There are few poppy reggae songs as fun to play on the ‘ukulele as Rude.
The simple reggae number is performed by a Canadian band called Magic and was released as their debut single. Not a bad way to start off a recording career…
To play it all you need is some practice with a reggae strum on beats 2 & 4. More about reggae strumming styles here.
The Rude ‘ukulele chords are easy – just F, G, C, and Am throughout the song.
F G Am Saturday morning, jumped out of bed and put on my best suit F G Am Got in my car and raced like a jet, all the way to you F G C Am Knocked on your door with heart in my hand, to ask you a question F G C Am 'Cause I know that you're an old fashioned man (yeah,yeah) Pre-Chorus: F G Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? C Am Say yes,say yes,'cause I need to know F G You say I'll never get your blessing ‘til the day I die C (Em) Am Tough luck my friend but the answer is no! Chorus: F G C Am Why you gotta be so rude? Don't you know I'm human,too? F G C Am Why you gotta be so rude? I'm gonna marry her anyway F G (Marry that girl) Marry her anyway C Am (Marry that girl) Yeah, no matter what you say F G (Marry that girl) And we'll be a family C Am F G C Why you gotta be so… rude? F G C Am I hate to do this, you leave no choice, can't live without her F G C Am Love me or hate me we will be both, standing at that alter F G C Am Or we will runaway, to another galaxy, you know F G C Am You know she's in love with me, she will go anywhere I go Pre-Chorus> Chorus> Instrumental: (F G C Am) Pre-Chorus> Chorus>