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

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

Bridge:
B      Eb7
I will make you
Abm       Em            B
Queen of everything you see
                    Gb
I'll put you on the map
                 B            Gb
I'll cure you of disease

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

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

Bridge:
B      Eb7
I will make you
Abm       Em            B
Queen of everything you see
                    Gb
I'll put you on the map
                 B            Gb
I'll cure you of disease

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

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

Bridge:
B      Eb7
I will make you
Abm       Em            B
Queen of everything you see
                    Gb
I'll put you on the map
                 B
I'll cure you of disease
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578 Comments

  1. vocalfanatic

    To mute one string you have your finger on the string but you don’t push down as hard which makes it so the string can’t vibrate. For all of the strings you can lay all of your fingers on the fret board and strum. In this song you mute every string but the A string, so for this you finger a C chord and then lay your index and middle finger over the fret board behind your ring finger if that makes any sense. I hope this helped you!

  2. in the intro where it says c you put your finger hard on c the slightly press the rest of your fingers on the strings behind it

  3. Um WhAt Neil?

    how do you mute a string?

    • IdK wOt GoEs HerE

      I’m wHaT way? Do you want to mute all of the strings or do you want to mute all but one?

    • IdK wOt GoEs HeRe

      To mute strings lay your fingers over all of the strings, but if you want to mute all but one do the same as before except this time with your ring finger press the string down on whichever fret you need/want while using your other fingers to mute the other strings.

    • if you want to mute a string you just lightly lay down your strumming hand on the strings so the strings don’t make a sound anymore. your can also mute strings with your “chord hand?” tyler does this in the beginning of the song with the chord c.
      press your ringfinger on the 4th string 3th fret and lightly lay your pointer finger on all 4 strings. you will now only hear the sound of the 4th string and the other 3 are muted and play a ‘soft’ noise.

    • dEaDlYaVaCdO

      I use 3 for the c then cover the top bar with 1

    • BIGGEST twenty one pilots fan

      you need to put your finger on the strings you want to mute but without pressing hard.
      after just press hard on the stign(s) you want to hear

    • just lightly put a finger over all four strings

    • Lightly put your finger on it as to not play a chord but like stop it from vibrating to make sound :)

    • hold your finger over a string but don’t press down, just touch it to not let it vibrate, you can do this to multiple strings at once, even hold then all down by grasping the neck of the ukulele (lightly) and strumming.

      Alternatively, you can press your strumming hand wrist to rest on the strings as you strum (if you want to mute all the strings) which frees um your other hand to get ready for a note if the song so requires.

    • To mute a string, out your fingers on the strings you want to mute. In this case, G, C and E. Don’t press them though. Just lightly put your finger on those strings, making sure you always put enough pressure on whatever string you aren’t back muting, in this case, the third fret on sting A. It’s takes some practice

    • to mute strings just lightly lay your finger on it so it doesn’t actually play a note, just kinda makes a little plucking sound.

    • you gently put your finger over the string, so it sounds percussive, rather than actually playing the note. Don’t actually push on the string or it will play the note

    • Since it’s a C chord in the beginning I would just lightly put the index finger of your left hand over the first fret while playing the chord to play it muted.

    • place your finger over the string with no pressure on it

    • you press your fingers gently over a fret space

    • you put your finger over it

    • Laura Mazzella

      Lightly touch the string you want to mute. Make sure not to press on it, just touch it lightly. You can also touch multiple strings at the same time- like barring- just don’t press down and BAM they’re muted. DO NOT PRESS THEM DOWN tho.

    • Danyiff Howell

      Bar the first fret very lightly so and place your finger on the 3rd fret of the A string :)

    • bar the fret but don’t push the strings all the way down

    • Awesomeukuplayer

      Gently put you finger on all the strings while doing the chord you want

  4. for the intro, use a c chord and mute the first three strings.

  5. emokpoptrash

    I used dd-dudu

  6. theFewtheProudtheEmotional ||-//

    I just wanted to say that I performed this song with my best friend at a talent show for school and it was so easy, sounded AMAZING, and it’s a plus that we’re both HUGE twenty one pilots fans! (Some parents even came up to us at the end and told us that they were in tears by the end) I strongly recommend using the strumming pattern DDUDU because it sounded great and was super easy.

    • P!ATDrocksorusuck

      Sorry if this isn’t u but Carina? If this isn’t you I’m sorry but my friend did the exact same thing around the same time! This is Izzy bye if it is you. Learned this song so easily, it’s great highly recommend!

  7. ichyeeteeuchhinfort

    I use DD UU DU

  8. I used DDU UDU for strumming paddern

  9. read the fine print

    guys if you scroll all the way down, you’ll see that you arent supposed to ask for strumming patterns or post them. seriously just make one up already, its not that hard

    • plutopeach

      and if there’s too many comments, i’m pretty sure the song gets taken down/suspended

    • PlayingUke

      Some people have trouble creating strumming patterns. It isn’t that serious

    • I don’t think it’s a huge deal if people share what they use, and for some people it is hard to come up with a strumming pattern. If you don’t like it you could do a number of things but you can’t tell people not to share there helpful information with others

    • if they want it to sound like the song, they might want the real strumming pattern. sit down.

  10. anonymous

    for the intro you mute 3 of the strings and play a high C on the A string (finger on the 3rd fret)

  11. ukulele_rose_

    for this song, you can play a c and mute all the other strings for the first time you play the chorus, and then play the chorus again twice. (just like in the song, it sounds cool)

  12. My 20-year-old son is so crazy about this group, and the music , the lyrics Tyler Josh – I’m sending him to Houston and San Antonio with his sister who is equally in sane about this group, all expenses paid and you think I would’ve just bought them a mansion they’re so excited

  13. uk'en do it!

    i suggest that for the first chorus you play c all the way through but you mute the other strings so only the a sounds like its being strummed
    dont know if that made any sense but good luck!

  14. Cheesie_Kitten

    Strumming pattern: DD UDUDD

  15. LlamawithHats

    for strumming pattern i did:
    DUUDUDU

  16. Teri Matthews

    for strumming pattern i did:
    DUUDUDU

  17. I use DDUDUDD for the strumming pattern. It’s easiest to start off with after the basic D strum

  18. Atlantis

    Um, I prefer DUDUDUDU. But you can do however you want

  19. DomEqualsHouse

    I do ddu udu, the final bridge, I do one soft strum down on each chord

  20. TOP Trash

    yah yeet I’m doing this song for Mother’s Day.

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