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Let Her Go

Passenger

 

Here's my lesson showing you how to strum and sing this great tune. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more lessons like this one.


 

Originally recorded Capo 7 using key of C chord shapes.  Most solo strummers will prefer this fuller-sounding no-capo version.

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

         132

D:    xx0232

       12

Em:   022000

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       13421

Bm:   x24432

 

 

 

 

Strumming Guide

For Intro and First Chorus:

    >       >

d   D   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

For Rest of Song:

 

D   d   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro (repeat x2):  

/ C - - - / C - D - / Em - - - / D - - - /

/ C - - - / C - D - / Em - - - / Em - D - /

 

Chorus:

                                   C                                    G

Well, you only need the light when it's burning low

                       D                                  Em

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

                        C                                      G      D (2)

Only know you love her when you let her go

                                    C                                     G

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

                     D                                           Em

Only hate the road when you're missing home

                       C                                       G      D (2)

Only know you love her when you let her go                 

 

And you let her go

 

/ Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / Bm - - - /

/ Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

   Em                                      C                              

Staring at the bottom of your glass

            D                                         Bm                           

Hoping one day you'll make a dream last

                             Em                    C         D (2)                           

But dreams come slow and they go so fast

         Em                                    C                            

You see her when you close your eyes

           D                                     Bm                           

Maybe one day you'll understand why

                         Em             C     D (2)                                              

Everything you touch, surely dies

 

Chorus

 

   Em                                  C                                                                

Staring at the ceiling in the dark

               D                                Bm                            

Same old empty feeling in your heart

                              Em                  C        D (2)                  

'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

                Em                              C                            

Well you see her when you fall asleep

                          D                         Bm                           

But never to touch and never to keep

                                       Em                        C          D (2)        

'Cause you loved her too much and you dive too deep

 

Chorus

   

And you let her go

 

Bridge:

Em     C   D (2)                                                      

Oh oh oh no      And you let her go

Em     C   D (2)                                                      

Oh oh oh no      Well you let her go

                                                          

/ Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / Bm - - - /

/ Em - - - / C - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

Chorus

 

Chorus (one strum per chord first half, a capella second half)

 

And you let her go

 

End on Em (or a capella)


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.