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Verse 1:
Em        D          G
Let's get down to business
- D G - Am         D
To defeat the Huns
Em       D         G
Did they send me daughters
- D G - Am        D
When I asked for sons?

Chorus:
           C               D   
You're the saddest bunch I ever met
            G                C
But you can bet before we're through
        C           D           Em
Mister, I'll make a man out of you

Verse 2:
Em       D     G
Tranquil as a forest
- D G -  Am       D
But on fire within
Em       D         G
Once you find your center
- D G -   Am      D
you are sure to win

Chorus:
         C                   D   
You're a spineless, pale pathetic lot
        G              C
And you haven't got a clue
        C           D           Em
Somehow I'll make a man out of you

Bridge:
C               D
I'm never gonna catch my breath
B                          Em
Say good bye to those who knew me
D                     G                  C
Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym
C               D
This guy's got 'em scared to death
B                          Em
Hope he doesn't see right through me
D                 G                  C
Now I really wish that I knew how to swim

Chorus:
 D    C               D            B        Em
- Be a man - We must be swift as the coursing river
      C               D            B        Em
- Be a man - With all the force of a great typhoon
      C               D            B        Em
- Be a man - With all the strength of a raging fire
      C           D                Em      E
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

Verse 3 - key change -:
Fm     Eb        Ab
Time is racing toward us
- Eb Ab -  Bbm     Eb
till the Huns arrive
Fm     Eb      Ab
Heed my every order
- Eb Ab - Bbm      Eb
and you might survive

Chorus:
       Db                Eb
You're unsuited for the rage of war
        Ab              Db
So pack up, go home you're through
          Db       Eb         Fm
How could I make a man out of you?

Chorus:
Eb    Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - We must be swift as the coursing river
      Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - With all the force of a great typhoon
      Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - With all the strength of a raging fire
      Db          Eb               Fm
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

Chorus - a cappella or same as above -
Eb    Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - We must be swift as the coursing river
      Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - With all the force of a great typhoon
      Db              Eb           C        Fm
- Be a man - With all the strength of a raging fire
      Db          Eb               Fm
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon!    
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24 Comments

  1. I love these chords they fit perfectly. However if you want playing with a capo on the second fret is nice too.

  2. Carolyn Joyce

    the chords after the key change don’t sound right to me (I was trying to play over the original song), plus they’re really difficult to switch that fast. any suggestions? this is one of my favorite songs and I wanna be able to play it, but I might just have to play it all in the same key or something :/

  3. you down stroke D and G to the beat

  4. Willplayinguke

    – D G –
    How do you play this? What does – mean? Is there av video where i can watch how they do it? I have tried to strum down on D and up on G fast but it sounds weird. Help?

    • peter lewis kingston wentz lll

      idk if you already know by know but its basically where you really quickly change between the two chords so one strum from D straight to one strum on G

  5. its.shxyla

    I like using c instead of a where the chords go -dg-a instead I do -dg-c

  6. RenaIrwin

    Excellent chords! These are also particularly fun on the piano. :)

  7. KaterinaKitKat19

    This song is actually quite easy if you leave out the D-G-Am switches in the first verses. At least until the key change. Then it’s a bit harder

  8. UkulelePlayingSquid

    Riptide
    I know right so much fun and it’s so intense. Perfect chords by the way Jonas.

  9. I actually prefer Bm over B, but as you said Jonas, these chords are perfectly accurate. Keep it up!

  10. ive never heard my uke sound so intense and i love it

  11. spotify disagrees, ‘i’ll make a man out of you’ is correct. AND I LOVE IT :D

  12. I would just like to point out that this song is called “Be a Man” not “I’ll Make a Man Out Of You”

  13. these chords go really well with the melody of the song.

  14. Katrina101.23.

    The chords sound good w/ the song. play it on youtube at the same time.

  15. JJBCREATE

    I prefer this song on the ukulele than on the original soundtrack!

  16. Great Chords!

  17. love it! it sounds so awesome! sweet chords!

  18. Yeah, you need to be a man. it needs to make a man out of you

  19. Poor chord choices. Am, C, F, G for the verses is far more accurate.

    • That would make it easier to play, but the chords posted are 100% correct (with the original soundtrack).

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