Riptide Chords for Ukulele (Vance Joy)

Learn how Vance recorded the song here, you’ll know the inspiration behind Riptide 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.

 

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.