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Piano Letter Notes and Chords for Let It Be – The Beatles


Key Information for the Song Let It Be by The Beatles

Scale: C major (All Natural Notes, All white keys)
C Major Scale Notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B
Key Signature: Blank (No flats, No sharps)
Tempo: 72 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner

This post will provide the letter notes (right hand notes) and chords (left hand notes) for the song Let It Be by The Beatles. The song is in C major with a tempo of 72 BPM and a 4/4, common time signature. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.

The song Let It Be is easy to play on the piano as it has simple melody in C major, so mostly single notes, on white keys in the right hand and basic chords in the left.


1. Right-Hand Melody (Right-Hand Letter Notes) for Let It Be

This section presents the melody or solo for the song Let It Be played by the right hand, using letter notes.

Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Let It Be

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Let It Be are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the “Let It Be” song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the Let It Be song.


Part 1 (Intro)

Play these chords for intro

C~~ C~~   G~~ G~~   Am~~ Am~   F~~ F~~
C~~ C~~   G~~ G~~   F~~  C Dm  C~~

Notes for the chords are:
C major: C, E, G
G major: G, B, D
A minor: A, C, E
F major: F, A, C


Part 2 (Verse 1)

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be


(G G)     G     (G) A~    E
When I  find   my_self  in

G       G   (C*) D*~
times of   trouble

(D* E*)  E*~~ D*  D*       (C*)  C*~~
Mother  Mary      comes  to    me

(E*) E*~    F*        (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words   of   wisdom

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


(G G)    G~~   A      (C*)  G~ G
And in  my     hour  of    darkness

(C*) D*~   (D*) E*~   E*~
She is     standing   right

(D*) D*     (C*) C*~~
in   front    of me

(E*) E*~    F*       (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words  of wisdom

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


Part 3 (Chorus)

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be


(E*) D* C*~~ (E*) G* A*~~
Let it be, let it be

(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it be,          let it be

(E*) E*~    F*        (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words   of   wisdom

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


Part 4 (Verse 2)

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be

For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer
Let it be


(G)   G      (G)   A~ E    G  G      (C*) D*~
And when  the  broken-hearted  people

(D*) E*  E*~  D*   D*      C* C*~~
Living    in    the  world  agree

E*~     (E*) F*  (E*)   E* D*~~
There  will be   an    answer

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


(G)   G      (G)    A      E   G~  G~
For though they may be  parted

(C*)    D*~ (D* E*) E*~~
There is     still a chance

(D*) G*    D*   C*~~
that they  will  see

(E*) E*~  F*    (E*) E* D*~~
There     will   be an answer

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


Part 5 (Chorus)

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer
Let it be


(E*) D* C*~~ (E*) G* A*~~
Let it be, let it be

(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it be,          let it be

(E*)    E*     E*    F*  (E*)  E* D*~~
Yeah, there will  be  an    answer

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


Part 6 Chorus)

Let it be, let it be
Let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be


(E*) D* C*~~ (E*) G* A*~~
Let it be, let it be

(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it be,          let it be

(E*) E*~    F*    (E*) E* D*~~
Whisper words  of wisdom

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


Part 7 (Verse 3)

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be, yeah


(G)   G     (G)  A~   E   G  G
And when the night is cloudy

(C*) D*~   (D*) E*  E*   D*   D*        C* C*~~
There is    still a l   ight that shines on me

E*~    (E*) F*  (E*) E* D*~~
Shine until      tomorrow

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it      be


I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be, yeah


2. Right-Hand Notes and Chords for Let It Be

Let It Be Right Hand and Left Hand Notes

This section combines the right-hand melody with the corresponding chords for Let It Be played by the left hand. 

The chords are written in square brackets.

  • Letter notes are written above the words, showing you which note to sing for each syllable.
  • Chords are written below the lyrics, in square brackets. They tell you which chords to play on your instrument along with the song.
  • vertical bar (like this: |) is placed within the lyrics to show you exactly where to change chords.

Chords in the C major key are used for the song, and the notations for the chords are:
C major: C, E, G.
F major: F, A, C.
G major: G, B, D.
Am (A minor): A, C, E.
Dm (D minor): D, F, A.


Intro Music

Play these chords for intro music

C~~ C~~   G~~ G~~   Am~~ Am~   F~~ F~~
C~~ C~~   G~~ G~~   F~~  C Dm  C~~


Verse 1

(G G)     G     (G) A~    E
When I | find   my_self  in
            | [C]

G       G   (C*) D*~
times of   trouble
[G]

(D* E*)  E*~~ D*  D*       (C*)  C*~~
Mother  Mary    | comes  to    me
[Am]                  | [F]

(E*) E*~    F*        (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words   of  | wisdom
[C]                             | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be      |
            | [F]     | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


(G G)      G~~   A      (C*)  G~ G
And | in   my     hour  of   | darkness
       | [C]                          | [G]

(C*) D*~   (D*) E*~   E*~
She is    | standing   right
              | [Am]

(D*) D*     (C*) C*~~
in  | front    of me
     | [F]

(E*) E*~    F*       (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words  of | wisdom
[C]                           | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be     |
            | [F]    | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


Chorus

(E*) D* C*~~   (E*) G* A*~~
Let   it | be,     let it   | be
           | [Am]            | [G]

(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it    | be,      let it     | be
            | [F]                  | [C]

(E*) E*~    F*        (E*) E* D*~~
Speaking  words   of  | wisdom
[C]                             | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be      |
            | [F]     | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


Verse 2

(G)    G      (G)   A~ E       G  G      (C*) D*~
And | when  the  broken-| hearted  people
       | [C]                        | [G]  

(D*) E*  E*~  D*   D*      C* C*~~
Living    in    the | world  agree
[Am]                   | [F]

E*~     (E*) F*  (E*)   E* D*~~
There  will be   an  | answer
[C]                         | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be     | 
            | [F]    | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


(G)   G      (G)    A      E      G~  G~
For | though they may be | parted
      | [C]                           | [G]
  
(C*)    D*~ (D* E*) E*~~
There is   | still a chance
                | [Am]

(D*)   G*    D*   C*~~
that | they  will  see
       | [F]
   

(E*) E*~  F*    (E*) E* D*~~
There     will   be an | answer
[C]                           | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be     |
            | [F]    | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


Chorus

(E*) D* C*~~   (E*) G* A*~~
Let   it | be,     let it   | be
           | [Am]            | [G]

(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it    | be,      let it     | be
            | [F]                  | [C]

(E*)      E*     E*    F*  (E*)  E* D*~~
Yeah, | there will  be  an   | answer
          | [C]                        | [G]
  
(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be      |
            | [F]      | [C]   [Dm]  [C]


Chorus

(E*) D* C*~~   (E*) G* A*~~
Let   it | be,     let it   | be
           | [Am]            | [G]
  
(G*) G* E* D*   C*  (A) G  E*~~~
Let it    | be,      let it     | be
            | [F]                    | [C]

(E*) E*~    F*        (E*) E* D*~~
Whisper  words   of  | wisdom
[C]                             | [G]

(E* D*)   (D*) C*~~~
Let it    | be      |
            | [F]     | [C]   [Dm]  [C]



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