd9 | C#madd9/B | A#m7add4 |
But all is fair in love, I should have never left your side.
| Amaj7 D9 | E/B C#7 | F#m7 B9 | E |
A writer takes his pen, to write the words again, that all in love is fair.
| Amaj9 D9 | E/B C#7 | F#m7 B9 |
A writer takes his pen, to write the words again, that all in love is 
| 6/4 E E/D | 4/4 A/C# Am/C G#7#5 | C#madd9 |
fair.


About

All In Love Is Fair is a B-Side from the Single Too High, as well as a song from the album Inner Visions by Stevie Wonder.

Most songs in the professional guitarist songbook are listed because they can be played at parties and events. This is not the case with All In Love Is Fair, if you did, everyone would probably cry.

The aspiring songwriter should take note here of why this song is just too emotional to stay in the mainstream and instead is destined to become many people’s secret favorite song.

For public use, All In Love Is Fair would probably work best if you are in the need to impress at an audition and want to stand out from everyone else, just make sure you bring napkins for the judges to wipe their tears.

Should you ever have to suffer a breakup, put this song on repeat and cry yourself a river, it might help.


All In Love Is Fair chord progression

As with most Stevie Wonder songs, we are in for a harmonic journey and can expect most musicians to get the chords wrong.

Full of modal interchange, the main part of the song is centered around C#m (same key as moonlight sonata) making good use of the madd9 and making us believe this is chord VI.

But this is only half the story as the A chord would be chord IV, should C#m be VI. 

As the progression moves Amaj7G#m7b5, we indicate that A is actually chord I, making C#m chord III.

It is this balance between the two modes that set the harmonic landscape in which All In Love Is Fair is played out.

The best way to get to know All In Love Is Fair’s chords is to use the lyric and chord sheet above and play along with the video. Prepare to be amazed!


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