Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello Dolly! ukulele chords

Here's a little video of me playing it (with an improvised jazzy breakdown)....





And here's the chords w/ the lyrics. If you get lost on the changes or strumming patterns just refer to the video for guidance. Above all, you don't have to play it exactly the same way that I play it or anybody else plays it. Music is about having fun and experimenting!

If you need to find the chords for this one, I'd recommend this ukulele chord finder. It's a pretty nifty tool to have. If you're trying to follow my video, just make sure that you select the "soprano - C" option on the chord finder so you'll be in the same key.


Intro (on the 5th fret): D9, D7, F - do this 3 times and then......Fmaj7, (now move back down the fretboard toward the open chords), C, Cdim, Dm, G7


.....C.........................Am
Hello Dolly. This is Louis, Dolly
................C....................Cdim....................Dm........G7
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
..............................Dm
You're lookin' swell, Dolly
..............Bb
I can tell, Dolly
........................G.........................G7.........................C.....Cdim...........Dm.....G7
You're still glowin', you're still growin', you're still goin'...................strong
.....................C..............................Am
I feel the room swayin' while the band's playin'
..........Gm7............Gm6...............C7.....F.........E7
Our old favorite songs from way back when

So.....
Am.............Em
Take her wrap, fellas
Am...........................Em
Find her an empty lap, fellas
Dm........................G......G7
Dolly will never go away again

C, Cdim, Dm, G7

Jazzy breakdown part (played up on the 5th fret): Fmaj7, Dm7, Ddim, C

now play the intro part again.....and then....

...................C.................................Am
I feel the room swayin' while the band keeps playin'
............Gm7........Gm6.................C7.....F.........E7
Our old favorite songs from way back when

So.....
Am.......Em
Golly gee, fellas
Am.............................Em
Have a little faith in me, fellas
Dm.......................G.....G7
Dolly will never go away
Dm.......................G.....G7
Dolly will never go away
Dm.......................G....G7
Dolly will never go away again

C, Cdim, Dm, G7, C

4 comments:

  1. thanks for the chord progression and the video to go along with it. stuff like this can really help a beginner like me get started. great uke post keep up the hard work. check these out IStillGotMyGuitar

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  2. attach screens of chords here pls

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  3. Nice post.........In music, a guitar chord is a set of notes played on a guitar. A chord's notes are often played simultaneously, but they can be played sequentially in an arpeggio.Fingerstyle tabs for pop songs

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