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Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis): Chords & TAB

In this lesson we are going to learn how to play with the guitar the chords of Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis, paying special attention to the strumming and that magic solo that we will check with its corresponding TAB.

dont look back in anger acordes chords

You’ll see that it’s a very easy song to play and it sounds great on both acoustic and electric guitar.

Don’t Look Back In Anger Chords (and solo TAB)

Although you may have seen some new chords above you have to think that in this version of Don’t Look Back In Anger, the guitar chords are easy.

Strumming pattern

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Oasis Dont’ Look Back In Anger (Chords)

Factors to keep in mind when playing this easy version of Don’t Look Back In Anger:

  • Key: C.

[Intro]
C    F    C    F

[Verse 1]
C               G            Am
Slip inside the eye of your mind
           E7            F    G
Don’t you know you might find
                   C    Am G
A better place to play
C            G            Am
You said that you’d never been
             E7                F   G
But all the things that you’ve seen
             C     Am G F
Slowly fade away

[Prechorus]
F                 Fm             C
So I start a revolution from my bed
           F                Fm            C
‘Cos you said the brains I had went to my head
F                  Fm              C
Step outside, the summertime’s in bloom
G
Stand up beside the fireplace
      E7/G#
And take that look from off your face
Am              G             F      G
You ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out

[Chorus]
C   G         Am         E7            F
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late
         G           C    Am G
as we’re walking on by
     C      G    Am    E7
Her soul slides away,
                F            G
but don’t look back in anger
             C G Am E7 F G C Am G
I heard you say

[Verse 2]
C                G              Am
Take me to the place where you go
       E7      F    G                 C Am G
Where nobody knows, if it’s night or day
C                      G            Am
Please don’t put your life in the hands
     E7             F     G                  C   Am G
of a rock and roll band, who’ll throw it all away

[Prechorus]
F                      Fm             C
I’m gonna start a revolution from my bed
           F                Fm            C
‘Cos you said the brains I had went to my head
F                  Fm              C
Step outside, the summertime’s in bloom
G
Stand up beside the fireplace
E7/G#
Take that look from off your face
     Am             G             F      G
Cos you ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out

[Chorus]
C   G         Am         E7            F
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late
         G           C    Am G
as we’re walking on by
    C      G    Am    E7
My soul slides away,
                F            G
but don’t look back in anger
             C G Am E7 F G C Am G
I heard you say

[Solo]
e|----------------------------------------------8---------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------8---------------------------|
G|----5--7b8r7-7b8r7-7b8r7--5-----------5---8h9----5-----5------------------|
D|--7--------------------------5---5h7----------------7---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-5--7b8r7-7b8r7-7b8r7--5-----5---5--------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5--5h7-5------5--------------------------5--7-|
A|--------------------------------------5h7---7p5-3----------3--5--5s7------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------1--5-----------------|

e|--------------------------------------8--8--8h10--8-------8------8------8-|
B|----------------------------8--8--10-----------------8h10---8h10---8h10---|
G|-5--5--7b9--7--5-----5---s9-----------------------------------------------|
D|------------------7-------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------8------8--8h10p8------8------8------8-------12----12----12----12----|
B|-8h10---8h10-----------8h10---8h10---8h10---8h10--15b17-15b17-15b17-15b17-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12----12-----------------------------------17----------------------------|
B|-15b17-15b17--15b17r15--13----13--15--15b17---b17r15--15-17-15-17---------|
G|---------------------------14---------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------12-12-------12-12-------12-12-------12-12-------12-12--12---------|
B|--15b17-------15b17-------15b17-------15b17-------15b17--------15b17------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
C   G         Am         E7            F
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late
         G           C    Am G
as we’re walking on by
     C      G    Am    E7
Her soul slides away,
                F            G
but don’t look back in anger
             C G Am E7 F G C Am G
I heard you say
C   G         Am         E7            F
So Sally can wait, she knows it’s too late
         G           C    Am G
as we’re walking on by
    C      G    Am    E7
My soul slides away,
               F
But don’t look back in anger
           Fm
Don’t look back in anger
             C G Am E7 F Fm                C
I heard you say            At least not today

Some tips to make it easier

If you found this version of the song difficult to play, simply substitute the inverted E7/G# chord for E7. And if you don’t know the guitar dominant 7th chords yet, you can simply play E instead of E7, although I advise you in this case to try to learn the 7th version because it is actually easier to play.

Review of the song and some fun facts

Dont Look Back In Anger is a song by the rock band Oasis, released in 1995 within their second studio album, whose name is (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?.

It started off as a song of defiance, about this woman: She’s metaphorically seeing the diary of her life pass by, and she’s thinking, ‘You know what? I have no regrets.’ She’s raising a glass to it

Noel Gallagher

Although this song is sung by Noel Gallagher, it was going to be initially sing by his brother Liam. The problem is that Liam wanted to sing both Don’t Look Back In Anger and Wonderwall, so Noel told him to pick one and he would sing the other.

dont look back in anger chords

Another interesting aspect that we can find in the song is the great influence of The beatles and, especially, of John Lennon, as the intro is taken from the Imagine song. In addition, the phrase “So I start a revolution from my bed” is a clear reference to the peace protest initiated by Lennon and Yoko during the Vietnam War.

And the fact is that the influence that the scouser singer has had on the Manchester musician has always been very strong. So much so that Noel has come to refer to “Don’t Look Back In Anger” as his “Hey Jude”, due to the tremendous success and transcendence that the song has had.

Transcendence that increased, by the way, after the terrible attack suffered at the Manchester Arena during a concert of Ariana Grande in which 22 people died.

Likewise, the song has been embraced in the world of football as an anthem after England’s defeat during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

As for awards and certifications, this single reached the highest positions in the charts of Ireland, Scotland, England or Canada, to name a few countries. Likewise, it has won several gold and platinum certification in places like Finland, United Kingdom or Japan.

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