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From Pixar's short film "Lava".

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Intro: CC chord G7G7 chord FF chord CC chord G7G7 chord CC chord
 
Verse:
CC chord                    G7G7 chord   
AA chord long long time ago, there was a volcano.
FF chord                        CC chord             G7G7 chord
Living all alone, in the middle of the sea.
CC chord                          G7G7 chord
He sat high above his bay, watching all the couples play,
FF chord                 CC chord              G7G7 chord
and wishing that, he had someone too.
CC chord                            G7G7 chord                            FF chord
And from his lava came, this song of hope that he sang out-loud everyday,
CC chord             G7G7 chord
for years and years.
 
Chorus:
FF chord                 CC chord
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7G7 chord                      CC chord
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
FF chord                               CC chord
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     FF chord       G7G7 chord         CC chord
will send me someone to la-va
 
Verse:
CC chord                         G7G7 chord
He was singing all alone, turned his lava into stone,
FF chord                   CC chord                G7G7 chord
until he was on the brink of extinction.
CC chord                           G7G7 chord
But little did he know that living in the sea below
FF chord                   CC chord                G7G7 chord
another volcano was listening to his song.
 
Verse:
CC chord                                 G7G7 chord
Every day she heard his tune, her lava grew and grew
FF chord                        CC chord                  G7G7 chord
because she believed his song was meant for her.
CC chord                       G7G7 chord
Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
FF chord                      CC chord                 G7G7 chord
as he sang his song of hope for the last time.
 
Chorus:
FF chord                 CC chord
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7G7 chord                      CC chord
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
FF chord                               CC chord
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     FF chord       G7G7 chord         CC chord
will send me someone to la-va
 
Verse:
CC chord                         G7G7 chord
Rising from the sea below stood a lovely volcano 
FF chord                      CC chord                 G7G7 chord
looking all around but she could not see him.
CC chord                                     G7G7 chord
He tried to sing to let her know that she was not alone,
    FF chord                G7G7 chord           CC chord
but with no lava his song was all done.
 
Verse:
CC chord                                G7G7 chord
He filled the sea with his tears watching his dreams disappear 
FF chord                          CC chord             G7G7 chord
as she remembered what his song meant to her.
CC chord                            G7G7 chord
And oh they were so happy to finally meet above the sea
    FF chord                      G7G7 chord            CC chord
and all together now their lava grew and grew.
 
Verse:
CC chord                              G7G7 chord
No longer were they alone with Hawaii as their new home
    FF chord                    CC chord                 G7G7 chord
and when you visit them, this is what they sing
 
Chorus:
FF chord                 CC chord
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     G7G7 chord                      CC chord
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
FF chord                               CC chord
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     FF chord       G7G7 chord         CC chord
will send me someone to la-va

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.

137 Comments

  • rd144 says:

    Amazing, Dead cute song and easy to learn.

  • jjjjess3 says:

    the last part is missing a chorus and the end lyrics are wrong but over all really good tab thank you :)

  • kelsadilla says:

    The lyrics for the last chorus are incorrect. It changes because they sing together (: it’s more like:

    “I have a dream I hope it would come true.
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you.
    We thank the earth, sea, and sky up above.
    I lava you. I lava you.”

  • livi.g says:

    :) For anyone wondering, the last verse’s real lyrics are:

    “I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we’ve been to
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you”

    • Just a nobody says:

      @livi.g It isn’t We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we’ve been to its We thank the Earth sea, and the sky we thank too,

  • James says:

    Thanks for trying to figure this song out.
    1) there is no A chord. You listed it but never used it:)
    2) also the verses are split weirdly. There should be 6 lines in every verse. Not that you missed any lyrics, you just split them up incorrectly. But the order is correct

  • ruth says:

    This is great.

  • MrStroke says:

    I love this song! Thanks for writing the chords for it!
    However the last chorus has a different text than the ordinary:

    I have a dream, I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we’ve been to
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you

  • Elthon says:

    Love the chords thanks. Just a correction, I don’t think the first “A” is a chord. The “A” chord is never used in this song. ;-)

  • Latinoble says:

    Thank you so much for having this up so fast! I just saw Inside Out yesterday and I got online not thinking it would be there and it was! Great, cute song!

