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E
Summer after high school when we first met
Abm
We make out in you mustang to radio head
    Dbm                                        A
And on my 18th birthday we bought matching tattoos
        E
Used to steal your parent's liquor and climb to the roof
Abm
Talk about our future like we had a clue
      Dbm                                A
Never planned that one day I'd be losing you

            E                   Abm
In another life I would be your girl
                Dbm                        A
We keep all our promises be us against the world
            E                    Abm
In another life I would make you stay
                   Dbm                            A
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

E
I was June you were my johnny cash
      Abm
Never one without the other we made a pact
Dbm                                           A
Sometimes when I miss you I put those records on woah
E
Someone said you had your tattoo removed
Abm
Saw you down town singin’ the blues
     Dbm                                       A
It's time to face the music I'm no longer your muse

            E                   Abm
In another life I would be your girl
                Dbm                        A
We keep all our promises be us against the world
            E                    Abm
In another life I would make you stay
                   Dbm                            A
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

E         Abm         Dbm         A
  The one     the one     the one   the one that got away

B                              Dbm        A
  All his money can't buy me a time machine no
B                          Dbm         A
  Can't replace you with a million rings no
B                             Dbm       A
  I shoulda told you what you meant to me woah
B
  Cause now I pay the price

            E                   Abm
In another life I would be your girl
                Dbm                        A
We keep all our promises be us against the world
            E                    Abm
In another life I would make you stay
                   Dbm                            A
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
The one that got away

E         Abm         Dbm         A
  The one     the one     the one

            E                    Abm
In another life I would make you stay
                   Dbm                            A
So I don't have to say you were the one that got away
                  E---- - strum once and let it ring -
The one that got away    
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20 Comments

  1. just practice the e chris and it will become super easy

  2. Any substitutes for E pls help?

  3. +1

  4. Lilimacz96

    Thanks for the people who commented the easiest ones. When I first saw it I had a difficulty playing it but while I was practicing i saw your comments. THANKYOU VERY MUCH!
    Btw i love this song!

  5. lalizzziela

    -4 sounds awesome if you´re an alto

  6. I really love this song…I’m intermediate and I can play the chords but I personally think -4 skunds best with one strum on each of the notes i love Katy. Saw her in concert

  7. HarryPotterPrincess

    Fun Fact: Katy wrote this song about Josh Groban!

  8. Llamasheep

    Down 4 is super easy, as long as you have Em down!

  9. -4 is super duper easy. Just put a capo on the 4th fret if you want to stay in the same key. Down down up up down up works for strumming too

  10. lovelylittlelions8888

    -4 is really good/easy

  11. Play in -4 for the closest to the original

  12. I’ve all songs on this app I really love dear future husband the best though

  13. elliebellie1365

    try -2 for easy chords and it’s better for my lower voice

  14. Thank you for this but i dont understand how to do the rythme :(
    Can you help me please ?
    Thx

  15. An amazing song about loss and dealing with it. Perry made this song beautifully. It doesn’t always seem to be just about loosing a partner, it could be about any person you’ve lost. Making the tempo higher though is easier for my voice, so I sing to that version.

  16. Beautiful

  17. SOOOOOOOOOO SSSSAAAADDDD

  18. TheVolcanoOfHappiness

    I love this SONG….

  19. Up 1 half step for an easier version! I always find it hard getting the ‘E’ chord on my ukulele. (Still a Beginner)

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