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Castle On The Hill chords

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  • Acoustic Version as played on BBC Radio 1.
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-- See bottom of this tab for Ed’s BBC Radio acoustic performance (Jan 6, 2017) --


Verse            Pre-Chorus     Chorus             Bridge
------------     ----------     --------------     --------------
D     xx023x     G  3x00xx      D       xx0232     Bm      x20233
D/F#  2x023x     A  x022xx      D/F#    2x0232     G       3x0033
G     3200xx     D  xx023x      G       3x0033     D       xx0232
Bm    x202xx                    Bm      x20233     A7sus4  x02033
A     x022xx                    A7sus4  x02033


[Intro]
D


[Verse 1]

D                D/F#  G                  Bm   A
  When I was six years old I broke my leg
D               D/F# G                    Bm         A     
  And I was running  from my brother and his friends
D            D/F#  G                   Bm                 A       
  And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass as I rolled down
D           D/F#  G   Bm                 A
  I was younger  then,  take me back to when I


[Pre-Chorus 1]

G           A                  D
  Found my heart and broke it here
                    G
  Made friends and lost them through the years
G               A                D                  G
  And I've not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I've grown
G              A
  But I can't wait to go home


[Chorus 1]

  D      D/F# G    Bm         A7sus4
  I'm on my   way, driving at ninety
       D         D/F# G     Bm         A7sus4
  Down those country  lanes singing to Tiny Dancer
      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4
  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it's real
       D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4             D
  When we watched the  sunset over the castle on the hill


[Verse 2]

D         D/F#  G               Bm                     A
  Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes
D              D/F#   G                          Bm                      A
  Running from the law through the backfields and  getting drunk with my friends
D        D/F#   G                Bm             A
  Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don't reckon I did it
D                D/F# G    Bm                 A
Right, I was younger  then,  take me back to when we found


[Pre-Chorus 2]

G          A                    D 
  Weekend jobs and when we got paid
                  G                      G
  We'd buy cheap spirits and drink them straight
             A                       D              G
  Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long, oh how we've grown
G             A
  But I can't wait to go home


[Chorus 2]

  D      D/F# G    Bm         A7sus4
  I'm on my   way, driving at ninety
       D         D/F# G     Bm         A7sus4
  Down those country  lanes singing to Tiny Dancer
      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4
  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it's real
  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4
  We watched the  sunset over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4
                         Over the castle on the hill
  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4
                         Over the castle on the hill


[Bridge]

Bm  G  D  A7sus4

Bm             G                       D           A7sus4
   One friend left to sell clothes and, one works down by the coast
Bm              G                   D       A7sus4
   One had two kids but lives alone, one's brother overdosed
Bm         G                        D            A7sus4
   One's already on his second wife, one's just barely getting by but
Bm               G                  D       A7sus4
   These people raised me and I-I-I, can't wait to go home


[Chorus 3]

      D      D/F# G    Bm        A7sus4
  And I'm on my   way, I still remember
        D       D/F# G          Bm         A7sus4
  These old country  lanes when we did not know the answers
      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4
  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it's real
  D          D/F# G     Bm        A7sus4
  We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4
                         Over the castle on the hill
  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4            
                         Over the castle on the hill
  D

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As played by Ed on BBC Radio 1 on Jan 6, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytb7J0ciBcE

[Verse] and [Pre-Chorus] (palm mute):

   D                D/F#   G                          Bm                         A
e|-----------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-3--------3------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-2--------2------------|--------------------------|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0------|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|
A|-----------------------|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-2-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------2---|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-3-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓     ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑
   >        >        >     >        >        >        >        >        >        >        >        >

[Chorus] (let ring):

   D                D/F#   G                          Bm (actually Bm7#5)        A7sus4
e|-2--------3--------2---|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|
B|-3--------3--------3---|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|-3--------3--------3--3-3-|
G|-2--------2--------2---|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0---|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|-0--------0--------0--0-0-|-2--------2--------2--2-2-|
A|-------------------x---|-x--------x--------x--x-x-|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-2-|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-|
E|-------------------2---|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-3-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓     ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑   ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓  ↓ ↑


↓↑ = strumming pattern
>  = accented note

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coco12345678910 10 Jan 06, 2017 07:01 AM

Sounds great, although not how ed plays it. i suggest you look here https://youtu.be/Ytb7J0ciBcE

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connorb706 11 Jan 06, 2017 04:19 PM

The Em7 is a variation of a Bm and is played [x20233]
Also there is no capo, Ed doesn't use it in his live performance and it also fits better with the studio version having no capo

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LittleMartin549 80 Jan 06, 2017 07:51 PM

Only recently saw his live version of this song, and it rocks. :) Nice Work!!

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