You’re Beautiful (James Blunt) Guitar Lesson, Chords

You’re Beautiful is a pop rock song co-written by British singer James Blunt. The music video for “You’re Beautiful” shows Blunt committing suicide, following a Japanese tradition of removing one’s shoes and contents of clothing prior to jumping from a great height.

You’re Beautiful is Blunt’s most successful single release to date, reaching number one in ten countries across the world. The single received three Grammy nominations in 2007: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

To play the song in key, place a capo at fret 8. You be using the following chords:

  • G
  • G/F#
  • Em7
  • Cadd9
  • Dsus4
  • F #
  • A7sus4

You’re Beautiful by James Blunt Tabs and Lyrics

Intro

G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9   x2

Verse 1

G                      G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
My life is brilliant.
G
My life is brilliant.
G/F#
My love is pure.
Em7
I saw an angel.
Cadd9
Of that I'm sure.
    G
She smiled at me on the subway.
	G/F#
She was with another man.
    Em7
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
Cadd9	  D/F#
'Cause I've got a plan.
Chorus

Cadd9	     D/F# Em7	       D/F#
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
Cadd9 	     D/F#      G
You're beautiful, it's true.
  Cadd9    D/F#	     G   D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded  place,
      Cadd9	 D/F#	 Em7
And I don't know what to do.
            Cadd9 D/F#    G	G/F#	Em7	Cadd9
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Verse 2
G
Yeah, she caught my eye,

G/F#
As we walked on by.

Em7
She could see from my face that I was,
Cadd9
Fucking high,
G G/F#
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again,
Em7 Cadd9
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

Chorus
Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
I saw your face in a crowded place,
Cadd9 D/F# Em7
And I don’t know what to do.
Cadd9 D/F# G
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

Interlude

Cadd9 Em7 Cadd9 D/F# Cadd9–>D/F# (half timming)
La la la la……

Outro

Cadd9 D/F# Em7 D/F#
You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
Cadd9 D/F# G
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
Cadd9 D/F# G D/F# Em7
When she thought up that I should be with you.
Cadd9 D/F# Em7But it’s time to face the truth,
Cadd9 D/F# G
I will never be with you.

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