Ed Sheeran - Take it back

Take it back - Ed Sheeran This is based on the album version of this song. He plays two bass notes before most chords and you could easily figure out the strumming pattern by simply listening to the song. Note: He plays only the bass notes of the chords in the first half of the third verse. Dm7 e|---8-----| Bb e|---1-----| C e|---3-----| C#dim e|---0-----| B|---6-----| B|---3-----| B|---5-----| B|---5-----| G|---5-----| G|---3-----| G|---5-----| G|---6-----| D|---7-----| D|---3-----| D|---5-----| D|---5-----| A|---5-----| A|---1-----| A|---3-----| A|---4-----| E|---------| E|---------| E|---------| E|---------| D5 e|---------| Bb5 e|---------| C5 e|---------| C#dim e|---------| B|---------| B|---------| B|---------| B|---------| G|---------| G|---------| G|---------| G|---------| D|---7-----| D|---3-----| D|---5-----| D|---5-----| A|---5-----| A|---1-----| A|---3-----| A|---4-----| E|---------| E|---------| E|---------| E|---------| Verse 1:
Dm7I'm not a rapper; I'm a singer with the flow. I've got a habit for spitting quicker lyrics, you know. You found me rBbipping the writtens out of the pages they sit in. I never wCant to get bitten 'Cause plagiariC#dimsm is hidden. Watch how I Dm7sit on the rhythm. Prisoner with a vision. Signs of a label, but didn't listen to any criticism. Thought you Bbknew but you didn't So perk your ears up and listen. StudiCo is a system, and you could C#dimsay that I'm driven Dm7And now it's on to the next saga, we drink the best lager, i never tried to win you over Like your stepfather.Bb I do my own thing now, and get respect after CAnd I'm avoiding the C#dim'caine like it was Get Carter Dm7For four years I never had a place to stay, but it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight BbAt 16 years old, yeah I moved out of my home. I was MCacy Gray I tried to say goC#dimodbye and I choked D5I went from sleeping at the subway station to sleeping with a Movie star and adding to the population Not my Bb5imagination, I don't wanna relax. Would it hurt yourC5 reputation if I put it onC#dim wax? I'll take it back now...
Chorus:
Dm7Mmmm c'mon and take it back love,Bb CC'mon and take it C#dimback for usDm7 Don't you fade into the back love.Bb CNoooh
Verse 2:
C#dimI take it back with the Dm7rhythm and blues. With my rap pack I'll be singing the news, Trying to act like Jack Black when I bring 'em to school BbI'll make a beat with my feet by just hitting a loop CBringing the lyrics to proveC#dim that I can fit in these shoes, Dm7I give you the truth through the vocal booth, stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit, They Bbtry to take aim like Beckham when he goes to shoot, but then aCgain that's what they're sC#dimupposed to do, Dm7And I'm supposed to be calm, I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm, Whispering everything that happens is from now on. BbI'll be ready to start again by the end of the song, Still they're Cclaiming that I handled it C#dimwrong, D5But then I never had an enemy, except the NME, But I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be, Bb5With only spectacles ahead of me and festival fC5ees, are healthier than a DC#5almatian on Pedigree, D5Singing for the masses, Rubber dinghy rapids, I keep this rapping a habit, And keep on fashioning magic, Bb5I'm battling for respect, I don't know if I'll have itC, This songs from the hC#dimeart, Cover the planet I'll take it back now
Chorus:
Dm7Mmmm c'mon and take it back love,Bb CC'mon and take it C#dimback for usDm7 Don't you fade into the back love.Bb CNoooh C#dimI take it back now
Verse 3:
Dm7Now I don't ever want to be perfect, cause I'm a singer that you never want to see shirtless. And I Bbaccept the fact that someone's gotta win worst-dressed, taking my Cfirst steps into the scC#ene, Giving me focus. Dm7Putting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton. Considering a name change, thinking it was hopeless. BbRhyming over recordings. Avoiding tradition. Cause every Cday some lyrics and a C#dimmelody can be written Dm7Now absence can make your heart ache. But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly, I need to let my liver be. BbAnd I say it again, living life on the Cedge, With a closed haC#dimnd full of friends Dm7Is good advice from a man who took his life on the road with me. And I hope to see him blowing up globally Cause that's how it's Bbsupposed to be. I'm screaming out vocally It might seem Ctotally impossible achieving life's dreams but, Dm7but I just write schemes. I'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans. Madison Square BbGarden is where I might be But more likely, You'll finCd me in the back room of a dive C#dimbar with my mates Dm7Having a pint with McDaid. Discussing records we made And every single second knowing that we'll never betray The way we Bbwere raised. Remembering our background. SCat down. That's how we plan it C#dimout; It's time to take it back now
Chorus:
Dm7Mmmm c'mon and take it back love,Bb CC'mon and take it C#dimback for usDm7 Don't you fade into the back love.Bb CNoooo C#dim Dm7Mmmm c'mon and take it back love,Bb CC'mon and take it C#dimback for usDm7 Don't you fade into the back love.Bb CNooC#dimoo Dm7
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