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Here are the three progressions you’ll need in order to play this entire song. For the verse, note you’ll bounce between the two progressions a few time before moving on to the chorus. See my video lesson for context where I play it through.
"I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean..." G . . . . . C/G . G . . . . . C/G . "I never sat by the shore, under the sun..." Bm . . . C . . . Bm . . . C . . .
"But here I am, next to you, the sky is more blue..." Em . . . Am . . . G . . . Bm . . .
How to play the chords
E |––––3––––3––––2––––0––––0––––0–––– B |––––0––––1––––3––––1––––0––––1–––– G |––––0––––0––––4––––0––––0––––2–––– D |––––0––––2––––4––––2––––2––––2–––– A |––––x––––x––––2––––3––––2––––0–––– E |––––3––––3––––––––––––––0––––––––– G C/G Bm C Em Am
Again, see my video lesson for context on how to put these pieces together. If you have questions, let me know!
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