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Intro: Cm  Bb  Eb

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


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


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


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


Cm           Bb               Eb
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Cm             Bb                Eb
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Cm          Bb              Eb
I just gotta, I just gotta know
Cm              Bb                 Eb 
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way


   Cm         Bb               Eb 
I swear she's destined for the screen
Cm               Bb                Eb    
Closest thing to Michelle Phipher that you've ever seen oh


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


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

Outro: Db
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452 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. CaptainBerger

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. WishingforHappiness

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

  9. ya boi Castian

    still an amazing song!! love it!!

  10. these are some interesting chords ;/

  11. Rowan Smith

    I’ve found that DDUD works really well

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

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

  14. 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.

  15. I cannot play the Db
    its impossible for me

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

  17. -1

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

  19. -1 with a capo on the first fret sounds great and it’s really easy xp

  20. J-Money (JK its Josh)

    Uhh why is everyone saying DDUDU? Personally, I do DDUUDU. Sometimes I shuck in between to fill the gap, so its like DDU-UDU

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