Artist Plain White T's
Album Hey There Delilah single
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Intro -x2-:
     D               Gbm

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, 
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, 
I’m by your side. 

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, 
What you do to me. 

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, 
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, 
We’d have it all. 

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, 

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. 

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. 

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, 
What you do to me. 
   Bm   D    Bm    D    Bm   D    Bm   D D
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Hey there Delilah, what’s it like in Isolation?


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


School will never feel the same anymore, I am sure

Yeetus Deletus

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








Hey there Delilah, just be safe and keep a distance


Friends are available just call them when you miss them


Toilet paper is gone bad news. I swear its true


So funny omg😂😂


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


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


I’d walk to you but were not allowed outside


But we’re supposed to stay six feet apartttttttt


@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


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

Tamsin C

Hey there Delilah what’s it like in isolation
I don’t have to go to school but it is different from vacation
That’s for sure, don’t know how much I can endure
The days are blurred

Hey there Delilah is it Wednesday? Can’t remember
I really hope this quarantine ends before we go back in September
If only being here weren’t so lonely
It’s so boring

But oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine
Oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine

Hey there Delilah they bought all the toilet paper
How am I supposed to use the bathroom guess ill have to buy some later
I suppose. I think I’ll go to Trader Joes
Oh wait it’s closed

Hey there Delilah I have to make a confession
I really wish I’d kept my hand sanitizer collection
From 4th grade. Gave em away what a mistake
Oh well too late

Cause oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine
Oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine

I feel armageddons here today and life will never be the same
Cause I can’t breathe with masks over my face
Why can’t the world just live in peace with love, not war and cease to be
A place where people have to live in fear
A world not drowning in despair, without pollution in the air
And people can just be who they are

Hey there Delilah you don’t really have to worry
We can fight this fight with words, not violence, end it in a hurry
I know you’re scared, but being silent isn’t fair
You need to share

Cause oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine
Oh, we’re stuck in quarantine, oh, we’re stuck in quarantine
Oh, we’re stuck in quarantine
Oh, we’re stuck in quarantine


I absolutely love this


Can I use this? It’s hilarious and catchy. I’ll totally give you credit! Please say yes!!!


i think its funny up until the bridge. i mean she’s right. people shouldn’t have to live in fear and people shouldn’t be polluting the air and not being able to speak their mind. I’m very disappointed in society that a 13 year old can read that and understand what it means and actually have to go through that. sorry for my rant because i really like the parody but idk. i just felt the need to put that out there.


Ya i’m 13 as well and its INSANE how many adults just ignore the facts and go on with their day to day lives because it “doesn’t affect them” I’m 13! And I research topics that are going on, then adults have the audacity to tell me I’m wrong because it wasn’t on FOX news!(NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE AT ALL!!!) I did MY OWN RESEARCH ON MY OWN TIME ABOUT THESE IMPORTANT TOPICS THAT ARE KILLING people and everyone disregards me and says “well… TR*MP 2020” sorry for my rant… felt like I needed to say that too.


What idiot censors Trump? Also there is a reason people disregard your opinion, miss I’m 13 and This is Deep.


aw snowflake got mad because a 13 year old girl censored trump




love your username(l-/


haha same


this is beauty


I live in Minnesota this is AWESOME I LOVE IT!!!


I also live in MN, what part?

That's Classified information

Hello Fellow Minnesotan


Wow, you took that literally. Love this version btw

Bob Jones

Can I make a cover for this please but I’ll give you credit


Bob Jones, I tried asking over a week ago but still no answer. :(
If you do, can I collab with u??


This is my favourite thing to ever exist


this is the reason im alive

Jason the cheetah

Love it

tylers striped sock collection





OMG this is awesome

Mae Day

brilliant. uttelry brilliant. LOL Thank you.


i just sang this version out loud and i love it lmao

sk8er grl

i have so much respect for u right now


Anyone did a cover yet? I want to hear it!

uhhh yanky no brim


Ur mom

This thing is like wow ima play this lol if it’s ok hehe


one word- perfection


Now i have to play this version lol

irma :)

hey there i was wondering if i could use this for a cover?


that was the best thing, i covered it and just altered a few words to fit the tune better!!

