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Ab               Absus2  Ab             Ab     Absus2  Ab   Db    Db    Db    Db  
Such is the way of     the world, You can ne  -   ver know

Ab                 Absus2  Ab              Ab   Absus2  Ab   Db     Db    Db    Db  
Just where to put all    your faith And how will   it  grow

      Eb         Ab                           Db        Dbadd9  Db  Dbadd9
Gonna rise up, Bringing back holes in dark memories

      Eb         Ab                Db        Db    Db   Db6
Gonna rise up, Turning mistakes into gold

Interlude -x2-: Ab Eb Ebsus4 Db

Ab               Absus2  Ab        Ab   Absus2  Ab  Db    Db    Db    Db  
Such is the passage    of time, Too fast   to fold

Ab               Absus2  Ab        Ab  Absus2  Db     Db   Db    Db    Db  
And suddenly swallowed by signs, Low and  be - hold

      Eb        Ab                     Db        Dbadd9  Db  Dbadd9
Gonna rise up, Find my direction magnetically

      Eb         Ab                        Db      Db    Db   Db6  Db  Db    Db   Db6
Gonna rise up, Throw down my haste in the road

Eb  Ebsus4  Eb  Ebsus4  Ab  Absus4  Ab  Db -x2-

Eb -six bars-

Eb  Ebsus4  Eb  Db  Db    Db   Db    G
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  1. The chain of four C chords at the
    end of each line should go “C C-5 C5 C-5”

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

  3. Dodgson_here

    @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.

  4. Mr. Ukulele

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

  5. Just Curious

    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

      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.

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