I’m Yours chords



You can learn how to play I’m Yours by Jason Mraz!

I’m Yours is a single by Jason Mraz, officially recorded for the 2008 album We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, it became a huge hit.

My one guitar version was actually recorded before Mraz officially released it. I based it on an early live version.

I’m Yours is in the (for guitar) unusual key of B. I’ve placed a capo on fret 2 to have the open A and E chords at hand. However, they only appear occasionally as most of the song is played using barre chords, further up the neck.

We cover the arrangement in detail in the course.


I’m Yours chords and lyrics


| B | F# | G#m | E |

| B | F# |
Well you done, done me and you bet I felt it, I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted.
| G#m | E |
I fell right through the cracks, and now I’m trying to get back.

| B | F |
Before the cool done run out, I’ll be giving it my bestest, and nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention.
| G#m | E |
I reckon it’s again my turn, to win some or learn some.

| B | F# | G#m | E |
But I won’t hesitate no more, no more, it cannot wait, I’m yours.

| B | F# | G#m | E |

| B | F# |
Well open up your mind and see like me, open up your plans and damn you’re free.
| G#m | E |
Look into your heart and you’ll find, love, love, love, love.

| B | F# |
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing, we’re just one big family,
| G#m | E | C# |
and it’s our God-forsaken right to be, loved, love, love, love, loved

| B | F# | G#m | E |
So I won’t hesitate no more, no more, it cannot wait, I’m sure.
| B | F# | G#m | E |
There’s no need to complicate, our time is short, this is our fate, I’m yours.

||: B F#/A# | G#m F# | E | C# :||
And do do do do you…. But do ya want to come on, scooch on over closer dear. And I will nibble your ear, so du ba ba….

| B |
I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror,
| F# |
and bending over backwards just to try to see you clearer,
| G#m | E |
but my breath fogged up the glass, so I drew a new face and I laughed.

| B | F# |
I guess what I’m saying is there ain’t no better reason, to rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons,
| G#m | E |
it’s what we aim to do, our name is our virtue.

| B | F# | G#m | E |
But I won’t hesitate no more, no more, it cannot wait, I’m yours.

| B | F# |
Well open up your mind and see like me, open up your plans and damn you’re free.
| G#m | E |
Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours, so please don’t, please don’t, please don’t.

| B | F# |
There’s no need to complicate ’cause our time is short this,
| G#m | E | C# |
oh this, oh this, oh this is our fate, I’m yours-ah!

||: B | F# | G#m | E :||


I’m Yours chord progression

If you don’t use a capo, the chord progression for the verse/chorus section is simple with its I – V – VI – IV progression. B F#G#mE.

Using a capo and playing high up the neck actually makes it much more difficult in terms of seeing I’m Yours chords. Maybe you should instead think of them as AEF#mD.

A few licks are incorporated into the arrangement. These could be seen as chord extensions, like this:

| B B6 | F#/A# F#add9 | G#m | E Esus2 E |

The chord progression only changes once and that is for the m8 section, like this.

| B F#/A# | G#m F# | E | C# |


Playing fractions of chords

In I’m Yours, you don’t play full barre chord shapes. Only fractions of the full shapes are used over no more than three strings at a time.

As we’re in the key of B, this can be difficult to visualize on the fretboard at first.

Most great guitar parts only use fractions of a barre chord shape like this so it would be a great idea to practice the chord progression all over the neck in order to find out which shapes sound best to you.

When you take the intermediate course, you’ll do just this as you play along with me and the singer to discover your best 2nd guitar part. Once you have, we can play I’m Yours together.


I’m Yours – 8 Guitar Lessons

There’s plenty to learn from playing I’m Yours by Jason Mraz. Before we get into the song itself we look at hit melody writing in general and then 6 specific songs using the same chord progression as I’m Yours.

This is followed by a step-by-step guide, finished off with a 2nd guitar part.

Go to I’m Yours – 8 Guitar Lessons.


I’m Yours – Lyrics + Official video

Well you done, done me and you bet I felt it,
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted.
I fell right through the cracks,
and now I’m trying to get back.

Go to I’m Yours lyrics.


Jason Mraz

Mraz’s second album was released in 2005. He promoted it by touring with Alanis Morrisette, Tracy Chapman, and James Blunt the world over.

It was as if the stage was set for Jason to finally release the smash hit everyone knew he’d already written.

Go to Jason Mraz – Biography.


Intermediate Acoustic Songs

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Songs

The intermediate songs can not 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, pentatonic licks, extended chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we invent a 2nd guitar and play these songs together.

Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.


The Professional Guitarist Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset that you can acquire.

Learn these songs and you can progress from being a bedroom player to working with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

Go to Song Book.


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