Justin Nozuka - After Tonight Chords & Tabs


After Tonight Chords & Tabs

Justin Nozuka Chords & Tabs

Version: 2 Type: Chords

After Tonight Chords

Capo: 3rd Fret (optional of course, but album version is 3)
Am [x 0 2 2 1 0] 
Em [0 2 2 0 0 0] 
Dm [x 0 0 2 3 1] 
F1 [0 3 3 2 1 0] Actually an Open F
F2 [0 4 4 3 2 0] Actually an F#
F3 [0 5 5 4 3 0] Actually a G
F  [1 3 3 2 1 1] Standard F bar chord

I copied most of this from Version 1 by stugreenham – Ver1 is really a great tab 
and helped me trememdously. I am updating this to include the change of name on 
chords C1/C2/C3 to F1/F2/F3, but as I mention above they are really just open F/F#/
G chords. I’m leaving them as F1/F2/F3 as it reinforces that the grip/position is 
the same, just sliding up/down the neck. Also some of the chord placements were a 
little off, so I made those adjustments and in the Bridge I believe it’s a quick 
(denoted by the parenthesis) Em not Dm chord on the first two lines. Other 
comments have said they just strum all strings open, except muting the Low E so 
you might try that as well. I also mute the low E string but leave the high E 
ringing open most of the time while sliding up on the F1/F2/F3, but not always - 
depends on how clean you want it to sound.  I hope this is helpful to other people 
and want to say thank you again to stugreenham for the first submission. It’s 
really well done and how I learned to play this song. Cheers!


Pick first string into slide up to


Am               Em
There's something in your eyes
Am                      Em
Is everything all right
Dm                Em
You look up to the sky
you long for something more
   F3/F2/F1            F1/F2/F3
give me your right hand
I think I understand
Dm                 Em                      F1
Follow me and you will never have to wish again

[ Tab from: https://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/justin_nozuka/after_tonight_crd_ver_2.html ]
Dm             Am
I Know that after tonight
 Em                             Am                    
you don't have to look up at the stars
no no no no
Dm            Am                        
I know by the end of tonight
 Em                              Am
you don't have to look up at the stars
Dm           Am                
I know if the love is alright, 
Em                          Am
you don't have to look up at the stars
no no no no
Dm                      Am                        
I know by the end of tonight
 Em                         Am
you don't have to look up at the stars
F3   F3/F2/F1
no no no no

Am               Em
Tell me how you feel
Am               Em
and if I'm getting near
Dm               Em
I'll tell you where to stay
you tell me where to steer
   F3/F2/F1           F1/F2/F3
way above the clouds
and high above the stars
Dm                     Em
through the unknown black holes
no one knows where we are

But we'll return to earth and do it all over again


F      Em   Am  (Em) Am
Come away with me
F      Em   Am  (Em) Am
Come fly away with me
Just for one night
no one will ever know
     F1              F1/F2/F3
no no no   oh darling
I will leave you satisfied
F1/F2/F3         F3/F2/F1
        forever past time
You don't have to hide
   Em           F1
you're free to fly

(CHORUS AGAIN but last line saying
  “You’ll be looking down upon them from heaven”)

Resolve from F1 to Am out