Artist Taylor Swift
Album folklore
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Intro: Eb  Eb  Cm  Bbsus4  Ab  Bbsus4
 
Verse 1:
Eb       Eb             Cm
 Betty, I won’t make assumptions
      Bbsus4                Ab
About why you changed your homeroom
                          Bbsus4
But I think it’s cause of me
Eb       Eb              Cm
 Betty, one time I was riding
      Bbsus4             Ab
on my skateboard when I passed your house
                     Bbsus4
It’s like I couldn’t breathe
 
Pre-Chorus:
Eb             Eb            Cm
You heard the rumors from Inez
            Bbsus4            Ab
You can’t believe a word she says most times
                     Bbsus4
But this time it was true
    Cm          Bb       Eb   Ab
The worst thing that I ever did
    Cm     Bb      Ab    Bb
was what I did to you
 
Chorus:
              Eb                 Eb  
But if I just showed up at your party
          Cm                 Bb
Would you have me? Would you want me?
          Ab             Cm
Would you tell me to go xxxx myself
   Bb
Or lead me to the garden?
       Eb                Eb  
In the garden would you trust me
     Cm              Bb             Ab
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
         Cm           Bb
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
                  Eb
But I know I miss you
 
Interlude: Eb  Cm  Bbsus4  Ab  Ab  Bbsus4
 
Verse 2:
Eb       Eb               Cm
 Betty, I know where it all went wrong
     Bb                 Ab
Your favorite song was playing
                         Bb
from the far side of the gym
Eb      Eb             Cm
 I was nowhere to be found
           Bb
I hate the crowds you know that
Ab                          Bb
 Plus I saw you dance with him
 
Pre-Chorus:
Eb             Eb            Cm
You heard the rumors from Inez
            Bbsus4            Ab
You can’t believe a word she says most times
                     Bbsus4
But this time it was true
    Cm          Bb       Eb   Ab
The worst thing that I ever did
    Cm     Bb      Ab    Bb
was what I did to you
 
Chorus:
              Eb                 Eb  
But if I just showed up at your party
          Cm                 Bb
Would you have me? Would you want me?
          Ab             Cm
Would you tell me to go xxxx myself
   Bb
Or lead me to the garden?
       Eb                Eb  
In the garden would you trust me
     Cm              Bb             Ab
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
         Cm           Bb
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
                  Eb
But I know I miss you
 
Interlude: Eb  Cm  Bb  Ab  Ab  Bb
 
Bridge:
Cm                    Bb
I was walking home on broken cobblestones
              Ab
Just thinking of you when she pulled up
       Bb
Like a figment of my worst intentions
Cm                            Bb
She said, "James get in let’s drive." Those days
            Ab
turned into nights, slept next to her
   Bb                           Eb
But I dreamt of you all summer long
 
Interlude:
   Eb  Cm  Bb  Ab  Ab  Bb
   Cm Bb   Ab
   Abm
 
Verse 3:
Eb       Eb                Cm
 Betty, I’m here on your doorstep
      Bbsus4              Ab
And I planned it out for weeks now
                         Bbsus4
But it’s finally sinking in
Eb       Eb                Cm
 Betty, right now is the last time
      Bbsus4            Ab
I can dream about what happens when
                Bbsus4
You see my face again
    Cm   Bb       Eb       Ab
The only thing I want to do
   Cm      Bb     Ab    Bb
Is make it up to you
     Eb                 Eb    Cm Bb Ab Gm Bb
So I showed up at your party
        Eb                 Eb   Cm Bb Ab Gm Bb
Yeah, I showed up at your party
 
Chorus:
     F                 F   
So I showed up at your party
         Dm               C
Will you have me will you love me
         Bb              Am
Will you kiss me on the porch
            Gm              C
In front of all your stupid friends?
       F                F   
If you kiss me, will it be
            Dm
just like I dreamed it
        C                 Bb
Will it patch your broken wings
         Am          Gm            C
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
             F        C Bb
But I know I miss you
 
Outro:
Bbsus2             F        C Bb
 Standing in your cardigan
Bbsus2          F         C Bb
 Kissing in my car again
Bb
Stopped at a streetlight
            F        F    Bb
you know, I miss you
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ukiecutie

this song gets me everytime 💛for the strumming pattern i did a single stroke and then DDU for prechorus and the chorus. i think it sounds pretty if you do single stroke on “the worst thing that i ever did” part too.

Ally

Instead of the two Cs side by side at the beginning of each verse I changed the second C to a G; I think it sounds much more fluid. After the key change I switched the second D to an A, not sure if another chord would suit better but it seems ok.. hope this helps!

Ely

if you don’t feel ✨comfortable✨ saying “tell me to go **** myself” the non-explicit version says “tell me to go straight to hell”. it’s a nice alternative and it has the same meaning :>

Bella

Please listen to the original then LOLO’s version from betty’s view. And then the cover from August/Inez’s point of view on YouTube it really tells the story.

Kenzie Corcoran

anyone know the strumming pattern??

mathilde

I used DD-UDU, single stroke at first and last “the wrost thing that i ever did”!

zoe

i used DdDd which is just soft and light strums and i think it sounds really good. i also did the same as other people on the “worst thing that I ever did” with single strum:) I feel this song you can also use judgement as to when strumming should be soft/hard.

zoe

wait sorry meant soft and hard strums not soft nd light whoops

Pearl

I loooove this song! I think its so cool that taylor has matured and is singing more sof songs than her upbeat reputation! Thanks! this was so much help!

sadboy

if you switch out gsus4 for g7 it’s easier and i think it sounds better :)

i love Loki

i love this song its so sweet!!!

swiftie

sooo good. love this one

Gwen loves Taylor Swift and Harry Styles A LOTT :)

i love the harmonica also i love this song so muchhhhh

MayLovesTheUkulele

Right! its sad in a way but sooo good

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