The Ukulele Song - Loudon Wainwright III - CHORDS

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17 Oct 2016

The Ukulele Song - Loudon Wainwright III - CHORDS

You might not know it, but this website takes it's name from this song by Loudon Wainwright III.


Loudon Wainwright III with ukulele

Check the opening line! Figured I was overdue putting the chords up on here considering that fact!

Quite a tricky one on the bridge bit, but am sure you can master it.  Those Eb chords are:

Eb6 - 1111
EbM7 - 1113
Eb - 1114

So you kind of do it best with a full barre  and use your little finger to get the 3rd and 4th frets. The rest of it is a kind of skiffle between  Bb, C and F7

Video to assist you (and you'll see Loudon doing that barre), and chords and lyrics below for educational purposes.




THE UKULELE SONG - by - Loudon Wainwright III


[Bb] Got a ukulele, [C] now i'm not afraidee
[F7] Cat in case I get a bout of [Bb] blues [F7]
[Bb] In the event I get 'em, [C] there's no way i'll let 'em
[F7] bring me down, no way, I will [Bb] refuse..  [F7] believe me

[Bb] Cos a ukulele [C] is like a little baby
[F7] you cradle it in your arms and you just [Bb] sing [F7]
A [Bb] lullaby or ditty, [C] when you're feeling shitty
[F7] it will cheer you up it's just the [Bb] thing.

(Chorus)

Life [Eb6]could [EbM7] be [Eb] bright [EbM7] and [Eb6] breezy
[Bb] when it should be nice and easy
[F7] there's nothing hard or heavy about a [Bb] uke [Bb7]
[Eb6]I [EbM7] dont [Eb] play [EbM7] bull [Eb6] fiddle
[Bb] no mystery, no riddle
[C7] shlepping that thing make you look like a [F7] kook

[Bb] Four strings made of nylon [C] always put a smile on
[F7] anybodys face who's feeling [Bb] blue [F7]
[Bb] When your mind starts slumming [C] start a little strumming
[F7] on your uke and your gonna feel brand [Bb] new [F7]

(SCAT VERSE - over same chords as other verses)

[Bb] Even though it's raining [C] quit all your complaining
[F7] your roof's not leaking, nothings getting [Bb] in [F7]
[Bb] This axe is a hatchet, [C] there's magic you can catch it
[F7] on your uke you can't lose you just [Bb] win

Life [Eb6]could [EbM7] be [Eb] bright [EbM7] and [Eb6] breezy
[Bb] when it should be nice and easy
[F7] there's nothing hard or heavy about a [Bb] uke [Bb7]
[Eb6]I [EbM7] dont [Eb] play [EbM7] the [Eb6] tuba
[Bb] tubas do it to ya
[C7] just the thought of tubas makes me [F7] puke (you gotta believe me)

Kind [Bb] sirs and gentle ladies, [C] grab your ukuleles
[F7] I suspect by now you know my [Bb] song [F7]
[Bb] The next time that I do it [C] get down and get in to it
[F7] I trust you all will sing and strum a [Bb]long [F7] believe me

I [Bb] Got a ukulele, [C] now i'm not afraidee
[F7] Cat in case I get a bout of [Bb] blues [F7]
[Bb] In the event I get 'em, [C] there's no way i'll let 'em
[F7] bring me down, no way, I will [Bb] refuse..

[Bb]Be [C7] lee [F7]eeve [Bb7]me....



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