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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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458 Comments

  1. iceflake854

    OMG am I the only one that found this song super hard to do??

  2. Personally I use Am, G, and C with the strumming pattern DDUDUDD, it’s easier for me.

  3. the uke playa

    soo the thing iss, its actually am, then g, then c. the strumming pattern is dum dummm duh duh dumm dumm. and its much easier to do it like this but okay lol

    • owie my hands

      hey, what does dum and duh mean? which one is down and which is up? for down just do d and for up just do u, for example, ddu-udu

  4. UkulelePro

    On the transponder you can actually use your chords. For me, Am, G, and C are the best chords if you don’t have a capo. The strumming pattern I use is DDUUDU (D meaning down, and U meaning up) if you want hard chords the pluses (+) are the hard chords. The minuses (-) are the easy ones. I’m on a medium level. I have -1 on mine

  5. NinjaTurtle

    Just make your life easier and play Am, G, and C instead

  6. u can just use a AM,C and G its easier :) and also strumming pattern is . DDUUDU I THINK …

  7. I use the strumming pattern of DDUDU and it works well with the down half step chords :)

  8. so this is actually wrong it sounds better if the strumming pattern is ddudu and the cords are in order Am,G,C and on C you repeat the strumming pattern another time and if you want it to sound more like the original capo the first fret as an intro go though everything twice and when it gets to the picking you want to strum every 5 beats and after “i just wanna the next strumm should be at the end of know and it should be a G and if your gonna stay after stay your going to strum an F and after all of that its back on the original hope i can help someone out

  9. For beginner I recommend to use -1

  10. dduudu and am g c not these complicted chords

  11. fluent_gay

    -3, capo on first fret

  12. Elysia Jackson

    If you don’t have a capo, you can do Am, G, C for the chord progression instead. It’s easier and still sounds amazing!

  13. I use dduudd to the original rhythm of the song and I use Am instead of Bbm G instead of Db and C instead of Ab

  14. ive been wanting to play this forever but all i found was a easy one i love this tab :3

  15. really good song! -1

    strum:ddudu

  16. Emily Benages

    If you want to play Am, G, and C, switch the transposition to -1. Hope that helps y’all like it did me!

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