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

  3. Mimii9000

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

  4. dduudu

  5. Emilia Kieran

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

    • P!ATD is overrated

      Just me that thinks it’s really hard to sing and play at the same time??

      • Just practice! Trust me, you’ll get better and soon you’ll be able to sing while playing.

      • no. it’s difficult for me too because when I’m strumming I have to say the strumming pattern in my head or ill mess up, but with songs like this where you can do single down strokes on each cord makes it easier to play and sing.

  6. 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. :)

  7. ddudu

  8. -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😊

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

  10. -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!

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

  12. ddudu

  13. Howell-Lester

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

  14. Fluffster

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

  15. Yeah, me too

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

  17. -1 is the best for the beginners

  18. Whatamidoinghere

    -1 is the best for beginners and sounds great

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

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