Josie by Steely Dan Ukulele Chords

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If you are looking for Josie ukulele chords, you’ve visit to the right place.
You can play versatile instrument Josie using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Steely Dan can also be played by that instruments.

Josie chords has rhythm and included in Aja (1977) album.
You can also get another musical style, including jazz ukulele chords, country music ukulele chords, pop ukulele chords, world music ukulele chords, and rock ukulele chords here.

Josie by Steely Dan Ukulele Chords

(this is nicked from a tab-tagged version of this very song – ver. 3)

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:50:36 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers
Subject: ./s/steely_dan/

(W. Becker – D. Fagen)


v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v


v v v v


~~~3~~~ ~~~3~~~ (1/4-note triplets)


Verse 1:

We’re gonna break out the hats and hooters when Josie comes home

We’re gonna rev up the motorscooters
When Josie comes [A/D]home to [G/C]stay
We’re gonna [D/G]park in the [C/F]street
Sleep on the beach and make it
Throw down the jam ’til the [G/C]girls [D/G]say [C/F]when
Lay down the law and [D/G]break it when [E/A]Josie comes home

Chorus 1:

When [C/F]Josie comes home so good[C/F]
She’s the pride of the neighborhood
She’s the raw flame, the live wire
She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire

Verse 2:

Jo who’d you love to scrapple, she’ll never say no
Shine up the battle apple
We’ll shake ’em all down tonight
We’re gonna mix in the street
Strike at the stroke of midnight
Dance on the bones ’til the girls say when
Pick up what’s left by daylight when Josie comes home

Chorus 2:

When Josie comes home, so bad
She’s the best friend we never had
She’s the raw flame, the live wire
She prays like a Roman with her eyes on fire

Instrumental break (2:15 – 2:31):

Play 3X (guitar is doubled by bass):

v v v v v v v v


^^^ 2nd time only

(guitar solo over verse chords)

(repeat chorus 1)

(repeat intro)


guitar solo over Em7 to fade

Chord fingerings:

G#maj7/6: xx6563
A/D: x57655
B7#9#5: x21233
C/F: xx3553
D/G: xx5775
E/A: xx7997
F#7#9: 242355
G/C: x35433

(On the record, those X/Y chords are almost certainly played as a standard X
chord on guitar, with the bass covering the Y note; the fingerings suggested
above are for anyone who wants to replicate the overall sound of those chords
on a single guitar. And, incidentally, Laura Nyro was using major triads
with the fourth in the bass when Don and Walt were still playing frat parties
at Bard.)

To play the most songs, including Josie by Steely Dan 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 ton of songs, and each of them is easy to learn.

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