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Hey There Delilah

Plain White Ts

 

Capo 2

 

Each Chord gets two measures unless otherwise noted.

 

Strum Guide:

 

If you want to fingerpick, assign 1st and 2nd fingers to 3rd and 2nd strings.  Thumb plays bass note.

 

Or, you can strum it like this:

B   D   B   D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

        231

Am:   x02210

       3 2 1

Am/G:  3x2010

      T 321

F:    1x321x

       3 2 1

C/G:   3x2010

        2 31

Am/B:  x2x210

 

 

Intro: / C - - - / - - - - / Em - - - / - - - - / x2

 

C          

   Hey there Delilah,

              Em

What’s it like in New York City?

           C                

I’m a thousand miles away,

                 Em

But girl tonight you look so pretty,

           Am (1½)  Am/G (½)

Yes you do,

F (1)                        G (1)                   Am

Time Square can’t shine as bright as you,

                  G

I swear it’s true.

 

C      

  Hey there Delilah,

                Em

Don’t you worry about the distance,

                C                

I’m right there if you get lonely,

                Em

Give this song another listen,

                  Am (1½)  Am/G (½)

Close your eyes,

F (1)                  G (1)               Am

    Listen to my voice it’s my disguise,

                   G

I’m by your side.

 

Chorus:

C (1½)                C/G (½)     Am (1½)   Am/B (½)              

Oh it’s what you do to me,

C (1½)                C/G (½)     Am (1½)   Am/B (½)

Oh it’s what you do to me,

C (1½)                C/G (½)     Am (1½)   Am/B (½)

Oh it’s what you do to me,

C (1½)                C/G (½)     Am (1½)               Am/B (½)

Oh it’s what you do to me,       What you do to me.

 

/ C - - - / - -  C/G - /

 

C

   Hey there Delilah,

           Em

I know times are getting hard,

                C                

But just believe me girl some day,

                 Em

I'll pay the bills with this guitar,

                  Am (1½)  Am/G (½)

We'll have it good,

F (1)                G (1)                 Am

We'll have the life we knew we would,

                   G

My word is good.

 

C

   Hey there Delilah,

           Em

I’ve got so much left to say,

              C

If every simple song I wrote to you,

           Em

Would take your breath away,

               Am (1½)  Am/G (½)

I’d write it all,

F (1)                  G (1)                      Am

   Even more in love with me you’d fall,

                   G

We’d have it all.

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

       F

A thousand miles seems pretty far,

         G

But they’ve got planes and trains and cars,

      C (1½                      C/G (½)   Am (1½)  Am/G (½)              

I’d walk to you if I had no other way,

          F

Our friends would all make fun of us,

         G

And we'll just laugh along because,

      C (1½)                                          C/G (½)   Am (1½)  Am/G (½)              

We know that none of them have felt this way,

      F

Delilah I can promise you,

        G

That by the time we get through,

         Am (4)

The world will never ever be the same,

                      G (4)

And you’re to blame.

 

C                                  

   Hey there Delilah you be

Em

good, and don’t you miss me,

                 C                             

Two more years and you’ll be done with school,

      Em

And I'll be making history,

        Am (1½)  Am/G (½)  

Like I do,

F (1)                   G (1)            Am (1½)  Am/G (½)              

  You’ll know it's all because of you,

F (1)                   G (1)        Am (1½)  Am/G (½)                                          

   We can do whatever we want to,

F (1)             G (1)               Am

Hey there Delilah here's to you,

G (4)                         

This one’s for you.

 

Chorus

 

End on C

 


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