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Intro:
xA|-2------------------|
xE|----------3------2--|
xC|-4-----2------------|
xG|----0-----2---0-----| A - x3 - + end on D


Verse 1
             Em7         D         Csus4  
am I loud and clear, or am I breaking up?
                 Em7        G     C        
am I still your charm, or am I just bad luck?
 Em7           G           C                 D           
Are we getting closer, or are we just getting more lost?
              Em7       D            Csus4  
I'll show you mine; you show me yours first
             Em7          G            C           
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you who's....is worse
   Em7               G         C                        D       
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own....words

Chorus
  Em7             Csus4        G          A   
We live on front porches and swing life away,
 Em7          Csus4           G       A   
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
  Em7     Csus4           G             A   
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
  Em7                 C            A            D     
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

Verse 2
D                 Em7               D            Csus4  
I've been here so long, I think that it's time to move
                Em7             G     C         
The winter's so cold, summer's over too....soon
Em7             G     C                          D          
Let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow
                Em7             D        Csus4  
I've got some friends, some that I hardly know
                      Em7              G           C     
But we've had some times, I wouldn't trade for the world
               Em7              D           C                  D         
We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will....go

Chorus
Em7            Csus4         G          A   
We live on front porches and swing life away,
 Em7       Csus4              G       A   
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
  Em7     Csus4           G             A   
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
  Em7                 C            A            D     
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand
 C                 D     
..until you hold my hand

Solo
G G G G  
G G G Em7 G
Em7 D        

             Em7        D             Csus4  
I'll show you mine; you show me yours first
              Em7         G                Csus4  
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you who's is worse
   Em7               G          C                      D       
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

Chorus
Em7             Csus4        G          A   
We live on front porches and swing life away,
 Em7          Csus4           G       A   
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
  Em7     Csus4           G             A   
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
  Em7                 C            A            D     
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

Em7   G    C         Em7   G    C       
Swing life away,    Swing life away,
Em7   G    A    C       Em7   G    C         
Swing life away,        Swing life away    
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4 Comments

  1. Csus4 doesn’t sound right, i just play C instead

  2. This intro doesn’t really work, so I play:
    xA|-2———0————
    xE|—-3——-3-2-
    xC|——-2—————-
    xG|————————–
    then a G chord With a strum pattern of D DUDU

    for the rest of the song replace Em7 with just Em and it works out alright.

    If you don’t feel like doing what UkeShredder145 did, which is more accurate, but I didn’t want to tune it a half step down.

  3. UkeShredder145

    To play this I tune my ukulele to F# B D# G# ( a half step down ) and use guitar websites chords, as they are usually very accurate and easy to find. This is how I play the intro

    |-2———————5
    |—-3——5–3–2—3 Strum that chord to the rhythm
    |——-2—————2
    |————————0
    And for that chord that ends the intro instead of the 0 play the 2nd fret.

    Also if you want to play the interlude solo I play it like this ( same tuning)

    |-10–9————————————————————————
    |———-7–10~—12–10–8–7~–12–10–8–7~–0–2–3–5~—- Then play again, but change that last bit to :
    |——————————————————————————-
    |——————-–—––—————————————————–

    |———————–5
    |–0~–3~–5~–2~–3
    |————————2 and strum this to the correct rhythm
    |————————0

    I hope this helps someone. Using this with someone playing the chords as well in the background makes a great duet for the ukulele.

  4. i don’t think all these chords are right…they don’t sound like the chord progression i’m used to hearing in the song

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