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Come A Little Closer, Its Just Forever, Cigarette Day Dreams

For the second week in a row, I have listened to the subscribers and done a ukulele cover of an album that has been so frequently requested by you a lot. Cage The Elephant are one of those bands that have been floating around my ether for a long time, but iv just never really grasped onto them. Not because I didn’t like them or anything, I loved Aint No Rest For The Wicked and James Brown. I just never spent the time to listen to any other material…..until now. What an album this is! It’s a furious, grand, lush and psychedelic experience through a melting pot of genres. My favourite song is Teeth, it’s got insane energy that’s just totally a bit of me right now lol.


I can feel it in my teeth and it’s driving me craaaazy!

This video is part of a project I’m working on. I’m learning to play my favourite albums on a ukulele. If you enjoyed it why not check out some other classic albums that I arranged. Like Arctic MonkeysLed Zeppelin or The Strokes.

Cage The Elephant Ukulele Tabs

Not sure how to read these? Check out this guide and you will be learning these ukulele tabs in no time.

Come A Little Closer

A |-------4-------4-------4-----|-------4------4------4-----|
E |---4-------4-------4-----4---|---4------4------4-----4---|
C |-----4-------4-------4-----4-|-----3------3------3-----3-|
G |-6---------------------------|-4-------------------------|

A |-------0-------0-------0-----|-------4------7------9---| E |---2-------2-------2-----2---|---4------4------4-------| C |-----1-------1-------1-----1-|-----4------4------4-----| G |-2---------------------------|-6-----------------------|

It's Just Forever

If you are playing a ukulele with a low G, play the first riff. If you have a high G, play the next one.

A |------------------|------5-3-7-7-5-3--| |----3---6-5---5------|--------------------------|
E |------------------|--4-4--------------| |--5---5-----5--------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-11-11-10-10--|
C |-----2-0-4-4-2-0--|-------------------| |-----------------x2--|--------------------------|
G |-2-2--------------|-------------------| |---------------------|--------------------------|

Cigarette Day Dreams

These are the main chords for the song. The strumming pattern is
 down below. The bottom bit is the piano riff that sounds just great on a ukulele.

    D  D D U   U D D    D  D D U   U D D   D  D D U   U D D   D  D D U  D  D

A |-5--5-5-5---5-5-5--|-4--4-4-4---4-4-4-|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2-|-2--2-2-2--0--0--|
E |-2--2-2-2---2-2-2--|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2-|-3--3-3-3---3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3--0--0--|
C |-2--2-2-2---2-2-2--|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2-|-4--4-4-4---4-4-4-|-2--2-2-2--1--1--|
G |-2--2-2-2---2-2-2--|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2-|-4--4-4-4---4-4-4-|-0--0-0-0--2--2--|

A |-5--4--------------------4/5---|
E |-2--5--7---5---7-5---5---2-----|
C |-2--6--------------6-----2-----|
G |-2--7--------------------2-----|

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