Priscilla Ahn – Find My Way Back Home


Priscilla Ahn – Find My Way Back Home (Chords)

A while back I was knocked out by a video of Priscilla Ahn playing a ukulele song. But there wasn’t any indication of what it’s called. I begged for more information but didn’t get any. Luckily for all of us, the song has cropped up on her new album A Good Day and I couldn’t resist working it out.

She’s tuned down half a step for the studio and the live versions (but I’ve kept the chord names in C tuning to save confusion). The song uses some slightly unusual chords (C6, G9, F6). There are also two versions of the C6 chord (one with all the strings open and one in the third position). She seems to use these interchangeably on the live versions, but I’ve tabbed out the version on the record.

There’s an interesting move on the ‘Bubbles…’ part where she cycles through the diminished chords. All these chords are the same shape yet have notes in them (A, Eb, F# and C). Check if you don’t believe me (and have absolutely nothing going on in your life).

After that there’s a little single note run which goes something like this:

Priscilla Ahn ukulele tab

For the final run part of the song, she stops strumming and starts picking. The picking pattern goes like this:

Ahn picking tab

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21 Comments

  1. toaster July 1st, 2008 10:33 pm

    The pdf indicates that the strings are tuned a half step down from stardard, same as ‘Tonight You Belong To Me’ is that right?

  2. Woodshed July 1st, 2008 10:37 pm

    Yeah, that is right, toaster. I should have mentioned it in the post. Thanks.

  3. jen kwok August 7th, 2008 1:57 pm

    oh i really love her!!!! i could just listen to her all day.

  4. flamingsombrero October 22nd, 2008 4:39 pm

    What make and model uke is that I can’t make out the mark on the headstock?

  5. Woodshed October 22nd, 2008 6:56 pm

    flamingsombrero: It’s a Leolani.

  6. Mark May 10th, 2009 8:20 pm

    ah, god bless you Woodshed! saw this lovely lady playing this song on Jools Holland last week, I think her performance on there was even better than this version.

    my chubby digits are having trouble with the ascending chord bit, I can *just* about make it to the 11th and 12th frets on my concert uke..

  7. Woodshed May 10th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Mark: It was an excellent performance on Later. But she should treat herself to a better uke.

  8. Silver Gary August 5th, 2009 2:58 pm

    She is such a wonderful performer. And thanks for this post, it is very useful. However, my computer (a Mac) says that the PDF is corrupted

  9. Woodshed August 6th, 2009 11:56 am

    Silver Gary: I’m not seeing that problem. Maybe try downloading it again. Have you got the latest Adobe Reader installed?

  10. Stephanie December 2nd, 2009 8:48 pm

    I love her laugh…and her voice…and her music.

    So basically, everything.

    Thanks for posting this!

  11. Woodshed December 3rd, 2009 4:56 pm

    Stephanie: You’re welcome. I wish she’d do a few more ukulele songs.

  12. Effie December 24th, 2009 8:06 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this song, and i’d love to be able to play it myself – however, i dont own a ukelele!!
    Does anybody know where i can find chords..or just any way to play this on the guitar??
    Thank you so much!!
    x

  13. craig March 23rd, 2010 1:50 pm

    I too love this song but dont play a 4 string. Anyone got the tab for guitar? PLEASE!!!!!

  14. Woodshed March 26th, 2010 9:37 am

    Craig: You can use the same chords for guitar. Capo at the fifth fret and you can use the same chord shapes too.

  15. Krystyna October 27th, 2010 1:42 am

    what kind of uke does she play? I know it’s a leolani but is it tenor, concert, or soprano?

  16. Woodshed October 27th, 2010 9:46 pm

    Krystyna: Concert I believe.

  17. Tony Kearney February 20th, 2011 1:46 pm

    I play acoustic guitar and I would like to buy a uke to use when I am recording in order to compliment the guitar. Which model would you suggest that I start with?
    Many thanks.

  18. RESPEKT March 5th, 2011 8:49 am

    For recording i have a luna electric acoustic uke and love it! It plays great with and without the amp :)

  19. Woodshed March 6th, 2011 10:55 am

    Tony: I think soprano goes best with guitar – it gives the biggest contrast in sound.

    RESPEKT: Glad you like it.

  20. Alexa October 31st, 2012 3:30 am

    This is amazing… thank you!

  21. Woodshed October 31st, 2012 6:26 am

    Alexa: No, thank you!

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