Angie chords by The Rolling Stones


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Angie | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Am Am7 | E7 E/G# | Gsus4 Fsus4 F | F Csus4 C Gsus4/B |

Verse 1

| Am Amadd4 | E7 |
Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
When will those clouds all disappear?
| Am Amadd4 | E7 |
Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C |
Where will it lead us from here?

Chorus 1

| G5 | Dm Am |
With no loving in our souls, and no money in our coats.
| C F | G5 |
You can’t say we’re satisfied.

Chorus tag 1

| Am Amadd4 E7 | E7 Eb E |
But Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 G Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
You can’t say we never tried.

Verse 2

| Am Amadd4 | E7 |
Angie, you’re beautiful, yeah.
| Gsus4 G Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
But ain’t it time we said goodbye.
| Am Amadd4 | E7 |
Angie, I still love you.
| G5 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C |
Remember all those nights we cried.

Chorus 2

| G5 | Dm Am |
All the dreams we held so close, seemed to all go up in smoke.
| C F | G G5 |
Let me whisper in your ear.

Chorus tag 2

| Am Amadd4 E7 | E7omit3 |
Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
Where will it lead us from here?

Instrumental 1

| Am Amadd4 | E Eb E7 | Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
| Am Amadd4 E7 | E7omit3 | Gsus4 Fsus4 F | F C/E G5 C |

Chorus 3

| G5 | Dm Am |
Oh Angie, don’t you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet.
| C F | G G5 |
I hate that sadness in your eyes.

Chorus tag 3

| Am Amadd4 | E7omit3 E5 |
But Angie, Angie.
| G5 Fsus4 F | F C/E G5 C G/B |
Ain’t it time we said goodbye?

Instrumental 2

| Am Amadd4 | E7omit3 | Gsus4 Fsus4 F | F C/E G5 C |

Chorus 4

| G5 | Dm Am |
With no loving in our souls, and no money in our coats.
| C F | G |
You can’t say we’re satisfied.

M8

| Dm | Am Amadd4 |
But Angie I still love you baby.
| Dm | Am Asus4 Am Asus2 |
Everywhere I look I see your eyes.
| Dm | Am |
There ain’t a woman that comes close to you.
| C F | G G5 |
Come on baby dry your eyes.

Chorus tag 4

| Am Amadd4 | E7omit3 |
Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 Fsus4 F | Csus4 C G/B |
Ain’t it good to be alive?

Outro

| Am11 | E7 |
Angie, Angie.
| Gsus4 G Fsus4 F | F C/E G5 C |
You can’t say we never tried.


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Angie’s chords and progressions (course preview)

Angie 8 step by step guitar lessons

Angie’s chords point to Am as the home chord, making it in the key of Am. Two chords wander outside the key, an E7, and the Fsus4.

E7 is chord IIIx and its job is to point towards Am more clearly than an Em (chord III) would have. Funnily enough, in Angie, we go to E7 after the Am, so backwards.

The Fsus4 is chord IV, a chord derived from the Lydian mode. Lydian doesn’t have a 4, it has a #4. It looks like The Rolling Stones are rock n’ roll even when it comes to their chord movements!

Another interesting detail about Angie’s chords is how the verse ends on a C chord, this briefly resolves to the relative major of Am, the key of C.

The chorus and tag also have some very interesting movements but just focusing on these would mean you miss out on the best part of Angie, Keith Richards’ amazing licks.

In the video lesson above, I’ll talk you through three examples of how he plays Angie’s verse chords, here’s some TAB for what I demonstrate.

Angie 3 verse examples in TAB

When you can play these, try playing along with the TAB loops in the playlist above.

In the full lesson, there are another four examples like this, followed by more lessons on how to play the chorus, tag, and middle 8. Step-by-step, you’ll learn how to play all sections of Angie before we play it with a singer.

Doing all this takes a total of 4 guitar lessons. For the remaining 4, we investigate how to play the vocal melody and construct a 2nd guitar so we can play this tune together.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series (members only): Angie 8 step-by-step guitar lessons with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Angie was written before Hotel California!

Angie is a single by The Rolling Stones from their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Reaching #1 in America and #5 in the U.K., Angie was the biggest success of the album.

Not the most obvious choice for the setlist from the Rolling Stones catalogue, Angie is one of those tracks that everybody knows without knowing it. This makes it an excellent choice for the solo or duo acoustic lineup.

If you think it sounds a bit like Hotel California by the Eagles, think again. Hotel California was released three years after Angie.

So, who is Angie? Some say Angie is a reference to Mick Jagger’s affair with David Bowie‘s girlfriend Angela but Mick has denied this on several occasions.

Mick instead refers to Keith who wrote the song. Keith says he can clearly remember that it had something to do with his daughter.

Speaking of daughters, many girls born in the ’70s have since been named after this classic Rolling Stones ballad.


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