Colbie Caillat – Tied Down

Colbie Caillat – Tied Down (Chords)

With its laid back island vibes, it no surprise that Colbie Caillat‘s summer hit Bubbly inspired plenty of ukulele covers, despite using the term ‘bubbly face’ as a compliment.

Her album also features a similarly laid back catchy tune played on uke: Tied Down. It’s also very simple to play. Most of the chords will be very familiar to you (F, Am, G, C). You might not recognise C6 but it’s just all the strings open.

The strumming pattern is also pretty simple. Strum up, down, up four times for each chord. After the second up strum, stop the strings ringing by bringing your picking hand down on the strings – or do a chnk.

Interestingly, the chords in the live version are slightly different. Instead of F and C6 in the verse, it’s F6 and C. Well, it’s interesting to a nerd like me.

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  1. Joe February 7th, 2008 5:06 pm

    Nice song.

    She reminds me a little of a female Jack Johnson.

    I clicked the link for “bubbly”

    Relaxing Tune d-.-b

  2. Mark Perry February 26th, 2008 11:12 pm

    I’m looking for the chords or tabs for this song on the ukulele…

  3. Woodshed February 27th, 2008 9:00 pm

    Well, you’ve found them.

  4. keannahaley June 8th, 2010 1:13 am

    i was trying to see chords. like just chords and i cant find em..

  5. Woodshed June 9th, 2010 11:19 am

    keannahaley: The orange letters under the video.

  6. Beth July 6th, 2010 4:11 am

    would 6544 and 6666 work???

  7. Beth July 6th, 2010 4:16 am

    nevermind. that wont work. lol

  8. Kim July 19th, 2010 3:18 am

    I tried playing this according to the chord download. Just alternating F and c6 for each verse does not sound like this song! Anyone tried something else?

  9. Brianna July 16th, 2011 10:49 pm

    Wow, this was the easiest song I’ve ever played on my uke and it sounded great! Thanks!

  10. Woodshed July 18th, 2011 3:15 pm

    Brianna: You’re welcome.

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