Artist Vance Joy
Album Riptide - Single
Genre(s)
Note You can also play an F#add9 chord instead of G#.
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Intro: Bbm  Ab  Db

Bbm              Ab                 Db
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Bbm              Ab                 Db
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Bbm         Ab                    Db
Oh all my friends are turning green
       Bbm              Ab               Db
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams


  Bbm     Ab         Db
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Bbm         Ab               Db 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Bbm     Ab                     Db
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
Db                  Bbm
Taken away to the dark side
Ab               Db
I wanna be your left hand man
       Bbm       Ab                         Db
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Bbm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
Ab                          Db
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Bbm                 Ab                   Db
There's this movie that I think you'll like
     Bbm             Ab                Db
This guy decides to quit his job and head to New York City
      Bbm       Ab           Db
This cowboy's running from himself
Bbm                Ab              Db
She's been living on the highest shelf


  Bbm     Ab         Db
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Bbm         Ab               Db 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Bbm     Ab                     Db
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
Db                  Bbm
Taken away to the dark side
Ab               Db
I wanna be your left hand man
       Bbm       Ab                         Db
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Bbm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
Ab                          Db
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Bbm           Ab               Db
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Bbm             Ab                Db
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Bbm          Ab              Db
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Bbm              Ab                 Db 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Bbm         Ab               Db 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Bbm               Ab                Db    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


Bbm     Ab                     Db
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
Db                  Bbm
Taken away to the dark side
Ab               Db
I wanna be your left hand man
       Bbm       Ab                         Db
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Bbm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
Ab                          Db
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Bbm     Ab                     Db
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
Db                  Bbm
Taken away to the dark side
Ab               Db
I wanna be your left hand man
       Bbm       Ab                         Db
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Bbm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
Ab                          Db
You're gonna sing the words wrong
                    Bbm        Ab                           Db 
I gotta lump in my throat cos you're gonna sing the words wrong

Outro: Db
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483 Comments

  1. If you want an easier alternative for the chords use, Am, G and C and for the strumming pattern I think DDDU is pretty nice

  2. I recommend using -1 because it is really easy and sound really good once you have nailed the G

  3. I used dduududdu and it sounded really good. Also use -1, it is the easiest one with chord progressions and I think it sounds the most like the real riptide song.

  4. I lovvveee this song

  5. I dont really play from this one. i just google it and i find ones with only F,G, and Am

  6. FantasticJeem

    I used c,g,am,and f for this song. It’s a lot easier and it sounds better.

  7. Just Trynna Help

    -1 Am (dd dudu) G (dd dudu) C (dd dudu (x2))

  8. -1 everyone’s complaining about the hard chords it says to transpose -1 in the notes on the top. i use dduudu or dduud

  9. On “Take me away to the dark side” play F .3.

  10. I think +1 sounds really nice once you nail the Bm

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