19 October 2011

Dear Prudence for Ukulele - The Beatles

I'm a fan of songs with simple repeating chords for ukulele beginners to practice with. Dear Prudence, by The Beatles is such a song that works well on the uke.

Some chords may look a bit wacky, but they are simple really. The Cmaj7 is just 0002, and that G+ is a 0332 The whole song is on a chugging repeat, so fairly easy to play.

 DEAR PRUDENCE - THE BEATLES for UKULELE

 Intro: [G] [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] [G] [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Won't you come out to [G] play [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Greet the brand new [G] day
[G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 The [G] sun is up the [G7] sky is blue it's [Cmaj7] beautiful and [G+] so are you
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [F]
Won't you [C] come out to [G] play [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] open up your [G] eyes [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] see the sunny [G] skies [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
 The [G] wind is low the [G7] birds will sing
That [Cmaj7] you are part of [G+] everything

Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [F]
Won't you [C] open up your [G] eyes [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] let me see you [G] smile [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] like a little [G] child [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
 The [G] clouds will be a [G7] daisy chain
So [Cmaj7] let me see you [G+] smile again

Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [F]
Won't you [C] let me see you [G] smile [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Won't you come out to [G] play [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] Greet the brand new [G] day [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+]

 The [G] sun is up the [G7] sky is blue it's [Cmaj7] beautiful and [G+] so are you
Dear [G] Prudence [G7] [F]
Won't you [C] come out to [G] play [G7] [Cmaj7] [G+] [G]

8 comments :

  1. Thank you for this!

    I'm quite new to ukulele but even I can play this.

    Amazing song.

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  2. Here is a finger picking patter that works really nice with the uke. Picking the verses and strumming the chorus really makes the chorus pop. Listen to the song for the rhythm. Thanks for sharing the chords!

    A-X-------X-----
    E------X------X- Repeat once for each chord
    C-X---------X---
    G---------------

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  3. Thank you so much, I could never play this on guitar!

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  4. can anyone explain what G+ is?

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  5. As it says in the introduction to the song it's 0332 . Also known as Gaug

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  6. When you fret the cmaj7, do it with your index finger. That way you can just place your middle and ring fingers on the 3rd fret on the E and C strings with your index finger still on the cmaj7 If this sounds to complicated, go to "ukulele chord finder" and be sure to click on "soprano c" if you are tuned to GCEA. Type in the chord you are not sure of and it will appear on the ukulele. You can even hear what it is supposed to sound like. It's a very helpful site if you are just learning chords. Good luck.

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  7. I'm so happy for this! Does anyone know what the bridge is? (The look a round round round round part)?

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  8. Thanks for this! Does anyone happen to know how the bridge part would go? (The look around round round...- section)

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