Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Love Story Chords - Taylor Swift

Hey all!

Okay, sorry, sorry, sorry, SORRY I haven't posted in two months! I know, I'm ridiculous. ^_^
So busy with school (the regular excuse...) and home events I've been going crazy! My sister's wedding, my Year Seven semester finals (my average was 93!), and the fact that the Internet router and the computer hacking on and off and on and off turn by turn are molding a madman out of me...

So, Valentine's Day is coming up and for us at school it's the ones who do ze pranks and the ones who be such mozzarella-cheesy that it's sarcastic. If you know how two-faced I am, you'll know that I am both at alternative. As a result, a) me, my best friend, and Hammad (a friend/classmate) have started to make life hell for Sheryar (one word for this guy: UGH) by sending him prank notes thanks to another guy, Azan and b) me and another friend, Ranea, have started learning these cheesy love songs on guitar. She does the Urdu, i do the English. One of these was an extremely cliché Taylor Swift number, 'Love Story'. It's so - y'know... cliché!

The chords to this song is a simple progression with nothing much fancy. Here you go!


Love Story

Artist: Taylor Swift
Tuning: Standard, capo 2
Metronome BPM: 119 (4/4)
(Note: I had a bit of difficulty with deciphering the beat as it was quite a bit faster than Taylor's other songs - I tried 115 and 120; the latter to fast and the former too slow, however 120 was very close. After a bit of experimenting, I came to the conclusion that the beat is NOT 120, but 119. Surprising it's such a specific number, but you'll determine it later as the song progresses. Also, my go-to guitar app is GuitarTuna; it has a tuner, a chord library, metronome, and guitar games!)

Intro: C  G  Am  F

C
We were both young when I first saw you
F
I close my eyes and the flashback starts
                    Am                              F
I'm standing there on a balcony of summer air

C
See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
    F
I see you make your way through the crowd
              Am
You say hello
              G
Little did I know

           F                                       G
That you were Romeo you were throwing pebbles
               Am                                     C
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
                  F
And I was crying on the staircase
  G                                    Am   C
Begging you please don't go,      and I said

  C
Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
 G
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
 Am
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
 F                      G                       C
Its a love story baby just say yes

 C
So i sneak out to the garden to see you
 F
We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they know
                     Am
So close your eyes
                                     G
Escape this town for a little while
            F                                       G
Cause you were Romeo I was a scarlet letter
             Am                                       C
and my daddy said stay away from Juliet
                       F
But you were everything to me
            G                                 Am   C
I was begging you please don't   go   and I said

 C
Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
 G
I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run
 Am
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
 F                      G                       C
Its a love story baby just say yes

  C
Romeo save me, try to tell me how to feel
  G
This love is difficult, but its real,
  Am
Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
 F                      G 
Its a love story baby just say yes

Solo: C  G  Am  F

                      Am      F                      C                                   G
I got tired of waiting,   wondering if you were ever coming around
                            Am      F
My faith in you was fading
             C                                         G
Then I met you on the outskirts of town and i said
  C
Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
   G
I keep waiting for you but you never come
    Am
Is this in my head, I don't know what to think
      F                                   G
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said
  D
Marry me Juliet you'll never have to be alone
   A
I love you and thats all I really know
   Bm
I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress
 G                      A                D
Its a love story baby just say yes

Outro: D   A   Bm
                                           G                D*(single strum)
We were both young when I first saw you



Have fun!