Blank Space

by Taylor Swift • Lesson #21 • Jun 16, 2016

Editor’s Notes

Here’s an ukulele lesson teaching you how to play Blank Space by Taylor Swift. You’ll need 5 chords to play this tune, all of which are quite beginner friendly. I’ve also included some tabs showing how you can incorporate the melody notes into your picking. Best of luck with it!

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Lyrics & chords

VERSE

Nice to meet you, where you been... I could show you incredible things
Magic, madness, heaven, sin... Saw you there and I thought,
Oh my God, look at that face, you look like my next mistake
Love's a game, want to play?

New money, suit and tie... I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny, rumors fly... and I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends... I'm dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
(I can make the bad guys good for a weekend)

    CHORUS

    So it's gonna be forever... or it's gonna go down in flames
    You can tell me when it's over... if the high was worth the pain
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    'Cause you know I love the players... and you love the game

    'Cause we're young & we're reckless... we'll take this way too far
    It'll leave you breathless... or with a nasty scar
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    But I've got a blank space baby... and I'll write your name

Cherry lips, crystal skies... I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies... you're the king baby I'm your Queen
Find out, what you want... be that girl for a month
Wait the worst is yet to come, oh no

Screaming, crying, perfect storm... I can make all the tables turn
Rose gardens filled with thorns... keep you second guessing like
"Oh my God, who is she?" ... I get drunk on jealousy
But you'll come back each time you leave
('Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream)

    So it's gonna be forever... or it's gonna go down in flames
    You can tell me when it's over... if the high was worth the pain
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    'Cause you know I love the players... and you love the game

    'Cause we're young & we're reckless... we'll take this way too far
    It'll leave you breathless... or with a nasty scar
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    But I've got a blank space baby... and I'll write your name

        BRIDGE

        Boys only want love if it's torture
        Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya
        Boys only want love if it's torture
        Don't say I didn't say I didn't warn ya

    So it's gonna be forever... or it's gonna go down in flames
    You can tell me when it's over... if the high was worth the pain
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    'Cause you know I love the players... and you love the game

    'Cause we're young & we're reckless... we'll take this way too far
    It'll leave you breathless... or with a nasty scar
    Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane
    But I've got a blank space baby... and I'll write your name

Chord positions

A ||––––2––––2––––3––––2––––0––––
E ||––––3––––3––––0––––3––––2––––
C ||––––2––––4––––0––––0––––2––––
G ||––––0––––0––––0––––0––––2––––
        G    Em   C  Cmaj7  D    

Tabs for the melody

Verse

"Nice to meet you, where you been..."

A ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––2–––2––0–––0–––0–––|–
E ||–––––––––3–––––3––3–––––3––3–––––3–––|––––––––––––––3–––3–––––|–
C ||–––2––2–––––2––––––––2––––––––2––––––|–––2–––2––––––––––––––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"Magic, madness, heaven, sin..."

A ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––2–––2––0–––0–––0–––|–
E ||–––––––––3–––––3––3–––––3––3–––––3–––|––––––––––––––3–––3–––––|–
C ||–––4––4–––––4––––––––4––––––––4––––––|–––4–––4––––––––––––––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"Oh my God, look at that face... you look like my next mistake..."

A ||–––––––––––––––––2––2––––––––––––––––––2––2––––|–
E ||––––––3––3––––––––––––––––––3––3–––––––––––––––|–
C ||–––0––––––––––0––––––––––0––––––––––0––––––––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"Love's a game, want to play?"

A ||–––––––––––––––––2––2–––––––0–––––|–
E ||––––––3––3–––––––––––––––––2––––––|–
C ||–––2––––––––––2–––––––––––2–––––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––2––––––––|–

Chorus

"So it's gonna be forever... or it's gonna go down in flames..."

A ||–––––––––––––––––––0–––2–––|–––––––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––|–
E ||–––––––3–––3–––3–––––––––––|–––––––3–––3–––3–––––––3–––2–––3–––|–
C ||–––2–––––2–––2–––2–––2–––––|–––2–––––2–––2–––2–––2–––2–––2–––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"You can tell me when it's over... if the high was worth the pain..."

A ||–––––––––––––––––––0–––2–––|–––––––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––|–
E ||–––––––3–––3–––3–––––––––––|–––––––3–––3–––3–––––––3–––2–––3–––|–
C ||–––4–––––4–––4–––4–––4–––––|–––4–––––4–––4–––4–––4–––4–––4–––––|–
G ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"Got a long list of ex-lovers... they'll tell you I'm insane..."

A ||–––––––5–––5–––3–––2–––3–––2–––0––|––0–––0–––––––3–––2–––0–––––––|–
E ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––3–––––––––––––––3–––|–
C ||–––0–––––0–––0–––0–––0–––0–––0––––|––––0–––0–––0–––0–––0–––0–––––|–
G ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"'Cause you know I love the players... and you love the game..."

A ||–––––––5–––5–––3–––2–––3–––2––––––|––––3––––3––––2––––5––––––––––|–
E ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––5––|––––5––––5––––5––––3––––––––––|–
C ||–––2–––––2–––2–––2–––2–––2–––2––––|––––2––––2––––2––––2––––––––––|–
G ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–

"But I've got a blank space baby... and I'll write your name..."

A ||–––––––0–––0–––––––0––––––0––––––0––––––|––2––0––––––––––2––––||
E ||–––––––––––––––3–––––3––––––3––––––3––––|––––––––3–––––3––––––||
C ||–––2–––––––––––––––––––2––––––2––––––2––|–––––––––––––2–––––––||
G ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––|–––––––––––––––––––––||

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