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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
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
        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
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?
        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?
        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

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.


  • Misamoosa says:

    Such a beautiful song, well done and put together. I’m glad this song came out but maybe the other songs from this movie too? Such as “shiny” or “you’re welcome” but thank you so much!!!! 😄

  • eliananeill says:

    The author is not Alessia Cara…

    • coolstorybro says:

      she sings the version on the radio

    • ukuholliee says:

      its not author, its artist. and alessia cara made her own version of the song on the moana soundtrack so technically she is the artist.

      • samoan_pride23 says:

        @ukuholliee Alessia Cara isn’t the artist to “How Far I’ll Go.”
        What she did was a cover, she didn’t make her own version. Lin Manuel Miranda is the one who wrote the song. And FYI people who write music are not authors. I am a 8th grader and I know better. Just pointing out the truth behind the whole “How Far I’ll Go” song.

      • eliananeill says:

        Yeah I know but I think the real authors should get credit

      • Sandra Michelle says:

        Not really. She made the song for the soundtrack so it really is her song, they just asked her to make it for the movie.

      • Mk_Singer says:

        I wouldn’t feel so obligated to protect Alessia. She has way more fans than she should with her unclear and kind of raspy voice. Yeah she’s an artist, but the true and original artist of this song is not her, but Auli’i Cravalho, similar to how the original artist of Let it go is Idina, not Demi

      • boi says:

        Dude not to be rude or anything but, people who aren’t 8th grader are smart too… :(

      • JennyBear998 says:

        @Sandra Michelle
        Actually you are completely wrong Alessia didn’t write the song if you were to actually go and do your research buy the song get music books you’ll see it’s not her who wrote the song. So do your research before stating facts that could be extremely false if someone who did their research were to read your comment.

    • TravelPastel says:

      But this arrangement is by her

    • feyza says:

      alessia cara also sang it :)

    • JediUketheForce says:

      Actually, Alessia Cara did write the song, with help from Lin-Manuel Miranda, and it was performed in the movie “Moana,” by Auli’i Cravalho.

    • ItzMehHaiHai says:

      Alessia Cara wrote the song for the movie.

    • Katie says:

      Thenauthor is Alissa cara she was asked to write it for moana

  • TravelPastel says:

    This was so amazing! Great chords, I’ve been waiting for this song! Now I can play to my Disney-loving sister.
    I like playing at -1. It’s not too easy, but hard enough to challenge me a bit.

    Thanks!! ^O^

  • TravelPastel says:

    I would also say that if you transpose 3 half steps up, it’s much easier ^O^b

  • majaatthedisco says:


  • litt013 says:

    -4 is easiest

  • Gigi2 says:

    The singer is not Alessia Cara it’s Auli’ Cravalho (no quite sure how to spell her name)

    • samoan_pride23 says:

      Thank you!!!Dude you just saved me from this argument. Auli’i Cravalho sings it but Lin Manuel Miranda wrote it.

    • addict.with.a.uke says:

      In the end credits, Alessia Cara sings the song again.

    • musicalanomaly says:

      Alessia Cara did her own cover of the song on YouTube, and that’s what this version here is :) but other than that you are correct, the original singer of this is Auli’i Cravalho

    • nah says:

      this is the orig version by alessia not the singer from the movie

    • hammydee says:

      Actually, this version is Alessia Cara. Auli’ Cravalho (you got it right) is the voice of Moana and does sing this in the movie, but during the end credits, Alessia Cara sings it as well.

    • ghetto.stilettos says:

      alessia cara also sings this lol

    • Sasha says:

      For the film, it was sung by Auli’i Cravalho, because she voiced the character. Alessia Cara released before the film. The version by Auli’i Cravalho is from the soundtrack.

  • Katie says:

    I love playing to this song. When I first heard this song I said Alessia Cara or someone else. This song is in my head 24/7. But that is good because when I start to sing this song people start getting closer to me so they can here my ” magnificent”vocie

  • Katie says:

    This song inspired me to sing a lot I sing front of people I sing at talent shows in front of my parents which really doesn’t happen! LOL. When I first started the sing I was so scared it was first at my 4th grade talent show and I had to run off stage and you can get realy scared. That was the most scariest day of my life.

  • sushi says:

    this is the auli’i cravalho version

  • Sam says:

    Everyone saying the artist isn’t Alessia Cara, this rendition is the Alessia Cara version. The original doesn’t change notes at the end or have an interlude in the middle. Calm tf down.

