Speak Now Uke tab by Taylor Swift

5 Chords used in the song: G,D,Am,C,Em

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[Verse 1]

G G D D
I am not the kind of girl
am C C
Who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion
G G D D
But you are not the kind of boy
am C C
Who should be marrying the wrong girl

G G D D am
I sneak in and see your friends, and her snotty little family
C C
All dressed in pastel
G G D D am
And she is yelling at a bridesmaid, somewhere back inside a room
C C
Wearing a gown shaped like a pastry

am C C G G D D
This is surely not what you thought it would be
am C C D D G G
I lose myself in a daydream I stand and say

[Chorus]

G G D D
Don?t say yes, run away now
am C C
I?ll meet you when you?re out of the church at the backdoor
G G D D
Don?t wait or say a single vow
am C C G G
You need to hear me out and they said speak now

G G D D am C C

[Verse 2]

Fun gestures are exchanged
And the organ starts to play a song that sounds like a death march
And I am hiding in the curtains
It seems that I was uninvited by your lovely bride-to-be

She floats down the aisle like a pageant queen
But I know you wish it was me, you wish it was me
Don?t you?

[Chorus repeated]2x

G G D D am C C (2x)

em C C G G D D
I hear the preacher say speak now or forever hold your peace
am
There?s the silence, there?s my last chance
C C D D
I stand up with shaking hands, all eyes on me
am C C
Horrified looks from everyone in the room
D D
But I?m only looking at you

[Verse 1 repeated]

I am not the kind of girl
Who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion
But you are not the kind of boy
Who should be marrying the wrong girl

[Chorus repeated]2x

 

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dayzb22 avatar
I really like the sound of just plucking all the strings on the off beat (sounds most like the original song) instead of strumming the chords.
31 May 2020
mjriding avatar
Some of the lyrics and chords are wrong, I wish all of the chorus was included since it changes
10 Mar 2020
peachgloss avatar
thank you!
03 Mar 2019
PotterSwift avatar
For the strumming patter is
Down, tap, down down tap
25 Feb 2019
peachgloss avatar
strumming pattern?
26 Jan 2019
About this song

Taylor Swift explains the story behind "Speak Now" on her official website: "This song was inspired by one of my friends who was telling me about her childhood sweetheart, crush guy. They were kind of together in high school and went their separate ways, and it was kind of understood that they were gonna get back together. Then, she one day comes in and tells me he's getting married. He had met this girl who was just this mean person who made him completely stop talking to all of his friends, cut off his family, had him like so completely isolated.