Sophie Madeleine /Rocky and Balls – Beard Song (Chords)

Sophie Madeleine – Beard Song (Chords)

Before we get down to business, a little time-sensitive news: The Ukulele Shop is having a closing down sale. It’s a bit of a disaster for UK ukers, but you can pick up a few bargains on the site for now.

orlandosoyyo did some chords up for this on Uker Tabs. It’s a good write up, but I had the chords slightly different so I thought I’d put mine up as well.

One point I differ on is the last verse which, unlike the previous verses, starts with a G chord. It makes for a very pleasing transition from the A7 chord at the end of the middle section (which contains a G note). I was all ready to declare it a genius piece of songwriting. Except she has what might be a ‘wait, am I playing the right chord?’ look on her face at the time.

You can buy this song on BandCamp.

More Sophie Madeleine

Sophie Madeleine interview
Rocky and Balls – I Heart You Online (Chords)
The Stars (Chords)
Take Your Love With Me (The Ukulele Song)(Chords)

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  1. cardboardfrog April 21st, 2009 6:40 pm

    i have sophie madeleines album sat ona pile of cd’s i bought and never listened to, i should probably give it a listen…
    good work mr ‘shed

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

    cbf: You definitely should give it a listen.

  3. Featherocks April 23rd, 2009 4:40 am

    Really liked the “beard song.” And grandmas pretty much always do end up with beards …

  4. Lee April 23rd, 2009 5:45 am

    I picked up her album after the Uke Hunt interview a little while back. I thoroughly enjoyed it in entirety, but “You Are My Favourite” is an utterly fantastic song. It is impossible not to smile while listening to it.

  5. Mendes April 23rd, 2009 2:36 pm

    It would be cool if you guys can publish the chords of Take your love with me (the Ukulele song) by Sophie Madeleine.

    And I higly recomend Sophie’s Bandcamp – the albun Love. Life.Ukulele is really great!

  6. Woodshed April 24th, 2009 12:58 pm

    Lee: It’s an excellent album.

    Mendes: It will be coming up on the blog.

  7. sputraceur May 23rd, 2009 2:00 am

    I agree with Lee; “You are my Favourite” is by far my favorite (haha, song joke). It would be cool if you could publish the chords to that one too, also by Sophie Madeleine :)

  8. fool September 15th, 2009 1:36 am

    hey i love the song and im struggling to get the right strum pattern..any help?

  9. Woodshed September 18th, 2009 4:28 pm

    fool: Try:

    d – d – d u d u
    d – d u – u d –

  10. poopface May 28th, 2010 9:49 pm

    beards that go up your nose?

  11. Woodshed May 31st, 2010 9:53 am

    poopface: Nasal hair. It’s the new black.

  12. sunfolk January 14th, 2011 2:41 am
  13. Woodshed January 16th, 2011 10:39 am

    sunfolk: Nice work.

  14. emilee July 30th, 2011 9:38 pm


  15. Jessie January 21st, 2013 2:34 am

    You’re right, she’s amazing! I’m hooked on Sophie Madeleine!!!

  16. Woodshed January 21st, 2013 11:31 am

    Jessie: Glad you like!

  17. Rachel January 24th, 2015 1:18 am

    Love this song but the Cdim is really hard for me and is stopping me from being able to play it. Is there another chord I could play instead for now and I will try to beef up my barre chords?

  18. Woodshed January 24th, 2015 3:13 pm

    Rachel: If it’s the barre throwing you off you can play it with one finger per string. Or you could move the G7 chord shape up one fret and stop the g-string moving with your thumb.

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