Havana chords by Camila Cabello

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Havana | Chords + Lyrics


||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||

Chorus 1

| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Havana, ooh na-na (ayy), half of my heart is in,
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Havana, ooh na-na (ayy, ayy). He took me back to,
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
East Atlanta, na-na-na, ah. Oh, but my heart is in,
| Gm7 Eb | N.C |
Havana (ayy), there’s somethin’ ’bout his manners (uh-huh). Havana, ooh-na-na (uh).

Verse 1

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||
He didn’t walk up with that “how you doin’?” (uh). When he came in the room.
He said there’s a lot of girls I can do with (uh). But I can’t without you.
I knew him forever in a minute (hey). That summer night in June.
And Papa says he got malo in him (uh). He got me feelin’ like…

Bridge 1

| Gm7 Eb | D7 |
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (ayy).
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
I knew it when I met him, I loved him when I left him.
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Got me feelin’ like, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.
| Gm7 Eb | N.C |
And then I had to tell him, I had to go. Oh-na-na-na-na-na (woo).

Chorus 2

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||
Havana, ooh na-na (ayy, ayy), half of my heart is in,
Havana, ooh na-na (ayy, ayy). He took me back to,
East Atlanta, na-na-na (uh huh).
Oh, but my heart is in Havana, my heart is in Havana, Havana, ooh-na-na.

Verse (rap)

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 :||
Jeffery, just graduated, fresh on campus, hmmm.
Fresh out East Atlanta with no manners, damn.
(Fresh out East Atlanta) Bump on her bumper like a traffic jam.
Hey, I was quick to pay that girl like Uncle Sam (here you go, ayy).
Back it on me (back it up). Shawty cravin’ on me, get to eatin’ on me (on me).
She waited on me (then what?). Shawty cakin’ on me, got the bacon on me (wait up)
This is history in the makin’, on me (on me). Point blank, close range, that B.
If it cost a million, that’s me (that’s me), I was gettin’ mula, baby.

Chorus 3

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||
Havana, ooh na-na (ayy, ayy). Half of my heart is in,
Havana, ooh na-na (oh, ayy, ayy). He took me back (uh huh) to,
East Atlanta, na-na-na (oh, no). Oh, but my heart is in Havana (ayy).
My heart is in Havana (ayy), Havana, ooh-na-na.

Bridge 2

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||
Ooh-na-na, oh-na-na-na (ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh). Take me back, back, back like.
Ooh-na-na, oh-na-na-na (yeah, babe). Take me back, back, back like.
Ooh-na-na, oh-na-na-na (yeah, yeah). Take me back, back, back like.
Ooh-na-na, oh-na-na-na (yeah, babe). Take me back, back, back.

Instrumental 1

||: Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) :||
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, hey, hey.
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (hey, hey)
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh (hey, hey)
Take me back to my Havana.

Chorus 4

| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Havana, ooh na-na (hey). Half of my heart is in,
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Havana, ooh na-na (oh, yeah). He took me back to,
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
East Atlanta, (ayy, ayy) na-na-na. Oh, but my heart is in Havana.
| Gm7 Eb | D7 N.C |
My heart is in Havana (ayy). Havana, ooh-na-na.


| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Uh-huh. Oh, na-na-na (oh, na, yeah)
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Oh, na-na-na (hey).
| Gm7 Eb | D7 (D7b9) |
Oh, na-na-na (no, no, no, take me back)
| Gm7 Eb | D7 N.C |
Oh, na-na-na. Havana, ooh-na-na.

Havana Chords: Learn the progressions

Havana guitar lesson + TAB T

I like to think of Havana’s chords as the end of a minor blues. For example, The Thrill Is Gone.

The home chord is Aeolian/Natural Minor. Staying with the Roman Numerals as they naturally play out, I like to call this chord VI.

This makes the other two chords IV (Lydian) and IIIx (Phrygian Dominant). In the key of Gm, this creates this chord progression:

||: Gm7 (VI) Eb (IV) | D7 (IIIx) D7b9 :||

That D7b9 is added and taken away in different ways throughout. You could also experiment with a D7#5, even combine all three. Chords with b9‘s and #5‘s can be called altered as an umbrella term.

You could also experiment with extending the Eb chord to an Ebmaj7 and perhaps play Gm7 as just a straight Gm chord sometimes.

To solo over this chord progression could be done with just the G minor scale, perhaps adding a b5 and maj7. In my minor scales course, I call this a Conspirian scale, combined with Aeolian.

Try it already now along with the original recording, the full-scale formula is: 1 2 b3 4 b5 5 b6 b7 7. In the key of Gm this is G – A – Bb – C – Db – D – Eb – F – F#.

I feel Havana is a great addition to the set list for the working band or duo as the chords are so simple, that we can focus on dynamics, solos, and breakdowns, i.e., make music with the tune, rather than desperately try to follow a complicated arrangement.

Should you not have anyone in the band who wants to rap, you could solo instead!

Members get TAB for three ideas that would work if you play just one acoustic guitar, backing a singer. Here’s idea 1:

Havana chords and TAB idea 1

As a member, you get two more ideas like this which, once mastered, can create an endless amount of combinations you can jam with.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Havana – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

Havana was Camila Cabello’s breakthrough single!

When Cabello released Havana, she was already famous. Having spent almost half a decade in the singing competition X Factor and with the band she formed there, Fifth Harmony.

She’d also collaborated with other teenage pop stars, Shawn Mendes and Machine Gun Kelly.

All this was the perfect platform to launch an international hit to set up the debut album in 2017.

Havana, which is also where she was born, delivered in buckets as it won 9 Awards, topped the charts in 23 countries and sold 19 million digital copies.

Camila Cabello went from famous to superstar, seemingly overnight but it took Simon Cowell 5 years.

Five years may seem like a long time, but it’s not, in most cases it takes 10 years to create an overnight success, as long as you have a hit tune that is…

Havana Chords | Related Pages

Intermediate Acoustic

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

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 Havana's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Camila Cabello tunes

Camila Cabello wrote Havana's chords.

Following in Harry Styles’s footsteps, Camila Cabello came to fame through the TV show X Factor and the girl band Fifth Harmony.

Her best tunes include Crying In The Club, Havana, Sangria Wine, Señorita, and Bam Bam.

Camila Cabello on the web

Listen to Camila Cabello on Spotify.

Dance, Disco & Funk

When you can play Havana, check out these Dance, Disco & Funk tunes as well.

The genre’s Dance, Disco & Funk have a clear goal – To make people dance! Study these songs and you’ll get better at playing rhythm guitar.

Learn tunes by Chic, Sister Sledge, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Justin Timberlake, Prince, James Brown, Dua Lipa, and many more.

Pop & Rock

There are many more Pop & Rock tunes with chords similar to Havana.

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.

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