Artist Cavetown
Album Lemon Boy
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Verse:
E                                                     Ab
There once was a bitter-sweet man and they called him Lemon Boy
       A                                                Gbm          B
He was growing in my garden and I pulled him out by his hair, like a weed
E                                       Ab
And like weeds do he only came and grew back again
     A                                         Gbm  B
So I figured this time I might as well let him be

Chorus:
A             E                 Ab    Gbm B
Lemon Boy and me started to get along together
     A                  E                      Ab          Gbm B
I'll help him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather
     A               E          Ab        Gbm    B        A
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
           B             E
So I got myself a citrus friend

Verse:
    E                                Ab
But soon his bitter-sweet started to rub off on me
            A                              Gbm       B
You'd think smelling like lemon zest would be pretty neat
  E                                          Ab
I found out that my friends were more of the savory type
         A                                         Gbm        B
And they weren't too keen with compromising with a nice lemon pie

Chorus:
   A             E                  Ab    Gbm B
So Lemon Boy and me, we just got to get along together
   A                   E                      Ab          Gbm B
I helped him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather
     A               E          Ab        Gbm    B        A
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
           B             E
So I got myself a citrus friend

Bridge:
    E                         Ab
But what if I run out of fertilizer?
A                             Am
What if the clouds run out of rain?
A                               E
What if Lemon Boy won't grow no longer?
Ab                           A     Am
What if beaches dry of sugar cane? Oh well,
    E
The whales start to beach themselves
Ab                                   A
Tortoise shells tear away from their spines
   A               Am
It happens all the time
   Gbm     B       E
It happens all the time

Interlude: E Ab A Am Gbm B

Outro:
A             E              Ab   Gbm B
Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever
     A                  E             Ab      Gbm B
Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever
A             E              Ab   Gbm B
Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever
     A                  E             Ab      Gbm B
Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever
     A               E          Ab        Gbm    B        A
It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
                B                 A
Cause we're the bitterest boys in town
               B               A
Yeah we're the bitterest guys around
               B             E
and I've got myself a citrus friend

Outro: E A Gbm B E A Gbm B E
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Gabi

Here is the actual chords:
*= one strum

[Verse 1]
G B
There once was a bittersweet man and they called him, “Lemon Boy”
C Am D
He was growing in my garden and I pulled him out by his hair like a weed
G B
And like weeds do he only came and grew back again
C Am D
So, I figured this time I might as well let him be

[Chorus]
C G B Em D
Lemon Boy and me started to get along together
C G B Em D
I’d help him plant his seeds and we mowed the lawn in bad weather
C G B Em D C
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
D* G
So, I got myself a citrus friend

[Verse 2]
B
But soon his bittersweet started to rub off on me
C Am D
You’d think smelling like lemon zest would be pretty neat
G B
I found out that my friends are more of the savoury type
C Am D
And they weren’t too keen on compromising with a nice lemon pie

[Chorus]
C G B Em D
So Lemon Boy and me, we just gotta get along together
C G B Em D
I’ll help him plant his seeds and we’ll mow the lawn in bad weather
C G B Em D C
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him
D* G
So, I got myself a citrus friend

[Bridge]
G* B*
But what if I run out of fertiliser
C* Cm*
What if the clouds run out of rain
C* D* G*
What if Lemon Boy won’t grow no longer
B* C*
What if the beaches dry of sugarcane
Cm*
Oh well

G*
The whales start to beach themselves
B* C*
The tortoise shells tear away from their spines
Cm* G*
It happens all the time, it happens all the time

[Instrumental Break]

B* C* Cm*

[Pre-Chorus]
(Soft strumming)
C G B Em D
Lemon Boy and I, we’re gonna live forever
(Build up strumming)
C G B Em D
Like Snufkin and Little My, we’ll get around wherever

[Chorus]
(Intense strumming)
C G B Em D
Lemon Boy and I, we’re gonna live forever
C G B Em D
Like Snufkin and Little My, we’ll get around wherever
C G B Em D C
It’s actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him

[Outro]
D C
‘Cause we’re the bitterest boys in town
D C
Yeah, we’re the bitterest guys around
D* G*
And I got myself a citrus friend

G B C Am

Hopefully this made it eisier

AJ

THANK YOU.

