Cardigan Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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Em chord A chord G chord D chord Bm chord
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Capo: 1st fret

VERSE 1
Em                          A
   Vintage tee, brand new phone
                         G
   High heels on cobblestones
                                          A
   When you are young they assume you know nothing
Em                          A                  G
   Sequined smile, black lipstick, sensual politics
                                            A
   When you are young, they assume you know nothing
 
PRE CHORUS
D                                  A
   But I knew you, dancing in your Levi's
                                G
   Drunk under a streetlight, I
                             A
   I knew you, hand under my sweatshirt
 
   Baby, kiss it better, I
 
CHORUS 1
Em                                   A
   And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
                       G
   Under someone's bed
                                     A
   You put me on and said I was your favorite
 
VERSE 2
Em                                 A
   A friend to all is a friend to none
                             G
   Chase two girls, lose the one
                                            A
   When you are young, they assume you know nothing
 
PRE CHORUS
D
   But I knew you
                    A
   Playing hide-and-seek and
                            G
   Giving me your weekends, I
 
   I knew you
                         A
   Your heartbeat on the High Line
 
   Once in twenty lifetimes, I
 
CHORUS 2
G                                    Bm
   And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
                       D
   Under someone's bed
                                     A
   You put me on and said I was your favorite
 
BREAK
G   Bm
A   G
 
VERSE 3
              G
   To kiss in cars, and downtown bars
              Bm
   Was all we needed
            A
   You drew stars around my scars
               G
   But now I'm bleedin'
D
   'Cause I knew you
                   A
   Steppin' on the last train
                                G
   Marked me like a bloodstain, I
 
   I knew you
                       A
   Tried to change the ending
 
   Peter losin' Wendy, I
D
   I knew you
                   A                             G
   Leavin' like a father, running like water, I
                                            A
   When you are young, they assume you know nothing
 
BRIDGE
                    D
   But I knew you'd linger like a tattoo kiss
                 A
   I knew you'd haunt all of my what-ifs
                 G
   The smell of smoke would hang around this long
                 A
   'Cause I knew everything when I was young
               D
   I knew I'd curse you for the longest time
           A
   Chasin' shadows in the grocery line
                 G
   I knew you'd miss me once the thrill expired
                  A
   And you'd be standin' in my front porch light
                         Em
   And I knew you'd come back to me
                   A
   And you'd come back to me
                   G
   And you'd come back to me
                   A
   And you'd come back
 
CHORUS 3
G                                    Bm
   And when I felt like I was an old cardigan
                       D
   Under someone's bed
                                     A
   You put me on and said I was your favorite
 
 
[PIANO MELODIES]
 
[Intro, Verse 1, Chorus 1, Verse 2, Verse 3 part 2]
 
  Em                               A
e|0-------------------------2-0---|0-------------------------2-0---|
B|------------------------------3-|------------------------------3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  G                                A
e|0-------------------------2-0---|0-------------------------2-0---|
B|----3---0---------------------3-|------------------------------3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 
[Pre-Chorus, Bridge part 1]
  D                                A
e|2-------------------------2-0---|0-------------------------2-0---|
B|------------------------------3-|------------------------------3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  G                                A
e|0-------------------------2-0---|0-------------------------2-0---|
B|----3---0---------------------3-|------------------------------3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 
CHORUS 2
  G                                Bm
e|2-------------------------------|2-------------------------------|
B|----3---0-----------------3-0-3-|--------------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  D                                G
e|2-------------------------2-0---|--------------------------------|
B|----3---0---------------------3-|0-------------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 
[Break, Chorus 3, ]
  G                                Bm
e|2-------------------------------|2-------------------------------|
B|----0---------------------3-0-3-|----0---------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  D                                G
e|2---0---------------------2-0---|--------------------------------|
B|--------0---------------------3-|0-------------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 
[Verse 3 part 1]
  G                                Bm
e|2-------------------------------|2-------------------------------|
B|----0---------------------3-0-3-|----0---------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  D                                G
e|2---0---------------------2-0---|--------------------------2-0---|
B|--------0---------------------3-|0-----------------------------3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
 
[Bridge part 2]
  Em                               A
e|2-------------------------------|2-------------------------------|
B|--------------------------3-0-3-|----2---------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 
  G                                A
e|2-------------------------------|0-------------------------------|
B|----0---------------------3-0-3-|--------------------------3-0-3-|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

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