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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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385 Comments

  1. My Chemical Ukulele

    It’s easier if you play it with a capo in 1st fret and playin Am F C
    The strumming patterns i use is DD UDU and in C you play it twice

  2. SassySoup23

    Am F and C works well for beginners

  3. your welcome

    too dumb it down and make it super easy play
    am ddudu
    g ddudu
    c ddudu
    c ddudu

    the whole time.. only problems are there are some times when u just play c once and hold like at the part when they say “and they come unstuck”

  4. daddy snail

    on transpose -1 (which i find easiest) for the intro i do

    Am – DDUDU
    G – DDUDU
    C – DDUDU-DDUDU

    and i do it twice because i think it sounds pretty nice :)

  5. pretty-oddle

    By accident, I realized that the Ab sounds better if you play it one fret down. I dunno it just sounds better to me

  6. Do what u want

    I just go with the flow

  7. Blue Chocolate Frogs

    Is there an easier way to play the Ab?

    • Saint Roche

      Bar the second fret with pointer finger, put ring finger on fourth fret of the g string and middle finger on the third fret of the c string.

  8. I tune my ukulele up a half step so it sound like I have the capo on the first fret. Then for the transposer I put it down to -1

  9. Update I believe that is a G/F9sus4

  10. If you do -1 then the Am, G, and C are really easy however the G sounds a little bit off and I find the if you just do 2nd string, 1st fret and strum that instead, it sounds better. Not sure what the name of that chord is though.

  11. You can use am, g, and c, instead and it sounds just as lovely

  12. yum snails

    on transpose -6 i personally find that using A7 instead of D is easier and to me it kind of just sounds better so idk there’s a tip i guess??

  13. and for the chorus I used DD U UDU

  14. Bre McLeish

    strumming pattern: DD UDU

  15. Ray with a Uke

    -1 in Transposer is super easy. Chords G, C, & Am are used, and it still sounds really great. This song is good for beginners who have gotten the hang of G and aren’t ready to use strumming patterns. If you strum the note only when it tells you a new note, it still sounds really good with singing or as accompiment.

  16. i wish i could play da uke

    • Cool girl

      It’s not that hard, I mean some of the chords are too hard for me but it is mostly pretty easy

  17. I think you guys should make easy and advanced chords for songs!
    Unless if there is already that, and I have not noticed it IDK?

  18. Strumming pattern that I use is D DU UD U

  19. Am G C

  20. -1 and strumming pattern id DDUDU

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