Beatles – Hey Jude Chords

“Hey Jude” is a staple song of the legendary Beatles. Written by Paul McCartney, it was released way back in the August of 1968 as the very first single for the band’s own label Apple Records. Clocking in at over seven minutes, at the time it was the longest single ever to reach the top of the British charts, while also attaining the top for whole nine weeks over the pond in the United States.

“Hey Jude”, at the time, tied the “all-time” record for staying the longest at the top of the US charts. Around eight million copies of the single were shipped, securing the tune countless appearances on a variety of greatest songs of all time lists. In 2013, it was named by Billboard as the 10th biggest song of all time.

Lyrics and chords:

*C = g+c+e+g
*F = inversion of F => cfa
(in lower case means single notes)

[Verse 1]

F C
Hey Jude dont make it bad
C *C C6 C7 C7sus4 C7 F
take a sad song and make it better
Bb F
Remember to let her into your heart
C F
and then you can start to make it better

[Verse 2]

F C
Hey Jude dont be afraid
C *C C6 C7 C7sus4 C7 F
you were made to go out and get her
Bb F
The minute you let her under your skin
C F Fmaj7 F7
then you begin to make it better

[Chorus]

Bb Bb/A Gm
And anytime you feel the pain hey jude refrain
Gm7 C/E C F Fmaj7 F7
dont carry the world upon your shoulders
Bb Bb/A Gm
For well you know that its a fool who plays it cool
Gm7 C/E C F
by making his world a little colder

[Interlude]

F6 F7 C Csus4 C C F C7
Da da da da da Da da da da

[Verse 3]

F C
Hey Jude dont let me down
C C* C6 C7 C7sus4 C7 F
You have found her now go and get her
Bb F
Remember to let her into you heart
C F Fmaj7 F7
then you can start to make it better

[Chorus]

Bb Bb/A Gm
So let it out and let it in hey Jude begin
Gm7 C/E C F Fmaj7 F7
your waiting for someone to perform with
Bb Bb/A Gm
And dont you know that its just you hey jude you’ll do
Gm7 C/E C F
The movement you need is on your shoulders

[Interlude]

F6 F7 C Csus4 C C F C7
Da da da da da da da da da

[Verse 4]

F C
Hey Jude dont make it bad
F C7 C7sus4 C7 F
take a sad song and make it better
Bb F
Remember to let her under your skin
C F
and then you’ll begin to make it better

[Outro]

F6 F7 Eb
Na na na na na na na
Bb
Na na na na
F
Hey Jude
F6 F7 Eb
Na na na na na na na
Bb
Na na na na
F
Hey Jude