Amanda Palmer - Ukulele Anthem Chords

 
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
1
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1

8 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4

Fsus2

variations
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
1
2
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
1
3
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
1
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
4
1
1
1
X
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
2
4

G7sus4

variations
         
         
         
         
3
4
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
4
1
1
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2

B6

variations
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
3
8 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
1
4
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

C C7 Fsus2 G7sus4 G7 x2

Verse 1

CSiC7d Vicious played a four-string Fender bass guitar and couldn’t sing Fsus2And evG7sus4erybodyG7 hated him except the ones who loved him CA C7ukulele has four strings, but Sid did not play ukulele Fsus2He didG7sus4 smack G7and probably killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen

Verse 2

CIfC7 only Sid had had a ukulele, maybe he could have been happy Fsus2Maybe G7sus4he woulG7d not have suffered such a sad end CHeC7 maybe would have not done all that heroin instead Fsus2He mayG7sus4be woulG7d’ve sat around just singing nice songs to his girlfriend

Chorus

CSoC7 play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong Fsus2Cos evG7sus4en if yG7our grades are bad, it doesn’t mean you’re failing CDoC7 your homework with a fork and eat your fruit loops in the dark Fsus2And brG7sus4ing youG7r etch-a-sketch to work and play your ukulele

Bridge

Fsus2UkulelG7e small and forceful, ukulele, brave and peaceful CYoFsus2u can play the ukulele too it is painfully simple Fsus2Play yG7our ukulele badly, play your ukulele loudly B6Ukulele banish evil, ukulele save the people, Ukulele gleaming golden on the top of every steeple

Verse 3

CLiC7zzie borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks Fsus2Then gG7sus4ave herG7 father forty-one, and left a tragic puzzle CIfC7 only they had given her an instrument, those puritans Fsus2Had loG7sus4st the G7plot completely, see what happens when you muzzle

Verse 4

CA C7person’s creativity and do not let them sing and scream Fsus2And noG7sus4wadays G7it’s worse ‘cause kids have automatic handguns CItC7 takes about an hour to teach someone to play the ukulele Fsus2About G7sus4same toG7 teach someone to build a standard pipe bomb you do the math(s)

Chorus

Bridge

Fsus2UkulelG7e, thing of wonder, ukulele, wand of thunder CYoFsus2u can play the ukulele too in London and down under Fsus2Play JG7oan Jett, and play Jacques Brel and Eminem and Neutral Milk Ho- B6Tell the children crush the hatred, play your ukulele naked If anybody tries to steal your ukulele, let them take it

Verse 5

CImC7agine there’s no music, imagine there are no songs Fsus2ImaginG7sus4e that G7John Lennon wasn’t shot in front of his apartment CNoC7w iFsus2magine if John Lennon had composed “Imagine” for the ukulele G7sus4Maybe pG7eople would have truly got the message

Verse 6

CYoC7u may think my approach is simple-minded and naïve Fsus2Like iG7sus4f you wG7ant to change the world then why not quit and feed the hungry CBuC7t people for millennia have needed music to survive Fsus2And thG7sus4at’s whG7y I’ve promised John that I will not feel guilty

Verse 7

CSoC7 play your favorite Beatles song and make the subway fall in love Fsus2They’rG7sus4e only G7$19.95, that isn’t lots of money CPlC7ay until the sun comes up and play until your fingers suffer Fsus2Play LG7sus4CD SounG7dsystem songs on your ukulele

Verse 8

CQuC7it the bitching on your blog and stop pretending art is hard Fsus2Just lG7sus4imit yoG7urself to three chords and do not practice daily CYoC7u’ll minimize some stranger’s sadness with a piece of wood and plastic Fsus2Holy fG7sus4uck it’G7s so fantastic, playing ukulele

Verse 9

CEaC7t your homework with a fork and do your fruit loops in the dark Fsus2And bring your etch-a-sketch to work, your flask of jack, your vibrator your fear of heights, your nikon lens

Verse 10

CYoC7ur mom and dad, your disco stick, your soundtrack from “Karate Kid” Fsus2Your gG7sus4insu knG7ives, your rosary, your new Rebecca Black CD CYoC7ur favorite room, your bowie knife, your stuffed giraffe, your new glass eye Fsus2Your sG7sus4ousaphoG7ne, your breakfast tea, your Nick Drake tapes, your giving tree CYoC7ur ice cream truck, your missing wife, your will to live, your urge to cry Fsus2RemembCer we’re all going to die so play your ukulele