Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – You Can’t Force A Dance Party (Chords)

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – You Can’t Force A Dance Party (Chords)

I’ve been enjoying The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (despite a bit of demoitis one some of the tracks). Some very welcome straight-faced ukulele pop to pass the time while Stephin Merritt plays other instruments. Particularly good is the album’s standout track is You Can’t Force A Dance Party.

Nothing much to worry about with the chords.

Strumming Pattern Suggestion

Once the song gets going, here’s a strum that will get you through:

d – d – – u d u

More Dent May

Meet Me in the Garden (Chords)
Oh, Paris! (Chords)
Love Song 2009 (Chords)

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  1. cardboardfrog February 12th, 2009 6:44 pm

    liking the preview, would like to hear the rest but can’t seem to find anywhere to hear the whole track, could someone stick a version on youtube once they’ve learned it? please ^^,
    good work woodshed

  2. Woodshed February 12th, 2009 6:49 pm

    cdf: I could have sworn that was the whole track earlier in the week. Anyhoo, try the Hype Machine.

  3. cardboardfrog February 12th, 2009 8:32 pm

    cheers mr ‘shed ^^,
    worked perfectly

  4. bradumb March 4th, 2009 6:27 am

    I just found your site cuz I was looking for some Dent May tabs and it is really cool. Thanks for doing all these tabs. Maybe my ear will get a bit better but for now it’s tab-city!

    Could you do Mr. May’s College Town Boy?

    Keep up the good work!

  5. Woodshed March 4th, 2009 7:13 pm

    bradumb: There’ll probably be more Dent chords at some point in the future. I haven’t decide which songs yet.

  6. bradumb March 6th, 2009 8:51 am

    Right on. That whole album is really good so any song would do. Although, I went back and found the five song ep and those versions and songs are excellent too.

    ANYWAY, thank again!

  7. justinh May 20th, 2009 6:34 am

    First off, I would like to say that I love this site and I visit everyday. After I bought my first uke, it really helped me learn some cool songs and it was nice having a site specifically for ukulele. Anyway, I was playing this song and I thought that on the chorus instead of the C, that maybe C7 works better, but i just wanted to know what you thought.
    Keep up the great work and mahalo!

  8. Woodshed May 21st, 2009 3:30 pm

    justinh: Thanks for the kind words. I think C sounds better, but use whatever you prefer.

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