Hello chords

by Adele

Hello was written by Adele Atkins & Greg Kurstin. It was recorded in 2014 and the single was released on October 23, 2015 from her album 25. It is interesting to note that the song received over 23 million vews within a day, breaking the 24 Hour Vevo Record.

Music: Key of F Minor in 4/4 time at ~ 80 bpm (♩)

Chords in Fm: Fm, Ab, Eb, Db, Cm

Easier: Capo on the first fret and play in the key of Em

Chords with Capo: Em, G, D, C, Bm

Adele: Music starts at 1:15

Hello by Adele

Capo on 1 if playing with video

Intro: 4/4       
       | Em     G         | D      C        | 
Count    1 + 2  + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2  + 3 + 4 +
  
   Em     G       D    C 
1. Hel-lo___ It's me
         Em             G                  D                  C 
   I was won-de-ring if af-ter all these years you'd like to meet
         Em      G          D      C 
   To go o - ver___ Ev'ry-thing
                  Em                  G                     D         C 
   They say that time's sup-posed to heal ya__ But I ain't done much heal-ing

   Em     G           D        C 
2. Hel-lo___ Can you hear me?
          Em              G               D             C 
   I'm in Ca-li-for-nia dream-ing a-bout who we used to be
                 Em     G        D    C 
   When we were youn-ger___ And free
            Em              G                 D                C 
   I've for-got-ten how it felt be-fore the world fell at our feet
                  Em          G      Bm  C 
** There's such a dif-fer-ence  bet-ween us
         Em         D     C 
   And a mil - li - on  miles...

        Em              C          G   D 
Chorus: Hel-lo from the o-ther si  -  ide
           Em               C            G   D 
        I must've called a thou-sand ti  -  imes
                Em       C                  G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for ev'-ry-thing that I've done
                    Em      C       G          D 
        But when I call you ne-ver seem to be home

        Em               C        G   D 
        Hel-lo from the out - si  -  ide
            Em              C             G   D 
        At least I can say that I've tri  -  ied
                Em       C           G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for break-ing your heart
                     Em           C                G          D 
        But it don't mat-ter it clear-ly does-n't tear you a-part 
          |  Em     G  |  D   C  |
        Any-more...

       Em    G       D        C 
3. Hel-lo___    How are you?
           Em           G             D                C 
   It's so ty-pi-cal of me to talk a-bout my-self I'm sor-ry
      Em     G                D     C 
   I hope___     That you're well
           Em             G                      D              C 
   Did you e-ver make it out of that town where noth-ing e-ver hap-pened?
           Em      G
** It's no se-cret
             D      C      Em        D      C 
   That the both of us are run-ning out of time...

           Em              C          G   D 
Chorus: So hel-lo from the o-ther si  -  ide
           Em               C            G   D 
        I must've called a thou-sand ti  -  imes
                Em       C                  G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for ev'-ry-thing that I've done
                    Em      C       G          D 
        But when I call you ne-ver seem to be home

        Em               C        G   D 
        Hel-lo from the out - si  -  ide
            Em               C            G   D 
        At least I can say that I've tri  -  ied
                Em       C           G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for break-ing your heart
                     Em           C                G          D 
        But it don't mat-ter it clear-ly does-n't tear you a-part 
             Em   C   D     G          Em  C   D     G 
        Any-more___  Ooh - ooh___ Any-more___ Ooh - ooh___ 
             Em   C   D     G          Em  C       D      G 
        Any-more___  Ooh - ooh___ Any-more___ Any-more - ooh___ 

        Em              C          G   D 
Chorus: Hel-lo from the o-ther si  -  ide
           Em               C            G   D 
        I must've called a thou-sand ti  -  imes
                Em       C                  G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for ev'-ry-thing that I've done
                    Em      C       G          D 
        But when I call you ne-ver seem to be home

        Em               C        G   D 
        Hel-lo from the out - si  -  ide
            Em              C             G   D 
        At least I can say that I've tri  -  ied
                Em       C           G              D 
        To tell you I'm sor-ry for break-ing your heart
                     Em           C                G          D 
        But it don't mat-ter it clear-ly does-n't tear you a-part 
           | Em     C  |  D   G  |  Em  |
        Any-more...
    

E Minor

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right Handed Chord Tabs

         Em                G                D               C                Bm               Bm
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|---|-2-|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|-1-|---|-4-|   G|---|---|-4-|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|---|x
   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        2   3   4        2   3   4 
                                                                           (Barre)          (Open)
                                                          
Left Handed Chord Tabs

      Em                G                D               C                Bm               Bm
 |---|---|---|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |---|-2-|---|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G   |-4-|---|---|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|---|D
 |---|-1-|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A  x|---|---|---|A
 |---|---|---|E   |-2-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2        4   3   2  Frets
                                                                        (Barre)          (Open)  

Notes

Beginners can play the open Bm chord if you can't play barre chords. If you find the Bm chord fairly easy to play, you should consider learning barre chords - much easier.

The timing can be a little tricky - look at the timing count in the Intro above and play along till it feels comfortable counting while you play... after you listen to the song a few times you will get the hang of it.

I have charted the song so that most chords are ON the beat which makes it easier to play along with especially if you are playing solo. You can experiment with the off-beat work once you get a good feel for the song.

The G chord can also be played as G/D which means a G chord leading with a D bass note which can be played as xx0003 - simply omit the bottom 2 strings so that you lead with an open D note on the 4th string. The chord will look like this:

      Righties            Lefties
   e|---|---|-3-|      |-3-|---|---|e
   B|---|---|---|      |---|---|---|B
   G|---|---|---|      |---|---|---|G
   D|---|---|---|      |---|---|---|D
   A|---|---|---|x    x|---|---|---|A
   E|---|---|---|x    x|---|---|---|E
Frets 1   2   3          3   2   1 Frets
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