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Intro -x2-:
     DD chord               GbmGbm chord
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:
DD chord                            GbmGbm chord
Hey there Delilah, What’s it like in New York City? 
      DD chord                               GbmGbm chord
I’m a thousand miles away, But girl tonight you look so pretty, 
        BmBm chord  GG chord                 AA chord                  BmBm chord
Yes you do, Time Square can’t shine as bright as you, 
             AA chord
I swear it’s true. 
DD chord                            GbmGbm chord
Hey there Delilah, Don’t you worry about the distance, 
          DD chord                                  GbmGbm chord
I’m right there if you get lonely, Give this song another listen, 
           BmBm chord    GG chord            AA chord                BmBm chord 
Close your eyes, Listen to my voice it’s my disguise, 
            AA chord
I’m by your side. 

Chorus:
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord            
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
               DD chord
What you do to me. 

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

Chorus:
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord            
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 

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

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

Chorus:
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
DD chord                      BmBm chord  DD chord                      BmBm chord
Oh it’s what you do to me, Oh it’s what you do to me, 
               DD chord
What you do to me. 
   BmBm chord   DD chord    BmBm chord    DD chord    BmBm chord   DD chord    BmBm chord   DD chord DD chord
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173 Comments

  1. -2 is great for beginners and for low voices like mine

  2. sincerelysara

    transpose it to +3 and use a capo on the first fret to make it sound prettier.

  3. Coliekay

    Good strum pattern anyone?

  4. fluent_gay

    +3

  5. i love this song

  6. Our lawyer made us change the username so we wouldn't get sued

    -2 is really easy for beginners and I think it sounds better

  7. -2 is perfect for low altos and lower voices in general. basic chords but beautiful singing. :)

  8. this was an easy song except for changing to a bm otherwise it is a great song good for beginners like me

  9. Ukulele Love

    Hey everyone! I would be nice if someone would tell me the strumming pattern for the vers and chorus.

    Thx, Ukulele Love <3 <3

  10. Laura:))

    i use single down strums and DDU UDU

  11. What do the chords above the tab mean? Sorry I’m a beginner.

  12. febrizky

    -7 works the best for me!

  13. strumming202

    DD-U UDU

  14. strum pattern hi eney one ther

    • shaimarie

      I would help but just listen to the song while playing it and you’ll get it. Not allowed to tell you the strumming pattern
      copyrights

    • oh i just use D-D-D-D for each chord and go slower or faster depending on the part of the song and that works pretty well.

    • down down up up down up works really nicely with this one :)

    • TheOneAndOnly

      Sorry! By law we are not allowed. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
      Have a good day!
      Lucia

  15. strum pattern

    • I play a picking pattern for this song, I pluck the g string and do an upward strum on the c, e, and a strings. I believe ‘the ukulele teacher’ on youtube teaches you how to do it but otherwise, you can just google how to play ‘Hey There Delilah’ and I’m sure that somewhere will have a strumming/ picking pattern.

  16. I love this arrangement! The picking took me a few tries but it sounds great on this piece. I’ve played this on the guitar as well, and I like to add an A chord after the second and fourth repeats of the chorus line, like:
    “{D} Oh, it’s what you do to {Bm} me, {D} Oh, it’s what you do to {Bm} me {A}
    {D} Oh, it’s what you do to {Bm} me, {D} Oh, it’s what you do to {Bm} me {A}
    {D} Oh, it’s what you do to {Bm} me.”
    Those may not be the exact placements for the chords but you guys get the idea. If you’re strumming on the beat you would have four strums on D, four on Bm, four on D, three on Bm, one on A, and back to D.

  17. -2 is absolutely perfect for beginners. I’ve just started and learned it easy

  18. Grace L Oliva

    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|————————————-|

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