Artist Taylor Swift
Album folklore
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Intro: Bb  Bb  Gm  Fsus4  Eb  Fsus4
 
Verse 1:
Bb       Bb             Gm
 Betty, I won’t make assumptions
      Fsus4                Eb
About why you changed your homeroom
                          Fsus4
But I think it’s cause of me
Bb       Bb              Gm
 Betty, one time I was riding
      Fsus4             Eb
on my skateboard when I passed your house
                     Fsus4
It’s like I couldn’t breathe
 
Pre-Chorus:
Bb             Bb            Gm
You heard the rumors from Inez
            Fsus4            Eb
You can’t believe a word she says most times
                     Fsus4
But this time it was true
    Gm          F       Bb   Eb
The worst thing that I ever did
    Gm     F      Eb    F
was what I did to you
 
Chorus:
              Bb                 Bb  
But if I just showed up at your party
          Gm                 F
Would you have me? Would you want me?
          Eb             Gm
Would you tell me to go xxxx myself
   F
Or lead me to the garden?
       Bb                Bb  
In the garden would you trust me
     Gm              F             Eb
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
         Gm           F
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
                  Bb
But I know I miss you
 
Interlude: Bb  Gm  Fsus4  Eb  Eb  Fsus4
 
Verse 2:
Bb       Bb               Gm
 Betty, I know where it all went wrong
     F                 Eb
Your favorite song was playing
                         F
from the far side of the gym
Bb      Bb             Gm
 I was nowhere to be found
           F
I hate the crowds you know that
Eb                          F
 Plus I saw you dance with him
 
Pre-Chorus:
Bb             Bb            Gm
You heard the rumors from Inez
            Fsus4            Eb
You can’t believe a word she says most times
                     Fsus4
But this time it was true
    Gm          F       Bb   Eb
The worst thing that I ever did
    Gm     F      Eb    F
was what I did to you
 
Chorus:
              Bb                 Bb  
But if I just showed up at your party
          Gm                 F
Would you have me? Would you want me?
          Eb             Gm
Would you tell me to go xxxx myself
   F
Or lead me to the garden?
       Bb                Bb  
In the garden would you trust me
     Gm              F             Eb
If I told you it was just a summer thing?
         Gm           F
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
                  Bb
But I know I miss you
 
Interlude: Bb  Gm  F  Eb  Eb  F
 
Bridge:
Gm                    F
I was walking home on broken cobblestones
              Eb
Just thinking of you when she pulled up
       F
Like a figment of my worst intentions
Gm                            F
She said, "James get in let’s drive." Those days
            Eb
turned into nights, slept next to her
   F                           Bb
But I dreamt of you all summer long
 
Interlude:
   Bb  Gm  F  Eb  Eb  F
   Gm F   Eb
   Ebm
 
Verse 3:
Bb       Bb                Gm
 Betty, I’m here on your doorstep
      Fsus4              Eb
And I planned it out for weeks now
                         Fsus4
But it’s finally sinking in
Bb       Bb                Gm
 Betty, right now is the last time
      Fsus4            Eb
I can dream about what happens when
                Fsus4
You see my face again
    Gm   F       Bb       Eb
The only thing I want to do
   Gm      F     Eb    F
Is make it up to you
     Bb                 Bb    Gm F Eb Dm F
So I showed up at your party
        Bb                 Bb   Gm F Eb Dm F
Yeah, I showed up at your party
 
Chorus:
     C                 C   
So I showed up at your party
         Am               G
Will you have me will you love me
         F              Em
Will you kiss me on the porch
            Dm              G
In front of all your stupid friends?
       C                C   
If you kiss me, will it be
            Am
just like I dreamed it
        G                 F
Will it patch your broken wings
         Em          Dm            G
I’m only seventeen, I don’t know anything
             C        G F
But I know I miss you
 
Outro:
Fsus2             C        G F
 Standing in your cardigan
Fsus2          C         G F
 Kissing in my car again
F
Stopped at a streetlight
            C        C    F
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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