  • So Peace says:

    Great song! Love to play it (not only because I’m gonna be on vacation in Hawaii :D)!
    Though the last Chorus goes:
    I have a dream, I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we’ve been to
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you

    Enjoy! ;)

  • jeb_hoge says:

    This is a super sweet song.

  • cpearce15 says:

    and here come the tears

  • PaitonMarie4599 says:

    the ending actually says
    “I have a dream, I hope will come true, that you’ll grow old with me, ad I’ll grow old with you, we thank the earth, sea, the sky up above, that we found someone to lava.” but the chords are correct. Lovely song.

  • Bellamm10 says:

    I loved this song when I first heard it. And so easy too! Thank you so much!!!

  • Ookooleilei says:

    I’m so happy this is on here!! It is great!!

  • s.the.dolphin says:

    The final chorus is actually:

    I have a dream, I hope will come true,
    that you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you.
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we thank too.
    I lava you
    I lava you

  • abbiesings26 says:

    A couple lyric corrections:

    *YEARS* of singing all alone

    There is another chorus after ” As she remembered what his song meant to her”

    “No longer were they alone with *aloha* as their home”

    The very last chorus goes:
    I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll go on with me and I’ll go on with you.
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we thank too.
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you

  • sofo says:

    I love this so so much, thank you for posting! :’)

  • bnoll93 says:

    The lyrics are really messed up.

  • queenie says:

    i think these lyrics are wrong….. :( please fix because this is the cutest song!

  • BrittUkufan2020 says:

    Years of singing all alone instead of he was singing all alone
    There alone instead of
    Song was all gone instead of his song was all done
    After what his song meant to her should be the chorus
    Aloha not Hawaii
    Last chorus: I have a dream I hope will come true
    that you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth sea the sky we thank to
    I lava you
    Verse 3 the C should be one the for of the last line
    Verse 4 & 5 on the last lines it should be F C G7

  • No username says:

    So cute!

  • CaptainCamoroni says:

    Some of the lyrics are wrong and you are missing the chorus in one part but other that a great song

  • Ltoff19 says:

    Thank you for posting the song but there are some errors. One is that some of the C and G7 chords are flipped in a few places. Also, there is a chorus missing in the middle of the song, and the last chorus should be different from the others. There are also one or two other slight mistakes with the lyrics. I would recommend looking them up again. Hope this was helpful!

  • ashgreen7 says:

    The lyrics on the last chorus are wrong, but it’s still great!

  • ashgreen7 says:

    I think it’s something like:

    I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, and sky we thank too
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you

  • Laysha_ says:

    I WAS CRYING LISTENING WATCHING THIS SHORT! Good chords though :)

  • kruppers says:

    I just saw this when I saw inside out! I immediately thought, “I want to play that on my uke!” thanks so much for this!

  • consu.f says:

    The last chorus says:
    “I have a dream, I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we’ve been to
    I lava you, I lava you, I lava you”

    the chords sound really good :)

  • Boo says:

    The last stanza or lyrics are wrong

  • llcoollucy says:

    On the second verse, I believe the lyric should be “Years of singing all alone” instead of “He was singing all alone”

  • Johan:) says:

    ohhhh how this song brings me joy

  • Thea_uke says:

    such a cute song!

  • Kate says:

    youre missing the part of the chorus that she sings

  • Sonny says:

    Hi the last lyrics aren’t just the same chorus but are actually
    F C
    I have a dream I hope will come true
    G7 C
    That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you
    F C
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky, we thank too.
    G7 C
    I lava you
    G7 c
    I lava you
    G7 c
    I lava you.

    also inbetween “What his song meant to her” and “And oh they were so happy” theres another chorus that the lady volcano sings

  • fsdljfls says:

    In the second to last verse, after the second line, it cuts to the chorus. And also, on the last chorus, the words are, “I have a dream, I hope will come true, that you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you. We thank the earth, sea, the sky we thank too, I lava you. I lava you. I lava you.”

