The Sound Of Silence chords & lyrics
by Simon & Garfunkel
- The Sound Of Silence was written by Paul Simon. This is the original version that was recorded on March 10, 1964 and released in Oct, 1964 from the album Wednesday Morning 3 AM
- Simon & Garfunkel: American folk-rock duo consisting of singer songwriters, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They originate from Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, U.S. and their performance history dates from 1957-1970 with a number of reunion concerts along the way.
- Music: Key of D Minor in 4/4 time at 106 bpm (♩)
- Chords: Dm, F, Bb, C
- Please note: If you are playing with the video, you will need to place a capo on the 1st fret... all charts below.
The Sound Of Silence by Simon and GarfunkelCapo on 1st fret if playing with the video
Intro: 4/4 | Dm | Dm C 1. Hello dark-ness, my old friend Dm I've come to talk with you a-gain F Bb F Be-cause a vi-sion soft-ly creep-ing Bb F Left its seeds while I was sleep-ing Bb F And the vi-sion that was plant-ed in my brain | F - Dm | Still re-mains C Dm With-in The Sound of Si-lence Dm C 2. In rest-less dreams I walked a-lone Dm Nar-row streets of cob-ble stone Bb F 'Neath the ha-lo of a street lamp Bb F I turned my col-lar to the cold and damp Bb F When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a ne-on light | F - Dm | That split the night F C Dm And touched The Sound of Si-lence Dm C 3. And in the nak-ed light I saw Dm Ten thou-sand peo-ple may-be more Bb F Peo-ple talk-ing with-out speak-ing Bb F Peo-ple hear-ing with-out lis-ten-ing Bb F People writ-ing songs that voi-ces nev-er shared | F - Dm | No one dared F C Dm Dis-turb The Sound of Si-lence Dm C 4. "Fools!" said I, "you do not know Dm Si-lence like a can-cer grows Bb F Hear my words that I might teach you Bb F Take my arms that I might reach you" Bb F | F - Dm | But my words like si-lent rain-drops fell F C Dm And ech-oed in the wells of si-lence Dm C 5. And the peo-ple bowed and prayed Dm To the ne-on god they made Bb F And the sign flashed out its warn-ing Bb F In the words that it was form-ing Bb F And the sign said "The words of the proph-ets are writ-ten on the sub-way walls | F - Dm | And ten-e-ment halls F C... Dm | Dm / / - | And whis-per'd in The Sounds of Si-lence.
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
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