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Chords in this song

C chordDb6 chordD chordEbsus4 chordG chordAbsus2 chordAbsus4 chordDbadd9 chord

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All credit goes to Alistair Woodshed from www.ukulelehunt.com for these chords!

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AbAb chord               Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord             AbAb chord     Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord   DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord  
Such is the way of     the world, You can ne  -   ver know
 
AbAb chord                 Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord              AbAb chord   Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord   DbDb chord     DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord  
Just where to put all    your faith And how will   it  grow
 
      EbEb chord         AbAb chord                           DbDb chord        Dbadd9Dbadd9 chord  DbDb chord  Dbadd9Dbadd9 chord
Gonna rise up, Bringing back holes in dark memories
 
      EbEb chord         AbAb chord                DbDb chord        DbDb chord    DbDb chord   Db6Db6 chord
Gonna rise up, Turning mistakes into gold
 
 
Interlude -x2-: AbAb chord EbEb chord Ebsus4Ebsus4 chord DbDb chord
 
 
AbAb chord               Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord        AbAb chord   Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord  DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord  
Such is the passage    of time, Too fast   to fold
 
AbAb chord               Absus2Absus2 chord  AbAb chord        AbAb chord  Absus2Absus2 chord  DbDb chord     DbDb chord   DbDb chord    DbDb chord    DbDb chord  
And suddenly swallowed by signs, Low and  be - hold
 
      EbEb chord        AbAb chord                     DbDb chord        Dbadd9Dbadd9 chord  DbDb chord  Dbadd9Dbadd9 chord
Gonna rise up, Find my direction magnetically
 
      EbEb chord         AbAb chord                        DbDb chord      DbDb chord    DbDb chord   Db6Db6 chord  DbDb chord  DbDb chord    DbDb chord   Db6Db6 chord
Gonna rise up, Throw down my haste in the road
 
 
 
EbEb chord  Ebsus4Ebsus4 chord  EbEb chord  Ebsus4Ebsus4 chord  AbAb chord  Absus4Absus4 chord  AbAb chord  DbDb chord -x2-
 
EbEb chord -six bars-
 
EbEb chord  Ebsus4Ebsus4 chord  EbEb chord  DbDb chord  DbDb chord    DbDb chord   DbDb chord    G

This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

6 Comments

  • Just Curious says:

    In this page there is no difference in the chords illustrated between the Dsus4 and the Gsus2?

    The only distinction I could find online was that some sites have the 4th string muted on the Dsus4 when played and the Gsus2 that string is played open.

    • Dodgson_here says:

      I know this question is years old but in case anyone else is wondering:

      (This explanation relies on an understanding of musical intervals.)
      A suspended chord is where you replace the 3rd of a chord with another note (usually a perfect 4th or major 2nd). Normally a G chord is “spelled” G-B-D. To get Gsus2, we will replace the B with a major second above G which is an A for a new chord(G-A-D). There are three notes and four strings so we have options on how to play this. In the chord diagram here, they have chosen to double the G (usually a good call to double the root).

      On the other hand, D is normally D-F#-A. To get Dsus2 we replace F# with a perfect fourth above D which is G for a new chord of D-G-A. We now have two theoretically different chords made from the same notes. Here is where your confusion is coming from: Doubling the G in this chord makes absolutely no musical sense. It is a passing tone meant to lead to the next chord. By doubling it, they have made it more important to your ear than it should be. Preferably the D or A should have been doubled. I would recommend playing the second Fret on the G string or omitting the G string entirely as you have seen elsewhere.

      In other words they did it for convenience over musicality.

  • Mr. Ukulele says:

    The words “throw down my haste in the road” should be ” throw down my ace in the hole”

  • Dodgson_here says:

    @Just Curious

    I know this comment is a year old but just in case anyone else is wondering. Dsus4 is spelled D G A while Gsus2 is spelled G A D. When you go to spell this on the ukulele, it ends up being the same thing. That said, if given a choice I would double the G for the G chord and the D for the D chord if you wanted them to sound different but it’s 6 of one half dozen of the other once it’s live.

  • Abs says:

    For an easy tutorial on how to play all of this song, try the Ukulele Teacher. He describes it perfectly (:

  • Terry L says:

    The chain of four C chords at the
    end of each line should go “C C-5 C5 C-5”

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