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Amanda Palmer - Ukulele Anthem Chords

Intro -x2-: C0  C71  Fsus22  G7sus43  G74
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1Verse:
    C5                                   C76
2Sid Vicious played a four-string Fender bass guitar and couldn’t sing
     Fsus27                   G7sus48           G79
3And everybody hated him except the ones who loved him
   C10                          C711
A12 ukulele has four strings, but Sid did not play ukulele
Fsus213                               G7sus414          G715
4He did smack and probably killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
5
6Verse:
   C16                     C717
7If only Sid had had a ukulele, maybe he could have been happy
Fsus218                    G7sus419         G720
8Maybe he would not have suffered such a sad end
   C21                                  C722
9He maybe would have not done all that heroin instead
           Fsus223                           G7sus424          G725
10He maybe would’ve sat around just singing nice songs to his girlfriend
11
12Chorus:
   C26                               C727
13So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong
     Fsus228                         G7sus429             G730
14Cos even if your grades are bad, it doesn’t mean you’re failing
C31                                 C732
15Do your homework with a fork and eat your fruit loops in the dark
     Fsus233                               G7sus434       G735
16And bring your etch-a-sketch to work and play your ukulele
17
18Bridge:
Fsus236                     G737
19Ukulele small and forceful, ukulele, brave and peaceful
C38                       Fsus239
20You can play the ukulele too it is painfully simple
Fsus240                   G741
21Play your ukulele badly, play your ukulele loudly
A#642
22Ukulele banish evil, ukulele save the people,
23
24Ukulele gleaming golden on the top of every steeple
25
26Verse:
C43                              C744
27Lizzie borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks
       Fsus245                         G7sus446    G747
28Then gave her father forty-one, and left a tragic puzzle
   C48                        C749
29If only they had given her an instrument, those puritans
      Fsus250                           G7sus451             G752
30Had lost the plot completely, see what happens when you muzzle
31
32Verse:
    C53                     C754
A55 person’s creativity and do not let them sing and scream
     Fsus256                               G7sus457   G758
33And nowadays it’s worse ‘cause kids have automatic handguns
   C59                                 C760
34It takes about an hour to teach someone to play the ukulele
  Fsus261                          G7sus462          G763
35G#out same to teach someone to build a standard pipe bomb you do the math-s-
36
37Chorus:
   C64                               C765
38So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong
     Fsus266                         G7sus467             G768
39Cos even if your grades are bad, it doesn’t mean you’re failing
C69                                 C770
40Do your homework with a fork and eat your fruit loops in the dark
     Fsus271                               G7sus472       G773
41And bring your etch-a-sketch to work and play your ukulele
42
43Bridge:
Fsus274                  G775
44Ukulele, thing of wonder, ukulele, wand of thunder
C76                       Fsus277
45You can play the ukulele too in London and down under
Fsus278                                    G779
46Play Joan Jett, and play Jacques Brel and Eminem and Neutral Milk
A#680
47Tell the children crush the hatred, play your ukulele naked
48
49If anybody tries to steal your ukulele, let them take it
50
51Verse:
C81                           C782
52Imagine there’s no music, imagine there are no songs
         Fsus283                          G7sus484     G785
53Imagine that John Lennon wasn’t shot in front of his apartment
       C86                              C787                         Fsus288
54Now imagine if John Lennon had composed “Imagine” for the ukulele
                          G7sus489      G790
55Maybe people would have truly got the message
56
57Verse:
     C91                               C792
58You may think my approach is simple-minded and naïve
           Fsus293                                 G7sus494          G795
59Like if you want to change the world then why not quit and feed the hungry
     C96                        C797
60But people for millennia have needed music to survive
     Fsus298                            G7sus499      G7100
61And that’s why I’ve promised John that I will not feel guilty
62
63Verse:
    C101                                  C7102
64So play your favorite Beatles song and make the subway fall in love
        Fsus2103             G7sus4104    G7105
65They’re only $19.95, that isn’t lots of money
C106                               C7107
66Play until the sun comes up and play until your fingers suffer
Fsus2108                        G7sus4109    G7110
Play LCD111 Soundsystem songs on your ukulele
67
68Verse:
C112                                C7113
69Quit the bitching on your blog and stop pretending art is hard
     Fsus2114                            G7sus4115        G7116
70Just limit yourself to three chords and do not practice daily
       C117                                  C7118
71You’ll minimize some stranger’s sadness with a piece of wood and plastic
Fsus2119                   G7sus4120    G7121
72Holy xxxx it’s so fantastic, playing ukulele
73
74Verse:
C122                                  C7123
75Eat your homework with a fork and do your fruit loops in the dark
     Fsus2124
76And bring your etch-a-sketch to work, your flask of jack, your vibrator
77your fear of heights, your nikon lens
78
79Verse:
      C125                                  C7126
80Your mom and dad, your disco stick, your soundtrack from “Karate Kid”
      Fsus2127                        G7sus4128      G7129
Your ginsu knives, your rosary, your new Rebecca Black CD130
       C131                                  C7132
81Your favorite room, your bowie knife, your stuffed giraffe, your new glass eye
      Fsus2133                               G7sus4134                G7135
82Your sousaphone, your breakfast tea, your Nick Drake tapes, your giving tree
      C136                                     C7137
83Your ice cream truck, your missing wife, your will to live, your urge to cry
   Fsus2138                                        C139
84Remember we’re all going to die so play your ukulele
85

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