Welcome to another edition of Connect The Chords! In this episode we’ll break down Elvis’ 1961 classic Can’t Help Falling In Love from the soundtrack of the film Blue Hawaii. Your job is to listen to the song a time or two making note of where in the lyrics the chord changes.
I-D Major ii-E minor iii-F# minor IV-G Major V-A Major (A7) vi-B minor vii-C# dim
It would be quite a task to simply remember the sequence of chords in the verse unless we break it down into sections that coincide with the phrasing of the lyrics. Almost every word gets its own chord.
Wise men say, only fools rush in
Like a river flows, surely to the sea,
Darling, so it goes, somethings were meant to be.
Take my hand, take my whole life too,
For I can’t help, falling in love, with you.
Repeat Bridge & Verse 3