FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

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    I Will Follow You Into the Dark

    Death Cab For Cutie

     

    Capo 5

     

    Chord Guide

            231

    Am:   x02210

           32 1

    C:    x32010

          134211

    F:    133211

           2  1

    C/B:  x2x010

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           231

    E:    022100

          134111

    Fm:   133111

          3 2 1

    Am/G: 3x2010

     

    Strum Guide (play bass note with thumb and strum with fingers)

    Main Strum:

     

           B   D U B U D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    Alternating bass and ½ measure strum:

           B   D U B   D U

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro:

    / Am - - - / C - - - / F - - - / C - C/B - /

    / Am - - - / C - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

    / Am - - - / C - - - / E - - - / Am - Am/G - /

    / F - - - / Fm - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    Verse One:

    C (2)                                 Am (2)

    Love of mine, someday you will die

                     F (2)                            C                     G

    But I'll be close behind, I'll follow you into the dark

            C (2)                                    Am (2)

    No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white

                              F (2)                           C                            G  

    Just our hands clasped so tight waiting for the hint of a spark

     

    Chorus:

        Am                           C                F                 C (½)  C/B (½)

    If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied

       Am                 C                   G (2)

    Illuminate the "no's", on their vacancy signs

          Am                  C                             E          Am (½) Am/G (½)

    If there's no one beside you, when your soul embarks

               F           Fm                 C (2)

    Then I'll follow you into the dark

     

    Verse Two:

           C (2)                                     Am (2)

    And Catholic school as vicious as Roman rule

                     F (2)                        C                G  

    I got my knuckles bruised by a lady in black

               C (2)                              Am (2)

    And I held my tongue as she told me, "Son, fear is the

     F (2)                        C                   G  

    heart of love."  So I never went back

     

    Chorus

     

    Verse Three:

       C (2)                                  Am (2)

    You and me have seen everything to see

                                 F (2)                C                          G  

    From Bangkok to Calgary and the soles of your shoes

          C (2)                                    Am (2)

    Are all worn down, the time for sleep is now

                                  F (2)                          C                       G  

    But it's nothing to cry about 'cause we'll hold each other soon,

               Am            F (4)

    in the blackest of rooms

     

    Last Chorus:

        Am                           C                F                 C (½)  C/B (½)

    If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied

       Am                 C                   G (2)

    Illuminate the "no's", on their vacancy signs

          Am                  C                             E          Am (½) Am/G (½)

    If there's no one beside you, when your soul embarks

               F           Fm                 C (½)  C/B (½)   Am

    Then I'll follow you into the dark

               F (hold)   Fm (hold)            C (hold)

    Then I'll follow you into the dark


    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.