Dont Let Me Go(Chords)


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Key: D

Verse picking, fingerstyle (fill with a lick after the last F#): 
  (these first 4 notes should be played pizzicato) 
Verse: B/D I feel like a worker bee F#/A Sittin' all alone in here Em In this long deserted hive (bass lick) B/D All relations gone to pieces F#/A I drove the people close to me Em Miles away outta my sight B/D And now I'm like a naked man F#/A Standing in the desert tryin' Em A/G Tryin' to sell a messiah for silver Chorus: D7 Please hold me back G And don't let me go D7 When I go crazy A/G Don't let me go (walk the bass down F# -> E) Em F#/A G All of my bridges are crumbling to dust Em F#/A G And you might be the only one that I can trust A/G B/D So please hold on (play B/D -> F#/A -> Em verse for A bit) Em (Hold onto me now) (Repeat verse over these) You were not the first I've seen Gettin' eaten from within Being what you do It's easy enough to lose a step or two Dodging bullets while building a truce Don't beat yourself up about it What you lost you can't get back A little perspective right here in this track I've seen children get sold for silver (Repeat Chorus over these) I could hold you back But I won't treat you so I don't think you're crazy And I won't let you go I'll be the someone you can hold onto But I won't be somebody holding onto you Weighing you down (No, no, no, no, no) (Switch to tremolo style strumming here) Bm Don't have the courage to A Take another step let alone two G2 I'll fall into the big black sea Bm Sure you can if I can soak in you A Lean on me I will be there G2 A/G And it's blue can't you see (Repeat Chorus) I won't let you go And I won't hold you back I'll walk the whole mile with you Watching your back Some things to note: Bernhoft's guitar has two bass strings on it. In order to emulate the deep bass noise in his bass walks, I recommend playing the bass notes using pizzicato. Bernhoft uses a looper to make the 2nd and 3rd verses have some amount of percussion. Feel free to add your own texture there. The bass lick that he uses to fill between verses changes as the song progresses. It always resolves to a B/D chord, so just make sure whatever bass lick you use resolves to that. Enjoy!
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