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How to Play Ed Sheeran – Afire Love – The Easy Way

Ok so a student asked to play this song. I couldn’t find any thing out there that would work for just an acoustic guitar. So I came up with this. I submitted it to Ultimate Guitar but they rejected it… Go figure. Have fun. It’s probably my favorite song on the album!

A Little Different Way to play this great song... 
Capo 5
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[Intro]
Am - F - Dm - G    

[Verse 1]
Am                   G/B    Am
Things were all good yesterday
                              C/E  F
And then the devil took your memory
                         C/E     F
And if you fell to your death today
                                   Am          
I hope that heaven is your resting place
                             G/B       C
I heard the doctors put your chest in pain
                                  C/E   Dm
But then that could have been the medicine
                            C    G/B
And now you're lying in the bed again
                                      F
Either way I'll cry with the rest of them

[Pre-Chorus]
F     C/E      Am   
And my father told me, Son,
              Fmaj7            G/B      C    
It's not his fault he doesn't know your face,
F     C/E         Am        
And you're not the only one
             Fmaj7  C/E  C  G/B          Riff
Although my grandma used to say, "he used to say"

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[Chorus]
Am              C/E     F                   C/E    F
Darling hold me in your arms the way you did last night
               G                           Am
And we'll lie inside for a little while he wrote
Am            C/E      F                 C/E   F
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
                      G                 Am
And we're wrapped in light, in life, and love
              C/E     F                  C/E   F
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
               G                    Am
For they're designed to be together oh
              C/E     F                       C/E  F
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
                G                  Am 
And we're set alight, we're afire love, love, love oh

Am               G/B      Am
Things were all good yesterday
                              C/E  F
Then the devil took your breath away
                        C/E     F
And now we're left here in the pain
                                       Am
Black suit, black tie standin' in the rain
                     G/B   C
And now my family is one again
                                     C/E    Dm7
Stapled together with the stranger's and a friend
                                   C/E   G/B
Came to my mind I should paint it with a pen
                          F
Six years old I remember when

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]
Am              C/E     F                   C/E    F
Darling hold me in your arms the way you did last night
               G                            Am
And we'll lie inside for a little while he wrote
Am            C/E      F                 C/E   F
I could look into your eyes until the sun comes up
                      G                 Am
And we're wrapped in light, in life, in love.
              C/E     F                  C/E   F
Put your open lips on mine and slowly let them shut
               G                    Am
For they're designed to be together oh
               C/E     F                       C/E  F
With your body next to mine our hearts will beat as one
                G                  Am - C/E C/E - F - 
                                   C/E C/E - F - F G  x2
And we're set alight, we?re afire love, love, love oh.

{Picking Riff That goes Through the end..}
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[Bridge]
        Am            C/E     F
And my father and all of my family
      C/E      F                   G
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
      Am              C/E     F
And my mother and all of my family
      C/E       F                  G
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
        Am            C/E      F
And my brother and all of my family
      C/E      F                   G
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
       Am             C/E     F
And my father and all of my family
     C/E       F                  G
Rise from the seats to sing hallelujah
[Am - C/E C/E - F - 
C/E C/E - F - F F G]  repeat 'till ending
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah