31.7.11

Bob Marley - Three Little Birds Ukulele chords

I love playing Bob Marley songs on the uke. I think there is something about the laid back chunky strumming style that goes with so much reggae that suits it perfectly. Perfect if you are learning how to play the ukulele.



One of the easiest to play is Three Little Birds, which is only three chords. The trick to it though is getting into a chunky driving rhythm. Have fun!

LYRICS PROVIDED PURELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES  (APOLOGIES FOR BLOCKING OUT THE LYRICS - LAWYERS ARE CLAMPING DOWN ON MUSIC TABS AND CLOSING SITES. I DO NOT WANT GOT A UKULELE CLOSED DOWN, SO SADLY THESE PEOPLE WIN. YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT PEOPLE PLAYING SONGS WOULD BE GOOD FOR RECORD SALES, BUT SADLY, LAWYERS DONT THINK THAT WAY.....)

INTRO

[A]

CHORUS

[A]Don't xxxxx xxxxxx x xxxx
Cause eve[D]ry xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xx xxxxxx [A]
Singing xxxx xxxxx [A] about x xxxxx,
Cause xxxxx [D] little xxxxx xxxxx xx xxx right [A]

VERSE

Rise xx xxxx xxxxxxx [A]
Smiled xxxx xxx xxxxxx [E7] sun
Txxxx xxxxxx xxxxx [A]
Pitch xx xx xxxxxxxx [D]
Singing xxxxx [A] xxxxx
Of xxxxxxxx xxxx xxx [E7] true
Saying xxxx [D] is xx xxxxxxx xx xxx

REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE TO END



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting very excited to play this with my daughter and husband it's a family favorite! K

Anonymous said...

these are clearly NOT ukulele chords, these are guitar chords dumbass i've been playing ukulele for six years now.

Barry Maz said...

I couldn't resist allowing the comment above to be posted.... In what way, exactly, are A, D and E not ukulele chords?

Confused!

Barry Maz said...

In case you are confused, the A is fingered 2100. The D is fingered 2220 (or technically 2225) and the E is 4442.

If the E is a struggle and E7 works nicely in this (1202)

Those are ukulele Fingerings. An A chord is and A chord no watter what the instrument. Same with a D. Same with an E. just the way you implement them changes,


Six years you say?

Anonymous said...

owned

Anonymous said...

This song works better in C for REAL beginners. CFG - three of the easiest chords, I think.

Barry Maz said...

Perhaps, but not if you want to play along with the original - added a video to help with that, and changed chords to E7 which also work just fine I think

Anonymous said...

Wait, so A, D and E can't be played on a ukulele? LOL what an idiot.

Barry Maz said...

Who is the idiot? The original song is in A - that's what is presented here. Its a beginners blog, so the E7 is easier and sounds great with this song. I certainly never said A, D and E can't be played?

Anonymous said...

Dear Barry Maz,
Your patience, with the nut above who claims your chords are not 'ukulele chords', is commendable. Your E7 is sweet and miles better than the truly idiotic 'E6' I saw recommended on another blog (perhaps it was a typo). As for your critic above, he/she may have been playing 'for 6 years' but I fear he/she has been a 'dumbass' for a lot longer. Have a chunky day. Great post. Thanks.

Barry Maz said...

Must admit - no idea what the original comment was about. To claim these are guitar chords suggests no understanding of what a chord actually is!

Dave said...

Played this last night with my wife. Hope the neighbors over the fence could handle my white-boy rendition of this classic.

PS: I play a Baritone Uke, and the fingerings are what they'd be on a guitar with the two bass strings removed. A chord is a chord is a chord. But I've only been playing for three years, what do I know?

Anonymous said...

is there a way to dowload this and can you show us how to do the chords for this song on the same page?

Barry Maz said...

Just highlight the text with mouse, right click and print selection. If you want to tidy it up just right click and copy then paste into Word or similar and go from there.

For the chords, go to chord chart page on top menu and you can click, enlarge and print those. Would recommend anyone learning has a copy of chord chart in their songbook.

matuke said...

wow mr Barry Maz you sure are a patient dude-good on you

Anonymous said...

awesome, thanks so much for posting
I think think the guy who made the idiot comment was referring to Mr "I've been playing for 6 years"

Norma said...

Barry Maz,

Thanks for this song and all of your suggestions. I am going to try it right now!

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