Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez – Piano Chords & Scales

Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez is a very fun song to improvise on.  The beat is easy to pick up so you won’t have any issues.  The song is in the F#m scale, so feel free to play around with any key in that scale instead of “singing” the song.  Remember that we just want to accompany the song.  Chords are played with the left hand and the melody with the right hand (meaning you “Sing” the song with the right hand – as long as you stay in the scale, you won’t mess up).

    F#m              D
Hey girl, open the walls 
               Bm
Play with your dolls
      C#m                  F#m
We'll be a perfect family
               D
When you walk away
                 Bm
Is when we really play
C#m
You don't hear me when I say
F#m               D
Mom, please wake up
            Bm
Dad's with a slut
         C#m
And your son is smoking cannabis


[Pre-Chorus 1]

F#m
No one ever listens
D
This wallpaper glistens
Bm                          C#m
Don't let them see what goes down in the kitchen


[Chorus]

F#m
Places, places
D
Get in your places
Bm                           C#m
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
F#m       D
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains
F#m                D 
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Bm                                C#m
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
F#m       D 
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains


[Post-Chorus]

F#m      D   
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Bm                C#m
I see things that nobody else sees
F#m      D 
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Bm                C#m
I see things that nobody else sees


[Verse 2]

    F#m               D 
Hey girl, look at my mom
                  Bm
She's got it going on
           C#m                     F#m
Ha, you're blinded by her jewelry
                   D 
When you turn your back
                Bm
She pulls out a flask
       C#m                  F#m
And forgets his infidelity
            D                    Bm
Uh oh she's coming to the attic, plastic
   C#m
Go back to being plastic
F#m
No one ever listens
D 
This wallpaper glistens
Bm                           C#m
Don't let them see what goes down in the kitchen


[Chorus]

F#m
Places, places
D 
Get in your places
Bm                          C#m
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
F#m       D 
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains
F#m                D 
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Bm                                C#m
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
F#m       D 
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains


[Post-Chorus]

F#m      D   
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Bm                C#m
I see things that nobody else sees
F#m      D 
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Bm                C#m              
I see things that nobody else sees

F#m D Bm C#m


[Breakdown]

    F#m  D  Bm C#m
Hey girl
    F#m              D 
Hey girl, open your walls
               Dm(strum once)
Play with your dolls
      Em(strum once)
We'll be a perfect family


[Chorus]

F#m
Places, places
D 
Get in your places
Bm                          C#m
Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces
F#m       D 
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains
F#m                D 
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Bm                                C#m
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
F#m       D 
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Bm                    C#m
Please don't let them look through the curtains


[Post-Chorus]

F#m      D   
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Bm                C#m
I see things that nobody else sees
F#m      D 
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
Dm                Em          Em(strum once)
I see things that nobody else sees

 

Simple enough right?

Try playing it with the song; check out the video below.

                        

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