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.

Rhythmically, we use the same rhythm throughout all chords. Here’s the TAB for the verse, notice how it’s divided up between the strings to create some movement.

Kiss Me verse chords and TAB

There are three variations to this part. The intro has a different first bar, the second half of the verse includes more strings in the strumming and the breakdown section picks these chords.

Members get TAB and play-along loops for all of these different ways to play the main chords of Kiss Me.

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

| Dm (II) G (V) | C (I) Am (VI) |

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

| Dm (II) G (V) | C (I) C7 (I7) |

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 full lesson series, we methodically go through all sections of Kiss Me, before we play the full song with complete 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 already now, it’s in the playlist.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series: Kiss Me – Guitar Lessons with TAB.



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, Toploaders 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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Intermediate Acoustic

There are more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Kiss Me.

Most intermediate acoustic tunes can’t 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, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we’ll invent second guitar parts and play these songs together.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play Kiss Me's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.


Sixpence None The Richer tunes

Sixpence None The Richer wrote Kiss Me.

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

The band has gone through both breakups and reunions.


Sixpence None The Richer on the web

Listen to Sixpence None The Richer on Spotify.


Pop & Rock

When you can play Kiss Me, check out these Pop & Rock tunes as well.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

Learn tunes from Tom Petty, Eagles, Toto, Oasis, Elvis, Clapton, John Mayer, Kings Of Leon, R.E.M., Radiohead, Bruno Mars, and more.


About me | Dan Lundholm

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