Noah and the Whale – Five Years Time

Noah and the Whale – Five Years Time (Chords)

Sometimes you choose a job, and sometimes a job chooses you. I’m guessing when it came time for the BBC to get a correspondent to follow Greenpeace’s attempts to stop Japanese whale hunting – Jonah found himself in the latter position.

Whether or not their name came from a biblical mix-up, Noah and the Whale are part of the ultra-hip London folk scene and compatriots like Laura Marling (who crops up in this video) and Emmy the Great float in and out of the line-up.

Noah and the Whale’s Five Years Time wins the 2007 ZZ Top Award for Best Three Chord song. It’s dead simple to play. It’s just C – F – G – F all the way through.

By the looks of the Wes Anderson inspired video, they play the G-chord in a slightly more difficult way:

alternative g ukulele chord

But there’s nothing wrong with playing it the easier way.

Suggested by Cheeky Polenta

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