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WRECKING BALL BY MILEY CYRUS

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Wrecking Ball Guitar TabOn this post we will learn to play Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus.

Wrecking Ball” is a song by  Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It was released on August 25, 2013, by RCA Records as the second single from the record.

The video above discussed how to play the song in two ways. The first one is by using a capo on the 5th fret and the second way is for those folks who don’t have a capo.

Having a capo means the chords are all open shaped, in relation to the capo. The one without though, do have a couple of barred chords.

Overall, this is an easy song with just a matter of learning the chords and an appropriate strumming patter.

Thanks to forever_faithful for this wonderful tutorial :)

How to Play Wrecking Ball

Both version of the song (with and without a capo) has the following chords: Dm, F, C, Bb (or an A#)

These names are for those not using a capo.

If you do use a capo on the 5th fret, the chords will still ‘sounds’ the same, only the shape will be a bit different. We assume that the nut of the guitar is the capo, so the guitar chords for Wrecking Ball with the capo on the 5th would be: Am, C, F,

Guitar Chords

    Dm                                F
We clawed, we chained, our hearts in vain
     C                                A#
We jumped, never asking why
     Dm                F
We kissed, I fell under your spell
C                             A#
A love no one could deny

A#                         Dm                         
Don’t you ever say I just walked away
F                 A#    
I will always want you
A#                    Dm
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
F                 A#
I will always want you

                        F                  C               
I came in like a wrecking ball
                    Dm            A#
I never hit so hard in love
                              F                      C
All I wanted was to break your walls
                               Dm      A#
All you ever did was break me
             Dm           A#
Yeah, you wreck me

  Dm                    F
I put you high up in the sky
        C                                  A#
And now, you’re not coming down
   Dm                        F
It slowly turned, you let me burn
       C                                   A#
And now, we’re ashes on the ground

A#                         Dm                         
Don’t you ever say I just walked away
F                 A#    
I will always want you
A#                    Dm
I can’t live a lie, running for my life
F                 A#
I will always want you

                       F                  C               
I came in like a wrecking ball
                    Dm            A#
I never hit so hard in love
                              F                      C
All I wanted was to break your walls
                               Dm      A#
All you ever did was break me
                       F                  C  
I came in like a wrecking ball
                                 Dm                  A#
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
                                   F                   C
Left me crouching in a blaze and fall
                               Dm      A#
All you ever did was break me
             Dm           A#
Yeah, you wreck me

                                    Dm   
I never meant to start a war
                                         F
I just wanted you to let me in
                                C     
And instead of using force
                                      A#
I guess I should’ve let you win
                                    Dm   
I never meant to start a war
                                         F
I just wanted you to let me in
                                       C
I guess I should’ve let you win

(this part is a cappella but here are the chords anyway)

A#                         Dm                         
Don’t you ever say I just walked away
F                 A#    
I will always want you

                       F                  C               
I came in like a wrecking ball
                    Dm            A#
I never hit so hard in love
                              F                      C
All I wanted was to break your walls
                               Dm      A#
All you ever did was break me
                       F                  C  
I came in like a wrecking ball
                                 Dm                  A#
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung
                                   F                   C
Left me crouching in a blaze and fall
                               Dm      A#
All you ever did was break me
             Dm           A#
Yeah, you wreck me
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