“Mine” by Taylor Swift

Alright, alright. Say what you want about Taylor Swift, but I love her. As a songwriter, her songs couldn’t be more memorable. If you start playing a Taylor Swift song, chances are people are going to instantly sing along. For guitar players, especially beginners, the good thing is that her songs are pretty easy to play.

Here are the chords for Taylor Swift’s “Mine.” You’ll want to pay attention especially to the chord changes in the intro and pre-choruses because some of the chords switch on some off beats. Be sure to check out our other easy guitar songs and chords.

Intro: C2 G Dsus

C2          G            Dsus           Em7
You were in college, working part-time, waiting tables
C2      G       Dsus
Left a small town and never looked back
C2      G        Dsus  Em7
I was a flight risk, afraid of fallin'
C2               G           Dsus
Wondering why we bother with love, if it never lasts

C2  G  Dsus
-        I say, "Can you believe it?"
C2  G  Dsus
-        As we're lyin' on the couch
C2  G  Dsus
-        The moment, I can see it
C2  G  Dsus
-        Yes, yes, I can see it now

C2                       G
Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
Dsus                    Em7        Dsus
You put your arm around me for the first time
C2                     G
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
Dsus                   Em7         Dsus   C2
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

C2    G               Dsus              Em7
Flash forward, and we're takin' on the world together
C2            G       Dsus
And there's a drawer of my things at your place
C2           G         Dsus         Em7
You learn my secrets and figure out why I'm guarded
C2            G             Dsus
You say we'll never make my parents' mistakes

C2  G  Dsus
-        But we got bills to pay
C2  G  Dsus
-        We got nothin' figured out
C2  G  Dsus
-        When it was hard to take
C2  G  Dsus
-        Yes, yes


This is what I thought about:

C2                       G
Do you remember, we were sittin' there, by the water?
Dsus                    Em7        Dsus
You put your arm around me for the first time
C2                     G
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
Dsus                   Em7         Dsus   C2
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

C2                      G
Do you remember all the city lights on the water?
Dsus                  Em            Dsus
You saw me start to believe for the first time
C2                    G
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
Dsus                   Em7         Dsus
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

C2  G  Dsus             C2  G  Dsus
-        Oh, oh, oh, oh

-       Em7                     C2
And I remember that fight, two-thirty AM
-      Dsus
You said everything was slipping right out of our hands
Em7                         C2                      Dsus
I ran out, crying, and you followed me out into the street

C2  G         Dsus
-     Braced myself for the goodbye
C2  G           Dsus
-     Cause that's all I've ever known
C2  G       Dsus
-     Then, you took me by surprise
C2  G           Dsus                   C2
-     You said, "I'll never leave you alone."

-        C2                      G
You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
Dsus                          Em7           Dsus
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
C2                    G
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
Dsus                  Em7         Dsus
She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

C2  G  Dsus  Em7  Dsus

C2                    G
You made a rebel of a careless man's careful daughter
Dsus                   Em7         Dsus
You are the best thing that's ever been mine

C2  G  Dsus
-           Do you believe it?
C2  G  Dsus
-           We're gonna make it now
C2  G  Dsus
-           And I can see it
C2  G  Dsus
-           I can see it now

About Brett McQueen

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Comments

  1. jasmine

    can u show me a slow way to play it i just got a guitar and i want this to be the first song that i learn but when i look it up ppl play to fast and i cant keep up plz help mee

  2. Ian

    oh my! i love taylor swift soooo much.

  3. Ov

    Cool, easy song. Perhaps some chord diagrams would have been welcomed for beginners :D

  4. Very nice girl and very nice song ;-)

  5. Fifteen

    .please dont hate taylor,.cuz she is amazing!!.

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