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Intro: Gb Db7 B Gb Db7 Gb

Verse:
Gb                    Db7   
a long long time ago, there was a volcano.
B                        Gb             Db7
Living all alone, in the middle of the sea.
Gb                          Db7
He sat high above his bay, watching all the couples play,
B                 Gb              Db7
and wishing that, he had someone too.
Gb                            Db7                            B
And from his lava came, this song of hope that he sang out-loud everyday,
Gb             Db7
for years and years.

Chorus:
B                 Gb
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     Db7                      Gb
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
B                               Gb
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     B       Db7         Gb
will send me someone to la-va

Verse:
Gb                         Db7
He was singing all alone, turned his lava into stone,
B                   Gb                Db7
until he was on the brink of extinction.
Gb                           Db7
But little did he know that living in the sea below
B                   Gb                Db7
another volcano was listening to his song.

Verse:
Gb                                 Db7
Every day she heard his tune, her lava grew and grew
B                        Gb                  Db7
because she believed his song was meant for her.
Gb                       Db7
Now she was so ready to meet him above the sea
B                      Gb                 Db7
as he sang his song of hope for the last time.

Chorus:
B                 Gb
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     Db7                      Gb
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
B                               Gb
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     B       Db7         Gb
will send me someone to la-va

Verse:
Gb                         Db7
Rising from the sea below stood a lovely volcano 
B                      Gb                 Db7
looking all around but she could not see him.
Gb                                     Db7
He tried to sing to let her know that she was not alone,
    B                Db7           Gb
but with no lava his song was all done.

Verse:
Gb                                Db7
He filled the sea with his tears watching his dreams disappear 
B                          Gb             Db7
as she remembered what his song meant to her.
Gb                            Db7
And oh they were so happy to finally meet above the sea
    B                      Db7            Gb
and all together now their lava grew and grew.

Verse:
Gb                              Db7
No longer were they alone with Hawaii as their new home
    B                    Gb                 Db7
and when you visit them, this is what they sing

Chorus:
B                 Gb
I have a dream, I hope will come true,
     Db7                      Gb
that you're here with me and I’m here with you
B                               Gb
I wish that the earth, sea, the sky up above
     B       Db7         Gb
will send me someone to la-va
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332 Comments

  1. Ukulele lover

    I love this song and the chords are easy for people who have short fingers.

  2. I love the song but the lyrics are messed up! Here’s a link to the correct lyrics👇🏼

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/lava-lyrics-soundtrack.html

    👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  3. Love this song!!!

  4. dogggirl363

    the lyrics are wrong and it messes me up so bad

  5. its the island strumming pattern. DDU-UDU

  6. Am I the only one who used single down strums??

  7. The Right Way

    lyrics are wrong if you want to do the real song go here –> https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/misc_cartoons/lava_-_lava_ukulele_1746841

  8. they missed a whole section of the real song!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

  9. the strumming pattern is DDU-UDU

  10. Love this song with my capo on the first fret, also the strumming pattern is D, D, U, U, D, U also known as the island strum.

  11. Dalmira Garcia

    I think +2 and -3 are great for beginners

  12. Dalmira Garcia

    If u need a strum pattern a good one is DDUDU

  13. PatchKesten

    This is a great song to learn on the ukulele

  14. Sweetsybear

    I think this is the best song on a ukulele ever!

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