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This Is The Life Ukulele Chords by Kolohe Kai

cooldownAnother cheesy hit from Kolohe Kai, one of the biggest Jawaiian bands of the decade. “This is the Life” has some great uke playing that you can find in the TABs below.

For the strum you can refer to my lesson on reggae strumming.

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Intro:
    G                 F               Eb                F
A |-5-------5-------|-3-------3-----|-1-------5---3---|---0-3------|
E |-7---7---7---7---|-5---5---5---5-|-3---3---6---5---|-1-1-1------|
C |-----7-------7---|-----5-------5-|-----3-----------|-0-0-0------|
G |-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-2-2-2------|

Gm F

    Gm                  F
The hills make me wanna run and play
      Eb                 F
Every time I think of you
            Gm        F 
And I wanna go up and sit right down
    Eb                   F
And look at the ocean so blue

Pre-Chorus:
        Cm                      F
I wanna feel the breeze blowing in my face
            Bb
And let all things hang loose
Cm
Whisper your name

Feel no pain
Eb        F
Relax and cruise

Chorus:
Bb
This is the life, the life I was given
Cm
This is the life

I love country living
Bb
This is the life
                          Cm
The life meant for me and you
 
So I hope you’re here to live it too

Bb                    Cm              
A |-8--6-5-5/6-5h6p5----------------|
E |-10-8-6-6/8-6-----8-6-----(yeah)-|
C |------------------7---7----------|
G |---------------------------------|

And I hope you’re here to live it too

  Bb               Cm          Eb/ F/
|-8--6-5-5/6-5h6p5-8-6-------|
|-10-8-6-6/8-------8---8-----|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

        Gm                           F
I wanna get on my bike and ride that red dirt road
         Eb                 F
From the cane fields to the shore
        Gm                  F
I wanna skip stones with my cousins
       Eb                  F
As the ahi skim the ocean floor

Pre-Chorus:
           Cm                    F                   Bb
And as the sun goes down and the moon goes up, I can see the stars (see the stars)
      Cm
As we sit by that fire beneath our shack
    Eb      F
And jam our guitars

Chorus>

Solo:
                        Bb
A ---------------5---|-5-8-3h5--5-6-5h6p5-----|
E -----5-6-5-6-8---8-|---------6----------6-8-|
C -5-7---------------|------------------------|
G -------------------|------------------------|

    Cm
A |/6-6-5-3-1--------------|
E |-----------3------6-5---|
C |/7-7-5-3-2------7-----5-|
G |-----------3------------|

    Bb                   Cm
A |-5-8-5—8/10-8-5-6-8-|-5h6p5--------5h6p5---5----------------|
E |--------------------|-------8-----6------8---8-6---6-8/10-8-|
C |--------5/7-5-------|------------7---------------7----------|
G |--------------------|---------------------------------------|

Bridge/Pre-Chorus:
Cm
Take the time to unwind
            Bb
And let the island sooth your soul
Cm
Feel the music everywhere 
        Bb
And let aloha take control
Cm
Cause I can see the pain in your eyes
Bb
From the pressure of today
Cm
Open your eyes, we’re in paradise
    Eb             F
And throw them all away

Chorus>

(variation on fade)
  Bb               Cm 
|-8--6-5-5/6-5h6p5-8-6-------|
|-10-8-6-6/8-------8---8-----|
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