by Bruno Mars tabs | tabbed by Sunny_G
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+41   December 4 2012, 03:01 pm by merlovesmusic |
Looooveeee this song, chords are perfect! Thank youuu!xx
+10   December 6 2012, 07:43 am by Sunny_G |
Thank you :) I absolutely LOVE this song as well!
I did make a few mistakes in the initial tab though... :(

In the Refrain there should be an Em chord just before the Am chord and I also stuffed up the timing of the C and G chords at the end of the Refrain. Should be fixed up once it goes through though, along with some mistakes in the lyrics.

Hope you enjoy :)
Bruno Mars is AMAZING!
+2   January 26 2013, 09:57 am by ahmadmuqriz |
damn!! this is the right one! ...... been searching this perfect for a long time,.... :)
+1   February 2 2013, 03:11 am by Armando17 |
Thank you so much for uploading this song chord

love it so much :)
-1   February 5 2013, 04:06 am by Franz0904 |
does anyone have a more easier replacement for the Bb?
+2   February 5 2013, 06:21 pm by givend1 |
Great tab! Transpose down -5 capo on 5th fret. Perfect for real beginers :)
February 9 2013, 05:51 pm by maceylu98 |
Loved it!! Bruno Mars rocks<3

His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez!! It's all over msn. O.o
-1   February 9 2013, 05:52 pm by maceylu98 |
Dm @franz0904
February 15 2013, 12:24 pm by JoshMcil |
this is spot on well done:) 5*
March 2 2013, 08:17 am by maria_agl_q |
I just wanna cry myself outttttt!!! :'(
March 3 2013, 12:20 am by emzplayzguitar |
amazing! OMG I am in love with this song so I am so stoked I now have the chords! Thanks :)
-1   March 4 2013, 02:27 am by LasloMatherson |
Thankyou.....i find that transposing it into F is the most comfortable range ...... thazz juzz me..... but needless to say..... you've got it spot on!!!!
+1   March 7 2013, 05:45 pm by Payzkie |
Simply beautiful song..luv u bruno mars
+2   March 9 2013, 09:41 am by catking99 |
This song is soooooo much better than Locked Out of Heaven.
+2   March 9 2013, 09:42 am by catking99 |
Does anyone else notice that Bruno Mars uses Dm a lot?
+2   March 10 2013, 12:53 pm by chivemeister |
Hey - great tab all in all, but I have one correction. In the refrain at the end, the C chord is actually a C/G in preparation for C major (it's a G6/4 chord resolving to C). For those interested, here's a PDF on this convention (cadential 6 4 resoulation): http://www.clarkross.ca/102-Cad64.pdf
+1   March 10 2013, 02:24 pm by ctamb |
these chords were almost perfect. just had to clean up the timing a bit, but other than that, it was fine
-1   March 10 2013, 03:20 pm by ctamb |
play a b chord but play it one fret higher
+3   March 11 2013, 05:21 pm by iaincollins1111 |
am pretty new to playing the guitar and am just wondering how do you find out the strumming pattern?
+1   March 13 2013, 06:41 am by SKUXX_DELUXE |
Churrrrr, this is the best but, i think in the bridge it goes

[Bridge]

F G C Bm Am Em
Although it hurts I'll be the first to say that I was wrong
D7
Oh, I know I'm probably much too late
Dm
To try and apologize for my mistakes
G
But I just want you to know
+2   March 13 2013, 08:38 am by cK Nir |
great tab :)
+2   March 20 2013, 05:09 pm by vampiresister |
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
+2   March 22 2013, 02:18 pm by evankeren |
this song is very touching, ur chord also awesome, it matching perfectly with the song, love it!
-1   March 27 2013, 03:32 pm by atbrock55 |
The only suggestion I have is if you are beginning or just learning the chord Dm you can use D instead it sounds about the same. Otherwise great chords!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+3   March 27 2013, 09:53 pm by ctamb |
they are totally different
+1   March 29 2013, 10:36 am by terryangx |
best chords ever
+1   April 3 2013, 05:53 am by ST_Guitar_Hero |
Well i have to agree to all the other guys who comment this tab!
It's awesome and perfect. Thank you!
April 3 2013, 02:06 pm by alyssa.thompson |
Wha is the strumming pattern? I'm performing this for my school talent show and auditions are next week, but I don't know the pattern! HELP! Thanks for the chords, though!
April 4 2013, 07:33 am by Lowwaa |
LOVE IT! Thanks!
April 6 2013, 04:20 pm by wpfml |
Spot on thanks very much
April 9 2013, 07:27 am by tonnnn86 |
Just do a simple 2 down strums per bar on beats 1 & 3. (Generally 2 strums per chord really apart from the F to Fm).
April 11 2013, 08:28 am by Bluealex |
Wounderful chords :D
April 11 2013, 10:41 pm by peaceofminedrec |
Great job!!!
only correction I think I see is this:
Em Am Em
It all just sounds like ooh, ooh, oooh, oooh

