Counting Stars ‘Ukulele Chords by OneRepublic

One of the superhits from the past few years, Counting Stars actually follows a very simple chord progression that should be manageable for most ‘ukulele beginners.

The guitar intro can be approximated by playing this picking pattern for each chord:

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

Use your thumb to pick the top two strings and then pluck up with your index and middle fingers for the pair of notes on the E and A-strings, returning back to the thumb for the last pick.

Repeat this right hand pattern twice for each chord.

The original recording is in the key of C#m so if you want to play along, either transpose or use a capo on the 4th fret. I decided to keep the Counting Stars ‘ukulele chords here as simple as possible in the easy key of Am.

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Chorus:
Am                 C
Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep
G                              F
Dreaming about the things that we could be
    Am               C
But baby, I've been, I've been praying hard,
G                   
Said, no more counting dollars
F                     
We'll be counting stars, (yeah we'll be counting stars)

           Am				   C
I see this life like a swinging vine, swing my heart across the line
G					 F
In my face is flashing signs, seek it out and ye shall find
Am				   C
Oh, but I'm not that old, young, but I'm not that bold
G					    F
I don't think the world is sold, I'm just doing what we're told

Am C                G                    F
I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing
Am C                G				F
I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing
F
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F/
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive

Chorus X2>

           Am 				 C
I feel the love and I feel it burn, down this river, every turn
G				    F
Hope is a four-letter word, make that money, watch it burn
Am					C
Oh, but I'm not that old, young, but I'm not that bold
G					   F
I don't think the world is sold, I'm just doing what we're told

Am  C                 G				  F
  I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing
        F
I could lie, could lie, could lie
F/
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

Chorus X2>

Am
Take that money, Watch it burn, Sink in the river, The lessons are learned (x3)
F               Dm
Everything that kills me makes feel alive

Chorus X2>

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