Let It Be Chords and Lyrics by The Beatles – Easy version

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let it be chords

While a piano ballad, this is a great song for any guitarist, beginners included.

The Let It Be chords are incredibly simple, and yet form one of the greatest songs ever written.

This version is the easiest to play, as it avoids the dreaded F barre chord by using a capo on the 5th fret to play in the right key. There’s only four chords, using the G, D, Em and C shapes. And all four chords are in the first eight chords you should learn making it a great beginner guitar song.

If you’re looking for more easy guitar songs, see our rundown of 100.

Let It Be Chords

You need to place a capo on the 5th fret and then use these chords as if there was no capo. This means that the G chord is actually a C.

G chord guitar
D chord guitar
Em chord guitar
C chord guitar

Let It Be Chord and Lyric Chart by The Beatles

Capo at 5th. 

[Intro]
| G | D | Em | C |
| G | D | C | G |

 
[Verse 1]
              G                      D                          Em                   C
When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me
G                                 D                      C    G
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
   
         G                      D                         Em                         C
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
G                                  D                     C    G
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Chorus]
          Em         D             C            G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
G                                 D                    C   G
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Verse 2]
           G                            D                         Em                C
And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree
G                             D                    C    G
There will be an answer, let it be

            G                                 D                     Em                            C
For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
G                             D                   C    G
There will be an answer, let it be
 
[Chorus]
          Em         D             C            G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
G                                     D                    C   G
Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be

          Em         D             C            G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
G                                 D                    C   G
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Interlude]
| C | G | D C | G |

| C | G | D C | G |
 
[Solo]
| G | D | Em | C |
| G | D | C | G |

| G | D | Em | C |
| G | D | C | G |
 
[Chorus]
          Em         D             C                      G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
G                                D                      C   G
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Verse 3]
            G                            D                      Em                       C
And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me
G                       D                    C   G
Shine until tomorrow, let it be

   G                           D                      Em                   C
I wake up to the sound of music mother Mary comes to me
G                                    D                  C  G
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Chorus]
          Em         D             C                      G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
G                             D                    C   G
There will be an answer, let it be

          Em         D             C                      G
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
G                                 D                    C   G
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
 
[Coda]
| C | G | D C | G |

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