Artist The White Stripes
Album White Blood Cells
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Intro: Play this small picking part or simply a G - same goes for the other chords -:
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|--3---3----|
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|----0---0--|

G

Verse 1:
G
Fall is here, hear the yell
G
Back to school, ring the bell
C
Brand new shoes, walking blues
G
Climb the fence, books and pens
D               Cadd9           G
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
D               Cadd9           G
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Verse 2:
G
Walk with me, Suzy Lee
G
Throught the park and by the tree
C
We will rest upon the ground
G
And look at all the bugs we've found
D                   Cadd9       G
safely walk to school without a sound
D                   Cadd9       G
Safely walk to school without a sound

Verse 3:
G
Well, here we are, no one else
G
We walked to school all by ourselves
C
There's dirt on our uniforms
G
From chasing all the ants and worms
D               Cadd9            G
We clean up and now it's time to learn
D               Cadd9            G
We clean up and now it's time to learn  

Verse 4:
G
Numbers, letters, learn to spell
G
Nouns and books and show and tell
C
At playtime we will throw the ball
G
Back to class, through the hall
D                 Cadd9              G
Teacher marks our height against the wall
D                 Cadd9              G
Teacher marks our height against the wall

Bridge - or whatever -:
C                   G
We don't notice any time pass
C                  G
we don't notice anything
A
We sit side by side in every class
C
Teacher thinks that I sound funny,
D
But she likes the way you sing

Verse 5:
G
Tonight I'll dream, while I'm in bed
G
When silly thoughts go through my head
C
About the bugs and alphabet
G
And when I wake tomorrow I bet
D                   Cadd9         G
That you and i will walk together again
D               Cadd9           G
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
D               Cadd9           G6
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

- one strum on final chord -    
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Ettie Faith
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Ettie Faith

i love this song. even though the only reason i knew it was because it’s in the beginning of napoleon dynamite lol

Joy
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Joy

I like to use this pattern instead of what’s given:
|——–2———-2—–|
|—————————|
|—2———————-|
|————-0————|
I use this for every chord except for the Cadd9, on that one I do this: (it matches the vocals more)
|——–3———-3—–|
|—0———————-|
|—————————|
|————-0————|

Nukulele
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Nukulele

Lol, I like your username

jdgiordan
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jdgiordan

I took it to -2 and tuned my uke down a step and it sounds great.

Ggirl
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Ggirl

Go to -5 but instead of Gadd9 do plain old G. Easier!!

Charlotte
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Did cadd9 sound off for anyone els?

lost-in-the-woods
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lost-in-the-woods

I really like +5 but replacing the Fadd9 with a normal F. I just think it sounds a lot more like the actual song.

Sunshine
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Sunshine

Strumming pattern?

Lucy
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Lucy

I play DDU UDU but there may be a proper one to play, or you could try that tab at the start all through the song: G = —————— 3———3—— —————— ——0———0 C (and Caad9) = 3———3—— ——————— ——————— ——0———0 D = ——————— 2———2—— ——————— ——0———0 I just strum DDU UDU for the bridge but guess you could to the same thing for the bridge as well.

booksmusicandsarcasm
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booksmusicandsarcasm

i like to pick the a and g string and just ply the chords that are there

Sarah plays ukulele not tragedies
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Sarah plays ukulele not tragedies

Total bop!
A lovely song with excellent composure. On a soprano concert ukulele, I put a capo on first fret and play the chords without transposing them. I have a higher voice, and I really like the way this sounds!

Nukulele
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Nukulele

Lol, I like your username

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