Ukulele Anthem Uke tab by Amanda Palmer

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Intro
C chordC x C7 chordC7 x F chordF x Fsus chordFsus G7 chordG7

Verse 1
C chordC C7 chordC7
sid vicious played a four-string fender bass guitar and couldn t sing
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and everybody hated him except the ones who loved him
C chordC C7 chordC7
a ukulele has four strings but sid did did not play ukulele
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
he did smack and probably killed his girlfriend nancy spungen

C chordC C7 chordC7 F chordF
if only sid had had a ukulele maybe he could have been happy
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
maybe he would not have suffered such a sad end
C chordC C7 chordC7
he maybe would have not done all that heroin instead
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
he maybe would ve sat around just singing nice songs to his girlfriend

C chordC C7 chordC7
so play your favorite cover song especially if the words are wrong
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
cos even if your grades are bad it doesn t mean you re failing
C chordC
do your homework with a fork
C7 chordC7
and eat your fruit loops in the dark
F chordF
and bring your etch-a-sketch to work
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and play your ukulele

F chordF
ukulele small and forceful
G7 chordG7
ukulele brave and peaceful
C chordC F chordF
you can play the ukulele too it is painfully simple
F chordF G7 chordG7
play your ukulele badly play your ukulele loudly
Gm chordGm
ukulele banish evil
Gm chordGm
ukulele save the people
Gm chordGm
ukulele gleaming golden on the top of every steeple

Verse 2
C chordC C7 chordC7
lizzie borden took an axe and gave her father thirty whacks
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
then gave her mother thirty-one and left a tragic puzzle
C chordC C7 chordC7
if only they had given her an instrument those puritans
F chordF
had lost the plot completely
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
see what happens when you muzzle
C chordC
a person s creativity
C7 chordC7
and do not let them sing and scream
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and nowadays it s worse cause kids have automatic handguns
C chordC C7 chordC7
it takes about an hour to learn how to play the ukulele
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
about same to teach someone to build a standard pipe bomb
G7 chordG7
YOU DO THE MATH

C chordC C7 chordC7
so play your favorite cover song especially if the words are wrong
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
cos even if your grades are bad it doesn t mean you re failing
C chordC
do your homework with a fork
C7 chordC7
and eat your fruit loops in the dark
F chordF
and bring your flask of jack to work
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and play your ukulele

F chordF
ukulele thing of wonder
G7 chordG7
ukulele wand of thunder
C chordC F chordF
you can play the ukulele too
F chordF
in london and down under
F chordF
play joan jett and play jacques brel
G7 chordG7 Gm chordGm
and eminem and neutral milk hotel
Gm chordGm
the children crush the hatred
Gm chordGm
play your ukulele naked
Gm chordGm
and if anybody tries to steal your ukulele let them take it

Verse 3
C chordC C7 chordC7
imagine there s no music imagine there are no songs
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
imagine that john lennon wasn t shot in front of his apartment
C chordC C7 chordC7 F chordF
imagine if john lennon had composed oeimagine on the ukulele
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
maybe folks would have more clearly got the message

C chordC C7 chordC7
you may think my approach is simple-minded and naïve
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
like if you want to save the world then why not quit and feed the hungry
C chordC C7 chordC7
but people for millennia have needed music to survive
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and that s why i ve promised john that i will not feel guilty

C chordC
so play your favorite beatles song
C7 chordC7
and make the subway fall in love
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
they re only 19 9 that s not a lot of money
C chordC
play until the sun comes up
C7 chordC7
and play until your fingers suffer
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
play LCD soundsystem songs on your ukulele
C chordC
quit the bitching on your blog
C7 chordC7
and stop pretending art is hard
F chordF
just limit yourself to three chords
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
and do not practice daily
C chordC
you ll minimize some stranger s sadness
C7 chordC7
with a piece of wood and plastic
F chordF Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
holy fuck it s so fantastic playing ukulele
C chordC
eat your homework with a fork
C7 chordC7
and do your fruit loops in the dark
F chordF
bring your etch-a-sketch to work
F chordF
your flask of jack
F chordF
your vibrator
F chordF
your fear of heights
F chordF
your nikon lens
C chordC
your mom and dad
C chordC
your disco stick
C7 chordC7
your soundtrack from oekarate kid
F chordF
your ginsu knives
F chordF
your rosary
Fsus7 chordFsus7 G7 chordG7
your new rebecca black CD
C chordC
your favorite room
C chordC
your bowie knife
C7 chordC7
your stuffed giraffe
C7 chordC7
your new glass eye
F chordF
your sousaphone
F chordF
your breakfast tea
Fsus7 chordFsus7
your nick drake tapes
G7 chordG7
your giving tree
C chordC
your ice cream truck
C chordC
your missing wife
C7 chordC7
your will to live
C7 chordC7
your urge to cry
F chordF
remember we re all going to die
F chordF C chordC
so PLAY YOUR UKULELE

 

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it sounds better if it's C C7 F Gsus4 G...just sayin.
29 Dec 2011
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