Lily Allen – Smile & LDN

SophiSoph – Smile (mp3) via her MySpace

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 smile lily allen chordsAllen’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:

lily allen ldn chords ukulele

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:

ldn intro ukulele tab

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  1. Brian August 19th, 2007 1:21 pm

    a message from Sophisoph
    “Thanx for putting my version of SMILE on your site(rude title !!)-lots of people have had a listen-I’m doing more stuff which Dad will put up later “

  2. Woodshed August 19th, 2007 3:29 pm

    Excellent. I look forward to hearing it.

  3. Colleen April 10th, 2009 10:59 pm

    what are the strumming patterns for these?

  4. CraigDJ July 27th, 2009 5:34 pm

    Hurrah for Syncopation!

  5. John January 5th, 2010 9:49 pm

    Um… so where are the chords/lyrics to this one? The link just goes to an mp3.

  6. Ritika January 14th, 2010 6:03 am

    What is the strumming pattern?? Anyone? Please!

  7. Isabelle G Fancy C April 22nd, 2010 1:20 pm

    ‘d-udu-udu-udu-ud’ sounds alright to me…
    Sometimes I add one more up so it’s ‘d-udu-udu-udu-udu’ just to switch it up a little.

    Also, try to keep the strums swingy…

    This song allowed me to learn how to hammer on, cause it’s so simple!

    Good luck!

  8. Woodshed May 3rd, 2010 1:13 pm

    Isabelle: Thanks for the strum pattern.

  9. Greg July 7th, 2010 4:17 am

    I love Lilly allen’s music, I will get started on learning this today! Thanks for all your pdfs! very useful.

  10. Woodshed July 8th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Greg: Hope you’re enjoying it.

  11. aquafortis February 5th, 2012 4:45 am

    Thanks for the Lily Allen chords! This is a fantastic site. I just got my first uke last month and your lessons, tabs, etc. have been really helpful (and entertaining).

  12. Woodshed February 7th, 2012 10:43 am

    aquafortis: Thanks! Glad you like it.

  13. Kiera July 25th, 2012 6:09 pm

    Such an easy song to play :)

  14. Woodshed July 25th, 2012 10:36 pm

    Kiera: Good!

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