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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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  1. i tried -2 with a capo on the first fret and followed the chord patterns, only plucking the A, E, and C strings the entire song and it sounded really pretty. and at the end on the last C chord, i did one down strum

  2. Fangirl ish

    I love this song!

  3. Fangirl ish

    I love this song!! I used to sing it with my crush!! (Until I figured out he like my friend…) ANYWAYS! this song is great

  4. I think picking the intro pattern with the given chords through the whole song sounds better than using a strumming pattern, since there isn’t really one that I think fits the song nicely. I use the given chords but instead of using a strumming pattern I use the intro pattern through the whole song. The chords are the same, I just pluck C and then A and E together and it sounds pretty cool.

  5. I found that that since I can do the plucking DUDUDUDU works as a stumming pattern

  6. this is what i’ve come up with: leave the transposer at 0 and pluck the bottom 3 strings (A, E, C) the entire time following the same plucking pattern from the intro and it sounds practically identical to the original song

  7. The strumming pattern I use is D-D-U-U-D-U

  8. Alice in wonderland

    im confused how are you suppose to transitions from the strumming pattern to the verse cause when i try it doesnt sound good

    • Franklin Gauthier-Parker

      If you mean the chord doesn’t sound right when strummed that could because you’re not fretting the entire chord. Simply hove over the chord icons in the tablature to see diagrams of those chords. If you are struggling simply with playing through the transition, well, it will just take practice. if the strumming pattern sounds wrong and you can’t find a better one than has been suggested, I might recommend playing the whole song with the intro’s plucking pattern instead, which is a totally valid option :)

    • Well what I do is ignore the strumming pattern and just play Dm and Gm whilst strumming down C, E AND A for the whole song.

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