Guacamole Ukulele Song (Chords)


Lauren and Lena – Guacamole Ukulele Song (Chords)

YouTube’s little ukulele video feature made me reassess this song. I’d skipped over it fairly quickly the first time round – there are a lot of ukulele videos to watch – but I shouldn’t have, it’s a damn fine song (no such change of heart over Where Your Scar Is though) and it’s already inspired its own ukulele tribute parody.

For this song Lauren and Lena are tuned to DGBE: baritone/guitar tuning – five frets lower than the standard ukulele tuning. Other than that, the chords are pretty easy. Much easier than they make them look.

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19 Comments

  1. Nelson June 26th, 2008 7:32 pm

    I think it’s pretty obvious, Woodshed.
    You got’s a hankerin’ for some guac’.

  2. tuscadero June 26th, 2008 10:06 pm

    Hi there. Let’s say I don’t want to restring my uke to DGBE, should I just play the same chords but with GCEA uke fingerings or do I have to transpose? And if I just play the same chords on my GCAE, what is a D-5? I’ve looked around online and I can’t find it.

  3. Woodshed June 26th, 2008 10:42 pm

    Nelson: That might be it.

    tuscadero: You can play the same chords. D-5 is a D chord with a flattened fifth. You can play it 1220.

  4. Cardboardfrog June 27th, 2008 12:56 am

    wow…..its a nice song but everything else about this video is both annoying and irritating.
    its nice to see people getting excited about their ukes though :)

  5. Brian June 27th, 2008 8:09 am

    Al-
    mostly I defer to your superior musical taste(Ukulady -Beirut etc) however the Guacomole song is merely twee-with great voices-
    “Where Your Scar Is”-is superb and reminds me of a girl version of Boo Hewerdine-poignant and it appeals to this sentimental middle aged old uker
    Brian

  6. Minamin June 27th, 2008 6:54 pm

    If there’s one thing that annoys me more than Guitar Center, it’s teenage girls. The song was alright, but I think I’ll cleanse my palette with some Patti Plinko.

  7. tuscadero June 27th, 2008 7:19 pm

    thanks, Woodshed. Much obliged.

  8. J-Hob June 29th, 2008 8:38 am

    This song doesn’t do it for me I’m afraid, I find them rather irritating.

  9. Woodshed June 29th, 2008 3:20 pm

    Wow, this one is nearly as controversial as Julia Nunes.

  10. Gintis June 29th, 2008 4:15 pm

    i remember my first song then i bought ukulele it was about pussy in the chimney and about her ears. But guacamole ukulele is better

  11. Salvador July 23rd, 2008 4:06 pm

    Its impressive that they composed that in the car but they get on my nerves. The song is good though. Wait, no its not.

  12. Akucua August 8th, 2008 6:09 pm

    Hey, there was a bit of an error in the lyrics. Instead of one beat, it is Whompy….yeah. They were on a Wrock tour….which you probably don’t even know what that is. But yeah one beat = Whompy …

  13. Auty January 6th, 2009 3:12 am

    Haha! I think you did a good job.
    :)

  14. Woodshed January 6th, 2009 5:37 pm

    Auty: Thanks. And I’ve just checked out your music – excellent stuff.

  15. Tine May 6th, 2010 4:36 pm

    Salut!!
    Vous pourriez m’envoyer les paroles de votre chanson?
    Bravo j’aime beaucoup c’ que vous faites :-D

  16. Mikaele August 8th, 2010 5:33 pm

    Cute song but can someone get in touch with Lauren and Lena advise them ukulele is pronounce oo-koo-lay-lay not yook-oo-lay-lay. Other than that not bad for couple of haole wahine. Mahalo and Aloha.

  17. Woodshed August 10th, 2010 8:06 pm

    Mikaele: You’re wrong, they’re right. It’s pronounced both ways. Look up ‘anglicize’.

  18. Grüvert February 24th, 2011 4:52 pm

    Akucua, you’re not the only one who knows what that’s about. And also in the lyrics, where you’re missing the word, it’s “Just how much we sound like TRAF”

  19. Woodshed February 26th, 2011 5:38 pm

    Gruvert: Thanks for filling in the blanks.

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