Cora Benson

Actually I think she may be trying to add on to the song. Think before you type my dude


And our friends would laugh under their masks and stuff

lol coronatime

over facetime they would laugh their breath away


im sure theyll say…






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


ohhh coronas killing me, its not very hard to see

lol coronatime

thank god for trees

I hate corona

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


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

Taya Paquet



Only 2 feet? I wish! Where do you live? Heaven?

Ashleigh H

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

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


Ohhhh I’m stuck in quarantineee


Ohhh, don’t want covid-19

Addison hey there Joe

I love your name… Hamilton can here

Addison hey there Joe

Sorry… Fan*


So true


omg i love your name! schulyer sistas for ever!


I feel that so much

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

please do



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


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
It’s Corona in disguise,
COVID’s by your side
Ohh, why do this to us?
Oh, why do this to us
Ohh, why do this to us?
Ohh, why do this to us
Why us
That’s all I have so far, any ideas? Also do you mind if I take some from the song?

Flower of a million cats

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




Ohhh corona days and meee, oh Corona days and me


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~


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

Corona virus continued

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

Corona virus continued

Sort of works

tik tok star

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

Julia Green

I kinda stole your opening line, sorry

The office

Haha love that😂❤️


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


I relate so much


hey there corona what’s it like in wuhan china


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


Oooh dat ain’t bad


Thanks lol but the new ones are SOO good :)

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.

This kinda makes no sense

Ypu nedd a few more syllables and that could be a line in riptide. Idk if thats what your referancing but its what i thought of


I wanna make a doing out of this tho


I meant song it auto corrected sorry lol


lol yes

im bi, i cry, and im ready 2 die ;v;

this is by far the longest comment thread i have ever seen on this site lmao


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
Hey there Delilah I know times are really tough
But just believe me girl someday you’ll see the shelves stocked with enough
cleaning supplies, and it might bring tears to your eyes
What a surprise!
Hey there Delilah don’t forget your mask today
Or this pandemic could come over you and take your breath away,
And that’s a fact, and we both know that we don’t want that, cause it’s pretty bad
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19
Six feet apart seems pretty far
And we can’t use planes or trains or cars
I’d walk to you but I have to stay away.
Our friends on FaceTime will pretend
Like they know when this thing will end
And hopefully there soon will be a day.
Delilah I don’t need no proof
That by the time that this is through
The world will never ever be the same
Who do we blame?
Hey there Delilah you be good
And wash your hands
And maybe someday soon we’ll be able to make some dinner plans for a Saturday.
Cause when this madness goes away
We can can go out and seize the day.
Hey there Delilah, you’re okay, we’ll be okay.
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19
Oh, covid-19


Y do you not have more likes?

Hope Oosthuisen

May I use your song to sing it and post it.

Milla Jovovich

This is by far the best version I have seen, like damn

shannon mccully

omg this is great ty for a tik tok idea


-2 for begginers


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


it goes with my voice better too

Flower of a million cats



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


what does -2 mean?


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




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!


You spelled “melody” wrong.


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

oMaR vIsQuEL

ya stoopit


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




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


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


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!


This sounds great, my only issue has been with the chorus.

On the C string there’s a clear downshift in the song as we go to Bm, but as we’re not on guitar our finger is on the same place on the fret as we go from D to Bm so the C string pluck sounds off.

My temporary solution was to slide my index finger up one fret but now the whole chord sounds off.

If anyone has any tips I’d love to see your solutions!


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^


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

Katelynn C

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


what do you mean “female voice” ;w;


they mean, like, a higher voice i guess


soprano i assume like a soprano 1 falsetto mix


I’m using +3, same reason

sk8er grl

do you know how many freaking comments i had to freaking read to find this?!?!?!!


ikr all the gosh diddily darn corona comments


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


What is the strumming pattern?

sadie :)

i think it is just down the whole time


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


same here


I use ddu udu but that’s just me :)

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 :)


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

Uke girl



i use ddu udu

a human

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

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