Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark

Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Chords)

The second part of Captain Obvious Week and it’s Ben Gibbard again. A very different sound to last time but some very similar chords.

Suggested Strumming

For the verses you can go with:

d – d u

All the way through. But you have to hold some chords longer than others. For the verse you do it four times for F, Dm and Bb. Then twice for F and C.

The intro and choruses are a bit more tricky. Do it twice for Dm, F, Bb. Once each for F and F7M. Two for Dm and F again. Four for C. Two for Dm, F, A. One for Dm, Dm7. Two for Bb and Bbm. And four for F.

I hope you followed that. I never know how much detail to give for the strumming.

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  1. BecB October 15th, 2012 8:22 pm

    This is meant to be an EASY tune? Eep

  2. RainbowScience April 21st, 2013 12:30 am

    BecB: It’s easy because it used a simple strum throughout, and the chords themselves aren’t too difficult. Start by learning the chords and getting the strumming down. Play slowly at first if need be. This is a good beginners song.

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