Artist Plain White T's
Album Hey There Delilah single
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Intro -x2-:
     D               Gbm
xA|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----|
xE|----2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2----|
xC|--2---2---2---2---1---1---1---1------|
xG|-------------------------------------|

Verse:
D                            Gbm
Hey there Delilah, What’s it like in New York City? 
      D                               Gbm
I’m a thousand miles away, But girl tonight you look so pretty, 
        Bm  G                 A                  Bm
Yes you do, Time Square can’t shine as bright as you, 
             A
I swear it’s true. 
D                            Gbm
Hey there Delilah, Don’t you worry about the distance, 
          D                                  Gbm
I’m right there if you get lonely, Give this song another listen, 
           Bm    G            A                Bm 
Close your eyes, Listen to my voice it’s my disguise, 
            A
I’m by your side. 

Chorus:
D                      Bm  D                      Bm
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
D                      Bm  D                      Bm            
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
               D
What you do to me. 

Verse:
D                         Gbm
Hey there Delilah, I know times are getting hard, 
           D                                    Gbm
But just believe me girl some day, I'll pay the bills with this guitar, 
              Bm    G              A               Bm
We'll have it good, We'll have the life we knew we would, 
           A
My word is good. 
D                           Gbm   
Hey there Delilah, I’ve got so much left to say, 
         D                                 Gbm
If every simple song I wrote to you, Would take your breath away, 
             Bm   G            A                  Bm
I’d write it all, Even more in love with me you’d fall, 
             A
We’d have it all. 

Chorus:
D                      Bm  D                      Bm
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
D                      Bm  D                      Bm            
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 

Bridge:
G                                      A
A thousand miles seems pretty far, But they’ve got planes and trains and cars, 
D                                 Bm  
I’d walk to you if I had no other way 
G                                         A
Our friends would all make fun of us, And we'll just laugh along because, 
   D                                     Bm
We know that none of them have felt this way, 
G                               A            
Delilah I can promise you, That by the time that we get through, 
    Bm                                               A
The world will never ever be the same, And you’re to blame. 

Verse:
D                        Gbm
Hey there Delilah you be good, And don’t you miss me, 
         D                                         Gbm
Two more years and you’ll be done with school, And I'll be making history, 
Bm        G                 A              Bm
Like I do, You’ll know it's all because of you, 
G             A            Bm
We can do whatever we want to, 
G           A               Bm                  A
Hey there Delilah here's to you, This one’s for you. 

Chorus:
D                      Bm  D                      Bm
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
D                      Bm  D                      Bm
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
               D
What you do to me. 
   Bm   D    Bm    D    Bm   D    Bm   D D
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CoronaVirus
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CoronaVirus

Hey there Delilah, what’s it like in Isolation?

kee??
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kee??

I’m a thousand hours in and I can’t take this anymore
I am so bored

al.sofia
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al.sofia

School will never feel the same anymore, I am sure

Yeetus Deletus
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Yeetus Deletus

Am I the only one singing this corona virus version of the song?

Peepeepoopoo
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Hi

Ukugal
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Ukugal

Lol

Olivia
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Olivia

LMAO I AM TOO

Ethan
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Ethan

Hey there Delilah, just be safe and keep a distance

Lyla
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Lyla

Friends are available just call them when you miss them

Maria
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Maria

Toilet paper is gone bad news. I swear its true

rachael
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rachael

ohhhh corona why you do me like this, oh why you do me like this :,(

Wolfie
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Wolfie

a couple days feels pretty long but we cant use trains and cars

quaranTEEN
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quaranTEEN

I’d walk to you but were not allowed outside

ashleyisonline
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ashleyisonline

But we’re supposed to stay six feet apartttttttt

Alex
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Alex

@ashleyisonline I think you might just be the ONLY one who doesn’t get that this is supposed to be a SONG. Not a corona guide book

Citrus
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Citrus

Dude, leave them be, you try and make the whole song,

notyouraverageavocado
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notyouraverageavocado

