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Intro: Dm  C  F

Dm              C                 F
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Dm              C                 F
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Dm         C                    F
Oh all my friends are turning green
       Dm              C               F
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams


  Dm     C         F
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Dm         C               F 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Dm     C                     F
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
F                  Dm
Taken away to the dark side
C               F
I wanna be your left hand man
       Dm       C                         F
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Dm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
C                          F
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Dm                 C                   F
There's this movie that I think you'll like
     Dm             C                F
This guy decides to quit his job and head to New York City
      Dm       C           F
This cowboy's running from himself
Dm                C              F
She's been living on the highest shelf


  Dm     C         F
Uh oooh oh oooh oooh
Dm         C               F 
Oh oooh oh oooh and they come unstuck
Dm     C                     F
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
F                  Dm
Taken away to the dark side
C               F
I wanna be your left hand man
       Dm       C                         F
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Dm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
C                          F
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Dm           C               F
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Dm             C                F
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Dm          C              F
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Dm              C                 F 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Dm         C               F 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Dm               C                F    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


Dm     C                     F
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
F                  Dm
Taken away to the dark side
C               F
I wanna be your left hand man
       Dm       C                         F
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Dm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
C                          F
You're gonna sing the words wrong


Dm     C                     F
Lady, runnin' down to the riptide
F                  Dm
Taken away to the dark side
C               F
I wanna be your left hand man
       Dm       C                         F
And I love you when you're singin' that song and
                      Dm
I gotta lump in my throat cos
C                          F
You're gonna sing the words wrong
                    Dm        C                           F 
I gotta lump in my throat cos you're gonna sing the words wrong

Outro: Db
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430 Comments

  1. i usually play this am-g-c, which works fine, and this is supposedly an easy song so i don’t see why these complicated chords are neccesary!

  2. Its much much easied to do Am G C instead. Look at a differsnt version with Am G C. It is much easier and sounds more like the original.

  3. My music teacher at my school showed me this way

    So you do f g and c and the pattern is ddud
    But it’s two c parts so f is ddud g is ddud and c is ddudddud then it just repeats

  4. MeowingCat39

    I’ve tried -1 but I’ve found it’s a bit off key and my fingers aren’t good with 0. Any advice? :D

  5. CaptainBerger

    Use -1! It´s easier and it sounds better!

  6. I play it Am F C G and I find it sounds better.

  7. this is a great song!chords don’t sound right though

  8. I always played this song with Am-F-C, its easier to play and in my opinion it sounds better. It is more of a female key tho

  9. WishingforHappiness

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

  10. ya boi Castian

    still an amazing song!! love it!!

  11. these are some interesting chords ;/

  12. Rowan Smith

    I’ve found that DDUD works really well

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. I cannot play the Db
    its impossible for me

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

  18. -1

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

  20. -1 with a capo on the first fret sounds great and it’s really easy xp

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