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The song was written about the pain and loss Clapton felt after the death of his 4 year old son, Conor.Conor fell from a window of the 53rd floor New York apartment belonging to his mother



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Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven Chords
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Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven

Author And Composer: Eric Clapton and Will Jennings
D/F# : **4232
Fm+  : 1**121
Em6  : 022020
E4/7 : 020230

Intro:

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------2h3p2----5----5----2-----2----|
G|---------2-------2--4----4----2-----2----|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----0-----------------------------------|
E|-0h2----------------4--4------2---2----2-|

e|--------------------|
B|-2----2----3----3---|
G|-2----2----2----2---|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|-0--0---0--2--2---2-|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-3---3-----2-----2----2---2---------|
G|-2---1-----2-----2----2---2---------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-----------0---0----0---0--------0--|
E|-0---0-----------------------0h2----|

Verse:

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------2h3p2------5-----5---2-----2-----2----2---|
G|---------2-------2----4-----4---2-----2-----2----2---|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----0-----------------------------------------------|
E|-0h2------------------4--4------2---2----2--0--0---0-|

e|-------------------0-----0------0------|--|
B|-3------3----2--3--3-----0----0---2--3-|--|
G|-2------2----2--2--2--2--1--1-----2--4-|x2|
D|-0---0-----0---------------------------|--|
A|---------------------------------------|--|
E|-------------------------0-------------|--|

e|-2-----2-----2-------2-------1------1-----|
B|-2-----2-----2-------2-------2------2-----|
G|-2-----2-----2-------2-------1------1-----|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-2--2-----2------2------2----1---1------1-|

e|-1----1------0------0----0---0----------------------|
B|-2----2------2------2----2---2-----2------2-----2---|
G|-1----1------0------0----0---0-----3------3-----4---|
D|-----------------------------------2------2-----2---|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---1-----1---0---0-----0---0----0---2---2-----2----2|

e|---------0-----0-----0-----0--------0-0|
B|--2------3-----3-----3-----3--------3-3|
G|------------------------------------2-2|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|--1---1--2---2----2-----2----2---------|
E|---------------------------------0-----|

A         E/Ab    F#m  F#/E D/F#
Would you know my name          
     A             E    E6 E7 A
if I saw you in Heaven         
A        E/Ab   F#m  F#/E D/F#
Would it be the same          
     A             E    E6 E7 F#m
if I saw you in Heaven           
F#m       Fm+    Em6           F#
I must be strong     and carry on
F#4     Bm7             E4/7           A  
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Repeat Intro

Guitar2 (with intro):

e|-5s7--5--------------------|
B|-5s7--5--5s7--5------------|
G|---------4s6--4-----6p4----|
D|-------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------2h3p2---------|
G|------------------------2h4--------4-----2-|
D|--------------------2h4--------------2h4---|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

A         E/Ab    F#m  F#/E D/F#
Would you hold my hand,         
     A             E    E6 E7 A
if I saw you in heaven         
A         E/Ab    F#m   F#/E D/F#
Would you help me stand,         
     A             E    E6 E7 F#m
if I saw you in heaven           
F#m       Fm+    Em6           F#     
I'll find my way through night and day
F#4      Bm7              E4/7           A     
`Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven.

Repeat Intro

Guitar2 (with intro):

e|-5s7--5--------------------|
B|-5s7--5--5s7--5------------|
G|---------4s6--4-----6p4----|
D|-------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------2h3p2---------|
G|------------------------2h4--------4-----2-|
D|--------------------2h4--------------2h4---|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

C        G/B       Am  
Time can bring you down
         D/F#       G  G/F# Em G/F# G C
Time can bend your knees               
C        G/B        Am   
Time can break your heart
         D/F#     G    G/F#         E    E6 E7 A
Have you beggin  please     beggin please       

Repeat Intro

F#m         Fm+  Em6                   F#   
Beyond the door,     there's peace I'm sure 
F#4   Bm7                E4/7           A      
and I know there'll be no more tears in heaven.

Repeat Intro

Guitar2 (with intro):

e|-5s7--5--------------------|
B|-5s7--5--5s7--5------------|
G|---------4s6--4-----6p4----|
D|-------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------2h3p2---------|
G|------------------------2h4--------4-----2-|
D|--------------------2h4--------------2h4---|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

Repeat verse 1

F#4     Bm7             E4/7           A  
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven

Repeat Intro
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