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Intro: C G7 F C G7 C

Verse:
C                    G7   
a long long time ago, there was a volcano.
F                        C             G7
Living all alone, in the middle of the sea.
C                          G7
He sat high above his bay, watching all the couples play,
F                 C              G7
and wishing that, he had someone too.
C                            G7                            F
And from his lava came, this song of hope that he sang out-loud everyday,
C             G7
for years and years.

Chorus:
F                 C
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7                      C
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
F                               C
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     F       G7         C
will send me someone to la-va

Verse:
C                         G7
He was singing all alone, turned his lava into stone,
F                   C                G7
until he was on the brink of extinction.
C                           G7
But little did he know that living in the sea below
F                   C                G7
another volcano was listening to his song.

Verse:
C                                 G7
Every day she heard his tune, her lava grew and grew
F                        C                  G7
because she believed his song was meant for her.
C                       G7
Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
F                      C                 G7
as he sang his song of hope for the last time.

Chorus:
F                 C
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7                      C
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
F                               C
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     F       G7         C
will send me someone to la-va

Verse:
C                         G7
Rising from the sea below stood a lovely volcano 
F                      C                 G7
looking all around but she could not see him.
C                                     G7
He tried to sing to let her know that she was not alone,
    F                G7           C
but with no lava his song was all done.

Verse:
C                                G7
He filled the sea with his tears watching his dreams disappear 
F                          C             G7
as she remembered what his song meant to her.
C                            G7
And oh they were so happy to finally meet above the sea
    F                      G7            C
and all together now their lava grew and grew.

Verse:
C                              G7
No longer were they alone with Hawaii as their new home
    F                    C                 G7
and when you visit them, this is what they sing

Chorus:
F                 C
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7                      C
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
F                               C
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     F       G7         C
will send me someone to la-va
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376 Comments

  1. Did you guys know that there is another Lava version and the lyrics are correct!

  2. i use pattern DUDUDU-DUDUDU
    lol I don’t think that’s an actual pattern but it works for me.

  3. graces_uke29

    A cool strumming pattern that matches almost perfectly with the song is D DUDUDU two times for each chord, except for the second C in each C G7 F C G7 pattern, I like to only play that pattern once. I hope this helped you out if you were wondering and it wasn’t too complicated!

  4. That song was so easy and fun to play! Definitely recommended to ukulele players.I LAVA it!
    Hehe!

  5. That song was so easy and fun to play! Definitely recommended to ukulele players.

  6. I love this song❤️😄 I play it when ever I am sad 😥 it makes me feel very happy😊

  7. a helpful friend

    i was just looking at this song yesterday and they had the lyrics right idk y they changed em

  8. The lyrics are wrong

  9. I use a G instead of a G7 and it sounds fine. using the G is good for people who are beginners at ukulele. it sounds not as professional but still good.

  10. I just got a ukulele and this is the first song I played and it was really easy to play and I think its a great song for beginners

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