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.



Angie Chords: Learn the progressions


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, very rebellious…

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 also has some interesting movements, it starts on chord V which is not very common.

| G5 (V) | Dm (II) Am (VI) |
| C (I) F (IV) | G (V) G5 |

It’s almost like all chors are played in reverse, a bit like Wonderwall does as well.

The chorus tag is very similar to the intro, the middle 8 goes somewhere completely new as it starts on chord II, like this:

| Dm (II) | Am (VI) Amadd4 |
| Dm | Am Asus4 Am Asus2 |
| Dm | Am |
| C (I) F (IV) | G (V) G5 |

Here’s a chord chart I made for you.

Angie chord chart

Angie Chord Chart | PDF + iReal Pro


As you can see, the chord chart is pretty complicated, you really do need to know how to play Angie well in order to follow it. Sometimes songs are just like this because they have so many sections.

Should you want to download this chart, here’s a PDFAngie Chord Chart PDF.

This chart was created using iRealPro, here’s a link to that file: Angie iRealPro.

Using this and the iRealPro app, you can change the key and the layout of the arrangement. Maybe you want to put it over two pages to make it clearer.

In the course, we look at TAB and play-along to loops to learn Angie in more depth, mainly copying Keith’s awesome licks, below is a preview.


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Angie TAB |Course Preview


Angie 8 step by step guitar lessons

As great as Angie’s chords are, just focusing on these would mean you miss out on the best part of Angie, Keith Richards’ amazing licks!

Above, you’ll find a play-along loop of the first few bars of the intro, there’s also the same TAB as you see below.

Play along with the video and you’ll get a taste of what learning with Spytunes is like, and learn the intro exactly like Keith played it.

Angie Intro chords and TAB, first two bars.

In the course, we methodically go through all sections like this until you’re ready to play the complete song, just like I do at the top of the page.

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 8 step-by-step guitar lessonsAngie – Guitar Lessons with TAB.



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.


Angie Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with similar chords to Angie.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Angie's chords, try these five tunes from the song book.


The Rolling Stones tunes

The Rolling Stones wrote Angie.

The Rolling Stones is an English band that became popular in the early 60s. Incredibly, the band has stuck together ever since.

They’ve had great success with tunes like Start Me Up, Satisfaction, Wild Horses, Angie, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, and Honky Tonk Women.


The Rolling Stones on the web

Listen to The Rolling Stones on Spotify.


Ballads & First Dances

When you can play Angie, check out these Ballads.

The perfect first dance or an emotional piece for your next audition, this collection of Ballads & First Dances is great for working on your expression.

Learn tunes from Burt Bacharach, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Eva Cassidy, Ben Harper, Etta James, Chet Baker, Elvis, Norah Jones, and many more.


Pop & Rock

When you have learned how to play Angie, try these Pop & Rock tunes as well.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

Learn tunes from Tom Petty, Eagles, Toto, Oasis, Elvis, Clapton, John Mayer, Kings Of Leon, R.E.M., Radiohead, Bruno Mars, and more.



About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson about Angie's chords.

This was a guitar lesson about Angie chords, by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learn guitar with Spytunes.

Most importantly, find out why you should learn guitar through playing tunes, not practising scales, and studying theory in isolation.


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