Let It Be chord & lyrics

by The Beatles

Let It Be was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was recorded in March 1970 and released on May 6th, 1970 from the album of the same name.

Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~74bpm (♩)
Chords: C, G, Am, F, Dm, Dm7, Em, B♭
Paul McCartney

Let It Be by The Beatles

Intro: 4/4
   | C  /  G  / | Am  /  F  / | C  / G  / | F  C  - Dm7  C  / |

           C                G                  Am              F
1. When I find my-self in times of troub-le___ Moth-er Ma-ry comes to me
    C                  G              | F  C  - Dm7  C  / | 
   Spea-king words of wis-dom___ Let it be
       C              G                   Am                 F
   And in my hour of dark-ness___ She is stand-in right in front of me
    C                  G              | F  C  - Dm7  C  /  |
   Spea-king words of wis-dom___ Let it be

               Am           G            F          C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be  Let it be
         C                 G              | F  C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        Whis-per words of wis-dom___ Let it be

        C                 G                Am               F
2. And when the brok-en heart-ed people___ Li-ving in the world a-gree
     C              G               | F  C  - Dm7  C  /  |
   There will be an an-swer___ Let it be
         C                 G                   Am                  F
   For though they may be part-ed___ There is still a chance that they will see
     C              G               | F  C  - Dm7  C  /  |
   There will be an an-swer___ Let it be

               Am           G            F            C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be yeah
          C              G               | F  C  - Dm7  C  / |
        There will be an an-swer___ Let it be

               Am           G            F            C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be
         C                 G              | F   C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        Whis-per words of wis-dom___ Let it be


Bridge: | F  Em  - Dm   C  Bb  - F  | G       F       C      /      |
        | F  Em  - Dm   C  Bb  - F  | G       F       C      /      |
 

Instr:  | C  /  G  / | Am  /  F  /  | C  / G  / | F  C  - Dm7  C  / |
        | C  /  G  / | Am  /  F  /  | C  / G  / | F  C  - Dm7  C  / |

               Am           G            F              C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be yeah Let it be
         C                 G              | F   C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        Whis-per words of wis-dom___ Let it be...

        C                  G                  Am                  F
3. And when the night is cloud-y___ There is still a light that shines on me
     C              G              | F  C  - Dm7  C  /  |
   Shine un-til to-mor-row___ Let it be
      C               G                Am              F
   I wake up to the sound of mus-ic___ Mo-ther Ma-ry comes to me
     C                 G               | F  C  - Dm7  C  / |
   Speak-ing words of wis-dom___ Let it be...


               Am           G            F              C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be yeah Let it be
          C              G                | F   C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        There will be an an-swer___  Let it be...

               Am           G            F              C 
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be yeah Let it be
          C              G                | F   C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        There will be an an-swer___  Let it be...

               Am           G            F              C
Chorus: Let it be___ Let it be___ Let it be yeah Let it be
         C                 G              | F   C  - Dm7  C  /  |
        Whis-per words of wis-dom___ Let it be...
 
Outro: 
     |  F  Em  - Dm   C  Bb  - F  |   G     F     C     /    |   

C 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 Guitarist  
            C                 G                Am                 F             F (barre)
    e |---|---|---|   e |---|---|-3-|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |---|-3-|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |-1-|-2-|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |---|---|-3-|   D |-1-|---|-4-|
    A |---|---|-3-|   A |---|-1-|---|   A |---|---|---|   A |---|---|---|x  A |-1-|---|-3-|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|-2-|   E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |-1-|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

           Dm                Dm7               Em                Bb 
    e |-1-|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|   e |---|---|---|   e |-1-|---|---|
    B |---|---|-3-|   B |-1-|---|---|   B |---|---|---|   B |-1-|---|-4-|
    G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|-2-|---|   G |---|---|---|   G |-1-|---|-3-|
    D |---|---|---|   D |---|---|---|   D |---|-2-|---|   D |-1-|---|-2-|
    A |---|---|---|x  A |---|---|---|x  A |---|-1-|---|   A |-1-|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|x  E |---|---|---|   E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3         1   2   3 

Left-Handed Guitarist
          C                 G                Am                 F             F (barre)
    |---|---|---| e   |-3-|---|---| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |---|-3-|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|-1-| G
    |---|-2-|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |-3-|---|---| D   |-4-|---|-1-| D
    |-3-|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |-3-|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E   |-2-|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|-1-| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets
      
         Dm                Dm7               Em                Bb
    |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|-1-| e   |---|---|---| e   |---|---|-1-| e
    |-3-|---|---| B   |---|---|-1-| B   |---|---|---| B   |-4-|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G   |---|-2-|---| G   |---|---|---| G   |-3-|---|-1-| G
    |---|---|---| D   |---|---|---| D   |---|-2-|---| D   |-2-|---|-1-| D
   x|---|---|---| A  x|---|---|---| A   |---|-1-|---| A   |---|---|-1-| A
   x|---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E   |---|---|---| E  x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1         3   2   1   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Fairly (need to know a B♭ barre chord, unless you play it in the open position - xx3331)
  • Song Key: C Major - no sharps or flats
  • In the Intro, you will notice several 'simile' marks (/). This is a form of 'repeat' symbol where you repeat the previous chord within the bar. The more commonly used repeat symbol is % where you have an exact repeat of the previous bar.
  • Intro: | C / G / | Play C for 2 beats and G for 2 beats. This could also be written as | C - G | where the dash or hyphen between 2 chords in a bar means the timing for each chord is split evenly.
  • What happens when there is a combintion like the following example.
  • Intro: | F C-Dm7 C / | Here we have a bar with a dash & repeat sign. The time signature is 4/4 ( 4 quarter-note beats per bar). This can be counted as | 1 2 3 4 | or | 1& 2& 3& 4& |.
  • If we use the | 1 2 3 4 | count, the bar would be viewed as |(F) (C-Dm7) (C) (C) |... 1 beat on F, 1/2 beat each on C & Dm7 (1 beat split evenly = 1/2 beat for each chord), and 2 beats on C.
  • If we use the | 1& 2& 3& 4& | count, the bar would be viewed as | (F&) (C-Dm7) (C&) (C&) |... the result is exactly the same (each entity is equal to 1/2 beat). 1/2 x 8 beats = 4 beats.
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