“Cups (When I’m Gone)” – Anna Kendrick – Guitar Chords

Written by A. P. Carter. As performed by Anna Kendrick.

Capo: Fret 5
Strumming pattern: This sounds great with a single strum per chord, so start with that. Then try:
1 2 3 4

G   I got my ticket for the long way ’round
C   Two bottle ‘a whiskey for the Gway
And I Emsure would Dlike some Csweet company
And I’m Emleaving to-Dmorrow, wha-do-ya Gsay?

When I’m Emgone, when I’m Cgone
Em    You’re gonna miss me when I’m Dgone
You’re gonna Emmiss me by my Dhair, you’re gonna Cmiss me everywhere, oh
Em    You’re gonna miss D   me when I’m Ggone


G   I’ve got my ticket for the long way ’round
C   The one with the prettiest of Gviews
It’s got Emmountains, it’s got Drivers, it’s got Csights to give you shivers
But it Emsure would be Dprettier with Gyou


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  • inderjiit

    Sounds right with capo on 4th fret! Also the single chord strums work better than the strumming pattern because of the beat on the lines with 3 chords. strumming pattern given sounds great with first 2 lines of chorus though

    • Whoops! I meant to include “capo fret 5,” forgot. It’s included now. That puts it in the key of C. There are tons of other versions of this song, so you probably heard one in the key of B.

      If you restart the strumming pattern for every chord, even if it only lasts two measures, it sounds pretty good.

      Thanks for the heads-up corrections!

  • Chris Aytes

    To my ear, the last line of the chorus should be G, D, G, rather than Em, D, G. They’re relative chords, so it’s hard to hear the difference sometimes. Otherwise, this looks like a very good chart.