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Layla

Derek and the Dominoes

 

Strumming Guide:

Verse Strum:

 

B B D DUDUB D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus strum (X=scratch strum):

Dm    Bb      C       Dm

D U X U   U X U   U X U   U X U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro (w/main riff):

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - / x2 (guitars only)

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - / x3 (full band enters)

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - /

 

C#m                                G#m

    What will you do when you get lonely

/ C#m - C7 D7 /             E7

    With nobody waiting by your side

/ F#m - B - / E - A - /            

    You've been running and hiding much too long,

/ F#m - B - / E - A (hold) - /            

    You know it's just your foolish pride.

 

Chorus (w/main riff):

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      you got me on my knees.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      I'm begging darling please.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /            / Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - /

Lay-la,     darling won't you ease my worried mind

 

C#m                         G#m

    Tried to give you consolation,

/ C#m - C7 D7 /             E7

    Your old man won't let you down

/ F#m - B - / E - A - /            

    Like a fool, I fell in love with you,

/ F#m - B - / E - A (hold) - /            

    Turned the whole world upside down

 

Chorus

 

C#m                                G#m

    Let's make the best of the situation

/ C#m - C7 D7 /            E7

    Before I fin'lly go insane.

/ F#m - B - / E - A - /            

    Please don't say we'll never find a way

/ F#m - B - / E - A (hold) - /            

    And tell me all my loves in vain

 

Outro Chorus (w/main riff):

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      you got me on my knees.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      I'm begging darling please.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /           

Lay-la,     darling won't you ease my

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /           

worried mind

 

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      you got me on my knees.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /

Lay-la,      I'm begging darling please.

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /           

Lay-la,     darling won't you ease my

/ Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - /           

worried mind

 

Solo: / Dm - (Bb) - / (C) - (Dm) - / x8

 

End on Dm


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.