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Mad World ukulele

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version 2

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About this tab version
Includes uke tab for bridge/intro/outro. Includes plucking pattern for verse and chorus. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
This is written for a ukulele with low G tuning. I can only imagine it would sound, ah, interesting with
traditional reentrant (gcea) ukulele tuning. This version more closely matches the tutorials I've seen
for playing on the piano. On the piano it is played in the key of Eb. Capo the first fret if you would like
to match the piano.

This is not a guitar tab. If you don't know what a ukulele is, why it is categorized this way, don't
understand why the strings are Gcea, etc., please find another tab to rate. Also, this is not a tab for your
guitar (did I mention that?). If you would like to comment on this tab, please include constructive criticism
such as "the bridge should be different because xxx," not just "I didn't like this tab". 

Chords should be plucked using the following pattern for both verse and chorus in order to mimic the piano:

  A
a|-----------------|
e|-----0-------0---|
c|-----1-------1---|
G|-2-------2-------|

Chords patterns: (note in particular the pattern for Em. It sounds ungood as 0432.)

Em:4432
 G:0232
 D:2220
 A:2100

The 0s and 4s on the G string throughout this song are optional/advanced. On the piano the '0' and '4' notes
are played at the same time for these chords. This is somewhat difficult on the uke. :-)
For every '4' you can play a '0' if it sounds better to you, and vise versa. Playing all 0s is easiest.


[Intro]

a|---2-------------|-----------------|
e|-3---2-3-0-2-----|-----0-------0---|
c|-4-----------2-1-|-----1-------1---|
G|-----0-------4---|-2-------2-------|

a|---2-----------0-|-----------------|
e|-3---2-3-0-2-3---|-----0-------0---|
c|-4---------------|-----1-------1---|
G|-----0-------4---|-2-------2-------|


[Verse 1]

Em                G
All around me are familiar faces 
D                 A
Worn out places,  worn out faces 
Em                         G
Bright and early for their daily races 
D               A
Going nowhere – going nowhere 
Em                      G
Their tears are filling up their glasses 
D              A
No expression, no expression 
Em                     G
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow 
D             A
No tomorrow,  no tomorrow 
 

[Chorus 1]

Em                  A                      Em
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad 
Em                      A                            Em
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had 
Em                A                           Em
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take 
Em                 A
When people run in circles it’s a very very 
Em          A
   Maaaaaad world 
Em          A
   Maaaaaad world 


[Bridge]

a|---2-------------|-----------------|
e|-3---2-3-0-2-----|-----0-------0---|
c|-4-----------2-1-|-----1-------1---|
G|-----0-------4---|-2-------2-------|

a|---2-----------0-|-----------------|
e|-3---2-3-0-2-3---|-----0-------0---|
c|-4---------------|-----1-------1---|
G|-----0-------4---|-2-------2-------|


[Verse 2]

Em                       G
Children waiting for the day they feel good 
D               A
Happy birthday, happy birthday 
Em                        G
Made to feel the way that every child should 
D               A
Sit and listen, sit and listen 
Em                       G
Went to school and I was very nervous 
D               A
No one knew me, no one knew me 
Em                    G
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson 
D                      A
Look right through me, look right through me 
 

[Chorus 2]

Em                  A                      Em
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad 
Em                      A                             Em
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had 
Em                A                           Em
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take 
Em                 A
When people run in circles it’s a very very 
Em          A
   Maaaaaad world 
Em           A
Enlarge your world 
Em  A
Mad world


[Outro]

a|---2-------------|-----------------|
e|-3---2-3-0-2-----|-----0-------0---|
c|-4-----------2-1-|-----1-------1---|
G|-----0-------4---|-2-------2-------|

a|-----------------|-----------------|
e|-3-3-2-2-0-0-----|-----------------|
c|-------------2-1~|~~---------------|
G|-----0---0---4---|-2---------------|


            
            
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mayasun2913 10 Jul 05, 2017 05:45 AM

❤ Thank you sooooo much. The chords are perfect and I'm so thrilled you incuded the riffs! My low strung tenor sings this beautifully!

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