Hafdis Huld – Who Loves the Sun?

Hafdis Huld – Who Loves the Sun? (Chords)(PDF)

Former GusGus singer, Eurovision hopeful and elf hunter, Hafdis Huld did a lovely ukulele version of Velvet Underground‘s Who Loves the Sun? which you can listen to on her website.

I thought this song was going to be easy to work out and play, it wasn’t. There are very few open chords in the song – most of the time you have your index finger clamped across the fretboard. By the time I’d finished working it out, my hand was sooore. To stop that happening, you might want to throw in a few variations for chords like G.

For the strumming, down, up, chnk, up will get you through most of the song.

At various points in the song, there’s a repeated D-Dsus4-D move. I’ve written it up as just D – Dsus4, but it’s more complicated than that. Here’s how it goes.

The strumming is just down, up all the way through that.

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  1. deemikay October 21st, 2008 7:27 pm

    I love this song!

    Ta muchly. :)

  2. Robo October 21st, 2008 9:02 pm

    Thanks for taking on my request!

  3. brian October 21st, 2008 9:22 pm

    I had never heard of her or the cover.. but i like it..

    How could i go about getting that ‘chnk’ to be really solid? It’s more like a ‘blunk’ for me :P

  4. Woodshed October 21st, 2008 9:32 pm

    deemikay and Robo: You’re both very welcome.

    brian: I’m doing a strumming post tomorrow, so I’ll do a chnk video.

  5. Ukulelezo October 21st, 2008 9:37 pm

    My left hand hates you right now. Fortunately my right hand still thinks your great for posting this!

  6. Woodshed October 22nd, 2008 6:50 pm

    Zoe: There are plenty of things you can do with just one hand.

  7. ukulele oik October 23rd, 2008 8:16 pm

    Hi Woodshed, In case you’re interested Hafdis Huld borrowed a tenor uke made by Brook Guitars when she recorded the track a couple of years ago. There’s a koa tenor uke they recently made on their site in the October news item. Keep up the good work!

  8. Cardboardfrog October 23rd, 2008 8:23 pm

    am i the only one who wants to make a really bad ‘to haf and to huld’ pun?

  9. Woodshed October 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm

    ukulele oik: Thanks for the info.

    Dan: No such thing as a bad pun. The worse the pun, the better if you ask me.

  10. Emily November 1st, 2008 11:44 pm

    Wow, I know this was posted forever ago but I just took the time to listen to her website. Super awesome. I’m always discovering new and wonderful music on here.

    Thanks, Al!

  11. Woodshed November 5th, 2008 7:17 pm

    Thanks, Emily, always happy to spread good music.

  12. gail August 23rd, 2010 12:32 am

    she is adorable and what a sweet interpretation and nice uke playing too. thank you!! i’m inspired.

  13. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 5:11 pm

    gail: I agree. And check out her elf hunt!

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  15. cm July 14th, 2012 5:14 am

    Nice! I love this song.

    I know that in the video she (or rather her uke player) uses Bb, but in the original VU version, some of those Bbs should be G minors…


    (G) who cares what
    (gm) it does, since you
    (D) broke my heart

  16. Woodshed July 15th, 2012 1:19 pm

    cm: Thanks for the info.

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