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Riptide chords


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Riptide chords by Vance Joy

"Riptide" by Jon Vance is originally played using an ukulele, but this version with chords are made to make it sound as close as possible. Check out the guitar chords and listen to the song and you will understand how to do it. Put your capo on the 9th fret, standard tuning. Vance is from Australia, but the single has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

A few years before it was released, Vance uploaded a rough version to his personal Facebook-account. From there on, several of his friends and family members to him to keep working with his music and this was the early start of his success. The song title if the same as a name of a motel Joy visited as a kid.

Guitar chords with lyrics

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  • Tuning: Standard tuning
  • Capo on 9th
STRUMMING PATTERNS
Just to help, ignore this if it's too difficult. ( D chord diagramDD means strum downwards, U means
strum upwards)


(Verses and pre-chorus pattern)

D chord diagramDD * D chord diagramDD * * UDU


(Chorus)

D chord diagramDD * DU * UDU

Use either one for the OUTRO


INTRO

Am chord diagramAmAm           G chord diagramGG                   C chord diagramCC (x2)


VERSE 1

Am chord diagramAmAm                    G chord diagramGG                   C chord diagramCC
I was scared of dentists and the dark,
Am chord diagramAmAm                    G chord diagramGG                       C chord diagramCC
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,
Am chord diagramAmAm                    G chord diagramGG                 C chord diagramCC
Oh all my friends are turning green,
Am chord diagramAmAm                    G chord diagramGG                       C chord diagramCC
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams.


PRE_CHORUS

Am chord diagramAmAm     G chord diagramGG    C chord diagramCC
Ooh, ooh ooh
Am chord diagramAmAm    G chord diagramGG           C chord diagramCC (strum once and fade out)
Ooh, and they come unstuck


CHORUS

Am chord diagramAmAm   G chord diagramGG                        C chord diagramCC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C chord diagramCC                 Am chord diagramAmAm
taken away to the dark side,
G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am chord diagramAmAm           G chord diagramGG                      C chord diagramCC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
C chord diagramCC                  Am chord diagramAmAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
G chord diagramGG                     C chord diagramCC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


VERSE 2
Am chord diagramAmAm                         G chord diagramGG                C chord diagramCC
There's this movie that I think you'll like,
Am chord diagramAmAm                         G chord diagramGG                       C chord diagramCC
this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,
Am chord diagramAmAm                 G chord diagramGG                       C chord diagramCC
this cowboy's running from himself.
Am chord diagramAmAm                             G chord diagramGG       C chord diagramCC
And she's been living on the highest shelf


PRE-CHORUS

Am chord diagramAmAm     G chord diagramGG    C chord diagramCC
Ooh, ooh ooh
Am chord diagramAmAm G chord diagramGG           C chord diagramCC (strum once and fade out)
Ooh, and they come unstuck


CHORUS

Am chord diagramAmAm   G chord diagramGG                        C chord diagramCC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C chord diagramCC                 Am chord diagramAmAm
taken away to the dark side,
G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am chord diagramAmAm           G chord diagramGG                      C chord diagramCC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
C chord diagramCC                  Am chord diagramAmAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
G chord diagramGG                     C chord diagramCC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


FINGERPICKING

     C chord diagramCC

e|--------------0-----------------|
B|--------------1------1----0-----|
G|--------0-----------------2-----|         x4
D|---2----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|



BRIDGE

Am chord diagramAmAm                                   G chord diagramGG
I just wanna, I just wanna know,
C chord diagramCC                                                 F chord diagramFF
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay,
Am chord diagramAmAm                                  G chord diagramGG
I just gotta, I just gotta know,
C chord diagramCC                                F chord diagramFF (strum and let fade out)
I can't have it, I can't have it any other way

(Strum once and hold each one)
Am chord diagramAmAm                  G chord diagramGG                     C chord diagramCC
I swear she's destined for the screen,
Am chord diagramAmAm                 G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh


CHORUS x3

Am chord diagramAmAm   G chord diagramGG                        C chord diagramCC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
C chord diagramCC                 Am chord diagramAmAm
taken away to the dark side,
G chord diagramGG               C chord diagramCC
I wanna be your left hand man.
Am chord diagramAmAm           G chord diagramGG                      C chord diagramCC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
C chord diagramCC                  Am chord diagramAmAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
G chord diagramGG                     C chord diagramCC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


OUTRO

C chord diagramCC                  Am chord diagramAmAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
G chord diagramGG                     C chord diagramCC(strum once and let fade out)
you're gonna sing the words wrong

Other versions of Riptide

- Riptide (Ver. 2)Chords
- Riptide (Ver. 3)Chords
- Riptide acousticChords
- Riptide introChords
- Riptide solo ukuleleChords
- Riptide ukuleleChords
- Riptide1Chords
- RiptideTabs

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