Hellogoodbye – Oh, It Is Love

Hellogoodbye – Oh, It Is Love (Chords)

Hellogoodbye’s Oh, It Is Love is a very popular tune with uke players. There are a bunch of ukulele covers of it on YouTube. There are many instruments moving in and out of the tune including banjo and mandolin, which are in ukulele territory.

I got a request, ages ago, from Emily asking for tab of the twiddly bits in the song. So, here’s a few.

This is the high part played on the mandolin in the first few lines:

hellogoodbye mandolin tab

The part that accompanies the verse is played slightly differently by each instrument. This is a sort of uke-ified version of it:


hellogoodbye banjo ukulele tab

If you’re feeling adventurous, using those higher versions of the B, Bbm and Am7 chords in the verses sounds very effective.

In the first little instrumental interlude, that part is followed by the mandolin going like this first time (but an octave lower):


hellogoodbye mandolin tab

And this the second time:


One last bit, for good measure. This little mando lick occurs at around 1:30


hellogoodbye ukulele tab

Even if you’re not planning on learning the song, it’s definitely worth taking a look at that last lick as it’s a bit of a cliche and can be used in many situations.

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  1. Emily March 25th, 2008 7:32 pm

    Thanks woodshed!
    Definitely gonna be learning the twiddly bits =]
    Really appreciate you taking the time to take requests from incompetent people like me >.<
    Thanks again,

  2. Woodshed March 26th, 2008 9:13 am

    You’re welcome, Emily. Good luck with the twiddly bits.

  3. Johnny Lingo March 27th, 2008 7:39 am

    Very well put together.

    Thanks for simplifying the chords for us newbs. I’ve only been playing a few months and this song is a blast. (Makes my wife smile when I play it for her too.)

    Keep it up!

    ps. the Bm7 graphic seems to be missing from the chords. Small kine though. Thanks

  4. J March 28th, 2008 3:52 am

    What program are you using to make your tabs?

  5. Woodshed March 28th, 2008 3:14 pm

    Johnny: D’oh! Thanks for pointing it out. Bm7 = 2222.

    J: I use Guitar Pro.

  6. Molly July 23rd, 2008 5:58 pm

    What would be really quite wonderfully helpful for me would be the lyrics with Am, Bm, etc. written over top. I, and hopefully some others, don’t read that kind of tab!


  7. Woodshed July 23rd, 2008 7:43 pm

    Molly: If you click where it says ‘Hellogoodbye – Oh, It Is Love (Chords)’, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

  8. Cakemaster August 28th, 2008 7:29 pm

    Ah, yeah the Bm7 was missing but I still managed to figure it out
    Thanks for writing this stuff out, and the mandolin parts are especially helpful; I couldn’t figure them out on the ukulele.
    Keep up the good work!

  9. Woodshed August 28th, 2008 7:48 pm

    Thanks, Cakemaster. I meant to get the Bm7 fixed but I couldn’t find the original file. Then my laziness took over.

  10. Josh December 15th, 2008 10:31 pm

    Thanks for the chords!

    having a bit of trouble with the main strum

    sounds abit like Down, Down, Up, Up, Down but there seems to be a few extra strums in there.


  11. coco December 21st, 2008 5:30 am

    ah i’m a little confused. are the tabs that are on this page meant to be played on the ukulele or on the mandolin/banjo?

  12. Woodshed December 22nd, 2008 8:03 pm

    coco: Ukulele – hence the name of the blog.

  13. Cherise February 3rd, 2009 10:24 pm

    Is the last lick on the first string supposed to be played on the first fret? Because for some reason playing it open doesn’t sound correct.

  14. Cherise February 3rd, 2009 11:00 pm

    Haha oh wait jk.
    I got it.
    This helped so much!
    Thanks :]

  15. ukunoob April 12th, 2009 7:04 am

    i love this song lol, i wanna play it for my GF but i cant figure out what the strumming pattern is, any help? thanks!

  16. Woodshed April 12th, 2009 1:21 pm

    ukunoob: Try D – D U – U D –

  17. John SMith June 1st, 2009 7:08 am

    Thanks so much. But is this on a standard ukulele or a concert one? I’m shopping for one and not sure which to get. Many thanks JS

  18. Woodshed June 1st, 2009 4:00 pm

    John: Either will do the job. Personally, I’m a concert man.

  19. Uke7 September 15th, 2009 5:11 pm

    What’s the strum pattern??

  20. Nick December 18th, 2009 3:45 am

    Whats the strum pattern written out?

  21. naty June 2nd, 2010 6:02 am

    so apparently i dont know how to read this…. can i just get plain old chords?

  22. Woodshed June 6th, 2010 12:11 pm

    naty: The chords are just under the video.

  23. LP August 17th, 2010 6:21 am

    I would get so sick of people not being able to find the chords if I were you, Woodshed.

  24. ewaut September 25th, 2010 3:03 pm

    i can’t print it :-(

  25. RoseRexx December 7th, 2010 8:11 pm

    Wow this is really helpful! Thanks :]

  26. Fretzle December 2nd, 2011 6:23 pm

    Hey, I was wondering if you could enlighten me as to what the finger picking is for the last part. I believe it is around 2:54. It would help me out a great deal :D

  27. Morgan Triplett September 12th, 2014 4:16 am

    Thank you so much for taking the time to transcribe this! I was wondering if you would elaborate on the strumming pattern? And where is the Bm7 that was discussed previously in the comments? Thank you!! :)

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