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G               C
You would not believe your eyes
F              F
If ten million fireflies
G          C               F
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
G                 C
'Cause they'd fill the open air
F                   F
And leave teardrops everywhere
G                      C                      F
You'd think me rude But I would just stand and stare

F           C             G
I'd like to make myself believe
            F     C     Em  F
That planet Earth turns slowly
     F                    C           F          G    Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    F             C           G
'Cause everything is never as it seems


G           C
'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
F
From ten thousand lightning bugs
G              C               F
As they tried to teach me how to dance
G          C
a foxtrot above my head
F
a sock hop beneath my bed
  G             C                 F
a disco ball is just hanging by a thread


F           C             G
I'd like to make myself believe
            F     C     Em  F
That planet Earth turns slowly
     F                    C           F          G    Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    F             C           G
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep

G             C           F
Leave my door open just a crack - Please take me away from here -
G               C              F
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac - Please take me away from here -
G        C                F
Why do I tire of counting sheep - Please take me away from here -
G               C               F
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

G              C
To ten million fireflies
F
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
G           C                     F
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
G                C
But I'll know where several are
F
If my dreams get real bizarre
G                     C               F
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar


F           C             G
I'd like to make myself believe
            F     C     Em  F
That planet Earth turns slowly
     F                    C           F          G    Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    F             C           G
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep


F           C             G
I'd like to make myself believe
            F     C     Em  F
That planet Earth turns slowly
     F                    C           F          G    Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
    F             C           G
'Cause everything is never as it seems When I fall asleep


F           C             G
I'd like to make myself believe
            F     C     Em  F
That planet earth turns slowly
     F                    C           F          G    Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay Awake when I'm asleep
  F                   C               G      G  C
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams    
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83 Comments

  1. I love this soo much aaaa

  2. zozhemagicbean

    I love Fireflies!!!!!!!

  3. SpotifyPremium

    I LOVE TO PLAY THIS it has also become a meme for my class so it’s perfect :)

  4. TaxiCabHometown

    I think that *robot noises* should be added to the lyrics, thank you very much. Everyone else hears the robot noises at the beginning of the song, right?

  5. Guys if it sounds wrong put a Capo on the 2nd free :)

  6. +5 sounds better!!!

  7. Jackie Chan

    if you look up the song, it is in a different key then is put here in Ukutabs, but two things. First, they made it this key because the chords are easier to play, and second, you can change the key if you want because there is a feature near the top of the paage.

  8. EmilyThramer

    I feel like this song isn’t in the right key?

  9. This song is really fun and easy to play! I just started playing Ukulele and I really think this song is good for anyone, beginner or not!

  10. Dancefusiongirl101

    This song makes me so happy!! It makes me feel hopeful ;)

  11. it is so fun i love it so much it made me cry wen i lernd it
    SO MUCH FUN

  12. sophie jarvis

    aaah this is so easy! +2 is the easiest for me because i have a higher range and the fingerings are way easy.

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