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Riptide Ukulele Chords

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Vance Joy - Riptide 
Tuning: Open G6 (D G B E) / Open G#6 (D# G# B# E#)
Key: A minor (A B C D E F G A) / A# minor (A# B# C# D# E# F# G# A#)
Tempo: 100 bpm (average)
Transcribed by Robert from Astlessons
Link to my tutorial on YouTube: http://youtu.be/G49s8tIPVV4

To be clear, Vance uses Open G#6 tuning on the albumversion and Open G6 
tuning in all the live performances I found. The chords here is written 
in G6 tuning, below I've written shapes and also names i Open C6 tuning. 



[Intro]: Am G C x2

Am               G                C
I was scared of dentists and the dark
Am                G                C
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
    Am       G                   C
Oh, all my friends are turning green
            Am          G                 C
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams
   Am G C   Am G           C
Ah oooh, ah ooh, and they come unstuck

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

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

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

Am                         Gsus4 G C                              Fmaj7
I just wanna, I just wanna know, if you're gonna, if you're gonna stay
Am                         Gsus4 G C                            Fmaj7
I just gotta, I just gotta know, I can't have it, I can't have it any other way

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

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

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

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



Chords:         
Am    (2 2 1 0) (Dm in Open C6 tuning)
G     (0 0 0 3) (C in Open C6 tuning)
C     (2 0 1 0) (F in Open C6 tuning)
C     (2 0 1 3) (he uses this variation in the Stick and on the Interlude)
Gsus4 (0 0 1 3) (Csus4 in Open C6 tuning)
Fmaj7 (3 2 1 0) (Bbmaj7 in Open C6 tuning)

Sometimes live he replaces the Fmaj7 with a:
Fadd2 (3 2 1 3) (Bbadd2 in Open C6 tuning)

Clarification:
Chordname (G C E A) which is now tuned to either (D G B E) or (D# G# B# E#)



Free papers for this song are available in .pdf on my website, you can find 
the link in the description on the YouTube tutorial. Among the papers available 
are Lyrics & Chords, Lyrics & Chords plus (with added numbers of strumming pattern 
rounds per chord), Chord Diagrams and Playing Patterns (strumming patterns and the 
Interlude on tablature). If you need further help or explanations don't hesitate to 
ask, if it's a subject where other people may benefit from the answer it's best done 
by posting a comment on the tutorial, but posts here and personal messages will also 
be answered (though not as fast)!  

//Robert
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pts260 wrote on January 29 2014, 09:50 pm

"YOU'VE GONE AND SANG THE WORDS WRONG" is correct, not "You're gonna sing the words wrong" Ironically.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/vance-joy-reveals-how-he-came-up-with-his-song-riptide/story-e6frfn09-1226813493841

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Arzosah wrote on February 9 2014, 08:38 am

Really, I didn't know that, thanks for leaving the comment mate:D

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