4.11.11

No Surprises - Ukulele Chords - Radiohead

Following my post yesterday of the wonderful Amanda Palmer performing Radioheads No Surprises on ukulele, I thought I would follow up with the chords.


Its a supremely easy song to play, though you will need to do some practice on the picked intro - that famous intro that everybody knows.  I am sure you will figure it out as it is just simple slow picking over the chord shapes of G and Em.



NO SURPRISES


Intro: [G] [Em] x4 (picked)

A [G] heart that's full up like a [Em] landfill,
A [Em] job that slowly [C] kills you,
[D] Bruises that won't [G] heal [Em] (repeat fingerpicked intro)


[G] You were so tired, happy,
[Em] Bring down the government,
[C] They don't, they [D] don't speak for [G] us [Em] 

[G] I'll take the quiet life, a [Em] handshake of carbon monoxide
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises, [Am] no alarms and [D] no surprises
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises
[G] Silent, [Em] silent [G] [Em]

[G] This is my final [Bm] fit, my final [Em] bellyache with
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises, [Am] no alarms and [D] no surprises
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises [G] please [Em]

Middle instrumental: [D] [Cm] [D] [Cm] [Am]


[G] Such a pretty house, [Em] such a pretty garden
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises, [Am] no alarms and [D] no surprises
[Am] No alarms and [D] no surprises [G] please [Em] [G] [Em] [G]

2 comments:

The Jules said...

First thing I did after seeing Ms Flipping Palmer's vid was look for this, so thank you!

peterobinson said...

Thanks for this Barry, really good. Any tips on how to get from the middle instrumental back on to 'Such a pretty house...'?

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