Have I Told You Lately chords by Van Morrison


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Have I Told You Lately | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| F#m11 | B11 |
||: E G#m | A B11 :||
| Amaj7 | G#m7 | F#m7 B11 | E B11 |

Verse 1

| E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you lately that I love you?
| E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you there’s no one above you?
| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
Fill my heart with gladness, take away my sadness, yeah.
| F#m7 B11 | E B11 |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.

Verse 2

| E G#m | A B11 |
Oh, the morning sun and all its glory.
| E G#m | A B11 |
Greets the day with hope and comfort too.
| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
And you fill my life with laughter, you can make it better.
| F#m7 B11 | E B11 |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.

Bridge 1

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#m7 | G#m7 |
There’s a love that’s divine, and it’s yours, it’s mine, like the sun.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#m7 | B11 |
At the end of the day, we should give thanks and pray, to the one.

Verse 3

| E G#m | A B11 |
Said, have I told you lately that I love you?
| E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you there’s no one above you?
| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
Fill my heart with gladness, take away my sadness.
| F#m7 B11 | E B11 |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.

Solo

||: E G#m | A B11 :||
| Amaj7 | G#m7 | F#m7 B11 | E B11 |

Bridge 2

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#m7 | G#m7 |
There’s a love that’s divine, and it’s yours and it’s mine, and it’s just like the sun.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#m7 | B11 |
At the end of the day, we would give thanks and pray, to the one.

Verse 4

| E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you lately that I love you?
| E G#m | A B11 |
Have I told you there’s no one, above you?
| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
Fill my heart with gladness, take away my sadness.
| F#m7 B11 | E B11 |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.

Outro

| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
Take away my sadness, fill my life with gladness, and.
| F#m7 B11 | E B11 |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do, yeah.
| Amaj7 | G#m7 |
Fill my life with gladness, yeah, take away my sadness,
| F#m7 B11 | B11 | E |
Ease my troubles, that’s what you, do.



Have I Told You Lately Chords: Learn the progressions


Have I Told You Lately guitar lesson + TAB T

Similar to an earlier Van Morrison hit, Crazy Love, Have I Told You Lately‘s chords also move I – III – IV.

The difference is, instead of going back to chord I, we go to a B11, an extended V chord. Here’s the chord progression for the verse of Have I Told You Lately:

||: E (I) G#m (II) | A (IV) B11 (V) :||
| Amaj7 (IV) | G#m7 (III) |
| F#m7 (II) B11 (V) | E B11 |

This is pretty simple stuff, what I find interesting is how there are no extensions for the first three chords, then a big one, B11. For the second half, it’s all extensions: maj7 – m7 – m7 – 11.

Clearly, Van the Man has worked out how to craft a tune, it’s all in the fine detail!

The bridge section is genius as it recycles the second half of Have I Told You Lately’s verse chords, but draws it out, like this:

| Amaj7 (IV) | Amaj7 | G#m7 (III) | G#m7 |
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#m7 | B11 (V) |

The outro is just the second half of the verse on repeat.

The intro is all piano which I’ve transcribed for guitar, here’s what the first line looks like:

Have I Told You Lately chords and TAB intro short

Following the first two bars (a note-for-note transcription of what the piano plays), I’ve built an arrangement that works on one acoustic guitar for the rest of the intro.

This is very busy as there is no singing. Once the singing starts we must tighten up, playing fills only between vocal lines is a better idea than all the time.

I’ve made two verse examples and one bridge for members, learn/understand these and you’ll be able to improvise your way through the chord changes of Have I Told You Lately.

Here’s a link to the full lesson: Have I Told You Lately – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Have I Told You Lately – the perfect Father-Daughter dance!

I’ve played this tune many times as a first dance at weddings, but I feel it’s even better suited to the 2nd dance, the one for the Father-Daughter, closely tied with My Girl.

Should you be called upon to play this tune with a band on the circuit, there’s something you should be aware of; there are two, maybe even three versions!

First of all, we have Van Morrison’s original (1989) which I’ve discussed above, but Rod Stewart recorded a very popular cover in 1991 on his album Vagabond Heart as well.

Rod’s version does have a slightly different title; Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, but don’t let that put your mind at ease, there’s an Elvis tune called this too which is a completely different song!

The experienced super-pro writes out two charts, one in E, and one in Bb, then casually asks, are we doing Van the Man’s original or Rod’s cover?

As the panic spreads among the band members, you can send them a chart of whichever you all decide on and save the day.

Hopefully, nobody’s gone and learned the Elvis tune!



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