by Taylor Swift tabs | tabbed by cristy♥twilight
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+6   January 4 2012, 02:34 pm by iMissy4 |
Perfect!!!!!! Thx =)
+10   January 4 2012, 02:46 pm by Kateigh |
Don't really see why there's a capo, the transposed version it much easier. For those of you who don't know, just use the transpose button and select "up 5 half steps" - this eliminates the need for a capo (and having to play the Bm chord), making the song easier to play for a beginner! :)
+3   January 4 2012, 02:48 pm by Kateigh |
*** I feel really stupid now, because the original is played with a capo and since there's no way to delete my above comment... whoops. great tab regardless!
+4   January 4 2012, 07:59 pm by cristy♥twilight |
@Kateigh lol! Glad you like it and I've added a note about transposing that will be on here when it updates. I usually do that anyways, just didn't this time and I get called out on it! lol!
January 5 2012, 10:59 am by CR!$+@ |
Thank you so much for tabbing this!!!
January 5 2012, 08:25 pm by kcbrookster |
yes! thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
January 6 2012, 04:22 pm by Pgc |
So glad I found this! excellent song and this sounds right on:D thanks. this site is cool.
January 8 2012, 04:09 am by rubyrod7 |
how do you play the D4 and the A4? Thanks for tabbing this
January 11 2012, 01:59 am by merlovesmusic |
Awesome, as usual, Cristy!!

Just OONEEEE little question tho -


Sorry i yelled...
January 13 2012, 03:12 pm by YovelPeretz |
I found a good tutorial for the finger picking for the whole song :
and you also have a link to the tabs in the description!

January 13 2012, 06:28 pm by cristy♥twilight |
@YovelPeretz- That link is a great tutorial! I'm gonna try to learn to pick it:)

Hey everyone! Transpose this down 2 half steps and this will match the tutorial:)

Thanks for everyone rating and the nice comments:)
January 18 2012, 11:29 am by costadancer |
Beautiful tab Cristy!! :)
January 26 2012, 10:57 am by merlovesmusic |
Thank You :]
February 4 2012, 08:24 pm by jess.. |
This is a great tab, the only thing i would say is change it to an A chord instead of a D, where she sings 'safe and sound'. That would be Bm, A, G. Thanks for the tab though!! :)
February 5 2012, 04:39 pm by cristy♥twilight |
@jess.. I think you may be right! 'A' does sound good there:)
February 16 2012, 07:56 pm by SaintofLA |
It sounds a little to 'happy'.
+1   March 11 2012, 10:17 pm by psimmons |
Thanks Cristy, very helpful. I like using capo on the 7th fret which makes your F chord a Fmaj7, not an F because you should have an open E string.
March 12 2012, 07:22 pm by holygirl9 |
So good! thank you! :)
March 17 2012, 11:36 am by ElysseFray111 |
I like playing this with a capo on 3 instead of 5. IDK if it's just me, but the Bm sounds really weird when I have capo on 5. Or I could be playing it wrong cause I am a beginner.
March 28 2012, 04:18 pm by theslapper14 |
kateigh, thanks for the idea of transposing it! it made it so much easier to play!!!
March 31 2012, 05:09 pm by Spaceangel10 |
this is really good! if u use the version with the capo, and play with the finger picking right, it sounds really close to the recording. If you pick the A string and the G, B, and E string at the same time, and then the G, B, and E string by themselves while the A string still rings,it sounds really close, you just play that for the length that you hold the chord.
April 12 2012, 10:02 pm by ladybug97 |
When playing it with Capo on 5, it sounds better to play the D as D/F# :) I find it helps the transition to the next chord sound smoother.
April 17 2012, 08:36 pm by jrbmusic |
Hey, this is great, but I do love it better on the 7th fret capo using the Dm Am F C. I like those chord compositions better and the flexibility for add on's or pull off's works great. You suggested the 7th fret capo version and it's quite nice there. I don't see that version posted yet, but it's easy to figure. Also the Safe and sound works good ending with the A chord or as in my case the G.
tks again.
+1   April 20 2012, 07:16 pm by Delfius |
You're amazing Christy, this no coincidence that once again I come here hugely inspired to make a YouTube vid looking for the right tab... and it's you with the 5 stars. :) Great tab! Thanks again! :)
+1   April 20 2012, 07:19 pm by cristy♥twilight |
Thank you Delfius :) *blushes*
April 21 2012, 10:54 pm by #1t-swiftfan |
Cristy, you are AMAZING at tabbing songs. Keep up the great work!♥ ♫♪
May 12 2012, 02:30 am by Madelineee15 |
Strumming Pattern help?
May 20 2012, 12:57 pm by 03bumblebee |
If I wanted to sing it lower, which way would I transpose?

