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Let it Die

Foo Fighters


This is a simplified version of the song that I created for an 8-year-old student. It's played on just the 6th string. Instead of chord names, only the 6th string fret number is provided.

Playing a bass line on the 6th string is the easiest way to play a song on guitar--perfect for total beginners or kids who want to sing and play at the same time.


 

Intro: / 6 - 1 - / 3 - - - / x4

 

6               1           3 (1)              6   1    3 (1)

Heart of gold but it lost its pride

6               1             3 (1)                6   1    3 (1)
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes

         6             1          3 (1)           6   1    3 (1)
I've seen your face in another light

    6                        1         3 (1)       6   1    3 (1)
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

Chorus 1:

    6                        1         3 (1)
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

     11                    6         8          3
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

 6                        1         3 (1)
In too deep and out of time.

    11                      6         8          3
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

 

/ 6 - 1 - / 3 - - - / x2

 

     6          1                3 (1)              6   1    3 (1)
A simple man and his blushing bride

6       1        3 (1)              6   1    3 (1)
Intravenous, intertwined

6                   1            3 (1)              6   1    3 (1)
Hearts gone cold your hands were tied

   6                        1         3 (1)         6   1    3 (1)
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

Chorus 1

            3 (8)
Do you ever think of me?
You're so considerate.
Do you ever think of me?
Oh, so considerate.

Chorus 2:

11                     1
In too deep and lost in time

   8                                  10
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

  11                         1
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes

   8                                  10
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

   11                            1

Hearts gone cold and hands are tied.
     8                                10

Why'd you have to go and let it die?
    11                            1

Why'd you have to go and let it die?

 

Instrumental Chorus 1


           6       1          3
(1)

Do you ever think of me?
           11     6     8     3

You're so considerate.
             6      1          3
(1)

Did you ever think of me?
       11     6     8      3

Oh, so considerate.

Chorus 2


   6                         1        3
(1)             11     6     8     3
Why'd you have to go and let this die?
   6                         1        3
(1)             11     6     8     3
Why'd you have to go and let this die?

   6                         1        3 (1)             11     6     8     3
Why'd you have to go and let this die?

   6                         1       (no chord)
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

End


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.