hellogoodbye – The Thoughts That Give Me The Creeps

hellogoodbye – The Thoughts That Give Me The Creeps (Chords)

I was very excited when this video cropped up on the YouTube feed on Sunday. hellogoodbye are currently slaving away in the studio and have put up a ukulele demo of a song tentatively titled ‘The Thoughts That Give Me The Creeps’. And rather lovely it is too. Obviously, I immediately picked up my uke and started working it out.

The song is in D-tuning. So start twiddling the knobs or slap a capo on the second fret.

The main strumming pattern is down, down, up, up, down.

The lyrics on the sheet are testament to why I usually just copy and paste lyrics from elsewhere on the net. I’m sure all the real lyrics actually make sense.

I wholeheartedly concur on the tightness of Yo Gabba Gabba!, if only for bringing the joys of Biz Markie to a new generation. Keep it old school, kids.

No indication when this track will be released, but there’s plenty of other hellogoodbye stuff for you to buy here and visit them on MySpace.

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  1. Crookshankz September 10th, 2008 6:06 pm

    Great tune, thanks for pointing it out. The chord chart doesn’t correspond with the numbers for the fingering below them. Which one do we go off of?

  2. Woodshed September 11th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Crookshankz: The numbers below refer to which finger you use to fret that note.

  3. Cardboardfrog September 13th, 2008 4:27 pm

    I love to see such a high profile artist using the uke, you just know its going to encourage even more young people to the ukulele side of the force!

  4. Woodshed September 14th, 2008 10:58 am

    cbf: Let’s hope so.

  5. Brian September 28th, 2008 6:58 pm

    Is he using a baritone ukulele?

  6. Woodshed September 29th, 2008 6:55 pm

    Brian: I’m pretty sure it’s not a baritone. I’m guessing it’s a concert.

  7. DoctorSly October 1st, 2008 2:49 am

    i keep finding new songs i fall in love with here, and now i’m better at uke than guitar, which is ridiculous.

    thanks for the chords :B

  8. Woodshed October 2nd, 2008 6:46 pm

    Thanks, DoctorSly. I hope this is going to be a single. Such a great song.

  9. anelec November 14th, 2008 12:23 am

    if i put a capo on the second fret, how would i play note A

  10. Woodshed November 14th, 2008 7:23 pm

    anelec: Open G string or E string, three frets above the capo.

  11. shalommm November 22nd, 2008 7:38 pm

    umm question

    which fret do you play for each chord?

  12. Cakemaster November 30th, 2008 7:16 pm

    I’m so annoyed that I can’t buy this song anywhere! Great job tabbing it out! I absolutely love HGB, and I love that Forrest is playing the ukulele now. I love Forrest, period.
    I feel like the uke is tuned a little flatter, or mine is just sharp.
    Can anyone identify what uke he’s playing (brandwise)?

  13. Woodshed November 30th, 2008 8:15 pm

    shalommm: There’s a guide to reading chord charts here.

    Jane: I believe it’s a Kala KA-T.

  14. Dave December 10th, 2008 12:34 am

    Not sure if this is OBE’d, but noticed that Hellogoodbye has released three uke recordings (titled “Ukulele Recordings”). Ran across it on iTunes.

  15. Woodshed December 10th, 2008 8:28 pm

    Thanks, Dave. I need to update this post.

  16. ashers2ashers February 13th, 2009 7:16 pm

    I love this song/EP and it’s partly why I bought my ukulele yesterday!
    I’m having great fun with these songs, but also wondering if there will be a tab/chords for the other song on the EP – betrayed by bones which can be heard here http://supjustin.com/post/61199517/betrayed-by-bones-hellogoodbye-have-been

  17. Woodshed February 13th, 2009 8:14 pm

    ashers: Congratulations on the new uke. I might have a go at that one sometime.

  18. Karl September 27th, 2009 3:03 am

    Omg i need to find the piano tabs for this song!!!! Help?

  19. luvuke November 23rd, 2009 12:36 am

    I’m confused with the tuning in this song. Is the tuning the #’s and letters on top?

  20. Woodshed November 23rd, 2009 9:23 pm

    luvuke: It’s in D-tuning (you can hear the notes here). Or you can put a capo on at the second fret.

    If you don’t mind playing it in a different key, you can just play the chord shapes as they’re written.

  21. Joey March 21st, 2010 9:16 pm

    couldn’t you play those chords in normal tuning?

  22. Zach April 7th, 2010 10:19 pm

    heyy thanks a lot i love this song, ive been playing guitar for a while and i just stared playing uke recently and ive just been pouring over all the songs you have lol thanks

  23. Woodshed April 8th, 2010 6:15 pm

    Joey: Yes, you could do.

    Zach: Thanks!

  24. krys August 9th, 2010 7:42 pm

    hey, did anyone figure out the tabs during the solo? it would be cool to add it instead of the regular strumming inbetween.

  25. Brittanylaah August 15th, 2010 12:36 am

    The chord chart doesn’t correspond with the numbers for the fingering below them. Which one do we go off of?

  26. Gabby October 8th, 2010 10:09 pm

    it feels kind of weird playing G#m,is there another way to play it? because i cant get it down :/

  27. Alissa December 25th, 2010 3:41 am

    @Brittanylaah it sounds like we go off the numbers for the fingering. The chord charts just don’t sound right at all.

  28. Woodshed January 1st, 2011 12:47 pm

    Brittanylaah and Alissa: You might want to read this post about chord charts. The numbers at the bottom are fingerings rather than frets. The number at the side indictes which fret the chord diagram starts at.

  29. Kyle January 18th, 2012 12:37 am

    hey is there any chance you could quick let me know what the chords are for this song in normal tuning? I cant find them anywhere, thanks!

  30. Angie May 22nd, 2013 8:31 pm

    A few minutes ago, I grabbed my uke and started to play this song because I was bored and also because I love this song and this was the first one that came to my mind. I actually wanted to play a french song (I’m half french) but I can’t play any. I’ve been working on La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf since this afternoon but then I found so much covers on youtube in which people had their own version/chords, so I thought I would try to make my own version too… But then I found out that I was not good enough yet to “guess” the chords and I got bored. Anyway, just wanted to leave a comment here and hope someone would answer within the next 10min but that won’t happen I guess x) So I will just thank mr. ukulelehunt for the website and for the songs that I have discovered here. And thank you for the ones who have read this comment until the end. ha
    Angie :)

  31. Woodshed May 23rd, 2013 7:33 am

    Angie: Thanks! Yes, 10 minutes was overambitious!

  32. Angie May 23rd, 2013 11:17 am

    Allright, next time I’ll make sure that I get bored when somebody’s online ;). Btw, just found out that theres also a mobile Version of the Website that makes it even cooler :O

  33. Woodshed May 24th, 2013 9:02 am

    Angie: Glad you like it!

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