Learn Crowded House Don’t Dream It’s Over Chords

Don’t Dream It’s Over is one of the biggest songs to come from the band Crowded House. With a few strumming patterns, a decent set of chords and a full set of lyrics, you can learn everything about this song and how to play it on your guitar right here in our guide. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

Don’t Dream It’s Over Chords

Because of the assortment of chords you will be playing in this song, we would suggest that this is for more advanced players. There are some other simplified versions available online, but what we’re giving you here is the full version. Above is a video tutorial on how to play these chords on your guitar if you get stuck.

The chords involved in Don’t Dream It’s Over include Csus2, C7, Csus4, Am, F, E, Asus2, G, C and Bb. Some of these chords are very advanced so make sure to practice them fully before moving on to the next section of our guide.

Don’t Dream It’s Over Strumming Pattern

The whole song is played at 82 bpm and the into has a different strumming pattern to that of the rest of the song. The intro strumming pattern goes D-D-II-D-D-U-II-D-D-D-II-D-D-D. In this case, the II’s represent where you need to take a pause in your strumming. For the rest of the song, you will play the strumming pattern D-D-II-D-D-U-II-D.

Don’t Dream It’s Over Chords with Lyrics

Below we have given you the full lyrics for the song with the chords in there too so you can play it from start to finish. The chords are written within the lyrics in the places they are played in comparison to the words.

Intro

[Csus2] [C7] [Csus4] [Csus2] [C7] [Csus4]

Verse 1

[Csus2] There is freedom within, [Am] there is freedom without

[F] Try to catch the deluge in a paper [E] cup [Asus2/E]

[Csus2] There’s a battle ahead, [Am] many battles are lost

[F] But you’ll never see the end of the road

While you’re [E] traveling with [E] me

Chorus

[F] Hey now, [G] Hey now don’t [C] dream it’s [Am] over

[F] Hey now, [G] hey now when the [C] world comes [Am] in

[F] They come, [G] they come [C] to build a wall [Am] between us

[F] We know they won’t win [F] [G]

Verse 2

[Csus2] Now I’m towing my car, [Am] there’s a hole in the roof

[F] My possessions are causing me suspicion but [E] there’s no proof [Asus2/E]

[Csus2] In the paper today, [Am] tales of war and of waste

[F] But you turn right over to the TV [E] page

Chorus

[F] Hey now, [G] Hey now don’t [C] dream it’s [Am] over

[F] Hey now, [G] hey now when the [C] world comes [Am] in

[F] They come, [G] they come [C] to build a wall [Am] between us

[F] We know they won’t win [F] [G]

Instrumental

[Csus2] [Am] [F] [E]

[Csus2] [Am] [F] [E]

[F] [C] [F] [C] [F] [C] [Bb] [Bb]

Verse 3

[Csus2] Now I’m walking again, [Am] to the beat of a drum

[F] And I’m counting the steps to the door of your [E] heart [Asus2/E]

[Csus2] Only the shadows ahead [Am] barely clearing the roof

[F] Get to know the feeling of liberation [E] and release

Chorus

[F] Hey now, [G] Hey now don’t [C] dream it’s [Am] over

[F] Hey now, [G] hey now when the [C] world comes [Am] in

[F] They come, [G] they come [C] to build a wall [Am] between us

[F] We know they won’t win

Outro

[F] [G] [C] [Am]

(Repeat)

Don’t let them win

Hey now, hey now

Conclusion

That should be all you need to learn Don’t Dream It’s Over chords on your guitar. We have loads of other guides on our website, from best gifts for guitar players to great songs to play in drop D tuning. Make sure to check them all out and learn as much music as you want for free right here.

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