I have to admit to being a little disappointed with Jens Lekman’s latest album, Night Fall Over Kortedala. Not because of the songs but because of the low ukulele content. I admit it, I’ve got a one track mind. But there are a few uke-heavy versions of the songs floating around. You can pick up versions of Your Arms Around Me and You Are The Light on False 45th.
And it’s from that version of Your Arms Around Me that I’ve taken the chords (although they’re the same for the album version). The song is in D-tuning and the chords are straight forward. I’ve written D6 in the tab but he’s actually moving between D6 and Dmaj7 (like D6 but with the B string played at the second fret).
The little solo he plays in the middle goes (a bit like) this:
Lekman adds quite a lot of fancy doodles around these chords. If you want a basic strumming pattern, a good one to go for would be down, down, up, up, down. Here’s that pattern played slowly, then up to speed.
Requested by Ben