Fireflies Uke tab by Owl City

5 Chords used in the song: G, C, F, Em, Am

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Year:  2009
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2.9
(Beginner)
Key: C, AmChords
Strumming pattern: DDUUDU 
Down Down Down Down DDUUDU
except (a-wake when I'm a- sleep), then resume DDUUDU

G G C C
You would not believe your eyes
F F
If ten million fireflies
G G C C
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
G G C C
Cuz they fill the open air
F F
And leave teardrops everywhere
G G C C F F
You think me rude, but I would just stand and stare

F F C C G G
I'd like to make myself believe
F F C C Em Em F F
That planet earth turns slowly
F F C C F F G G Am Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
F F C C G G
Cuz everything is never as it seems

G G C C
Cuz I get a thousand hugs
F F
From ten thousand lightning bugs
G G C C F F
As they try to teach me how to dance
G G C C
A A foxtrot above my head
F F
A A sockhop beneath my bed
G G C C F F
A A disco ball is just hanging by a thread (thread, thread)


F F C C G G
I'd like to make myself believe
F F C C Em Em F F
That planet earth turns slowly
F F C C F F G G Am Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
F F C C G G
Cuz everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)

G G C C F F
Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
G G C C F F
Cuz I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
G G C C F F
Why do I tire of counting sheep?
(Please take me away from here)
G G C C F F
When I'm far to tired to fall asleep

G G C C
To ten million fireflies
F F
I'm weird cuz I hate goodbyes
G G C C F F
I got misty eyes as they said farewell (said farewell)
G G C C
But I know where several are
F F
If my dreams get real bizarre
G G C C F F
Cuz I saved a few and I keep 'em in a jar


F F C C G G
I'd like to make myself believe
F F C C Em Em F F
That planet earth turns slowly
F F C C F F G G Am Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
F F C C G G
Cuz everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)


F F C C G G
I'd like to make myself believe
F F C C Em Em F F
That planet earth turns slowly
F F C C F F G G Am Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
F F C C G G
Cuz everything is never as it seems (when I fall asleep)


F F C C G G
I'd like to make myself believe
F F C C Em Em F F
That planet earth turns slowly
F F C C F F G G Am Am
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
F F C C G G G G C C
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

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fangirluku14 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Narnia)
Bless your fricking soul for putting the strumming pattern at the beginning. I love you.
17 Mar 2020
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stevensukulele avatar
you would not believe your eyes
if ten million fireflies
04 Jun 2019
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felissi avatar
+3 should be in the original key, doesnt sound off with that
13 Jun 2018
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globglogab avatar
memes
16 May 2018
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ILikeTacos avatar
I think that the chords and strumming pattern fit perfectly with the song. This is amazing!
10 May 2018
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sadandsalty avatar
putting a capo on the first fret makes it sound a lot better
27 Apr 2018
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ukedook avatar
they don't put the lyrics because that would be a copyright infringement. You can find a more detailed answer on the FAQ page of this site.
16 Jan 2013
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lanikai98 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Salida)
Will someone please explain to me why they don't just put the lyrics???
25 Jul 2012
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8765trew avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Johns Creek)
if u dont like this, the one on top tabs is perfect(make sure you sing on the right key)!:)
14 Apr 2012
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rawrzie avatar
i like the chorus best :)
08 Mar 2012
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Switchfoot avatar
I didn't actually play to the song with this tab but it sounds great if you're playing alone. I didn't sound right at first but then I finally found the right key to sing in and it fit perfectly. Good job!
01 Feb 2012
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LaurenMcKay avatar
This seems to look like a bit of a simple version...good job though, I still think its good for beginners. What do you mean by 'down'?
29 Jan 2012
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lkees avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Boise)
This doesn't sound right at all. The strumming is ok, but the chords are totally off. This could be any song.
12 Jan 2012
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UkeKing#1 avatar
Sounds great, kinda something off about it though.
06 Jan 2012
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MrGrowley avatar
Sounds right... Nice job on the tabbing. Great song.
29 Aug 2011
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Darkrye24 avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Arlington)
So.... it's perfect!just sounds a smidge awkward
24 Aug 2011
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lachya7x avatar
flag for AU(ISO2) (wagga wagga)
this is perfect when you get the strumming right for those of you who are having trouble its dduud
12 Jul 2011
Strumming pattern
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the bit with Lit up the world as I fell
F
asleep-need 2 add f i reckon :D oh nd that bit with G and am doesnt sound rite,sorry
12 Jan 2011
Correction
harryfn avatar
Good Song
25 Nov 2010
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LILizz avatar
Its cool but as people say something sounds wrong sorry :(
12 Jun 2010
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Ryanrocksdc avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Wolcott)
good, but people are right, somethings off...
10 Jan 2010
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sunliteuke avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (Baby Turltle City)
great song but there's something about this that doesn't sound right
10 Nov 2009
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Cate avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (helena)
Really Great
29 Oct 2009
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washburn avatar
flag for US(ISO2) (wilmington)
This was perfect i love this song
03 Oct 2009
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Julia avatar
Doesn't sound right with the song..... : (
02 Sep 2009
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rrfan1 avatar
This is an amazing song.
29 Aug 2009
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