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Ed Sheeran guitar chords for Candle in the wind (Ver. 2)

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Capo on 2nd
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Difficulty: Novice

Ed Sheeran's cover of Candle In The Wind,
Originally written by Elton John in 1973 for the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Strumming:
Down, Down, Up, Up, DownUp (Country Style)

Intro:
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD


Verse 1:
A chord diagramD MajorD
Goodbye Norma Jeane
                A chord diagramG+G
Though I never knew you at all
                       A chord diagramD MajorD
You had the grace to hold yourself
                          A chord diagramG+G
While those around you crawled
                            A chord diagramD MajorD
They crawled out of the woodwork
                    A chord diagramG+G
And they whispered into your brain
                         A chord diagramD MajorD
They set you on the treadmill
                               A chord diagramG+G
And they made you change your name


Chorus:
         A chord diagramA augmentedA
And it seems to me you lived your life
          A chord diagramD MajorD            A chord diagramG+G
Like a candle in the wind
         A chord diagramD MajorD
Never knowing who to cling to
           A chord diagramA augmentedA
When the rain set in
    A chord diagramG+G                         A chord diagramA augmentedA
And I would've liked to have known you
           A chord diagramB minorBm
But I was just a kid
                         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Your candle burned out long before
  A chord diagramG+G                  A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm
Your legend ever did

Interlude:
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA - -

Verse 2:
A chord diagramD MajorD
Loneliness was tough
                   A chord diagramG+G
The toughest role you ever played
                        A chord diagramD MajorD
Hollywood created a superstar
                            A chord diagramG+G
And pain was the price you paid
               A chord diagramD MajorD
Even when you died  (Even when you died)
               A chord diagramG+G
Oh the press still hounded you
                A chord diagramD MajorD
All the papers had to say
                            A chord diagramG+G
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude


Chorus:
         A chord diagramA augmentedA
And it seems to me you lived your life
          A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G
Like a candle in the wind
         A chord diagramD MajorD
Never knowing who to cling to
           A chord diagramA augmentedA
When the rain set in
    A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramA augmentedA
And I would've liked to have known you
           A chord diagramB minorBm
But I was just a kid
                         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Your candle burned out long before
 A chord diagramG+G                   A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm
Your legend ever did

Interlude:
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm
A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA augmentedA - -


Verse 3:
  A chord diagramD MajorD
Goodbye Norma Jeane
                 A chord diagramG+G
Though I never knew you at all
                      A chord diagramD MajorD
You had the grace to hold yourself
                          A chord diagramG+G
While those around you crawled
   A chord diagramD MajorD
Goodbye Norma Jeane
                            A chord diagramG+G
From the young man in the 22nd row
                           A chord diagramD MajorD
Who sees you as something more than sexual
                       A chord diagramG+G
More than just our Marilyn Monroe


Chorus:
         A chord diagramA augmentedA
And it seems to me you lived your life
          A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G
Like a candle in the wind
         A chord diagramD MajorD
Never knowing who to cling to
           A chord diagramA augmentedA
When the rain set in
    A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramA augmentedA
And I would've liked to have known you
           A chord diagramB minorBm
But I was just a kid
                         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Your candle burned out long before
 A chord diagramG+G                   A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm   A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD
Your legend ever did
                         A chord diagramA augmentedA
Your candle burned out long before
  A chord diagramG+G                  A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramE minorEm  A chord diagramD MajorD  (all slow single, down)
Your legend ever did

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