Great tab, btw :)
May 30 2012, 04:39 pm by Guild King |
One correction... the end of the second and third choruses, the Fmaj chord is replaced with an F#dim (capo 7), or a C#dim (no capo).

That's E-2 A-0 D-4 G-2- B-1 e-x for the F#dim
June 27 2012, 02:57 am by HardRocker328 |
I played without a capo and transposed up 5 steps. Sounds great to me. Nice job :)
July 11 2012, 06:27 pm by guitargirl_007 |
I don't want to be hating or anything, but these chords seem a bit off to me.
July 11 2012, 06:28 pm by guitargirl_007 |
+1   January 12 2013, 11:21 pm by catking99 |
I learned how to pick the first part from my teacher, with no sheet music. It was PERFECT! Here:
Make the shape of a D minor chord to start:
e -----1-/p-----------------------------------------
B -----3------1------------------------------------1
G ---2--------2---2/h---2--0------------0--------0--
D -0--------2---3-------3--3--0--2/h--2-------------
A --------0-----3-----3-------------------0--2/h----
E --------------------------------------------------

And then repeat it once. Sorry, it looks complicated, but it's really easy. (By the way, /p is pull-off and /h is hammer-on.)
Hope this helps!
+1   January 12 2013, 11:25 pm by catking99 |
this has nothing to do with the song, but those ads for the 3 Mistakes Never to Make While Playing Guitar keep popping up and I'm a sucker for those things, but I don't feel like doing all the work with my email and stuff. (Thumbs up if you agree.) Someone lease tell me what the mistakes are?!?!?!! I'm such a nerd.
January 31 2013, 09:35 pm by Highland piper |
Strumming pattern? Sorry, newbie here. (Btw you did a great job, love this song <3 )
February 3 2013, 03:48 pm by Lr1003 |
For when it says safe and sound, I think it sounds better EM d g (instead of bm d g)
+1   February 15 2013, 07:14 pm by country* |
Perfect! but the original version is used with capo 7, so you can just use what she said about transposing to get to capo 7 if you want to play it like Taylor does. Awesome tab!
March 3 2013, 04:38 pm by sodelight |
I played this with a G6 instead of G, and it sounded a lot better. Also, here's a suggestion for the end of the chorus...sounded a bit better to me:

