Unchained Melody Chord Chart

Welcome to my Unchained Melody chord chart by the Righteous Brothers. This was a student request so thought I would put it up here. This song isn’t too bad. Most of it is easy chords but there is a Eb and an Fm that we have to contend with towards the end of the song. Now if you are not familiar with barre chords, don’t worry about playing them. Count the beat then continue when you get to the next chord. If you are familiar with power chords, you can always play a Eb power chord and an F power chord.

This song is in 6/8 time which means we will be counting to 6 for each chord. In the verse, each chord is played for two measures while in the chorus, they are played for one measure.

Strumming:
1 2 3 4 5 6
DDD DDD 

If you wan to accent the 1st and 4th beat, go right ahead.

Unchained Melody
by The Righteous Brothers

Verse
C              Am            F                    G                     C

Oh,  my love, my darling, I've hungered for your touch
   Am                  G
A long, lonely time
          C              Am        F                G                  C
And time goes by so slowly and time can do so  much
        Am                G           G
Are you still miiiiiiiiiiiine
    C                 G       Am        Em
I need your love,      I nee--eed your love
            F                           G                      C              C7
God speed your love tooooo-ooooo me

Chorus
F                        G                  F                Eb
Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea
F                       G                  C      C
To the open arms of the sea
   F                    G                      F                   Eb
Lonely rivers sigh, wait for me, wait for me
 F                         G                      C        C
I'll be coming home, wait for me

Verse
C              Am            F                    G                     C

Oh, my love, my darling, I've hungered, hungered for your love
       Am                   G
For love. Lonely time.
            C             Am         F                G                   C
And time goes by, so slowly, and time can do so much,
        Am             G       G
Are you still mine?
    C                G       Am   Em
I need your love, I, I     need your love.
             F                       G       C   Am    F  Fm   C
God speed your love to    me

 

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This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research. 

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