Artist Vance Joy
Album Riptide - Single
Genre(s)
Note You can also play an F#add9 chord instead of G#.
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      - Put a capo on fret 1 (if you want to stay in the same key).
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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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Lol llama
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It’s way easier if you just do Am G C for the whole song. It also suits sopranos better. Hope this helps :)

grilledcheesebanana
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grilledcheesebanana

This is actually really helpful. Thanks!

Boulevard of broken dreams
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Boulevard of broken dreams

That is true and I think it sounds better that way. For the strum I recommend DD UDU. Great song 👍😁

Marley
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Marley

Thank you

uwu
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uwu

i was comfused when i saw bbm, db, and ab! i learned it with am g c and it’s A LOT easier

reese
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reese

you can use Am G and C, its kinda sounds better and its more easy to do

revelcw
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revelcw

Yeah, half step down

janine
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janine

jeez.. the autoscroll keeps seizing up…

syd
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syd

same

pspspsps
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pspspsps

hi it’s -1 lol just use that

Your fellow weeb
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Your fellow weeb

My way of doing this is Am – DDUDU, G – DDUDU, C – DDUDU

MissApollo
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MissApollo

Same.

marianna
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marianna

same

renny
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renny

i was sitting in my bed strumming Am- DDUDU, G- DDUDU, C- DDUDU DDUDU for a solid 15 minutes, it sounds amazing, thank you

Sammy
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Sammy

Honestly same haha

Silentdiscription
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Silentdiscription

Great it works for me too

TheUkePlayer1217
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TheUkePlayer1217

For all you people who can’t play the transition from Am to G without going slow, try F instead of G.

This was the first song I learned on the Ukulele. :)

JustMonika
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JustMonika

You could also change the fingering to 2 on the C string, 3 on the E string and 1 on the A string, so you can just slide over a string instead of completely changing your hand position

Emily
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Emily

omg this is exactly how i learnt cuz i cant transition quick enough cuz im a beginner

JAes
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I I’m a beginner any pointers

Kaylyn Farrell
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Kaylyn Farrell

I recommend practicing some really easy chords and songs with those chords. Then starting to use slightly more difficult chords as you go on

GetOutNubs
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GetOutNubs

Start with Counting Stars or Can’t Help Falling in Love

diET cOkE
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diET cOkE

my cousin taught me this when I was just 9 yrs. I nailed it by doing it the simple way. strum pattern DD UDU and chords Am G & C. this way is easiest for beginners

Sophie Foster
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Sophie Foster

does db and ab sound wrong to anyone else?

Kaspeezook
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I personally like to transpose +4. It’s about as easy as am, g, c, but sounds a bit better in my opinion. It’s also much easier to sing if your voice ain’t as high as Vance Joy’s!

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