Stitches – Shawn Mendes – Piano Notes


Piano Notes for Stitches – Shawn Mendes – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Stitches by Shawn Mendes

Scale: Ab Major Scale (four black keys)
Key Signature: Four flats (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)
Ab Major Scale Notes: Ab, Bb, C, Db, Eb, F, G
Tempo: 150 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Intermediate, Advanced

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of Stitches by Shawn Mendes. The song is in A flat major with a tempo of 150 BPM and a 4/4 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 Stitches

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Stitches 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 Stitches 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 Stitches song.


Part 1 (Verse 1)

I thought that I’d been hurt before
But no one’s ever left me quite this sore
Your words cut deeper than a knife
Now, I need someone to breathe me back to life


Bb   Ab         F
I     thought  that

Bb   Ab       F    (Eb) F~~
I’d   been   hurt  before

(Eb)  F~    (Eb) F~ (Eb) F~
But  no     one’s e_ver left

Eb   Db     Eb    Db~~
me  quite  this  sore


Bb     Ab     F
Your words cut

Bb       Ab     F   (Eb) F~~
deeper than a   knife

(Db Eb)   F~     (Eb) Eb~
Now, I    need  someone

(Db)  F~        (Eb)  Db~  (Eb)  Db~
to    breathe  me    back  to    life


Part 2 (Pre-Chorus)

Got a feeling that I’m goin’ under
But I know that I’ll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
Move on


(Ab Bb Bb Bb)  (Bb Bb)   C* C* C* Bb~
Got a feeling    that I’m   goin’   under

(Ab Bb) Bb   (Bb Bb)
But I know    that I’ll

C*      C*   C* (Db*) Db*~
make  it    out alive

(Ab Bb)  Bb  (Bb Bb)  C*   C*  C* Bb~
If I         quit  calling   you my  lover

(Db*)   C*  (Db* C*) Bb~
Move  on~~


Part 3 A (Chorus)

You watch me bleed until I can’t breathe, shaking
Falling onto my knees
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needin’ stitches


F*     Eb*   Db*
You watch me

(F* Ab*)     (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~    Eb* Db*
bleed until I can’t     breathe,   shaking

(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~~
Falling    onto       my knees


(F*)  Eb*   Db*
And  now  that

(Bb)  C* Db*  Ab*  F*~ Eb*~
I’m    without  your kisses

Bb C* Db* Ab* F*~ Eb*~
I’ll be needin’ stitches


Part 3 B (Chorus)

Trippin’ over myself, aching
Begging you to come help
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needin’ stitches


(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~   Eb* Db*
Trippin’   over       myself,    aching

(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~~
Begging you to come help


F* Eb* Db* (Bb) C* Db* Ab* F*~ Eb*~~
And now that I’m without your kisses

(Bb) C*  Db* Ab*  F*~ Eb*~
I’ll be     needin’   stitches


Part 4 (Verse 2)

Just like a moth drawn to a flame
Oh, you lured me in, I couldn’t sense the pain
Your bitter heart, cold to the touch
Now, I’m gonna reap what I sow
I’m left seein’ red on my own


Bb    Ab  F  Bb    Ab      F (Eb) F~~
Just like a moth drawn to a flame

(Db Eb) F~ (Eb) F~ (Eb) F~ Eb Db Eb Db~~
Oh, you lured me in, I couldn’t sense the pain


Bb     (Ab) F  Bb     Ab   F (Eb) F~
Your bitter   heart, cold to the touch

(Db Db) (Db Eb) F F F F~
Now, I’m gonna reap what I sow

(Db Db) (Db Eb) F F F Eb~
I’m left seein’ red on my own


Part 5 (Pre-Chorus)

Got a feeling that I’m goin’ under
But I know that I’ll make it out alive
If I quit calling you my lover
Move on


(Ab Bb Bb Bb)  (Bb Bb)   C* C* C* Bb~
Got a feeling    that I’m   goin’   under

(Ab Bb) Bb   (Bb Bb)  C*      C*   C* (Db*) Db*~
But I know    that I’ll   make  it    out alive

(Ab Bb)  Bb  (Bb Bb)  C*   C*  C* Bb~
If I         quit  calling   you my  lover

(Db*)   C*  (Db* C*) Bb~
Move  on~~


Part 6 (Chorus)

You watch me bleed until I can’t breathe, shaking
Falling onto my knees
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needin’ stitches
Trippin’ over myself, aching
Begging you to come help
And now that I’m without your kisses
I’ll be needin’ stitches


F*     Eb*   Db*  (F* Ab*)     (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~    Eb* Db*
You watch me   bleed until I can’t     breathe,   shaking

(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~~
Falling    onto       my knees


(F*)  Eb*   Db*  (Bb)  C* Db*  Ab*  F*~ Eb*~
And  now  that  I’m    without  your kisses

Bb C* Db* Ab* F*~ Eb*~
I’ll be needin’ stitches


(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~   Eb* Db*
Trippin’   over       myself,    aching

(F* Ab*)  (F* Eb*)  F* Eb*~~
Begging you to come help


F* Eb* Db* (Bb) C* Db* Ab* F*~ Eb*~~
And now that I’m without your kisses

(Bb) C*  Db* Ab*  F*~ Eb*~
I’ll be     needin’   stitches



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