  • You'll never know says:

    Does anyone know a different chord besides Dbm???

  • Lydia says:

    -4 is somewhat easier. It’s just that key change that makes it so difficult!!

  • Twenty_One_Pilates says:

    I got to watch this movie while babysitting last week and loved it, though I did miss giant chunks because a little girl kept yelling,”Let’s fight!” in my face.

  • Sophie says:

    The last note of this song sounds better if you just play a C but it doesn’t matter.

  • Loopy says:

    whats the strumming pattern? Like how do you play it if it’s not all strumming too?

  • Dan says:

    Guys, the amazing man that wrote the song was Lin-Manuel Miranda. He wrote a majority of the music for Moana. He’s the true artist of this song and if anyone should get credit as a singer for it, it should be Auli’i Cravalho.

  • Macie-ukulele says:

    Strumming pattern?

  • jaz says:

    This song is so awesome I love this song so much and I would like to say thank you to Alessia cara

  • Deja says:

    There are two versions actually. There’s the Alessia cara version and the first Auli’ version. Same notes, same song, just different singer

  • Lyann says:

    Whats the strumming pattern?

    • bookwormcho says:

      Lyann (and everyone else asking for strumming patterns), Ukutabs itself can’t give us strumming patterns due to copyright issues. Just listen to the song and strum along, you’ll get the hang of it.

    • melanya says:

      Try island strum

  • Even North says:

    Sounds great, thanks!

  • Watermelonia says:

    I think that if you put a capo on fret two, but not transpose the song, it sounds really awesome! Only if you have a capo though.

  • ukumusic says:

    Don’t you sometimes wish you knew what people thought about how your voice sounded when you sing? I sure wish I could hear someone give me some honest feedback. People say I’m a really good singer but I think they only say that because I’m standing there and they don’t want to say anything bad.

  • Abilizer says:

    It should be C,Em,Am and F .

  • Abilzer says:

    With one strum

  • Abilizer says:

    With one strum

  • thephantom368 says:

    Hey ukumusic. You can try what I do. Whenever i go somewhere i take my ukulele. I go around stores playing it and singing random songs (usually to my fiance). While your out don’t think about the people who can hear you. Just play and sing. People will tell you the truth. If they tell you to stop, that means you need to work on something. If they say thank you, your doing something right. Lastly look for the learning experience. Don’t get down because of what they say. I mean last month I found out that im the laughing stock at the local outsmart. Hasn’t stopped me from doing what i love. To any who try this. Good luck.

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  • Sunshine says:

    What happened to the layout?? One day it was normal, now it’s all scrunched up on one side of the page… I’ve checked the pages of other songs I play frequently -to see if it was something wrong with my browser- and they’re still normal, it’s just this one (that I know of)

  • gracie says:

    Using -4 key is very easy if you are a beginner. :) The chord transitions are not very hard

  • uke girl says:

    Lin-Manuel Miranda deserves some credit for writing Moana

  • someinterestingname says:

    I find +3 to be the easiest.

  • Amanda says:

    For the verse i just do one strum own wards on he chord and then towards the end of the verse where it goes “Every turn i make, every trail i track” i strum on every, make, and track and just stay with that rhythm until the chorus, and then on the chorus i do a basic DD-UU-DU strumming pattern. I hope this was helpful to someone <3

  • UkeGirlLele100 says:

    -4, +1 and +3 are the best and easiest!

  • CharK says:

    Is there any easier chords I can use? I’m only 11, and I can’t stretch my fingers that far!

  • Lilly says:

    This song is fun to play

  • Ellie the Gryffindor musician says:

    CharK story of my life just play around with what you can do and write it down.Fun story I was practicing to perform and ask my music teacher if therequired was something else and just looked at the music and was like oh I hate E here do this. People who know more will help you out so make sure you ask if there’s something uncomfortable for you sorry for the long-Ness of this lol hope this helps

  • Ukustar says:

    I 💟💟💟💟💟 this song and I love to sing and play at the same time.

  • abby says:

    go follow my insta @abs_dens! and comment done on my most recent pic for a surprise!

  • saraisawesome says:

    I love Moana!!!!!!:)

  • Calli says:

    I found -2 the easiest to play.

  • BatMan666362 says:

    The strumming patterns are: DU,DU,DU,DU

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