I got a few requests for the chords I play for this song…they’re a little weird but I use a capo to make it easier. It’s not in th same key as the original recording and I am playing a D-VI KoAloha Ukulele.  Let me know if you see any errors and please enjoy!

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When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
Charts by Alx Kawakami may be different than recording.

Intro: C# Eb Ab (2X)
Fm                                                            Bbm
Same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now
Eb                                                             Ab
Our song on the radio but it don’t sound the same
Fm                                                                                        Bbm
When our friends talk about you, all it does is just tear me down
Eb                                                                  Ab
‘Cause my heart breaks a little when I hear your name

Ab                                   Fm Cm
It all just sounds like oooooh…
F#                                                          Ab
Mmm, too young, too dumb to realize
Eb                                                             C#
That I should have bought you flowers
Eb                        Ab
And held your hand
Should have gave you all my hours
Eb                             Ab
When I had the chance
Take you to every party
Eb                                                        Fm
‘Cause all you wanted to do was dance
Bb                               C#
Now my baby’s dancing
But she’s dancing with another man

Verse: (Same chords as above)
My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, ohh…
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes

Although it hurts
Eb                                                        Ab G/Eb Fm Cm
I’ll be the first to say that I was wrong
Oh, I know I’m probably much too late
To try and apologize for my mistakes
But I just want you to know.

Chorus: (Same as above)
I hope he buys you flowers
I hope he holds your hand
Give you all his hours
When he has the chance
Take you to every party
‘Cause I remember how much you loved to dance
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man
Do all the things I should have done
When I was your man