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Piano Letter Notes and Chords for As It Was – Harry Styles


This post will provide the melody notes (right hand letter notes) and chords (left hand notes) for the song As It Was by Harry Styles.

As It Was Piano Notes

Key Information for the Song As It Was by Harry Styles

Scale: A Major Scale (three black keys)
Key Signature: Three sharps (F#, C#, G#)
A Major Scale Notes: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#
Tempo: 85 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate

The song is in A major with a tempo of 85 BPM and a 4/4 time signature.

As It Was by Harry Styles – Key

A Major scale is a very common key used for the songs. It is the fourth most common key, not just among major keys but also among all keys. 

The piano notes for the song As It Was on this page are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for As It Was

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song As It Was are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the As It Was song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the As It Was song.


1. Right-Hand Melody (Right-Hand Letter Notes) for As It Was

Part 1 (Intro Music)

(A B C#*) B B B B (A E* E*) C#*
(A B C#*) B B B B (A) B A

Repeat:
(A B C#*) B B B B (A E* E*) C#*
(A B C#*) B B B B (A) B A


Part 2A (Verse 1)

Holdin’ me back
Gravity’s holdin’ me back
I want you to hold out the palm of your hand
Why don’t we leave it at that?


(C#*) B    (C#*) B~
Holdin’    me back

(C#*) B (C#*)    (C#*) B   (C#*) B~
Gravity’s          holdin’     me back


(A C#*) B       (A G# ) E
I want   you   to hold out

(E E) E         (E) E~~
the palm of   your hand

(B) A           (B B) A       (B) A~~~
Why don’t  we leave it   at that?


Part 2A (Verse 1)

Nothin’ to say
When everything gets in the way
Seems you cannot be replaced
And I’m the one who will stay, oh-oh-oh


(C#*) B  (C#*) B~
Nothin’   to say

(A C#*) B       (A C#*)     B   (C#*) B~~
When every_thing gets  in  the way


(C#*) B         (A G# ) E    (E) E~~
Seems you  cannot be   replaced

(B) A       (B B)     A (B)      A~~~
And I’m  the one who will  stay,

C#*~~ B~~ A~~~
oh-oh-oh


Part 3 (Chorus)

In this world, it’s just us
You know it’s not the same as it was
In this world, it’s just us
You know it’s not the same as it was

As it was, as it was
You know it’s not the same


D*~~  C#*~~  B~~~
In       this      world,

D*~~  C#*~~ B~~~
it’s      just     us

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*
You know   it’s   not  the

D*~    C#*~  B  B~~
same  as      it   was


D*~~  C#*~~  B~~~
In       this      world,

D*~~  C#*~~ G*~~~
it’s      just     us

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*
You know   it’s   not  the

D*~    E#*~  B  B~~
same  as      it   was


E*~ B B~~   E*~ B  B A~~
As   it was,  as   it   was

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*   D*~
You know   it’s   not  the same


Part 4A (Verse 2)

Answer the phone
“Harry, you’re no good alone
Why are you sitting at home on the floor?
What kind of pills are you on?”


(C#*) B    (C#*) B~
Answer   the phone

(C#*) B (C#*)    (C#*) B    (C#*) B~
“Harry, you’re   no good   alone


(C#*) B     (A G# ) E
Why are  you sitting

(E E)  E         (E) E~~
at home on   the floor?

(B) A           (B B)  A     (B) A~~~
What kind  of pills are  you on?”


Part 4A (Verse 2)

Ringin’ the bell
And nobody’s coming to help
Your daddy lives by himself
He just wants to know that you’re well, oh-oh-oh


(C#*) B  (C#*) B~
Ringin’   the bell

(A C#*) B (C#* C#*) D*  (C#*) B~~
And nobody’s coming    to help


(C#*) B  (A)   (G#) E    (E) E~~
Your daddy  lives by   himself

E (B) A             (B B) A         (B)      A~~~
He just wants  to know that  you’re well,

C#*~~ B~~ A~~~
 oh-oh-oh


Part 5 (Chorus)

In this world, it’s just us
You know it’s not the same as it was
In this world, it’s just us
You know it’s not the same as it was
As it was, as it was
You know it’s not the same


D*~~  C#*~~  B~~~  D*~~  C#*~~ B~~~
In       this      world,  it’s      just     us

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    C#*~  B  B~~
You know   it’s   not  the  same  as      it   was


D*~~  C#*~~  B~~~  D*~~  C#*~~ G*~~~
In       this      world,  it’s      just     us

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    E#*~  B  B~~
You know   it’s   not  the   same  as      it   was


E*~ B B~~   E*~ B  B A~~
As   it was,  as   it   was

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*   D*~
You know   it’s   not  the same


Part 6 (Bridge)

Go home, get ahead, light-speed internet
I don’t wanna talk about the way that it was
Leave America, two kids follow her
I don’t wanna talk about who’s doin’ it first


2. Right-Hand Notes and Chords for As It Was

As It Was Piano Right Hand and Left Hand Notes

This section combines the right-hand melody with the corresponding chords played by the left hand for the song As It Was.

