Friday, 18 July 2014

Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift - Guitar Chords

I've heard this song so many times it's not funny. One day I haven't heard of it, the next I'm playing guitar to it. During my trip to Islamabad this year, and I think it was a prank my sisters played on me, it was playing the entire time I was asleep. Coincidence? I think not.

Anyway, I'm planning on doing this song for the school talent show next year; it's a smidgen more complex with its bridge that plays through the verses and first chorus. And then there's the free strumming. I'm learning the bridge, and it's easy. I'll post a video of it when I've learned it properly.

Also, don't be scared away by that pesky Bm! Just use a barre on it; here's a diagram of the chord:



Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift

Intro: Em, Bm, G, D x2

(Verse 1)

Em                                    Bm
I remember tears streaming down your face
            G                            D
When I said I'd never let you go,
          Em                     Bm                      G               D
When all those shadows almost killed your light;
Em             Bm
I remember you said
         G                       D
Don't leave me here a - lone,
      Em                      Bm
But all that's dead and gone and past
G     D*(once)
Tonight,

(Chorus)
G                    D
Just close your eyes
       A               G
The sun is going down
                D
You'll be alright
      A                      G
No one can hurt you now
                      D
Come morning light
A                    Bm   A   G
You and I'll be safe and sound


Em, Bm, G, D   x2


(Verse 2)
Em                         Bm          
Don't you dare look out your window
G                                D
Darling everything's on fire
      Em                    Bm                     G           D
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Em      Bm       G    D
Hold on to this lullaby
Em                  Bm      G*     
Even when the music's gone.
G*
Gone.

(If you use the bridge, stop using it for this verse and the outro and switch to strumming.)

(Chorus)
G                    D
Just close your eyes
       A                G
The sun is going down
                D
You'll be alright
      A                      G
No one can hurt you now
                      D
Come morning light
A                     Bm   A   G
You and I'll be safe and sound



G      D    Bm    A
Ooh  Ooh  Aaah  Aaah...  x2


(Very soft bridge this verse)
G                    D   A*
Just close your eyes
G             D    A*
You'll be al - right
G                     D
Come morning light
A                    Bm   A   G
You and I'll be safe and sound


(Strumming, outro)
Em      Bm    G      D
Ooooo Oooo Oooo Oooo...  x2

Em*  Bm*  G*     D*
Oooo Oooo Oooo Ohoh.

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