Little Lion Man chords by Mumford & Sons


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Little Lion Man | Chords and lyrics (capo 5)

Intro

||: Am | Am | C C6 C Csus2 | C :|| x4

Verse 1

| Am | Am | C | C |
Weep for yourself, my man, you’ll never be what is in your heart.
| Am | Am | C | C |
Weep, little lion man, you’re not as brave as you were at the start
| G | F C/E | C | C |
Rate yourself and rake yourself, take all the courage you have left
| G | F C/E | C | C |
And waste it on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head

Chorus 1

| Am F | C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Am F | C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Am F | C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| G | G |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my.

Instrumental 1

||: Am | Am | C | C :||

Verse 2

| Am | Am | C | C |
Tremble for yourself, my man, you know that you have seen this all before.
| Am | Am | C | C |
Tremble, little lion man, you’ll never settle any of your scores.
| G | F C/E | C | C |
Your grace is wasted in your face, your boldness stands alone among the wreck.
| G | F C/E | C | C |
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own neck.

Chorus 2

| Am F | C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Am F | C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Am F | C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| G | G |
Didn’t I, my dear?

Chorus 3

| Am F | C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Am F | C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Am F | C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| G | G |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my dear?

Instrumental 2

||: Am | Am | C | C :||
||: C | C | F | F :||
||: G | C | F | F :|| x6
Ha-aah, aah, aah, aah, ah.

Chorus 4

| Am N.C | C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Am F | C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Am F | C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| G | G |
Didn’t I, my dear?

Chorus 5

| Am N.C | N.C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| N.C | N.C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| N.C | N.C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| N.C | N.C | C |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my dear?


Little Lion Man | Chords and lyrics (no capo)


Intro

||: Dm | Dm | F F6 F Fsus2 | F :|| x4

Verse 1

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Weep for yourself, my man, you’ll never be what is in your heart.
| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Weep, little lion man, you’re not as brave as you were at the start
| C | Bb F/A | F | F |
Rate yourself and rake yourself, take all the courage you have left
| C | Bb F/A | F | F |
And waste it on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head

Chorus 1

| Dm Bb | F |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Dm Bb | F |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Dm Bb | F |
I really fucked it up this time.
| C | C |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my.

Instrumental 1

||: Dm | Dm | F | F :||

Verse 2

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Tremble for yourself, my man, you know that you have seen this all before.
| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Tremble, little lion man, you’ll never settle any of your scores.
| C | Bb F/A | F | F |
Your grace is wasted in your face, your boldness stands alone among the wreck.
| C | Bb F/A | F | F |
Now learn from your mother or else spend your days biting your own neck.

Chorus 2

| Dm Bb | F |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Dm Bb | F |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Dm Bb | F |
I really fucked it up this time.
| C | C |
Didn’t I, my dear?

Chorus 3

| Dm Bb | F |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Dm Bb | F |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Dm Bb | F |
I really fucked it up this time.
| C | C |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my dear?

Instrumental 2

||: Dm | Dm | F | F :||
||: F | F | Bb | Bb :||
||: C | F | Bb | Bb :|| x6
Ha-aah, aah, aah, aah, ah.

Chorus 4

| Dm N.C | F |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| Dm Bb | F |
And it was your heart on the line.
| Dm Bb | F |
I really fucked it up this time.
| C | C |
Didn’t I, my dear?

Chorus 5

| Dm N.C | N.C |
But it was not your fault but mine.
| N.C | N.C |
And it was your heart on the line.
| N.C | N.C |
I really fucked it up this time.
| N.C | N.C | F |
Didn’t I, my dear? Didn’t I, my dear?


Little Lion Man can be played with or without a capo

Mumford & Sons burst onto the scene in 2009 with their debut album Sigh No More. The album as a whole, including single Little Lion Man had such an impact that other bands formed in the same style, evoking a folk revival in the U.K.

This tune is played with a capo on fret 5. You need to think in the key of Am to get the chords for Little Lion Man right.

Should you have forgotten the capo at home, it can also be played in the key of Dm, still using mainly open-position chords.

Above, I provide you with both versions. Should you play with another guitarist, it would be advisable that one of you play without a capo, one with, as you’ll clash less as well as make the overall sound bigger.

In my beginner and intermediate acoustic guitar courses, we do this all the time. It’s a great way to develop as a guitarist since you have to see a song in more than just one way. It also means you and I can play all songs together.

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