Amanda Palmer - Ukulele Anthem chords

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Intro -x2-: C  C7  Fsus2  G7sus4  G7

Verse:
    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:
   C                     C7
If only Sid had had a ukulele, maybe he could have been happy
Fsus2                    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
Cos 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 forceful, 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
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Ukulele banish evil, ukulele save the people,

Ukulele gleaming golden on the top of every steeple

Verse:
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:
    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
G#out same to teach someone to build a standard pipe bomb you do the math-s-

Chorus:
   C                               C7
So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong
     Fsus2                         G7sus4             G7
Cos 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, 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
A#6
Tell the children crush the hatred, play your ukulele naked

If anybody tries to steal your ukulele, let them take it

Verse:
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:
     C                               C7
You may think my approach is simple-minded and naïve
           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’s why I’ve promised John that I will not feel guilty

Verse:
    C                                  C7
So play your favorite Beatles song and make the subway fall in love
        Fsus2             G7sus4    G7
They’re only $19.95, 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:
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 xxxx it’s so fantastic, playing ukulele

Verse:
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
your fear of heights, your nikon lens

Verse:
      C                                  C7
Your mom and dad, your disco stick, your soundtrack from “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 going to die so play your ukulele

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