    Even after the corrections still a great song

  • kaila says:

    i wanted to learn the song from the pixar short right when i heard the uke in the background, this is great :’)

  • dude007 says:

    What tuning is the uke in? Please and thank you! :)

  • ukulelele says:

    After the line “as she remembered what his song meant to her” it’s the chorus. And in the final chorus it’s:

    I have a dream, I hope will come true,

    that you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you

    we thank the earth sea and sky we thank too

    I lava you x3

    Also, instead of saying “no longer were they alone as Hawaii as their new home”
    It’s: “no longer were they alone as Aloha as their new home”

  • dasPenguin says:

    just saw this yesterday and it is a great short

  • bookwormsoph says:

    love love love but some of the lyrics are completely wrong.. and there’s a whole chorus missing but other than that the chords are perfect!!

    just a tip– if you play a c7 after the “i’m here with you” as a transition chord it sounds good!!

  • Sparkyjr10 says:

    OMG this shirt film was so cute! Thanks for putting the song up!

  • Anonymous says:

    The lyrics aren’t all correct

  • brittabird6 says:

    The lyrics are off at the end, but other than that, it’s great! Thanks for posting!

  • An Actual Octopus says:

    Try G instead of G7

  • ilikeukuleles says:

    chords would be better if a would be am and g7 as g

  • Circus.platypus says:

    I think +2 is a lot easier for me to sing, and the chords aren’t bad either

  • rattail98 says:

    It should be “Years of singing all alone” not “He was singing all alone” also “His song was all gone” not “His song was all done” and at “Lava grew and grew” it should be C then G7. The final chorus is
    I have a dream, I hope will come true,
    That you’ll grow old with me and I’ll grow old with you
    I thank the earth, sea, the sky I thank too
    F G7 C
    I lava you
    F G7 C
    I lava you
    F G7 C
    I lava you

    Sorry to be so picky. I love this song!

  • Marielle says:

    I love this song I sing it for my hope to be loved.

  • DaniMeow says:

    Please fix the lyrics to the ending, as well as the other lyrical mistakes – just proofread the lyrics while listening to the song. It’s not the same as the regular chorus. Also, the second to last verse has the two last chords mixed up.

  • ooopsnevermind says:

    The lyrics need a few corrections I think. :) Also, the first verses end correctly with F C G7 but later it says F G7 C but should be F C G7.

  • sparkleystevens says:

    The last chorus is actually supposed to be:
    I have a dream I hope will come true
    Your here with me and I’m here with you
    We thank the earth sea and the sky up above
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you.

  • bellamerp says:

    the lyrics for the end are very wrong. sorry!

  • ukuleleplayer says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful song! Just one thing, at the end of each chorus the last line is F G7 C but the F just doesn’t feel right. Is that just me?

  • Steven says:

    The last chorus is wrong

  • Unsung11 says:

    Can u fix the ending lyrics? The end is a different from the normal chorus.

  • Mark Hirabayashi says:

    Aloha! The lyrics of the last verse should be as follows:

    I have a dream I hope will come true, that you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you.
    We thank the earth, sea and the sky we thank, too.
    I lava you. I lava you. I lava you.

    Mahalo!

  • But head says:

    This is racist to my butt face

  • yo yo yo wassup dawg says:

    this song is tight and whoever put these chords up is even more tight.

  • cab186 says:

    a lot of the lyrics are incorrect and some chords do not belong where they are placed and there was never an A chord in the song?

  • Annette says:

    This song does not have the A-chord. It’s a typo where the first lyric in the song is “A” and ukutabs.com must have picked it up as an A-chord. Just saying.

  • Tessa says:

    I love this song!(:

  • Ethan says:

    Great song but the lyrics aren’t correct at all. This is leaving out an entire chorus and the last chorus is different from the rest. Please fix the lyrics!

  • linda.torell says:

    YASSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  • Username* says:

    I love this song…so easy and sups adorbs!

  • Hanna says:

    Some of these lyrics are wrong.

  • marley says:

    great tab! there are some lyrical mishaps though. “he was singing all alone” should be “years of singing all alone”, “hawaii” should be “aloha”, after “as she remembered what his song meant to her” there should be a chorus,and the last chorus should read “i have a dream i hope will come true that you’ll grow old with me and i’ll grow old with you. we thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank too. i lava you, i lava you, i lava you”

  • FlurtlesPro says:

    The last verse is actually this:

    I have a dream
    I hope it will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me
    And I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth sea and the sky we thank too
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks so much! This song is so cute.

