Last Request chords by Paolo Nutini


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Last Request | Chords + Lyrics (Capo 3)


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 A/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 A/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 A/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 A/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.

Bridge 3

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

Chorus 3

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



Last Request Chords: Learn the progressions


Last Request Guitar Lesson + TAB T

The Intro/Verse chords are I – III – Vm – II. This is not your average chord progression. Thinking in the key of D, you get this:

| D (I) | F#m (III) | Am (Vm) | Em (II) |

The Vm chord is extremely rare, I can only think of A Natural Woman that uses this chord.

Rhythmically, this part does remind me of Price Tag by Jessie J. Members start with this and then develop it for later verses.

Last Request chords and TAB, verse idea 1.

The bridge/middle 8 is more common although still rare, using the IV – VI – II chord progression. It looks like this when translated to the key of D:

| G (IV) Bm (VI) | Em (II) |

The chorus is very traditional with all movements appearing in hundreds of hits. using Roman Numerals, it’s I – V/3 – VI – II – IV – V. Thinking in the key of D, that spells:

| D (I) A/C# (V) | Bm (VI) | Em (II) | G (IV) A (V) |

Members get the TAB for all sections of Last Request, adjusted to work on a single acoustic guitar. Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Last Request – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Last Request is from Paolo Nutini’s amazing debut album These Streets!

Released in 2007, These Streets was Paolo Nutini’s debut. It launched him to the U.K. audience as the next big thing thanks to the tunes on the album.

I was very fortunate to be on the tour that followed and saw first-hand how Paolo worked his way from 800-capacity venues to 2000-capacity.

During that time he also released the follow-up but it was the early tunes, Rewind, Jenny Don’t Be Hasty, New Shoes and what you find above, Last Request, that worked best.

Several albums later, he still hasn’t managed to write simple, sing-along-friendly tunes like on that first attempt.

This is not something he is alone in, the band I was with, supporting him had the same fate. Our singer also had ten or so fantastic tunes, but after the album was shelved by the label, he never wrote anything like it again.

It’s clear to me that in many young songwriters, it is that first stint of tunes that is the gold dust.

To give you another, more worldwide-known phenomenon, Guns N’ Roses wrote all their big hits before they released their debut. The record label cleverly saved a few for the albums that followed and in doing so created the biggest band in the world.



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There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Last Request.

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.


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


Paolo Nutini tunes

Paolo Nutini wrote Last Request.

Paolo Nutini’s career started when an artist was late to perform at his school, Paolo was asked by the music teacher to go up and sing a song.

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.


Paolo Nutini on the web

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About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson on Last Request's chords.

This was a guitar lesson about Last Request chords, by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learn guitar with Spytunes.

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