Panic at the Disco – I Have Friends in Holy Spaces

Panic at the Disco – I Have Friends in Holy Spaces (Chords)

March was quite 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. Needless to say, it’s a trend I heartily support.

I’ve lost track of whether I should be calling them Panic! at the Disco or Panic at the Disco (I’m sure one of my younger, hipper readers knows the score). They seemed to have dropped the ! recently, which is a shame. I like bands with punctuation. !!! in particular.

Like Deep Water, PATD go with a retro sound for the song. But the chord shapes aren’t as traditional as those in Deep Water. They jump up and down the fretboard in a much more guitar-like way. There are also a few little embellishments such as the F#7 – F#sus4 – F# move.

Requested by Brian, Mike and Gary.

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  1. Brian April 17th, 2008 7:40 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  2. andrew April 18th, 2008 6:12 am

    dude, you’re the reason i get online five times between noon and 3, just so i can see what you’ve posted. i make a point of reading your blog, every single day, even if i forget to check the weather. but hey, this song- just what i needed to brighten my day. thanks for keeping a weather eye on that ukulele horizon.

  3. Woodshed April 18th, 2008 10:46 pm

    Brian: You’re welcome.

    andrew: You visit this site more than I do. Thanks :)

  4. apunt3s April 19th, 2008 3:08 am

    i usually dont like panic at the disco but this song is very good

  5. ben claytor April 20th, 2008 2:48 pm

    chk chk chk all the way!!!

  6. John April 20th, 2008 3:53 pm

    chk chk chk are awesome! Their music has a really great percussive feel to it. Well worth seeing live if ever you get the chance, they have a performance that is just bursting with energy and infectiousness.

  7. Woodshed April 20th, 2008 8:58 pm

    They’re a fine band, but they should have got a Google consultant in before they chose their name.

  8. Eric May 7th, 2008 3:54 am

    I really need help with this song
    im confuse as to what am i suppose to do for the song

  9. Woodshed May 7th, 2008 8:32 pm

    What is it you’re having problems with, Eric? You can learn how to read chord charts here.

  10. Space Cadet May 29th, 2008 3:01 pm

    Hey Eric. I think that maybe you problem is that you might not be reading the chord charts corectly. For example, F#7 is written in the 6th fret. It is an easy mistake to make.

  11. Woodshed May 29th, 2008 8:15 pm

    Thanks for that, Space Cadet. That’s a good point.

  12. joe July 18th, 2008 8:23 pm

    Is this tuned up or down or what?

    i can’t tell… i have mine tuned at A D F# B

    but it doesn’t sound right…

  13. Woodshed July 20th, 2008 11:31 am

    It’s in C tuning, Joe. G C E A

  14. Carver August 26th, 2008 9:32 pm

    It’s still tuned down a half step for the actual song.

    Also, I think in stead of playing the three f#s, it would be easier just to play a Bflat minor with a finger on the second fret of the third string down, and the to do the augmentation, you just slide the top sting finger up a fret and not play the bottom string (as in looking at the uke as if you are playing it).

  15. Woodshed August 27th, 2008 8:31 pm

    Thanks for the pointers, Carver.

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  17. Suero May 25th, 2009 3:00 pm

    what is the strumming pattern for this song?

  18. Sam September 10th, 2010 11:52 pm

    Can you put the strumming pattern up?

  19. temi April 4th, 2011 1:48 am

    im kind of new playing the ukelele and i wanted to know how to tell how many times your supposed to strum a note in this song

  20. liuhui November 7th, 2011 4:28 am

    Another Sunny Day !

  21. Rose October 6th, 2012 9:31 pm

    I seriously want chords for this. A lot of times the chords are simplified in tabs, and they’re wrong. For example, in Cheatercheaterbestfriendeater, they say the second chord is a D, but in reality you bar the whole fret, a lot of chords are wrong. I want the exact chords that come from I Have Friends In Holy Spaces :c

  22. Tasney Curtis December 25th, 2014 10:06 pm

    Hello there I’m new to a ukulele what’s the strimm pattern for this song?

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