Stay – Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko) – Piano Notes and Chords


Piano Letter Notes and Chords for Stay – Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko)


This post will provide the melody notes (right hand letter notes) and chords (left hand notes) for the song Stay by Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko).

Stay Piano Notes

Key Information for the Song Stay by Rihanna (ft. Mikky Ekko)

Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Key Signature: Blank (No flats, No sharps)
Tempo: 105 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate

The song is in C major with a tempo of 105 BPM and a 4/4, common time signature. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Stay

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Stay 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 Stay 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 Stay song.


1. Right-Hand Melody (Right-Hand Letter Notes) for Stay

Verse 1 (Rihanna)

All along, it was a fever
A cold sweat, hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air,
and said, “Show me something”
He said, “If you dare, come a little closer”


E*   G* G*~  E*  D*    C*  D*~ A~~~
All   along,     it   was  a    fever

G  E*~   E*~       E*~ E* D*     C* D*~ A~~~
A  cold  sweat,   hot-headed   believer


E*  E*      G*  G*~      (G*) G* A*~~
I     threw my  hands   in the air,

E*~  E*       C*  (C*)      C*~ E*~~~
and  said,  “Show me  something”


E*   E*~    G*  G*~  G*~~
He  said,  “If   you   dare,

E*       D*  D* C*  D*~ A~~
come  a   little      closer”


Pre-Chorus (Rihanna)

‘Round and around and around and around, we go
Oh, now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know


D*~          D* C* D*~
‘Round    and around

D* C* D*~     D* C* D*~     E* C*~~
and around   and around,   we go


A~ C*~   D*~   D* C* D*~
Oh~,      now,   tell me now,

D*   C*  D*~   D*   C*  D*~      E* E*~~
tell  me  now,  tell  me  now     you know


Chorus (Rihanna)

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay


E*     E* G*   G*~
Not  really    sure

E*     D*  D*    C* D*~  A~~
how  to   feel  about     it


C*~    C*     A   G    C*~  D*    D*~~
Something  in  the  way  you   move


G*~      E*   G*~  E*
Makes me  feel   like

D*  E*~   D*   C*  D*~ A~
I    can’t   live  without you


G  C*~   C*~  A C*~  D* D*~
It  takes me   all         the way

C*  E*~     (D*) C*  E*~~~~
I     want   you to stay


Verse 2 (Mikky Ekko)

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take, it’s given


E*   G*~  G*~      E* G* A*~    E*~ D*  E*~~
It’s  not    much   of   a   life    you’re   living

C*~ E*~  E*~  E*~ D*~       C* D*~~    A C* A~~
It’s   not  just   something    you take,  it’s given


Pre-Chorus (Mikky Ekko)

‘Round and around and around and around, we go
Oh, now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know


D*~          D* C* D*~
‘Round    and around

D* C* D*~     D* C* D*~     E* C*~~
and around   and around,   we go


A~ C*~   D*~   D* C* D*~
Oh~,      now,   tell me now,

D*   C*  D*~   D*   C*  D*~      E* E*~~
tell  me  now,  tell  me  now     you know


Chorus (Mikky Ekko)

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
And I want you to stay


E*     E* G*   G*~   E*     D*  D*    C* D*~  A~~
Not  really    sure  how  to   feel  about     it

C*~    C*     A   G    C*~  D*    D*~~
Something  in  the  way  you   move


G*~      E*   G*~  E*   D*  E*~   D*   C*  D*~ A~
Makes me  feel   like  I    can’t   live  without you

G  C*~   C*~  A C*~  D* D*~   | C*  E*~     (D*) C*  E*~~~~
It  takes me   all         the way  | I     want   you to stay


2. Right-Hand Notes and Chords for Stay

Stay 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 Stay.

  • 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.

Stay Chords and Notes

Am7/G chord

The Am7/G chord appears in the chords for the song Stay.

Am7/G, also known as the A minor seventh chord with a G bass, is an inversion of the standard A minor seventh (Am7) chord.

Am7 chord: This consists of the notes A, C, E, and G. A is the root, C is the minor third, E is the perfect fifth, and G is the minor seventh.

Inversion: In chords, inversions mean rearranging the order of the notes. In Am7/G, the G (usually the highest note) is played in the bass position, making it the lowest note.

So, the notes for Am7/G are: G – A – C – E


Chords for the intro music are: C, Dm, Am, Am7/G

Intro Music

C    Dm        Am   Am7/G
Am  Am7/G  Am  Am7/G

C    Dm        Am   Am7/G
Am  Am7/G  Am  Am7/G


Am7/G – is A minor seventh chord with a G bass, as explaine earlier.
Or use C chord as:

C Dm Am C
Am C Am C
C Dm Am C
Am C Am C


Verse 1 (Rihanna)

  E*   G* G*~  E* | D*    C* |  D*~ A~~~
| All   along,     it  | was  a   |  fever
C                         | Dm        | Am

 Am7/G  Am   Am7/G  Am

  G  E*~  | E*~       E*~ E*  | D*     C* D*~ |  A~~~
 | A cold | sweat, hot-head | ed belie | ver
C           | C                       | Dm         | Am

 Am7/G  Am   Am7/G  Am

E*  E*      G*  G*~      (G*) G* A*~~
I | threw my | hands in the air,
  | C             | C

E*~  E*       C*  (C*)      C*~ E*~~~
and said |       | show me something
               | Dm | Am

Am7/G  Am   Am7/G  Am

E*   E*~    G*  G*~  G*~~  E*       D*  D* C*  D*~ A~~
He | said, | “If you | dare come a | little closer
      | C     | C         | Dm               | Am

Am7/G  Am   Am7/G  Am


Pre-Chorus (Rihanna)

| Round and around and | around and around we go |
F                                      | Dm                                        | Am

Oh now | tell me now tell me now | tell me now you know” |
              | F                                      | Dm                                | G


Chorus (Rihanna)

 | Not really sure how to | feel about it
C                                      | Dm

Some | thing in the way you | move
            | Am                            | F

Makes | me feel like I can’t | live without you
            | C                             | Dm

And it  | takes me all the | way
            | Am                       | F

I want you to | stay~~~
                      |  C      | Dm  | Am | Am7/G

Am7/G  Am   Am7/G  Am



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