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This is how i play the song. For the intro i like to do a bit of picking but Ed 
Sheeran, in his acoustic versions, goes straight to strumming. 
I think it sounds good, and is pretty accurate. Hope you like it. 
( Try to use some palm muting as well, makes it sound more like the original :) )
 

[Intro]

                                                           now start strumming straight 
                                                           after open E. with Em chord.
e|----3-------------3-----------------------------------------3-3--3-3--3-3-|
B|------3-----3-------3-----3-----3-3-----3-------3------3----3-3--3-3--3-3-|
G|----0-----0-------0-----0-------0-----0-------0------0------0-0--0-0--0-0-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------2-2--2-2--2-2-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------2-2--2-2--2-2-|
E|--3-----3-------3-----3-------3-----3-------3------2------0-----0----0----|

e|----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3------------------|
B|----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3------------------|
G|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0------------------|
D|----2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0------------------|
A|--3-3-3----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2------------------|
E|---------3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3------------------|

The strumming should always be at least semi-muted with the odd outbreak of loud strokes. 


[Verse 1]

e|----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---|
G|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----2-2---|
D|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0---|
A|----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----0-0---|
E|--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--2-2-2---|
         
           White lips, pale face, breathing in... 

e|----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----2-2----2-2----2-2----------|
B|----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----3-3----2-2----2-2----2-2----------|
G|----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----------|
D|----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0----------|
A|----2-2----2-2----2-2--3-3-3--3-3-3----2-2----2-2----2-2----2-2----------|
E|--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------------3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3----------|
    Snowflakes, burnt lungs, sour taste.

Lights gone, days end, struggling to pay rent
Long nights, strange men.


[Chorus](1st part):

e|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
B|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1----------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

They say, she's in the class A-team, stuck in her...

e|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|

Daydream, been this way since eighteen but lately her...


[Chorus] (2nd part)

e|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

Face seems, slowly sinking, wasting, crumbling like...

e|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
G|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|
D|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
A|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------------|
E|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|

Pastries, and they scream, the worst things in life come free to us, cause she's...

-Now repeat chorus (2nd part) for the rest of the chorus.
-Once the chorus is finished go back to the verse.
-The rest of the song repeats itself.
-For the bridge after the second chorus just repeat the same chords used for the chorus.


LYRICS:

White lips, pale face
Breathing in snowflakes
Burnt lungs, sour taste
Light's gone, day's end
Struggling to pay rent
Long nights, strange men

And they say 
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries
And they scream
The worst things in life come free to us
Cos we're just under the upperhand
And go mad for a couple grams
And she don't wanna go outside tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
Or sells love to another man
It's too cold outside
For angels to fly
Angels to fly

Ripped gloves, raincoat
Tried to swim and stay afloat
Dry house, wet clothes
Loose change, bank notes
Weary-eyed, dry throat
Call girl, no phone

And they say 
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries
And they scream
The worst things in life come free to us
Cos we're just under the upperhand
And go mad for a couple grams
And she don't wanna go outside tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
Or sells love to another man
It's too cold outside
For angels to fly
An angel will die
Covered in white
Closed eye
And hoping for a better life
This time, we'll fade out tonight
Straight down the line

And they say 
She's in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries
They scream
The worst things in life come free to us
And we're all under the upperhand
Go mad for a couple grams
And we don't wanna go outside tonight
And in a pipe we fly to the Motherland
Or sell love to another man
It's too cold outside
For angels to fly
Angels to fly
To fly, fly
For Angels to fly to fly to fly
For Angels to die

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dirtyslim69 10 wrote on May 9 2013, 04:19 pm

for the second have of the chorus i believe is played a little more like this. timing here is not perfect.

e|--0---0---0---0----3--3--3-3-- |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
B|--0---0---0---0----3--3--3-3---|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
G|--0---0---0---0----0--0--0-0---|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-
D|--2---2---2---2----2--2--2-2---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|--2---2---2---2----3--3--3-3---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E|--0---0---0---0----0--0--0-0---|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-

cos where all in the upperhand | and go mad for a couple grams
and she don't wanna go outside | tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland |or sells love to another man
Its to coooooooooold outside | for angels to fly
Angels to fly

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dirtyslim69 10 wrote on May 9 2013, 05:54 pm

sorry about the double comment, I spaz clicked somehow. Who knows.

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dirtyslim69 10 wrote on May 9 2013, 04:19 pm

for the second have of the chorus i believe is played a little more like this. timing here is not perfect.

e|--0---0---0---0----3--3--3-3-- |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
B|--0---0---0---0----3--3--3-3---|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-
G|--0---0---0---0----0--0--0-0---|-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-
D|--2---2---2---2----2--2--2-2---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-
A|--2---2---2---2----3--3--3-3---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
E|--0---0---0---0----0--0--0-0---|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-

cos where all in the upperhand | and go mad for a couple grams
and she don't wanna go outside | tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland |or sells love to another man
Its to coooooooooold outside | for angels to fly
Angels to fly

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