Come morning light
A Em Bm G
You and I'll be safe and sound

So basically just change the Bm and D to Em and Bm. It sounded a bit more accurate to me. :)
March 4 2013, 01:15 am by cristy♥twilight |
Thanks for your suggestions, but I'm gonna keep it how it is. If that's how you like it, then go for it :)
March 10 2013, 10:16 am by angemarcelii |
awesome ^^
-1   March 19 2013, 01:07 pm by Navz666 |
Version 5 actually sounds the best to me
March 24 2013, 02:55 pm by hanbob |
hey! great job! i have one correction, when the end of the chorus sings 'safe and sound' it is actually Am, G, D7/F# (for the true-to-song capo 7 version) :)
April 1 2013, 03:14 pm by MGOODINE |
whats the strum pattern?
June 8 2013, 04:18 pm by Abrilelizabeth |
how do you know how many times to strum and all that
July 4 2013, 03:21 pm by jimmie14 |
GDA x3
July 9 2013, 01:43 pm by lizzy_100001 |
Okay, so I am new to this and I don't really know how to fingerpick. I know where to put my fingers but I have no idea how to read the charts...please help!!
July 10 2013, 02:22 am by cristy♥twilight |
Try playing along with the song and it helps getting the strumming down :)
+2   July 20 2013, 07:49 pm by Baylibush |
Well some of us aren't beginners...and want a challenge...
July 22 2013, 06:30 pm by yoyocutie2 |
does anyone know the strumming or picking pattern for this??? I love this song
July 22 2013, 06:31 pm by yoyocutie2 |
does anyone know the strumming or picking pattern for this song???
July 26 2013, 12:51 pm by jasmine.burns.7 |
This is so much easier to play as the transposed version and the chords are exactly right! Thank you!
August 14 2013, 09:52 pm by swag123swag |
the actual song is played with the capo on the seventh fret not the fifth. but you can play it anywhere and it will be right. but if you want to play it like Taulor put the capo on the seventh fret and click the down arrow on transpose twice.
October 17 2013, 02:25 am by roxypaul15 |
Really Really love the tabs you put out. Every one is great! 5 stars from me!!
October 17 2013, 02:49 pm by cristy♥twilight |
Thank you so much!! And thanks for the 5 stars and for being the 300th to rate this!!! AWESOME!!
December 16 2013, 03:13 am by christina.allen |
Absolutely love it!
Although I used it transposed and with a capo on three, it sounds very similar, sometimes I even skip the Am's and you can't tell! Great! Thanks
January 5 2014, 10:13 pm by dahmusic |
I play C instead of Bm and Em instead of G because it sounds better to me that way. Just a thought!
January 16 2014, 10:24 pm by EverdeenKatniss |
Thank you for this post, I like the song
+1   January 17 2014, 12:04 am by cristy♥twilight |
You're welcome :) It is a great song!
+1   June 11 2014, 09:58 pm by Ravenclaw1025 |
No, it's ok because the transposed version sounds the same (more or less) and is easier for a beginner.
-2   June 26 2014, 10:01 am by zixincullen |
Lack of accuracy.
July 15 2014, 04:23 pm by lolasong27 |
thanks so much for uploading! to sing the song with the capo its way too high for my voice and taking the capo off is perfect to thanks! (saves me clicking the transpose button a few times lol)
July 15 2014, 05:14 pm by cristy♥twilight |
Sorry sweetie but it's not the tab ;)

Check your-
-Guitar tuning (Standard EADGBe)
-Capo placement (Capo on 5)
-Make sure your NOT listening to a 'pitched' version of the song from youtube.

This plays directly along with the recorded track. Fix whatever problem from above you are experiencing and try it again :)
July 15 2014, 05:15 pm by cristy♥twilight |
You're welcome :) Glad you like it!!
December 9 2014, 05:20 am by LZA2005 |
Yes, I totally agree...
January 4 2015, 08:28 am by elmarisebal |
What is the strumming pattern for this?
February 1 2015, 05:09 pm by beccaw112 |
I love how it sounds with the capo on 7!!!!!
February 4 2015, 05:36 pm by silasnelson |
Wow great stuff thanks
May 27 2015, 03:19 am by jessthejesster |
can someone please help, my finger is too tiny to do the Bm, any substitutes? Thanks in advance
May 27 2015, 02:49 pm by cristy♥twilight |
Here's how I cheat the Bm chord since I have a very difficult time with barres- [xx4432] or even easier- [xx443x](just an Am shape starting on the 3rd fret.) Hope this helps :)
May 27 2015, 05:11 pm by jessthejesster |
Thanks you so much! This has helped a lot. :)
July 16 2015, 04:14 pm by disawahlgren |
(Im looking at the version transposed to -2)
I think the G at the end of chorus should be a F slid down two frets so Eon the 3rd fret (i don't know what that chord is called hahah)but otherwise good job!!
-1   August 9 2015, 09:40 pm by puddlepop123 |
Clearly wrong. I think that the c is not in the right place. llama right for a a a a a a
-1   August 9 2015, 09:41 pm by puddlepop123 |
Clearly wrong. It does not work with a capo and I think the c is in the wrong place if not no c.
-1   August 9 2015, 09:47 pm by puddlepop123 |
Lack of accuracy. Clearly wrong. The g and d are clearly wrong. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
December 17 2015, 09:38 pm by KiliPotter |
The chords sound great! What's the strumming pattern though? Everything I've tried sounds too... happy I guess. Thanks :)
May 19 2016, 08:34 pm by kagiese14 |
Some Gs should be Cs or it sounds odd due to lack of variety. Great for beginners other than lack of accuracy.
May 31 2016, 12:59 pm by KMeredith8902 |
I love this! I mean, I had to transpose it -7 because I am an alto 3 and not a soprano but amazing! 5 stars!
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