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Chorus:
    E                    A
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dbm           B
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    E                A
And when your father turns to stone,
     E        B       E
Will you take care of me?"

Chorus:
    E                    A
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dbm           B
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    E                A
And when your father turns to stone,
     E        B       E
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
A      Db7
I will make you
Gbm       Dm            A
Queen of everything you see
                    E
I'll put you on the map
                 A            E
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
      E             A
Let's say we up and left this town
     Dbm               B
And turned our future upside-down
      E                 A
We'll make pretend that you and me
      E     B     E
Lived ever after, happily

Chorus:
    E                    A
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dbm           B
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    E                A
And when your father turns to stone,
     E        B       E
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
A      Db7
I will make you
Gbm       Dm            A
Queen of everything you see
                    E
I'll put you on the map
                 A            E
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
    E                  A
And since we know that dreams are dead
    Dbm                  B
And life turns plans up on their head
E              A
I will plan to be a bum
   E      B       E
So I just might become someone

Chorus:
    E                    A
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dbm           B
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    E                A
And when your father turns to stone,
     E        B       E
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
A      Db7
I will make you
Gbm       Dm            A
Queen of everything you see
                    E
I'll put you on the map
                 A
I'll cure you of disease
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542 Comments

  1. That actually sounded really good! Great job!

  2. Hayes C.S.

    this song is the first time I ever heard a ukulele and now I have one of my very own to play this amazing song

  3. Hi I am just going to go to do a walk through the night and let you know what time you do go to do you want to go do you do a good e I am just going to go to

    Lol I lava ukulele

  4. Pros eat waffles

    I use DDUUDU and it matches the real song

    • Bingo was his name-o

      My dad plays guitar and he taught me that pattern, it’s also called the boom Chuck, I believe, but if I’m wrong, so sue me :) I use it all the time

  5. I used the strumming pattern ddudud at it sounded fine. also im having trouble singing and playing at the same time (im new to the uke) so if anyone has any tips for me that would be great!

    • EVA KNEIPP

      My advice is to just practice. When I first started it was SOO hard to sing and play. So just take it one step at a time. For example, sing each word while playing slowly or just one downstrum and then slowly get faster and adding strumming patterns! :)

    • AnAverageAmoeba

      You can also try to start with slower songs that only have a few syllables per chord, that’ll help you get used to it a little faster

    • For me it helped learning ‘i can’t help’ and just playing ddu REAL slow and then try to match my voice (I’m an awful singer). And know it gets easier the more I listen to a song :) still, there are some songs I can’t sing to for goodness’sake (in my case it’s riptide)

    • Idk what I’m doing lol

      I you to learn Please Don’t by mxmtoon it a slow song with only 4 easy chords and an easy strumming pattern which you can get used to quickly. The song it’s is very nice and slow. Highly suggest trying it out

    • Idk what I’m doing lol

      I you to learn Please Don’t by mxmtoon it a slow song with only 4 easy chords and an easy strumming pattern which you can get used to quickly. The song it’s is very nice and slow. Highly suggest trying it out
      Also you for the signing try doing only simple down strums for every time you change chords and slowly add up and down strums.

    • I am just starting as well so I am with ya there

    • LAVA IS STUCK IN MY HEAD! HELP!

      Try playing the song without singing for a while until it becomes muscle memory and then slowly add in words.

    • Tip- sing it without the ukulele so it’s engraved into your mind ( it might get a bit annoying) and then memorize the notes, and then slowly put it together bit by bit! Practice makes perfect!

    • Alice Popplewell

      my advice would be to practice the singing and ukulele separately at least 20 minutes a day and then add them together in the end. I have been playing the ukulele for 6 years and I am only 12 years old so do that and you should be good

  6. Emo Trash

    It would be nice if it had a strumming pattern. Great song tho!

  7. Does anybody know any notes you can use instead of Bbm? Thanks :)

  8. KiqeCelis

    I play DD DUDUDD

  9. Tahlia Brummell

    i find DD UDU works well, at least for me anyway :)

  10. ShadowGamer7YT

    I just use Down, Up, Down, Up.

  11. come back Tyler

    For this song I do dduudu, which is the island strum, it’s the easiest for me

  12. panictrash

    Instead of using Bbm, i like to just barre the first three strings of the first fret.

  13. Honeybeegone

    I hear the drumming pattern as : down, down, up, down, up, down, down. Think of the riptide strumming pattern which is VERY similar. But thats just how I like to do it, find a way that your comfortable with :)

  14. Du du dududu is how I hear it played in the song… So it’d be down down up-down-up. But that’s just what I hear…

  15. The pattern is DD DUDU, and to count say “1 and 2e and a, 3 and 4e and a” The beginning DD strums are eight notes, and the DUDU strums are sixteenth notes. This song goes very fast.

  16. The patten I used was one one one two two

  17. i find strumming with DU DU DU works better

  18. HMU @drewy.boi.253 on insta

    The strumming pattern I normally use for this song comes out as DDUU DUUDUU and it sounds great

    Also the beginning note is muting the C, G, and E strings and playing a C chord on the A string. I usually use the same strumming pattern.

  19. I played this song for my grandpa

  20. if you were wondering, the strumming pattern is D D DUDU

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