RipTide by Vance Joy (chords)

Last month I attended Ukulele University and a couple of young kids played this song.  I think I might see if any in the Lewis Community might want to try it.  You can also listen to it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy21fr7z6wY

Am           G                   C (x2)

Am                    G                       C

I was scared of dentists and the dark,

Am                    G                       C

I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,

Am                    G                       C

Oh all my friends are turning green,

Am                    G                       C

You’re the magicians assistant in their dreams.

Am     G    C

Ooh, ooh ooh

Am    G           C (hold)

Ooh, and they come unstuck

Am   G                        C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                      Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                    C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am           G                             C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                        Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                            C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am                         G                       C

There’s this movie that I think you’ll like,

Am                         G                       C

this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,

Am                 G                       C

this cowboy’s running from himself.

Am                             G                       C

And she’s been living on the highest shelf

Am     G    C

Ooh, ooh ooh

Am G           C (hold)

Ooh, and they come unstuck

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Fingerpicking

Am                                   G

I just wanna, I just wanna know,

C                                                 F

If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay,

Am                                   G

I just gotta, I just gotta know,

C                                                F (strum and hold)

I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way

Strum once and hold:

Am                  G                     C

I swear she’s destined for the screen,

Am                      G                           C

Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen, oh

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Am     G                              C

Lady, running down to the riptide,

C                           Am

taken away to the dark side,

G                       C

I wanna be your left hand man.

Am             G                                  C

I love you when you’re singing that song and,

C                           Am

I got a lump in my throat ’cause

G                                C

you’re gonna sing the words wrong

C                           Am                G                                C

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

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Teaching k-5 physical education at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School. Where children receive physical education twice a week! Follow me on Twitter at GymJumpRun.
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