Lucky Soul – Lips Are Unhappy

Lucky Soul – Lips Are Unhappy (Chords)’s attempt to get Lucky Soul to Christmas number one might have been a compete disaster, but they did produce my favourite album of last year, The Great Unwanted. Lucky Soul are a modish London band who packed their debut album with perfect pop Motown tunes. It’s a relief to listen to a new band that doesn’t try to sound like The Libertines and don’t sound like their making up the song as they go along.

The chords for Lips Are Unhappy fit nicely on the ukulele. In the chord chart I’ve written the C chord as the Bb chord shape (but 2 frets higher). I think this inversion sounds better and it means you can slide up to it from the Bb. But you can use the standard C shape if you prefer.

One thing to notice about the chords is the C6 that crops up. It’s in brackets in the intro because it’s a passing chord – you only strum it once. It’s only there briefly but, since all the strings are strummed open, it’s not difficult to play.

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  1. Denna October 10th, 2008 3:51 pm

    I’m creating a DVD for a client and am looking for an acoustic Motown or similar tune played on the ukulele without singing to use as background. The client is a city council and the DVD is for non-commercial use – mainly it’s a way to encourage them to hire me on a larger project. Is it possible to find someone through your site?

  2. Woodshed October 11th, 2008 7:13 am

    Denna: WS64’s version of My Girl leaps to mind

    Is that the sort of thing you meant? I’m pretty sure he’d let you use the audio if you asked him.

  3. Denna October 11th, 2008 9:45 am

    He’s top of my list at the moment! I really like his version, but just thought I’d see if there’s any more options available. Thanks for helping!

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