Breathe (James Arthur) Guitar Intro Tabs

Shout out to @Kudalure for requesting the guitar tabs for the Breathe intro by James Arthur!

Here you go!

I mean, but first let me insert super long story to boost post SEO. Just kidding.

e:--------1------------0------|---------1--------------0-------|
B:--------3------------1------|---------3--------------1-------|
G:--------2------------0------|---------3--------------0-------|
D:-----0----------------------|--------------------3-----------|
A:-0-----------0---3----------|-0---1----------0---------------|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------------|

Repeat ad nauseum.

Yep, that’s pretty much the guitar intro as well as the guitar accompaniment throughout the majority of the song.

The intro is essentially the fingering for these four chords:

Dm – C – Bb – C

And while we’re at it, here are the rest of the song chords!

[Verse 1]
C__________Dm C Bb
We’re all strangers
___C_____________Dm____________C_________Bb
Fighting in the streets with no common ground
C___________Dm C Bb
We’re just strangers
C_____________Dm_______________C_________Bb
Tryna find release when there’s none around

[Pre-Chorus 1]
C ___________Bbmaj7
Then there’s you
Am7_________________________Gm7
You don’t feel that much a stranger
Am7_______________________Bbmaj7
You stand out from all the crowds
Am7______________________Gm7
I don’t feel that much in danger
_______C
I was lost till I found you

[Chorus]
F__________________________________________Gm7
Baby, baby, won’t you please come rescue me?
___________________________________Bbmaj7
I don’t really wanna stay if you’re not
Bb__________________Am7
All I know is that I need you, baby
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7 C_________F
Hold me close so I can finally breathe

[Verse 2]
C__________Dm C Bb
We’re all strangers
C___________Dm____________C_________Bb
Fighting gravity, stuck here on the ground
C___________Dm C Bb
We’re just strangers
C_____________Dm_______________C_________Bb
Tryna keep the peace when there’s none around

[Pre-Chorus 2]
C ___________Bbmaj7
Then there’s you
Am7__________________Gm7
You’re my little ray of sunshine
Am7__________Bbmaj7
You are immortality
Am7______________________Gm7
You make me forget about time
C
And how it’s comin’ for me, so

[Chorus]
F__________________________________________Gm7
Baby, baby, won’t you please come rescue me?
___________________________________Bbmaj7
I don’t really wanna stay if you’re not
Bb__________________Am7
All I know is that I need you, baby
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7 C_________F
Hold me close so I can finally breathe
________Gm7 ________Bbmaj7____Am7
Finally breathe, finally breathe
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7______C
Hold me close so I can finally

[Post-Chorus]
F
When you tell me that you love me, babe
F
You bring the sun and take away my pain
Gm7
And the anxiety is miles away
Gm7
I didn’t know that I could feel that way
Bbmaj7______________Am7______________Gm7_________C
I didn’t know life was so beautiful till I held you, oh yeah

[Bridge]
Bbmaj7____________Bbm7_______Am7__________Dsus2
Your eyes make me feel like I’m off floating on air
___________Gm7________C_________F___________ Dsus2
When you look at me, fuck everything else but you, yeah
Gm7__________Bbm
I don’t wanna be there, so

[Chorus]
F__________________________________________Gm7
Baby, baby, won’t you please come rescue me?
___________________________________Bbmaj7
I don’t really wanna stay if you’re not
Bb__________________Am7
All I know is that I need you, baby
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7 C_________F
Hold me close so I can finally breathe
________Gm7 ________Bbmaj7____Am7
Finally breathe, finally breathe
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7______C
Hold me close so I can finally
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7______C
Hold me close so I can finally
Bbmaj7 Am7_____Gm7____C___F
Hold me close so I can finally breathe

How was that? Enough breathing?

Have fun with it!

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