A Thousand Years Chords

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Don’t wait much longer to play “A Thousand Years” from Christina Perri. “A Thousand Years” chords are just there:

A Thousand Years Guitar Chords

Standard Tuning
(Capo 3)

  Gsus2/F#   Em7   A7sus4   Dsus4    D/F#*  Cadd9    G/E
e----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------0-------
B----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------2-------
G----0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------0-------0-------
D----0-------0-------2-------0-------0-------2-------0-------
A----0-------2-------0-------x-------0-------3-------3-------
E----2-------0-------x-------x-------2-------x-------3-------

*D/F#*: To simplify the chord in the song, we're going to call it D/F#.
It's actually the same as a Gsus2/F#, done a bit differently.

Intro:
(Picking)
G  Gsus2/F# | Em7  A7sus4 | Cadd9  G/E | G | D

Verse 1:
Cadd9
Heartbeats fast
           G
Colors and promises
          Em7
How to be brave
          Dsus4     D/F#  Cadd9
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
                 G
But watching you stand alone
          Em7            Dsus4 G        A7sus4 (Start strumming)
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
         Em7   D (single strum)
One step clo - ser

Chorus 1:
G                    Dsus4   D/F#
I have died everyday waiting for you
Em7                     Dsus4  D/F#
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      Cadd9
For a thou - sand years
                    Gsus2/F#      D/F#
I'll love you for a thou - sand   more

Cadd9 (quietly)

Verse 2:
Cadd9
Time stands still
          G
Beauty in all she is
          Em7
I will be brave
           Dsus4 G      Cadd9
I will not let anything take away
                   G
What's standing in front of me
      Em7
Every breath
      Dsus4    G       A7sus4
Every hour has come to this
         Em7   D
One step clo - ser

Chorus 2:
G                    Dsus4   D/F#
I have died everyday waiting for you
Em7                     Dsus4  D/F#
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      Cadd9
For a thou - sand years
                    Gsus2/F#      D/F#
I'll love you for a thou - sand   more
G                        Dsus4   D/F#
And all along I believed I would find you
Em7
Time has brought your heart to me
Dsus4  D/F#            Cadd9
I have loved you for a thou - sand years
                    Dsus4       D
I'll love you for a thou - sand more

Instrumental:
G | Em7 | Cadd9 | G/E | Dsus4 | Cadd9

Pre-Chorus:
(picking)
 Cadd9   Em7   Dsus4  A7sus4
One step clo - ser
         Em7   D (stop)
One step clo - ser

Chorus 3:
(strumming)
G                    Dsus4   D/F#
I have died everyday waiting for you
Em7                     Dsus4  D/F#
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
      Cadd9
For a thou - sand years
                    Gsus2/F#      D/F#
I'll love you for a thou - sand   more
G                        Dsus4   D/F#
And all along I believed I would find you
Em7
Time has brought your heart to me
Dsus4  D/F#            Cadd9
I have loved you for a thou - sand years
                    Dsus4       D
I'll love you for a thou - sand more

Outro:
Cadd9 | G/E | Cadd9 | G/E | Dsus4  | Cadd9

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