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Speak Now

Taylor Swift

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

        231

Am:   x02210

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

 

 

 

 

Strum: D   X U   U X U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro:  / G - - - / x2

 

G                            D

I am not the kind of girl

                       Am

Who should be rudely barging in

            C

On a white veil occasion

        G                               D

But you are not the kind of boy

                         Am                         C (hold first time)

Who should be marrying the wrong girl

 

G                                  D

I sneak in and see your friends

                Am           

And her snotty little family

        C

All dressed in pastel

         G                        D

And she is yelling at a bridesmaid

                     Am

Somewhere back inside a room

                 C

Wearing a gown shaped like a pastry

 

Am    C        G

Thi--is i---is surely not

                                        D

What you thought it would be

Am    C                      D

I---I  lose myself in a daydream

D (hold)

Where I stand and say

 

Chorus:

G                         D                 

   Don't say "Yes" run away now

         Am                       

I'll meet you when you’re out

              C               

Of the church at the back door

G                      D                      

   Don't wait or say a single vow

         Am

You need to hear me out

               C (hold first time)

And they said "Speak Now"

 

 

Instrumental:  / G - - - / D - - - / Am - - - / C - - - /

    

G                                D

Fond gestures are exchanged

            Am                        

And the organ starts to play a song

          C

That sounds like a death march

      G                          D

And I am hiding in the curtains

                    Am

It seems that I was uninvited

             C

By your lovely bride-to-be

 

Am        C     

She---e floats down the aisle

           G                  D  

Like a pageant queen

      Am   C

But I--I kno--ow

        D

You wish it was me

        D (hold)

You wish it was me- Don't you?

 

Chorus

 

Chorus II:

G                         D                

   Don't say "Yes" run away now

Am

I'll meet you when your out

              C                     

Of the church at the back door

G                        D

    Don't wait or say a single vow

Am

Your time is running out

                 C              

And they said "Speak Now"

 

Instrumental:  / G - - - / D - - - / Am - - - / C - - - / x2

 

Bridge:

Em (hold)                        C (hold)

I hear the preacher say speak now

                  G (hold)   D (hold)

Or forever hold your pe---ace

Am

There's a silence, there's my last chance

C              

I stand up with shaky hands

    G            D (hold)

All eyes on me

Am                        C

Horrified looks from everyone in the room

      D                           D (hold)

But I'm only lookin' at you

 

Repeat Verse 1

 

Chorus

 

G                            D

   And you say "Let’s run away now

      Am               

I'll meet you when I'm out

           C                         

Of my tux at the back door

G             D

   Baby, I didn't say my vows

      Am

So glad you were around

                  C                         G (hold)

When they said ‘Speak no--ow’"

 


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