  • Elimac says:

    I love this song so much! A definite lullaby for any children I might have in the future! Just wanted to point out that the chorus is played in the middle of the second last verse and also the lyrics change in the last chorus :)

  • Zannah says:

    The last chorus has different words!

  • Ukulele77 says:

    There’s actually no A chord, it’s just the word “A”

  • Nick says:

    I love this SO much!

  • pickup a pickup says:

    amazing song and so easy!

  • Erandell says:

    Great song. I played this for a concert and for a school project with my cousin. Super easy.

  • juliblue says:

    I think the website comes as close as they can with out breaking any copyright laws. Everyone ( including myself) figured out all the little ‘issues’. After I printed up there WONDERFUL copy, I went and watched the youtube video, fixed up the lyrics (minor fixes) and where the extra verse went. I still think it’s awesome that we have access to it at all and so fast! Thanks for posting a song that as a NEW Ukulele player, I was able to play immediately and felt confident that I could learn more!
    This website is so great!

  • ruth says:

    What notes please do I tune uke strings to?
    Thank you
    Ruth

  • auliaaa says:

    Perfect ??

  • UnicornUke says:

    You should tune your uke to GCEA. This song is great but I’d change the last part of the chorus from F G7 C to G G7 C.

  • plantie says:

    if you have issues playing the g7 a regular g works as well!!

  • Primrosemrm8 says:

    Ruth, you just tune the strings to the same tuner that is on this site. G C E A

  • Lydiamercy says:

    This is the first song I ever learned! I think it sounds better if in the chorus on ‘send’, if you just go straight into G7.
    Just my preference!

  • Username* says:

    dude I only 10 and I played this whole song

  • sofo says:

    its in the standard tune @ruth

  • Uku girl says:

    Love this song!!!! I’m practicing to play it for this concert and a friend of mine is going to sing it which I thought was pretty cool!!!!

  • HoneyCombBlaster says:

    well that failed to post correctly

  • chris says:

    i love it but its not hawaii its aloha

  • Hammydee says:

    The reason there is an A chord listed, is that the software detected the very first “A” in the song as an A chord. So it’s just a computer mistake. Great song, great tab

  • Horse lover says:

    I love this song but it would be nice if somebody took the A off of where it says what the chords are I found it a little confusing

  • laurafrosting says:

    No A chord and the last should read
    I have a dream I hope will come true
    that you’ll grow old with me
    and you’ll grow old with me
    We thank the earth sea and the sky we thank too
    for sending us someone to lava
    I lava you

  • laurafrosting says:

    the 4 line in my past comment should be
    and i’ll grow old with you

  • VelvetKnight says:

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to make the end of the song make sense without the visual?

    It makes total sense in the video because you’re SEEING him react to her singing with renewed life (i.e. erupting) before they sing the final verse together. But without that visual element part of the story is missing. It goes right from “his dreams disappear,” to her woefully remembering his song, to them being happy together with no explanation. I feel like it needs something added, but can’t figure out what.

  • OH NO says:

    THIS IS PROBABLY MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE YET…

    *Some of the lyrics are wrong like at the end

    *The A chord was there for nothing! IT DID NOTHING. wasn’t even in the

    song man! I feel sorry for it!

    You probably don’t need read this just had to let it out to the world

    for some reason.

    oh well byeeee!

  • TwentyOneOwls says:

    The reason the “A“ chord is in this song is because, the first verse, it says
    “A long time ago” it thinks the A in “A long time ago” is a chord. If you scroll up, the beginning, the “A“ is highlighted orange.

    Great song! I remember seeing it in the movie theatre before the movie.
    I love this song.

  • tubtub says:

    chorus:

    F C

    G7 C Cm

    F Fm C

    F G7 C

  • tubtub says:

    i mean C7 instead of Cm

  • Jackie says:

    D-D U D U D U

  • snowy says:

    There is no A at all! Plus, there should be “I lava you” 3 times at the end of the song

  • Summer says:

    Overall great tab though the last part of the song doesn’t go quite like that. Also I noticed some of the chords aren’t in the right order over certain lyrics (if that makes sense!)

  • Username* says:

    Can a tech person fix the song? I would love to see it with the corrections made.

