If I Die Young Chord Chart by The Band Perry

Welcome to my If I Die Young chord chart by The Band Perry. I have done this song with a lot of my country guitar students and it's a great way to start introducing the Bm chord into your playing especially if you really have your open chord down pat. The song isn't super fast which is helpful, but each chord is only two beats long for the most part.

Let's take a look at the strumming pattern that we can use for this song. We will be using a lot of bass notes in this strumming pattern to give it more of a feel of the real song.

Strumming Pattern:
1 + 2 + a  3 +  4 + a
B B D DU  D D DDU

If I Die Young Chord Chart
By The Band Perry

Song starts with one strum per chord. Capo on second fret.

Chorus:
              G
                        D
If I die young, Bury me in satin
              A                       Bm
Lay me down on a bed of roses
                         G         D
Sink me in the river at dawn
                 A                                Bm
Send me away with the words of a love song

Start strumming here: 
G         D         A  A
  Oh oh, oh oh


Verse:
                          G
                                            D
Lord, make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother
                                       A                                             Bm
She'll know I'm safe with You when she stands under my colors
             G                                    D
Oh and life ain't always what you think it ought to be
        A                                Bm
No, ain't even grey, but she buries her baby 
G                        D                   A Bm
     The sharp knife of a short life
         G        D                   A   A
Well, I've had just enough time


Chorus:
              G
                        D
If I die young, Bury me in satin
              A                       Bm
Lay me down on a bed of roses
                         G         D
Sink me in the river at dawn
                 A                                Bm
Send me away with the words of a love song


G
                        D                   A Bm
     The sharp knife of a short life
         G        D                   A    A
Well, I've had just enough time


Verse:
                               G
                 D
And I'll be wearing white when I come into Your kingdom
             A                               Bm
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger
     G                           D
I've never known the loving of a man
          A                                     Bm
but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand
             G                                     D  
There's a boy here in town says he'll love me forever
A                                      Bm
Who would have thought forever could be severed by


G                        D                   A Bm
     The sharp knife of a short life
         G        D                   A    A
Well, I've had just enough time


Solo:
| G - D - | A - Bm -|  :| x2

One strum each
      G                                      D
So put on your best, boys, And I'll wear my pearls
   A 
What I never did is done

                            G                        D
A penny for my thoughts, Oh no, I'll sell them for a dollar
    A                                     Bm
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
          G                                    D
And maybe then you'll hear the words I've been singing
   A                                       Bm
Funny when you're dead how people start listening


Start strumming again:

| G - D - |  A  A (hold)


Chorus:
              G
                        D
If I die young, Bury me in satin
              A                       Bm
Lay me down on a bed of roses
                         G         D
Sink me in the river at dawn
                 A                                Bm
Send me away with the words of a love song


     G                           D
Oh oh, the ballad of a dove
A            Bm
   Go in peace and love
  G                                D
Gather up your tears, Keep them in your pocket
  A                                               Bm
Save them for a time when you're really gonna need ‘em

       G                         D                   A Bm
Oh, Oh The sharp knife of a short life
         G        D                       A  A (hold)
Well, I've had just enough time

      G (hold)
So put on your best, boys
D (hold)
And I'll wear my pearls


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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