Kiss Me chords by Sixpence None The Richer


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Kiss Me | Chords and lyrics (capo 3)

Intro

||: C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 :||

Verse 1

| C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 |
Kiss me, out of the bearded barley, nightly, beside the green, green grass.
| C | Cmaj7 | C7 | F/C |
Swing, swing. Swing the spinning step, you’ll wear those shoes and I will wear that dress. Oh-oh.

Chorus 1

| Dm G | C Am | Dm G | C C7 |
Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight. Lead me, out on the moonlit floor.
| Dm G | C G/B | Am G | F/C Fsus2/C | Gsus4 G |
Lift your open hand, strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance, silver moon’s sparkling, so kiss me.

Instrumental 1

| C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 |

Verse 2

| C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 |
Kiss me, down by the broken tree house, swing me, upon its hanging tire.
| C | Cmaj7 | C7 | F/C |
Bring, bring, bring your flowered hat, we’ll take the trail marked on your father’s map. Oh-oh.

Chorus 2

| Dm G | C Am | Dm G | C C7 |
Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight. Lead me, out on the moonlit floor.
| Dm G | C G/B | Am G | F/C Fsus2/C | Gsus4 G |
Lift your open hand, strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance, silver moon’s sparkling, so kiss me.

Instrumental 2

| C Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 Cadd9 | C7 | Cmaj7 Cadd9 |
| C Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 Cadd9 | C7 | Cmaj7 N.C |
| Dm Dm7 G | C Am | Dm Dm7 G | C C7 |

Chorus 3

| Dm G | C Am | Dm G | C C7 |
Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight. Lead me, out on the moonlit floor.
| Dm G | C G/B | Am G | F/C Fsus2/C | Gsus4 G |
Lift your open hand, strike up the band, and make the fireflies dance, silver moon’s sparkling, so kiss me.

Outro

||: C | Cmaj7 | C7 | Cmaj7 (N.C) :|| x4 | C |
||: So Kiss Me :||


You can learn how to play Kiss Me!

The intro/verse/instrumental and outro sections mainly stay on an open position C chord but change extensions. CCmaj7C7Cmaj7. Before we move on, there’s an F/C.

The chorus takes off harmonically by starting on chord II, then predictably moving to V – I – VI. DmGCAm. This is then varied by going to C7.

Next, we vary it even further by going: DmGCG/BAmGF/CFsus2/CGsus4G. This feels like a turnaround.

After that many chords, it’s a nice relief to go back to the manipulated I chord again. We’ve had tension, now we get a release.

Perhaps the greatest part of Kiss Me is how the repetitive strumming paired with the I chord having extensions changed during the intro, verse, and instrumental sections.

Below, you’ll find a lesson from the course looking into the detail of this, enjoy!


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Kiss Me guitar lesson | Intro/verse/instrumental chords and strumming

The intro, verse, and instrumental sections for Kiss me are are all similar as they use pretty much the same chords. However, the way we strum them differs.

Starting with the intro. Notice how the first beat is different in bar 1. Practice without a metronome and aim to strum the lower part of the chord when you strum down, and a higher part of the chord when you strum up.

Kiss me Intro TAB

Next, is the verse. Pretty much the same as the intro, although now all rhythms are the same throughout. Just snap that final beat off.

Kiss Me Verse loop TAB

Here’s the full verse. The final bar uses an F/C in order to move us to the chorus, which starts on a Dm.

Kiss Me Verse TAB

Finally, let’s look at the second instrumental section’s first half, which is a picked version of this progression.

A new extension has snuck in here, an add9.

Kiss Me Instrumental TAB

In the course, we next dive into the chorus and see what that entails. This is followed by playing the complete song as well as creating a 2nd guitar part so you, me, and the singer can play Kiss Me together.

The 2nd guitar part will involve moving the capo to fret 1, thinking in the key of D instead. You’ll also play the solo.

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Kiss Me | Related pages


Kiss Me – 8 Guitar Lessons

Learn the sugar-sweet Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer and you’ll also learn about maj7 and dom7 chords, open position as well as using CAGED shapes.

As if this wasn’t enough, there’s a 2nd guitar part to learn as well so we can play it together.

Go to Kiss Me 8 Guitar Lessons.


Sixpence None The Richer

Sixpence None The Richer is a Christian rock band mainly known for their hit single Kiss Me along with covers of Don’t Dream It’s Over and There She Goes.

The band has had both breakups and reunions since.

Go to Sixpence None The Richer.


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.

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