Florence & the Machine – Kiss With A Fist (Chords)


Florence and the Machine – Kiss With A Fist (Chords)

A very strange year for me was 2008. It was the first time in history my Crush of the Year wasn’t a musician or Janeane Garofalo (24?) but Countdown champion, writer and bus-atheist Ariane Sherine.

But she hasn’t written any shouty, punk-pop songs so today’s post is about Florence & the Machine who distinguished herself by using ukes, covering Beirut and kicking ass.

Kiss With A Fist is a simple three chord slash-a-long. If you wanted to avoid the E chord, you could move everything up a fret so the chords are Bb, Eb and F.

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19 Comments

  1. Iain January 29th, 2009 8:47 pm

    Speaking of Countdown related crushes, Suzie Dent rocks my world.

    p.s. I’m sorry my comments are never uke related.

  2. Woodshed January 29th, 2009 9:33 pm

    Iain: Digress as much as you like.

    As a bit of nerd lover, I’d agree. But don’t think much to the new numbers and letters girl.

  3. Hello Jodi January 30th, 2009 3:58 am

    I wish I could do that shouty pop punk thing. Fun song.

  4. Tuscadero January 30th, 2009 1:57 pm

    I think if you want to avoid the E chord this song works really well with the E7 instead. A D E7 is even easier than Bb Eb F.

  5. Woodshed January 30th, 2009 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion, Tuscadero. That’d work.

  6. Calaco January 31st, 2009 5:43 am

    This song sounds suspiciously like another…
    A certain song by the White Stripes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZGHTkmhxgQ

  7. Woodshed February 1st, 2009 2:42 pm

    Calaco: Yeah, neither of them are going to win any awards for originality.

  8. Sarah February 2nd, 2009 4:57 pm

    The chords for Dog Days are Over are just G, Am, Em…..I think :)

  9. Woodshed February 2nd, 2009 9:29 pm

    Thanks, Sarah, you’re bang on. I’m planning on writing up some of the parts and some point.

  10. JoeyJoeJosephson February 6th, 2009 5:50 pm

    my only complaint is that I cant look at the chords and watch her dance around all at once. Yikes thats great

  11. Woodshed February 7th, 2009 9:18 am

    Joey: Oh, yes. You’ve gotta love the dancin’.

  12. tera December 30th, 2009 8:30 pm

    i’m new to the uke and i love this band. Some guidance on figuring out the strumming pattern?

  13. Alistair March 21st, 2010 10:09 pm

    What’s the stumming pattern? That’d really help me out as I can’t strum for toffee.

  14. Laurahh April 11th, 2010 8:37 pm

    Eh.. Is it down-down-up-up-down-up over and over really fast? Don’t take my word on it though, I’m relatively new to the game too ;D

  15. Woodshed April 14th, 2010 7:44 am

    Laurah: Yep, that would work.

  16. monkeyman June 13th, 2010 9:05 pm

    im trying to learn the uke. whats the strumming pattern for this?

  17. Neffered July 13th, 2010 9:06 pm

    First song I’ve ever learnt on Uke. LOVE IT

  18. Finerxx March 31st, 2011 7:55 pm

    what is the strumming pattern because i’m new to this and some of the songs don’t have any strumming patterns.. PLEASE HELP ME! :’)

  19. dan June 28th, 2011 2:48 pm

    i absolutely love suzy dent, have done for ages. she is sooooo hot.

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