I've posted two versions. The SIMPLE version is without the passing [G] chord, and that's the one we'll use at the BUG Jam because we're using boomwhackers.
But if you're playing solo, you may want to use the RIFF version with the passing [G] chord. If we count / 1 & 2 & / the [G] falls on the last & :
/[Am] /[G] /[F] /[F] [G] /
/ 1 & 2 & / 1 & 2 & / 1 & 2 & / 1 & 2 & /
There is much controversy over the lyrics - is it "all your wasted crying" OR "all your wasted crime". I've watched a dozen videos at least to see if I can see what he's saying and google the conversations about this - and I still don't know. So for now, we'll go with "crying".
Shawn Mendes was born in Toronto and raised in Pickering, a suburb of the city. He first started posting cover videos on the popular social video app Vine in 2013 and picked up millions of views and followers in a matter of months, becoming well known for his six-second snippets of renditions of many popular songs. Artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered Mendes online in January 2014, bringing him to Island Records where he eventually signed and released his first single “Life of the Party” in June 2014. He is the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 with a debut song on the Billboard Hot 100, making to number 24 for the week ending July 12, 2014 at 15 years, 11 months and 4 days of age.
Prior to his signing, Mendes toured as a member of the MagCon Tour alongside other young artists and social media sensations such as Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, Jack & Jack, and more.
“Treat You Better” has been nominated for a 2017 Juno award "Single of the Year", which is held in Ottawa on April 2, 2017. The album "Illuminate" has been nominated for "Pop Album of the Year" and "Album of the Year". Shawn Mendes has been nominated as "Artist of the Year" and for "Juno Fan Choice Award".
~~~ChordPro Version UPDATED March 31, 2017 CEL~~~
A video for this song: