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SHAKE IT OFF (Acoustic Version) - Taylor Swift
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2n1yqt
------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Jack Nachman
Email:jackfromearth@comcast.net

Chords:

    Am A5  C  C5   G  G5
e|--0------3-------3-----
B|--1------1-------3-----
G|--2------0-------0-----
D|--2--7---2--10---0--5--
A|--0--7---3--10---2--5--
E|--x--5---x--8----3--3--


Strumming pattern key:
p: palm mute
d: downstrum
u: upstrum

Strum pattern notes:
1. I learned how to strum like this by watching a video of Taylor Swift
play a "Pumped Up Kicks" cover with Zac Efron. It's how I learned to
strum "Swing Life Away" by Rise Against. :)
Pay close attention to Taylor's picking hand in the video:
HOW and WHERE she is bouncing it to the beat.
This will help you get the muted downstrum and ringing upstrum effect.
(There are other ways to make this sound but I find this to be the easiest.)
"Taylor Swift and Zac Efron sing a duet!" -theellenshow on Youtube.com
https://youtu.be/d8kCTPPwfpM?t=78

2. make the clicky noise on xxxxxx by muting all strings with your fret hand.
------------------------------------------------------------------

[Verse/Pre-Chorus/Chorus(1st time)/Interlude+Bridge/Outro] -
[Gtr. I]
the pickup into G measures is a slide from 244xxx to 355xxx
you can also slide the A to C on pickup to C measures
Beats 3,&,4 of A and C measures can be played as xxxxxx clicks to transition
to the next chord. Guitar 1 does this in the recording sometimes to get from 577xxx to 81010xxx

   A5                              C5
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 &  3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4  &
   p u p   p   p u p   p   p u p u   u p    p   p u p   p   p u p  p
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7---7---7-7-7---7---7-7-7-10--1010---10--101010--10--101010-4/5-|
A|-7-7-7---7---7-7-7---7---7-7-7-10--1010---10--101010--10--101010-4/5-|
E|-5-5-5---5---5-5-5---5---5-5-5-8---8-8----8---8-8-8---8---8-8-8--2/3-|

   G5
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
     p p   p                     p   p p   p   
e|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
B|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
G|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
D|---5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
A|---5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
E|---3-3---3---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-2/3-3-3---3---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|

[Pre-Chorus]
[Gtr. I]
play the above pattern but on "it's gonna be all right" both times end with:
    & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|----------------x-x-x---x---x---x---|
B|----------------x-x-x---x---x---x---|
G|----------------x-x-x---x---x---x---|
D|--4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x---x---|
A|--4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x---x---|
E|--2/3-3-3---3---x-x-x---x---x---x---|
              ^second pre-chorus play xxxxxx on this instead

[Gtr. II - let all chords ring]
   Am                              C
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|-0-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
B|-1-------------------------------1-------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
D|-2-------------------------------2-------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G*
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|-3-------------------------------3-------------------x---x---x---|
B|-3-------------------------------3-------------------x---x---x---|
G|-0-------------------------------0-------------------x---x---x---|
D|-0-------------------------------0-------------------x---x---x---|
A|-2-------------------------------2-------------------x---x---x---|
E|-3-------------------------------3-------------------x---x---x---|

Note: on second pre-chorus "it's gonna be all right",
don't play the second G. 1:30 in the video

[Chorus/Refrain/Outro]
[Gtr. II]
   Am                              C
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|---------------0-------------------------------3-----------------|
B|-------1---------------1---------------1---------------1---------|
G|---2-------2-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-----|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
A|-0-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|---------------3-------------------------------3-----------------|
B|-------3---------------3---------------3---------------3---------|
G|---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----|
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------3-------------------------------|

[Chorus(2nd time)/Refrain]
[Gtr. I]
   A5                              C5
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4  &
   d u d   d   d u d   d   d u d u   u d   d   d u d   d   d u d  u
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7---7---7-7-7---7---7-7-7-10--1010--10--101010--10--101010-4/5-|
A|-7-7-7---7---7-7-7---7---7-7-7-10--1010--10--101010--10--101010-4/5-|
E|-5-5-5---5---5-5-5---5---5-5-5-8---8-8---8---8-8-8---8---8-8-8--2/3-|

