Hey There Delilah Chords – Plain White T’s – Complete Guitar Lesson

hey there delilah chords

In this lesson, you will learn an easy way to play Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s on guitar.

This song is one of the calmest acoustic guitar songs by the Plain White T’s. The great thing is this song is beginner-friendly and requires only a few basic chords to play.

Note – You can play this song without the capo by using the chords that I’ve mentioned below but to sound like the original song or to play along, make sure to clamp the capo on the second fret


Hey There Delilah Chords

The chords for ‘Hey There Delilah’ are pretty basic. They are C major, E minor, A minor, F major, and G major. As you can see they all open chords and are super easy to play.

Hey There Delilah – Strumming Pattern

This song has only one strumming pattern and it looks like DD-DD-DD-DD, all downstrokes and very simple to play. Do refer to the video mentioned below for a visual representation of this pattern.


Hey There Delilah Lyrics with Chords

[Verse]
[C]Hey there Delilah
What’s it [Em]like in New York City?
I’m a [C]thousand miles away
But girl, [Em]tonight you look so pretty
Yes you [Am]do
[F]Times Square can’t [G]shine as bright as [Am]you
I swear it’s [G]true

[C]Hey there Delilah
Don’t you [Em]worry about the distance
I’m right [C]there if you get lonely
Give this [Em]song another listen
Close your [Am]eyes
[F]Listen to my [G]voice, it’s my [Am]disguise
I’m by your [G]side

[Chorus]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me [G]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
What you do to [C]me

[Verse]
[C]Hey there Delilah
I know [Em]times are getting hard
But just [C]believe me, girl
Someday I’ll pay the [Em]bills with this guitar
We’ll have it [Am]good
[F]We’ll have the [G]life we knew we [Am]would
My word is [G]good

[C]Hey there Delilah
I’ve got [Em]so much left to say
If every [C]simple song I wrote to you
Would [Em]take your breath away
I’d write it [Am]all
[F]Even more in [G]love with me you’d [Am]fall
We’d have it [G]all

[Chorus]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me [G]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me

[Bridge]
[F]A thousand miles seems pretty far
But [G]they’ve got planes and trains and cars
[C]I’d walk to you if I had no other [Am]way
[F]Our friends would all make fun of us
And [G]we’ll just laugh along because we [C]know
That none of them have felt this [Am]way
[F]Delilah I can promise you
That [G]by the time we get through
The [Am]world will never ever be the same
And you’re to [G]blame

[Verse]
[C]Hey there Delilah
You be [Em]good and don’t you miss me
Two more [C]years and you’ll be done with school
And [Em]I’ll be making history like I [Am]do
[F]You’ll know it’s [G]all because of [Am]you
[F]We can do [G]whatever we want [Am]to
[F]Hey there [G]Delilah here’s to [Am]you
This one’s for [G]you

[Chorus]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me [G]
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
[C]Oh it’s what you do to [Am]me
What you do to [C]me