Soko – Dandy Cowboys (Chords)
As well as winning the always fiercely contested ‘French Girl I’ve Got The Biggest Crush On of the Year’ award, her debut release Not Sokute was the best EP of the year. The lead song from the EP I’ll Kill Her should have been massive everywhere. As it happens, it was only a hit in Denmark and Australia.
Rather than write up I’ll Kill Her, I’ve gone with The Dandy Cowboys which suits the ukulele much more. The chords are fairly simple and it’s a fun track to play (and to listen to). So much fun it makes up for her choosing music over making films full of girl-on-girl snogging.
The only slight problem is that everything is tuned slightly sharp (about a quarter of a fret). So, if you want to play along with the record, you’ll have to tune to the song itself. The best way to do that is tune up the C string while listening to the song (since the song is in the key of C, it’ll sound right most of the time when it’s in tune). When it’s in tune, stop listening to the record and tune the rest of the strings from the C string: the G string is the same as the C string played at the 7th fret, the E string is the same as the C string played at the 4th fret and the A string is the same as the G string played at the 2nd fret.