Hello Dolly chords and lyrics
by Louis Armstrong
- Hello Dolly was written by Jerry Herman - an American composer and lyricist specializing in Broadway Musical theater. The version by Louis Armstrong was used to promote the hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
- Recorded: Dec 3, 1963
- Released: 1964 from the album of the same name.
- Music: C Major in 2/2 time at ~78 bpm (in 2)
- Chords: C, Cmaj7, C6, Cdim7, D, Dm, Dm#5, Dm7, Dm(M7), Dm7(add11), D9#5, D13, Em, E7, G7, G9, Am
- Jazz: There are a multitude of jazz chords in this arrangement. Please don't be put off by the look of some of them. Like anything, once you learn them and become comfortable with the rate of certain chord changes, you will thoroughly enjoy playing this piece... a definite classic.
Hello Dolly by Louis Armstrong
Intro: 2/2 || D13 - D9#5 | Dm7 - G9 | D13 - D9#5 | Dm7 - G9 || || D13 - D9#5 | Dm7 - G9 | C - Cdim7 | Dm7(add11) - G6 || C Am 1. Hel-lo Dol-ly, well, hel-lo Dol-ly Cmaj7 Cdim7 Dm7 It's so nice to have you back where you be-long G7 |Dm - Dm(M7) | Dm7 You're look-in' swell Dol-ly Dm#5 Dm I can tell, Dol-ly Dm7 G7 You're still glow-in', you're still crow-in', C6 Cdim7 G7 You're still go-in' strong C Am 2. I feel the room sway-in', while the band's play-in' Gm7 C7 Gm7 C7 | Fma7 - F6 | One of our old fav-o-rite songs from way back when | Dm6 - E7 | Am Em So, take her wrap fel-las Am Em Find her an emp-ty lap, fel-las D9 D9#5 Dm7 G9 | C - Cdim7 | Dm7 - G7 | Dol-ly, ne-ver go a-way a-gain Instr: Play verses 1 & 2 C Am 2. I feel the room sway-in', while the band's play-in' Gm7 C7 Gm7 C7 | Fma7 - F6 | One of our old fav-o-rite songs from way back when | Dm6 - E7 | Am Em So, golly gee, fellas Am Em Have a little faith in me, fellas D9 D9#5 Dm7 G9 Dol-ly, ne-ver go a-way D9 D9#5 Dm7 G9 Pro-mise, you'll ne-ver go a-way D9 D9#5 Dm7 G9 | C | C G7 C | Dol-ly, ne-ver go a-way a-gain (1 2 3 4)
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
Right Handed Charts:
Tips: At the end of the song - the transition from D9 to D9#5 is very easy. Fingers 2, 3 and 4 retain the same shape while sliding down 2 frets while moving the first finger from the 4th string to the 6th string.
D13 (V2): pretend you are playing a B7 shape starting on the 4th fret
Left Handed Charts: