The A Team chords

by Ed Sheeran

The A Team was written by Ed Sheeran. It was recorded in 2010 with the release of the single on June 12, 2011 from the album +.

Music: Key A Major in 4/4 time at approx. 168 bpm (♩)
Chords: A, Amaj7, A/E, F#m, F#m7, F#m9, D, Dmaj7, Bm7, E, EaddG#... charts below
Ed Sheeran

The A Team by Ed Sheeran

Intro: 4/4 
     |  A  |  A  |  A  |  A - EaddG# |  F#m7  | F#m7  -  D  |  A  |  A  |

  A                                        E    F#m
1. White lips, pale face___ Breath-ing in snow-flakes
                 D      |  A  |  A  |    
   Burnt lungs, sour taste
  A                                           E  F#m
   Light's gone, day's end___ Strug-gling to pay rent
                   D     A  |  A  | 
   Long nights, strange men

        Bm7                             D
** And they say___  She's in the Class A Team
                   A                              E
   Stuck in her day-dream___ Been this way since eigh-teen
                   Bm7                             D
   But late-ly her face seems___ Slowly sink-ing, wast-ing
                    A
   Crumbl-ing like past-ries___ And they scream
         E
   The worst things in life come free to us
               F#m             D
  'Cause we're just un-der the up-per hand
 A
   And go mad for a couple grams
F#m                      D           A
   And she don't want to go out-side___ To-night
            F#m                   D
   And in a pipe she flies to the Mo-ther-land
  A
   Or sells love to a-no-ther man
 F#m              D            A
   It's too co-o-old out-si-i-ide___   
       A        |  F#m7  |  D  |  A  |    
   For an-gels to fly___           
   A          F#m7  |  D  |  A  |  A  |  
   An-gels to fly

  A                                                 E      F#m
2. Ripped gloves, rain-coat___   Tried to swim and stay a-float
               D       |  A  |  A  |    
   Dry house, wet clothes
     A                                       E   F#m
   Loose change, bank notes___ Wea-ry-eyed, dry throat
              D    A  | A  |  
   Call girl, no phone


        Bm7                             D
** And they say___  She's in the Class A Team
                   A                              E
   Stuck in her day-dream___ Been this way since eigh-teen
                   Bm7                             D
   But late-ly her face seems___ Slowly sink-ing, wast-ing
                    A
   Crumbl-ing like past-ries___ And they scream
         E
   The worst things in life come free to us
               F#m             D
  'Cause we're just un-der the up-per hand
 A
   And go mad for a couple grams
F#m                      D           A
   But she don't want to go out-side___ To-night
            F#m                   D
   And in a pipe she flies to the Mo-ther-land
  A
   Sells love to a-no-ther man
 F#m              D            A
   It's too co-o-old out-si-i-ide___   
       A          Bm7                      D
   For an-gels to fly___   An an-gel will die
                  F#m
   Covered in white
                      A
   Closed eye___ And hop-ing for a bet-ter life
   Bm7                       D
   This time, we'll fade out to-night
                   
   Straight down the line...

  
Instrumental: ||:  F#m9   |   Dmaj7   |   Amaj7   |   Amaj7   :||


        Bm7                             D
** And they say___  She's in the Class A Team
                   A                               E
   Stuck in her day-dream___ Been this way since eigh-teen
                   Bm7                             D
   But late-ly her face seems___ Slowly sink-ing, wast-ing
                    A
   Crumbl-ing like past-ries___  They scream
         E
   The worst things in life come free to us
             F#m             D
   And we're all un-der the up-per hand
 A
   And go mad for a couple grams
F#m                     D               A
   And we don't want to go-o-o out-side___ To-night
              F#m                   D
   And in the pipe she flies to the Mo-ther-land
  A
   Or sell love to a-no-ther man
 F#m              D            A
   It's too co-o-old out-si-i-ide___   
       A          F#m7  |  Dmaj7  |  Amaj7  |    
   For an-gels to fly___           
   A          F#m7  |  Dmaj7  |  Amaj7  |    
   An-gels to fly___
  A       |  F#m7 |  Dmaj7   |  Amaj7  |   
   Fly___                fly___
       A          F#m7      Dmaj7      Amaj7     
   For an-gels to fly___ to  fly___ to  fly
       A/E         A
   For An-gels to die
                   Pause

A Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           A                 F#m                 D                  E               Amaj7              F#m7
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|---|---|    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|---|---|    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|    G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|    D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---| 
Frets  1   2   3          2   3   4          1   2   3          1   2   3         1   2   3          2   3   4

          Dmaj7               EaddG#                A/E               F#m9                Bm7
     e|---|-1-|---|     e|---|---|---|-4-|    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|-4-|     e|-1-|---|---|
     B|---|-1-|---|     B|---|---|---|---|    B|---|-3-|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|-2-|---|
     G|---|-1-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|---|    G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|---|    D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|---|    A|---|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|---|
     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|    E|---|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3          1   2   3   4         1   2   3          2   3   4          2   3   4

Left-Handed Chord Tabs      
          A                 F#m                 D                  E               Amaj7              F#m7
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|---|e    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G    |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A    |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          4   3   2          3   2   1          3   2   1         3   2   1          4   3   2  Frets
      
        Dmaj7               EaddG#                A/E               F#m9                Bm7
    |---|-1-|---|e     |-4-|---|---|---|e    |---|---|---|e     |-4-|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-1-|---|B     |---|---|---|---|B    |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-1-|---|G     |---|---|---|-1-|G    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|-3-|---|D    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|-2-|---|A    |---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|---|E    |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E
       3   2   1          4   3   2   1         3   2   1          4   3   2          4   3   2  Frets
      
 Notes:
 Beginners: You can replace all extended chords with simpler versions, i.e., A instead of Amaj7;
 D instead of Dmaj7; F#m or F#m7 instead of F#m9; E instead of E/G# etc. They will still sound fine.
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