Friend of the blog, Brian Osmucon emailed me this morning to let me know about his daughter’s music and blow me down if she isn’t great. As well as having a knockout voice, she’s chosen as excellent song to transfer to the uke in the form of Lily Allen’s Smile.
It doesn’t harm that the song only has two chords (Gm and F).
Lily Allen has a habit of writing songs that only have two chords – it gives her more time to spend on her true passion of kicking people down and stabbing them in the ear. LDN is another song with just two chords. This time F and C. You can play them in the usual open position, but if you play them this way:
Then you can recreate the guitar stabs by releasing the pressure from the chords (but keeping your fingers on the strings) just after each strum.
And if you want to play the intro, give this a bash: