Galway Girl chords by Ed Sheeran

Chord shapes as seen in his Capitol FM session:

Em = Em7   [022033]

G          [320033]

C  = Cadd9 [x32033]

D          [xx0232]/[200232]

[CHORUS]

    Em                  G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band

        D                    Em

But she fell in love with an English man

C                          G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand

      D

Said baby I just want to dance

[VERSE]

             Em           G

I met her on Grafton street right outside of the bar

             D                            C

She shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar

             Em                    G

She asked me what does it mean the Gaelic ink on your arm?

            D                        N.C.

Said it was one of my friend’s songs do you want to drink on?

         Em              G

She took Jamie as a chaser, Jack for the fun

        D                    C

She got Arthur on the table, with Johnny riding as a shotgun

Am                 G

Chatted some more, one more drink at the bar

D

Then put Van on the jukebox, got up to dance, you know

[CHORUS]

    C                   G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band

        D                  Em

But she fell in love with an English man

C                          G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand

      D

Said baby I just want to dance

                      C    G       D    Em

With my pretty little Galway Girl

                        C    G      D    Em

You’re my pretty little Galway Girl

[VERSE]

             Em                    G

You know she beat me at darts and then she beat me at pool

             D                     C

And then she kissed me like there was nobody else in the room

         Em                     G

As last orders were called was when she stood on the stool

      D                             N.C.

After dancing to Cèilidh singing to trad tunes

        Em                     G

I never heard Carrickfergus ever sing so sweet

    D                      C

A capella in the bar using her feet for the beat

            Am                  G

Oh, I could have that voice playing on repeat for a week

            D

And in this packed out room swear she was singing to me

[CHORUS]

    C                   G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band

        D                  Em

But she fell in love with an English man

C                          G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand

      D

Said baby I just want to dance

                      C    G

With my pretty little Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G       D   Em

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

[VERSE]

           Em                   G

Now we’ve outstayed our welcome and it’s closing time

      D                       C

I was holding her hand, her hand was holding mine

    Em                   G

Our coats both smell of smoke, whisky and wine

      D                         N.C

As we fill up our lungs with the cold air of the night

  Em              G

I walked her home then she took me inside

       D                  C

Finish some Doritos and another bottle of wine

  Em                          G

I swear I’m going to put you in a song that I write

        D

About a Galway Girl and a perfect night

[CHORUS]

    C                   G

She played the fiddle in an Irish band

        D                  Em

But she fell in love with an English man

C                          G

Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand

      D

Said baby I just want to dance

                      C    G

With my pretty little Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

D               Em         C    G       D   Em

My, my, my, my, my, my, my Galway Girl

[OUTRO]

C  G  D  Em

C  G  D  Em

C  G  D  Em

C  G  D  Em