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I have placed the chords over the word. All the other versions just have the chords at the beginning of the line. It's easier to get the cadence of the song with the chords placed over the correct word. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Chords]
C       0003
C7      0001
Fsus2   0010
G7sus4  0213
G7      0212
Bb6     0565

[Intro]
C C7 Fsus2 G7sus4 G7 (x2)

[Verse 1]
    C                                   C7
Sid Vicious played a four-string Fender bass guitar and couldn't sing
    Fsus2                 G7sus4            G7
And everybody hated him except the ones who loved him
  C                             C7
A ukulele has four strings, but Sid did not play ukulele
Fsus2                                G7sus4           G7
He did smack and probably killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen

[Verse 2]
   C                     C7                             Fsus2
If only Sid had had a ukulele, maybe he would have been happy
                        G7sus4          G7
Maybe he would not have suffered such a sad end
   C                                  C7
He maybe would have not done all that heroin instead
         Fsus2                            G7sus4            G7
He maybe would've sat around just singing nice songs to his girlfriend

[Chorus]
   C                               C7
So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong
       Fsus2                           G7sus4              G7
'cause even if your grades are bad, it doesn't mean you're failing
C                                C7
Do your homework with a fork and eat your fruit loops in the dark
    Fsus2                                G7sus4       G7
And bring your etch-a-sketch to work and play your ukulele

[Bridge]
Fsus2                         G7
Ukulele, small and fierceful, ukulele, brave and peaceful
C                         Fsus2
You can play the ukulele, too, it is painfully simple
Fsus2                    G7
Play your ukulele badly, play your ukulele loudly
Bb6
Ukulele banish evil, ukulele save the people
Bb6
Ukulele gleaming golden from the top of every steeple

[Verse 3]
C                             C7
Lizzie borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks
     Fsus2                         G7sus4        G7
Then gave her father forty-one and left a tragic puzzle
   C                          C7
If only they had given her an instrument, those puritans
    Fsus2                              G7sus4           G7
Had lost the plot completely, see what happens when you muzzle

[Verse 4]
  C                       C7
A person's creativity and do not let them sing and scream
    Fsus2                                 G7sus4    G7
And nowadays it's worse, 'cause kids have automatic handguns
   C                                C7
It takes about an hour to teach someone to play the ukulele
 Fsus2                             G7sus4           G7
About the same to teach someone to build a standard pipe bomb, you do the math!

[Chorus]
   C                               C7
So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong
       Fsus2                           G7sus4              G7
'cause even if your grades are bad, it doesn't mean you're failing
C                                C7
Do your homework with a fork and eat your fruit loops in the dark
    Fsus2                                G7sus4       G7
And bring your flask of jack to work and play your ukulele

[Bridge]
Fsus2                     G7
Ukulele, thing of wonder, ukulele, wand of thunder
C                         Fsus2
You can play the ukulele, too, in London and down under
Fsus2                                    G7
Play Joan Jett and play Jacques Brel and Eminem and Neutral Milk Ho-
Bb6
Tell the children, crush the hatred, play your ukulele naked
   Bb6
If anybody tries to steal your ukulele, let them take it

[Verse 5]
 C                           C7
Imagine there's no music, imagine there are no songs
        Fsus2                           G7sus4        G7
Imagine that John Lennon wasn't shot in front of his apartment
     C                            C7                         Fsus2
Now imagine if John Lennon had composed "Imagine" for the ukulele
                        G7sus4        G7
Maybe people would have truly got the message

[Verse 6]
    C                               C7
You may think my approach is simple-minded and naive
            Fsus2                                  G7sus4            G7
Like if you want to change the world, then why not quit and feed the hungry?
    C                         C7
But people for millennia have needed music to survive
    Fsus2                               G7sus4          G7
And that is why I've promised John that I will not feel guilty

[Verse 7]
   C                                   C7
So play your favorite Beatles song and make the subway fall in love
        Fsus2                           G7sus4        G7
They're only nineteen ninety-five, that isn't lots of money
C                               C7
Play until the sun comes up and play until your fingers suffer
Fsus2                      G7sus4     G7
Play LCD Soundsystem songs on your ukulele

[Verse 8]
C                                  C7
Quit the bitching on your blog and stop pretending art is hard
     Fsus2                              G7sus4          G7
Just limit yourself to three chords and do not practice daily
       C                                C7
You'll minimize some stranger's sadness with a piece of wood and plastic
Fsus2                         G7sus4     G7
Holy fuck, it's so fantastic, playing ukulele

[Verse 9]
C                                 C7
Eat your homework with a fork and do your fruit loops in the dark
    Fsus2
And bring your etch-a-sketch to work, your flask of jack, your vibrator
     Fsus2
Your fear of heights, your Nikon lens

[Verse 10]
     C                                   C7
Your mom and dad, your disco stick, your soundtrack to "Karate Kid"
     Fsus2                           G7sus4      G7
Your ginsu knives, your rosary, your new Rebecca Black CD
     C                                     C7
Your favorite room, your bowie knife, your stuffed giraffe, your new glass eye
     Fsus2                                G7sus4                 G7
Your sousaphone, your breakfast tea, your Nick Drake tapes, your giving tree
     C                                        C7
Your ice cream truck, your missing wife, your will to live, your urge to cry
  Fsus2                                       C
Remember we're all gonna die, so play your ukulele

            
            
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richneufeldipbs 22 a day ago

The Ukulele Anthem inspired me to share my passion for music on Youtube. I don't remember how I first learned the song but I'm glad this reference is here!

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