Magnetic Fields – The Nun’s Litany

Magnetic Fields – The Nun’s Litany (Chords)

As its title suggests, the latest album from Magnetic Fields, Distortion, is loud, dirty and electrified. As a result, there’s no ukulele at all. Even live he’s eschewed the uke in favour of a bouzouki.

Nevertheless, no one can fully recover from playing the uke and Merritt broke his out for version of The Nun’s Litany on Fair Game. So, I had to work it out and upload the chords.

Most of the chords are fairly simple. The only potential difficulty is the quick changes between G and Gsus4. Here you strum down, up, down, up with all the down strokes a G chord and all the upstrokes Gsus4.

Download the mp3 on Fair Game.

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  1. Minamin March 18th, 2008 6:56 pm

    This is great, thanks a lot.

  2. Woodshed March 18th, 2008 8:26 pm

    You’re welcome, Min.

  3. Art Crocker March 19th, 2008 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the link to Fair Game, Great Song and great lyrics.

  4. smeear March 19th, 2008 3:03 pm

    awesome, cheers Mr
    i have been meaning to listen to magnetic field.
    now i can play along also :)

  5. Woodshed March 19th, 2008 8:17 pm

    You’re both very welcome. And I’m very happy to have fixed the not having heard Magnetic Fields.

  6. Douglas March 23rd, 2008 2:31 am

    Beautiful song, delighted to have such a good tab!

  7. Woodshed March 23rd, 2008 2:52 pm

    Thanks, Douglas. Definitely a top notch song.

  8. Syn November 27th, 2008 2:37 am

    thanks a lot!
    there is no wrong time to play magnetic fields.
    is there any chance you may put up the tabs for this little ukelele?

  9. Woodshed November 30th, 2008 9:47 am

    Syn: They have This Little Ukulele on Stephin Songs

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