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When You Say Nothing At All

Ronan Keating


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


D:    xx0232

        21 34

Cadd9: x32033

       32 1

C:    x32010


E:    022100


B:   x2444x


A:    x02220



Strum: B   D DUB   D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Each chord is played for 1/2 a measure unless otherwise noted.  (1) means play for a whole measure.


Intro:  / G - D - / Cadd9 - D - /  (x2)


Verse 1:

G             D                Cadd9              D                 G  D  Cadd9  D

   It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart

G             D                   Cadd9      D                 G  D  Cadd9  D

   Without saying a word, you can light up the dark


Prechorus 1:

C (1)                       D (1)

Try as I may I can never explain

G              D                     Cadd9        D (1)

What I hear when you don't say a thing



           G                D                    Cadd9           D                    

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me

                  G                     D              Cadd9         D                    

There's a truth in your eyes, saying you'll never leave me

           G                   D                        Cadd9 (1)       D (1)   C  D

The touch of your hand says you'll catch me wherever I fall

 C (1)               D (1 hold)

You say it best, when you say nothing at all


Repeat Intro


Verse 2:

G             D              Cadd9        D                 G  D  Cadd9  D

All day long I can hear people talking out loud

Em            Bm                Cadd9             D                 G  D  Cadd9  D

But when you hold me near, you drown out the crowd


Prechorus 2:

C (1)                                      D (1)

Try as they may they can never define

G                          D                  Cadd9                D (1)

    What's been said between your heart and mine





Solo:  / E - B - / A - B - / (x3)

          / A - - - / B - - - /




Repeat Intro


End on G


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.