Angels chords



You can learn how to play Angels by Robbie Williams!

The hugely successful piano ballad Angels was written by Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams.

My one guitar arrangement is an example of how you could arrange a piano ballad like this, for one acoustic guitar.

For example, the first chord of verse 2, a C-shaped E major, uses the low E string and a pattern moving between bass note and chord to imitate a traditional piano part.

During the arrangement, open strings are incorporated in order to make the chords sound as big as possible. These chords, because of the open strings incorporated now get some strange sounding names.

Most strangely perhaps, the Badd4, closest relative here would be the sus4, a chord without the 3rd. With a 3rd, it becomes an add4, very unusual.

There are four sections in Angels, each emphasizing a different area of the key. Keep this in mind as you find all the chords and lyrics for Angels below.


Angels chords and lyrics


Chords for Angels

| E Esus4 | E Esus4 |

| E Esus4 | E | A Amaj7 | B |
I sit and wait, does an angel, contemplate my fate?
| E Esus4 | E | Aadd9 Amaj9 | B |
Do they know, the places where we go, when we’re grey and old?
| F#m7 | A | C#m C#sus2 | Aadd9 A |
‘Cause I’ve been told, that salvation, lets their wings unfold.

| D5 Dsus2 | A |
So when I’m lying in my bed, thoughts running through my head.
| E | D5 A/C# | E |
And I feel that love is dead, I’m loving angels instead.

| B5 | C#m | Asus2 | E |
And through it all, she offers me protection, a lot of love and affection, whether I’m right or wrong.
| Bsus4 | C#m | Aadd9 | E |
And down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won’t break me when I come to call.
| F#m11 | D A | E |
She won’t forsake me, I’m loving angels instead.

| E | E | Aadd9 Amaj9 | B5 |
When I’m feeling weak, and my pain walks down a one-way street.
| E | E | A Amaj7 | B |
I look above, and I know I’ll always be blessed with love.

| D5 | A |
And as the feeling grows, she breathes flesh to my bones.
| E | D A | E |
And when love is dead, I’m loving angels instead.

| B7omit3 | C#m | Aadd9 | E |
And through it all, she offers me protection, a lot of love and affection, whether I’m right or wrong.
| Badd4 | C#m | Aadd9 | E |
And down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won’t break me when I come to call.
| F#m11 | D/A A | E |
She won’t forsake me, I’m loving angels instead.

| Bm11 Bm7 | A6/9 | E Esus4 | E |
| Bm11 Bm7 | A6/9 | E Eadd9 | E |
| Bm11 Bm7 | A6/9 | E | E |
| Bm11 Bm7 | A6/9 | E |
| B7omit3 | C#m | Asus2 | E |

And through it all she offers me protection, a lot of love and affection, whether I’m right or wrong.
| Badd4 | C#m | Aadd9 | E |
And down the waterfall, wherever it may take me, I know that life won’t break me when I come to call.
| F#m11 | D5 A | E | Eadd9 |
She won’t forsake me, I’m loving angels instead.


Arranging Angels for one acoustic guitar

The original version of Angels was decorated with massive production, including a full band and string orchestra. To incorporate all this on just one guitar is, of course, impossible. It comes down to picking the most important parts.

A full understanding of the movement of the chords and what the melody does is needed in order to build the arrangement.

In the advanced acoustic guitar course, we learn the song exactly as it is played in the video above but we don’t stop there! We also play the vocal melody, solo, and practice several master exercises for the Ionian mode.


Course preview (Guitar Lesson – Step 5)

In the first video above, starting at 4:29, you find a preview of Angels’ guitar lesson, it’s the beginning of step 1 of the course.

In this step, we look at how to play the verse. There are 4 examples to practice in this step, below you find example 1 as TAB.


Angels – 8 Guitar Lessons

Angels is an adventure in playing a big, piano-like, guitar part. Easier than it sounds, we achieve this in just four steps.

Following this, we play the vocal melody, practice the Ionian mode and fit all our CAGED chords around each scale shape.

Go to Angels – 8 Guitar Lessons.


Angels – Lyrics

I sit and wait, does an angel,
contemplate my fate?
Do they know, the places where we go,
when we’re grey and old?

Go to Angels lyrics.


Robbie Williams – Biography

Robbie Williams is a fifteen-time BRIT Award-winning English pop singer. Williams’ career started as a member of the pop band Take That in 1990.

When Robbie left Take That in 1995 to pursue a solo career, he had sold twenty-five million records with the group.

Go to Robbie Williams – Biography.


Advanced Acoustic – 18 Songs

You can learn how to play these 18 advanced acoustic songs!

Angel Eyes, Angels, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, Blackbird, Cannonball, Don’t Wait Too Long, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, I Shot The Sheriff, I Wish, Over The Rainbow, Roxanne, Scarborough Fair, Sunshine Of Your Love, Take Me To The River, Tears In Heaven, Tenderness, Wish You Were Here, and Why Don’t You Do Right.

Go to Advanced Acoustic Songs.


The professional guitarist Song Book

The greatest asset you as a guitarist can acquire is a repertoire.

If you start with learning all these songs, there’s a good chance you won’t have to learn many more when a gig with a new band appears.

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