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D    Gbm  Bm       G     D    A
Wise men say only fools rush in
    G  A     Bm   G         D    A7   D
But I can't help falling in love with you
D     Gbm   Bm            G  D  A
Shall  I  stay? Would it be a sin  
   G  A     Bm   G          D    A7   D
If I can't help falling in love with you

Gbm            Db7     Gbm           Db7
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Gbm             Db7     Gbm7         B7               Em7  A7
Darling, so it goes, some things      are meant to be
D    Gbm  Bm            G     D     A
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
      G   A    Bm   G          D    A7   D
Cause I can't help falling in love with you

Gbm            Db7     Gbm           Db7
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Gbm             Db7     Gbm7         B7               Em7  A7
Darling, so it goes, some things      are meant to be
D    Gbm  Bm            G     D     A
Take my hand, take my whole life, too
      G   A    Bm   G          D    A7   D
Cause I can't help falling in love with you
      G   A    Bm   G          D    A7   D
Cause I can't help falling in love with you
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  1. I liked it better using the strumming pattern D D U U D U better than single strums. It adds more rhythm. I’ve been playing ukelele for a little bit over a year, and I’m not the best, but I play for fun. Good luck guys❤️❤️

  2. Supernatural1967

    All I can think of when I hear or play this song is Twist and Shout. The Supernatural fandom knows what I’m talking about.

  3. You can replace all of the E chords and A chords by just playing C, G, C, F, C, G, at the beginning.

  4. corgitime4321

    I love this song. It sounds better with the ukulele then by itself.❤️

  5. Red Patches

    It’s really easy to hit the g string note with your thumb and using your ring finger for the c string and the pointer finger and middle finger on the e and a string. It;s a kinda complicated note, but using your fingers that way really helps. Good luck friend!

  6. If anyone needs help with the chord B7 I read of your first finger over the second fret (refer to the image at the top) you can use your first finger over the first two stings ||(||) these two (pretend they are ukulele strings hah. The ones closest to the floor for clarification) your second finger on the top first sting (|)||| and then your third finger on the third fret second string |(|)|| I hope this helps because I had trouble with it I just find this easier

  7. Lukebarricks

    I just want to say, for anyone that is having trouble with the strum patters, listen to this song on youtube. The Twenty One Pilots version. If you listen in the background, Tyler Joseph is playing the ukulele and I just use his strum pattern. I don’t know which he starts with, but I start with a down strum, then up. I hope that helps a little :)

  8. DD U UDU works well and it’s easy

  9. I was having a hard time switching to the B7 chord, so I just play an Am and it sounds pretty good to me!

  10. if you use bm i find its the exact same, actually that is what ive always used , i never looked at it right until i seen your comment , ahah


    If you are having trouble with the B7 chord try using Bm

  12. @emmakirschenm ON TIKTOK

    Hey, for anyone who was wondering, Twenty One Pilots COVERED THIS SONG. THEY DID NOT WRITE THIS SONG. I have heard that a lot of people think this.

  13. I really enjoyed playing this song! Although since I’m just beginning to play the uke, I’m having trouble playing the B7 chord. Instead of playing the B7 I changed it to Am since they sound reasonably similar

  14. I play with a capo on the first fret and a DDUUD strumming pattern and I personally really like the way it sounds

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  16. The tuning is soprano c right?

  17. The Pentatonix and Elvis versions are in different keys than this one. If you want to sing the Elvis version, transpose 1+! Love all of the versions, though. No hate! :)

  18. Does anyone know where I can get the sheet music for this? Like the ones with the treble clef because I need it for an exam

  19. OwO,what'sthis?

    I’m only just starting to play ukulele and this song is pretty easy so it’s really good for me! The only thing I’m struggling with at the minute is changing notes and the B7 chord.

    • nico and the niner

      hi! i’m a bit late, so i’m sorry but i hope this helps. i’m not sure if this is correct, but before i found this website, when i was very new to uke, i watched Elise Ecklund’s tutorial for this song, and the tutorial taught me a different way to play B7! you put your fingers in placement for an Em, and then move them each a fret up, so closer to your face! i’m really not sure if this is completely accurate, but it sounds about right to me when i play it! once again, hope it helps, that’s how i learnt B7 :) merry christmas by the way! ?

      • nico and the niner

        it’s also a lot easier to switch between Em and the B7 i explained than the one you seem to have been struggling with :)

    • you kind of just have to wing it with changing the notes, i just started aswell and i got used to changing the notes in a matter of a couple days or just one day. but everyones different, so keep trying.

    • B7 is a tricky chord, I’m still struggling with it so in this so I just skip it and continue the Em

    • I struggled with that at the beginning too! my tip I to not lift your 3rd finger at all, just slide it up the string. I also stack on finger on top of the other in a bar chord to give it more strength, also just practice. Hope this helped! :)

    • Same, it’s nice though because this song can be played really slow, giving you time to change notes.

    • just do Em but move your fingers over one string each

    • Grace Carroll

      what worked for me for the ‘like a river flow’ as i found it hard

      do the Em but for the b7 move your three fingers up one string, sooooo much easier

    • same for me

    • Play the B7 a different way. Play it using the same “shape” as the Em but all the fingers are moved one string up. In other words, 4th fret G string, 3rd fret C string, 2nd fret E string. Much easier, especially moving back and forth form Em to B7.

    • yeah man, it gets sorta second nature after a while. keep at it!

    • Redbanditø

      You can change the B7 to BM if that helps (that’s what I do since I’m horrible at bar chords)

    • if you use bm i find its the exact same, actually that is what ive always used , i never looked at it right until i seen your comment , ahah

    • just do a bar on second fret and 3 fret on string 2

    • uke!!!!on ice

      yeah, when I was learning this I struggled with the exact same thing you mentioned. Once you get the hang of it, it will come easy

    • @OwO,what’sthis? B7 iS SO HORRID~ I started a few days ago and I’ve really gotten into playing! I recommend playing 2/0/1/1, 0/3/0/0. If you’re super stuck, I think you could play BM7, which is just barring the whole second fret.
      I hope this could be of some help :3 have happy days ukulele-ing <3 c:

    • UwU OwO a furry lol

      Yup same but I’ve been playing for a few months

    • redukulele23

      what I do instead of transitioning to the b7 chord is I just play: my first finger on the G string, on the top/ first fret, and my second finger on the C string- second frat down. it sounds kinda similar as i am new to playing the Ukulele too andI take any shortcut i can find!
      hope this helps :)

    • Instead of doing B7, do Am

    • Instead of B7, do Am

    • as an alternative you could just lift an Em up to the top

    • ellacarroll12

      Just keep practicing! It will get easier! You’ve probably heard all of this so just know that you will get better! If it helps, try switching from the chord before it (Em) back to B7. That’s what I did and now it’s gotten a lot easier for me.

  20. I love this song so much, but can any other chords just replace the harder chords to make it easier. But since, I LOVED PLAYING IT.

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