the Am should be a C major

thanks!
Joshua Jimenez Music

Is that correct I didn't post tabs so I posted as comment? Hope so.
April 16 2013, 11:41 pm by rtogurl |
This song just moves me. I had a hard time singing along without sheding a tear...LOL
April 16 2013, 11:44 pm by rtogurl |
How did the audition go?
April 19 2013, 11:44 am by abrudan.corneli |
Perfect !!!!
April 20 2013, 07:44 am by JayMusicify |
brilliant chords! Spot on!
April 20 2013, 01:39 pm by supercow21 |
What is the strumming pattern for this i cant get it exactly right.
April 26 2013, 03:23 pm by lucianblackreig |
thanks for this chords. nicely done!
April 29 2013, 11:48 am by tina.marinitsch |
by
Bb C
Mmm too young, too dumb to realize
it's better an G instead of Bb :)
btw. brilliant chrods !
May 4 2013, 09:21 am by ethan7839 |
Amazing just amazing
-2   May 10 2013, 07:52 am by loniloniloni |
Really dislike the song, however i've just played it as a request for my friends. Good!
May 10 2013, 10:46 am by juliet175 |
Can you play the ; bb . In another chord, that sounds the same? or not?
May 16 2013, 12:10 pm by torisunnucks |
LOVE IT <3.
May 17 2013, 05:08 am by allycat123 |
this is amazing
May 17 2013, 10:50 pm by MyTrueSelf |
perfect chords...perfect <3
May 19 2013, 02:56 am by litcguitarist |
Sounds way better if you tune down half a step and instead play the chorus as power chords for the F and the G.
May 22 2013, 08:20 pm by zentraed |
Great job, but a few of these should be slash chords. For example, it goes C Em/B to Am each time, and the end of the refrain goes Bb C/G and then G at the start of the chorus. I've used this tab at the piano bar I work at more than once. Thanks!
May 27 2013, 11:41 am by Aysek |
its cool it actually has the right chords...
May 27 2013, 10:58 pm by NickFerra |
perfect!!! Love playing this song on the guitar.
May 29 2013, 09:25 pm by catking99 |
How can you hate the song?
May 29 2013, 09:50 pm by loniloniloni |
Way overplayed.
May 29 2013, 10:01 pm by botchaness |
thanks bro.. :D
June 4 2013, 06:50 am by andrew.panggabe |
I like This Chord It's
PERFECT................:)
+1   June 11 2013, 09:28 am by Silverhart_19 |
like-like-like
-1   June 11 2013, 10:21 pm by MFolstad |
hate-hate-hate
June 14 2013, 03:28 pm by kiki1796 |
These chords are brilliant thanks yo.. :)
-2   June 15 2013, 11:49 am by StormyJackSparr |
no
June 15 2013, 09:16 pm by brianlakeman |
This chart has helped me finally conquer the dreaded E major! Still an amateur, barre chords are a major struggle for me. I can at least check E major off the list. Peace out.
June 17 2013, 02:40 pm by GracieG123 |
WOW I love this song, chords are perfect!!!!!!!! :) THANK YOU!
June 21 2013, 12:30 am by rhepa |
this one is great
July 1 2013, 12:23 pm by ansopanso |
Em in the verses and chords must be an G/B I think but it's really good!
July 2 2013, 09:06 am by Guitarznewbie |
Yeehaw!!! Great chords and nailed straight like a bullseye!
July 4 2013, 10:49 pm by CRUSHES.20 |
Thank's for the Chord's . it was so helpful to me, as a beginner :)
+1   July 9 2013, 02:01 pm by rexboxy |
Thanks chivemeister for the great tip/resource -- Loved the "possible" vs. "yikes!" example on the pdf! ;)
July 15 2013, 06:08 am by student_jeff |
WHAT A GREAT SONG AND CHORDS ! YEAH ! \m/ Thanks Men !
July 19 2013, 09:01 pm by cruelassassin79 |
Men nice, the sound just fit right :D
July 22 2013, 01:19 am by texasstrummer82 |
Dang! Perfect! :)
July 29 2013, 09:47 am by kent12t |
Great !!! I'm not seeing / hearing any mistake from these chords
July 31 2013, 03:53 pm by catking99 |
GAHHH the radio ruins everything.
August 28 2013, 11:18 pm by KlonKe2 |
guys, ver 9 are is more complete, check it out!
August 30 2013, 06:38 pm by Mcfly76 |
Sounds perfect to me!!
August 31 2013, 03:30 pm by jordanhicks |
Matches up perfectly with the piano. Awesome job!
September 10 2013, 09:43 pm by alfakiraomega |
Amazing song, the timing is a few of out his place, but this chords are very well. Thanks for this.
September 19 2013, 05:37 am by maya10 |
Amazing! Love it!
September 25 2013, 10:24 pm by eLbOne69 |
nice job. nice chords and i love this song too. two thumbs up..
September 26 2013, 10:49 pm by kevinlamagurung |
whats the stumping pattern...?
September 29 2013, 02:34 pm by steelstring18 |
Great tab been working on a fingerpicking pattern!! Any ideas??
-1   October 5 2013, 02:55 pm by CaptnOats10101 |
