The Bones of You by Elbow Ukulele Chords

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You can play versatile instrument The Bones of You using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Elbow can also be played by that instruments.
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The Bones of You chords has rhythm and included in The Seldom Seen Kid (2008) album.
You can also get other musical genres, including jazz ukulele chords, country music ukulele chords, pop ukulele chords, world music ukulele chords, and rock ukulele chords here.

The Bones of You by Elbow Ukulele Chords

Tuning: Standard
Capo: 3

The beat of this is song is very strange, the drums appear to be in or 6/8, but
the guitar over the top is almost in 4/4. I’ll try and show this on the tab, with
v showing on the beat, and ^ showing off the beat.

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|
B|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|
G|4-----4----------------|2-----2----------------|
D|6-----6----------------|4-----4----------------|
A|5-----5----------------|3-----3----------------|
E|0-----0----------------|0-----0----------------|

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|
B|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|
G|4-----4-----4-----4----|2-----2----------------|
D|6-----6-----6-----6----|4-----4----------------|
A|5-----5-----5-----5----|3-----3----------------|
E|0-----0-----0-----0----|0-----0----------------|

This is repeated over most of the song.

Lets call “056400” G7, and “034200” Cm6

Intro G7 Cm6 G7 Cm6 G7 Cm6 G7 Cm6

So I’m there
Charging around with a juggernaut brow
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait
When out of a doorway the tentacles stretch
Of a song that I know
And the world moves in slow-mo
Straight to my head
like the first cigarette of the day

And it’s you, and it’s May
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles [(G7)]away


Do I have
time? A man of my calibre
Stood in the street like a sleepwalking teenager
No.
And I dealt with this years ago
I took a hammer to every memento
But image on image like beads on a rosary
pulled through my head as the music takes hold
and the sickener hits; I can work till I break
but I love the bones of you
That, I will never escape

And it’s you, and it’s May
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I can’t move my arm
Through the fear that you will wake
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Bridge (2:19)

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-| / x2
A|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| /
E|5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|/

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|7-7-7-6-6-6-9-9-9-6-6-6-|7-7-7-6-6-6-9-9-9-6-6-6-|
A|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
E|5-5-5-4-4-4-7-7-7-4-4-4-|5-5-5-4-4-4-7-7-7-4-4-4-|

(2:31)

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
D|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

(2:40)

Here there is very light strumming of Dsus2

E|5
B|5
G|7
D|7
A|5
E|-

in the background, with this picked over the top: (s means slide)


v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ --------|
E|------------------------|------------------------| |
B|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------| |
A|------------------------|------------------------| |
E|------------------------|------------------------| |

|
v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ |


E|------------------------|------------------------| |
B|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------| |
A|------------------------|------------------------| |
E|------------------------|------------------------| |

REPEAT
v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ |


E|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----| |
B|------------------------|------------------------| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------| |
A|------------------------|------------------------| |
E|------------------------|------------------------| |

|
v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ |


E|-------5-----------5----|-------5-----------5----| |
B|------------------------|------------------------| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|5s7----------7----------|-7-----------7----------| |
A|------------------------|------------------------| |
E|------------------------|------------------------|--------|

(3:12)

It returns to G7 and Cm6 in the background, with this over the top:

v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^


E|------------------------|------------------------|--------|
B|------------------------|------------------------| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|------------------------|------------------------| |
A|------------------------|3-----3-----------------| |
E|0-----0-----------------|------------------------| |

REPEAT
v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ v ^ |


E|------------------------|------------------------| |
B|------------------------|------------------------| |
G|------------------------|------------------------| |
D|2-----2-----------------|------------------------| |
A|------------2-----------|3-----3-----------------| |
E|------------------0-----|------------3-----3-----|--------|

(3:29)
Now it returns to the chorus, with chords G7 and Cm6

And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And it’s you, and it’s May
And we’re sleeping through the day
And I’m five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Hope you like it, took a while to get the Bridge right, but i’m pretty sure it is right.

To play the most songs, including The Bones of You by Elbow 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 master.

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