Señorita chords by Camila Cabello


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Señorita | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Am7 | Am7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | E7#9 | G |

Chorus 1

| Am7 | Am7 |
I love it when you call me señorita.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, it’s true, la-la-la.
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running, ooh, you keep me coming for ya.

Verse 1

| Am7 | Am7 |
Land in Miami, the air was hot from summer rain
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
Sweat dripping off me, before I even knew her name, la-la-la
| E7#9 | G |
It felt like ooh, la-la-la. Yeah, no.
| Am7 | Am7 |
Sapphire moonlight, we danced for hours in the sand.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
Tequila sunrise, her body fit right in my hands, la-la-la.
| E7#9 | G |
It felt like ooh, la-la-la, yeah.

Chorus 2

| Am7 | Am7 |
I love it when you call me señorita.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, it’s true, la-la-la.
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running. Ooh, you know.
| Am7 | Am7 |
I love it when you call me señorita.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave ya.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, it’s true, la-la-la.
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running. Ooh, you keep me coming for ya.

Verse 3

| Am7 | Am7 |
Locked in the hotel, there’s just some things that never change
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
You say we’re just friends, but friends don’t know the way you taste, la-la-la
| E7#9 | G N.C |
‘Cause you know it’s been a long time coming don’t you let me fall, oh.
| Am7 | Am7 |
Ooh, when your lips undress me, hooked on your tongue.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 N.C |
Ooh, love, your kiss is deadly, don’t stop.

Chorus 3

| Am7 | Am7 |
I love it when you call me señorita.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, it’s true, la-la-la.
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running, ooh, you know.
| Am7 | Am7 |
I love it when you call me señorita.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave ya.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
But every touch is ooh, la-la-la, it’s true, la-la-la (true, la-la).
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running, ooh, you keep me coming for ya.

Middle 8

| Am7 | Am7 |
All along I’ve been coming for ya (for ya).
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
And I hope it meant something to ya (ooh).
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
Call my name, I’ll be coming for ya.
| E7#9 | G |
Coming for ya, coming for ya, coming for ya.

Outro

| Am7 | Am7 |
For ya.
| Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
For ya (oh, she loves it when I call).
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
For ya.
| E7#9 | G |
Ooh, I should be running, ooh, you keep me coming for ya.



Señorita Chords: Learn the progressions


Señorita guitar lesson + TAB T

This is an excellent tune for those of you with a loop pedal as it’s the same chord progression throughout, with just a few stops to consider.

If you searched the internet for Senorita chords and managed to avoid Justin TImberlake‘s tune, you’ve probably seen these chords for Camila Cabello‘s Señorita:

||: Am | Am | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
| F | F | E | G :||

Or, sometimes Em7 instead of E. Neither is correct. This is the actual chord progression for Señorita, with all extensions:

||: Am7 | Am7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 |
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | E7#9 | G :||

Try both along with the original recording and you’ll be able to tell how these subtle changes do make a difference.

Apart from all three first chords being extended, it’s that E chord that causes the most confusion. Funnily enough, if you combine the two suggestions, Em7 and E, you get the correct chord, E7#9, also known as the Jimi Hendrix chord.

As much fun as it is to loop the progression and then drink beer or solo for the next 4 minutes, I would like to make a case for playing Senorita’s chords in all kinds of different ways as it provides variation.

Variation is needed if you play this on one acoustic guitar with a singer as the lack of complex vocal production calls for something to fill the space.

Here’s one way you could play Señorita’s chords on just one acoustic guitar.

Senorita chords and TAB idea 1

Members dive deeper into this example and get more TAB, if you practice all, you’ll soon find yourself improvising, playfully moving around the neck.

We also look at how the melody is essentially a minor version of I’m Yours and how nursery rhyme-style hit writing is the key to success in modern songwriting (a bit more on this below).

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Señorita – Guitar Lesson with TAB.

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Señorita is a minor version of I’m Yours!

Nursery rhyme style hit writing is all over pop music these days, an extremely simple melody, hitting all the money notes is looped for most of the tune, only changed using production techniques.

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz is another excellent example of this, I go through the melody and why it’s a hit in 8 steps in the intermediate acoustic course.

In the full lesson for Senorita, we compare the two tunes, below is a preview of the concept.

It is useful to have TAB when describing melodies on the guitar but it is also possible that the message is lost as you focus on fretnumbers when what you should be paying attention to is intervals.

Try finding the intervals for Señorita’s melody in relation to each chord, like this:

  • Am7 – m3 – R – 5 – m3 – 2 – b7 (2 – m3 – 2 – R – 2)
  • Cmaj7 – R – 5 – 3 – R – maj7 – 5 (maj7 – R – maj7 – 6 – 5)
  • Fmaj7 – R – 5
  • E7#9 – 5 – b6 – 5 – b6 – 5 – #9
  • G – 3 – 4 – 3 – 4 – 3 – R

The intervals for Am7 and Cmaj7 are different, yet it’s almost the same notes (see TAB below). The same goes for the E7#9 and G chords, here’s the TAB, make sure you can see the intervals!

Senorita chords and TAB melody Em shape

This entire chorus melody (and therefore the tune) is played during the intro. This is genius since whatever you are about to hear is just this or a variation on the theme that’s already been planted in your brain.

Members go deeper when analysing what’s going on here and get more TAB so we can learn from this and write our own hits, or solos which work in the same way – target notes vs tension!



Señorita Chords | Related Pages


Intermediate Acoustic

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

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 Señorita's chords, try these five tunes from the songbook.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello wrote Señorita.

Following in Harry Styles’s footsteps, Camila Cabello came to fame through the TV show X Factor and the girl band Fifth Harmony.

Her best tunes include Crying In The Club, Havana, Sangria Wine, Señorita, and Bam Bam.


Camila Cabello on the web

Listen to Camila Cabello on Spotify.


Dance, Disco & Funk

When you can play Señorita, try these Dance, Disco & Funk tunes as well.

The genre’s Dance, Disco & Funk have a clear goal – To make people dance! Study these songs and you’ll get better at playing rhythm guitar.

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Pop & Rock

There are many more Pop & Rock tunes with chords simialr to Señorita.

Whenever a tune doesn’t fit into a specific genre, it tends to end up here, in the Pop & Rock section.

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Dan Lundholm wrote this article about Señorita's chords.

This article on Señorita’s chords was written by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and how learning guitar with Spytunes has evolved.

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