Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Piano Tutorial

Need You Now is the title track for Lady Antebellum’s second studio release. It was released in January of 2010 and has sold over 2 million copies.


This song is in the key of E and has four sharps. The notes in the key of E are E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, and D#.


To start this song off you play the simple intro. The intro has two parts. the right hand plays D#, E, A, G#, and then plays D#, E, G#, A.
To make the song sound fuller you
can play an octave in the right hand
for these notes.

While the right hand plays these notes the left hand plays a C# Minor chord for the first part and an A chord over the second set of notes. To add a little more to the left hand you can play the octave of root chord alternating between the two notes. Instead of playing the full C# Minor Chord, you can play two C# notes on eight notes, one high then low. (See video for more info)


The chorus starts on an E chord and then moves to a G# Minor chord. Repeat these two chords and the finish the rest of the chorus off with an A chord.


The instrumental starts on the C# Minor chord then moves to the B, E, A and then end on the B. Repeat this set of chords and then go back into the chorus. So once you get here you should be on auto-pilot until the end of the song.

Video Tutorial


Intro:     C#m     A   Repeat


A     C#m

A     C#m

A     C#m     A


E     G#m

E     G#m     A


C#m     B     E     A     B     Repeat


C#m     A   Repeat


Verse 1
Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor

Reachin' for the phone 'cause I can't fight it anymore
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind

It's a quarter after one,
I'm all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without
I just need you

Verse 2
Another shot of whiskey can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time


Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothin' at all


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