When it comes to fun, quirky pop, Weezer is hard to beat. The Blue Album seems to be in my car pretty much constantly and is good for many miles of rambunctious sing-alongs. One of the most signature tunes off of Weezer’s first album is Undone (The Sweater Song).
It took me many hours of on-and-off fiddling with the song to figure out how to finally play the riff right on ‘ukulele. The secret finally came to me and I can’t believe I didn’t see the solution sooner! All it takes is tuning the bottom, 1st string up a whole step. (Obviously, you’ll want to be careful when you do this depending on the tension of your strings.) For me, a baritone tuned in this way fits the song in a comfortable singing key, but a standard-tuned ‘ukulele might work better for those with a higher range (tune GCEB down a half step and you will match the recorded pitch).
Tune 1st string UP whole step for the riff (low-G C E B)
Tune everything DOWN a half step to match recording (low-F# B D# A#)
G5 C D C B |-----------0-----------0----|-----------0-----------0----|| E |--------6-----------6-------|--------8-----------6-------|| C |-----4-----------4----------|-----6-----------4----------|| G |--0-----------5-------------|--7-----------5-------------|| (Continue riff for verses and spoken word) Matt: Hey brah, how we doin' man? Karl: All right. Matt: It's been a while man, life's so rad! This band's my favorite man, don't ya love 'em? Karl: Yeah. Matt: Aw man, you want a beer? Karl: All right. Matt: Aw man, this is the best. I'm so glad we're all back together and stuff. This is great, man. Karl: Yeah. Matt: Hey, did you know about the party after the show? Karl: Yeah. Matt: Aw man, it's gonna be the best, I'm so stoked! Take it easy, brah! G5 C D C I me, Me be, Goddamn, I am G5 C D C I can, Sing and, hear me, Know me Chorus: G5 C D C If you want to destroy my sweater G5 C D C Hold this thread as I walk away G5 C D C Watch me unravel I'll soon be naked G5 C D C Lying on the floor, I've come undone (Omit 1st time) Mykel: Hey, what's up? Karl: Not much. Mykel: Did you hear about the party? Karl: Yeah. Mykel: Um, I think I'm gonna go but, um, my friends don't really wanna go. Could I get a ride? G5 C D C Oh no, It go, It gone, Bye-bye (bye) G5 C D C Who I, I think, I sink, and I die! Chorus> Solo: | Bb5 - - - | Eb5 - - - | F5 - - - | Eb5 - - - | X4 Chorus> G5 C D C I don't want to destroy your tank-top G5 C D C Let's be friends and just walk away G5 C D C It's good to see you lyin' there in your Superman skivvies G5 C D C Lying on the floor, I've come undone