Aimee Mann "Save Me" Guitar Chords


Aimee Mann Bachelor No 2 album cover

I really love this track from Aimee Mann's album Bachelor No. 2. The song was also on the Magnolia movie soundtrack. If you were around back then you probably saw that movie. It's a little odd and everyone was talking about it at the time. Regardless, the music my Aimee Mann is fanatic.


And what a great chord progression this song has. That second chord is exquisite, the Em(maj7). The sequence of these chords has a heartbreaking quality as one note falls to the next, and the next.


Aimee Mann Save Me intro guitar chords

Try the above chord sequence with a strum pattern like the one in the song. Beat 1 is a long strum, beat 2 just play the root of the chord, then down, down up.

Aimee Mann Save Me guitar strum

Here are a couple more chords you might be unfamiliar with. That Gaug chord is uncommon but again it sounds so perfect in that chorus.


Aimee Mann Save Me guitar chords augmented

You can download a printable PDF of the chord chart here below, or just play the song from the chart written out below.

Aimee Mann - Save Me
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Save Me – Aimee Mann

STRUM: D . B . D . D U


CAPO 3

INTRO:

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 (repeat)

VERSE:

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 G C G B7

You look like --- a perfect fit

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 G C G G/F#

For a girl in need --- of a tourniquet

CHORUS:

Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

But can you sa--- --ve me

Cx1 Gx1 Cx2

Come on and sa--- --ve me

Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

If you could sa--- -- ve me

Gx1 Gaugx1

From the ranks of the freaks

Emx1 A7x1

Who suspect they could never love anyone

INTERLUDE:

G C G B7


VERSE 2:

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 G C G B7

'Cause I can tell ---- you know what it's like

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 G C G G/F#

The long farewell ---- of the hunger strike

-- repeat CHORUS --


INTERLUDE:

G C G B7


BRIDGE:

C G F Cx1

You struck me dumb

C G F C

Like radium mm mm

Em7 Am7 Em7 Am7

Like peter pan--- or super man

G F Cx1

You will come ---


Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

To sa---ve me

Cx1 Gx1 Cx2

Come on and sa--- --ve me

Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

If you could sa--- -- ve me

Gx1 Gaugx1

From the ranks of the freaks

Emx1 A7x1

Who suspect they could never love anyone

Gx1 Gaugx1

‘cept the freaks

Emx1 A7x1

Who suspect they could never love anyone

Gx1 Gaugx1

but the freaks

Emx1 A7 HOLD

Who suspect they could never love anyone


INSTRUMENTAL:

Em Emmaj7 Em7 Em6 G C G B7 (repeat)

WATCH FOR PICKUP 2ndx

Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

Come on and sa--- --ve me

Cx1 Gx1 Cx2

Why don’t you sa--- --ve me

Cx1 Emx1 Am7x2

If you could sa--- -- ve me

G Gaug

From the ranks of the freaks

Em A7

Who suspect they could never love anyone

G Gaug

except the freaks

Em A7

Who suspect they could never love anyone

G Gaug

except the freaks

Em A7 HOLD

Who suspect they could never love anyone

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