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HOW TO PLAY “LET HER GO”

Let Her Go - Passengers - how to play on guitar

The Passsengers - Let Her Go Guitar TablatureIt’s crazy how this song that we are about to learn to play today manage to stay on the top of the charts and still remains the favorite of the listeners. I am talking about Passenger’s “Let Her Go“. This just proves that a good song will not just stays on the charts for a few weeks.

“Let Her Go” was released in July 2012 as the second single from Passenger’s third album, All the Little Lights. An after almost 2 years, the song is still on the top 10 of Billboard 100 (well as of this writing its number 11, but hey not bad huh?) It has sold over 1 Million digital copies in the UK along and over 3 Million in the United States market as of February 2014.

How to play “Let Her Go”



Since 2013, the song has reached number-one in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, number two in the UK Singles Chart, number five in the US on the BillboardHot 100 and number one on Billboard Hot Rock Songs, making it his first international success.

So, for today’s post, we will learn how to play the main motif of the song “Let Her Go” by The Passengers.

How To Play Let Her Go

To play the song, you need to know the chords and the strumming pattern. The chord diagram is shown below and they are: Fmaj7, Fsus2, G5, Am, Fmaj7(sus2), Am7, G, C, Gsus4, Asus2, F, Em, Fadd9 and C/G.

Tons of chords I know but the important thing is to know the finger pattern when doing the chords. Personally, I think you don’t have to memorize the chord names. Since we will be doing mostly finger picking, I suggest you memorize the left fingers position and its progression.

Let Her Go Guitar Chords

Artist: Passenger
Song: Let Her Go
Album: All the Little Lights

Capo on the 7th fret  <<<=========
                       F                       C
Well you only need the light when it s burning low
              G                       Am
Only miss the sun when it s starts to snow
               F                           C       G
Only know your love her when you let her go
                      F                        C
Only know you ve been high when you re feeling low
              G                        Am
Only hate the road when you re missin  home
               F                         C
Only know your love her when you ve let her go
G
  And you let her go

Am   F   G   Em
Am   F   G

Am                            F
Staring at the bottom of your glass
        G                            Em
Hoping one day you will make a dream last
               Am               F          G
The dreams come slow and goes so fast
    Am                          F
You see her when you close your eyes
      G                           Em
Maybe one day you will understand why
               Am           F         G
Everything you touch surely dies

                       F                       C
Well you only need the light when it s burning low
              G                       Am
Only miss the sun when it s starts to snow
               F                           C       G
Only know your love her when you let her go
                      F                        C
Only know you ve been high when you re feeling low
              G                        Am
Only hate the road when you re missin  home
               F                         C
Only know your love her when you ve let her go

Am                            F
Staring at the ceiling in the dark
         G                     Em
Same old empty feeling in your heart
           Am                 F       G
Love comes slow and it goes so fast
         Am                      F
Well you see her when you fall asleep
                G                  Em
But to never to touch and never to keep
                         Am
Because you loved her to much
                 F          G
And you dive too deep

                       F                       C
Well you only need the light when it s burning low
              G                       Am
Only miss the sun when it s starts to snow
               F                           C       G
Only know your love her when you let her go
                      F                        C
Only know you ve been high when you re feeling low
              G                        Am
Only hate the road when you re missin  home
               F                         C
Only know your love her when you ve let her go

                Am
And you let her go
      F     G
Ooooo ooooo oooooo
                Am
And you let her go
        F     G
Ooooooo ooooo ooooo
                Am         F    G   Em
And you let her go

Am    F    G

                       F                       C
Well you only need the light when it s burning low
              G                       Am
Only miss the sun when it s starts to snow
               F                           C       G
Only know your love her when you let her go
                      F                        C
Only know you ve been high when you re feeling low
              G                        Am
Only hate the road when you re missin  home
               F                         C
Only know your love her when you ve let her go
G
  And you let her go

                       F                       C
Well you only need the light when it s burning low
              G                       Am
Only miss the sun when it s starts to snow
               F                           C       G
Only know your love her when you let her go
                      F                        C
Only know you ve been high when you re feeling low
              G                        Am
Only hate the road when you re missin  home
               F                         C
Only know your love her when you ve let her go
G                             Am
  And you let her go
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