And our friends would laugh under their masks and stuff

lol coronatime
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lol coronatime

over facetime they would laugh their breath away

poopoopeepeedoodee
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poopoopeepeedoodee

im sure theyll say…

Ukugal
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Ukugal

😂😂😂😂

Jillian
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Jillian

FELT ON A HIGH LEVEL

Tavishi19
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Tavishi19

Times Square can’t be emptier than this, I swear it’s true

grace
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grace

ohhh coronas killing me, its not very hard to see

lol coronatime
Guest
lol coronatime

thank god for trees

I hate corona
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I hate corona

Hey there Delilah dont you worry about the distance, 2 feet apart isnt two much and it will gone really soon

Lilly
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Lilly

wash your hands, it will help you to get through this
covid 19

Taya Paquet
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Taya Paquet

6

Ashleigh H
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Ashleigh H

covid 19 this ones for you, i swear it’s true

And Peggy
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And Peggy

Corona I can promise you that by the time that we get through the world will never ever be the same, and you’re to blame

heyjulie
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heyjulie

Ohhhh I’m stuck in quarantineee

Iguana
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Iguana

Ohhh, don’t want covid-19

Addison hey there Joe
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Addison hey there Joe

I love your name… Hamilton can here

Addison hey there Joe
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Addison hey there Joe

Sorry… Fan*

Ryn
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Ryn

I feel that so much

neko neko knee caps
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neko neko knee caps

i just made an entire cover for hey there delilah but she’s stuck in quarantine using some of these lyrics. should i post??

Nico Nico No
Guest
Nico Nico No

please do

Docs
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Docs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f9SahwVxngruvvDF6qUx5efs7misXH6HQ9Gbzma8Wkk/edit

Alex
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Alex

YES! This will bring a little light into the situation! :)

Chip
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Chip

That is so genius. It’s really, really awesome. And hilarious. I also started my own version, but sadly I can’t share it because of privacy reasons. On mine, though, this is how it goes: (I took some people’s words, BTW) Hey there people what’s it like in isolation I’m a thousand hours in and I can’t take it anymore, I’m so bored, Time’s Square can’t be as empty as this, I swear on Chris, Hey there people just be safe and keep a distance I’m not sure when this will end but give this song another listen, close your eyes… Read more »

Flower of a million cats
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Flower of a million cats

I actually played this one on my uke, its pretty good!

Megapaw
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Megapaw

Ohhh corona days and meee, oh Corona days and me

DaLitDuchess
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DaLitDuchess

here i put it all together it sounds pretty good -w- :
hey there Delilah, whats it like in Isolation?
I’m a thousand hours in, and I can’ take this separation~
I’m so bored~
School will never be the same anymore~
I’m pretty sure~

Corona what’d you do to me~
Covid~ -19~
Corona what’d you do to me~
Covid~ -19~

Covid~ -19~

Alex
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Alex

Dang it I was actually kinda enjoying the chain before these random people came in and said random stuff.

Corona virus continued
Guest
Corona virus continued

I’m just on your fingertips, but girl please touch your face tonight now

Corona virus continued
Guest
Corona virus continued

Sort of works

tik tok star
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tik tok star

I will soon sing this on my tik too, once I put it all together :)) @stepena.nyc

Julia Green
Guest

I kinda stole your opening line, sorry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znhvxRUd6qs

cindy
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cindy

wait wait how about
hey there corona, what’s it like in new york city?
:0

QuarantineLife
Guest

I relate so much

yeet
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yeet

hey there corona what’s it like in wuhan china

Abby
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Abby

This was so good I had to make a full verse:
Hey there Delilah, what’s it like in Isolation
You’re a couple houses away
But on our Zoom call last night you looked so good
Tho so whole quarantine thing isn’t so misunderstood
I think it’s good-
And then chorus

Guesswho
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Guesswho

Oooh dat ain’t bad

Name me
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Name me

There’s this movie I think you’ll like a guy is forced to work from home and she’s been living by herself.

