Hey There Delilah Lyrics

Hey There Delilah

Plain White T’s

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Hey There Delilah Lyrics

Hey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City
I’m a thousand miles away
But girl tonight you look so pretty, yes you do
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you, I swear it’s true

Hey there Delilah don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right there if you get lonely give this song another listen, close your eyes
Listen to my voice it’s my disguise, I’m by your side

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there Delilah, I know times are getting hard
But just believe me girl, someday
I’ll pay the bills with this guitar
We’ll have it good, we’ll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there Delilah, I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away, I’d write it all
Even more in love with me you’d fall, we’d have it all

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way

Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along because
We know that none of them have felt this way

Delilah I can promise you
That by the time that we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

Hey there Delilah you be good and don’t you miss me
Two more years and you’ll be done with school
And I’ll be making history like I do
You’ll know it’s all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there Delilah here’s to you, this one’s for you

Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
Oh it’s what you do to me
What you do to me


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Hey There Delilah – Step 1

In this first step, we learn how to play the verse and chorus from Hey There Delilah, just like on the original recording.

Use the TAB loops to master these two relatively simple sections of the song.

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Hey There Delilah – Step 2

In this step, we focus on how to play the M8 section from Hey There Delilah.

You’ll soon find out how this is in many ways recycling the chords you already played in the verse and chorus.

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Hey There Delilah – Step 3

In this step, we learn how to play Hey There Delilah from beginning to end, just like the original recording.

Use the TAB and the video to play along with me and the singer.

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Hey There Delilah – Step 4

In this step, we look at how the CAGED system can help us discover 2nd guitar parts for Hey There Delilah.

The secret to unlocking the guitar fretboard lies within linking the CAGED chord shapes up and down the fretboard.

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Hey There Delilah – Step 5

In this step, we work out a 2nd guitar part around fret 5. All chords are now barre chords.

However, as we only use three strings, there is not much barring going on!

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Hey There Delilah – Step 6

It’s time to move up the neck and find yet another 2nd guitar part, this time around fret 10.

Where will all this lead? To improvising and learning how to write parts, that’s where.

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Hey There Delilah – Step 7

In this final step, I’ll show you how you can use the CAGED system to improvise up an endless amount of guitar parts.

Play along with me and the singer one final time, make up your own part as you go along.

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CHords

Being in the key of D and using a clever bass line, Hey There Delilah manages to take an extremely common chord progression and make it feel fresh.

Executed with a perfect balance between “heard it before” and “sounds new”, this song became a worldwide hit after being marketed over two albums.

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Biography

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Plain White T’s are an American rock band who had great success with their song Hey There Delilah, charting at #1 in many countries in 2007.

Using a very persistent marketing technique, Hey There Delilah was pushed for over two years before it was finally #1.

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