Stay With Me – Sam Smith – Piano Notes and Chords



Piano Notes and Chords for Stay With Me – Sam Smith


This post will provide the melody notes (right hand letter notes) and chords (left hand notes) for the song Stay With Me by Sam Smith.

Key Information for the Song Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Key Signature: Blank (No flats, No sharps)
Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B

The relative minor of C major is A minor (i.e., the same notes but arranged in a different order).
A minor Scale Notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G

Tempo: 85 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Stay With Me

Octave - Asterisk (Star symbol)

  • Middle Octave: C D E F G A B
  • Higher Octave: Star symbol after the note - C* D* E* F* G* A* B*
  • Lower Octave: Star symbol before the note - *C *D *E *F *G *A *B

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Stay With Me 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 With Me 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 With Me song.


Tips to Play the Chords for Stay With Me

  • 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.
  • vertical bar (like this: |) is placed within the lyrics to show you exactly where to change chords.

Stay With Me Piano Chords

Notes of the C Major Scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

Chords of the C Major Scale:
C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am and Bdm
(i.e., C major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, A minor and B diminished)

Chords used for the song Stay With Me are:
Am7, F, C, Gsus4

Notes for the Stay With Me Chords are:
Am7 (A minor seventh): A, C, E, G
F (F major): F, A, C
C (C major): C, E, G
Gsus4 (G suspended fourth): G, C, D


Stay With Me Piano Notes and Chords

Intro Music

For intro music, play the notes in bracket simulateneously)

| (*G~~  C~~)  | (*F~~  *A~~)  | (*E~~  *G~~) 
| Am7               | F                     | C 

| (*A~~  C~~ )  | (*F~~  *A~~)  | (*G~~  C~~)
| Am7               | F                     | C


Verse 1

Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand
But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man
These nights never seem to go to plan
I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?


(C* D*)  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (C* D*)  E*  C*  C*~~  
|    Guess it’s true, I’m not | good at a one| night stand
| Am7                                  | F                    | C

(C* D*)  E*  C*  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (G*)  E*~~  
|    But I still need | love ’cause I’m just|  a man
| Am7                    | F                             | C

A*  G*  (E* D* D* C*)  C*  F  (F)  E~~  
|    These nights never | seem to go | to plan
| Am7                            | F                  | C

(C* D*)  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (C* D*)  E*  C*  C*~~  
|    I don’t want you to | leave, will you hold | my hand?
| Am7                          | Gsus4                     | C 


Chorus

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me


C*  E*  G*~~  A*~~  G*~  E*~~  
Oh, won’t you|    stay|  with | me?
                     | Am7    | F     | C

C*  D*~~  E*~~  C*~~  C*~~  
‘Cause you’re|        all|  I  | need
                       | Am7   | F  | C

E*  G*~~  A*~~  B*  A*~~  G*  E*~~  (D*)  C*~~  
This ain’t|    love it’s | clear to | see
               | Am7         | F          | C

C*  C*  D*~~  E*~~  C*~  C*~~  
But darling,|    stay|  with | me
                   | Am7  | F     | C
 


Verse 2

Why am I so emotional?
No, it’s not a good look, gain some self-control
And deep down, I know this never works
But you can lay with me so it doesn’t hurt


(C* D*)  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (C*)  C*~~  
|    Why am | I so emo| tional?
| Am7          | F             | C

(C* D* E* D*)  C*  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (G*)  E*~~  
|    No it’s not a good | look, gain some self|  control| 
| Am7                         | F                                | C        | Am7

(C*)  C**  (B* A*)  G*  (G* F*)  E*  F*  (E* F*)  E*  (D*)  C*~~  
And deep down I | know this ne| ver works
                            | F                   | C

(C* C* D*)  E*  C*  E*  (C* D*)  E*  (C*)  C*~~  
|    But you can lay with | me   so it does| n’t hurt
| Am7                             | Gsus4               | C


Chorus

Oh, won’t you stay with me?
‘Cause you’re all I need
This ain’t love, it’s clear to see
But darling, stay with me


C*  E*  G*~~  A*~~  G*~  E*~~  
Oh, won’t you|    stay|  with | me?
                     | Am7    | F     | C

C*  D*~~  E*~~  C*~~  C*~~  
‘Cause you’re|        all|  I  | need
                       | Am7   | F  | C

E*  G*~~  A*~~  B*  A*~~  G*  E*~~  (D*)  C*~~  
This ain’t|    love it’s | clear to | see
               | Am7         | F          | C

C*  C*  D*~~  E*~~  C*~  C*~~  
But darling,|    stay|  with | me
                   | Am7  | F     | C




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