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Take It Back by Ed Sheeran

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    As played at Royal Albert Hall (24/3/2014)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJNZB0Dyuw
    Basically you can repeat the following nearly through the whole song:
    I think when Ed Sheeran strums he mostly uses the A,D,G strings only and when he picks the A,G,B strings.
    {Verse 1}
    Dm
    I'm not a rapper, I'm a singer with a flow 
    I've got a habit of spitting
    quicker lyrics you know
    Bb
    You found me ripping the writtens 
    out of the pages they sit in
    C
    And never once I get bitten, 
    A7/C#
    cause plagiarism is hidden 
    Dm
    Which I would sit on the rhythm, 
    prisoner with a vision
    Signs of a label, but didn't listen to any criticism
    Bb
    Thought you knew but you didn't 
    Perk your ears up and listen
    C
    Studio with a system 
    A7/C#
    And you could say that I'm driven 
    Dm
    And 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 
    CA7/C#
    And I'm avoiding cocaine like it was Get Carter 
    Dm
    For four years I never had a place to stay 
    but it's safe to say that it kept me grounded like a paperweight
    Bb
    At 16 years old yeah I moved out of my home 
    CA7/C#
    I was Macy Gray I tried to say goodbye and 
    I choked
    Dm
    And we've been sleeping at the subway station, sleeping with a movie star and adding to the population 
    Bb
    Not my imagination, I don't want to relax 
    A
    But would it hurt your reputation, 
    if I put it on wax?
    I take it back now
    {Chorus}
    Dm
    Mmh Mmh Mmh Mmh 
    Bb
    Come on and take it back now 
    CA7/C#Dm
    Come on and take it back for us 
    DmBb
    Don't you fade into the back love, 
    CA7/C#
    nooooohh 
    {Verse 2}
    Dm
    Take it back with the rhythm and blues 
    and my rap pack I'll be singing the news,
    trying to act like Jack Black when I repeat the school
    Bb
    I'll make a beat with my feet by just singing a loop, 
    CA7/C#
    bringing the lyrics to prove that I can fit in these shoes 
    Dm
    And keeping the truth through the vocal booth, 
    stars burst out on the scene like an opal fruit,
    Bb
    they try to take aim like beckham when he goes to shoot, 
    C
    but then again that's what they're supposed to do, 
    A7/C#
    and I'm supposed to be calm, 
    Dm
    I tattooed the lyrics onto my arm, whispering everything that happens is from now on, 
    Bb
    I'll be willing to start again by the end of the song, 
    CA7/C#
    still they're claiming that I handled it wrong, 
    Dm
    but then I never had an enemy, except the NME, 
    but I'll be selling twice as many copies as the magazines will ever be,
    Bb
    with only spectacles ahead of me on festival fees, 
    CA7/C#
    healthier than a Dalmatian, no pedigree, 
    Dm
    singing for the masses, 
    rubber dinghy rapids,
    I keep this rapping a habit
    and keep on passioning magic,
    Bb
    I'm battling with respect, 
    C
    I don't know if I'll have it, 
    A
    this songs from the heart, 
    cover the plaque
    I'll take it back now
    {Chorus}
    Dm
    Mmh Mmh 
    Bb
    Come on and take it back now 
    CA7/C#Dm
    Come on and take it back for us 
    DmBb
    Don't you fade into the back love, 
    CA7/C#
    nooooohh 
    {Verse 3} (Pick here! Use A,G,B strings and second version of A/C#)
    Take it back now
    Dm
    I don't ever wanna be perfect, 
    Cause I'm a singer that you
    never wanna see shirtless
    Bb
    I accept the fact that someone's got to win worst-dressed, 
    CA7/C#
    Taking my first steps into the scene, 
    giving me focus
    Dm
    Putting on a brave face, like Timothy Dalton 
    Considering a name change,
    thinking it was hopeless
    Bb
    Rhyming over recordings, 
    avoiding tradition
    C
    Cause everyday some lyrics 
    A7/C#
    and a melody can be written 
    Dm
    Now absence can make your heart break 
    But drinking absinthe can change your mind-state, vividly,
    I need to let my liver be
    Bb
    And I say it again, 
    C
    Living life on the edge, 
    A7/C#
    with a closed hand full of friends 
    Is good advice from a man
    Dm
    who took his life on the road with me 
    and I hope to see him blowing up globally
    Bb
    Cause that's how it's supposed to be 
    screaming out vocally
    C
    It might seem totally impossible 
    A7/C#
    achieving life's dreams 
    Dm
    But, but I just write schemes 
    I'm never having a stylist, giving me tight jeans
    Bb
    Madison Square Garden is where I might be 
    But more likely,
    C
    You'll find me in the back 
    A7/C#
    room of a dive bar with my mates 
    Dm
    Having a pint with McDaid 
    Discussing records we made
    And every single second knowing
    that we'll never betray
    Bb
    The way we were raised 
    Remembering our background
    Sat down
    C
    That's how we put it out 
    A7/C#
    It's time to take it back now 
    {Chorus}
    Dm
    Mmh Mmh Mmh Mmh 
    Bb
    Come on and take it back now 
    CA7/C#Dm
    Come on and take it back for us 
    DmBb
    Don't you fade into the back love, 
    CA7/C#
    nooooohh uuuuuuuhh 
    Dm
    Mmh Mmh Mmh Mmh 
    Bb
    Come on and take it back now 
    CA7/C#Dm
    Come on and take it back for us 
    DmBb
    Don't you fade into the back love, 
    CA7/C#
    nooooohh 
    {Verse 4} (Strum every chord only once here!)
    Dm
    My dreams keep me awake at night 
    Dm
    written in rhymes, and I, deliver the hype am I 
    just living the lie
    Bb
    with this you must know that the number's just sold woah 
    CA7/C#
    Will keep me going through the tough times, dream with me 
    Dm
    We forget 90 percent of it when we wake 
    Dm
    But the other 10 per cent it never fades 
    Bb
    Dreaming dreams, day to day goals, 
    C
    Stay awake loads, try to make the cut like the 
    A7/C#
    paper or razor blade, oh, never give up 
    Dm
    And just remember just to hold out more 
    Dm
    Couple years ago 
    I couldn't just control that thought
    Bb
    You'd find me buskin' on the street 
    When it was cold outdoors
    C
    And now I'm sweating on the stage 
    A7/C#
    of a sold out tour 
    Dm
    Writing love songs for the sake of it, 
    never to make a hit
    Dm
    You can't fake talent and work ethic just to make it quick 
    Bb
    I'm not a rapper I'm a singer, I just take the piss and 
    CA7/C#
    Most the other guys are kids that pose his little sister 
    Dm
    has to babysit, that's just a way it is 
    Dm
    Dreams you own, just set your goals 
    and have the utmost faith in it
    Bb
    Tread your own path, you'll never make it as a follower, 
    CA7/C#
    you'll never know where you will go or where you'll be tomorrow