Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac album coverI get requests in my guitar lessons to play this song fairly often, and it’s so frustrating how the chord charts that are posted online are all wrong. They’re all close enough to work, but they just don’t sound quite right.

Many people play this song just playing the same three chords over and over, but the song does change in the choruses. I’ve taught it both ways. In some cases, if you just want to play something simpler and be able to sing along, then maybe the three chord version is fine.

But for those of you who want the real chords, here they are below.

Guitar lessons notes

Notice that there is a part at the end of the chorus where you have to play one-and-a-half measures of Am7, then half a measure of of G/B. You can keep your fingerstyle pattern simple here. It’s a really nice walk up to the C of the next verse.

CHORDS: C: x32010,  G/B:  x2003x,  Am7: x02010,  D/F#:  200232

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

CAPO 3

INTRO: C    G/B    Am7    G/B (repeat)

C           G/B                Am7         G/B
I took my love and I took it down
C           G/B                   Am7           G/B
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
      C            G/B            Am7            G/B
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
           C          G/B         Am7  ‘  G/B
‘til the landslide brought me down

    C            G/B
Oh mirror in the sky 
        Am7      G/B
What is love
        C              G/B
Can the child within my heart
     Am7        G/B
Rise Above
      C                G/B      Am7     G/B
Can I sail through the changing Ocean Tides
      C              G/B    Am7     G/B    
Can I handle all the season of my life

 C            G/B
mmm... mmm...
       Am7
I dont know
          D/F#   
mmm.... mmm...

CHORUS:
     G            D/F#           Em x2
Well Ive been afraid of changing 
        C             G/B     Am     D/F#
Cause I built my life around you 
    G                D/F#  
But time makes you bolder
Em x2
Children get older
C             G/B      Am7 x1.5   G/B x0.5
I am getting older too

(Guitar Solo):  
C           G/B                Am7         G/B (repeat 3x)
C           G/B                Am7         D/F#

 * REPEAT CHORUS *

Ahhh...
C          G/B            Am7     G/B
 Take this love and take it down
  C             G/B            Am7          G/B
If you climb a mountain and you turn around 
         C          G/B         
And if you see my reflection in the
Am7          G/B           C             Am7           G/B 
Snow covered hills then a landslide will bring you down

            C           G/B       
And if you see my relfection in the
Am7            G/B_____     
Snow covered hills_____ well 
   C             G/B       Am7          G/B
A landslide will bring you down 
C            G/B          Am7______
Well well a landslide bring ya down___