Riptide Ukulele Chords – Vance Joy

Learn how to play riptide ukulele chords with the tabs below. A good suggestion would be to get familiar with the chords below and get comfortable changing between the chords, then play the official video and play along.

If you are curious, you can also learn how Vance recorded the song, you’ll know the inspiration behind Riptide chords.

Riptide Ukulele Chords


Am G C (x2)
Am 
I was scared of  
G 
dentists and the  
C 
dark
Am 
I was scared of  
G 
pretty girls and  
C 
starting 
 
conversations
Am 
Oh all my  
G 
friends are turning  
C 
green
Am 
You’re the magicians  
G 
assistant in their  
C 
dreams

Pre-Chorus:

 
Am 
Ooh, 
 
 
G 
ooh, 
 
 
C 
ooh
Am 
Ooh, 
 
 
G 
and they  
C 
come 
 
unstuck

Chorus:

 
Am 
Lady, 
G 
running down to the  
C 
riptide, taken away to the  
Am 
dark 
 
side
G 
I wanna be your  
C 
left hand man
Am 
I love you  
G 
when you’re singing that  
C 
song and, I got a lump in my  
Am 
throat 
 
’cause
G 
You’re gonna sing the  
C 
words 
 
wrong
Am 
There’s this movie  
G 
that I think you’ll  
C 
like
Am 
This guy decides to  
G 
quit his job and  
C 
heads to New York City
Am 
This cowboy’s  
G 
running from  
C 
himself
Am 
And she’s been living  
G 
on the highest  
C 
shelf

Pre-Chorus>

Chorus>

C

Am 
I just wanna, I just wanna  
G 
know, 
 
 
C 
if you’re gonna, if you’re gonna  
F 
stay,
Am 
I just gotta, I just gotta  
G 
know, 
 
 
C 
I can’t have it, I can’t have it  
F 
any other way
Am 
I swear she’s  
G 
destined for the  
C 
screen
Am 
Closest thing to  
G 
Michelle Pfeiffer  
C 
that you’ve ever seen, oh

Chorus> x3

C 
I got a lump in my  
Am 
throat ’cause  
G 
you’re gonna sing the words  
C 
wrong.

Had fun playing these riptide ukulele chords?

riptide ukulele chords

Learn more about Vance Joy’s music here or take a look at Vance Joy and Taylor Swift covering each others songs here

For an overview of basic ukulele chords visit this link.