Van Morrison – Keep It Simple

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Van Morrison – Keep It Simple (Chords)

Van Morrison picking up the ukulele for his latest album isn’t quite as incongruous as the likes of Portishead and Panic at the Disco using the uke, but it’s certainly an unexpected development.

True to the title, Van keeps this song simple. Lyrically, it’s the same old, “Walking down the street, Waaaa-hoor-hoor-king dooooown the street, ba-dap-dum-dee-dup,” he’s always been doing, and musically, the chorder is very simple. For the most part it’s just switching between F and Bb.

For the introduction, this little part is picked out (and repeated with various slight variations):

keep it simple van morrison ukulele tab

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  1. WEB SHERIFF April 9th, 2008 2:39 pm

    Hi Woodshed / UH,

    On behalf of Lost Highway Records, many thanks for plugging Van Morrison’s new album … .. and his uke playing !! … .. if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, full versions of “That’s Entrainment” and “Behind The Ritual” (along with album track samplers) are available for fans and bloggers to listen to (and link to) on Lost Highway’s web-site at .

    Up-to-the-minute info on Keep It Simple and Van’s 2008 shows is, of course, also available on and and, for a limited period, you can still hear Van’s exclusive BBC interview and special concert at and .

    Thanks again for your support.



  2. Panic at the Disco - I Have Friends in Holy Spaces | Uke Hunt April 17th, 2008 6:12 pm

    […] a month for albums with unexpected ukulele tracks. As well as Portishead’s Deep Water and Van Morrison’s Keep It Simple, there was Panic at the Disco’s I Have Friends in Holy Spaces from the album Pretty. Odd. […]

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