Teenage Kicks Ukulele Chords - the Undertones

What a class tune this is and it's also a really easy one to play on the uke. I say 'easy' - the chords are easy, but it's more about getting the strum pattern right. The majority of the song is a rolling down and up chord pattern of C, Cmaj7, Am, Cmaj7, C over and over. The chorus, short as it is, is just F to G.

Anyway, give it a go. The Cmaj7 just a C but move finger down to second fret (0002). Oh, and I've included a Soundcloud link at the end for a basic, recorded with iPad type thing to show you how the pattern moves.


C Cmaj7 Am ....Cmaj7 C

[C]Are teenage dreams so hard to beat [Cmaj7]
[Am] Every time she walks down the street [Cmaj7]
[C]Another girl in the neighbourhood [Cmaj7]
[Am]Wish she was mine, she looks so good

[F]I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight
Get [G]teenage kicks right through the night [C]

I'm gonna call her on the telephone
Have her over 'cause i'm all alone
I need excitement oh i need it bad
And she's the best, i've ever had

I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

I wanna hold you wanna hold you tight
Get teenage kicks right through the night

Repeat verses / chorus to end. Jam it up, punk it up!

And, as promised, here's the basic pattern, complete with my wife moaning at daughter to clear her toys away in background at the beginning..... ;-)

Teenage Kicks basic riff to help group mates with pattern


Anonymous said...

Split stroke fits. Stevali

Gavin Thomson said...

C8 - Cmaj7 surely?

Barry Maz said...

You are right. Clumsy using C8. Will edit.

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