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

7 Chords used in the song: Dm, F, Bb, Fmaj7, C, A, Bbm

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Dm Dm   F F    Bb Bb  Fmaj7 Fmaj7*  C C    A A   Bbm Bbm   Dm Dm   Bb Bb*
A|-0----0----1-----0-----3----0----1----5----8-
E|-1----1----1-----1-----0----0----1----5----6-
C|-2----0----2-----4-----0----1----1----5----5-
G|-2----2----3-----2-----0----2----3----7----X-

h = hammer on
p = pull off
/ = slide
X = mute

*the chord used isn't really this chord, but it?s the closest I could find. If anyone knows a better name, pray tell?

In my original version, I hit all the strings muted, to make that "chk" sound,
on beats 2 and 4 for pretty much the entire song. However, if you feel that's
not the tone you're going for, feel free to take them out.
(That also goes for the rhythm in general, because you may think mine is
just a bunch of foolery.)

INTRO:
Dm Dm F F Bb Bb F F Fmaj7 Fmaj7
A|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1-1---1-1-
C|-0h2-2-2---2-2-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-0-|-0---0-0-4---4-0-
G|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-

Dm Dm F F C C
A|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-|---3-3-3---3-3-3-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
C|-0h2-2-2---2-2-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
G|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-

Dm Dm F F A A Dm Dm F F
A|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1-1---1-1-
C|-0h2-2-2---2-2-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-2---2-0-0---0-0-
G|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-2-

Bb Bb Bbm Bbm F F
A|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-
C|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-
G|-3---3-3---3-3-3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-

VERSE:
F F Dm Dm
A|-------0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-3-0-0-0-|-------0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-3-0-0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-
C|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-
G|-0---0-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0---0-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-
Love of mine someday you will die but I'll be

Bb Bb F F
A|-----1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|---0-0-0-0-1-0---|---3-3-3---3-3---
E|-----1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
C|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
G|-0-----3---3-3-3-|---3-3-3-3-3-3---|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
Close behind I'll follow you into the dark

F F Dm Dm
A|-------0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-3-0-0-0-|-------0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-3-0-0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-
C|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-
G|-0---0-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|-0---0-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-
No blinding lights or tunnels to gates of white just our hands

Bb Bb F F
A|-----1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|---0-0-0-0-1-0---|---3-3-3---3-3---
E|-----1-1---1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
C|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|---2-2-2-2-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
G|-0-----3---3-3-3-|---3-3-3-3-3-3---|---2-2-2-2-2-2-0-|---0-0-0---0-0-0-
Clasped so tight waiting for the hint of a spark If

CHORUS:
Dm Dm F F Bb Bb F F Fmaj7 Fmaj7
A|-5-5---5-5---0-3-|---3-3-0---------|-1-0-----------0-|---0-0-0-0---0---
E|-5-5---5-5---0-1-|---1-1-1---1-----|-1-1---1---1---1-|---1-1-1-1---1---
C|-5-5---5-5---0-0-|---0-0-----------|-2-2---2---2---0-|---0-0-0-4---4---
G|-7-7---7-7-----2-|---2-2---0-------|-3-----0-------2-|---2-2-2-2---2---
heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied

Dm Dm F F C C
A|-5---5-5---0-0-3-|---3-3-0---------|---------------3-|---3-3-3---3-3---
E|-5---5-5---0-0-1-|---1-1-1---1-----|-0-----0-0-0---0-|---0-0-0---0-0---
C|-5---5-5---0-0-0-|---0-0-----------|-0-----0-0-0---0-|---0-0-0---0-0---
G|-7---7-7-------2-|---2-2---0-------|-0-----0-0-2---0-|---0-0-0---0-0---
Illuminate the no's on their va - cancy signs If

Dm Dm F F A A Dm Dm
A|-5---5---5---0-3-|---0---0---------|-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-
E|-5---5---5---0-1-|---1---1-----1---|-3---3-1-1---1-0-|-1---1-1-1---1-1-
C|-5---5---5---0-0-|---0---0---------|-1---1-1-1---1-0-|-2---2-0-0---0-0-
G|-7---7---7-----2-|---2---2---0-----|-2---2-2-2---2-2-|-2---2-2-2---2-0-
there's no one beside you when your soul em - barks then

Bb Bb Bbm Bbm F F
A|-----1-1-------1-|-----------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-
E|-1---1-1---1---1-|---1-------1-1---|-1---1-1---1-1-1-|-1---1-1---1-1-1-
C|-2---2-2---2---1-|-------2---------|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0---0-0---0-0-0-
G|-0---0-0---2---0-|-----------------|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2---2-2---2-2-2-
I'll follow you into the dark

MINI-BRIDGE (after VERSE 3):
Dm Dm Bb Bb*
A|-5-----5---5-----|-8---8-8---8-8-8-|-8---8-8---8-8-8-|-8---8-8---8-8-8-|-8---8-8---8-8-8-
E|-5-----5---5-----|-6---6-6---6-6-6-|-6---6-6---6-6-6-|-6---6-6---6-6-6-|-6---6-6---6-6-6-
C|-5-----5---5-----|-5---5-5---5-5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5-
G|-7-----5---5-----|-X---X-X---X-X-X-|-X---X-X---X-X-X-|-X---X-X---X-X-X-|-X---X-X---X-X-X-
The blackest of roooooooooooooooooooooooooms

# OUTRO (from the end of CHORUS 3):
Bb Bb Bbm Bbm F F Dm Dm
A|-----1-1-------1-|-----------------|-0---0-0-0-0-0---|---0-0-0---0-0---
E|-1---1-1---1---1-|---1-------1-1---|-1---1-1-1-1-1---|---1-1-1---1-1---
C|-2---2-2---2---1-|-------2---------|-0---0-0-0-4-0h2-|---2-2-2---2-2---
G|-0---0-0---2---0-|-----------------|-2---2-2-2-2-2---|---2-2-2---2-2---
I'll follow you into the dark

Bb Bb
A|---------------3-----------------0-------||
E|-1-----1---1---1-------------1---1-------||
C|-2-----2---2---1-----------------0-------||
G|-0-----0---2---0-----2---0-------2-------||
I'll follow you in to the dark

 

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Amazingly detailed and accurate!
13 Dec 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.