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E    Abm  Dbm       A     E    B
Wise men say only fools rush in
    A  B     Dbm   A         E    B7   E
But I can't help falling in love with you
E     Abm   Dbm            A  E  B
Shall  I  stay? Would it be a sin  
   A  B     Dbm   A          E    B7   E
If I can't help falling in love with you


Abm            Eb7     Abm           Eb7
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Abm             Eb7     Abm7         Db7               Gbm7  B7
Darling, so it goes, some things      are meant to be
E    Abm  Dbm            A     E     B
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
      A   B    Dbm   A          E    B7   E
Cause I can't help falling in love with you


Abm            Eb7     Abm           Eb7
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Abm             Eb7     Abm7         Db7               Gbm7  B7
Darling, so it goes, some things      are meant to be
E    Abm  Dbm            A     E     B
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
      A   B    Dbm   A          E    B7   E
Cause I can't help falling in love with you
      A   B    Dbm   A          E    B7   E
Cause I can't help falling in love with you
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978 Comments

  1. PotterheadsOnly

    Thank you now I won’t have problems changing the chords

  2. your mom

    anything else i could use other than the B7 and the Dm7

    • You can use dm instead of dm7 and for b7 you can do like em but move your fingers one string upper, like 4-3-2-0

    • you can use the Am usually

    • Clariss🌚🖤

      No, theres actually supposed to be F and G. At least that’s how it’s played in the twenty one pilots version i think :)

    • for b7 I use just normal b and for d I just put my finger across the second fret on every string, I think it sounds nice still like that, if not im sure you can use d for dm7

      • Nice idea! That’s an alternative position for B7, and a much easier change here. Good call.

    • fireflyspoon

      instead of B7, I use Em but with every finger one string above. i don’t know what that chord is called but it sounds really good. For Dm7 I simply use F

    • I used D-D-D-U, or D-D-U U-D-U. And doubled it after three notes until the ‘Can’t help falling in love with you’s. For example, it would go. C Em Am Am, F C G G with that strumming pattern for each note. And then continue like normal for the next line. Repeat until bridge(like a river flows – some things are meant to be), and then do the Em’s and the B7’s like normal, but then do the A7 twice, and the Dm7 and G7 once. Repeat for the rest of the song!!

    • Leah Denno

      I used D-D-D-U, or D-D-U U-D-U. And doubled it after three notes until the ‘Can’t help falling in love with you’s. For example, it would go. C Em Am Am, F C G G with that strumming pattern for each note. And then continue like normal for the next line. Repeat until bridge(like a river flows – some things are meant to be), and then do the Em’s and the B7’s like normal, but then do the A7 twice, and the Dm7 and G7 once. Repeat for the rest of the song!!

    • for dm7 i just use dm

  3. Wich transposer is the easiest for beginner

    • no transposer. just the way it is :) I’m a beginner too

    • data expunged

      0 is probably the easiest transposition, but you could possibly sustain the previous chords over those which are too difficult. You could also keep the same chord pattern from the “wise men say” melodies for the “like a river flows” melodies.

    • Guyliner™

      Well, none of them are super easy but it seems like -7 and 0 are the most simple.

  4. Lily Bob

    For the very last C chord at the end of the song, I like to leave my first finger, on the second string, of the first fret, to give it a nice little change for the ending.

  5. that guy

    i use ddd-d-ddd, works mint

  6. Petra A.K.A The Smexy Jalapeño

    Shabaka a annanaiananaj anana sn

  7. click ‘+’ at the top next to ‘tools’ if that helps

  8. MyDogsARat

    I think somethings wrong with my computer, the words are all small

  9. Thank you for this!!! What strumming pattern sounds best with the bridge?

  10. i just wanna piss ppl with this comment

    this song isnt from top, it was just covered by them!!!!

  11. notomatoesonmytaconotomatoes

    i feel blessed

  12. musikpeter1967

    Very nice …. Well done

  13. Thanks

  14. THANK YOU

  15. THANK YOU

  16. When I play the bridge, I like making the Dm7 into just a dm and making the g7 in the bridge just a g but leaving it a g7 for the chorus

  17. POTTERHEAD

    the original version of this song is written by Elvis Presley. Its much slower, but very similar chords and same lyrics.

  18. Idk I got my uke a few days ago and I found this really easy to learn, after enough practice I now have almost no issue with transitioning to B7. Idk wym when you say it’s not for beginners, anyone can start with anything as long as they have determination.

  19. Hufflepuff1313

    One thing that I noticed while playing around with the chords is that if you play a G starting on the second fret on the left side, it kinda sounds like B7 (for my fellow uke cheaters :)) Also, if you want to, you can avoid playing Em by playing C. Hope this helped

    • That helps a lot, can’t hit a b7 to save my life, thank you

      • you can also play it like em but every finger just one string upper. like ring finger A string fourth fret, middle finger C string third fret and index finger E string second fret :)

  20. Hamilton is Life

    Lucky for you, you can actually sing!
    I sound like a cat drowning and giving birth at the same time

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