How To Play Love Me Tender

At the Movies ~ "Love Me Tender", 1956
At the Movies ~ "Love Me Tender", 1956 (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)


Love Me Tender was written in 1956 by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson. It's a moderately slow ballad with 4/4 time signature. Here's the popular song in the Key of D that so many enjoy.

Chords to Love Me Tender (UltimateGuitar.com)



Intro: |D    |

Verse 1:

D              |E7            |A7           |D   |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME SWEET  NE-VER LET ME GO,
D                 |E7              |A7            |D   |
YOU HAVE MADE   MY LIFE COM-PLETE   AND I LOVE YOU SO.

Chorus:

D       F#7    |Bm      D7   |G      Gm        |D   |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME TRUE  ALL MY DREAMS FUL-FILL,
D      B7     |E7         |A7           |D   |
FOR MY DARLIN' I LOVE YOU  AND I AL-WAYS WILL.

Verse 2:

D              |E7           |A7             |D    |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME LONG  TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART,
D                  |E7        |A7             |D   |
FOR IT'S THERE THAT I BE-LONG  AND WE'LL NEVER PART.

Chorus:

D       F#7    |Bm      D7   |G      Gm        |D   |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME TRUE  ALL MY DREAMS FUL-FILL,
D      B7     |E7         |A7          |D   |
FOR MY DARLIN' I LOVE YOU  AND I ALWAYS WILL.

Verse 3:

D              |E7           |A7             |D   |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME DEAR  TELL ME YOU ARE MINE,
D                    |E7            |A7             |D   |
I'LL BE YOURS THROUGH ALL THE YEARS  TILL THE END OF TIME.

Chorus/Outro:

D       F#7    |Bm      D7   |G      Gm        |D   |
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME TRUE  ALL MY DREAMS FUL-FILL,
                                 /      /
D      B7     |E7         |A7          |D         |
FOR MY DARLIN' I LOVE YOU  AND I ALWAYS WILL.



Chord Chart in Key of G

Verse 1:

G               A7             D7sus D7      G   Am7 D7
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME SWEET  NE-VER LET ME GO,
G               A7                 D7sus D7        G 
YOU HAVE MADE   MY LIFE COM-PLETE   AND I LOVE YOU SO.

Chorus:

G       B7      Em      G7    C      Cm         G
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME TRUE  ALL MY DREAMS FUL-FILL,
    Dm6 E7+5 E7  A7         D7sus D7     G   Am7 D7
FOR MY DARLIN' I LOVE YOU  AND I AL-WAYS WILL.

Verse 2:

G               A7           D7sus D7          G Am7 D7
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME LONG  TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART,
G                   A7        D7sus D7           G
FOR IT'S THERE THAT I BE-LONG  AND WE'LL NEVER PART.

Chorus:

G       B7      Em      G7    C      Cm         G
LOVE ME TENDER  LOVE ME TRUE  ALL MY DREAMS FUL-FILL,
    Dm6 E7+5 E7 A7          D7sus D7    G
FOR MY DARLIN' I LOVE YOU  AND I ALWAYS WILL.

Slash Chords For The Piano

G/BDG Love me tender
A/C#GA love me sweet
D/ACEG Nev-
D/CDF# er let me
G/BDG go.
D/GCE
D/F#CD
G/BDG
G/BDG You have made my
A/C#GA life complete
D/ACEG and
D/CDF# I
D/CE love
D/CDF# you
G/BDG so.
G/DGB Love me
F#/D#AB tender
E/BEGB love me
D/BFGB true 
C/CEB All my
C/CEbG dreams ful-
G/DGB fill.
G/DGB For
F/DAB my
E/DG#C dar-lin
A/C#GA I love you,
D/ACEG and
D/CDF# I
D/DF#B al-
D/CF#A ways
G/BDG

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