Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran – Piano Notes | Keyboard


Piano Notes for Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Scale: D Major Scale (two black keys)
Key Signature: Two sharps (F#, C#)
D Major Scale Notes: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#
Tempo: 80 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The letter notes for the song Thinking Out Loud are provided in this post. The song is in D Major with a time signature of 4/4 and a tempo of 80 BPM. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Thinking Out Loud

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Thinking Out Loud are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the “Thinking Out Loud” song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the Thinking Out Loud song.


Part 1 (Verse 1)

When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?


(F# A)        B      A     F#
When your legs don’t work

(E D)        E (F#*B) D~~~
like they   used to before

(F# A) B      (A F#)       F# E  D    D~~
And I  can’t sweep you off of your feet


(F# A)      B      (A F#) F# E
Will your mouth still remember

D    E      F#  (*B) D~~~
the taste of    my love?

(F# A)     B~    A   F#~   (E D)       D~~
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?


Part 2 (Pre-Chorus)

And darlin’, I will be lovin’ you till we’re seventy
And baby, my heart could still fall as hard at twenty-three
And I’m thinkin’ ’bout how


(D* D* E*)    F#*~~
And   darlin’,  I

A~~   (A D* E*)  F#*~~
will    be lovin’    you

E*~~  E* (G* F#* E*) D*~~
till      we’re    seventy


(A D* E*)   F#*~~ A~
And baby,  my     heart

(A D* E*)      F#*~~
could still fall as

E*~   E* (G* F#* E*) D*~~ F#*~~~
hard  at   twenty-     three

(D*) F#* (E* D*) E*~ D*~
And I’m thinkin’ ’bout how


Part 3 (Pre-Chorus)

People fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me, I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am


F#* G*  F#* G* F#*  E*   D* E*~ (D*) F#* F#*~~~
People  fall  in   love in    mysterious   ways

F#* G*  F#*  E*  D*    D* D* E*~~~
Maybe  just  the touch of a hand


(E*)   F#* G* F#* G* F#*  E*     D*
Well, me,  I   fall  in   love  with you

D* E*  D* F#*  F#*~~~
every  single   day

(E*) F#* G* F#* E* D* D* D* E*~~~
And I just wanna tell you I am


Part 4 (Chorus)

So honey, now, take me into your lovin’ arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
And place your head on my beatin’ heart, I’m thinkin’ out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are


(B D* E*) F#* (D* B) D* F#*~~~
So honey, now,

A* (A*) A* G* (G*) G* F#* E* F#*~~
take me into your lovin’ arms


A* (A*) A* G* (G*) G* F#* (F#*) F#*~ A* ~~~
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

A* (A*) A* G* (G*) G* F#* E* F#*~~
And place your head on my beatin’ heart,

(B D* E*) F#* (E*) D*~ E*~~
I’m thinkin’ out loud


(D*) E*~ F#*~ E*~    D*~
Maybe   we    found love

A~     D*~   C#* D*~~
right where we   are


Part 5 (Verse 2)

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way, mmm
I know you will still love me the same


(F# A)      B      A   (F#) F#
When my hair’s all but gone

(E D)        E (F#*B) D~~~
and my memory fades

(F# A) B      (A F#)       F# E  D    D~~
And the crowds don’t remember my name


D* (C#*) B (C#* B) A F#  F#~ F# (D) F#  E~~
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way, mmm

(F# A) B (A F#) F# E D D~~
I know you will still love me the same


Part 6 (Pre-Chorus)

(D* D* E*)    F#*~~
A~~   (A D* E*)  F#*~~
E*~~  E* (G* F#* E*) D*~~
‘Cause, honey, your soul who could never grow old, it’s evergreen

(A D* E*)   F#*~~ A~
(A D* E*)      F#*~~
E*~   E* (G* F#* E*) D*~~ F#*~~~
(D*) F#* (E* D*) E*~ D*~
And baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinkin’ ’bout how


F#* G*  F#* G* F#*  E*   D* E*~ (D*) F#* F#*~~~
F#* G*  F#*  E*  D*    D* D* E*~~~
People fall in love in mysterious ways
And maybe it’s all part of a plan

(E*)   F#* G* F#* G* F#*  E*     D*
D* E*  D* F#*  F#*~~~
(E*) F#* G* F#* E* D* D* D* E*~~~
Oh, I’ll just keep on makin’ the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand


Part 7 (Chorus)

That, baby, now, take me into your lovin’ arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beatin’ heart, I’m thinkin’ out loud
And maybe we found love right where we are, oh-oh



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