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I Knew You Were Trouble

Taylor Swift

from the album Red released in 2012

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Lyrics

(Capo 6th fret)

Intro

C

Verse

C Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago G I was in your sights, you got me alone Am You found me, you found me F You found me-ee-ee-ee-ee I guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that And when I fell hard, you took a step back Without me, without me Without me-ee-ee-ee-ee, ee-ee C G Am ...And he's long gone, when he's next to me F ...And I realize, the blame is on me

Chorus

Am F G 'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in C G/B It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground Am F G C G/B ....Ahh, ohh.... trouble, trouble, trouble ....Ahh, ohh.... trouble, trouble, trouble No apologies, he'll never see you cry Pretend he doesn't know, that he's the reason why You're drowning, you're drowning You're drowning-ing-ing-ing-ing Now, I heard you moved on, from whispers on the street I new notch in your belt, is all I'll ever be And now I see, now I see Now I see-ee-ee-ee-ee, ee-ee He was long gone, when he met me And I realize, the joke is on me... yeah I knew you were trouble when you walked in It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground Ahh, ohh... trouble, trouble, trouble Ahh, ohh... trouble, trouble, trouble

Bridge

F And the saddest fear Am Comes creeping in F That you never loved me G Or her, or anyone, or anything... yeah--- I knew you were trouble when you walked in It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been 'Til you put me down, oh I knew you were trouble when you walked in It's a shame on me Now-ow, flew me to places I never been Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground Ahh, ohh... trouble, trouble, trouble Ahh, ohh... trouble, trouble, trouble I knew you were trouble when you walked in Trouble, trouble, trouble... I knew you were trouble when you walked in Trouble, trouble, trouble...

Notes & Tabs

Capo on 6th Fret

If you want to play along with the recording, add a capo to the 6th fret and use the chords shown above. You can play it without the capo if you like -- but you'd need to play it in the key of F# (in standard tuning) to play along with the record.

Chords Used

Here are the chords you'll need to play this song. The G/B is simply the G chord without the lowest string -- played after the C in the chorus, it helps create a walkdown from the C to G/B to the Am.

e-|----0----3----0-----1----------
B-|----1----0----1-----1-----0----
G-|----0----0----2-----2-----0----
D-|----2----0----2-----3-----0----
A-|----3----2----0-----3-----2----
E-|---------3----------1----------
       C    G    Am    F    G/B 

Chord Progressions

Verse

"Once upon a time, a few mistakes ago..."
| C  . . . | . . . . | G . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | . . . . | F . . . | . . . . |     (x2)
"And he's long gone, when he's next to me..."
| C  . . . | . . . . | G . . . | . . . . |
| Am . . . | . . . . | F . . . | . . . . |     (x1)

Chorus

"I knew you were trouble when you walked in..."
| Am . . . | F . . . | G . . . | C . G/B . |   (x4)
"Ahh, ohh.... trouble, trouble, trouble..."
| Am . . . | F . . . | G . . . | C . G/B . |   (x2)

Bridge

"And the saddest fear, comes creeping in..."
| F . . . | . . . . | Am . . . | . . . . |
| F . . . | . . . . | G  . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: I Knew You Were Trouble
Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Red
Year: 2012
Label: Big Machine Records

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