I Will Follow You Into The Dark Uke tab by Death Cab For Cutie

9 Chords used in the song: C, Am, F, C, G/B, E, Am/E, F, Fm

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Intro:

Am Am C C F F C C G/B G/B
Am Am C C G G
Am Am C C E E Am Am G G F F Fm Fm C/G C/G


1st Verse:

C/G C/G
Love of mine
Am/E Am/E
someday you will die,
F F
but I'll be close behind;
C C G G
I'll follow you into the dark.

C/G C/G
No blinding light
Am/E Am/E
or tunnels to gates of white,
F F
just our hands clasped so tight
C C G G
waiting for the hint of a spark.


Chorus:

Am Am C C F F C C G/B G/B
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied,
Am Am C C G G
illuminate the noes on their vacancy signs.
Am Am C C E E Am Am G G
If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
F F Fm Fm C/G C/G
then I'll follow you into the dark.


2nd Verse:(same chords)

C/G C/G
In Catholic school,
Am/E Am/E
as vicious as Roman rule,
F F
I got my knuckles bruised
C C G G
by a lady in black.

C/G C/G
And I held my tongue
Am/E Am/E
as she told me "Son,
F F
fear is the heart of love".
C C G G
So I never went back.


Chorus:(same chords)

Am Am C C F F C C G/B G/B
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied,
Am Am C C G G
illuminate the noes on their vacancy signs.
Am Am C C E E Am Am G G
If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
F F Fm Fm C/G C/G
then I'll follow you into the dark.


3rd Verse:(tiny change)

C/G C/G
You and me
Am/E Am/E
have seen everything to see
F F
from Bangkok to Calgary,
C C G G
and the soles of your shoes

C/G C/G
are all worn down.
Am/E Am/E
The time for sleep is now
F F
but it's nothing to cry about
C C G G
'cause we'll hold each other soon
Am Am F F
in the blackest of rooms.


Chorus:

Am Am C C F F C C G/B G/B
If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied,
Am Am C C G G
illuminate the noes on their vacancy signs.
Am Am C C E E Am Am G G
If there's no one beside you when your soul embarks
F F Fm Fm C C G/B G/B Am Am
Then I'll follow you into the dark
F F Fm Fm C C
Then I'll follow you into the dark

 

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Vee182 avatar
flag for AU(ISO2) (Melbourne)
Nice tab, but what are the finger positions for Am/E?
23 Apr 2011
katemonster avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Denver, Colorado)
Sounds good. :]
24 Feb 2010
About this song

"I Will Follow You Into the Dark" is the third single from Death Cab for Cutie's album Plans. It's an acoustic ballad performed solo, by frontman Ben Gibbard. It was recorded with a single microphone, and there is no overdubbing in the song. It was released as a single in the UK as a two-part 7" single (one on green vinyl, the other on "mustard" colored vinyl) and as a CD single. The I Follow You Into The Dark Songfacts states that Gibbard told VH1's Storytellers that Gibbard penned the song in a burst of creativity in 15 miniutes at a Seattle studio, which he kept solely for songwriting.