Artist Grace VanderWaal
Album Perfectly Imperfect
Genre(s)
Note Edited and improved on March 10th 2020. Changed to the full version. Use a capo on the first fret (or +1 half step) for the shorter AGT version.
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Chorus:
C               F
I don’t know my name
Am                  G
I don’t play by the rules of the game
       C             F
So you say, I’m just trying
     Am         G
Just try... ... ing
 
Verse 1: -faster-
     C                F
So I heard you are my sister’s friend
    Am              G
You get along quite nicely
    C            F
You ask me why I cut my hair
    Am                G
And changed myself completely -slower-
 
Chorus: -faster-
C               F
I don’t know my name
    Am                  G
And I don’t play by the rules of the game
       C             F
So you say, I’m just trying
     Am         G
Just try... ... ing
 
Verse 2:
  C                   F
I went from bland and popular to
Am             G
Joining the marching band
  C                F
I made the closest friends I'll ever
Am            G
Have in my lifetime
 
Bridge:
F
    I am lost
G Am
    Trying to get found
G
    In an ocean of
F F Am Am
People...
F                            Am
    Please don't asked me any...questions
            G
There won't be a valid answer
           F
I'll just say...
 
Chorus: -soft and slow-
C               F
I don’t know my name
Am                  G
I don’t play by the rules of the game
       C             F
So you say, I’m just trying -little faster-
     Am         G
Just try... ... ing -faster and louder-
 
Chorus: -loud and strong and fast-
C             F
I now know my name
Am                  G
I don’t play by the rules of the game
       C            F
So you say, I’m not trying
        Am         G
But I’m try... ... ing
               C
To find my way
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XxxMeteor DragonxxX

To be honest this is the best song for beginners

Bean

Agree

ClairenJoy

yeah.

maya

agreed!! this was the first song i learned.

Mello11

Me too

Chicken Nugget

Same here

Elizabeth

YESSS!! I agree 100%

Uke fan

Yes.

Mila

yep! first song i learned!

Nate

yep, my brother couldn’t play any other songs when he was beginning ukulele.

Sophie Foster

I love this song!!

Adella

same here

Ella cook

This is the best song

Mali

Is Sophie Foster your real name?

Sophie Foster

Yes, why?

ananya

because keeper of the lost cities

Weeb IQ: 9000

I have found a fellow reader of keeper of the lost cities !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))))))))))))0

Maia

I LOVE KOTLC

Mila

I love that series!

fitz

BAGSGSGUY IM OBSESSED WITH KOTLC!!!!

Dex

Same!! I like your name!

Marella

I love it to

lime

what is the strumming patern

Elio

dduudu dduudu for every chord

Hayley

The strumming pattern is the Island strum — DDU UDU

Someone random person

I use DDUUDU

Rambopotato

It’s 4 down strums until you reach the “I am lost” section, then it is one strum down for each chord. Then after the “I am lost” section you go back to doing 4 strums down.

Sophie R

Why did people down vote you?
Very usefull tip. THANKS

UkulelePlayer

DDUUDU

Lisa

you can just make your own but i like to use down up up 💛💛

uyleeNaotamorei

down down up up down up that is the strumming pattern

Tsai Thegg

Strumming patterns : “down , down , up , up down” do all over again throughout the whole song😊

Grace

Then there is another up

ida

dduuudu 2x just at the fast Parts

Sabrina

Down down up down up

Sonia Szczepaniak

I actually go DDUDU x2 for each chord (apart from the bridge)

potato peels

down down up up down up down up

L.l.

Grace said in a Video: DDU UDU

New_to_ukulele

dduudu x2 for every
chord of the song.

Ally

If you want a really simple strumming pattern I find that DD-UDU works fine.

Elizabeth

I watched a tutorial on how to play the song, Grace uses: DDU UDU

This dood

I use dduuduudu

Cant lol

Grace Vanderwaal Is Amazing!

henry

yes

Gracevanderwaallover1

Definitely agree. Have loved her ever since agt.

Elsa

I know right

Sarah C

A lot of the actual lyrics are missing though..

lucia

yes

TheatreUke

I wonder why

Elsa

I don’t like it

Elsa

I don’t think their actuly is.

qwertyuiopolkjhgfcdssdfgbn m

yes i agree there was some type of update and i dont like it

Your.Fellow.Weeb

Easier than I thought!

borad rn

same

Why need to know?

For the strumming I just used D D U U D
Btw for any beginners D is down and U is up I used to get confused with D’s and U’s so just making that clear

Kaity

wow, so you think that “beginners” don’t know what D and U mean? wow.

Ally

D means Down and U means Up.

Griffen Edwards

damn dont be like that some people are s musically inclined as others they were just trying to help what was even the point of you responding bro you just started shit for no reason

Flower of a million cats

I didn’t when I first started! My friend had to explain, and most beginners play this as a starting song.

Nettie Miller

you are my favorite singer and I hope I can play my Ukelele just as good as you can

Georgie

Who are you talking to Grace didn’t put this song on here she won’t see this.

Lego city citizen

A man has fallen into the lego city river
also this is a good son for everyone :)

KALSCOLSUNT

A river has fallen into a man in Lego city

I p l a y t h e u k u l e l e

I am very confused right now.

HAHAHA

You wouldn’t get it

Wiblur

WilburSoot?

haha yes

A man has had a river in fallen Lego city

panicatthejourney

THIS COMMENT AND ALL THE REPLIES ARE PRICELESS DBDSKSJ

Elsa

What do you mean and why?

The System

MAN HAS FALLEN

Hamilton made me wanna sing

A man has fallen for a man in LEGO city!

Pelican

What does this have to do with the song?? 😂

Btw this song is pretty great

Elsa

IKR

Uke fan aka Hermione Granger

Hi

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