Don’t Look Back In Anger chords by Oasis


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Don’t Look Back In Anger | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| C | F/C (Fmaj7 Fsus2) |
| C | F/C (Fsus2 Fmaj7) |

Verse 1

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
Slip inside the eye of your mind, don’t you know you might find, a better place to play.
| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
You said that you’d never been, but all the things that you’ve seen, slowly fade away.

Bridge 1

| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
So I start a revolution from my bed.
| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
‘Cause you said the brains I had went to my head.
| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
Step outside, summertime’s in bloom.
| G | E/G#
Stand up beside the fireplace, take that look from off your face
| Am G | F (E F E F E F E) | G5 | G5 |
You ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out.

Chorus 1

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
And so Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late, as we’re walking on by.
| C G | Am E | F G |
Her soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.

Instrumental

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |

Verse 2

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
Take me to the place where you go, where nobody knows, if it’s night or day.
| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
But please don’t put your life in the hands, of a rock and roll band, who’ll throw it all away.

Bridge 2

| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
I’m gonna start a revolution from my bed.
| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
‘Cause you said the brains I had went to my head.
| F Fm | C (Csus2) |
Step outside ’cause summertime’s in bloom.
| G | E/G#
Stand up beside the fireplace, take that look from off your face.
| Am G | F (E F E F E F E) | G5 | G5 |
‘Cause you ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out.

Chorus 2

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
And so Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late, as she’s walking on by.
| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
My soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.

Solo

||: F Fm | C (Csus2) :|| x3
| G | E/G# | Am G |
| F (E F E F E F E) | G | N.C |

Chorus 3

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late, as we’re walking on by.
| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
Her soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger, I heard you say.

Chorus 4

| C G | Am E | F G | C A5 G5 |
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late, as she’s walking on by.
| C G | Am | F | Fm | Fm |
My soul slides away, but don’t look back in anger. Don’t look back in anger, I heard you say, 

Outro

| C G | Am E |
| F G | C |
at least not today.


Don’t Look Back In Anger chords and progressions

In this tune, we find a great variation on the chord progression I placed at #3 on my Top 10 Chord Progressions.

Instead of moving I – V – VI – IV, which is the go-to for modern hits, Don’t Look Back In Anger’s chords go to a IIIx at the end, like this: CGAmE, before we go to the IV (F).

This is what is played in both the verse and chorus and it’s the oldest trick in the hit writer’s book: Familiarity – with a twist! Following this we go IV – V – I, FGC, extremely common.

The bridge makes use of the IV – IVm, F – Fm, before resolving back to C.

The last part of the bridge hammers the IIIx home as it goes for G (chord V) E/G# (IIIx with the 3rd in the bass) AmGF. and then the infamous semitone build-up FE on repeat.

This bridge section is also what is used during the instrumental section.

Should you want to play along with the original recording, you may find that you’re guitar is not in tune, that’s because the original recording is slightly sharp. 

Using my online tuner, you can change the pitch and tune around 450hz, instead of the standard 440.

This way, you’ll be in tune when you play along with Don’t Look Back In Angers’ chords.


Don’t Look Back In Anger | Related pages


Oasis

Oasis was an English rock band led by two brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher.

With 8 #1 singles, 15 NME Awards, 9 Q Awards, 4 MTV Europe awards, and 5 Brit awards. The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the 90s.

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To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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