The Strokes – Someday (Chords)

The Strokes – Someday (Chords)

In between hanging out with rockstars and boinking models, at least one member of The Stokes got acquainted with God’s instrument. You can see a clip of Albert Hammond Jr with a uke right here.

They also wrote one song with a few chords that stretched beyond the usual rock power chords. Someday has add9s and 6 chords in there to add some interest. But if that’s not your bag, you can still strum along with the basic chords.

The chords fit very nicely on a D-tuned uke and that’s what I’ve written them out for. I’ve written out the full chords in the intro and the basic chords for the verse (although one of the guitars is playing the fuller chords throughout). If you’re playing the simple chords, there’s no problem with using C-tuning. But playing the chorus part in C-tuning would be tricky. The first three bars of the chorus riff (in D-tuning) go like this:

someday riff ukulele ukelele the strokes

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  1. amber September 12th, 2007 8:30 am

    Fantastic! I can’t wait to try this one out.

  2. Woodshed September 12th, 2007 8:56 am

    Enjoy it, amber.

  3. Rich Wisdom September 12th, 2007 9:42 pm

    um, i am most likley wrong on this, as i only started playing a couple of weeks ago, but i keep my uke in d and the chord you’ve called D in the pdf is what i play as E, and you haven’t put an E chord there? I thought that in D tuning D was played as the bottom three strings open and third fret on the top (B) string?
    Again, i may be missing something and you’re probably right, just thought i’d ask.

    Also, i love this site, keep up the good work!

  4. Woodshed September 12th, 2007 10:23 pm

    You’re absolutely right, Rich. Thanks for pointing out the cock-up. It should be fixed now.

  5. matt August 5th, 2008 2:53 pm

    any chance of getting the chords for that albert hammond jr song in the clip?

  6. Robert December 25th, 2008 7:02 pm

    great job on the chords!
    but to what Matt said, anything on the albert hammond jr chords?

  7. Sam May 9th, 2009 3:43 am

    What strumming pattern is used for the verses?

  8. peter July 12th, 2011 9:23 pm

    what strummig pattern is used?????
    Please answer quickly!!

  9. Joseph September 17th, 2011 11:47 pm

    I don’t know if you’ve heard the version from “Hundred Little Reasons” (It’s a cover) but that’s wonderfully done as well.

  10. Laura September 4th, 2012 4:46 am

    The strumming pattern is down down up up down down up up etc.

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