   G5
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
     u d   d   d u d   d   d u d u   u d   d   d u d   d   d u d
e|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
B|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
G|-------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---------------x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
D|---5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
A|---5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-4/5-5-5---5---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|
E|---3-3---3---x-x-x---x---x-x-x-2/3-3-3---3---x-x-x---x---x-x-x---|

[Interlude+Bridge]
[Gtr. I & II]
you can aim for a clap on 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
                              ^ ^     ^
just make any rhythm really with xxxxxx clicks, no chord here

[Outro]
[Gtr. I]
Play power chord riff until end.
[Gtr. II]
Pick chords like in the chorus until emd.
[Gtr. III]
I play this part when playing solo so it's easier to vocalize
You can use the saxophone strumming pattern like Gtr. I or any pattern you like.
   Am                              C
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|-0-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
B|-1-------------------------------1-------------------------------|
G|-2-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
D|-2-------------------------------2-------------------------------|
A|-0-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G
   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
e|-3---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3---------------------------------------------------------------|

[LYRICS]
[Intro]

G*
*strum once

[Verse]
              Am                      C
I stay up too late, got nothing in my brain
                   G
That's what people say mm-mmm, that's what people say mm-mmm
                 Am                          C
I go on too many dates, but I can't make 'em stay
                            G
At least that's what people say mm-mmm, that's what people say mm-mmm


[Prechorus]
           Am                               C
But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop moving
                     G
It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright


[Chorus]
           A
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, play
C
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
G
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
(G)
Shake it off, I shake it off
     Am
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
        C
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
      G
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
(G)
Shake it off, I shake it off


[Verse 2 -same as above]
               Am                        C
I never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
                           G
And that's what they don't see mm-mm, that's what they don't see mm-mm
                  Am                               C
I'm dancing on my own, I'll make the rules up as I go
                           G
And that's what they don't know mm-mm, that's what they don't know mm-mm


[Prechorus -same as above]
           Am                               C
But I keep cruising, can't stop, won't stop grooving
                     G
It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's gonna be alright


[Chorus -I stop palm muting here when playing solo Gtr. I]
           Am
'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, play
C
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
      G
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
(G)
Shake it off, I shake it off
     Am
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break, break
C
Fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
G
I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
(G)
Shake it off, I shake it off


[Refrain]
Am
Shake it off, I shake it off
        C
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off
        G
I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off
(G)
I, I, I, I, I, I, III


[Interlude -just make clicky xxxxxx noises to until you get to the highest part of yeah-oh]
yes, "tothef" is not a typo. Listen to the video for timing or find your own fun way
to deliver the interlude and bridge. you don't even have to keep it spoken!
N.C.
So, while you've been getting all down about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world,
(N.C.)
Just think you could've been getting down to this sick beat

[Bridge -continue xxxxxx]
(N.C.)
My ex-man brought his new girlfriend
(N.C.)
She's like "oh my God", but I'm just gonna shake shake
(N.C.)
Tothef over there with the hella good hair
(N.C.)
Won't you come on over, baby, we can shake, Shake, Shake!, SHAKE!


[Outro] feel free to ignore the lyrics and ad-lib, it's super fun :)
(N.C.)            Am                 C
Yea-ea-ah-ohh-ohh-ohhhhhhhhhhh-oh-oh-ohhh   Haters gonna hate
G
   Heartbreakers gonna break                Fakers gonna fake
Am                            C
    And I'm just gonna shake                Shake, shake, shake
G                                                                              Am
                                            I shake it off, shake it off-ah-ah-ahh
(Am)                       C
Heartbreakers gonna break                   Fake, fake, fake
G
                                            I shake it off, I shake it off, I shake it off
Am                                          C
                                            Shake it off, I shake it off I-I
G
   Yeah!                                    I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
Am                                                  C
                                            They'll fake, they'll fake, and fa-a-ake
G
   Hey hey hey!
(G)    Am
 I--I--I
(Am)   C
 I--I--I
(C)    G                                   (G - strum once and let ring.)
 I--I--III    shake it off                  I-I-I-I-I-I-I

Shoutout to cristy♥twilight at http://www.liveloveguitar.com/ for teaching me
virtually every Taylor Swift song I know via Ultimate-Guitar
s/o to @tuninggamer for lyric-checking and
proofreading chords for me <3 :smirk:

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