  • Peeling Oranges says:

    “I have a dream, I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, the sky we’ve been to
    I lava you, I lava you, I lava you”

  • oops says:

    The a chord is listed but never used. the reason why it’s listed is that the first A in the words (“a long time ago…”) is written as an A chord instead of the word a.

  • Sabrina Kedra says:

    Love the song but you missed a verse and plus you never used the A chord but no biggy

  • howawesome says:

    wow I love that song it`s so easy to play and I teach myself how to play. And I love this summer tune

  • howawesome says:

    this song is great the way it is but the A cord is never used except for ( A long time ago) and the A is not even I real A cord but used as the letter a

  • Eliz.alex.davis says:

    Possible suggestion of G instead of G7

  • 21jazzykitty says:

    loved this song, you guys did a great job!

  • Ben says:

    Very good except for the last chorus which even the commenters seem to have wrong. According to the lyric video made by DisneyVevo, it goes like this
    “I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me
    And I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank too
    I lava youuuuu
    I lava yoouuuu
    I lava youuuuuuuuuuu

  • Anonymous says:

    Instead of “he was singing all alone” it’s ” years of singing all alone

  • Anonymous says:

    Still I love this it’s so cool

  • jesse says:

    the last chorus is actually,

    “I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank too
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you”

  • Foxlaw says:

    Just realized! The listed A chord is because the website thought the “A” in “A long long time ago” is a chord. It’s just part of the lyrics. Please do completely ignore the “A” chord! It’s just a C chord. :)

    Enjoy everyone, and thanks for the song!

  • ukuleletech7 says:

    And there is no C chord at the end of the intro.

  • Tryhwrdpunkuke says:

    “Years of singing all alone, turned his lava into stone.” not “he was singing all alone, turned his lava into stone.” But awesome tab overall!!

  • hayden27873 says:

    it sounds wonderful yet so easy

  • is_hea says:

    omg some of you didn’t even listen to the last bit fo the song and you guyz are typing in the lyrics of the last verse all wrong it is suppose to be:
    “I have a dream I hope will come true
    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you
    We thank the earth,sea, and the sky we thank too
    I lava you
    I lava you
    I lava you!

  • Pizzadingo says:

    I think it listed the A chord because the first word in the song is A so it shows that it is a chord.

  • cupcake_addie says:

    This song is so cute and so simple to play

  • meowzer123 says:

    correct last chorus lyrics:

    I have a dream, I hope will come true,

    That you’ll grow old with me, and I’ll grow old with you,

    We thank the earth, sea, and the sky we thank too.

    I lava you. I lava you.
    I LAVA YOU!

  • IzziLivesInUsAll says:

    For everyone who feels sad for the A chord. It did have a purpose. The singular letter A is that which starts this beautiful song. The Chord is listed because the site saw it by itself and mistook it for a Chord. Don’t feel bad for it, as we wouldn’t have this beautiful piece without it after all. :3

  • LLllo42ool says:

    I “lava” this song. thanks so much for doing this song, flaws and all :)

  • bg13245 says:

    These chords are so wrong. They messed up at least like half of it. don’t use these chords they are terrible. I have a feeling whoever wrote them listened to the song once and then just quickly jotted this down. Terrible I honestly don’t know how you can make so many mistakes at once.

  • Truefarce says:

    It would be nice if you could Remove the A Major Chord from your list.

    Slightly annoying to see as it was accidentally put in because of the “A” at the beginning of the lyrics.

    Thanks!

  • Koki says:

    This song is off but thank you

  • Golly says:

    Great tabs much appreciated but can the missing (girls) part be added in please?
    Thanks :)

  • Lilylovesherukulele says:

    This song is so sweet, this is the first song i ever learned on the ukulele:) again LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!:D

  • Beyoncé says:

    It is good, but it is missing a verse and a part where the “female”volcano sings for the first time. Also where do I use “A” because I don’t see it anywhere in the sheet.

  • Your mom says:

    Super cute song

  • Anya says:

    Absolutely love this, soo cute 😍

  • Waldo04 says:

    Love this song! I just got a concert size ukulele, and I have been playing this song all day!

  • K A T E says:

    When I played this song I put a capo on the first fret. To me it sounds more pretty.

  • Yo mama says:

    I love this song and I’m learning to play this on the ukulele right now!

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