  • Letter notes are written above the words, showing you which note to sing for each syllable.
  • Chords are written below the lyrics to tell you which chords to play on your instrument along with the song.
  • Notations for the chord are given in square brackets after each chord.
  • vertical bar (like this: |) is placed within the lyrics to show you exactly where to change chords.

The song As It Was is in A Major key, so the notations and chords for the A Major key are:

  • A Major Scale: A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#
  • A Major Scale Chords: A, Bm, C#m, D, E, F#m, G#dim

Out of these seven chords, the chords used for the song are D major, B minor, E major, and A major and their notations are:

  • D [D, F#, A]
  • Bm [B, D, F#]
  • E [E, G#, B]
  • A [A, C#, E]

So, the chord progression for the song is:
D, Bm, E, and A.


As It Was Chords and Notes

Intro Music

(A B C#*) B B B B (A E* E*) C#*
[D – D, F#, A]

(A B C#*) B B B B (A) B A
[Bm – B, D, F#]

(A B C#*) B B B B (A E* E*) C#*
[E – E, G#, B]

(A B C#*) B B B B (A) B A
[A – A, C#, E]


Verse 1

(C#*) B    (C#*) B~
Holdin’    me back
D [D, F#, A]

(C#*) B (C#*) | (C#*) B   (C#*) B~
Gravity’s        |   holdin’     me back
                     | Bm [B, D, F#]


(A C#*) B   (A | G# ) E (E E) E            (E) E~~
I want you  to | hold out  the palm of  your hand
                     | E [E, G#, B]

(B) A           (B | B) A       (B) A~~~
Why don’t  we | leave it   at that?
                       | A [A, C#, E]


(C#*) B  (C#*) B~
Nothin’   to say
D [D, F#, A]

(A C#*) B       (A    | C#*)  B   (C#*) B~~
When every_thing | gets  in  the way
                             | Bm [B, D, F#]

(C#*) B         (A  | G# ) E   (E) E~~
Seems you  can | not be   replaced
                         | E [E, G#, B]

(B) A       (B | B)    A (B)      A~~~
And I’m  the | one who will  stay,
                   | A [A, C#, E]

C#*~~ B~~ A~ |~~
oh-     oh-  oh  |
                       | D [D, F#, A]


Pre-Chorus

D*~~  C#*~~  B~      |~~  D*~~  C#*~~ B~ |~~
In       this      world, |     it’s      just     us  |
                               | Bm [B, D, F#]          | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    C#*~  B  |B~~
You know | it’s   not  the  same  as      it | was
                | A [A, C#, E]                          | D [D, F#, A]


D*~~  C#*~~  B~      |~~  D*~~  C#*~~ B~ |~~
In       this      world, |     it’s      just     us  |
                               | Bm [B, D, F#]          | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    C#*~  B  |B~~
You know | it’s   not  the  same  as      it | was
                | A [A, C#, E]                          | D [D, F#, A]


Chorus

E*~ B | B~~   E*~ B     | B    A~~
As   it | was,  as   it      | was
         | Bm [B, D, F#]  | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*   D*~
You | know   it’s   not  the same
       | A [A, C#, E]


Verse 2

(C#*) B    (C#*) B~
Answer   the phone
D [D, F#, A]

(C#*) B (C#*)  |  (C#*) B    (C#*) B~
“Harry, you’re | no good   alone
                     | Bm [B, D, F#]

(C#*) B     (A  | G# ) E  (E E)  E        (E) E~~
Why are  you | sitting   at home on  the floor?
                      | E [E, G#, B]

(B) A           (B | B)    A     (B) A~~~
What kind  of  | pills are you on?
                      | A [A, C#, E]


(C#*) B   (C#*) B~
Ringin’    the bell
D [D, F#, A]

(A C#*) B (C#* | C#*) D*  (C#*) B~~
And nobody’s | coming    to help
                      | Bm [B, D, F#]

(C#*) B  (A)   (G#) E    (E) E~~
Your daddy | lives by   himself
                   | E [E, G#, B]

E (B) A             (B B) A         (B)      A~~~
He just wants | to know that  you’re well,
                      | A [A, C#, E]

C#*~~ B~~ A~ |~~
oh-     oh-  oh  |
                       | D [D, F#, A]


Pre-Chorus

D*~~  C#*~~  B~      |~~  D*~~  C#*~~ B~ |~~
In       this      world, |     it’s      just     us  |
                               | Bm [B, D, F#]          | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    C#*~  B  |B~~
You know | it’s   not  the  same  as      it | was
                | A [A, C#, E]                          | D [D, F#, A]


D*~~  C#*~~  B~      |~~  D*~~  C#*~~ B~ |~~
In       this      world, |     it’s      just     us  |
                               | Bm [B, D, F#]          | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*  D*~    C#*~  B  |B~~
You know | it’s   not  the  same  as      it | was
                | A [A, C#, E]                          | D [D, F#, A]


E*~ B | B~~   E*~ B     | B    A~~
As   it | was,  as   it      | was
          | Bm [B, D, F#]  | E [E, G#, B]

(G#*) A*~   G#*  F#*  E*   D*~
You | know   it’s   not  the same
       | A [A, C#, E]



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