Ukulele Utopia

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1989

Welcome To New York, Blank Space, All You Had To Do Was Stay

Without a doubt, one of the best pop albums of the last decade. Hit and hit and hit. Huge choruses, amazing work by one of this generations greatest.

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 LordeFleetwood Mac or Joji.

Taylor Swift Ukulele Tabs

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Welcome To New York

The riff is very straight forward on this one
nice and easy to play. The chords are just strummed

Synth Riff Chords

A|-------------------------------------------------|--2-----3--
E|--7--7--7--7--5--5--10--10-----------------5--7--|--3--2--0--
C|----------------------------7--7--7--7--7--------|--2--2--0--
G|-------------------------------------------------|--0--2--0--


Blank Space

The chord at the beginning of the vocal is nessacary but will make the piece sound a lot fuller.

Vocal Line

A|-8-8----8-8----8-8----8----10-12-12----10-8-10-12-10---- E|-8---------------------------------------------------10- C|-9------------------------------------------------------ G|--------------------------------------------------------
A|-8-8----8-8----8-8----8----10-12-12----10-10-8----|- E|-8------------------------------------------------|- C|-9------------------------------------------------|- G|--------------------------------------------------|-
A|---8-8------8-12-12------8-8----------12-12-|---8-8------12-12----13p12p10----8----|- E|-6--------6------------6--------8-8-8-------|-8--------8----------------------8h10-|- C|--------------------------------------------|---------------------------------9----|- G|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|-
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-12----8-8-8-8-8-12----------|------|- E|-8---------------------------------12-12-13-|----2-|- C|-9------------------------------------------|------|- G|--------------------------------------------|------|-
A|-15-15-15----13-12-13----12-10----10-10-10----13-12-10-|-8h10-10p8h10-10-10-10p8-------8-15-8- E|-------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------10----------- C|-------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------- G|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------
Chords Strum

A|-8--------5--------5-------3-|----|-8-5-5-5- E|-5----5---5----5---6-------3-|----|-5-5-6-6- C|-5------7-5------7-5-------4-|----|-5-5-5-5- G|-5--------7--------7-------5-|----|-5-7-7-7-

All You Had To Do Was Stay

The key to this part is to strum the chord and then palm mute the riffs.

Vocal Line

A|--8--x--------------------8--------------------------|--------------------------------|-- E|--5--x--------------------5--------------------------|--------------5-----------------|-- C|--5--x--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--7--4--|--4--4--4--4-----5-----4--5--5--|-- G|--5--x--------------------5--------------------------|--------------------------------|--

A|--------------------------------|------------------10h12h10h12--|--
E|--------------5-----------------|-----------3/5/3---------------|--
C|--4--4--4--4-----5-----4--5--5--|--4h5p4h5----------------------|--
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|--

Chords

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

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