Riptide Uke tab by Vance Joy

4 Chords used in the song: Am, G, C, F

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Year:  2014
Key: C, AmChords and Tablature
Capo on 1st fret (not needed but sounds better)


Am Am, G G, C C, C C

Verse 1:

Am Am G G C C
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Am Am G G C C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Am Am G G C C
Oh all my friends are turning green
Am Am G G C C
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams

Am Am G G C C
Ah oooouuuu, ouu ouuuuuuu
Am Am G G C C (ring out)
Ah ooooh oooho and they come unstuck


Am Am G G C C
Lady running down to the riptide
C C Am Am
taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
Am Am G G C C
I love you when you're singing that song and
C C Am Am
I got a lump in my throat cause
you're gonna sing the words wrong

Verse 2:

Am Am G G C C
There's this movie that I think you'll like
Am Am G G C C
this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
Am Am G G C C
this cowboy's running from himself
Am Am G G C C
And she's been living on the highest shelf

Am Am G G C C
Ah oooouuuu, ouu ouuuuuuu
Am Am G G C C (ring out)
Ah ooooh oooho and they come unstuck

Repeat Chorus once, then play this tab x4:



Am Am G G
I just wanna I just wanna know
If you're gonna if you're gonna stay
Am Am G G
I just gotta I just gotta know
C C F F(ring out)
I can't have it I can't have it any other way

Am Am G G C C
I swear she's destined for the screen
Am Am G G C C
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen oh

Repeat Chorus x3

*Listen to song to figure out strumming pattern or refer to some of Vance's live performances*

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I love this song and when I saw I was able to play it on the ukulele I was so excited! It only took me few trys to get it! Thank you #nixon07!
25 May 2015

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About this song: Riptide

"Riptide" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy. It was first released as a track on his debut EP God Loves You When You're Dancing (2013), serving as its second single, and is also featured on his debut studio album Dream Your Life Away (2014). The song was written by Joy, who also produced it with drummer Edwin White. The upbeat indie folk song has been lyrically described as a "coming of age love story" and is known for its metaphors and pop culture references.

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