“Can’t Help Falling In Love”, the Elvis Presley classic, is a great song to play on acoustic guitar. It was performed beautifully in the movie, Crazy Rich Asians, by Kina Grannis. Her arrangement was simple – just fingerpicking acoustic guitar and, of course, her amazing voice. Here’s the chords and tabs to play “Can’t Help Falling In Love” on acoustic guitar at home.
Here’s Grannis’s performance of the song from Crazy Rich Asians:
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” Tabs
The fingerpicking pattern in this song is very simple. It simply goes up and down the chord shapes as an arpeggio. In fact this a perfect song to practice for beginning fingerpickers.
Here’s just an example of the few first chords to show how the picking patter works:
—- C ————– Em ————– Am —————————————
The chords themselves are very simple. It’s in the key of C and uses all 1st position open chords. So the song ‘sits’, as they say, very well on acoustic guitar.
For the full tab, click here:
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” Chords
If you don’t want to work out the fingerpicking, it’s also very easy to strum through the song using just chord shapes. This is particular helpful if you’re trying to sing along while you play.
Here are the chords for “Can’t Help Falling In Love”:
Verse 1 C Em Am F C Gsus4 G Wise men say only fools rush in F Gsus4 Am F C Gsus4 C But I can't help falling in love with you C Em Am Shall I stay? F C Gsus4 G Would it be a sin F Gsus4 Am F C Gsus4 C Em/B If I can't help falling in love with you?
Chorus Em B7 Em B7 Like a river flows surely to the sea Em B7 Darling so it goes Em A Dm G Some things are meant to be
Verse 2 N.C. Gsus4 G So take my hand, take my whole life too F Gsus4 Am F C Gsus4 C For I can't help falling in love. with you F Gsus4 Am F C Gsus4 C Em Am For I can't help falling in love with you F Gsus4 G C