Melody
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Melody

I wanna make a doing out of this tho

Melody
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Melody

I meant song it auto corrected sorry lol

*HELPER ALERT*
Guest
*HELPER ALERT*

-2 for begginers

Aria
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Aria

I actually just think -2 sounds better and its just better with my voice

lily
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lily

it goes with my voice better too

Flower of a million cats
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Flower of a million cats

Same

EWWWWWW DAVIDDDDDDDD
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EWWWWWW DAVIDDDDDDDD

thanks bc the transitions were a bit much for my beginner hands

Prince
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Prince

what does -2 mean?

Madyson
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Madyson

-2 means that you transpose it down 2 steps;). It’s under the genre section in the box!

GeMa
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GeMa

I just want to say that I am very excited to be starting my Ukelele lessons. I bought one on 15th February as a Valentine’s day gift. My interest was from 2003 when I heard Israel’s medley of Over the rainbow and What a wonderful world. After 16 years, I finally have the opportunity to be able to play the instrument. This site helped me with the chords. Cheers!

Zach
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Zach

You spelled “melody” wrong.

uke.god
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uke.god

its supposed to be medley referring to a combination of Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World.

oMaR vIsQuEL
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oMaR vIsQuEL

ya stoopit

Allie
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Allie

That’s bc she wasn’t spelling melody. She was saying Medley

Britinayspears222
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Britinayspears222

Bruh

Kat
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Kat

DDU UDU

lilian
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lilian

i do the plucking pattern from the intro throughout the whole piece and i think it souds pretty good.

kuroneko
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kuroneko

Can you please explain how to do the pattern? I’m confused. I’m just a beginner btw. 😅

Iguana
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Iguana

I use my thumb to pluck the C string by itself (soprano and concert uke tuning) then my index finger plucks the E at the same time as my middle finger plucks the A. try to switch from holding the D chord and the Gbm after doing the pattern 4 times. I hope this helped, if not, i’m sure you could find a tutorial on youtube.hard to explain it over typing, but good luck on your ukulele journey!

{PurplePetunia}
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{PurplePetunia}

the directions are actually at the top! you cover the second fret on strings C and E and pluck C,E four times. then you switch your fingers to 1st fret on C and 2nd on E. then you pluck strings C,E four times.

you can just repeat that for the whole song and it sounds pretty decent! i hope this advice helps you play ukelele better, as I am also a beginner ^v^

Avery
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Avery

What is the strumming pattern?

sadie :)
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sadie :)

i think it is just down the whole time

MissApollo
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MissApollo

For the intire song I just used the intro and it sounded nice.

himinameisbob
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himinameisbob

same here

lily
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lily

I use ddu udu but that’s just me :)

yung gerd
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yung gerd

i use a finger plucking pattern that alternates between the thumb on the first string and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th strings and it repeats 4x per beat and i also recommend putting a capo on the second frett and using chords c and em on the intro and basically completely different chords for the whole thing but they’re much easier chords. i learned this song originally from The Ukulele Teacher on youtube. good luck :)

kailey
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kailey

if u transpose it down 2 then you get the c an em chords.

Uke girl
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Uke girl

I used DDUUDU

Lethia
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Lethia

i use ddu udu

a human
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a human

+3 is very easy, especially since F and Dm are very close. It also sounds great with a lower female voice.

Dae
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Dae

+5 works a lot better with a female voice. :)

Katelynn C
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Katelynn C

I can’t sing that high, so I go -2. I can also do those chords a lot better

cuddles
Guest

what do you mean “female voice” ;w;

ashton
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ashton

they mean, like, a higher voice i guess

b.j.queen.of.scribbles
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b.j.queen.of.scribbles

soprano i assume like a soprano 1 falsetto mix

FreakingHeck
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FreakingHeck

Here’s my take on a corona-fied version of the song :) (I used a couple people’s lyrics at the start btw) Hey there Delilah, what’s it like in isolation I’m a thousand hours in, and I just hate this separation, I’m so bored I wish I could go to a store But not anymore. Hey there Delilah, making sure you social distance yourself from all other humans Even though it’s ridiculous And besides We can’t even go outside So why try? Oh, covid-19 Oh, covid-19 Oh, covid-19 Oh, covid-19 Covid-19 Hey there Delilah I know times are really tough But… Read more »

ellie
Guest
ellie

-2 and capo on 2nd fret sounds good (easier chords)

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