Last Request chords by Paolo Nutini


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Last Request chords and lyrics (No capo/Capo 3 as in video)

Intro

| F | Am | Cm | Gm |

Verse 1

| F | Am | Cm | Gm |
Slow down, lie down. Remember it’s just you and me.
| F | Am | Cm | Gm |
Don’t sell out, bow out. Remember how this used to be.

Bridge 1

| Bb Dm | Gm |
I just want you closer, is that alright?
| Bb Dm | Gm |
Baby let’s get closer, tonight.

Chorus 1

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me, oh.

Verse 2

| F | Am | Cm | Gm |
And I’ve found that I’m bound, to wander down that one-way road, oh.
| F | Am | Cm | Gm |
And I realized all about your lies, but I’m no wiser than the fool that I was before.

Bridge 2

| Bb Dm | Gm |
I just want you closer, is that alright?
| Bb Dm | Gm |
Baby let’s get closer, tonight.

Chorus 2

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
And sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, ooh, lay down beside me.

M8

| Bb Dm | Gm |
Oh, baby, baby, baby.
| Bb Dm | Gm |
Tell me how can, how can this be wrong?

Chorus 3

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.

Chorus 4

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
And sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.

Outro

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |
Oh, woah-oh. Yeah, lay down beside.
| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C | F |
But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.


Last Request chords and progressions

The Intro/Verse chords are I – III – Vm – II. This is not your average chord progression, Vm is extremely rare. In the key of F you get this:

| F | Am | Cm | Gm |

The Pre-Chorus/M8 is more common using a IV – VI – II progression. Looks like this when translated to the key of F:

| Bb Dm | Gm |

The Chorus is very traditional with all movements having appeared in hundreds of hits. In Roman Numerals it’s I – III – VI – II – IV – V. In the key of F that spells:

| F Am | Dm | Gm | Bb C |

Last Request is played with a capo in the video guitar lesson above. We did this so the key would be right for the singer.

In order to get the same key as Paolo Nutini, you either play the same chords without a capo or, find a way to play it with a capo on fret 3, thinking in D (see below). I believe this is how Paolo actually did it.


Strumming without a pick

When playing a finger-picked song, it’s nice to add a little bit of strumming to enhance sections of a song.

As you can see in the video lesson, this is done very lightly at first. As we enter the M8 at 2:29, the strumming is still held back allowing the new chords to do the work of moving the listener in a new direction.

At 2:40, we get the classic trick of muting the initial chords of the chorus. This pulls the attention towards the chorus melody. As we finish off with a few more choruses the strumming is now in full force.

Building an arrangement using dynamics like this is essential, especially when you play a whole set of songs live.


Last Request chords and lyrics (Capo III, as original)


Listening to the original recording, it seems to me as if it’s played thinking in the key of D, placing a capo on fret 3. Guitar chords do sound different depending on the shape. These are the chords I hear.

Intro

| D | F#m | Am | Em |

Verse 1

| D | F#m | Am | Em |
Slow down, lie down. Remember it’s just you and me.
| D | F#m | Am | Em |
Don’t sell out, bow out. Remember how this used to be.

Bridge 1

| G Bm | Em |
I just want you closer, is that alright?
| G Bm | Em |
Baby let’s get closer, tonight.

Chorus 1

| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me, oh.

Verse 2

| D | F#m | Am | Em |
And I’ve found that I’m bound, to wander down that one-way road, oh.
| D | F#m | Am | Em |
And I realized all about your lies, but I’m no wiser than the fool that I was before.

Bridge 2

| G Bm | Em |
I just want you closer, is that alright?
| G Bm | Em |
Baby let’s get closer, tonight.

Chorus 2

| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
And sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, ooh, lay down beside me.

M8

| G Bm | Em |
Oh, baby, baby, baby.
| G Bm | Em |
Tell me how can, how can this be wrong?

Chorus 3

| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.

Chorus 4

| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Grant my last request and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders, lay down beside me.
| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
And sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere. But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.

Outro

| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A |
Oh, woah-oh. Yeah, lay down beside.
| D F#m/C# | Bm | Em | G A | D |
But one last time let’s go there, lay down beside me.


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The reaction from the crowd to Paolo’s naturally stunning voice caught the attention of his (soon-to-be) manager who happened to be in the crowd.

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