Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend to Dance With You (Chords)

Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend… (Chords)

I do like a good bit of shounting so I couldn’t resist writing up the ukulele version of Black Kids’ I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend To Write Songs With Really Long Song Titles That Go Off the End of the Line and Makes the Blog Look Messy.

Suggested Strumming

This strumming pattern should see you all the way through the song:

d – (d) (u) d – (d) u – u d u d – d u

The strums in brackets are muted with the fretting hand.

Twiddly Bits

The guitar solo from the full band version works pretty well on the uke with a bit of jiggling and poking.

black kids ukulele tab

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  1. Cardboardfrog May 14th, 2009 6:49 pm

    oooh yes, an excuse to shout numbers! they are rare in life.
    Well done once again mr woodshed

  2. Pascal May 14th, 2009 8:19 pm

    bravo! Enter the strumming was what was missing ukulele hunt for even more help beginners!
    Thank you (and I hope you will continue to state!)

  3. Virginia Creeper & April May 15th, 2009 10:44 am

    LOVE what Ukehunt has done for this novice! I Indulged myself with my first Uke on April 1, 09. My binder of tunes just keeps growing ! Congratulations on two years of service.

  4. Jhube May 17th, 2009 3:07 pm

    Thank you so much! :D

  5. Woodshed May 18th, 2009 10:15 pm

    cbf: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! Every song should do it.

    Pascal: Glad you find it helpful.

    Virginia Creeper & April: Thanks. I hope you’ve got a sturdy binder.

    Jhube: You’re welcome.

  6. quack May 30th, 2009 9:41 am

    not uke related, but what kind of keyboard is that girl playing?

  7. magz June 21st, 2009 7:22 pm

    how do you find the acutal chords for the songs on this web site!?! i can’t fund them anywhere!!! HELP!!

  8. Woodshed June 21st, 2009 9:12 pm

    magz: Try clicking where it says the name of the song the (Chords) in big red letters under the video.

  9. mookz January 23rd, 2010 9:14 am

    Love this band, 1 of the greatest things the 904 has ever produced… great to see the uke in it!!!

  10. Woodshed January 23rd, 2010 10:28 am

    mookz: It is. I hope they do more on the uke.

  11. mcnilly May 21st, 2010 10:35 am

    Nice song, hadn’t heard it before. The strumming patterns solid though! Give me a week and i’ll have it sorted though hehe
    Cheers al!

  12. Woodshed May 22nd, 2010 5:25 am

    mcnilly: Good luck with it.

  13. mcnilly May 22nd, 2010 8:36 pm

    One more thing Al, Do you know what uke the guys playing in the video?
    Looks kind of like the ohana sopranino with that white binding. . . can’t be sure though

  14. Woodshed May 24th, 2010 2:15 pm

    mcnilly: I think it’s an Ohana SK-20S.

  15. Tanya July 7th, 2010 9:53 pm

    I don’t get how to mute with the fretting hand.. .. uhhh.. advice on how to learn this? LOL! I love this sooong. Thanks for posting it!

  16. Woodshed July 8th, 2010 9:40 pm

    Tanya: You don’t really have to do more than lay your fretting hand fingers across the strings. Do it light enough that you don’t fret anything.

  17. Maddy July 12th, 2010 6:38 am

    That strum pattern is impossible! I wish there was one of those little things you can click and it plays the strumming all slow. What do the lines – mean? just like pause?

    sorry, noob here.

  18. Alex August 9th, 2010 12:29 am

    i’m having issues with the strumming…
    is there anyway you can explain in more detail?

  19. Rogb August 13th, 2010 2:38 am

    Lots of tunes here for me to get in touch with, thanks very much as always.
    I misconstrued when you introduced Am Dm and Em, found myself playing ‘Don’t leave me this way’ with the revelatory sequence as it stands.
    Still not sure of the du and the ud etc, can someone point me to the truth..? It must be in the website and I didn’t look properly yet.
    Loving it, practice needed.

  20. Kris April 13th, 2011 1:42 am

    Hello Im having a difficult time with the strumming pattern. Do you think you could post something like Maddy said above?

  21. Frankii May 22nd, 2011 6:47 pm

    Picked this up within minutes, first proper song i can play on ukulele, words cannot describe how much i love you at this moment! after struggling with every instrument under the sun i can now pretend i’m musicaly talented :D

  22. Woodshed May 25th, 2011 11:14 am

    Frankii: Very glad to hear it!

  23. Peanuts May 23rd, 2013 1:41 pm

    Thanks for posting the chords :)
    The strumming pattern is rather hard though, could you post some more explanation?

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