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.
  • Key: Em in 4/4 time at ~ 80 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Em, G, D, C, Bm
  • Video Key: Fm - Capo on 1 if playing with the video
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
E G Major D Major C Major Bm Bm G Major
E G Major D Major C Major Bm Bm G Major
ASCII Chord Charts: number = fret, x = don't play, 0 = play open string, (B) Barre Chord
Chord Guitar Piano Chord Guitar Piano
Em 022000 E-G-B C x32010 C-E-G
G 320003 G-B-D Bm xx4432 B-D-F#
D xx0232 D-F#-A Bm x24432 (B) B-D-F#

Hello

Capo on 1st fret if playing with the video
The Relative Major Key of Em is highlighted (G) - Transpose to any other key
  
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...   |         |      |

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... see charts above.


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