Bye Bye Love chords By The Everly Brothers


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Bye Bye Love | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| A C D | N.C | A C D | N.C |

Chorus 1

| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye happiness.
| D | A | A E | A |
Hello loneliness, I think I’m a-gonna cry.
| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye sweet caress.
| D | A | A E | A | A E | A |
Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die, bye-bye my love, goodbye.

Verse 1

| A5 N.C | E | E | A |
There goes my baby, with someone new.
| A | E | E | A |
She sure looks happy, I sure am blue.
| A | D | D | E |
She was my baby, ’til he stepped in.
| E | E | E | A | A7 |
Goodbye to romance, that might have been.

Chorus 2

| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye happiness.
| D | A | A E | A |
Hello loneliness, I think I’m a-gonna cry.
| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye sweet caress.
| D | A | A E | A | A E | A |
Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die, but bye-bye my love, goodbye

Verse 2

| A5 N.C | E | E | A |
I’m through with romance, I’m through with love.
| A | E | E | A |
I’m through with countin’ the stars above.
| A A7 | D | D | E |
And here’s the reason that I’m so free.
| E | E | E | A | A7 |
My lovin’ baby is through with me.

Chorus 3

| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye happiness.
| D | A | A E | A A7 |
Hello loneliness, I think I’m a-gonna cry.
| D | A | D | A |
Bye-bye love, bye-bye sweet caress.
| D | A | A E | A | A E | A |
Hello emptiness, I feel like I could die, but bye-bye my love, goodbye

Outro

||: A E | A :|| to fade
||: Bye-bye my love, goodbye :|| to fade



Bye Bye Love Chords: Learn the progressions!


Bye Bye Love Analysis + TAB

Bye Bye Love is a classic “3 chord song” in the key of A using I – IV – V, it is only the intro that strays from the concept using the bIIIx chord (C), like this:

| A C D | N.C | A C D | N.C |

The intro is also the only part that The Everly Brothers wrote, the actual song was written by husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

Once the chorus kicks in, it’s mainly a case of coming back from chord IV, like this:

||: D | A | D | A |
| D | A | A E | A :||

The verse goes for the V chord coming back to home instead, like this:

| A5 N.C | E | E | A |
| A | E | E | A |
| A | D | D | E |
| E | E | E | A | A7 |

Finishing on an A7 leads more clearly to the verse’s IV chord. This is just a hint of blues, all these I – IV – V chords have been just triads.

As a member, you get access to the TAB of a guitar part that is a combination of what the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins play on the “original” recording.

It has been adapted to work in a band where you are the only guitarist. Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): Bye Bye Love – Guitar lesson 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.

Bye Bye Love was The Everly Brothers first hit!

The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love was released in 1957 and reached the top of the charts. Since then it has been covered by both The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.

Both the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel have cited the Everly Brothers as massive influences on the early parts of their careers. So were The Hollies, Gram Parsons, and even Emmylou Harris.

Being The Everly Brothers’ first big tune, it paved the way for a string of hits that established the duo as one of the best-selling of all time.

The brother’s next big hits were Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do Is Dream, and Cathy’s Clown.



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