Swans (Life After Death) by Islands Ukulele Chords

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You can play versatile instrument Swans (Life After Death) using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Islands can also be played by that instruments.
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Swans (Life After Death) chords has rhythm and included in Return to the Sea (2006) album.
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Swans (Life After Death) by Islands Ukulele Chords

intro: this can be played multiple ways and it sounds alright, but this is the way that
find sounds the best and is most convenient. some of the notes are played softer than
so listen to the song for timing(its fairly straight-forward). ive put larger spaces
the timing skips a beat.

part 1


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------10-------9---------------4-------5-------4---------|
D|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------2-------2-------2-------2-----|
A|-8-----8---8---8---8---8---8---8-3-----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 2


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------0-------4---0-------0-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
D|-------------2---------2-----------------0-------------------------|
A|---0-3-0---3---3---3-----3-0---2-----2-------2---------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|

this riff is played four times, but the last 3 times are played slightly differently on

part 2(switch to this after going through the riff once)


e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------0-----------4---0---4-----------------------0---4b5---0---|
D|-------------2---2-----------------------0-------------------------|
A|---0-3-0---3---3---3---3---3---2-----2-------2---------------------|
E|-3-------------------------------0-----0---0---0-3-----------------|

(Lyrics Taken From Disc Booklet)

swans, swans, swans sing songs
all night long, who know how warm the islands were?
while the frogs look on
its what the birds prefer, and it’s still warm after the sun has gone

i woke up thirsty the day i died and the tide was swirling
my mouth is so dry, and all i see is sea, two shining seas

swans, swans, swans sing songs
all night long, who knew how warm the islands would be?

and who knew just how much the
sky covers me, it makes you forget what it means to be free

i climbed in through the blowhole, in the ribs i found you
with a wick we lit a flame, now look at the smoke that it blew
the mouth is so wide, yet all i see is sea and azure sky
a little wave and ebb tide

ladadada

riff 1
this riff changes around a bit on certain parts when it repeats, but i play it like this
whole time


e|-3--0----------------------------|
B|-------3--1--3--3h5--1--1--------|
G|--------------------------2------|
D|-----------------------------2---|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-2-5----2-0-2-2s5----2--0--2-2--0--2-2--0--2-2-0-2-0h2s5--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

C (repeat riff 1
rivers leak, salt seeps in
Am F X3
heals wounds, winds pry apart

ladadadada
ladadadadada da ooooooooooooooooh oooooooooooooooooooooooooh

riff 2


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

riff 3


e|----------0--3--0--5--0-----------0--3--0--5--0---|
B|-0--1--3-----------------0--1--3------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

(repeat riff 2 lightly)

swans, swans, swans sung songs
F (repeat riff 3) C
til the morning dawned on us, and the sun-smudged peach moon still hung loose

C (repeat riff 3)
bones, bones, grown homes
F (repeat riff 2) C
with the sparrows in the trees we leave them for, they love the marrow

lada lada lada lada
lada lada lada lada

riff 4


e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-------4-------5s4---------0---4b5---0--|
D|-----2-------2-------2-------2---2-0--------------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

play riff 4 four times, then play
I’m thankful for my life


e|---------0---------------0--------1---1-------------------|
B|-----------------4------------------------1-1p0------3-0--|
G|----------------------------2~~-----------2-2--0---2------|
D|-----2-------2-------2---------------------------0--------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

I’m thankful for my life


e|------------------------------------------1---------------|
B|---------5-------4-------5--------1---1-----3---3-----3---|
G|----------------------------2~~-----2---------2-----0---0-|
D|-----2-------2-------2----------------------------0-------|
A|-3-----3-------3-------3----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

start riff 4 again, and then move into the outro

Outro


e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|----------0-0h2-0--------|
A|-0--0-2-3----------------|
E|-----------------1---0---|

play this riff till the end. a solo starts in, with two other guitars, and its a bit
to tab so i’m going to leave that alone.

the end.

To play the this songs, including Swans (Life After Death) by Islands 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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