Hey, Soul Sister Chords by Train

This week we are going to look at the chords and lyrics for Train’s Hey, Soul Sister from their “Save Me, San Francisco” album. It’s likely that you’ve heard this song on the radio, as it’s been at the top of the charts for quite awhile now. It uses the most basic guitar chords and is in a 4/4 time signature.

The most challenging part about this song will probably be the rhythm. While we don’t have time to go into the strumming pattern of the song, one thing that can help is to simply listen through the song before trying to play it. Listen to what’s happening with the rhythm and listen to the chord changes. Try to internalize the song in your mind and hear it. If you can hear it in your mind, you will most likely be able to play it.

If you want more songs to learn and play, check out the chords and lyrics for some other beginner guitar songs. Got any recommendations for the chords of songs you would like to see? Post them below!

Guitar Chords Used in the Song

C major chordG major chordA minor chordF major chord

Capo 4 (what’s a capo?)

C   G     Am      F
Heeey, heeeey, heeeey!

-     C
Your lipstick stains
G                       Am               F
On the front lobe of my left side brains.
-                     C
I knew I wouldn't forget you,
-                  G               Am    F  G
And so I went and let you blow my mind
-     C
Your sweet moonbeam,
G                          Am             F
The smell of you in every single dream I dream,
-                C
I knew when we collided,
-                      G
You're the one I have decided
-                Am    F G
Who's one of my kind

F
Hey soul sister,
G              C      G      F
Ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
-   G                  C         G
The way you move ain't fair you know
F
Hey soul sister,
- G             C      G      F           G
I don't want to miss a single thing you do...
- C
Tonight
-  G       Am       F
Heeey, Heeeeey heeeey!

C
Just in time,
G                       Am                 F
I'm so glad you have a one track mind like me
-                  C
You gave my life direction,
-                 G                    Am    F  G
A game show love connection, we can't deny
-   C
I'm so obsessed,
G                               Am                F
My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest
-            C                            G
I believe in you, "Like a Virgin," you're Madonna,
-                    Am                F     G
And I'm always gonna want to blow your mind

F
Hey soul sister,
G              C      G      F
Ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
-   G                  C         G
The way you move ain't fair you know
F
Hey soul sister,
- G             C      G      F           G
I don't want to miss a single thing you do...
- C
Tonight
-  G       Am       F
Heeey, Heeeeey heeeey!

-    C
The way you can cut a rug,
G                               Am
Watching you's the only drug I need
- (Am cont'd)
You're so gangsta, I'm so thug,
-          F/A
You're the only one I'm dreaming of
-   C/G                          G
You see, I can be myself now finally,
-                               Am
In fact there's nothing I can't be
-          G                   F       G
I want the world to see you'll be with me

F
Hey soul sister,
G              C      G      F
Ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo,
-   G                  C         G
The way you move ain't fair you know
F
Hey soul sister,
- G             C      G      F               G
I don't want to miss a single thing you do tonight
F
Hey soul sister,
- G             C      G      F           G
I don't want to miss a single thing you do...


-  C
Tonight
-  G       Am       F  G
Heeey, Heeeeey heeeey!
-  C
Tonight
-  G       Am       F  G
Heeey, Heeeeey heeeey!
-  C
Tonight

About Brett McQueen

Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter, and the founder and editor of Guitar Friendly and Ukulele Tricks. Learn more about him here and follow him on Twitter at @GuitarFriendly.

Comments

  1. Neenia ü

    How’s the strumming?

  2. miamiaxel

    for piano chords for this song you can search on youtube! They even explain you hou to make it sound like in the clip. good luck with that and I hope I did help! :D

  3. Tobden

    This’s awsome song

  4. mandolinplayer

    how can you find hey soul sister mandolin chords please comment thanks

  5. norule

    how about the strumming pattern?
    is it dd dudu dd?
    d -down u -up..

  6. Sonali

    hey cn nybody tell me how to do the strumming (with up and down arrows)
    rally struggling wid it

  7. Petebert

    Mandolin Player:

    This song is in the key of E. transcribing up to the 4th fret makes it nice and easy to play. the C chord shape with 4th fret capo is actually an E sound, for example.
    so C, G, Am, F actually sound like E, A, C#m, B. All you need it to learn those chords :)

    As for strumming pattern, i think something that feels ‘right’ will come to you. I’ve played it a few times on guitar and ukulele and it seems to come out a little different each time.

  8. JigsTheRat

    Thanks alot! This stuff is awesome!

  9. john

    what a nice song

  10. Katie

    I’ve just spent the last hour looking for the chords to play this on the mandolin.Thank you YouTube for nothing.;) Anyone know?

  11. I love this song than my life.

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