Dave Grohl’s straight-ahead rock style mixed with haunting songwriting makes for a perfect ʻukulele song.
For those engaging in more serious study of the instrument, the clever chords and arrangement are a great lesson in working around harmonic corners.
Here’s a video tutorial I put together to explain how to play the interesting Everlong riff on uke.
You’ll need a low-G string on your ʻukulele to make this most convincing.
Some of the chords are a bit obscure, but you can find some help on this page.
The Colour And The Shape
Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 (x3) Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Hello, I've waited here for you ...everlong Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Tonight I throw myself into and out of the red, out of her head she sang Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Come down and waste away with me, down with me Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Slow how you wanted it to be I'm over my head, out of her head she sang Pre-Chorus: A5 A |--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----0-- E |--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----0-- C |--1-1-1--2-2-2--4-4-4--6-6-6--6/7-6----4-- G |--2-2-2--4-4-4--6-6-6--7-7-7--7/9-7--2-2-- [Riff] And I wonder [Riff] When I sing along with you Chorus: Bm G D If everything could ever feel this real forever Bm G D If anything could ever be this good again Bm G D The only thing I'll ever ask of you A G You've got to promise not to stop when I say when ...She sang Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Breathe out so I can breathe you in, hold you in Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 And now, I know you've always been out of your head, out of my head I sang Pre-Chorus> Chorus> Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Pre-Chorus> Chorus> Dmaj7 Bsus2 Gsus2 Bsus2 Dmaj7: 2224, Bsus2: 4X24, Gsus2: 025X, Bm: 4222, G: 0232, D: 2220, A: 2100