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.
For me this song has the same vibe as Faith No More’s “From Out of Nowhere” or KMFDM’s “Oh My Goth,” but adapts easily to a simple ukulele/voice set up.
It’s the wanting that draws me in & makes “I Wasn’t Prepared” perfect as my final selection for this series.
Off of Eisley’s 2005 release “Room Noises,” “I Wasn’t Prepared” can be played with a few chords and sounds beautiful with a sparse arrangement.
The vocals are a little challenging — probably more fitting for folx working with a soprano range — but there’s a lot of fun to be had in the attempt.
As usual, we’re working with a concert ukulele tuned to GCEA.
So, let’s get into the chords.
G Gmaj7 Oh, when the day is blue G7 C I sit here wondering about you G Gmaj7 And how the pollen fell G7 Am All around your face in strange yellow patterns
G Gmaj7 When the morning came G7 C The bees flew down and wrapped themselves around me G Gmaj7 And that's when I spoke the words G7 Am To have them trace your face for me in pollen
Chorus and ending
C (Csus2) Em But, I wasn't prepared for this C (Csus2) Em I wasn't prepared for this
G Gmaj7 Oh, when the day is blue G7 Am I sit here and wonder about you