“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles was released in 1968 on the White Album. The song was written by George Harrison, who sadly passed away November 29, 2001.

If you want to expand your knowledge of guitar chords, this is a great song to learn. While My Guitar Gently Wheeps is in the key of Am, and it has 12 different chords or chord variations in it.

The strum pattern for this song is a bit tricky with emphasis being placed on the bass notes of the chords. It’s a down down down up down up pattern. I’ve embedded a video at the end if you need help with the strumming.

This song sounds great whether you play it on an acoustic or an electric. It’s been covered by many popular artists such as Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton. It’s easy to learn on the piano and ukulele, as the chords will of course be the same.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps is great song to learn to sing and play, and it will no doubt impress your mom.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps Guitar Chords

  • Am
  • Am/G
  • F#m7b5
  • Fmaj7
  • G
  • D
  • E
  • C
  • A
  • C#m
  • F#m
  • Bm

Intro

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

Am G D E

Verse 1

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping

Am G D E

While my guitar gently weeps

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping

Am G C E

Still my guitar gently weeps

Verse 2

A C#m F#m C#m

I don't know why nobody told you

Bm E

How to unfold your love

A C#m F#m C#m

I don't know how someone controlled you

Bm E

They bought and sold you

Verse 3

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning

Am G D E

While my guitar gently weeps

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

With every mistake we must surely be learning

Am G C E

Still my guitar gently weeps

Verse 4

A C#m F#m C#m

I don't know how you were diverted

Bm E

You were perverted too

A C#m F#m C#m

I don't know how you were inverted

Bm E

No one alerted you

Verse 5

Am Am/G F#m7b5 Fmaj7

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping

Am G D E

While my guitar gently weeps

Am Am/G D E

Look at you all

Am G C E

Still my guitar gently weeps