Always Remember Us This Way
by A Star is Born • Lesson #220 • Feb 28, 2019
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In this lesson I’ll show you an easy acoustic guitar lesson for “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga, as heard in the movie A Star is Born. I’ll teach you the chords, strumming pattern, progressions, and demonstrate a few ways to simplify (and likewise, spice up!) some of the sequences you’ll be playing. If you enjoyed this lesson, check out my others for songs from A Star is Born. Good luck!
- 0:00 Lesson preview & agenda
- 1:45 Chords shapes needed
- 4:53 Chord progressions
- 7:04 Strumming patterns
- 11:18 Chorus: strum & timing
- 14:05 Chorus: advanced voicings
- 16:23 Putting it all together
- 18:03 Farewell & thanks
Lyrics w/ chords
VERSE Am F That Arizona sky... burning in your eyes C G You look at me and, babe... I wanna catch on fire Am F It’s buried in my soul... like California gold C G You found the light in me that I couldn’t find PRE-CHORUS F C So when I'm all choked up and I can't find the words Am G Every time we say goodbye, baby it hurts CHORUS F G Am F G C When the sun goes down... and the band won't play F G C I'll always remember us this way VERSE #2 Am F Lovers in the night... poets trying to write C G We don't know how to rhyme, but damn we try Am F But all I really know... you're where I wanna go C G The part of me that's you will never die PRE-CHORUS F C So when I'm all choked up, and I can't find the words Am G Every time we say goodbye, baby it hurts CHORUS F G Am F G C When the sun goes down... and the band won't play F G Bb I'll always remember us this way... whoa yeah, BRIDGE F I don't wanna be just a memory, baby, yeah C Bb F G Oooh, ooooh.... Oooh, ooooh.... Oooh, ooooh.... ohhhh---- PRE-CHORUS F C So when I'm all choked up, and I can't find the words Am G Every time we say goodbye, baby it hurts CHORUS F G Am F G C When the sun goes down... and the band won't play F G Am I'll always remember us..... this way, whoa yeah OUTRO F G Am When you look at me F G C And the whole world fades F G (no chord) F Bb F C I'll always remember us............. this way-----..... ohhhhhh
Here’s the chord shapes you’ll need for this song, shown in their standard positions. The Bb (B-flat) is a bit tricky, but keep on reading and I’ll show you some tips.
E –––0––––0––––1––––3––– E ––––– E ––6–– B –––1––––1––––1––––0––– B ––3–– B ––6–– G –––0––––2––––2––––0––– G ––3–– G ––7–– D –––2––––2––––3––––0––– D ––3–– or D ––8–– A –––3––––0––––3––––2––– A ––1–– A ––8–– E –––––––––––––1––––3––– E ––––– E ––6–– C Am F G Bb Bb
Here are some creative voicings for these chords, some of which are easier than their normal counterparts above. For the F and Bb, for example, you can get by just fine by only playing the middle 4 of the strings (instead of all 6, which is tougher):
4 string voicings: 3 string voicings: E ––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––– B –––1–––3–––6––– B –––1–––3–––6––– G –––2–––4–––7––– G –––2–––4–––7––– D –––3–––5–––8––– D –––3–––5–––8––– A –––3–––5–––8––– A ––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––– F G Bb F G Bb
Big picture, here’s the progressions you’ll be playing. For each chord listed below (as well as each “/”), you’ll be playing the strumming pattern once. The “/” character means to repeat the prior chord for one measure.
Verse: Am / F / C / G / x2 Pre-chorus: F / C / Am / G / x1 Chorus: F (G) Am F (G) C F G C / x1 Bridge: Bb / F / C / Bb / F / G / x1
For the verse and pre-chorus sections, reference any of the following strumming patterns (based on your ability and preference when it comes to dynamics & volume).
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + D = down strum D D
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + D = down strum D D D D > = accented strum > >
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + D = down strum D D D D U U = up strum > > > = accented strum
There’s one part of the song that deviates from the main strumming pattern – which is the very distinctive chorus. Quite simply, you’ll only want to do downstrums on the following beats:
"....Sun goes down.........band won't play..." E –––1–––––3––0––––––––––––––1–––––3––0––––(3)––––––– B –––1–––––0––1––––––––––––––1–––––0––1–––––––––––––– G –––2–––––0––2––––––––––––––2–––––0––0–––––––––––––– D –––3–––––0––2––––––––––––––3–––––0––2–––––––––––––– A –––3–––––2––0––––––––––––––3–––––2––3–––––––––––––– E –––1–––––3–––––––––––––––––1–––––3––––––––––––––––– F G Am F G C 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
With the chorus, you can also get creative. For example, I like to play these voicings on the “When the sun goes down…” part of the song.
"....Sun goes down.........band won't play..." E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B ––10–––––8––5––––––––––––––1–––––3––5–––––8–––––––– G ––10–––––7––5––––––––––––––2–––––4––5–––––––––––––– D ––10–––––9––7––––––––––––––3–––––5––5–––––––––––––– A ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– F G Am F G C 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
If you liked this, check out out my other lessons for songs from A Star is Born:
Play-along cover (full song):
Maybe It’s Time
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