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Intro: C  G  Am  F

We were both young when i first saw you 
I close my eyes and the flashback starts 
Am                       F
Im standing there on a balcony of summer air 

See the lights, See the party the ball gowns 
I see you make your way through the crowd 
And say hello 
Little did i know 

           F                      G
That you were romeo you were throwing pebbles 
          Am                       C
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet 
And i was crying on the staircase 
  G                      Am         C
Begging you please don't go, and i said 

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone 
I'll be waiting all theres left to do is run 
You'll be the prince and i'll be the princess 
 F                G                 C
Its a love story baby just say yes 

So i sneak out to the garden to see you 
We keep quite because we're dead if they know 
So close your eyes 
Escape this town for a little while

            F                   G
Cause you were Romeo I was a scarlet letter 
         Am                        C
and my daddy said stay away from Juliet 
But you were everything to me 
            G                      Am            C
and i was begging you please don't go and i said 

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone 
I'll be waiting all theres left to do is run 
You be the prince i'll be the princess 
 F                G                 C
Its a love story baby just say yes 

Romeo save me, they try to tell me how to feel
This love is difficult, but it's real
Don’t be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
 F                G 
Its a love story baby just say yes, oh

Solo: C  G  Am  F

I got tired of waiting, 
F               C              G
  wondering if you were ever coming around 
             Am        F
My faith in you was fading
                         C           G
Then i met you on the outskirts of town and i said 

Romeo save me i've been feeling so alone 
I keep waiting for you but you never come 
Is this in my head, i don't know what to think 
     F                       G
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said

Marry me Juliet you'll never have to be alone 
I love you and thats all I really know 
I talked to your dad go pick out a white dress
 G                 A            D
Its a love story baby just say yes 

D   A   Bm
Oh, oh, yes 
         G                           D
We were very young when i first saw you    
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  1. I luk dis song im a 1 yers old and yet I can okay twis

  2. Tired of Living

    I swear, if I see one more comment about about the last line…. like we get it people.

  3. The strumming pattern is D-D-U-U-D-U-.

    I’m not sure if it’s the real one but the videos I’ve seen used the strumming pattern. (it’s called the island strum)

  4. Melody Johnson

    I just do ddddd and on because if you listen to the real song it sounds right!

  5. Love it!

  6. I think it’s supposed to say, “We were BOTH young when I first SAW you”

  7. I used to always listen to this song and many other “old” Taylor Swift songs. <3

  8. Strumming pattern??

  9. humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa

    nice song! the Bm chord sounded kinda funky with the A chord but besides that great song!

  10. At the end when it says “we were very young when I first saw you,” is not what is says in the song. The original lyric is “we were both young when I first saw you”

  11. For the first verse and the verse after the bridge, I pluck, the I go DDU DDU. P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!??

  12. love it thx

  13. At the end instead of: “We where very young when I first say you” I think it is: “We were both young when I first say you” I am not for sure but I listened to it a few minutes ago and That is what I heard. but I may be wrong! Love this song by the way!!!!

    • Anoimous

      I think this may be so it isn’t considered copy right? Could be insane but that’s my guess.

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