Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) chords by Stevie Wonder


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Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

||: (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) :||
Hey, hey! Oh yeah, baby

Verse 1

| F | Dm |
Like a fool, I went and stayed too long.
| F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
Now, I’m wondering if your love’s still strong. Ooh baby, here I am.
| C11 | (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) |
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours. Mm.

Verse 2

| F | Dm |
Then that time I went and said goodbye.
| F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
Now, I’m back and not ashamed to cry. Oh baby, here I am.
| C7 | F (C D F) | F |
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours. Hey!

Chorus 1

| F Gm7 | Bb7 | F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Here I am, baby, oh, you got my future in your hands.
| F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Here I am, baby, ah-ah, you got my future in your
| F Gm7 | Bb7 |
hands. Hey, yeah. I’ve done a lot of foolish things.

Instrumental

||: (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) :||
That I really didn’t mean, yeah, yeah, didn’t I? Oh, babe.

Verse 3

| F | Dm |
Seen a lot of things in this old world.
| F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
When I touch them, they mean nothing, girl. Ooh baby, here I am.
| C11 | (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) |
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours, ah, I’m yours.

Verse 4

| F | Dm |
Oh, wee baby, you set my soul on fire.
| F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
That’s why I know you’re my heart’s only desire. Oh baby, here I am.
| C7 | F (C D F) | F |
Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours.

Chorus 2

| F Gm7 | Bb7 | F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Here I am, baby, wo-oh, you got my future in your hands, baby.
| F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Here I am, baby, ah, you got my future in your
| F Gm7 | Bb7 |
hands, baby. Yeah, I’ve done a lot of foolish things.

Instrumental

||: (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) :||
That I really didn’t mean, I could be a broken man.
But here I am. Watch out with my future babe.

Chorus 3

| F Gm7 | Bb7 | F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Ah-ha, here I am, baby (signed, sealed, deliver, I’m yours).
| F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Here I am, baby, get it (signed, sealed, deliver, I’m yours).
| F Gm7 | Bb7 | F Gm7 | Bb7 |
Ooh baby (here I am, baby, signed, sealed, deliver, I’m your, yeah)


Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Chords and chord progressions

The chord progression for Signed, Sealed, Delivered is usually somewhat correct when bands play it at parties every Saturday night, that’s not the problem, it’s the extensions and passing chords that everyone gets wrong.

Let’s go through all sections, starting with the intro riff, which is a modal interchange as it’s the F Mixolydian scale, even though the tune is in F Ionian.

Moving down we get FEbDCBb – (Ab) AF. Only the 9th is missed out, and the 3rd has a minor to major slur.

When the verse kicks in we go FDm, no extensions here! This is chord I – VI. As we play it again, an F11 is used as a passing chord before we go to chord IV, extended to a dom7, like a blues, Bb7.

Finally, we play chord V, a C11. Finish all this off with that intro/instrumental riff again and the full verse looks like this:

| F | Dm | F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
| C11 | (F Eb D C) | (Bb Bb Ab A F) |

As we play another verse, we do all this again for bars 1-4, then change the ending so the new verse looks like this instead:

| F | Dm | F | Dm F11 | Bb7 |
| C7 | F (C D F) | F |

The chorus is just chords I – IV7, with a passing chord in chord II, like this:

||: F Gm7 | Bb7 :||

And that’s all the chords for Signed, Sealed Delivered, play along with the video above and you’ll see how those little passing chords and correct extensions really do make a difference.

If you want to be a working guitar player, it’s getting details like this right that will get you the gig. The reason this is the case is down to the fact that it’s always other musicians that will recommend you.

Nothing will impress a bass player or keyboard player more than a guitarist that plays the correct chords!


One of the most obvious wedding tunes

One of Stevie Wonder‘s biggest tunes we find in Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours).

Released in 1970, this was one of the first big hits that Stevie co-wrote, up until now, it had mainly been covers or songs written for him. He also produced it and showed the world what was about to come from him.

In the charts, it reached #1 in the U.S. but it wasn’t as big of a chart success as we may think, instead, this is a tune with an enormous legacy, covered by most working bands on a weekly basis.

But it’s not just every wedding band that plays this Stevie Wonder classic, an impressive list of singers have recorded their version, for example, The Osmonds, Blue, Angie Stone, Ronan Keating, Chaka Khan, Craig David, Michael Bolton, Rufus Wainwright, and Justin Timberlake.