Not Fair chords by Lily Allen


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Not Fair | Chords and Lyrics


Intro

| Dm | Dm | F | F |

Verse 1

| Dm | Dm |
Oh, he treats me with respect, he says he loves me all the time.
| F | F |
He calls me fifteen times a day, he likes to make sure that I’m fine.
| Dm | Dm |
You know I’ve never met a man, who’s made me feel quite so secure.
| F | F N.C |
He’s not like all them other boys, they’re all so dumb and immature.

Bridge 1

| Dm | Dm |
There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way.
| F | F |
When we go up to bed you’re just no good, it’s such a shame.
| Dm | Dm |
I look into your eyes, I want to get to know you.
| F | F N.C |
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over.

Chorus 1

| Gm | Bb |
It’s not fair, and I think you’re really mean.
| F | C |
I think you’re really mean, I think you’re really mean.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care but you never make me scream.
| C | C |
You never make me scream.

Chorus 2

| Gm | Bb |
Oh, it’s not fair and it’s really not okay.
| F | C |
It’s really not okay, it’s really not okay.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care, but all you do is take.
| C | C |
Yeah, all you do is take.

Verse 2 (first half no drums)

| Dm | Dm |
Oh, I lie here in the wet patch in the middle of the bed.
| F | F |
I’m feeling pretty damn hard done by, I spent ages giving head.
| Dm | Dm |
Then I remember all the nice things that you’ve ever said to me.
| F | F |
Maybe I’m just overreacting, maybe you’re the one for me.

Bridge 2

| Dm | Dm |
There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way.
| F | F |
When we go up to bed you’re just no good, it’s such a shame.
| Dm | Dm |
I look into your eyes, I want to get to know you.
| F | F N.C |
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over.

Chorus 3

| Gm | Bb |
It’s not fair, and I think you’re really mean.
| F | C |
I think you’re really mean, I think you’re really mean.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care but you never make me scream.
| C | C |
You never make me scream.

Chorus 4

| Gm | Bb |
Oh, it’s not fair and it’s really not okay.
| F | C |
It’s really not okay, it’s really not okay.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care, but all you do is take.
| C | C |
Yeah, all you do is take.

Solo

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

Bridge 3

| N.C | N.C |
There’s just one thing that’s getting in the way.
| N.C | N.C |
When we go up to bed you’re just no good, it’s such a shame.
| N.C | N.C |
I look into your eyes, I want to get to know you.
| N.C | N.C |
And then you make this noise and it’s apparent it’s all over.

Chorus 5

| Gm | Bb |
It’s not fair, and I think you’re really mean.
| F | C |
I think you’re really mean, I think you’re really mean.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care but you never make me scream.
| C | C |
You never make me scream.

Chorus 6

| Gm | Bb |
Oh, it’s not fair and it’s really not okay.
| F | C |
It’s really not okay, it’s really not okay.
| Gm | Bb |
Oh, you’re supposed to care, but all you do is take.
| C | C | F |
Yeah, all you do is take.



Not Fair Chords: Learn the progressions


Not Fair guitar lesson + TAB

Not Fair employs a simple structure for the verse and bridge just going between chords VI – I, like this:

Verse/Bridge

||: Dm (VI) | Dm | F (I) | F :||

The double chorus is released using the II – IV – I – V progression. This is only varied by skipping the I chord every other time, like this:

Chorus

||: Gm (II) | Bb (IV) | F (I) | C (V) |
| Gm | Bb | C | C :||

As Not Fair is completely diatonic, it’s not the chords that present the challenge, it’s the tempo and exactly what to play on one guitar in a band, or on your own using an acoustic guitar.

Perhaps the best way is to tune down a tone and play in the key of G

As a member, you get several solutions for how to play Not Fair as I provide you with TAB. I’d like to give you a little preview of one of the verse/bridge ideas, it looks like this:

Not Fair chords and TAB, verse and bridge.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Not Fair – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Lily Allen goes Country with Not Fair!

Not Fair by Lily Allen is a humorous country pop hit from the 2009 album It’s Not Me, It’s You.

Following her successful debut Alright, Still (2006) with #1 single Smile, English Lily Allen ditched the pop-reggae influence and went looking for other styles, including Country as she put together her follow-up.

This didn’t work as well in the U.S. as she may have hoped but two singles from the album, The Fear and Not Fair did well back home.

Eventually, the album sold over a million copies, and the singles, put together, even better.



Not Fair Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

There are many more Intermediate Acoustic Songs with chords similar to Not Fair.

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 Not Fair's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.


Lily Allen tunes

Lily Allen wrote Not Fair.

Using MySpace in 2005, Lily Allen managed to build a fanbase, attract the interest of a label, and release her debut the following year.

Her best tunes include Smile, Not Fair, The Fear, and a cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know.


Lily Allen on the web

Listen to Lily Allen on Spotify.


Country & Folk

When you can play Not Fair, check out these Country and Folk tunes as well.

In the primarily acoustic genres of Country & Folk, you must acquire what matters the most: A repertoire. Nothing else will give you the gig.

Learn tunes by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, America, Don McLean, and many more.


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