Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma

Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma (Chords)

To answer Vampire Weekend’s question, Lynne Truss and no one else. But plenty, of people, give a, fuck about, Vampire Weekend,s Oxford Comma, so I decided, to give it, a write, up,

Dead simple chords for this one (G, C, D and Am). And the first part of the solo works really well as a ukulele strumming solo.

The easiest way to play this is to keep your first finger barred across at the 7th fret the whole way.

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  1. robert July 29th, 2008 9:32 pm

    Bravo on the oxford comma Al

  2. Woodshed July 29th, 2008 9:51 pm

    Thanks, Robert.

  3. Cardboardfrog July 29th, 2008 10:38 pm

    very nice, good work on the solo too ^^,
    Lynne truss is a tit as a side note, provided the meaning is conveyed in a fashion it can be understood it doesn’t matter how punctuated it is.
    She has spawned a generation of prescriptivist grammar fascists and it irritates me, Language is forever changing and Lynne truss Can’t stop it!

  4. rob July 30th, 2008 4:55 am

    AL,Thanks for the Hallelujah ,its beautiful and not to hard to play, and sing.Do you think Vampire Wknd. ” I stand corrected “could get done on the uke? I also wanted to let you know that even you lose your spot at the top of the 50,this site is by far the coolest ,hippest ,and wittiest uke site on the web. And as you mentioned earlier, this site is dedicated solely to the ukulele Regards Rob

  5. smeear July 31st, 2008 12:56 am

    lol i see what you did there, nice work

  6. Woodshed July 31st, 2008 7:55 pm

    Cardboardfrog: I’m not allowed to hate Lynne Truss. My Mum hung out with her in Greece when she was writing Eats, Shoots… Luckily, she doesn’t read the blog.

    rob: It should work. There are chords for it here.

  7. Woodshed July 31st, 2008 7:56 pm

    Smeear: Thanks.

  8. Rob August 1st, 2008 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the link

  9. chris October 26th, 2008 3:52 pm

    how do you strum to the first verse?

  10. rob January 18th, 2009 10:37 pm

    A couple of misprints there – the second chord is D, not C. Same in the 3rd line, throughout the song. And the repeating G’s on line 2 of verse 2 should be a G and C. Otherwise, fantastic.

    I’m sortof a noob, but I’m strumming it sort of sparse:
    then at the chorus part i switch to constant eighths.

  11. Woodshed January 19th, 2009 10:40 am

    rob: Not sure I entirely agree. I’ll have to look it over again.

  12. HJM March 18th, 2009 1:43 am

    I am a beginning uke player and I would love to see a Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa chord spread like this one. Help me out masterful gods of the ukulele.

  13. Imogen Ziemek February 19th, 2010 10:59 am

    i agree with hjm completely, for i am also sort of a beginner/not very good

  14. Woodshed February 19th, 2010 12:45 pm

    HJM and Imogen: Okay, since that’s two requests I may well do it.

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  16. Meg June 14th, 2010 3:05 am

    strumming pattern help?

  17. Maddy Lyons June 22nd, 2010 12:02 am

    the chords are great but i have no idea how i should be strumming. can anyone help me?

  18. Tinyfolk July 8th, 2010 3:46 pm

    If Lynne Truss really gave a fuck about an oxford comma, the book would be called “Eats, Shoots, and Leaves” rather than “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”. Just sayin’.

  19. Woodshed July 8th, 2010 9:41 pm

    Tinyfolk: That’s a very good point.

  20. Erika July 27th, 2010 9:10 am

    THANK YOU for posting a song by Vampire Weekend!!!! I saw them in concert a while ago here in Hawaii, and have been in love ever since. My sister and I are some of the only ones here that listen to them, and now we can play Oxford Comma on our Ukes!!!!! thank you thank you thank you!

  21. Woodshed July 28th, 2010 8:28 pm

    Erika: Glad you liked it.

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  23. nicky January 22nd, 2011 4:08 am

    strumming pattern?

  24. harriet May 10th, 2011 5:56 pm

    I never noticed this on your website but it’s my favorite song so could you please tell me what strumming to do and could you put an mp3 of the strumming as well because I really wanna learn this song

  25. Jane July 7th, 2011 2:59 pm

    This is great, thanks a lot for that…but I really need the stumming pattern because I’m very new to playing the uke and I can’t figure it out myself. So thanks in advance.

  26. Valerie July 24th, 2011 2:30 am

    Seems like the strumming pattern is just DDUP along with the beat, and you can continue that the whole way, or go to a simple DUDU in the chorus.

  27. Jane July 24th, 2011 9:27 am

    Thank you so much! =)

  28. Joni August 3rd, 2011 7:11 pm

    DDUP? What does P mean?

  29. Sahds January 17th, 2012 9:25 pm

    Wow, I have progressed really quickly thanks to this chord sheet! Thankyou!

    Also, for me the closest strum pattern is D.D.U..U.D

  30. Woodshed January 18th, 2012 6:55 am

    Sahds: You’re welcome!

  31. Sahds January 18th, 2012 10:45 pm

    May I be cheeky and ask if you could possibly decipher the chords for a favourite song of mine? Pretty please? I have tried to work something out, but I am hopeless. It sounds like the kind of song which would sound good on a ukulele Brandon Flowers version of a Killers song – Jenny was a friend of mine. It’s o.k if you can’t, you probably get loads of requests, but it’s worth a shot :)

  32. laura February 1st, 2012 1:17 am

    Hi! I know you’ve been asked this many times, but what exactly is the strumming pattern? I’ve been having trouble figuring it out. Thank you!!!

  33. EvanZieschang September 7th, 2012 10:13 pm

    The solo is great! Has anyone figured out the second part of the solo?

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