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Vance Joy guitar chords for Riptide

Guitar chords with lyrics

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


(Verses and pre-chorus pattern)

A chord diagramD MajorD * A chord diagramD MajorD * * UDU
(Chorus)

A chord diagramD MajorD * DU * UDU

Use either one for the OUTRO


INTRO

A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG MajorG                   A chord diagramC majorC (x2)


VERSE 1

A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramG MajorG                   A chord diagramC majorC
I was scared of dentists and the dark,
A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramG MajorG                       A chord diagramC majorC
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations,
A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramG MajorG                 A chord diagramC majorC
Oh all my friends are turning green,
A chord diagramA minorAm                    A chord diagramG MajorG                       A chord diagramC majorC
You're the magicians assistant in their dreams.


PRE_CHORUS

A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramC majorC
Ooh, ooh ooh
A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC (strum once and fade out)
Ooh, and they come unstuck


CHORUS

A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramG MajorG                        A chord diagramC majorC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm
taken away to the dark side,
A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramC majorC
I wanna be your left hand man.
A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG MajorG                      A chord diagramC majorC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramA minorAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
A chord diagramG MajorG                     A chord diagramC majorC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


VERSE 2
A chord diagramA minorAm                         A chord diagramG MajorG                A chord diagramC majorC
There's this movie that I think you'll like,
A chord diagramA minorAm                         A chord diagramG MajorG                       A chord diagramC majorC
this guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City,
A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramG MajorG                       A chord diagramC majorC
this cowboy's running from himself.
A chord diagramA minorAm                             A chord diagramG MajorG       A chord diagramC majorC
And she's been living on the highest shelf


PRE-CHORUS

A chord diagramA minorAm     A chord diagramG MajorG    A chord diagramC majorC
Ooh, ooh ooh
A chord diagramA minorAm A chord diagramG MajorG           A chord diagramC majorC (strum once and fade out)
Ooh, and they come unstuck


CHORUS

A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramG MajorG                        A chord diagramC majorC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm
taken away to the dark side,
A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramC majorC
I wanna be your left hand man.
A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG MajorG                      A chord diagramC majorC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramA minorAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
A chord diagramG MajorG                     A chord diagramC majorC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


FINGERPICKING

     A chord diagramC majorC

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



BRIDGE

A chord diagramA minorAm                                   A chord diagramG MajorG
I just wanna, I just wanna know,
A chord diagramC majorC                                                 A chord diagramFF
If you're gonna, if you're gonna stay,
A chord diagramA minorAm                                  A chord diagramG MajorG
I just gotta, I just gotta know,
A chord diagramC majorC                                A 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)
A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramG MajorG                     A chord diagramC majorC
I swear she's destined for the screen,
A chord diagramA minorAm                 A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramC majorC
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you've ever seen, oh


CHORUS x3

A chord diagramA minorAm   A chord diagramG MajorG                        A chord diagramC majorC
Lady, running down to the riptide,
A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramA minorAm
taken away to the dark side,
A chord diagramG MajorG               A chord diagramC majorC
I wanna be your left hand man.
A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG MajorG                      A chord diagramC majorC
I love you when you're singing that song and,
A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramA minorAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
A chord diagramG MajorG                     A chord diagramC majorC
you're gonna sing the words wrong


OUTRO

A chord diagramC majorC                  A chord diagramA minorAm
I got a lump in my throat 'cause
A chord diagramG MajorG                     C(strum once and let fade out)
you're gonna sing the words wrong

Riptide chords

Vance Joy guitar chords for Riptide "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.

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