Forget You chords



You can learn how to play Forget You by CeeLo Green!

A worldwide hit with a genius marketing campaign we find in Forget You by CeeLo Green. Written by Bruno Mars and his songwriting team The Smeezngtons, the song was in 2010 released under three different titles.

The most commonly known, Forget You was for radio, another one for the U.K exclusively entitled FU, with muted vocals ad the dirtier version, blatantly called Fuck You, featuring on the album as track 17, with Forget You at 3.

This created a “have you heard the other version” conversation which further pushed the song into top 10 lists the world over.

Below you find the chords and lyrics for the cleaner radio version, should you want to swear, simply replace Forget with Fuck and sh with shit.


Forget You chords and lyrics


| N.C (G A) | C (G A) | D (D E) | F (F G) | C (G A) | 

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I see you driving ’round town with the girl I love,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
and I’m like, “Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I’m like, “Forget you and, ah, forget her, too”.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
Said, “If I was richer, I’d still be with ya”,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
ha, now ain’t that some sh? (Ain’t that some sh?)
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
And although there’s pain in my chest,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I still wish you the best with a “Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh).

| C | D
Yeah, I’m sorry, I can’t afford a Ferrari.
| F | C |
But that don’t mean I can’t get you there.
| C | D
I guess he’s an Xbox and I’m more of an Atari.
| F | C |
Hm, but the way you play your game ain’t fair.

| C | D
I pity the fool that falls in love with you.
| F | C |
(Oh shit, she’s a gold digger). Well (just thought you should know, nigga).
| C | D
Ooh, I’ve got some news for you. huh, hu.
| F | C (G A) |
Yeah, go run and tell your little boyfriend.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I see you driving ’round town with the girl I love,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
and I’m like, “Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I’m like, “Forget you and, eh, forget her, too”.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
Said, “If I was richer, I’d still be with ya”,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
ha, now ain’t that some sh? (Ain’t that some sh?).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
And although there’s pain in my chest (ooh, ooh),
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I still wish you the best, with a “Forget you” (ah, ah, aah).

| C | D
Now I know that I had to borrow, ha,
| F | C |
beg and steal and lie and cheat, ah!
| C | D
Tryna keep ya, tryna please ya.
| F | C |
‘Cause being in love with your ass ain’t cheap.

| C | D
Now, I pity the fool that falls in love with you.
| F | C |
(Oh shit, she’s a gold digger). Well (just thought you should know, nigga).
| C | D
Ooh, I’ve got some news for you, hu hu. 
| F | C |
(I really hate your ass right now).

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I see you driving ’round town with the girl I love,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
and I’m like, “Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I’m like, “Forget you and forget her, too”.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
Said, “If I was richer, I’d still be with ya”,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
ha, now ain’t that some sh? (Ain’t that some sh?)
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
And although there’s pain in my chest (ooh, ooh),
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I still wish you the best with a “Forget you” (ah, ah, aah) (ooh, ooh, ooh).

| Em | Am7 | D | G |
Now baby, baby, baby, why d’you wanna, wanna hurt me so bad? (So bad, so bad, so bad)
| Em | Am7 | D | G |
I tried to tell my Mama but she told me “This is one for your dad” (Your dad, your dad, your dad). Yes, she did.
| D5 N.C | F5 N.C | G5 N.C | (A B C C#) |
And I was like, uh. Why? (Uh) Why? (Uh) Why, lady?
| D5 N.C | F5 N.C | G | G |
Oh, I love you. Oh, I still love you, ooh.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I see you driving ’round town with the girl I love.
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
“Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
I guess the change in my pocket wasn’t enough,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
I’m like, “Forget you and forget her, too”.

| C (G A) | D (D E) |
Said, “If I was richer, I’d still be with ya”,
| F (F G) | C (G A) |
ha, now ain’t that some sh? (Ain’t that some sh?).
| C (G A) | D (D E) |
And although there’s pain in my chest,
| F (F G) | C |
I still wish you the best with a “Forget you” (ooh, ooh, ooh, oh!).


Forget You chord progression

Around the unbelievable clever movement of C – D – F – C, Forget You can loop forever. Let’s take a look at why that is.

We are in the key of C, the D chord should have been a Dm chord. As we then play an F, the root of F, is the m3rd of D.

What we get is the feeling of D – Dm. Also, the first movement, C – D, feels like a IV – V. It’s a modal interchange. We start in C Mixolydian as it’s C – D, but end in C Ionian as it’s F – C.

The bass lines tying these three chords together are like this.

||: C (G A) | D (D E) | F (F G) | C (G A) :||

Apart from this we also have a M8 which goes:

||: Em | Am7 | D | G :|| That’s in the key of G (C Mixolydian) VI – II – V – I. This is followed by some stops.

| D5 N.C | F5 N.C | G5 N.C | (A B C C#) |
| D5 N.C | F5 N.C | G | G |

After that, we simply go back to our modal interchange loop.


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