Castle On The Hill chords by Ed Sheeran

— See bottom of this tab for Ed’s BBC Radio acoustic performance (Jan 6, 2017) —

Verse            Pre-Chorus     Chorus             Bridge

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D     xx023x     G  3x00xx      D       xx0232     Bm      x20233

D/F#  2x023x     A  x022xx      D/F#    2×0232     G       3×0033

G     3200xx     D  xx023x      G       3×0033     D       xx0232

Bm    x202xx                    Bm      x20233     A7sus4  x02033

A     x022xx                    A7sus4  x02033

[Intro]

D

[Verse 1]

D                D/F#  G                  Bm   A

  When I was six years old I broke my leg

D               D/F# G                    Bm         A     

  And I was running  from my brother and his friends

D            D/F#  G                   Bm                 A       

  And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass as I rolled down

D           D/F#  G   Bm                 A

  I was younger  then,  take me back to when I

[Pre-Chorus 1]

G           A                  D

  Found my heart and broke it here

                    G

  Made friends and lost them through the years

G               A                D                  G

  And I’ve not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I’ve grown

G              A

  But I can’t wait to go home

[Chorus 1]

  D      D/F# G    Bm         A7sus4

  I’m on my   way, driving at ninety

       D         D/F# G     Bm         A7sus4

  Down those country  lanes singing to Tiny Dancer

      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4

  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it’s real

       D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4             D

  When we watched the  sunset over the castle on the hill

[Verse 2]

D         D/F#  G               Bm                     A

  Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes

D              D/F#   G                          Bm                      A

  Running from the law through the backfields and  getting drunk with my friends

D        D/F#   G                Bm             A

  Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don’t reckon I did it

D                D/F# G    Bm                 A

Right, I was younger  then,  take me back to when we found

[Pre-Chorus 2]

G          A                    D

  Weekend jobs and when we got paid

                  G                      G

  We’d buy cheap spirits and drink them straight

             A                       D              G

  Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long, oh how we’ve grown

G             A

  But I can’t wait to go home

[Chorus 2]

  D      D/F# G    Bm         A7sus4

  I’m on my   way, driving at ninety

       D         D/F# G     Bm         A7sus4

  Down those country  lanes singing to Tiny Dancer

      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4

  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it’s real

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4

  We watched the  sunset over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4

                         Over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4

                         Over the castle on the hill

[Bridge]

Bm  G  D  A7sus4

Bm             G                       D           A7sus4

   One friend left to sell clothes and, one works down by the coast

Bm              G                   D       A7sus4

   One had two kids but lives alone, one’s brother overdosed

Bm         G                        D            A7sus4

   One’s already on his second wife, one’s just barely getting by but

Bm               G                  D       A7sus4

   These people raised me and I-I-I, can’t wait to go home

[Chorus 3]

      D      D/F# G    Bm        A7sus4

  And I’m on my   way, I still remember

        D       D/F# G          Bm         A7sus4

  These old country  lanes when we did not know the answers

      D      D/F# G           Bm       A7sus4

  And I miss the  way you make  me feel      and it’s real

  D          D/F# G     Bm        A7sus4

  We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4

                         Over the castle on the hill

  D          D/F# G      Bm        A7sus4            

                         Over the castle on the hill

  D

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As played by Ed on BBC Radio 1 on Jan 6, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytb7J0ciBcE

[Verse] and [Pre-Chorus] (palm mute):

   D                D/F#   G                          Bm                         A

e|———————–|————————–|————————–|————————–|

B|-3——–3————|————————–|————————–|————————–|

G|-2——–2————|————————–|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|

D|-0–0–0–0–0–0——|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|

A|———————–|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|-2–2–2–2–2–2–2–2-2-|-0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0-0-|

E|——————-2—|-3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3-3-|————————–|————————–|

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[Chorus] (let ring):

   D                D/F#   G                          Bm (actually Bm7#5)        A7sus4

e|-2——–3——–2—|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|

B|-3——–3——–3—|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|-3——–3——–3–3-3-|

G|-2——–2——–2—|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|

D|-0–0–0–0–0–0–0—|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|-0——–0——–0–0-0-|-2——–2——–2–2-2-|

A|——————-x—|-x——–x——–x–x-x-|-2–2–2–2–2–2–2–2-2-|-0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0-0-|

E|——————-2—|-3–3–3–3–3–3–3–3-3-|————————–|————————–|

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