Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys Ukulele Chords

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You can play versatile instrument Good Vibrations using ukulele or guitar.
This song by The Beach Boys can also be played by that instruments.
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Good Vibrations chords has rhythm and included in Smiley Smile (1967) album.
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Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys Ukulele Chords

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 21:13:09 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers
Subject: b/beach_boys/good_vibrations.crd

“Good Vibrations”
(Brian Wilson – Mike Love)

Verse 1:

bass 1 w/organ [chords as indicated; quarter-notes]:

v v v v v v v v


----15-------13----------|-------------------------
-------13-------------13-|-15----16----------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

I I love the colorful

v v v v v v v v


----13-------13----------|-------10----------------
-------11-------------11-|-13----------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

clothes she wears and the

v v v v v v v v


----11-------11----------|-------8-----------------
-------9--------------9--|-11----------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

way the sunlight plays upon her

v v v v v v v v


----10-------10----------|-------7-----------------
-------8--------------8--|-10----------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

hair

bass 1 continues as above; bass 2 enters:

bass 2:

v v v v v v v v


-------------------------|-------------------------
-1-----------------------|-1-----------------X----- [drum accent]
-------------------1-----|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

I hear the sound of a

v v v v v v v v


-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------X-----
-4-----------------------|-4-----------------------
-------------------4-----|-------------------------

gentle word on the

v v v v v v v v


-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------X-----
-2-----------------------|-2-----------------------
-------------------2-----|-------------------------

wind that lifts her perfume through the

bass 1:

v v v v v v v v


----10-------10----16----|-15----13----------------
-------8-----------------|-------------16----15----
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

bass 2:

v v v v v v v v


-------------------4-----|-3-----1-----------------
-------0-----3-----------|-------------4-----3-----
-1-----------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

air

Chorus:

[R.H. keyboard voicings for chorus chords (from watching Brian Wilson
play it on a portable keyboard on some TV special):

Gb: Gb Bb Db Gb
Cb/Gb: Gb Cb Eb Gb
Dbmadd11/Gb: Ab Db Fb Gb

Ab: Ab Bb Db Ab
Db/Ab: Ab Db F Ab
Ebmadd11/Ab: Bb Eb Gb Ab

Bb: Bb D F Bb
Eb/Bb: Bb Eb G Bb
Fmadd11/Bb: C F Ab Bb

N.B.: I’ve omitted the “add11” notation below for legibility.]

bass:

v v [Cb/Gb] v v [Dbm/Gb] v v [Cb/Gb] v v


-----------------|-----------------
-----4---2---1---|-----------------
-----------------|---------2---4---
-2---------------|-2---4-----------

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations

She’s[Cb/Gb] givin’ me th[Dbm/Gb]e excit[Cb/Gb]ations
I’m[Cb/Gb] pickin’ up[Dbm/Gb] good v[Cb/Gb]ibrations
(mmm, bop-bop good vibrations)
She’s [Cb/Gb]givin’ me the[Dbm/Gb] excita[Cb/Gb]tions
(bop-bop excitations)

bass:

v v [Db/Ab] v v [Ebm/Ab] v v [Db/Ab] v v


-----------------|-----------------
-----6---4---3---|-----------------
-----------------|---------4---6---
-4---------------|-4---6-----------

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
(good, good, good, good vibrations)

She’s[Db/Ab] givin’ m[Ebm/Ab]e the e[Db/Ab]xcitations
(bop-bop excitations)

bass:

v v [Eb/Bb] v v [Fm/Bb] v v [Eb/Bb] v v


-----------------|-----------------
-----8---6---5---|-----------------
-----------------|---------6---8---
-6---------------|-6---8-----------

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
(good, good, good, good vibrations)

She’s [Eb/Bb]givin’ me[Fm/Bb] the e[Eb/Bb]xcitations
(bop-bop exci…)

Verse 2:

Close my eyes, she’s somehow closer now
(…tations)
Softly smile, I know she must be kind
When I look in her eyes
She goes with me to a blossom world

[repeat chorus]

Bridge 1:

tack piano w/bass [half notes]:

Fm/Bb Eb/Bb Bb Eb/Bb
[/] 1[/]: (.[/]..ta[/]tions[/])[/][/][/]
3: [theremin enters]
5: aaaaaahhhhhh
6: My, my, my what elation

I [Bbm/Eb]don’t know [Ab/Eb]where but she sends me [Ab/Eb]there
[Bbm/Eb] (My, [Ab/Eb] my, my, [Ab/Eb]what a)

[Fm/Bb] Oh, [Eb/Bb] my, my, [Eb/Bb] what
(sensation)
[Fm/Bb]Elatio[Eb/Bb]n[Eb/Bb]
(my, my, my, what)

Bridge 2:

organ (sustained chords) w/tambourine:


[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/][/][/][/]
[repeat 4X; bass enters 2nd time, harmonica 3rd, vocals fade 3rd]:

Gotta keep those lovin’ good
Vibrations a-happenin’ with her

F Cm7/F [N.C.]
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / . . .
aaaaahhhhh

Coda [bass lines as per chorus]:

Good, [Eb/Bb]good, [Fm/Bb]good, [Eb/Bb]good vibrations[Eb/Bb][Fm/Bb][Eb/Bb]

Good, [Db/Ab]good, [Ebm/Ab]good, [Db/Ab]good vibrations[Db/Ab][Ebm/Ab][Db/Ab]

[Cb/Gb] [Dbm/Gb] [Cb/Gb]
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]
acapella w/fuzz bass [half notes] and tambourine:


La-da-da-da-da da-da-da


La-da-da-da-da da-da-da


La-da-da-da-da da-da-da


La-da-da-da-da da-da-da

theremin and cellos [quarter-note triplets]:

[(Ab)]
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]
bass [as per chorus], keyboard, drums re-enter:

Ab Db/Ab Ebm/Ab Db/Ab [repeat to fade]
[/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/] [/]

— another ace 60’s tab from Andrew Rogers

To play the most songs, including Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys by ukulele, the most important basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a a lot of songs, and each of them is easy to master.

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