Adele – Hello (Chords)

Adele – Hello (Chords)

Holy Cribbins! Now that’s a comeback song. I managed to see through the floods of tears long enough to write up some chords.

As well as being incredible, it’s sparse (in the first half at least) which makes it ideal for ukuleling. Strap on a capo at the first fret and the chords are dead easy. The only chord that isn’t entirely beginner friendly is Bm. If you haven’t got your barre chords down here’s an alternative chord you can use in this case.

Suggested Strumming

Because the song is so sparse you can do just one down strum per chord most of the way through (or even all the way through if you like). If you want something more full for the chorus try this:


Note that you’re changing chords slightly before the second half of the bar. Here’s how it sounds:

Chorus Strum


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  1. Urbanmeister October 28th, 2015 9:23 am

    As you say, that is a comeback song. Passionate, powerful and the words are something else. One of the best songs I’ve heard in a long time.

    I’ll be using your chords but also looking at tuning the bass strings on the Emerald Guitars harp uke I have. I hope that’ll add some resonance / depth to the song. I’ll let you know.

    Thanks again, Woodshed, one of your best posts. Top man.

  2. Liz October 28th, 2015 11:23 am

    “I managed to see through the floods of tears long enough to write up some chords.” Ha ha! Thanks so much for this, Al. Could be my “comeback” too – I haven’t touched my uke or sung in a while now – but this inspires me to blow the dust off those strings and me vocal chords. xx

  3. Woodshed October 29th, 2015 10:19 am

    Urbanmeister: Sounds like a great idea!

    Liz: I hope you enjoy playing again!

  4. Leah November 11th, 2015 3:58 am

    are the chords in the song the same for baritone ukulele? i have a baritone ukulele and I would like to know so i can play the song correctly

  5. Woodshed November 11th, 2015 7:11 am

    Leah: Yes, same chords. Just ignore the chord charts at the top and play the chords as you usually would.

  6. Eric January 21st, 2016 12:00 am


  7. Woodshed January 21st, 2016 9:20 am

    Eric: Thanks!

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