How to Play Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s on Guitar

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Hey There Delilah is one of the easiest songs out there and you only need 5 simple chords to play the whole song.

Below you will find its chords, strumming pattern, and everything you need to know to learn this song from start to end.

So, let’s look at the chords first.


Hey There Delilah Chords

As you can see, you need only 5 chords to play this whole song. These chords are D major, F# minor, B minor, G major, and A major. All these are basic chords and very easy to play.

Hey There Delilah Strumming Pattern

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Originally this song is played using finger picking which you should definitely learn. However, those who want to use a strumming pattern you can use the above one.

Hey There Delilah Lyrics with Chords

[Intro]
[D] [F#m] [D] [F#m]

[Verse 1]
[D] Hey there Delilah,
What’s it [F#m]like in New York City?
I’m a [D]thousand miles away,

But girl [F#m]tonight you look so pretty,
Yes you [Bm]do, [A]
[G] Time Square can’t [A]shine as bright as [Bm]you,
I swear it’s [A]true.

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

[Chorus]
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
What you do to [D]me.

[Verse 2]
[D] Hey there Delilah,
I know [F#m]times are getting hard,
But just [D]believe me girl some day,
I'll pay the [F#m]bills with this guitar,
We'll have it [Bm]good, [A]
[G] We'll have the [A]life we knew we [Bm]would,
My word is [A]good.

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

[Chorus]
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]
Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,

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

[Verse 3]
[D] Hey there Delilah you be
[F#m]good, And don’t you miss me,
Two more [D]years and you’ll be done with school,
And [F#m]I'll be making history,
Like I [Bm]do, [A]
[G]
You’ll know it's [A]all because of [Bm]you,
[G] We can do [A]whatever we want [Bm]to,
[G] Hey there [A]Delilah here's to [Bm]you,
This one’s for [A]you.

[Chorus]
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
[D]Oh it’s what you do to [Bm]me,
What you do to [D]me. [Bm]

[Outro]
[D] [Bm] [D]

Hey There Delilah Full Video Tutorial

Here is the fingerpicking tutorial of this song.