Chords in this song

A# chordBbm chordA chordAm chordB chordDbm chordC chordDm chordE chordGbm chordF chordFmaj7 chord

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Intro: EE chord AA chord

Verse:
EE chord                                    GbmGbm chord
I've been staring at the edge of the water
                 DbmDbm chord                      AA chord
'Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
EE chord                             GbmGbm chord
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
                       DbmDbm chord                         AA chord
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try
      DbmDbm chord
Every turn I take, every trail I track
      BB chord
Every path I make, every road leads back
       EE chord
To the place I know, where I can not go
         AmAm chord
Where I long to be

Chorus:
        EE chord                                      BB chord
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
           DbmDbm chord                AA chord
And no one knows, how far it goes
       EE chord                                    BB chord
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
             DbmDbm chord         AmAm chord                   
One day I'll know, if I go there's just no telling how far I'll go

Interlude: EE chord BB chord DbmDbm chord AA chord

Verse:
EE chord                        GbmGbm chord                           DbmDbm chord
I know, everybody on this island seems so happy on this island
                AA chord
Everything is by design
EE chord                         GbmGbm chord                       DbmDbm chord
I know, everybody on this island has a role on this island
                       AA chord
So maybe I can roll with mine
      DbmDbm chord
I can lead with pride, I can make us strong
        BB chord
I'll be satisfied if I play along
        EE chord
But the voice inside sings a different song
        AmAm chord
What is wrong with me?

Chorus: 
        EE chord                                      BB chord
See the light as it shines on the sea? It's blinding
           DbmDbm chord                 AA chord
But no one knows, how deep it goes
       EE chord                                             BB chord
And it seems like it's calling out to me, so come find me
           DbmDbm chord             AA chord
And let me know, what's beyond that line, will I cross that line?

-KEY CHANGEE chord-

Chorus:
        FF chord                                      CC chord
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
           DmDm chord                BbBb chord
And no one knows, how far it goes
       FF chord                                    CC chord
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
             DmDm chord                 BbmBbm chord                   
One day I'll know, how far I'll go

Outro: FF chord Fmaj7Fmaj7 chord
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122 Comments

  1. Alto Overlord

    For -4 on the Key Change, I played D A Bm G. If you play waving through a window, basically the same thing for key change.

  2. emeadows21

    If you have a hard time playing the E chord you can play it with the G chord. It sounds pretty good and I can’t hear a big difference. :)

    • posterman

      I’m sorry, but it doesn’t really work well. There’s another easier way to play the E chord which is bar the 4th fret, and hold down the bottom string 7th fret (the second fret marker). If this makes it easier then take it with you! The G chord just isn’t in the key. Hope this helps!!!

  3. Ninninegg

    I am very new to ukulele. I found a sheet that has te same cords as -4. I think if you want simple cords up until the key change go with -4.

  4. To pluck the tune play at +1 F major.
    I still haven’t figured out how to play the last chorus though!

  5. MeIsAwsome12

    I Love This Song

  6. bearstronaut

    The cold hard facts.
    Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the song.
    Auli’i Cravahlo sang it in the movies
    Alessia Cara covered it for the end of the movie.

  7. UkuPenelope

    +1 is a lot easier until you get to the very last part then the chords get a little trickier

  8. I think it’s easier if the chords were D,A,Bm,G :3

  9. Strumming pattern?!?!?

  10. twenty-one-phans

    i’m so happy that my fingers are just long enough to where i can play an e XD

  11. Catalien Music

    -2

  12. The -4 version is the easiest

  13. Karma is key

    -4

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