Ukulele serenade series: “Coming Right Along”

This is part of a daily uke notation series released in advance of Valentine’s Day 2020. I have plans to do this in advance of other holidays and sabats, so if you have recommendations please let me know.

Nobody takes this shit seriously.

Love is complicated and capitalism sucks. So obviously, Valentines Day can be a lot of complicated suckitude. And I’m here to give a voice to that feeling as well.

I selected this song because it’s simple, beautiful, and relatable. It’s off The Posies’ 1993 album “Frosting on the Beater.”

And while you may not be serenading a lover with this tune, it may provide you a method of catharsis over this overhyped, cash-horny holiday.

As usual, we’re working with a concert ukulele tuned to GCEA.

Alright, let’s get into the chords.

Chords

Cm

A|-3-|C
E|-3-|G
C|-3-|D#
G|-0-|G

Fm

A|-3-|C
E|-1-|F
C|-0-|C
G|-1-|G#

Gm

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

Cm7

A|-6-|D#
E|-6-|A#
C|-0-|C
G|-0-|G

G#

A|-3-|C
E|-4-|G#
C|-3-|D#
G|-X-|X

Verses

First verse

Cm                     Fm
Freed the daytime with indifference
Gm                            Cm7
Watch the twilight starve the sun
Cm                        Fm
Shuffle home against the darkness
Gm                         Cm7
Turn the key and bite your tongue 

Second verse

Cm                    Fm
Call belated, leave a message
Gm                     Cm7
Wait for hours just to talk
Cm                       Fm
Feel like slowly getting blown off
Gm                         Cm7
Stretch your eyes, invite the clock 

Third verse

Cm                      Fm
Cry as if to say you're sorry
Gm                       Cm7
Sight a life and hate your own
Cm                      Fm
Try to think of what to mention
Gm                   Cm7
Leave the television on 

Chorus

   G#         Gm
And please be strong
          Fm                  Gm          Cm7
You don't know it but you're coming right along 

Ending the song

Play the chorus twice and resolve with Cm replacing that final Cm7.

          Fm                  Gm          Cm
You don't know it but you're coming right along 

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