GUGUG/The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop

GUGUG – Blitzkrieg Bop (Chords)

I’ve had this one written up and been intending to post it since the Ukulele Video of the Year (I think it was my favourite, still can’t decide), but I finally got a kick up the arse when it was featured on Boing Boing yesterday.

The chords to the song are very simple – there are only four of them – and this would make a great uke group song.

GUGUG are, as usual, tuned up half a step to G#C#FA#. If you want to play along with them, you’ll have to do likewise or put a capo on the first fret. If you’re just playing by yourself, there’s no need.

Chords for GUGUG’s version of Ruby here.

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  1. andrew April 27th, 2008 3:09 pm

    sweeeeeeeet! i saw this on Boingo and thought to myself ‘*shucks*, i hope Woodshed saw this.

  2. Woodshed April 28th, 2008 10:48 am

    Yes, I’m thoroughly predictable :)

  3. rico May 14th, 2008 8:21 pm

    totally brilliant – you guys are an inspiration! gabba gabba hey:)

  4. Sharpen January 18th, 2009 12:19 pm

    Sorry for being such a noob, but what is the strumming lol?

  5. irza February 24th, 2009 2:57 pm

    I thik its very cool that you brougth the chords up here!
    And i am allready practising this song but i also have no idea what the stumming is 0o i tryed to hear it a few times but my ears are nit skilled enought.
    Would be great if someone could tell me :)
    Just write me a short mail ( ) or write it right here in the commend

    thank you

  6. maarten66 July 10th, 2009 9:50 am

    can someone provide me the strumming?

  7. Aiden September 4th, 2010 2:47 am

    Could someone please help with the strumming? :(

  8. Guillermo January 5th, 2011 1:20 pm

    Excelente, la verdad únicos, sigan así, espero ver que crean más covers, saludos desde Argentina, Buenos Aires.!! Come On The Ramones!! for EVER.

  9. MrSteve March 23rd, 2011 2:36 pm

    first song iv learned on my uke. So please :’)

  10. Woodshed March 26th, 2011 12:39 pm

    MrSteve: Congratulations on your first uke song!

  11. Andrew May 16th, 2011 5:48 pm

    you could also use A,D,and E instead.

  12. Woodshed May 18th, 2011 9:51 am

    Andrew: Yeah, you could. Same chord sequence, different key.

  13. Aiden May 19th, 2011 1:57 pm

    Don’t think i’d choose to do an E if i didn’t have to :P

  14. Woodshed May 21st, 2011 7:54 am

    Aiden: If you’re playing in the key of A, you could probably get away with E7.

  15. Aiden May 22nd, 2011 12:36 pm

    Thanks, i’ll try it until i get better with my Es and Bs

  16. Erik May 30th, 2011 3:56 am

    Can someone let us in on the strum ? I cant follow it :(

  17. ChicagoTed July 14th, 2011 6:16 am

    I think I’ve figured out some of the strumming.
    When you strum the non-muted parts, the C chord is strummed like so:
    v v ^ v ^ V
    The F chord is strummed downward twice, and as for the G (or C) chord, I’m not sure. It sounds like they’re strumming it three times, but I don’t know in which directions. So I just strum it downwards twice, and let it ring out a bit.

    I hope this helps.

  18. BeeDarling December 25th, 2011 8:56 pm

    Got a Uku for christmas, so very excited!! this will be the first thing i master.

  19. EyeRolliducer October 4th, 2013 8:56 pm

    How can I get this fast!? Chords so easy, strum so hard!

  20. Ashley December 10th, 2014 5:47 pm

    I think it is

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