Guitar lesson for
You Belong With Me
Tune down 1/2 step to play along with Taylor Swift
Note that the album version of this song is a 1/2 step below the chords shown below. If you want to play along with Taylor Swift’s version using these chords, you’ll need to tune your guitar so that E = Eb, A = Ab, etc.
You can still use the chords below and play the song in standard tuning - but note you’ll be in a different key than Taylor Swift and it won’t sound right if you play along.
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Here is how to play the basic chords in this song:
e-|----3-----2-----0-----0----- B-|----0-----3-----1-----1----- G-|----0-----2-----0-----2----- D-|----0-----0-----2-----2----- A-|----2-----------3-----0----- E-|----3----------------------- G D C Am
Here’s how the chords are used, from a big picture point of view:
INTRO | G . . . | C . . . | G . . . | C . . . | VERSE "You're on the phone with your girlfriend..." | G . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . | | Am . . . | . . . . | C . . . | . . . . | PRE-CHORUS "She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts..." | Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . | | Am . . . | C . . . | D . . . | . . . . | CHORUS "If you could see that I'm the one who understands you..." | G . . . | . . . . | D . . . | . . . . | | Am . . . | . . . . | C . . . | . . . . | BRIDGE "Oh, I remember you driving to my house..." | Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . | | Am . . . | C . . . | G . . . | D . . . |
Lyrics w/ chords
INTRO G ... C ... G ... C ... VERSE G D You're on the phone with your girlfriend, she's upset Am She's going off about something that you said C She doesn't get your humor like I do... I'm in the room, its a typical Tuesday night I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like And she'll never know your story like I do... PRE-CHORUS Am C She wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts G D She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers Am C Dreaming 'bout the day when you wake up and find D That what you're... looking for has been here the whole time CHORUS G If you could see that I'm the one who understands you D Been here all along so why can't you Am C (let ring) See------ You belong with me----- G C G C You belong with me Walking the streets with you in your worn out jeans I can't help thinking this is how it ought to be Laughing on the park bench, thinking to myself Hey, isn't this easy? And you've got a smile that could light up this whole town I haven't seen it in a while, since she brought you down You say you're fine, I know you better than that So, whatcha doing with a girl like that? She wears high heels, I wear sneakers She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers Dreaming 'bout the day when you wake up and find That what you're looking for has been here the whole time If you could see that I'm the one who understands you Been here all along so why can't you See------ You belong with me----- You belong with me Standing by, and waiting at your back door All this time how could you not know Baby------ You belong with me----- You belong with me BRIDGE Am C Oh, I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night G D I'm the one who makes you laugh when you know you're 'bout to cry Am C I know your favorite songs and you tell me 'bout your dreams G D I think I know where you belong, I think I know it's with me... Can't you could see that I'm the one who understands you Been here all along so why can't you See------ You belong with me----- Standing by, and waiting at your back door All this time how could you not know Baby------ You belong with me----- You belong with me Have you ever thought just Maybe----- You belong with me----- You belong with me
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