Phosphorescent – Wolves

Phosphorescent – Wolves (Chords)

I must admit, I’d never heard of Phosphorescent when Justin asked me about the chords to this song. It turns out they’re one of those downbeat-country bands There’s no uke in that video, but there’s plenty on the album version which you can stream on their MySpace or download on Stereogum.

The song is in C#, so it’s one of those ‘capo on the first fret’ jobs. Once that’s out the way, it’s a simple chord progression.


The song is in Waltz time (3/4). Which means you count 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. You strum down on the first beat of the bar and hold it for a beat and a half before strumming up, down, up. At that point, you change the chord and strum down for a beat and a half and so on.

Requested by Justin

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  1. Nelson March 27th, 2008 11:11 pm

    Righteous! Thanks man!

  2. ben claytor March 28th, 2008 2:08 am

    i was trying to figure that song out a few weeks ago,
    thank you so much!!!
    i love this song.

  3. Woodshed March 28th, 2008 3:33 pm

    Glad you both like it. And glad people knew of them.

  4. Tyler March 30th, 2008 2:53 am

    Awesome man,thanks alot.
    Never heard of them before…which is suprising because they’re definitely my kinda thing.

  5. Woodshed March 31st, 2008 5:21 pm

    Me too. I don’t know how I missed out on them.

  6. Terry Truhart April 1st, 2008 11:10 am

    Mahalo, Woodshed

    This is a great song. The song sounds great on the uke. I am definitely video taping my version of it.

    It is simple, but the deeper meaning of the song is wonderful.

  7. Woodshed April 1st, 2008 5:08 pm

    I look forward to seeing your version, Terry.

  8. aprill February 17th, 2009 1:00 am

    anyone know the chords for this song on the mandolin perhaps?

  9. Woodshed February 17th, 2009 7:00 pm

    april: Chords are the same whichever instrument you play them on.

  10. Sue March 8th, 2010 12:13 am

    Any clue how to do the riffs that he does with some of the notes on the uke?

  11. Jackaloped June 18th, 2010 7:41 pm

    The music video for this song actually uses a uke, and I think a Fsus2 chord instead of just F.

  12. Jackaloped June 18th, 2010 7:44 pm

    Oops, I mean a music video/different version, not THE music video, I don’t think there is one.

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