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Dear John Chords

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I really wanted to know how to play this song so I could cover it as I love it! someone 
out the chords for me so I thought I would post them here for you as they don't post on here.

She plays it in the key of E so there are a couple of barre chords: B & C#m If you 
to sing it in the key of G, you could transpose the chords so that there would be no barre chords.
E -> G
A -> C
B -> D
C#m -> Em

Intro 

E A E A


[Verse]

E                                                      A 
Long were the nights when my days once revolved around you
E                                                   A 
Counting my footsteps, prayin' the floor won't fall through, again
B                       C#m       B
My mother accused me of losing my mind
      A 
But I swore I was fine


E                                                  A 
You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain
      E                                                        A 
And I lived in your chess game but you changed the rules every day
B                          C#m         B          A 
Wonderin' which version of you I might get on the phone, tonight.
       B                           C#m        B            A 
Well I stopped pickin' up and this song is to let you know why


[Chorus]

     E                                  A
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
                          C#m
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
    B                           A
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home.
          E      A 
I shoulda known.


[Verse]

     E                                      A 
Well maybe it's me and my blind optimism to blame.
           E                                                A 
Maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away.
    B                          C#m          B
And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors
    A 
Who don't understand.
              B                    C#m               B
And I'll look back in regret how I ignored when they said
        A 
"Run as fast as you can."


[Chorus]

     E                                  A
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
                          C#m
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
    B                           A
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home.

     E                             A
Dear John, I see it all now it was wrong.
                               C#m                        B
Don't you think nineteen's too young to be played by your dark twisted games 
       A
When I loved you so?
          E     A 
I shoulda known.


[Bridge]

           C#m
You are an expert at sorry
    B
And keeping lines blurry
    A
And never impressed by me acing your tests
        C#m
All the girls that you run dry
     B
Have tired lifeless eyes
           A
'Cause you burned them out
    B
But I took your matches
  C#m             B
Before fire could catch me
   A 
So don't look now
    B
I'm shining like fireworks
A                   E     Asus2    
Over your sad empty town
C#m    B    A
Oh   woah   oh  


[Chorus]

     E                                  A
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.
                          C#m
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
    B                           A
The girl in the dress cried the whole way home.
         
E                                A
I see it all now that you're gone.
                          C#m
Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?
    B                       A 
The girl in the dress wrote you a song.


[Outro]

            E    
You shoulda known.
            A 
You shoulda known.
E                              A 
Don't you think I was too young?
                   E
You shoulda known.
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peaches12345678 202 wrote on October 28 2010, 04:29 pm

I play it with D,G A Bm and i thin occasionally with a Em in song, but on the other songs they have Asus2, it think it may be Asus4 though. BUt i also put the capo on 1. But this is right! 5*'s

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lovelaughsing24 58 wrote on March 3 2011, 04:52 pm

That is very good! But I think it's actually C#m B A on the pre-chorus and the bridge instead of B C#m A. Otherwise you did really well! Keep it up!

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yukonguitar 11 wrote on March 26 2013, 07:02 pm

rmac@northwestel.net
Play all the A's as Asus2 = 5th string open, 4th string 2nd fret, 3rd string 2nd fret, 2nd string and 1st string open.

Play all the B's as B5 sus= 5th string 2nd fret, 4th and 3rd string 4th fret, 2nd string and 1st string open.

Play all the C#m as C#m7= 5th string 4th fret, 4th and 3rd strings 6th fret, 2nd and 1st string open. Enjoy :-) from Robbie Yukon Fox Guitar Man

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