Buddy Holly/Hellogoodbye – Everyday

Hellogoodbye – Everyday (PDF)(Chords)

Mentions of a ‘Ukulele Recordings’ EP from Hellogoodbye have been cropping up around the net recently, but I couldn’t find any mention of it from an official source. It seems to have leaked onto the blogs, but I assume it’s headed for official release. The EP contains The Thoughts That Give Me the Creeps and this cover of Buddy Holly’s Everyday.

I worked out this tune on the assumption that they were using a capo on the first fret, then I saw this video. But I’ve left it as it was because the chords make more sense that way and it gives you the opportunity to use the more familiar open chord shapes rather than the more difficult barre chord shapes he’s using.

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  1. Emily November 20th, 2008 7:27 pm

    Okay, cutest song ever. Thanks for the chords and the cheering up on this dreary winter day!

  2. Woodshed November 20th, 2008 11:07 pm

    You’re welcome, Emily. We’re supposed to be being hit with the winter weather tomorrow. Sounds like a weekend in bed.

  3. LonnaB November 21st, 2008 12:56 pm

    I haven’t seen the sun shine in almost two weeks now, but at least there’s no s n o w yet.

    Great song for the ukulele- thanks for posting chords.

    I’ll play it in bed all weekend.

  4. Paul November 21st, 2008 1:20 pm

    Wouhaou ! what a wonderfull song !
    Does any one got some information on the ukulele he’s using , ’cause i’m interested in something bigger than my soprano, and this one sound juste amazing.

  5. Woodshed November 21st, 2008 8:21 pm

    Lonna: Have a fun weekend!

    Paul: Every time I’ve seen him with a uke, it’s been a Kala KA-T, so I’d guess that’s what he’s using on the recording.

  6. Walter January 18th, 2009 11:54 pm

    help with the strumming? :3

  7. Woodshed January 19th, 2009 10:42 am

    Walter: Just up, down, up, down etc. should get you through. Four up-downs for the D and two each for the G and A.

  8. David Cuban July 5th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Judging by your response to the last comment it seems you just strum up and down. But when i do it it doesn’t seem right. Is there anything else to do?

  9. BENN June 26th, 2011 8:16 pm

    Can some tab out the melody part or tell me where i can find it

  10. Josh October 15th, 2012 8:14 pm

    Hey there, I’m a bit new to the whole tab reading thing. I’m a bit confused with this song. The first three chords D G A with a Capo first fret, got it! But then later in the chorus C F & Aalt show that you play these without a Capo? How is this managed? I feel like i’m missing something!

  11. Woodshed October 15th, 2012 9:04 pm

    Josh: It’s all played with a capo at the first fret.

  12. Josh October 16th, 2012 1:04 am

    Thanks :)

    So does that mean that with the Capo all of the chords stay the same but the second fret now becomes the first fret, and read these chords as normal?

    Also for the A it shows barring the bottom three strings, this is on the thrid (forth) fret correct?

    I apologize for being such a newbie, I just can’t get this to sound right, and i’m not sure if it’s my ear that’s off, or my chords.

  13. Woodshed October 16th, 2012 10:50 am

    Josh: Yeah, you play the chords as normal – treating the capo as if it was the start of the fretboard. So if there’s a capo on the first fret and the chord chart says to play at the second fret then that’s two frets above the capo (the third fret in reality).

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