Artist Taylor Swift
Album folklore
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Verse 1:
C             G                    Fadd9
 Rebekah rode up on the afternoon train, it was sunny
C                         G                          Fadd9
 Her saltbox house on the coast took her mind off St. Louis
C             G                         Fadd9
 Bill was the heir to the Standard Oil name and money
C                          G                        Fadd9
 And the town said, "How did a middle-class divorcée do it?"
C             G                          Fadd9
 The wedding was charming, if a little gauche
                                 C
 There's only so far new money goes
                   G                           Fadd9
 They picked out a home and called it "Holiday House"
C                  G                          Fadd9
 Their parties were tasteful, if a little loud
                                       C
 The doctor had told him to settle down
                   G                         Fadd9
 It must have been her fault his heart gave out
-nc-
 And they said
 
Chorus:
C               G                   Fadd9
 There goes the last great American dynasty
C              G                                 Fadd9
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
C               G                           Fadd9
 There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen
          C              G                  Fadd9
She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Verse 2:
C             G                         Fadd9
 Rebekah gave up on the Rhode Island set forever
C                G                            Fadd9
 Flew in all her xxxxx Pack friends from the city
            C                     G  
 Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names
     Am7                            F
 And blew through the money on the boys and the ballet
C              G                    F
 And losing on card game bets with Dalí
-nc-
 And they said
 
Chorus:
C               G                   Fadd9
 There goes the last great American dynasty
C              G                                       Fadd9
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
C               G                                  Fadd9
 There goes the most shameless woman this town has ever seen
          C              G                   Fadd9
She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Bridge:
Dm                Am7
 They say she was seen on occasion
C                          G
 Pacing the rocks, staring out at the midnight sea
Dm                      Am7
 And in a feud with her neighbor
C                      G
 She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green
Dm     Am7
 Fifty years is a long time
C                  G
 Holiday House sat quietly on that beach
Dm       Am7                  C
 Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits
G
 And then it was bought by me
 
Interlude: C Fadd9 C
 
Chorus:
C              G                                       Fadd9
 Who knows, if I never showed up, what could've been
C               G                                   Fadd9
 There goes the loudest woman this town has ever seen
          C             G                Fadd9
I had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Outro:
         C          G     Fadd9
 I had a marvelous time ruining everything
C            G      Fadd9
 a marvelous time ruining everything
C            G      Fadd9
 a marvelous time
         C       G       Fadd9
 I had a marvelous time
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Hannah :)

I recommend playing +5 , it sounds way better. Also just play normal G, not Gadd9

nora

Cadd9 doesn’t work here. I use GDEmC and it sounds right.

I panicked but it wasnt at a disco

AAAA Y E S
sorry just freaked out a little i luv luv luv this song
mhmm

Hannah :)

love your username lmao

DragMeDown28

lol was gonnna say the same thing as Hannah :!!

Evvie

I think it sounds great. You guys might just be playing Em7 instead of Cadd9.

Livy

The Cadd9 posted is a modified version and it doesn’t fit. If you play Cadd9 on the 5th fret of the C string it fits the song.

Khanhha

i think C sounds better than
Cadd9:)

Swiftie

I eon’t think Cadd9 works well for this song. I feel like it should be G D G C

Swiftie

Don’t

Swiftie

No, GDGEm

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