Let Her Go chords and lyrics

by Passenger

Song Details

Mark Rosenberg

Words & Music: Mike Rosenberg

Album: All The Little Lights

Recorded: March, 2011 at Linear Recording, Sydney, Australia.
Released: July 24, 2012

Genre: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Indie Pop

Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 75 bpm (♩)
Chords: C, D, Em, G, Bm, Dsus4
  • C: x32010
  • D: xx0232
  • Dsus4: xx0233
  • G: 320003
  • Bm: x24432 (B)
  • Em: 022000
Mike uses a capo on the 7th fret with chords: F, G, Am, C, Em, Gsus4
Mike Rosenberg / Passenger

Born: Michael David Rosenberg on the 17th May 1984 in Brighton and Hove, England

Occupation: Singer, songwriter, musician

Instruments: Vocals, guitar

Active Years: 2003 – 2009 with the band 'Passenger', and 2009-present as 'Passenger'.

Music Styles: Folk rock, indie folk, pop

Associations: Passenger, Ed Sheeran

Wikipedia: Mike Rosenberg

Official Website: passengermusic.com

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Let Her Go by Passenger

Intro: 4/4 |   ♬♬|   
       | C  /  /  D  | Em  /  D  / | C  /  /  D  | Em  /  D  /  |
       | C  /  /  D  | Em  /  D  / | C  /  /  D  |      Em      |
 
                                 C                         G 
Chorus: Well you only need the light when it's burn-ing low
                        D                     Em 
        On-ly miss the sun when it starts to snow
                        C                          G  |  D  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                                C                           G
        On-ly know you've been high when you're feel-ing low
                        D                            Em
        On-ly hate the road when you're mis-sing home
                        C                          G  |  D  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                          | Em  - C  | D  -  Bm  | Em  - C  | D  / / Dsus4  |
        And you let her go...

    Em                               C
1. Star-ing at the bot-tom of your glass
                D                       Bm 
   Hop-ing one day you'll make a dream last
                    Em                C    | D  - Dsus4  |
   But dreams come slow and they go so fast
       Em                           C
   You see her when you close your eyes
               D                      Bm
   May-be one day you'll un-der-stand why
                     Em               C    | D  - Dsus4  | 
   Ev'-ry-thing you touch sure-ly dies   
   
                                 C                         G
Chorus: But you on-ly need the light when it's burn-ing low
                        D                     Em
        On-ly miss the sun when it starts to snow
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                                C                           G
        On-ly know you've been high when you're feel-ing low
                        D                            Em
        On-ly hate the road when you're mis-sing home
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go

    Em                             C  
2. Star-ing at the ceiling in the dark
             D                       Bm
   Same old emp-ty feel-ing in your heart
                      Em                C    | D  - Dsus4  |
   'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast
            Em                        C
   Well you see her when you fall a-sleep
                   D                  Bm
   But ne-ver to touch and ne-ver to keep
                             Em                  C   | D  - Dsus4  |
   'Cause you loved her too much and you dive too deep

                                 C                         G
Chorus: Well you only need the light when it's burn-ing low
                        D                     Em
        On-ly miss the sun when it starts to snow
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                                C                           G
        On-ly know you've been high when you're feel-ing low
                        D                            Em
        On-ly hate the road when you're mis-sing home
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                        Em           C      | D  - Dsus4  |
        And you let her go___  Oh oh oh___ Oh no
                        Em           C        D
        And you let her go___  Oh oh oh___ Oh no
                         | Em  - C  | D  -  Bm  | Em  - C  | D  - Dsus4  |
        Well you let her go...

                                    C                         G
Chorus: 'Cause you on-ly need the light when it's burn-ing low
                        D                     Em
        On-ly miss the sun when it starts to snow
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
                                C                           G
        On-ly know you've been high when you're feel-ing low
                        D                            Em
        On-ly hate the road when you're mis-sing home
                        C                          G  | D  - Dsus4  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go

                                    C                       G
Chorus: 'Cause you on-ly need the light when it's burn-ing low
                        D                     Em
        On-ly miss the sun when it starts to snow
                        C                          G  |  D  |
        On-ly know you love her when you let her go
    N.C.                   
        Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

        Only hate the road when you're missing home

        Only know you love her when you let her go

        And you let her go...

G Major

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs                        
            C                Em                 D
    e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |---|-2-|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |---|---|-3-|
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-1-|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|x
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x 
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3

            G                 Bm              Dsus4
    e |---|---|-3-|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|-4-|
    B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|-2-|---|   B |---|---|-3-|
    G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-4-|   G |---|-1-|---|
    D |---|---|---|   D |-1-|---|-3-|   D |---|---|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|   A |-1-|---|---|   A |---|---|---|x
    E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3         2   3   4         1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                Em                 D
    |---|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|-2-|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |-3-|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-1-|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A  x|---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
          G                Bm               Dsus4
    |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |-4-|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B   |---|-2-|-1-| B   |-3-|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G   |-4-|---|-1-| G   |---|-1-|---| G
    |---|---|---| D   |-3-|---|-1-| D   |---|---|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A  x|---|---|---| A
    |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         4   3   2         3   2   1   Frets
      

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Easy - A good song for beginners to strum along to - a little harder if you want to use the same finger-picking technique as Passenger. He uses a capo on the 7th fret and uses a slightly altered set of chords which compliments the sound very nicely.
  • The timing in the Intro sounds a little odd, but just make sure you count the beats for each chord as you play along with the video and you will find it sits nicely... 1& 2& 3& 4&
  • There is a 4-note (sixteenth-note/semi-quaver) lead-in before the 1st full bar... on the 4th beat of the bar. This is technically referred to as an anacrusis which refers to a note or series of notes that precedes the first full bar in a piece of music. The notes are A-B-A-G
  • |  C   /   /   D  | means you play the C chord for 3 beats and the D chord for 1 beat
  • |  Em  /  D  /  | means you play the Em chord for 2 beats and the D chord for 2 beats
  • | Em – C  | means you play Em for 2 beats and C for 2 beats. This could also be written as | Em  / C  / |
  • Song Key: G Major... 1 sharps (F#)
  • 4/4 Time: 4 quarter-note/crotchet beats per bar. Due to the tempo of the song, you would most likely count each bar as |1& 2& 3& 4& |
  • Tempo: approximately 75 beats per minute. It fluctuates between 74 and 76 beats per minute, so if you are using a metronome or other timing device, you may want to set it at 75 bpm.
  • N.C. represents 'No Chord'... vocals only.
  • If you are playing with a capo and just want to play your own style, you will replace the chords C, D, Em, G, Bm, Dsus4 with F, G, Am, C, Em, Gsus4 as follows...
Orig. Key - G Major C D Em G Bm Dsus4
Capo on 7 - C Major F G Am C Em Gsus4
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