Chords in this song

chords or tablatures

Switch orientation
Lyrics don't fit on one line? Try landscape mode instead of portrait.

remember keys
Intro -x8-: D

Fall is here, hear the yell
Back to school, ring the bell
Brand new shoes, walking blues
Climb the fence, books and pens
A               G                  D
I can tell that we are going to be friends
    A                G                 D
Yes I can tell that we are going to be friends

Interlude -x3-: D

Walk with me Suzy Lee

Through the park and by the tree
We can rest upon the ground
And look at all the bugs we've found
 A              G               D
Safely walk to school without a sound
    A              G               D
We safely walk to school without a sound

Interlude -x3-: D

Well here we are no one else
We walk to school all by ourselves
There's dirt on our uniforms
From chasing all the ants and worms

A               G                D
We clean up and now it's time to learn
A               G                D
We clean up and now it's time to learn

Interlude -x3-: D

Numbers letters learn to spell

Nouns and books and show and tell
Play time we will throw the ball
Then back to class through the hall
A                 G                  D
teacher marks our height against the wall
    A                 G                  D
The teacher marks our height against the wall

Interlude -x3-: D

G                            D         
    we don't notice any time pass
G                           D         
    Because we don't notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
The teacher thinks that I sound funny
But she likes it when you sing
Tonight I'll dream in my bed
While silly thoughts run through my head
Of the bugs and alphabet
And when I wake tomorrow I'll bet
A              G             D
you and I will walk together again
A                G                       D
cause I can tell that we are going to be friends
    A             G                    D
yes I can tell that we are going to be friends
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. UkuWorld and its derivatives do not own any songs, lyrics or arrangements posted and/or printed.


  1. Jack Johnson does a lot of remakes like “Imagine” by john legend so I think the white stripes did it first. Also the white strips i think were around before Jack Johnson but IDK

  2. Lia Romano

    I use F instead of A.

  3. I pluck the second and third chord (C & E)and it sounds pretty good!

  4. NO!! Jack Johnson sang it first!! The white stripes just sang it again.

  5. Jack Johnson I think

  6. Sarah plays ukulele not tragedies

    Who plays the original? Jack Johnson, or the White Stripes?

  7. Lilylovesherukulele

    I love this song +5 was, to me, the easiest. Again love this website:)

  8. -2 and +5 are easiest!

  9. The part where it has an E chord (“we sit side by side in every class”) I think is supposed to be an E7.

  10. But yeah, I agree

  11. For someone who kant spel gud you sure spellled everything in that comment pretty well

  12. i kant spel gud

    i love this song and its so easy to play

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to talk about something more than only this song? Check out the UkuWorld Community today! Talk about similar interests or get some ukulele related help. Login with your UkuTabs account or create a new one and join the conversations.

Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

Discover UkuWorld