Breakfast At Tiffany’s chords



You can learn how to play Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something!

As a hugely successful single, played to death by beginner guitar players and one-man bands in pubs, Breakfast At Tiffany’s did well in the charts but was slaughtered by the critics.

Peaking at #1 in the U.K, the song reached the top 10 the world over, making the band behind it, Deep Blue Something, known worldwide overnight.

Some say the success of the single came from radio stations finding it useful to play in the morning as people needed a happy pick me up during breakfast time.

Named and referenced in the lyrics, the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s is the entire point of the lyrics, which concludes that if all we have in common is liking the film, we may have a future as a couple.

Being such a simple song with a relatively pointless message, Deep Blue Something has come to represent the one-hit-wonder band phenomenon like few, perhaps Sixpence None The Richer and Plain White T’s are the only ones that can match the feat.


Breakfast At Tiffany’s chords and lyrics


||: D Dsus2 D Dsus4 | Bm A Asus4 :||

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
You’ll say, the world has come between us.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
Our lives have come between us, still I know you just don’t care.

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
You’ll say, we’ve got nothing in common.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
No common ground to start from, and we’re falling apart.

| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
| D5 | A5 G5 |
She said, I think I remember the film.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And as I recall I think we both kind of liked it.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, well that’s the one thing we’ve got.

||: D Dsus2 D Dsus4 | Bm A Asus4 :||

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
I see you, the only one who knew me.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
And now your eyes see through me, I guess I was wrong.

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
So what now? It’s plain to see we’re over.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
And I hate when things are over, when so much is left undone

| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
| D5 | A5 G5 |
She said, I think I remember the film.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And as I recall I think we both kind of liked it.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, well that’s the one thing we’ve got.

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
You’ll say, that we’ve got nothing in common.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
No common ground to start from, and we’re falling apart.

| D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |
You’ll say, the world has come between us.
| Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D | Bm7 A Asus4 |
Our lives have come between us, still I know you just don’t care.

| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
| D5 | A5 G5 |
She said, I think I remember the film.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And as I recall I think we both kind of liked it.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, well that’s, the one thing we’ve got.

||: D Dsus2 D Dsus4 | Bm A Asus4 :||

| D5 | A5 G5 |
Ooh and I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
| D5 | A5 G5 |
She said, I think I remember the film.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And as I recall I think we both kind of liked it,
| D5 | A5 G5 |
and I said, well that’s, the one thing we’ve got.

| D5 | A5 G5 |
And I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
| D5 | A5 G5 |
She said, I think I remember the film.
| D5 | A5 G5 |
And as I recall I think we both kind of liked it,
| D5 | A5 G5 |
and I said, well that’s, the one thing we’ve got.

||: D Dsus2 D Dsus4 | Bm A Asus4 :|| x4
| D5 |


Breakfast At Tiffany’s chord progression

The song may seem like made for beginners with its super simple chord progression which moves | D | Bm7 A Asus4 | D |, for the verse, and  | D5 | A5 G5 | for the chorus.

However, as many people who have had to endure listening to this being played by beginners may have picked up on, the strumming is really fast and can easily sound very strained.

There is also a very quick melody to play and transitioning between the fast strumming and this picked line is actually very difficult.

You may need to have two guitars playing it, and if you do, make sure you divide up the strumming so you don’t hit too many strings at the same time.

It would also be advisable that one of you use a capo so you don’t end up strumming too much, using too many strings, too fast – A guaranteed recipe for what experienced musicians like to refer to as “a car crash”, “shambles” or perhaps the most frequently used phrase “a shit show”.

For the developing guitarist, I can’t think of a better song to learn how to avoid this than trying to play the chords for Breakfast At Tiffany’s well.


Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Lyrics

You’ll say
We’ve got nothing in common
No common ground to start from
And we’re falling apart

Go to Breakfast At Tiffany’s lyrics.


Deep Blue Something – Biography

Best known for their smash hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one-hit wonders Deep Blue Something wrote a song that’s been attempted by most beginners.

Initially named Leper Messiah (a Metallica song) they had to fight off metal fans during their early gigs.

Go to Deep Blue Something – Biography.


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