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I Knew You Were Trouble Tab

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tuning: Standard

Intro: (Elevens not ones)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-x-x-11-x-x-11-x-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------(x2)--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9-x-x--9-x-x--9-x-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse: (Play progression twice)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-x-x-11-x-x-11-x-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--------7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x----------|
G|--------------------(x2)-------------------(x2)------------------(x2)-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9-x-x--9-x-x--9-x-------4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-x-x-8-x-x-8-x-(x2)-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-x-x-9-x-x-9-x----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Pre-Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-x-x-11-x-x-11-x-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--------7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x----------|
G|--------------------(x2)-------------------(x2)------------------(x2)-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9-x-x--9-x-x--9-x-------4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-x-x-8-x-x-8-x-(x2)-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-x-x-9-x-x-9-x----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus: First Part (let chords ring out)
e|-6~-------2~-------4~-------9~----4~--------------------------------------|
B|-7~-------4~-------6~-------11~---6~--------------------------------------|
G|-8~-------4~-------6~-------11~---6~--(x2)--------------------------------|
D|-8~-------4~-------6~-------11~---6~--------------------------------------|
A|-6~-------2~-------4~-------9~----4~--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Second Part (same rhythm as verse but without mutes in between)
e|-6--------2--------4--------9-----4---------------------------------------|
B|-7--------4--------6--------11----6----------Don't play last chord--------|
G|-8--------4--------6--------11----6-(x2)---------second time--------------|
D|-8--------4--------6--------11----6---------------------------------------|
A|-6--------2--------4--------9-----4---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Third Part (listen for rhythm)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8--------4--------6--------------6---------------------------------------|
D|-8--------4--------6--------4-----6--(x2)---------------------------------|
A|-6--------2--------4--------4-----4---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------2---------------------------------------------|


Verse: (Play progression twice)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-x-x-11-x-x-11-x-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--------7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x----------|
G|--------------------(x2)-------------------(x2)------------------(x2)-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9-x-x--9-x-x--9-x-------4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-x-x-8-x-x-8-x-(x2)-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-x-x-9-x-x-9-x----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Pre-Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11-x-x-11-x-x-11-x-------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x--------7-x-x-7-x-x-7-x----------|
G|--------------------(x2)-------------------(x2)------------------(x2)-----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--9-x-x--9-x-x--9-x-------4-x-x-4-x-x-4-x--------6-x-x-6-x-x-6-x----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-x-x-8-x-x-8-x-(x2)-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-x-x-9-x-x-9-x----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8--------4--------6--------------6---------------------------------------|
D|-8--------4--------6--------4-----6--(x6)---------------------------------|
A|-6--------2--------4--------4-----4---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------2---------------------------------------------|


Bridge: (no guitar here, but these are the chords)
e|-2~------6~------2~------4------------------------------------------------|
B|-4~------7~------4~------6------------------------------------------------|
G|-4~------8~------4~------6------------------------------------------------|
D|-4~------8~------4~------6------------------------------------------------|
A|-2~------6~------2~------4------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------Don't play last chord-------|
G|-8--------4--------6--------------6-----------------last time-------------|
D|-8--------4--------6--------4-----6--(x8)---------------------------------|
A|-6--------2--------4--------4-----4---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------2---------------------------------------------|



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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bangbang!! wrote on February 6 2013, 11:38 am

The chords at the beginning should just be 1st and 11th notes.

---- -----
11-6 11-9-
x--x 11-10
x--x Not 11-11
9--4 ---11
---- -----

If you listen closely, you can tell that's what's being played in the recording.

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bangbang!! wrote on February 6 2013, 11:39 am

I meant

This, not this
---- -----
11-6 11-9-
x--x 11-10
x--x 11-11
9--4 ---11
---- -----

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