Everlong ʻUkulele Chords By The Foo Fighters

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.

colour and the shape album coverEverlong ʻUkulele Chords
By The Foo Fighters
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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

By Brad Bordessa

I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me

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