Kiss Me chords by Sixpence None The Richer


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Kiss Me | Chords + 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 :||


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Kiss Me Chords: Learn the progressions!


Kiss Me 8 step by step guitar lessons

Kiss Me‘s intro/verse/instrumental and outro sections mainly stay on an open position C chord but change extensions like this:

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

Before we move on to the chorus, there’s an F/C chord as well.

The chorus takes off harmonically by starting on chord II, then predictably moving to V – I – VI, like this:

| Dm G | C Am |

This is then varied by going to C7 in bar 2 instead of an Am, like this:

| Dm G | C C7 |

As we repeat it, we vary it even further by going to C (I) G/B (V/3) – Am (VI) G (V) – F/C (IV) – Fsus2/CGsus4G. This somehow feels like a turnaround.

Here are all of Kiss Me’s chorus chords, aim to hear these chords like Roman numerals as described above:

| Dm G | C Am | Dm G | C C7 |
| Dm G | C G/B | Am G | F/C Fsus2/C | Gsus4 G |

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.

In the course, we spend a lot of time working on the verse strumming pattern which is repetitive but busy.

In fact, we’ve spent four lessons playing various exercises before we got to what you see above in the course preview video lesson.

The TAB for what I’m talking about in the video above is four examples that go over the intro, verse, and breakdown sections, The intro looks like this:

Kiss Me intro chords and TAB

The verse is very similar, notice the change in bar 1.

Kiss Me verse chords and TAB

Before we go to the chorus, the chords change, like this:

Kiss Me verse 2nd half chords and TAB

Finally, there’s a picked breakdown section which is great as it uses the same chords but without the hectic strumming, bringing the listener some relief.

Kiss Me breakdown chords and TAB

What you saw above here is the entire 5th step from the Kiss Me lesson series in the course. This is followed by learning the chorus and the complete song (with TAB).

Next, we create a 2nd guitar part so you, me, and the singer can play Kiss Me together.

The 2nd guitar part will involve moving the capo from fret 3 to fret 1, thinking in the key of D instead of C. You’ll also play the solo with the capo on fret 1.

At the top of this page, you can check out that 2nd guitar part, it’s in the playlist.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series (members only): Kiss Me – Guitar lessons with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Kiss Me – A perfect example of a one-hit wonder!

Kiss Me is a perfect example of what is known as a one-hit wonder. Sixpence None The Richer only had this one tune that became much bigger than them.

First released in 1997 on an album named after the band, it became a single the following year.

A worldwide hit, Kiss Me charted in over twenty countries, reaching #1 in the U.S., selling over 3 million copies worldwide.

To top it off, in 1999, it was included in the movie She’s All That, further spreading the word about the band that sadly never managed to follow it up.

In 2021 it was released yet again, now in the movie He’s All That on Netflix. I bet the members by now have a deep love/hate relationship with it.

History is packed with bands that only had one song, Toploader (Dancing In The Moonlight), Plain White T’s (Hey There Delilah), and Dexys Midnight Runners (Come On Eileen) are just three that come to mind instantly.



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