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

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

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

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

*HELPER ALERT*
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*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

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.

Dae
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Dae

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

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.

ellie
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ellie

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

Rosie
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Rosie

I used the strumming pattern all down on verse and DUD:| on chorus and bridge
Capo on fret 2 on Transposer on -2

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