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Chords in this song

C chordA6 chordD chordBsus4 chordG chordEsus2 chordEsus4 chordAadd9 chord

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

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EE chord               Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord             EE chord     Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord   AA chord    AA chord    AA chord    AA chord  
Such is the way of     the world, You can ne  -   ver know
 
EE chord                 Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord              EE chord   Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord   AA chord     AA chord    AA chord    AA chord  
Just where to put all    your faith And how will   it  grow
 
      BB chord         EE chord                           AA chord        Aadd9Aadd9 chord  AA chord  Aadd9Aadd9 chord
Gonna rise up, Bringing back holes in dark memories
 
      BB chord         EE chord                AA chord        AA chord    AA chord   A6A6 chord
Gonna rise up, Turning mistakes into gold
 
 
Interlude -x2-: EE chord BB chord Bsus4Bsus4 chord AA chord
 
 
EE chord               Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord        EE chord   Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord  AA chord    AA chord    AA chord    AA chord  
Such is the passage    of time, Too fast   to fold
 
EE chord               Esus2Esus2 chord  EE chord        EE chord  Esus2Esus2 chord  AA chord     AA chord   AA chord    AA chord    AA chord  
And suddenly swallowed by signs, Low and  be - hold
 
      BB chord        EE chord                     AA chord        Aadd9Aadd9 chord  AA chord  Aadd9Aadd9 chord
Gonna rise up, Find my direction magnetically
 
      BB chord         EE chord                        AA chord      AA chord    AA chord   A6A6 chord  AA chord  AA chord    AA chord   A6A6 chord
Gonna rise up, Throw down my haste in the road
 
 
 
BB chord  Bsus4Bsus4 chord  BB chord  Bsus4Bsus4 chord  EE chord  Esus4Esus4 chord  EE chord  AA chord -x2-
 
BB chord -six bars-
 
BB chord  Bsus4Bsus4 chord  BB chord  AA chord  AA chord    AA chord   AA 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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