this makes me sad for humanity, guitar, and music in general that this is a top tab...what about jimmy page, omar rodriguez lopez,Teppei Teranishi, Kurt cobain, Jeff Beck,Wes Montgomery, jimi FUCKIN hendrix, Keith Richards, stevie ray vaughn? josh homme, angus young, robby Krieger, eddie van halen, Jonny Greenwood, Ed Obrien, Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, Joe Perry, Brian May, Bo diddley, Dick Dale, Tom Morello, George Harrison, John frusciante, Jack White, Dime bag Darrel, James Hetfield,Duane eddy, jeff buckley, John lennon, Johnny Marr, muddy waters, Colin frangicetto,santana, Duane alman, bb king, eric clapton,chuck berry, david gilmour, Brendan Ekstrom, syd barret, eliott smith?...This isnt even a guitar song! ahhhhh
+1   October 7 2013, 06:21 pm by s7peterson |
Shut the hell up don't come on tabs just to hate
October 8 2013, 03:55 am by nica.camatoy |
sounds great :)
October 27 2013, 07:48 am by George____T |
Oooooooo! Nice.
October 29 2013, 05:38 am by xman boing |
man!!!!! can't u give the strumming pattern in the easy sequence like dudud or somthing...
November 11 2013, 10:31 pm by skippybockens |
So this is an amazing song, and you did a good job tabbing it for guitar. I really like it on piano though. This chords when played on piano sound even better than the guitar. But overall it's a really good tab.
November 18 2013, 07:22 pm by mark7491 |
totally different is correct
November 19 2013, 05:46 pm by maddiew1324 |
I love most of those artist but the thing is about this song is the lyrics... when people go through a break up they want to listen to a song like this.. it has a nice melody and they put it in guitar chords because not everyone knows how to play the piano....there is absolutely nothing wrong with the song and it is my go-to song when I need it! but I give this tab 5 stars :)
November 24 2013, 08:30 am by Emma.B |
CHORDS ARE JUST PERFECT! Thanks! ;)
November 29 2013, 08:00 pm by cortexcmdr |
Thanks! I thought this sounded wrong too.
December 8 2013, 01:05 pm by dougstew |
i didnt think id like playing this song as much as i have been. these tabs are better than the others forsure
December 10 2013, 12:05 am by huhuateng |
Perfect!!!!!This ia an amazing song !!!
December 17 2013, 04:14 pm by billylight70 |
good but capo on 1st
January 10 2014, 12:08 pm by xiceshardx |
THIS IS PERFECT 5 STARS!!!!! <3333333333333
+1   January 21 2014, 10:09 pm by lorne.hemmerlin |
Try G/B in the verses when transitioning from the C to Am, then FMaj7 in place of the F in the choruses. http://www.bubblews.com/news/1981802-how-to-play-when-i-was-your-man-on-guitar-bruno-mars-chords-strumming-pattern
February 3 2014, 10:48 pm by darlingg |
I love playing it! Especially switching from F to Fm.
February 7 2014, 02:37 pm by wolfdame |
Love this song. Does anyone else have a problem printing?
February 12 2014, 09:16 am by aburroughs16 |
i love this song,though wt would the rythm pattern be?
February 15 2014, 10:29 pm by isabelcrest |
This song sounds great on guitar.
Thanks for the chords. I was also able to play When I was your man through this step by step video tutorial. Very cool site where you can cut your own video to make it easier to follow

Here's a link to When I was your man: http://www.stepup.io/videos/0aa510f2510158b1

Check it out. It will really help you play this in an awesome way
March 17 2014, 12:46 pm by Swirlman1 |
I know it's not exactly right but I cant play Cm to save my life so if you're a novice like me I think it's alright to Substitute Cadd9 and it sounds alright to me.
March 17 2014, 12:47 pm by Swirlman1 |
yep this sounds right I played it on piano too and that's just like how Bruno played it.
April 18 2014, 03:11 pm by Julia Heaven |
Perfect chords and I simply can't sing this damn song ;)
April 23 2014, 07:35 am by durur5 |
woaawww !!!!! really good ... love it ... i want to say is ... just awsome !!! :D
May 1 2014, 02:55 pm by fireflash1010 |
I go to choir and we had to learn the song happy.i lisened to it like 50 times
May 29 2014, 07:39 am by myrrie02 |
Wow! itīs amazing, these are the perfect chords! Thank you!!!
May 30 2014, 08:11 am by SilBe500 |
Great Tab :D
I like it very much....
June 9 2014, 02:19 am by _ajayyy |
finally someone can find the right chords to this! thankyouuu! 100% amazing
June 9 2014, 02:20 am by _ajayyy |
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