Lightspeed Champion – Tell Me What It’s Worth

Lightspeed Champion – Tell Me What It’s Worth (Chords)

There are plenty of pictures of Lightspeed Champion with a ukulele but it’s not often you see him playing the ukulele. I was hoping there’d be a little uke on his new album, but no such luck. So, I’ve written up his latest single Tell Me What It’s Worth.

The only potential stumbling block with the chords is the Fmaj7. You can make it easier to get to in the chorus by fretting the C chord with your index finger rather than the ring finger. But that’s not going to help you in the middle section where it goes from G to Fmaj7. If you find it too big of a jump, play the standard F chord there (you can use the standard F chord in the chorus too, it’ll sound right).

The song’s guitar solo sounds really good on the uke if you use the re-entrant string and let the notes ring into each other like this:

Lightspeed Champion Tell Me What It’s Worth ukulele tab

This creates a cascading effect. Much more interesting than the boring guitar way of doing it:

Lightspeed Champion Tell Me What It’s Worth ukulele tab

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  1. moocher January 31st, 2008 6:58 pm

    Another excellent choice !

  2. Joe January 31st, 2008 8:23 pm

    Woodshed, i too have been scouring through his music to find a song with a ukulele in it aswell!

    He was pictured in NME with his uke many-a-times.

    But i still havent found a song of his where he actually plays it!

    I guess the uke is just too cool to not be pictured without!

    Nonetheless, brilliant music.
    Dev’s new album rocks!

  3. Joe January 31st, 2008 8:36 pm


    Any chance of the tabs for that?

    I really like the horrors!

  4. Joe January 31st, 2008 8:37 pm


    It’s the video of Lightspeed Champion playing the uke.

    The one you posted in your blog.

    So dont worry, no spam :)

  5. Woodshed January 31st, 2008 9:15 pm

    Moocher: Thanks.

    Joe: The chords are D, Eb and C for both versions. I’d play them like this:


  6. amber February 1st, 2008 7:18 am

    Awesome. I keep seeing him with that red uke!

  7. Jules_perox February 1st, 2008 8:05 am

    Apparently when Lightspeed was on ‘Soccer AM’ he said that the video to this was done in one take in London with a reheasal the day before. The actual one was filmed at some daft time like 4am to get the light and the near empty streets!
    Great timing with the post as he was on ‘Buzzcocks’ last night here too!

  8. Joe February 1st, 2008 3:37 pm


    Thanks Al!

    Do you like the horrors?

    Lightspeeed Champion + Horrors = Good Tunes!

  9. Woodshed February 1st, 2008 5:59 pm

    Jules: Yeah, I saw him on Buzzcocks. Although I didn’t hear him. He kept very quiet.

    Joe: I really liked Count in Fives but nothing they’ve since has really got me excited.

  10. lee April 12th, 2008 11:41 am

    what is the strumming pattern for this??? i play a right handed uke left handed.

  11. lee April 14th, 2008 2:37 pm

    have cracked it, thanks.

    lightspeed champion is awsome, any chance of gettnig the chords for some of his other songs ?? everone i know is listning to crunk or galaxy of the lost?


  12. Woodshed April 15th, 2008 5:44 pm

    Glad you got the hang of it, lee. I’ve thought about doing more Lightspeed. But there are so many songs I want to do. It’s hard to find time for them all.

  13. Josh October 12th, 2008 5:15 pm

    hi, can anyone help with the strumming pattern for the chorus?

    I’m really struggling

  14. Woodshed October 12th, 2008 6:03 pm

    Josh: The original is just one strum for each chord. But you could just go with up and down eight times for each chord.

  15. Josh October 12th, 2008 8:33 pm

    thankss very much.

    love the song.

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