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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

 

 

Ed Sheeran – I See Fire

Standard Tuning
Capo: 6
Most of the C chords are played as Cadd9
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Vocal Intro:

Oh, misty eye of the mountain below

Keep careful watch of my brothers' souls

And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
                           Em
Keep watching over Durin's son

Intro riff x 2

  Em7        Cadd9  D  Em7
e|------------------2------x-|
B|---------------3--3--3---x-|
G|2h4p2p0-0------0--2--0---x-|
D|-------0-0----2---0--2---x-|
A|------------h3-------2---x-|
E|0--------------------0---x-|

Verse:
              Em     G
If this is to end in fire
              D        C
Then we shall all burn together
          Em           G    D        Am7
Watch the flames climb high into the night
        Em    G     D            C
Calling out father, stand by and we will
          Am7         G/B            C
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side

(Intro tab)
                 Em    G
And if we should die tonight
               D       C
Then we should all die together
        Em       G   D        Am7
Raise a glass of wine for the last time
        Em    G     D          C
Calling out father, prepare as we will
          Am7         G/B            C
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side
    Am7    G/B             C
Desolation comes upon the sky

Chorus:
          Em  C  D          Em
Now I see fire,  inside the mountain
      Em  C  D           Em
I see fire,  burning the trees
          Em  C  D         Em
And I see fire,  hollowing souls
      Em  C  D            Am7
I see fire,  blood in the breeze

And I hope that you'll remember me


Intro  x 2

Verse:
              Em     G
Oh, should my people fall
            D           C
Then surely I'll do the same
            Em       G
Confined in mountain halls
           D            Am7
We got too close to the flame
        Em     G   D             C
Calling out father hold fast and we will
          Am7         G/B            C
Watch the flames burn auburn on the mountain side
    Am7    G/B             C
Desolation comes upon the sky


Chorus:
          Em  C  D          Em
Now I see fire,  inside the mountain
      Em  C  D           Em
I see fire,  burning the trees
          Em  C  D         Em
And I see fire,  hollowing souls
      Em  C  D            Am7
I see fire,  blood in the breeze
                                Am7
And I hope that you'll remember me

Bridge:
           Am       Em
And if the night is burning
       G        D
I will cover my eyes
           Am     Em
For if the dark returns then
   G             D
My brothers will die
           Am            Em
And as the sky's falling down
           G                D
It crashed into this lonely town
              Am7
And with that shadow upon the ground
  G/B      C                D
I hear my people screaming out


Chorus:
          Em  C  D          Em
Now I see fire,  inside the mountain
      Em  C  D           Em
I see fire,  burning the trees
          Em  C  D         Em
And I see fire,  hollowing souls
      Em  C  D            Em
I see fire,  blood in the breeze


      Em           C                 D        Em
I see fire, oh you know I saw a city burning (fire)
      Em         C                D     Em
I see fire, feel the heat upon my skin (fire)
          Em   C       D  Em
And I see fire, oooooo (fire)
          Em        C             D        Em
And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side