Rockabye Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul + Anne-marie Guitar Lesson

How to play Rockabye by Clean Bandit Video Lesson

About this Lesson

At Guitar Academy Petersfield we made a short video lesson explaining how to play Rockabye by Clean Bandit. In this lesson that we uploaded to our YouTube channel we teach you how to play the song using open position chords as well as barre chords.

This tutorial also explains the rhythm of how to play the chords so you can successfully play the piece along to the track. 

We have included a chord chart with lyrics below as an added bonus. For more free Guitar Lessons please check our our YouTube Channel.

 

 

Chord Sheet for this lesson

[Intro]
Am      F                 G   C
Call it love and devotion
                    Am
Call it the mom’s adoration
            F

Foundation
          G               C
A special bond of creation, hah
Am  F                        G                       C
For all the single mums out there going through frustration
      F               Dm           E
Clean Bandit, Sean-da-Paul, Anne-Marie sing mek dem hear


[Verse 1]
              Am   F          G    Em
She works the night, by the water
             Am             F
She's gone astray, so far away
                    G        Em
From her father's daughter
                Am  F         G     Em
She just wants a life for her baby
           Am                F
All on her own, no one will come
             G               Em
She's got to save him (daily struggle)


[Pre-Chorus]
               Am         F                        G   
She tells him "ooh, love, no one's ever gonna hurt you, love
Em                        Am
I'm gonna give you all of my love
F                   G      Em
Nobody matters like you"
               Am        F                           G
She tells him "your life ain't gonna be nothing like my life
Em                           Am
You're gonna grow and have a good life
F                      G      Em
I'm gonna do what I've got to do"


[Chorus]
    Am       F           G
So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
Em
Somebody's got you
Am       F          G
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
      Am   F     G           Em
Rockabye,   no    (rockabye, rock-a rock-a rockabye)
    Am   F   G           Em
Rockabye,    (rockabye, rock-a rock-a rockabye)


[Verse 2]
Am              F
Single mom, how you doing out there
G                     Em
Facing the hard life, without no fear
Am                    F
Just see and know that you really care
      G                 Em
Cause any obstacle come yu well prepared
Am               F
And no mama, you never shed tear 
      G                      Em
Cause you have to set things year and to year
    Am                      F
And you give the youth love beyond compare
G                       Em
You find the school fee and the bus fare
Am             F
Mmm all when the paps' disappear
G                       Em
In a rum bar can’t find him nowhere
Am                      F
Steadily you work flow, heavily you know
G                            Em
So you nah stop no time, no time fi a jear

Am                       F
Now she gotta a six year old
          G 
Trying to keep him warm
Em                     Am
Trying to keep out the cold
        F
When he looks in her eyes
G                  Em
He don't know he's safe


[Pre-Chorus]
               Am         F                        G   
When she says "ooh, love, no one's ever gonna hurt you, love
Em                        Am
I'm gonna give you all of my love
F                   G      Em
Nobody matters like you"


[Chorus]
    Am       F           G
So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
Em
Somebody's got you
Am       F          G
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
      Am   F     G           Em
Rockabye,   no    (rockabye, rock-a rock-a rockabye)
    Am   F   G           Em
Rockabye,    (rockabye, rock-a rock-a rockabye)
Am        F
Rockabye, don't bother cry
G                          Em
Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky
Am        F
Rockabye, don't bother cry
G                  Em
Angels around, you just dry your eyes


[Verse 3]
Am                       F
Now she gotta a six year old
          G 
Trying to keep him warm
Em                     F
Trying to keep out the cold
        F                      E
When he looks her in the eyes
E
He don't know he's safe when she says


[Pre-Chorus]
               Am         F                        G   
She tells him "ooh, love, no one's ever gonna hurt you, love
Em                        Am
I'm gonna give you all of my love
F                   G      Em
Nobody matters like you"
               Am        F                           G
She tells him "your life ain't gonna be nothing like my life
Em                           Am
You're gonna grow and have a good life
F                      G      Em
I'm gonna do what I've got to do"


[Chorus]
    Am       F           G
So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
Em
Somebody's got you
Am       F          G
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
Em
I'm gonna rock you
Am       F                G  Em
Rockabye baby, don't you cry
      Am             F                G                          Em
Rockabye (rockabye, don't bother cry. Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky)  
     Am             F                 G                   Em
Rockabye (rockabye, don't bother cry. Angels around, you just dry your eyes)
      Am             F                G                          Em
Rockabye (rockabye, don't bother cry. Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky)  
     Am             F                 G                   Em
Rockabye (rockabye, don't bother cry. Angels around, you just dry your eyes)


[Outro]
Am   F   G   C
F    Dm   E

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