Rolling In The Deep chords by Adele


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Rolling In The Deep | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| C5 | C5 |

Verse 1

| C5 | C5 G5 |
There’s a fire starting in my heart.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark.
| C5 | C5 G5 |
Finally, I can see you crystal clear.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
Go ahead and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship bare

Verse 2

| C5 | C5 G5 |
See how I’ll leave with every piece of you.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.
| C5 | C5 G5 |
There’s a fire starting in my heart.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark.

Bridge 1

| Ab | Bb |
The scars of your love remind me of us.
| Gm | Ab |
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.
| Ab | Bb |
The scars of your love they leave me breathless.
| Gm | G |
I can’t help feeling, we could’ve had it.

Chorus 1

| Cm | Bb |
All (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).
| Cm | Bb |
You had my heart inside of your hands (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
And you played it to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).

Verse 3

| C5 | C5 G5 |
Baby, I have no story to be told.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
But I’ve heard one on you, now I’m gonna make your head burn.
| C5 | C5 G5 |
Think of me in the depths of your despair.
| G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |
Make a home down there, as mine sure won’t be shared.

Bridge 2

| Ab | Bb |
The scars of your love remind me of us (never had met me, tears are gonna fall).
| Gm | Ab |
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all (rolling in the deep).
| Ab | Bb |
The scars of your love (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Gm | G |
They leave me breathless, I can’t help feeling. (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep) We could’ve had it.

Chorus 2

| Cm | Bb |
All (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).
| Cm | Bb |
You had my heart inside of your hands (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
And you played it, to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep). Could have had it.

Chorus tag

| Ab | Bb | Cm | Bb |
All. Rolling in the deep.
| Ab | Ab |
You had my heart inside of your hands.
| Bb | Bb |
But you played it, with a beating.

Verse 4 (breakdown)

| N.C | N.C |
Throw your soul through every open door (whoa).
| N.C | N.C |
Count your blessings to find what you look for (whoa).
| (Cm) | (Cm) |
Turn my sorrow into treasured gold (whoa).
| (Cm) | (Cm) |
You pay me back in kind and reap just what you’ve sown.

Chorus 3 (breakdown)

| Cm | Bb |
(You’re gonna wish you, never had met me) we could’ve had it all.
| Ab | Ab Bb |
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep) we could’ve had it all, yeah.
| Cm | Bb |
(You’re gonna wish you, never had met me) it all, it all, it all .
| Ab | Ab Bb |
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep). We could’ve had it.

Chorus 4

| Cm | Bb |
All (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).
| Cm | Bb |
You had my heart inside of your hands (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
And you played it, to the beat (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep). Could have had it.

Chorus 5

| Cm | Bb |
All (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb |
Rolling in the deep (tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep).
| Cm | Bb |
You had my heart inside of your hands (you’re gonna wish you, never had met me).
| Ab | Ab Bb | Cm N.C |
But you played it, you played it, you played it, you played it to the beat.


Rolling In The Deep chords and progressions

Adele‘s smash hit Rolling In The Deep is played in the key of Cm. The chords are diatonic and common, what’s different is the rhythmic placement.

The verse is a VI – IIIx – V – IIIx – V, like this:

| Cm | Cm G | G Bb | Bb G Bb |

However, and this is very important, all chords are power chords, like this:

| C5 | C5 G5 | G5 Bb5 | Bb5 G5 Bb5 |

Their movement tells us subconsciously which are minor or major. Not actually playing the triad increases the anticipation, genius!

The rhythm is such that it stays for an extra 8th note before the chord changes. This is very unusual, normally it’s early, on the 4+, not the 1+. Below are rhythm slashes illustrating how to play Rolling In The Deep’s chords.

Rolling In The Deep chords and rhythm guitar

The bridge starts on chord IV, the Ab, goes up to V, then down to III. When this idea is repeated, finish with GmG, that’s III – IIIx, like this:

| Ab | Bb | Gm | Ab |
| Ab | Bb | Gm | G |

Rolling In The Deep’s chorus chords are VI – V – IV – V, like this:

||: Cm | Bb | Ab | Ab Bb :||

The chorus tag, which only appears once uses the same chords, just puts them in a new order, like this:

| Ab | Bb | Cm | Bb |
| Ab | Ab | Bb | Bb |


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