I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Chords And Strumming, The Proclaimers
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I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) Chords And Strumming, The Proclaimers

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Did You Know? I'm Gonna Be was written by Craig Reid while waiting to go to a football match to see his team Hibernian Football Club play in Aberdeen.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Blue Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Blue Pick (Orange pick when played with open chords only)

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Orange Pick Level

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Chords And Strumming, The Proclaimers

Open Chords:  

Open E chord

Open A chord

Open B7 chord

Open C#m7 chord 

Open F#m7 chord

Strumming:        

Verse:

|D    D    D    D U |D U D    D    D    |

|D    D    D    D    |D    D    D    D U |


Chorus:        

|D U D    D    D U | 

|D U D U D U D U |


Tempo: 131 bpm Key: E



Intro -

||E - - - |E - - - || x 2


Verse 1 -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B7 - |E - - - ||x4


When I (Ex2)wake up, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)wakes up next to (E)you
When I (Ex2)go out, yeah, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)goes along with (E)you
If I (Ex2)get drunk, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)gets drunk next to (E)you
And if I (Ex2)haver, hey, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B7)havering to (E)you



Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B7 - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
(A)I would walk five (B7)hundred more
Just to
(Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
(B7)at your door


Verse 2 -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B7 - |E - - - ||x4


When I'm (Ex2)working, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B7)working hard for (E)you
And when the (Ex2)money comes in for the work I do
I'll pass
(A)almost every (B7)penny on to (E)you
When I (Ex2)come home (When I come home), oh, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)comes back home to (E)you
And if I (Ex2)grow old, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B7)growing old with (E)you


Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B7 - - - ||x2

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B7 - |E - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B7)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B7)at your door


Da (Ex2)lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da
(A)dun-diddle un-diddle (B7)un-diddle uh da-(E)da x 2


Verse 3 -

   |E - - - |E - - - |

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B7 - |E - - - ||x3

   |E - - - |E - - - |A - B7 - |C#m7 - - - |F#m7 - |

   |B7(1strum)|E - - - |E - - - |


(Ex2) When I'm (Ex2)lonely, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B)lonely without (E)you
And when I'm (Ex2)dreaming, well, I know I'm gonna dream
I'm gonna
(A)dream about the (B7)time when I'm with (E)you
When I (Ex2)go out (When I go out), well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)goes along with (E)you
And when I (Ex2)come home (When I come home), yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B7)comes back home with (C#m7)you
I'm gonna
(F#m7)be the man who's (B7)coming home with (Ex2)you


Final Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B7 - - - ||x2

||E - - - |E - - - |A  B7 - |E - - - ||x4

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B7 - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B7)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B7)at your door


Da (Ex2)lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da
 (A)dun-diddle un-diddle (B7)un-diddle uh da-(E)da x 4


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B7)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B7)at your door


Final Chord Strum: E


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Blue Pick Level

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) Chords And Strumming, The Proclaimers

Open Chords:  

Open E chord

Barre Chords:  

Barre A chord

Barre B chord

Barre C#m chord

Barre F#m chord

Strumming:

Verse:

|D    D    D    D U |D U D    D    D    |

|D    D    D    D    |D    D    D    D U |


Chorus:        

|D U D    D    D U | 

|D U D U D U D U |


Tempo: 131 bpm Key: E



Intro -

||E - - - |E - - - || x2


Verse 1 -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B - |E - - - ||x4


When I (Ex2)wake up, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)wakes up next to (E)you
When I (Ex2)go out, yeah, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)goes along with (E)you
If I (Ex2)get drunk, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)gets drunk next to (E)you
And if I (Ex2)haver, hey, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B)havering to (E)you



Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
(A)I would walk five (B)hundred more
Just to
(Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
(B)at your door


Verse 2 -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B - |E - - - ||x4


When I'm (Ex2)working, yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B)working hard for (E)you
And when the (Ex2)money comes in for the work I do
I'll pass
(A)almost every (B)penny on to (E)you
When I (Ex2)come home (When I come home), oh, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)comes back home to (E)you
And if I (Ex2)grow old, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B)growing old with (E)you


Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B  - - - ||x2

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B - |E - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B)at your door


Da (Ex2)lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da
(A)dun-diddle un-diddle (B)un-diddle uh da-(E)da x 2


Verse 3 -

   |E - - - |E - - - |

||E - - - |E - - - |A - B - |E - - - ||x3

   |E - - - |E - - - |A - B - |C#m - - - |F#m - |

   |(1 strum)|E - - - |E - - - |


(Ex2) When I'm (Ex2)lonely, well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who's (B)lonely without (E)you
And when I'm (Ex2)dreaming, well, I know I'm gonna dream
I'm gonna
(A)dream about the (B)time when I'm with (E)you
When I (Ex2)go out (When I go out), well, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)goes along with (E)you
And when I (Ex2)come home (When I come home), yes, I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna
(A)be the man who (B)comes back home with (C#m)you
I'm gonna
(F#m)be the man who's (B)coming home with (Ex2)you


Final Chorus -

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B - - - ||x2

||E - - - |E - - - |A  B - |E - - - ||x4

||E - - - |E - - - |A - - - |B - - - ||x2


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B)at your door


Da (Ex2)lat da (Da lat da), da lat da (Da lat da)
Da-da-da
 (A)dun-diddle un-diddle (B)un-diddle uh da-(E)da x 4


But (Ex2)I would walk five hundred miles
And
 (A)I would walk five (B)hundred more
Just to
 (Ex2)be the man who walked a thousand (A)miles
To fall down
 (B)at your door


Final Chord Strum: E


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