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Big Love By Fleetwood Mac
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Welcome to my Big Love by Fleetwood Mac page you'll find the lyrics to this song, a free pdf chords and lyrics sheet along with tutorial demos and a link to purchase full lessons in .mp4 format.  

 Big Love By Fleetwood Mac
Chords, Lyrics, Demo, Tutorial

fleetwood mac big love

Big Love was a single release from the 1987 album "Tango In The Night" and was written by Lindsay Buckingham.

The song was a top 10 in several countries and reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart.

Big Love is a song about the intense emotions of a failed romantic relationship. The lyrics describe the pain and confusion of trying to move on from a love that still lingers.

An official music video was released featuring Lindsey Buckingham performing the song on an empty soundstage, with distorted images and lighting effects added for visual interest.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 4th fret
  • Rhythm: root down up down up down up and repeat with a few riffs
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: Am, Am/G, Am/F, G, F, Em, Am

Big Love Lyrics

Looking out for love - In the night so still
Oh, I'll build you a kingdom - In that house on the hill

Lookin' out for love - Big, big love

You said that you love me - And that you always will
Oh, you begged me to keep you - In that house on the hill

Lookin' out for love - Big, big love

I wake up - Alone with it all
I wake up - But only to fall

Lookin' out for love - Big, big love
Just lookin' out for love - Big, big love

Download the free Fleetwood Mac Big Love lyrics below.

Chords & Lyrics


Big Love Guitar Tips

There are multiple versions and speeds of this song online and from Fleetwood Mac themselves. I don't particularly like the super fast versions so my speed here is probably what I would call medium.

The chords you'll need here are Am, Am/G, Am/F, G, F, Em, Am and the rhythm is a steady root down up down up down up and repeat with a few riffs throughout.

There is a section in here for a short picking break but some versions with Lindsay Buckingham will have longer drawn out breaks, so knock yourself out on how long to make this section if you add one into your version. 

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A Little Background On The Song Big Love

lindsay buckingham and big love

"Big Love" is a song by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released as the lead single from their 1987 album, "Tango in the Night." The song was written by the band's guitarist and vocalist, Lindsey Buckingham, and features his signature fingerpicking guitar style and vocal harmonies.

"Big Love" is known for its distinctive guitar riff and driving rhythm, as well as its lyrics about the complexities of love and relationships. The song has been interpreted by many as a reflection of Buckingham's own romantic struggles, particularly with his former girlfriend and fellow Fleetwood Mac member, Stevie Nicks.

The song was a commercial success, reaching the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming one of Fleetwood Mac's most beloved and enduring hits. It has been covered by many artists over the years, and its influence can still be heard in contemporary pop and rock music.

In addition to its commercial success, "Big Love" has been praised by music critics for its innovative use of technology, including the innovative use of a sampler that allowed Buckingham to layer multiple guitar parts into a complex and textured arrangement. The song's enduring popularity and influence have cemented its place as one of Fleetwood Mac's most iconic and beloved songs.

"Big Love" has been covered by several artists over the years. Here are a few notable covers:

  1. The Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters released a cover of "Big Love" on their 1985 album, "Contact."
  2. Lindsey Buckingham - The original writer and performer of "Big Love," Lindsey Buckingham, released a stripped-down acoustic version of the song on his 2011 solo album, "Seeds We Sow."
  3. Matthew Sweet - Matthew Sweet recorded a cover of "Big Love" for the 1995 tribute album, "Legacy: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours."
  4. Florence + The Machine - Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine performed "Big Love" at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Fleetwood Mac.
  5. Tori Amos - Tori Amos included a cover of "Big Love" on her 1996 album, "Boys for Pele."

There was a music video produced for this track (see more details below).

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Big Love Official Video

big love music video

The music video for Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love" was directed by Brian Grant and released in 1987. The video features Lindsey Buckingham, who wrote and performed the song, playing guitar with the band in various locations, in hallways and singing in a room filled with mirrors.

Throughout the video, Buckingham's performance is intercut with footage of various objects and shapes, including a crystal, a spinning top, and a kaleidoscope. The visuals are highly stylized and psychedelic, with vibrant colors and abstract shapes.

The "Big Love" video is known for its innovative use of visual effects and its striking imagery. It was nominated for three MTV Video Music Awards in 1987, including Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. Overall, the video is a memorable and visually stunning accompaniment to the song.

I was trying to find the location of this castle for the video as it was reported the video was shot somewhere in California. But it's not clear if this was a real location or a visual effect of sorts.

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