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Hey There Delilah Tab

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The other tab for this song was really quite good, but it wasn't quite right... and I'm
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Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah

Intro
  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4-----|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1:
  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2-------|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4-----|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm             G        A       Bm              A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---5---5---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------------------------|

  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2-------|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4-----|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm             G        A       Bm              A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---5---5---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------------------------|


Chorus
  D               Bm              D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3--------3---3---3---3--|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2--------4---4---4---4--|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4----------------0---2---2---2---4----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  D               Bm              D                Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3--------3---3---3---3--|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2--------4---4---4---4--|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4----------------0---2---2---2---4----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Interlude
  D           D/A
e-----------------------|
B---3---3---3---3-------|
G---2---2---2---2-------|
D-0---0---0-------------|
A-------------0---------|
E-----------------------|


Verse 2:
  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2-------|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4-----|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm             G        A       Bm              A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---5---5---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------------------------|

  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2-------|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4-----|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm              G       A       Bm              A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---5---5---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------------------------|


Chorus
  D               Bm              D                Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3--------3---3---3---3--|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2--------4---4---4---4--|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4----------------0---2---2---2---4----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  D               Bm              D                Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3--------3---3---3------|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2--------4---4---4------|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4----------------0---2---2---2---0----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge
  G               A               D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3-------3---3---3-------|
G---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------4---4---4-------|
D---------------------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-----------------0---0---0---0---------------0---2---2---2---0-----|
E-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------------------------|

  G               A               D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3-------3---3---3-------|
G---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-------4---4---4-------|
D---------------------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-----------------0---0---0---0---------------4---2---2---2---0-----|
E-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------------------------|

  G               A               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
G---4---4---4---4---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------0---0---0---0---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----|
E-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------------------------|

  A
e-----------------------------------|
B---2---2---2---2---5---5---5---5---|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
D-----------------------------------|
A-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------------------------|


Verse 3:
  D               F#m             D               F#m
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2-----------|
G---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-----------|
D-0---0---0---0---4---4---4---4---0---0---0---0---4---4---4---------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Bm              G       A       Bm              G       A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---0-----------0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------3---3-------------|

  Bm              G       A       Bm              A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---2---2---3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---|
G---4---4---4-------4---4---2---2---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-2---2---2---0-----------0---0---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0-----|
E-----------------3---3---------------------------------------------|

  A (cont.)
e-------------------|
B---5---5---5---5---|
G---2---2---2---2---|
D-------------------|
A-0---0---0---0-----|
E-------------------|

Chorus
  D               Bm              D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4---------------0---2---2---2---4-----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  D               Bm              D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4---------------0---2---2---2---4-----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  D               Bm              D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4---------------0---2---2---2---4-----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

  D               Bm              D               Bm
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---3---|
G---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---2---2---2-------4---4---4---4---|
D-0---0---0-----------------------0---0---0-------------------------|
A-------------0---2---2---2---4---------------0---2---2---2---4-----|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Ending
  D               strum
e-----------------2---|
B---3---3---3---3-3---|
G---2---2---2---2-2---|
D-0---0---0-------0---|
A-------------0-------|
E---------------------|


Note: This song can be played in its entirety without ever playing your high E string 
it's a good one to play if you broke it ;) The only place it is played is in the final D 
so just play it at the 5th fret (x5777x) and it should sound close to perfect.
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SaintJimmy105 wrote on December 26 2005, 05:07 pm

I saw this live and it was finger-picked. I was just wondering if you play it with a pick or with your fingers. Great tab, by the way.

+45 reply
kevith wrote on December 27 2005, 04:45 pm

Thanks for the ratings/comments. I always finger-pick it. It would be difficult to use a pick on this song and the CD version sounds finger-picked to me.

I've been meaning to add this for awhile, but when I submitted the tab the alignment of the chord names got off a little bit. I think it's still pretty obvious which chords go where though.

+32 reply
Ace13 wrote on January 10 2006, 12:01 am

Nice work on the tab. I like how you strive for perfection, and it turned out really nice, and sounds like like the CD, even differences from one chorus to the next, etc.

It'd be nice if you'd add words (even at the end is ok), or something, cuz I'm lazy and don't like to look them up ;-)

And I agree with no pick... I don't ever use a pick, I don't believe in 'em.

Thanks for the good work, keep it up!

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