The Lazy Song ʻUkulele Chords By Bruno Mars

doo wops and hooligans album coverThe Lazy Song is a fun song to learn to strum on the ʻukulele. It’s a hit track from Bruno Mars’s Doo-Wop & Hooligans record. This chord and lyric sheet will help you learn to play it on your uke.

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C                  G         F
Today I don't feel like doing anything
C            G        F
I just wanna lay in my bed
C                       G
Don't feel like picking up my phone
F
So leave a message at the tone
C                       E7       F      
Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

          C                    G
I'm gonna kick my feet up then stare at the fan
F
Turn the TV on, throw my hand in my pants
C              G         F
Nobody's gonna tell me I can't

C                               G
I'll be lying on the couch just chillin in my snuggie
F
Click to MTV so they can teach me how to dougie
C                  G                F
Cause in my castle I'm the freakin' man

Pre-Chorus:
       Dm
Oh Oh, yes I said it
Em
I said it
F                 G              
I said it cause I can

Chorus:
C                  G         F
Today I don't feel like doing anything
C            G        F
I just wanna lay in my bed
C                       G
Don't feel like picking up my phone
F
So leave a message at the tone
C                       Em       F      
Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

Nothing at all
C       G
Ooh hoo ooh hoo
F
Hoo ooh ooh, Nothing at all
C       G
Ooh hoo ooh hoo
F
Hoo ooh ooh

C                              G
Tomorrow I'll wake up, do some P90X
       F
Meet a really nice girl, have some really nice sex
    C                  G             F
And she's gonna scream out: "This is Great" (Oh my God, this is great!)

C                              G
I might mess around and get my college degree
F
I bet my old man will be so proud of me
C                  G           F
I'm sorry pops you just have to wait

Pre-Chorus>
Chorus>

     Dm                 G
No I ain't gonna comb my hair
        Dm             G
Cause I ain't going anywhere
F           Em          Am
No no no no no no no no nooo
          Dm                  G
I'll just strut in my birthday suit
        Dm              G
And let everything hang loose
F                   Em                  Am
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahhh

Chorus>

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The ʻukulele chords for The Lazy Song are easy in the verses and chorus, but the pre-chorus and bridge disqualify it from being an “easy” song, in my opinion. If you’re a beginner just stick to the simple sections and you’ll still be able to play the majority of the song.

For strumming this song your best bet is going to be a basic reggae strum. You can use it to copy the simple guitar chank.

The original recording is in the key of B. If you want to play along, tune your ʻukulele down a half-step to F# B D# G#. This makes the chords shown sound like they are in the key of B while still using easy fingerings.

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