Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele – Meet Me in the Garden (Chords)

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele – Meet Me in the Garden (Chords)

Looks like I’m going to be doing a Beirut on the Dent May album, The Good Feeling Music of….

The album version of Meet Me in the Garden has the uke turned down and guitar and Gainsbourg-ness turned up compared to the demo version but with the 6th and major 7 chords it still keeps a very island theme.

Suggested Strumming Pattern

For the Eb6 and B7M chords:

d – x u d – x u x u x u d u d u

The x’s are chnks (bring the underside of your strumming hand down on the strings to mute them).

For ‘Out by the pond…’:

d – x – u d u

for Eb6 and F6 and just d u d u … for the G.

More Dent May

Oh, Paris! (Chords)
You Can’t Force a Dance Party (Chords)
Love Song 2009 (Chords)

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  1. Andy Brockman February 19th, 2009 8:07 pm

    Awesome! I was hoping that you were going to put the chords up for this one. I’m going to see Mr. Dent May on March 7th in Pontiac, Michigan.
    My favorite part is the voice flutter on, “we can fly through the air [flutter]”. Great.
    For some reason I picture Dent riding 50 c.c. scooter or some type of mo-ped.
    Thanks for the chords.

  2. tryan February 19th, 2009 8:52 pm

    thanks a bunch for this. i am digging dent may quite a bit. even my kids love this disc.

  3. Woodshed February 20th, 2009 7:11 am

    Andy: Have a great time. It seems like he’s only supporting Animal Collective over here. I’m not a big fan, so I’m trying to decide if it’s worth it.

    tryan: Congrats on raising kids with fine taste!

  4. newbie February 21st, 2009 9:35 am

    Ohhh so bossa or tropicalia or whatever! I like it!

    I wasn’t very sure about Dent May, ‘too much of a Merritt ripoff’ I thought…but seems I was very wrong about the guy.

    Thanks for the chords&strumming pattern!

  5. Woodshed February 21st, 2009 4:13 pm

    newbie: Glad you’ve found its charms.

  6. byjimini February 22nd, 2009 12:23 pm

    He’s really gone with the Warren Zevon look.

    Very good song, just checking out the rest of his stuff on the ‘tube.

  7. Woodshed February 22nd, 2009 4:05 pm

    byjimini: Oh, I see what you mean. I was thinking bearded Zevon at first.

  8. byjimini February 22nd, 2009 4:43 pm

    Yeah, an early Zevon.

  9. Robert February 22nd, 2009 11:48 pm

    Thanks for these chords and thanks for turning me on to Dent.
    Looking forward to learning a few other songs of his.

  10. Woodshed February 23rd, 2009 10:00 pm

    Robert: You’re very welcome.

  11. dudefromjackson March 26th, 2009 3:01 am

    i saw dent play when he was young and in another band (called the rockwells [there still up on purevolume if anyone wants to check them out])….. very talented dude…. my band played a show with his in jackson once…. always put on a show… im jealous haha.

  12. byjimini April 21st, 2009 4:18 pm

    Here’s some trivia for you – Dave Gorman bought this album on impulse and loves it, found him on Twitter.

  13. Woodshed April 22nd, 2009 11:41 am

    byjimini: Thanks for the info.

  14. Fiona November 9th, 2009 7:41 pm

    Hey Woodshed,

    I’d like to put in a request for chords for Dent May’s Love Song 2009!


  15. Woodshed November 9th, 2009 10:04 pm

    Fiona: You want it, you got it.

  16. Tony August 10th, 2010 6:08 am

    Hi Woodshed,

    Any chance for more Dent May stuff in particular 26 miles or I’m an alcoholic?

  17. Woodshed August 10th, 2010 8:21 pm

    Tony: From what I’ve heard of his new stuff, not much chance. He seems to be moving away from the uke.

  18. byjimini August 10th, 2010 10:42 pm

    “26 Miles” is a simple C Am F G.

  19. Fretzle January 19th, 2012 9:08 pm

    Hey woodshed, I don’t suppose that you culd put up the cods for God Love You, Micheal Chang..?

  20. Fretzle January 19th, 2012 9:08 pm


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