MaxTheTranss

Thank you so much!! It sounds much more accurate!!! :3

Taco Music

This is so much more accurate and cramped my hand less! I have a little tip if your struggling on the quick switch from Em to D, you can use your thumb on D and it makes the switch a lot easier.

SadukulelePlayer

No no no. You really don’t wanna use your thumb to play barre chords. You should really only do it with your index finger.

leo

THUMB is way better to use

zuko = queen

D isn’t supposed to be a barre chord. You’re supposed to use your index middle, and ring finger on it, unless people play it a different way

I panicked but it wasnt at a disco

some people, especially people that came from a guitar background, find it easier to make chords by using their thumb. And as long as they make the chord, it doesn’t really matter how they did it.

Leo

I also cramped my hand less

bittersweetie

if u were wondering, the strumming pattern is DDU UDU
also ty for the chords <3

meepcity

Thx SO SO MUCH

noahfence

if you transpose to +3 and use Em instead of Am, you get these!

SNolasco

why don’t you click the triangle next to the print button to suggest these changes? I’m sure Ukutabs would appreciate it.

jamesjams

oh my gosh thanks you are the BEST

Hailey

You are a god. A freaking ukulele god.

Angel

Thank you so much! I couldn’t do those other chords to save the entire human race haha, but I love this version and it sounds very nice! You are the hero we needed but didn’t deserve

•.Asthma.•

You’re an amazing human being everybody thanks you so much 🙌

boba

This isn’t really necessary. Just transpose to -4 and it gets a lot easier while still sounding like the original song xx

Elise Summerfield

Thank you soooo much 🙏

I panicked but it wasnt at a disco

this is really helpful thanks!!!

lemon frog

i always thought it was “what if peaches dry of sugarcane”… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ oh well.

Idk tbh why do I use abreviations and i cant spell

I was gonna put pun god but idk what to do oof um good job I used to think that to um bye sorry this was awkward

bubble.gum.frog

imagine creating another account without realizing. awkward ;-;

Last edited 6 days ago by bubble.gum.frog
hugallurfreindexceptthecactuscauseumightloseaneye

love ur username a lemon frog (would be so cute as a pet)

I panicked but it wasnt at a disco

omg yes a lemon frog would be adorable

JoshDunIsNeverFun

-4 is easy for me although my hand cramped a little lol

gerard ways eyeliner

thank you! it really is so much easier.

cuddles

yeah it’s pretty easy except the switch from dm to g that quickly isn’t a little hard lol

Isa

just do 2 strums on dm and g

squidney

i like ur name

こんにちは

To make it a bit easier E = G Ab = C A = A Gbm = F B = D Am = Am

MaxTheTranss

Omg Thank you so much! You just made it so much easier!!!!

*confused in Uke*

**i’m bacc** pleAse tell me there’s an easier way to play B ;(((((

Rain Miller

just plauy a7 2nd string first fret or em

cuddles

go to -4

MaxTheTranss

Hey! If you still haven’t learned how to play the song properly, someone comented how to with the right chords and it sound much more accurate!! :>

_Dream-Simp_

*me finding this cause I found it on my recommendations on YouTube of the DreamTeam there—

cloud

i- i never thought i’d find one of my kind here- hello my fellow dream simp :)

autumn

same bro

uff

To me, Ab just doesn’t sound right in this, what should I use instead?

fujoshi_mom

Abm

chloe

i like using Ab minor in the original in place of regular Ab!

Bella

I’m confused what’s the strumming pattern?

total.yaoi.fangirl

dudu for the verses and dduud or something for the chorus

Hailey

DDUUDUUDUDDU is what I use

fujoshi_mom

does anyone know what to replace C with +3? it doesnt sound right

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