Butterflies

by Kacey Musgraves • Lesson #146 • Apr 24, 2018

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Lyrics w/ chords

(capo 7 fret)

INTRO

    C ... Am7 ... Em ... G ...
    C ... Am7 ... Em ... F ...

VERSE

    C                    Am7               Em       Em
    I was just coasting, never really goin anywhere
    C                        Am7                  Em           Em
    Caught up in a web I was gettin kinda used to staying there
        C     Am7        Em    Em
    And out------ of the blue
    C       Am7            Em    G (let ring)
    I------------ fell for you

        (no chord)            C                         Am7
        Now you're lifting me up, instead of holding me down
                    Em                           G
        Stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown
          C                                 Am7               Em    F
        Untangled all the strings around my wings that were tied

                      C                     Am7
        I didn't know him and I didn't know me
              Em                     G
        Cloud nine was always out of reach
        C                      Am7           Em    G
        Now I remember what it feels like to fly

                           C    Am7   Em   F
        You give me butterflies

    C                  Am7                          Em          Em
    Kiss full of color makes me wonder where you've always been
          C                        Am7                  Em         Em
    I was hiding in doubt till you brought me out of my chrysalis
        C      Am7            Em    Em
    And I----------- came out new
    C      Am7                  Em    G
    All------------- because of you

        Now you're lifting me up instead of holding me down
        Stealing my heart instead of stealing my crown
        Untangled all the strings round my wings that were tied

        I didn't know him and I didn't know me
        Cloud nine was always out of reach
        Now I remember what it feels like to fly

                           C    Am7   Em   G
        You give me butterflies
                                 C    Am7   Em  F
        Yeah, you give me butterflies

    BRIDGE

            Dm ... Dm ... Am7 ... G  ...
            Dm ... Dm ... F   ... Fm ...

        [ repeat chorus, w/ fingerpicking for first few lines ]

    ENDING

            C    Am7   Em   G     x2, then end on C

Capo 7th fret

To play along with my lesson and Kacey Musgraves, use a capo on the 7 fret with the chords I show here.

How to play the chords

Here’s how I play the chords:

E –––0––––0––––0–––(1)–––3––––
B –––1––––1––––0––––1––––0––––
G –––0––––0––––0––––2––––0––––
D –––2––––2––––2––––3––––0––––
A –––3––––0––––2––––3––––2––––
E –––––––––––––0–––(1)–––3––––
     C   Am7   Em   F    G

Strumming pattern

1 2 3 4
DUDUDUDU
>   >

Intro guitar riff

Coming soon! See my video lesson for reference - I bet you can work it out by watching!

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