Photograph (Ed Sheeran) – Guitar Chords with Lyrics

Photograph is Ed Sheeran’s one of the most popular tracks, released in 2014. Even today, this song is loved by many people. But amongst all, this song is in demand by the guitarists. Photograph was recorded for Ed Sheeran’s second album, X. The album was a great hit and contained many more beautiful tracks.

The song photograph went through a lot of variations before finally seeing the day. It describes a long distance relationship, inspired by the actual experience of Ed Sheeran. He was on tour, away from his then girlfriend, in memory of whom this song was written. The song was such a huge hit that it featured in top 5 positions in many music charts across the globe.

I have been getting a lot of requests to share the guitar chords and strumming pattern for the song Photograph. So here in this article, I will let you know which all chords are used and how to use them in order to get this beautiful song.

Guitar Chords

The whole song can be strummed in just 4 chords. In fact, there are 2 variations you can follow. Once you master the switching between these 4 chords, you will be able to play the whole song smoothly. These 2 sets of 4 chords are:

1st Set:

D Bm A G

D Major ChordB Minor ChordA Major ChordG Major Chord

2nd Set:

C Am G F

Strumming Pattern:

Just like there are 2 patterns for chords, there are 2 patterns for strumming as well. You can play whichever is comfortable to you.

  1. D x x D x x D x
  2. D – D U – – D –

Here, D stands for “Down” where you strum all the strings from 1st till 6th. U stands for “Up” where you strum in reverse from 6 to 1. x means short strum, where you play only 3rd and 4th string in down pattern. – stands for blank, that is you do not play for that moment.

Follow any of the pattern above and any chord sequence, you will have Photograph ready with you. Below are the lyrics and chord pattern for the song. For each chord, play the complete pattern and then switch to another chord. In the pattern below, I am following D Bm A G pattern. You can try your hand with other pattern as well.

Lyrics and chords

(Intro)
D Bm A G

 

Loving can hurt
            D
Loving can hurt sometimes
                 Bm
But it’s the only thing that I know
A                                       G
When it gets hard
D
You know it can get hard sometimes
Bm
It is the only thing that makes us feel alive
 A                                                  G

 

We keep this love in a photograph
Bm                                      G
We made these memories for ourselves
D                                          A
Where our eyes are never closing
Bm
Hearts are never broken
              G
Times forever frozen still
D                                        A

 

So you can keep me inside the pocket of your
  D
Ripped jeans holdin’ me closer ’til our
  A
Eyes meet, You won’t ever be alone
Bm                                                  G
Wait for me to come home
  D

 

Loving can heal
     D
Loving can mend your soul
   Bm
And it’s the only thing that I know (know)
A                                                          G
I swear it will get easier
   D
Remember that with every piece of ya
           Bm
And it’s the only thing we take with us when we die
A                                                                  G

 

We keep this love in this photograph
Bm                                                G
We made these memories for ourselves
D                                                     A
Where our eyes are never closing
Bm
Hearts were never broken
     G
Times forever frozen still
D                                       A

 

So you can keep me inside the pocket of your
  D
Ripped jeans holdin’ me closer ’til our
  A
Eyes meet, You won’t ever be alone
Bm                                                  G

 

And if you hurt me, that’s OK baby, only
         D
Words bleed inside these pages you just
 A
Hold me and I won’t ever let you go
Bm                                                G

 

Wait for me to come home
Bm
Wait for me to come home
G
Wait for me to come home
D
Wait for me to come home
A

 

Oh you can fit me inside the necklace you got when you were
       D
16 next to your heartbeat where I
      A
Should be, keep it deep within your soul
Bm                                                             G

 

And if you hurt me, that’s OK baby, only
         D
Words bleed inside these pages you just
 A
Hold me and I won’t ever let you go
Bm                                                G

 

When I’m away I will remember how you
                 D
Kissed me under the lamppost back on 6th street
A                                                         Bm
Hearing you whisper through the phone,
G
“Wait for me to come home.”
         D

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