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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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447 Comments

  1. Ukulady Player 102

    Personally, me and my ukulele group use Am, G, C,C. I haven’t tried to play these chords to compare but I personally prefer the chords we use as it’s easier transition.

  2. Strumming Pattern is

    DD(wait)UDU

  3. this sounds great, but its a little hard to get used to because ive been strumming Am, G, C…

  4. Mimii9000

    The chords could be much simpler. You could use A, C, G, and F.

  5. dduudu

  6. Emilia Kieran

    In my opinion it sounds better transposed -1 without putting a capo on the first fret. Might just be me though

  7. TheatreGirl007

    I recommend (for beginners like me) to strum dddd on all chords for the chorus except C, which you do dddddddd, then for verses just do one down strum. :)

  8. ddudu

  9. -1 sounds more accurate and way better. If your playing a duet use the 0 as harmony it sounds beautiful. -1 might be for beginners but it’s way good😊

  10. i put a capo on the first frets and played Am, G, and C, it sounds the same

  11. -1 is best! put a capo on the first fret and it makes it sound way better. i used the strumming pattern dduudu and it sounded great!

  12. I feel cheated, always and thought that the progression was am, g and c
    rightly sounded something different to the original

    • imjustinterpretingurnamenothinelse

      Tyler and Josh

    • ummm it is am, g and c if you change the transposure to -1. thats for beginners. so if you play those chords, you would have to sing it in a lower key, so it wont sound exactly like the original song but it will sound close.

  13. ddudu

  14. Howell-Lester

    I usually play u-d-u-d-u in a progression of am, g, c cause I just think it sounds better??

  15. Fluffster

    Ummmmm, i always played from a progession of Am to G to C

    • it is am, g and c if you change the transposure to -1. so if you play those chords, you would have to sing it in a lower key, so it wont sound exactly like the original song but it will sound close.
      :)

  16. Yeah, me too

  17. The best version is -1 with a capo on the first fret. With a classic island strum. Sounds like the original.

  18. -1 is the best for the beginners

  19. Whatamidoinghere

    -1 is the best for beginners and sounds great

  20. I recommend -1! I use down down up, up down up and it sounds really good. I recommend using dduudu once for Am and G, and twice for C.

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