Grenade Uke tab by Bruno Mars

6 Chords used in the song: Bb,A,Dm,F,C,Gm

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G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 2 - |- - 2 -| - - - -|
E E - 1 - - |- 1 - -| - 1 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -| x2

G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 0 - |- - 0 -| - - - -|
E E - 0 - - |- 0 - -| - 0 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -|x2

Repeat

G G - - - -|
C C 0 - - -|
E E 2 - - -|
A A - - - -|

# in short, you are playing Dm Dm and Am Am in a reverse order slowly without playing the G G string. And the end is an A A without the first and last string ( i recommend plucking.)


G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 2 - |- - 2 -| - - - -|
E E - 1 - - |- 1 - -| - 1 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -| x2



G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 0 - |- - 0 -| - - - -|
E E - 0 - - |- 0 - -| - 0 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -|x2


G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 2 - |- - 2 -| - - - -|
E E - 1 - - |- 1 - -| - 1 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -| x2

# Now strum

Bb Bb A A
What you don't understand is
(strum
Dm Dm Bb Bb F F
I'd x x Grenade x ya
C C Dm Dm Bb Bb F F
I'd x x hand x Blade x ya

# repeat this. C C change to C C at the words front and do

(C C) Bb Bb C C
Oh, oh, I would go through all of this pain,
F F A A Dm Dm - C C
Take a bullet straight through my brain!
(C C) Bb Bb A A
Yes, I would die for ya, baby,
(A A-pause)
But you won't do the same.

Then

G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 2 - |- - 2 -| - - - -|
E E - 1 - - |- 1 - -| - 1 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -| x2

G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 0 - |- - 0 -| - - - -|
E E - 0 - - |- 0 - -| - 0 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -|x2

and repeat the whole thing


Bridge ( you can choose to strum or pluck. I recommend a duet where one strums and the other plucks)

Gm Gm
If my body was on fire,
Dm Dm
Ooh, you'd watch me burn down in flames.
Gm Gm
You said you loved me, you're a liar,
A A
'cause you never, ever, ever did, baby!

# Then pluck in the same pattern as the verse while playing Dm Dm x2 Bb Bb and then do
G G - - - -|
C C 0 - - -|
E E 2 - - -|
A A - - - -|

Chorus

Outro:

G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 2 - |- - 2 -| - - - -|
E E - 1 - - |- 1 - -| - 1 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -| x2


G G - - - - |- - - -| - - - -|
C C - - 0 - |- - 0 -| - - - -|
E E - 0 - - |- 0 - -| - 0 - -|
A A 0 - - - |0 - - -| 0 - - -|x2

 

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watermelon35 avatar
Best tabs EVER!
28 Jun 2011
jlewphill avatar
The C chords in the chorus on "oh" and "yes" should be B flats. Other than that it's good. :)
17 Jun 2011
tominoz1234 avatar
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nice
12 Jun 2011
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Nice job; very easy to read!
12 Jun 2011
About this song

According to the Grenade Songfacts, Mars is so desperate to impress his hard-to-please girl on this song, that he assures her he would catch a grenade for her, along with other assorted foolhardy acts. The original inspiration for this track came from a songwriter friend of his, Benny Blanco.