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Chorus:
    F                    Bb
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dm           C
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    F                Bb
And when your father turns to stone,
     F        C       F
Will you take care of me?"

Chorus:
    F                    Bb
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dm           C
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    F                Bb
And when your father turns to stone,
     F        C       F
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Bb      D7
I will make you
Gm       Ebm            Bb
Queen of everything you see
                    F
I'll put you on the map
                 Bb            F
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
      F             Bb
Let's say we up and left this town
     Dm               C
And turned our future upside-down
      F                 Bb
We'll make pretend that you and me
      F     C     F
Lived ever after, happily

Chorus:
    F                    Bb
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dm           C
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    F                Bb
And when your father turns to stone,
     F        C       F
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Bb      D7
I will make you
Gm       Ebm            Bb
Queen of everything you see
                    F
I'll put you on the map
                 Bb            F
I'll cure you of disease

Verse:
    F                  Bb
And since we know that dreams are dead
    Dm                  C
And life turns plans up on their head
F              Bb
I will plan to be a bum
   F      C       F
So I just might become someone

Chorus:
    F                    Bb
She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,
     Dm           C
Will you buy me a house of gold?
    F                Bb
And when your father turns to stone,
     F        C       F
Will you take care of me?"

Bridge:
Bb      D7
I will make you
Gm       Ebm            Bb
Queen of everything you see
                    F
I'll put you on the map
                 Bb
I'll cure you of disease
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551 Comments

  1. just don’t press 3 it sounds about the same

  2. Brendon Flurrie

    I use DDUD

  3. same^^^

  4. xDiamondSlasherx

    I was playing this song in my school talent show and me and my friend studied this every day and we got it! Thanks!

  5. I would suggest D-D-U-D-U-D-U. Might seem confusing at first, but try to learn the pattern at first. Once you’re used to that, you can start playing the chords.

  6. AnAverageAmoeba

    The C after “disease” sounds a bit off, I use G7, which works a bit better

  7. dduudu

  8. How is Bb HARD?!

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  9. i just really like top ok

    omg this is amazing but they need to add Trench songs asap !!! <3

  10. I would go with the island strum. You just have to do it quickly so that it sounds similar to the song.

  11. What about the chords for a beginner soprano ukulele??? Send help***

  12. Hey! The easiest pattern would be DDU UDU! Good luck

  13. pls send help

    whats the into??

  14. ukulelelovegood

    anyone know the strumming pattern?

  15. D U D D U D works for a lot of songs and it’s pretty easy

  16. i recommend doing down down up (space) up down up and if thats too difficult just go up and down :)

  17. Michael Major

    1, 2&3 1, 2&3

  18. The strumming pattern is D-D-U-D-U-D-U
    Hope I could Help :)

  19. Wow this is the first time that I have an uke in my hands and this song helps me A LOT. I think that the only big problem is just Bbm…

    • Username? IDK

      Just bar the top part (First fret strings C, E, and A) and I personally use my ring finger to push down the last part of the cord (Second fret G string). It just helps to make sure I don’t push down any extra strings.

    • I had this uke for only 2 days. All I can say is to press with your index finger all 4 chords (1st fret) and put the middle finger over the index to make it more firm. With your 3rd finger press now the chord 2nd fret. (Part of the tip was explained to me)

      Hope you understand and find this tip useful :) ??‍♀️

    • Yeah same don’t worry I struggle with the Bbm too. But practice makes perfect so keep at it! ;)

  20. jdhutchnstuff

    Can’t ask about strumming patterns online except that you can find it all over YouTube. Dumb.

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