Ukulele serenade series: “Miss You In a Heartbeat”

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.

My version of romantic vibes, which is one of many reasons why I’m entirely unqualified for this.

When I made the decision to include “Miss You in a Heartbeat” in this series I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at myself. But I wanted to give potential players a sappy-ass love song they could learn quickly, and though I scoured my bookmarks for alternatives, nothing quite fit the bill like this Def Leppard ballad.

For our purposes, we’re going to cut it down a bit — you’ll find I’ll do that with a lot of these selections. I’m looking for quick, easy to practice pieces that an intro player could pick up in a few days.

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

So, let’s get into the chords.

Chords

C

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

G

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

F

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

Am

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

Bb

A|-1-|Bb
E|-1-|F
C|-2-|D
G|-3-|Bb

Verses

First verse

    C    G             F
I believe that there's something deep inside
C                 G               Am
   That shouldn't be from time to time
C                G            F
   I sure found out, thought love was such a crime
C              G                  Am
  The more you care, the more you fall 

Second verse

       C     G        F
When we touch, I just lose my self control
C          G              Am
  A sad sensation I can't hide
C              G             F
  To love is easy, it ain't easy to walk away
C             G                         Am
  I keep the faith and there's a reason why

Prechorus & chorus

Prechorus

G            F         Bb           G
  No need to worry, no need to turn away
                C       G       N.C.
'Cause it don't matter, anyway, baby

Chorus

C  G        Am            F
  Ooh, I'd miss you in a heartbeat
C  G        Am
  Ooh, I'd miss you right away
C   G       Am            F
  Ooh, I'd miss you in a heartbeat
               C    G             C            G
'Cause it ain't love, if it don't feel that way

Ending the song

My recommendation is to end the song at the conclusion of the second chorus. Alternatively, you could play the chorus twice and alter the second run to conclude the song.

You can end the song after the chorus by removing the final G, leaving it on that conclusive C.

               C    G             C           
'Cause it ain't love, if it don't feel that way

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