I’m Yours chords by Jason Mraz


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


I’m Yours | Chords and lyrics (capo 2)

Intro

| A | E | F#m | D |

Verse 1

| A | E |
Well you done, done me and you bet I felt it, I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted.
| F#m | D |
I fell right through the cracks, and now I’m trying to get back.
| A | E |
Before the cool done run out, I’ll be giving it my bestest, and nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention.
| F#m | D |
I reckon it’s again my turn, to win some or learn some.

Chorus 1

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

Instrumental 1

| A | E | F#m | D |

Verse 2

| A | E |
Well open up your mind and see like me, open up your plans and damn you’re free.
| F#m | D |
Look into your heart and you’ll find, love, love, love, love.
| A | E |
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing, we’re just one big family,
| F#m | D | B |
and it’s our God-forsaken right to be, loved, love, love, love, loved

Chorus 2

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

M8

||: A E/G# | F#m E | D | B :||
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….

Verse 3

| A |
I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror,
| E |
and bending over backwards just to try to see you clearer,
| F#m | D |
but my breath fogged up the glass, so I drew a new face and I laughed.
| A | E |
I guess what I’m saying is there ain’t no better reason, to rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons,
| F#m | D |
it’s what we aim to do, our name is our virtue.

Chorus 3

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

Verse 4

| A | E |
Well open up your mind and see like me, open up your plans and damn you’re free.
| F#m | D |
Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours, so please don’t, please don’t, please don’t.
| A | E |
There’s no need to complicate ’cause our time is short this,
| F#m | D | B |
oh this, oh this, oh this is our fate, I’m yours-ah!

Outro

||: A | E | F#m | D :||


I’m Yours | Chords and lyrics (no capo)

Intro

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

Verse 1

| 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.

Chorus 1

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

Instrumental 1

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

Verse 2

| 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

Chorus 2

| 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.

M8

||: 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….

Verse 3

| 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.

Chorus 3

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

Verse 4

| 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!

Outro

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


You can learn how to write a hit like I’m Yours!

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# |

What’s so interesting about this song is how incredibly simple the chorus melody is. It’s even simpler than Itsy Bitsy Spider!

Below, you’ll find a bunch of guitar lessons from the course discussing nursery-rhyme hit songwriting. We start this journey off by looking at an actual nursery rhyme – Itsy Bitsy Spider.

This is followed by looking at 6 hits that use the chord progression I – V – VI – IV, enjoy!


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


Nursery rhyme hit writing – Itsy Bitsy Spider!

Let’s discover the secret behind hit-writing melodies as we take a deep dive into the nursery rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider.

This became slightly more complicated than intended as I needed half an hour to explain this!

To begin with, we have to know the C major scale, looks like this in the open position.


This then needs to be harmonized by taking every other note from the scale. This produces the following open-position chords.


With this in mind, we can look at the basic melody and chords for the nursery rhyme.


Notice how the intervals of the melody must be described in relation to each chord. This is the foundation of how the modes work and essential to grasp in order to fully comprehend how music itself actually works.

Following these first very basic steps, we can take the Danish (and Swedish) version of the melody and see how we are all of a sudden closer to hit writing.


The higher melody on line two makes this a more memorable and catchy melody. Use the Am instead of a C and all of a sudden the chords give the melody more depth.

Again, notice how the interval change if we play a C or an Am.

Finally, we can take this into the world of jazz by extending the chords. The extensions look like this.


Harmonizing Itsy Bitsy Spider with these chords and we lose the feeling of this being a hit, it just sounds too jazz now. Looks like this.


In this final step, we have taken it too far, we’ve moved into jazz. Too far for it to feel like a hit anymore.

  • A hit needs to make the chords more important than the first example, but not go too far.
  • The intervals need to be mainly chord notes, the rhythms need to be repetitive.
  • The chord progression needs to have an effect on the melody.

Next time, we look at this same concept using actual hit melodies.

All these will use the chord progression I – V – VI – IV, the same as I’m Yours have.


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


Hit writing | The I – V – VI – IV!

Let’s move on from Itsy Bitsy Spider and look at some actual hits. All these use the very catchy I V VI IV progression.

This progression is a hook in itself, all these hits use it in different ways.

There is so much gold dust here, ensure you can truly see each interval in relation to the chords.

First up we have the classic No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley. The verse uses the progression throughout, the chorus only at first then gets another common variation.


Notice how the G/B is a small variation that leads to Am more clearly. In the second to last bar, we harmonized the melody without making it jazz.

The intervals going from G to Am resolve as the chord change. Over G it’s a 2, over Am it’s a root.

Next up we have Cryin’ by Aerosmith, known for their complex rock productions discussing a nursery-style hit melody.


Leading up to this chorus we have plenty of complicated chord movements. When it comes to the chorus, the I V VI IV progression comes to the rescue, allowing Joe Perry and Steven Tyler to cry all the way to the bank.

Moving on, let’s look at a Sting composition. Specifically how he uses the same melody for an entire verse and how he is feeling lonely when doing so.


The chorus, still using the same chords, takes the same phrase, allowing the chord progression to provide the variation.

Next, we have the most complex example as Macy Grey sings how she tries to write a hit.


Macy wasn’t on her own when she wrote this. I Try is a great example of how success can be achieved using a writing team.

The melody in the final bar is to die for. The tension in the last two notes leaves us wanting to hear it again is genius.

Next, stadium rockers, U2 show us how when playing an arena, you need to keep it super simple. The same progression is used over all sections of the song, leaving the final sing-along bit to be as simple as it gets.

No audience will be able to refuse to sing along to this one!


Finally, let’s look at the chorus for I’m Yours, after all that’s why we’re here in the first place.


This is so simple Jason can even sing the verse on top of it! It’s even simpler than Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Next in the course, I’ll show you how to play I’m Yours on just one guitar. It’s easier than you may think, sign up here to access all 8 lessons.


I’m Yours | Related pages


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.


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.


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, licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we invent 2nd guitar parts and play these songs together.

Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.


Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

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.

Go to Song Book.


Copyright + Comments

Studying great songs is the best way for a musician to develop, we believe displaying chords and lyrics falls under “fair use in education”.

If you are the copyright holder and do not wish to be represented in this way, or want to comment on anything in these lessons, do reach out.

Go to Contact.