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Intro -x2-: G  C  D

Verse:
G                       C                D
Another turning point a fork stuck in the road,
G                                C                   D  
Time grabs you by the wrist, and directs you where to go
Em          D            C                 G
So make the best of this test and don't ask why
Em         D              C                 G
It's not a question but a lesson learned in time
Em                    G           Em           G             
Its something unpredictable but in the end it's right
Em                 D            G
I hope you had the time of your life.

Interlude -x2-: G  C  D

Verse:
G                        C                    D
Take the photographs and still frames in your mind
G                         C                    D
Hang it on a shelf and in good health and good time
Em         D                 C          G
Tattoos the memories and this test go on trial
Em            D            C             G    
For what it's worth it was worth all the while
Em                    G           Em           G             
Its something unpredictable but in the end it's right
Em                 D            G
I hope you had the time of your life.

Solo:
    G  C  D -x4-
    Em  D  C  G -x2-


Em                    G           Em           G             
Its something unpredictable but in the end it's right
Em                 D            G
I hope you had the time of your life.

Interlude -x2-: G  C  D


Em                    G           Em           G             
Its something unpredictable but in the end it's right
Em                 D            G
I hope you had the time of your life.

Outro -x2-: G  C  D
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25 Comments

  1. Stefanie

    strum pattern???

  2. cheesewhiz

    I like to use this for picking:

    A|———-2———–2-|
    E|——3——3———-| ●play 2x
    C|–2————-2——-|
    G|————————–|

    A|———3———-3–|
    E|——0—–0———-|
    C|–0———–0——–|
    G|————————-|

    A|———0———-0–|
    E|——2—–2———-|
    C|–2————2——|
    G|————————|

    That’s all I can figure out so far…

  3. Emo.Potato

    The lyric in the second verse is actually “and dead skin on trial” not “adn this test go on trail” Just thought everyone should know so you sing it correctly.

  4. lucalele

    wow this is really cool. I can’t wait to play it for friends and family.

  5. anyone knows how to play the intro?

    • for the G, shape your fingers in the G shape and pick the third string, then the second, the first then the fourth. C = pick the first string first then pick the rest starting from fourth. D = do the exact same thing. Start with the fourth, third, second then first.

  6. forrestoftrees

    perfect! I like adding an extra g at the end but only do one down strum on it

  7. American Idiot

    I think the ending should go
    G C D
    G C D and then and with G (one strum)

  8. thatweirdocris

    i recommended this song for my eighth grade graduation and its a really fun song to play on ukulele

  9. Love this song in both my ukulele and my guitar

  10. +5 is easy

  11. Whats the strumming pattern ?

  12. Prettynimrod

    Strumming Pattern???

  13. ukulelefangirl

    This isn’t in the original key, to get it there you need to transpose the piece 5 steps up.

    • Actually, (unless you downloaded an illegal copy with a different key) it’s in the right key. I can play it on Spotify to the music.

  14. GuessWhatsMyName

    Thank you for this!! Very helpful ??????☺☺

  15. GuessWhatsMyName

    This would be helpful

  16. jasondukulele

    Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial… Yeah I always sing the wrong words even though i know them (Ron Burgundy)

  17. The lyrics are actually “and dead skin on trial” not “this test go on trial”

  18. I love this song and have been wanting to learn how to paly it. This will deffinetly help thanks

  19. good job

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