The first time I heard this Taylor Swift easy guitar rhythm. I knew I was going to have to do a guitar lesson on Lover. The song Lover, Taylor Swift chords are easy to learn. Everything Taylor puts out just seems to be great. 

What can you expect to learn with this Swift easy guitar lesson? In this Swift easy guitar lesson I will teach you the chords to the song Lover. Learn the chord progression. Get the chord sheet. It comes with a bonus video tutorial of the song Lover. A free guitar Lesson.

What makes this a great song for beginners is the easy chords. And easy strumming pattern. 

If your ready to learn Lover by Taylor Swift. Then grab your guitar and let’s get started.

Lover Taylor Swift Chords

I will give you the chords in the song. Then I will show you how to play the easy open chords. Here are the chords in the song. G D/f D C Em F and Am

Below are the chord diagrams that show how to play the chords. Click the link if you need help learning how to read a chord chart. 

The first chord is a G major chord. Here is where to position your fingers to play the G open chord. 

  • Second finger is on the 5th string at the second fret. (A string)
  • Third finger is on the 6th sting at the third fret. (E string)
  • Pinkie is on the first string, at the 3rd fret. (high E string)
  • When playing the G chord you can strum all 6 strings.

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How to Play the D/F#

Next Chord is the D/f#. Which just means that the bass note is the F#. You would play the D chord with an F# in the bass. But for a lot of players this could be quite difficult. So what you can do is play the D chord instead. But that being said I will tell you how to play the D/F#.

  • First finger is on the 3rd string at the second fret. (G string)
  • Then your 2nd finger is at the second fret on the 1st string. (E string)
  • Next your 3rd finger is on the 2nd string at the third fret. (B string)
  • Finally the F#, Notice your almost out of fingers! This leaves your thumb to play this note.
  • Place your thumb over the top of the guitar and play the 6th string at the 2nd fret. (E string)
  • You can strum all strings.

Like I said if you find that chord difficult just play the D chord. Which is the next chord in the line up.

  • First finger is on the 3rd string at the second fret. (G string)
  • Then your 2nd finger is at the second fret on the 1st string. (E string)
  • Next your 3rd finger is on the 2nd string at the third fret. (B string)
  • When Playing the D chord strum from the 4th string down. Don’t play strings 5 & 6.

How to Play the C Chord Which is in the Song Lover

  • First finger is at the first fret on the B string. The second string.
  • Second finger is at the second fret on the D string. Which is the fourth string.
  • Then your third finger is placed at the third fret on the fifth string. (A String)
  • You Don’t want to play the 6th string when strumming the C chord.

Tip of the Day– To avoid accidentally playing the 6th string. Gently touch the 6th string with your third finger. That is also on the 5th string. When playing the C chord. That way if you do hit the 6th string it will be muted out with your finger. (This takes some practice to position your finger).


How to Play the Em Chord

This is one of the first chords to learn. It is one of the easiest due to the fact that you only use two fingers. If your interested in learning chords, and basic principles of guitar take a look at this complete guitar course.

  • When playing the Em chord place your second finger on the second fret. On the A string, 5th string.
  • Place your third finger on the D string, at the second fret.
  • Strum all the strings when playing the Em chord.

How to play the F Chord in Lover

There are several way to play the F chord. Here is a guitar lesson that will show you several different ways to play the F chord. And tips to make playing the F bar chord easier. Click this link to learn the 5 ways to play the F Chord.

But in this song here is how I play the F chord.

  • Use your first finger and bar strings 1 & 2. At the first fret.
  • Place your 2nd finger at the second fret on the 3nd string.
  • Then your third finger is on the D string, on the 3rd fret.
  • When playing the F chord, just play from the 5th string down.

Playing the Am Chord

Next and last is the Am minor. Another easy guitar chord. Let me show you how to play it.

  • Place your first finger at the first fret of the 2nd string.
  • Put your second finger at the 2nd fret of the D string.
  • Then your third finger is on the 2nd fret of the G string.
  • When playing the Am just strum from the 5th string down.


Take a Look At the Easy Guitar Lesson Lover Video Tutorial By YourGuitarGuide


Lover By Taylor Swift Strumming Pattern

This too is an easy strumming pattern. You could do all down strums. This is how it is done when you have a complete band and another guitar playing with Taylor Swift. But most people are sitting at home playing this song.

So to give your guitar more of a beat and a break from the dryness of all down strums. I Like to add some up strums. This is how: D D U D D U D D U D D. DOWN DOWN UP DOWN DOWN UP DOWN DOWN UP DOWN DOWN.


The Chord Progression to Lover

At the intro of the song the chords that are played are. G D/7 C C, Then the next time is G D Em D C. After that the verse begins. Then there is a chorus, another verse, and a bridge.

To make it possibly simpler, here are the chords in a list. Also if you want to print out the chord Sheet with the lyrics click on the button below.

  • Intro – G D/7 C C, Then the next time is G D Em D C.
  • Verse – G D C C X 4
  • Chorus – G D C Then G D Em D and C.
  • Pre-verse G D C C Then Back to the Verse
  • 2nd Verse, same as the first.
  • Another Chorus (Same)
  • Bridge – G D Em F C Em Am That repeats.
  • Chorus #3 and then the Outro
  • Outro – G D Em D C C X 2

Check out the button below to get the chord sheet with chord diagrams and Lyrics.

If your enjoying this lesson maybe you would also like to learn this classic. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Chords & Solo Complete Lesson.

Lyrics and Chords to Lover by Taylor Swift


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Lover Taylor Swift

This video is awesome. And if you pay attention Taylor is playing the drums. Here is the actual Vevo YouTube Video for the Song Lover.


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Lover Taylor Swift Lyrics

 We could leave the Christmas lights up until January
 This is our place, we make the rules
 And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear
 Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years?
 Can I go where you go?
 Can we always be this close forever and ever?
 And ah, take me out, and take me home
 You're my, my, my, my lover
 We could let our friends crash in the living room
 This is our place, we make the call
 And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you
 I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all
 Can I go where you go?
 Can we always be this close forever and ever?
 And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)
 You're my, my, my, my lover
 Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?
 With every guitar string scar on my hand
 I take this magnetic force of a man to be my lover
 My heart's been borrowed and yours has been blue
 All's well that ends well to end up with you
 Swear to be over dramatic and true to my lover
 And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me
 And at every table, I'll save you a seat, lover
 Can I go where you go?
 Can we always be this close forever and ever?
 And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)
 You're my, my, my, my
 Oh, you're my, my, my, my
 Darling, you're my, my, my, my lover 
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