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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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404 Comments

  1. WishingforHappiness

    Idk if it’s just me, but these chords don’t sound right

  2. ya boi Castian

    still an amazing song!! love it!!

  3. i think that Am G and C work better with DDUUDU

  4. these are some interesting chords ;/

  5. Rowan Smith

    I’ve found that DDUD works really well

  6. Am, G and C work just as well as the chords it tells you to use : )

  7. I love this song my cousin once tryed to teach me but i didnt listen

  8. TheContrabandCap

    Every time I go on a hard tqb i go to the comments and all i see is stuff like ddu dud udu BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND ANY OF IT!!! will some one pls direct me to a video instruction or something?

    • It is the strumming pattern, D = down and U = up
      This means ddudu is Down Down Up Down Up

    • DDU means strum down, then down, then up.
      D=down
      U=up
      DDUUDU is a very common pattern that works with most songs in 4/4 time. DDU UDU. There’s a small pause between the DDU and the UDU

    • The DU stuff are the strumming patterns. For example, ddu udu. D is a down stroke and U is an up stroke. Wherever there is a space it’s a slight pause. I hope with helps!

    • The DU stuff are the drumming patterns. For example, ddu udu, you then just repeat it. The d is for the down strokes and the u is for the up strokes. Whenever you see a space it’s a slight pause before u move on. I hope this helps.

  9. I cannot play the Db
    its impossible for me

  10. Elise Uckland’s video:
    -1 (Am C & G)

  11. -1

  12. I play it with Am, G, and C It’s so much easier than Bm , A, and D

  13. -1 with a capo on the first fret sounds great and it’s really easy xp

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