24.1.13

Dancing In The Dark - Ukulele Chords

A song I like playing on the ukulele, albeit not in the rocking style of the original by Bruce Springsteen. Dancing In  The Dark.


I think it suits the ukulele played in a slower swing style, though of course it can be played in any style you like. There is a sound clip at the end of me playing it rather badly to give you an idea! The basic pattern is a shift between G and Em, then into Am to C.



G Em G Em

[G] I get up in the [Em] evening, and I [G] aint got [Em] nothing to [G] say
I come home in the [Em] morning, [G] I go to bed [Em] feeling the same [C] way
I ain't nothing but [Am] tired, [C] Man I'm just [Am] tired and bored with my [G] self
Hey there [Em] baby,  [G] I could [Em] use just a little [D] help

[D] You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a [C] spark
This gun's for [Am] hire, [C] even if we're just [Am] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]

G, Em,

[G] Messages keep getting [Em] clearer, [G] radio's on and I'm [Em] moving around the [G] place
I check my look in the [Em] mirror, [G] wanna change my [Em] clothes my hair my [C] face
Man I ain't getting [Am] nowhere, [C] I'm just [Am] living in a dump like [G] this
There's something happening [Em] somewhere, [G] baby [Em] I just know that there [D] is


[D] You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a [C] spark
This gun's for [Am] hire, [C] even if we're just [Am] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]

G, Em,

[Em] You sit around getting [G] older
[C] There's a joke here [D] somewhere and it's on [Em] me
I'll shake the world off my [G] shoulders
[C] Come on baby the [D] laughs on me

[G]Stay on the streets of [Em] this town, [G] and they'll be [Em] carving you up al [G] right
They say you gotta stay [Em] hungry, [G] Hey baby, I'm [Em] just about starving to [C] night
I'm dying for [Am] action, [C] sick of sitting round [Am] here trying to write this [G] book
I  need a love re [Em]action, [G] Come on [Em] baby give me just one [D] look


[D] You can't start a fire, sitting round crying on a broken [C] heart
This gun's for [Am] hire, [C] even if we're just [Am] dancing in the [G] dark


[D] You can't start a fire, worrying about your little world falling a [C] part
This gun's for [Am] hire, [C] even if we're just [Am] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]

[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]
[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]
[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]
[G] Even if we're just [Em] dancing in the [G] dark [Em]


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So good!!

MarcR said...

Very nice!

ddanner said...

Loved it! I'm new to sound cloud but signed up. Will you be making this available for download. I'd like to type of your lyrics and chord changes and practice playing it along with you and would like to be able to do so when off line.

Discovering the many other uke tunes you have on the sound cloud and enjoying them all. Fantastic!

Barry Maz said...

Will do when I get a minute!

Anonymous said...

Any input re: the strum pattern?

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